1 Intense Winter Storm Hits Northwest Region, Causing Major Travel Issues
Folks in the Pacific Northwest are getting pummeled this winter. And this weekend? An intense winter storm slammed into Seattle over the weekend, with nearly eight inches of snow recorded at Seattle-Tac Airport. The weekend began with Washington Governor Jay Inslee declaring a state of emergency due to the severe conditions. And while that storm drifted into the Sierra Nevadas in California and the Rockies, there’s a new system bringing more mess. As locals dig out - there’s more on the way in what’s already been the snowiest February in Seattle in 70 years, and the month isn't even halfway over yet. Another one to two inches is expected by this morning, with another six to eight by tomorrow. And if you’re planning on traveling to the region – or expecting anyone from there? Check with your carrier.
2 Trump Doesn't Think Dems Are Allowed To Make Deal On Border Security
President Trump doesn't seem to think Democrats serving on the border committee are “allowed” by their leaders to make a deal on border security. In a tweet, the President said Democrats "are offering very little money for the desperately needed Border Wall and now, out of the blue, want a cap on convicted violent felons to be held in detention!" In a separate tweet, Trump believes Democrats "want a shutdown after the terrible offers being made by them to the Border Committee." Both the President and Congress have until Friday to come up with an agreement before one-quarter of the government runs out of money again. As President Trump sees it, it's been "a bad week for the Democrats." Something the White House says we can expect to see action on? Leaks. Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney tells “Fox New Sunday” the administration is close to identifying the source of the leaks that revealed Trump's private schedule. Trump and Mulvaney signed off on the leak hunt after Axios published Trump's schedule for three months, revealing the President devoted 60-percent of his days to "executive time." Mulvaney says he hopes to have a resolution on that sometime this week.
3 Mulvaney Says Shutdown This Week Cannot Be Ruled Out
Mirror mirror on the wall…will we have another shutdown after all? According to acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney? Another government shutdown this week should not be ruled out. In an interview with NBC's “Meet The Press” the potential for a border deal in Congress depends on whom you ask. He says the White House is listening with their hands off and watching as both sides work to strike a deal. As Mulvaney sees it, everybody “is saying something different” when asked how close they are to making a deal. A partial government shutdown is set to go into effect again if a deal isn't made by Friday.