From the Washington Post:
The year’s final full moon rises Saturday evening. Its nickname, the “Cold Moon,” is apt for the first full moon of winter, and it will be bright in the night sky.
The 13th full moon of 2018, “the cold moon gets its name because December is the month when it really starts to get cold,” according to NASA…
This year’s Cold Moon will also be brighter than normal. This is because the full Cold Moon is coming during perigee. Perigee is when the moon is at or near its closest approach to Earth. When the moon is far off, it is in apogee. Perigee also causes higher-than-usual tides, which are ongoing and anticipated in the days ahead…
Breaking: The government will partially shut down at midnight tonight, the first time in 40 years it have been closed three times in a year.
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) December 22, 2018
Schumer is putting this squarely on the president. “The Trump temper tantrum will shut down the govt, but he will not get his wall.”
Schumer is essentially comparing Trump to a child who is mad about not getting his way.
— Ella Nilsen (@ella_nilsen) December 20, 2018
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) December 20, 2018
Why is anyone surprised that Trump's willing to shut down our government when it's clearly not the one he works for?
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) December 21, 2018
If Trump shuts down the government, hundreds of thousands of federal employees will work without pay in the days before Christmas, including about:
53,000 TSA workers
42,000 Coast Guard employees
41,000 law enforcement and corrections officers
5,000 Forest Service firefighters
— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) December 20, 2018
A friendly reminder, from a guy who used to cover the federal workforce, that 85% of federal employees live well beyond the DC area. Hundreds of thousands of bottom lines nationwide adversely affected by a temporary stop in pay. https://t.co/fUd8BgcWrf
— Ed O'Keefe (@edokeefe) December 21, 2018
And even outside the buildings, think of the people who work in (or own) sandwich shops and food trucks and stores that people run out to during their lunch hour or on the way home from work. None of them will be getting back pay later. https://t.co/9shfJoCb7b
— Keith Ivey (@kcivey) December 22, 2018
This is the kind of thing you say when you want to deflect from your failures as a politician by flipping the bird to people in public service, which is always a crowd-pleaser among the people who have no idea how government works. https://t.co/2RsbrR1q8m
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) December 20, 2018
One positive note, for us sane not-Republicans:
In the event of a government shutdown, special counsel Robert Mueller's office would *not* be affected. They're funded through a "permanent indefinite appropriation," per a spokeperson
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) December 21, 2018