From his office’s second-story window in Lower Manhattan, Stephen A. Briganti could see dozens of tourists “milling about” over the weekend, trying to understand why they could not travel to the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island. “This happens every time there’s a [government] shutdown,” said Briganti, president of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation.
In 2017, Republicans handed the Internal Revenue Service a huge task. In 2018, Congress is about to send home much of the agency's workforce. The architects of the recently passed Republican tax law are relying on the tens of thousands of IRS employees to turn their new vision for the tax code into reality. IRS attorneys have to issue new guidelines to resolve legal questions unresolved by the legislation. Computer programmers have to update IRS software for processing tax forms.
The federal government is set to shut down at the end of Friday unless congressional negotiators can strike a last-minute deal to fund the government. But it’s not really the fight over government funding that has driven Congress to impasse: It is, at least in large part, a disagreement over immigration. Specifically, it’s a fight over about 700,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.
Some skittishness tn among activists that centrist Ds will buy McConnells offer, but also faith in Schumer personally & gratitude w/ job he's done so far
"Theyre going to have to stay strong. I dunno if they can get to 10 -- I dont think anybody knows right now," Senate D aide
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".