Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, February 10, 2019

Border security negotiations, for days considered on the path to a weekend agreement, have not progressed, and members on both sides have started to discuss whether backstop alternatives to prevent another government shutdown are necessary, three sources involved told CNN. Two of the sources said the talks were ongoing and had not completely fallen apart, but both sides of the talks were considering whether there was a path forward to a broader deal. The outstanding issues -- the level of funding for border barriers as well as funding increases for detention facilities and personnel -- were not new and have long been the sticking points in the talks. But negotiators on both sides told reporters late last week that they believed they were on the path to resolving the issues. Alabama GOP Sen. Richard Shelby, one of the key figures in the talks, was pessimistic on Sunday morning, telling Fox News that the talks were "stalled."



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Talks almost always stall over some issue before an agreement is reached, regardless of the nature of the negotiation. It is generally posturing, and if they want to reach a deal, they will.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-10 01:58 PM | Reply

Even if they weren't stalled, can you honestly have that much faith that Trump won't change his demands and refuse to sign a deal negotiated between the Reps and Dems?

It's all about showmanship for Trump, even if that means putting people back into limbo with another shutdown that he'll refuse to own.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2019-02-10 02:56 PM | Reply


I don't expect Trump to do anything at this point, this is about the negotiations, nothing more.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-10 05:33 PM | Reply

And then there's this...

Trump's wall bulldozers have arrived at Texas' National Butterfly Center

#4 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2019-02-10 07:28 PM | Reply

Could have sworn less than a month ago Comrade Gracie aka Serial liar, said he didn't watch Fox News. Then he quotes and links to them.

#5 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-02-11 02:16 PM | Reply

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