Government

US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Budget Battle

Bitterly divided Congress careens fails to stave off government shutdown

Government

5 years after fall on ice, former aircraft mechanic still struggles

SW 011218 Blake Halfacre Update 01

Blake Halfacre says his goal in waging his battle for treatment is to get back to work, but the chances are looking slim as he exhausts all possibilities. 


Government

Federal workers frustrated by back-and-forth over shutdown

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress appeared ready to reopen the government Monday on the third day of a shutdown, some federal workers said they are frustrated over a political battle that put their jobs on hold and left them in limbo. The shutdown effectively cleaved the federal workforce in half...


Business

The Latest: Trump pleased Dems have 'come to their senses'

Budget Battle-3

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 2:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he is pleased that congressional Democrats “have come to their senses” and abandoned their filibuster that shut down the federal government. Trump says his administration will make a long-term...


Government

Trump says Dems 'have come to their senses' on shutdown; he's open to immigration deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says Dems ‘have come to their senses’ on shutdown; he’s open to immigration deal only if ‘good for our country‘


Government

Assess: Senate Democrats get little as shutdown fight ends with a punt

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The U.S. government shutdown is nearly over after three days, and for many Democrats, it couldn’t end soon enough. The impasse exposed the Democrats’ limits on how far they were willing to go with the fight, at the risk of looking beholden to one part of their base -- activists...


Government

Schumer's 'cave'? Shutdown deal puts spotlight on Dem leader

Budget Battle-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans tried to make Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer the face of the government shutdown. Now, he’s becoming the face of the Democratic retreat. For two days, Schumer, perhaps the most powerful Democrat in Washington, succeeded in keeping his party unified in a bid to...


Business

End to government shutdown in sight as Dems halt filibuster

APTOPIX Budget Battle-5

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from Republicans leaders that they will soon take up immigration and other contentious issues. Senate Republican leader...


Business

Senate votes to advance bill financing government as Democrats relent, signaling end to

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate votes to advance bill financing government as Democrats relent, signaling end to federal shutdown is near.


Government

More than enough senators have voted to advance bill ending government shutdown, vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than enough senators have voted to advance bill ending government shutdown, vote still underway.


Government

In Trump’s First Year, Anti-Abortion Forces Make Strides Despite Setbacks

As a candidate, President Donald Trump promised abortion opponents four specific actions to “advance the rights of unborn children and their mothers.” One year into his presidency, three of those items remain undone. Nevertheless, abortion opponents have made significant progress changing the...


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