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    Trump Aide Says President Ready for Second Government Shutdown

    Image: Getty Because this shit is about to start all over again. (function ($) { var bsaProContainer = $(‘.bsaProContainer-5’); var number_show_ads = “0”; var number_hide_ads = “0”; if ( number_show_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeIn(); }, number_show_ads * 1000); } if ( number_hide_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeOut(); }, number_hide_ads * 1000); } })(jQuery); Just a scant two days after signing a spending bill that will reopen the government […] More

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    Trump shutdown gambit was a folly, and he learned that Pelosi wasn’t bluffing

    (function ($) { var bsaProContainer = $(‘.bsaProContainer-5’); var number_show_ads = “0”; var number_hide_ads = “0”; if ( number_show_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeIn(); }, number_show_ads * 1000); } if ( number_hide_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeOut(); }, number_hide_ads * 1000); } })(jQuery); WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will emerge from the longest government shutdown in U.S. history politically weakened, his reputation questioned and his signature campaign promise still […] More

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    Trump climbs down in wall row, Congress passes bill ending shutdown

    Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump on Friday brought a temporary end to the longest government shutdown in US history, while dropping his previous insistence on immediate funding for wall construction along the Mexican border. (function ($) { var bsaProContainer = $(‘.bsaProContainer-5’); var number_show_ads = “0”; var number_hide_ads = “0”; if ( number_show_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeIn(); }, number_show_ads * 1000); } if ( number_hide_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () […] More

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    Coast Guard pension checks in jeopardy as shutdown continues

    Hundreds of thousands of federal workers including members of the Coast Guard have been working without pay for weeks during the partial government shutdown. If the government isn’t fully back up and running by the end of the month, Coast Guard retirees will miss their first pension check on February 1. (function ($) { var bsaProContainer = $(‘.bsaProContainer-5’); var number_show_ads = “0”; var number_hide_ads = “0”; if ( number_show_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { […] More

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    The government shutdown will be over soon. But what’s next is going to be even harder.

    The government is opening again. After a more than month-long standoff over funding for a southern border wall, in the end Trump agreed to fund the government — for now — without any additional wall funding. (function ($) { var bsaProContainer = $(‘.bsaProContainer-5’); var number_show_ads = “0”; var number_hide_ads = “0”; if ( number_show_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeIn(); }, number_show_ads * 1000); } if ( number_hide_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function […] More

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    Aviation unions: Airline safety ‘deteriorating by the day’ as shutdown goes on

    Jan. 24 (UPI) — Unions representing air traffic controllers, pilots and flight attendants are demanding an end to the government shutdown, saying the “unprecedented” and “unconscionable” impasse could cause the entire U.S. aviation system to break. The shutdown has forced air traffic controllers, TSA screeners, air marshals, FBI agents and safety inspectors to work without pay for more than a month. The disruption came at a time when staffing levels were already at a 30-year […] More

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    As the Shutdown was going on, Nancy Pelosi asked me to give the State of the Union Address. I agreed. She then changed her mind because of the Shutdown, suggesting a later date. This is her prerogative – I will do the Address when the Shutdown is over. I am not looking for an….

    As the Shutdown was going on, Nancy Pelosi asked me to give the State of the Union Address. I agreed. She then changed her mind because of the Shutdown, suggesting a later date. This is her prerogative – I will do the Address when the Shutdown is over. I am not looking for an…. View Reddit by CentipedeDemon – View Source More

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    Food Banks Brace For Shortages Resulting From Government Shutdown: Gothamist

    (function ($) { var bsaProContainer = $(‘.bsaProContainer-5’); var number_show_ads = “0”; var number_hide_ads = “0”; if ( number_show_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeIn(); }, number_show_ads * 1000); } if ( number_hide_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeOut(); }, number_hide_ads * 1000); } })(jQuery); Tuesday’s pop-up at Barclays. (Photo by Ben Brandstein) Across the United States, food banks are feeling the sting from the ongoing government shutdown. Now in its fifth […] More

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    Hundreds Of Federal Workers And Supporters Protest Shutdown In Senate Building

    Now 33 days into the government’s record-length partial shutdown, furloughed federal workers took to the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., in droves to call for the government to reopen. On Wednesday, about 500 government workers, union leaders and supporters gathered in the building to protest — chanting phrases like “No more food banks, we need paychecks!” — said Jacqueline Simon, the policy director of the American Federation of Government Employees. (function ($) { var bsaProContainer […] More

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    Senate sets votes but U.S. shutdown likely to go on

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – There was no sign of relief on Wednesday for 800,000 federal workers going without pay because of the partial government shutdown as the U.S. Senate scheduled votes on competing proposals facing steep odds to end the month-long impasse triggered by President Trump’s demand for border wall funding. (function ($) { var bsaProContainer = $(‘.bsaProContainer-5’); var number_show_ads = “0”; var number_hide_ads = “0”; if ( number_show_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { […] More

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    Passenger Confronts GOP Congressman Over Flying First Class During Shutdown

    WASHINGTON ― With President Donald Trump and the GOP prolonging the partial government shutdown, a Republican lawmaker had an uncomfortable run-in Tuesday when a fellow airplane passenger found him flying first class from Chicago to Washington, D.C., according to a video of the encounter shared with HuffPost. “Congressman, do you think it’s appropriate to fly first class while 57 TSA agents aren’t being paid?” the person says to Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), in an apparent reference […] More

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    Analysts warn we may not have long before Trump’s shutdown tilts the U.S. into a recession

    (function ($) { var bsaProContainer = $(‘.bsaProContainer-5’); var number_show_ads = “0”; var number_hide_ads = “0”; if ( number_show_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeIn(); }, number_show_ads * 1000); } if ( number_hide_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeOut(); }, number_hide_ads * 1000); } })(jQuery); Sen. Mitch McConnell could end the shutdown right now, but … ? Economists are getting a bit louder now in their warnings that the Trump shutdown, if […] More

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