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Politics Jan 18Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stands back as shutdown drags on
The Republican leader has been conspicuously deferential to Trump since the shutdown began.
Politics Jan 17Trump denies Pelosi an aircraft to visit U.S. troops abroad
The move was an apparent response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's attempt to delay the president's State of Union address.
Nation Jan 17Shutdown ongoing, State Department sends diplomats back to work with pay
The State Department on Thursday instructed all U.S. diplomats in Washington and elsewhere to return to work next week with pay, saying it had found money for their salaries at least temporarily despite the ongoing government shutdown.
Economy Jan 16Shutdown is having greater drag on economy than expected, Trump economists acknowledge
In a call with reporters, White House Council of Economic Advisers chairman Kevin Hassett said Tuesday the shutdown is reducing economic growth more than predicted. He said the "hope is this resolves quickly and that it won't have a major…
Nation Jan 12Shutdown becomes longest federal closure in U.S. history
The partial government shutdown became the longest closure in U.S. history when the clock ticked past midnight into early Saturday as President Donald Trump and nervous Republicans scrambled to find a way out of the mess.
Politics Jan 11Trump indicates he won’t declare emergency ‘so fast’
Meanwhile, some 800,000 federal employees, more than half still on the job, missed their first paycheck under a stoppage that tied a record for the longest government shutdown.
Politics Jan 11Trump closer to declaring national emergency; 800,000 workers won’t get paid amid shutdown
President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall, as pressure mounts to find an escape hatch from the impasse that has closed parts of the government, leaving hundreds of thousands of…
Politics Jan 10Trump to visit U.S.-Mexico border as shutdown talks fall apart
Trump plans to visit border patrol station for a roundtable on immigration and border security.
Politics Jan 07Trump plans border visit as shutdown lurches into third week
With no breakthrough in sight to end the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump is planning to visit the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday to highlight his demands for a border wall.
Politics Jan 07Democrats plan more pressure on Trump to reopen government
With the shutdown lurching into a third week, many Republicans watched nervously from the sidelines as hundreds of thousands of federal workers went without pay and government disruptions hit the lives of ordinary Americans.