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

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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

CHIP Renewed For Six Years As Congress Votes To Reopen Federal Government

This Kaiser Health News story can be republished for free ( details ). A brief, partial shutdown of the federal government ended Monday, as the Senate and House approved legislation that would keep federal dollars flowing until Feb. 8, as well as fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program for the...


Business

Trump applies tariffs to solar panels, washing machines

Trump-Tariffs on Solar

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday approved tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers. The Republican’s decision followed recommendations for tariffs by the U.S. International Trade Commission. “The president’s action...


Business

The Latest: Mexico slams US decision on solar panels tariff

Trump-Tariffs on Solar

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Mexico says it regrets the United States’ decision not to exclude it from tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels. It says it will “use all...


Government

Back to work: Government shutdown ends after Dems relent

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take...


Business

The Latest: Trump signs bill reopening government

Trump Budget Battle-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 8:55 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump has signed a bill reopening the government, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. The...


Government

Federal budget agreement includes pay for federal workers during shutdown

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Congress has approved legislation to make sure federal workers get paid for the three-day government shutdown.


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...


Government

As shutdown deal reached, Trump stays out of sight

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the shutdown of the federal government lumbered toward an end on Monday, President Donald Trump remained out of sight, suppressing his instincts to make himself part of the story by making a deal or picking a fight. Trump told allies over the weekend that he hated being on the...


Government

Congress votes to reopen government as House follows Senate in approving bill; Trump's

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress votes to reopen government as House follows Senate in approving bill; Trump’s quick signature expected.


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