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GOP, Democrats show no sign of retreat as in shutdown’s first day

Updated on  January 20, 2018 at 8:52 am
Republicans and Democrats showed no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and spending today as Americans awoke to the first day of a government shutdown and Congress staged a weekend session to show voters it was trying to resolve the stalemate. Read More

Pence says troops should not have to worry about shutdown

Pence told reporters that “we have soldiers that are headed down range to Kuwait for six months in a critical theater to serve the country, and yet because of Democrats in the Senate, they have anxiety about their pay.” Read More

Government shutdown: What’s closed, who is affected?

Updated on  January 19, 2018 at 8:08 pm
The federal government shutdown only partially curbs operations. But the longer the shutdown continues, the more likely its impact will be felt. Read More

Why is there a government shutdown?

Updated on  January 19, 2018 at 8:06 pm
A standoff between Democrats and Republicans has shut down the federal government. Read More

Federal government shuts down after Senate blocks budget bill

Updated on  January 19, 2018 at 9:28 pm
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction. Read More

Shutdown deadline nears; no accord in Trump-Schumer meeting

Updated on  January 19, 2018 at 10:25 am
President Donald Trump and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer met today in an eleventh-hour effort to avert a government shutdown, with a bitterly divided Washington locked in partisan stare-down over politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. Read More

Fact check: Shutdown wouldn’t halt military

Updated on  January 18, 2018 at 1:59 pm
It’s a stretch, at best, to think the military would bear the brunt of a partial government shutdown, as President Donald Trump asserted Thursday at the Pentagon. Read More

Ex-Trump aide is subject of arrest warrant

Updated on  January 19, 2018 at 6:19 am
Hungarian police had an arrest warrant open for Sebastian Gorka during the eight months he spent as a national security aide to U.S. President Donald Trump. Read More

Trump insists his views on a border wall have not ‘evolved’

Updated on  January 18, 2018 at 11:24 am
President Donald Trump insisted today his views on a border wall with Mexico have not evolved, pushing back against his own chief of staff’s comments to lawmakers. Read More

GOP Sens. Flake, McCain blast Trump for undermining free press

Updated on  January 17, 2018 at 1:50 pm
President Donald Trump’s use of the terms “fake news” and “enemy of the people” is “shameful” and reminiscent of words infamously used by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin to describe his enemies, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said today. Read More

GOP still struggling with Trump’s remarks on Africa

Republicans are struggling to get their stories straight as President Donald Trump’s Homeland Security secretary became the latest GOP official to offer an inconclusive version of a meeting in which Trump is said to have used vulgar remarks that have been criticized as racist. Read More

Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

Updated on  January 16, 2018 at 6:48 pm
Disgruntled conservatives threatened late today to scuttle Republican leaders’ plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown, saying GOP leaders now lack the votes to push their proposal through the House. Read More

Trump administration appeals ruling on young immigrants

The Trump administration today appealed a judge’s ruling temporarily blocking its decision to end protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants and announced plans to seek a U.S. Supreme Court review even before an appeals court issues a decision. Read More

Trump did well on cognitive exam, doctor says

Updated on  January 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm
President Donald Trump asked that a cognitive test be included as part of his first physical exam. Read More

False missile alert had potential to be ‘totally catastrophic,’ Hirono says

Updated on  January 17, 2018 at 11:23 am
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says the agency will be working with states to follow proper protocols when issuing safety alerts and can quickly retract incorrect alerts like Hawaii’s warning of a ballistic missile over the weekend. Read More