Tag: shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said the odds congressional negotiators will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are “less than 50-50.” As hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers…

President Trump’s unprecedented shutdown ended as it began: as a pointless assault from within on the United States’ government, workers, economy and security. Five weeks after Trump forced the partial shutdown, he accepted the same…

As the government shutdown extends into its second month, the effects are expected to snowball for more and more residents. Consider Iolan Rheta Colston, a single mother of four children, ages 8 to 15. Colston,…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he is postponing his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends, yielding after a weeklong showdown with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Following a high-stakes…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders agreed to hold votes this week on dueling proposals to reopen shuttered federal agencies, forcing a political reckoning for senators grappling with the longest shutdown in U.S. history: Side with…

WASHINGTON —The number of U.S. airport screeners who took unscheduled absences rose to 10 percent on Sunday, more than triple that of a year ago as the stalemate over the government shutdown continued over a…

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday canceled her plans to travel by commercial plane to visit U.S. troops in Afghanistan, saying President Donald Trump had caused a security risk by talking about…

WASHINGTON (AP) — A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech.…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits jumped in the first two weeks of the shutdown, topping 10,000 during the week of Jan. 5. The Labor Department said Thursday that…

WASHINGTON (AP) — With shutdown negotiations deadlocked, the White House planned further meetings with rank-and-file lawmakers today, as the Trump administration acknowledged the prolonged standoff over his border wall funding demands is having a greater…