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By Lisa Desjardins, Matt Loffman
Politicians have argued that the current government shutdown is less disruptive than past shutdowns because just nine of 15 cabinet agencies — and approximately 15 percent of federal civilian workers — have been affected. But this still leaves some…
On day eight of the partial government shutdown, more federal workers — just 15 percent of whom work in Washington, D.C. — are notified of whether they will be furloughed or required to work without pay into the new year.
Wednesday marked the first full business day of the partial government shutdown. Many affected employees had to work even though they will not receive pay on their normal schedule, while others who are furloughed had to drop off equipment they…
Bestselling author Michael Lewis says the idea that civil servants are “lazy or stupid or dead weight on the society is...the most sinister idea alive in this country right now." In his new book, “The Fifth Risk,” Lewis examines how…
In our news wrap Thursday, President Trump canceled a January pay raise for the roughly 2 million civilian workers in the federal government. Also, the president told Bloomberg News that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will keep his job at least…
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
The president said he was axing a 2.1 percent across-the-board raise for most workers as well as locality pay increases averaging 25.7 percent and costing $25 billion.
By PBS NewsHour
The hours are ticking down to a possible government shutdown. Early in the day there were rumors of a possible five-day deal. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was summoned to the White House, but returned to the Capitol without a…
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