President Trump signs spending bill, government shutdown avoided

Politics 09/27/19, 19:40

President Donald Trump on Friday, Sept. 27, signed a stopgap spending bill to keep the government funded through Nov. 21, averting the risk of a shutdown at the end of September. The bill passed the Senate by an 82-15 vote on Thursday and the House by a 301-123 vote last week. The ...

1,159-page details of border ‘compromise’ to avoid shutdown

Politics 02/14/19, 09:38

The details of a bipartisan border deal package includes about $1.3 billion for 55 miles of construction at the US -Mexico border and $415 million in “humanitarian relief” for border crossers. The bipartisan offer is much less than the $5.7 billion that President Trump requested in border wall funding. Meanwhile, about $100 ...

Unhappy with deal, Trump still doesn’t expect a new shutdown

Politics 02/13/19, 01:14

Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appeared to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but provide just a fraction of the money he's been demanding for his Mexican border wall. Trump said Tuesday he would need more ...

Trump not ‘thrilled’ with border deal, not saying he’ll sign

Politics 02/12/19, 14:03

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he's "unhappy" with a hard-won agreement to prevent a new government shutdown and finance construction of more barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, but he didn't say whether or not he would sign the measure. GOP congressional leaders swung behind the proposed deal, selling it as ...

Trump tries to turn border debate his way with El Paso rally

Politics 02/11/19, 01:45

President Donald Trump is trying to turn the debate over a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border back to his political advantage. Trump will hold his first campaign rally since November's midterm elections in El Paso, Texas, on Monday night. It begins a defining weak for his push to build a border ...

Second shutdown deadline looms as border wall talks break down

Politics 02/10/19, 11:53

As negotiations over a border security hit a snag, the White House on Sunday would not rule out another federal government shutdown even as it signaled a willingness to obtain funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed wall by other means. Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, in appearances on ...

Seals invade Calif. beach during federal shutdown

U.S. 02/01/19, 21:01

A colony of elephant seals and their pups have taken over a California beach during the government shutdown. About 60 adult seals and dozens of pups are on the beach of the Point Reyes National Seashore north of San Francisco. 

National parks rush to repair damage after shutdown

U.S. 02/01/19, 09:42

National parks across the U.S. are scrambling to clean up and repair damage that visitors and storms caused during the recent government shutdown. A full accounting of damage across more than 400 National Park Service locations isn't known. The agency says damage is isolated and most visitors took good care of ...

Shutdown Q&A: When will federal government workers get paid?

U.S. 01/28/19, 15:15

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees are back to work after the longest government shutdown in the nation's history finally came to an end last week. But as the gears of government again begin to turn, some workers across agencies are wondering when they'll see the money they're owed for ...

Asian markets gain after US suspends government shutdown

Business 01/27/19, 23:09

Shares rose in Asia on Monday after President Donald Trump temporarily re-opened the U.S. government. Japan was the main regional outlier, as the Nikkei 225 index lost 0.5 percent to 20,759.48 with uncertainty over China-U.S. trade talks bringing a lull in buying sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng index gained ...

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