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Congress, pointing fingers, fails to resolve shutdown stalemate as clock ticks on

WASHINGTON - Republicans and Democrats played the blame game Saturday as members of the House and Senate failed to find a clear path forward amid a partial government shutdown. The Senate is in session to debate a shorter spending bill that would last just three weeks, until Feb. 8, while the Hou

NBC NEWS - 2018-01-20 23:09:00

Here's where negotiations stand, one day into the government shutdown

More than 12 hours since U.S. government funding lapsed, Congress appeared to have made only minor progress toward a deal to reopen the government. Talks continued on Capitol Hill after a month-long spending plan passed by the House failed in the Senate, triggering a shutdown that started at midnig

CNBC - 2018-01-20 22:04:16

First day of government shutdown ends in standoff

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers were locked in a standoff with Democrats on Saturday over the U.S. government shutdown, with Republicans saying they would not negotiate on immigration until the government is reopened. Funding for federal agencies ran out at mi

REUTERS - 2018-01-21 04:43:51

Member Of Congressional Black Caucus: Trump Has Brought Normalized Racism To White House

Democratic Rep. Karen Bass is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. NPR's Michel Martin talks to her about President Trump's relationship with the group of lawmakers, and his presidency so far. Democratic Rep. Karen Bass is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. NPR's Michel Martin talks

NPR - 2018-01-20 23:17:42

Blame game: Congress reconvenes but makes no apparent progress on ending shutdown

WASHINGTON - Congressional leaders and White House officials scurried around the Capitol during a rare Saturday session but offered no clear path to resolving the bitter spending-and-immigration impasse that led to a partial government shutdown at midnight Friday. The mood seemed calm and quiet, as

USA TODAY - 2018-01-20 17:40:20

Why does Congress still get paychecks during a shutdown? It’s in the Constitution

Members of Congress are still collecting paychecks during the government shutdown while lower-wage federal workers will go without pay. Article I, Section 6 of the U.S. Constitution allows the lawmakers to still get paid their salaries, despite the federal government being shutdown due to their inab

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-01-20 20:22:18

US Congress asks if Russian money funded Trump golf courses

The US Congress has been questioning whether Russian money could have been used to fund Donald Trump's golf courses in the UK and Ireland. It emerged after the permanent select committee on intelligence at the US House of Representatives released a transcript of the sworn testimony of the former Wal

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-20 19:04:52

This government shutdown is historic for one big reason

Evan Vucci/AP ImagesThe federal government officially shut down at midnight on Saturday.This is the first time in the history of the modern budget process that one party controls the government and employees are being furloughed during a shutdown. The federal government entered the 18th partial shu

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-01-20 18:08:20

Government shutdown places congressional trip to Davos in peril

Wang Zhao - Pool/Getty ImagesA bipartisan group of lawmakers were slated to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. But the government shutdown has put that on hold unless a deal can be reached.Multiple Democratic lawmakers have already canceled their plans to attend the annual summit

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-01-20 20:36:00

Critics slam lawmakers who complained that their private gym doesn't have towels because of the government shutdown

ShutterstockThe US government is partially shutdown, but members of Congress are still using their exclusive gym. Some members of the House of Representatives complained to The Washington Post that there weren't enough towels stacked in the gym Saturday morning, and they wondered whether it was beca

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-01-20 20:59:03

Rep. John Delaney to donate congressional pay during shutdown

Delaney, who represents the 6th Congressional District which covers western Maryland, released a statement on Saturday saying he doesn't believe it is right that he receives pay while others will go without while the government is closed. "I don't think it's right for me to get paid during a govern

CNN - 2018-01-20 18:36:41

Congress misses deadline to prevent shutdown

Greg Nash Congress has missed a midnight deadline to prevent a government shutdown, though efforts to quickly end a shutdown appear to be underway. The Senate voted Friday night on a procedural motion to advance the House GOP's monthlong stopgap, but it failed to clear the 60 votes needed to advanc

THE HILL - 2018-01-20 05:03:05

Schumer, White House Respond To Shutdown By Pointing Fingers

Updated at 2:10 p.m. ET The federal government is in the midst of a partial shutdown, and it appears it will be that way for some time. Members of the House and Senate reconvened at the Capitol on Saturday to try to find a way to resolve the impasse. There was hope lawmakers would quickly take up a

NPR - 2018-01-20 05:02:00

Deadline to approve government-funding bill passes without a deal

U.S. government funding was set to lapse at least temporarily Saturday - the first anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration - as Congress failed in its last-minute efforts to pass a spending bill before a midnight deadline. Lawmakers scrambled to find their way through a Senate impasse

CNBC - 2018-01-20 05:00:18

Congress looks to make unionizing tribal casinos difficult

Congress soon may make it more difficult for labor unions to organize workers at tribal casinos by shrinking the power of the National Labor Relations Board, the main federal labor law enforcement agency. The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act would amend the National Labor Relations Act to explicitly sta

WASHINGTON EXAMINER - 2018-01-20 05:01:00

World trade rules too weak to stop China distorting market – US

The United States mistakenly supported China's membership of the World Trade Organisation in 2001 on terms that have failed to force Beijing to open its economy, the Trump administration has said. As the White House prepares its long-promised crackdown on what it sees as China's unfair trade practic

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-20 02:51:01

Government shutdown looms as Senate fails to advance GOP-backed stopgap spending bill

Despite last-minute negotiations Friday between President Trump and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, Congress remained deadlocked over a spending bill and the federal government was headed toward a shutdown at midnight. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney predicted any closure would

LA TIMES - 2018-01-20 03:30:00

White House slams Dems as 'obstructionist losers' as Congress misses shutdown deadline

The White House ripped Democrats as "obstructionist losers" in a statement as the clock struck midnight on Friday, with Congress missing a deadline to fund the government. "Tonight, they put politics above our national security, military families, vulnerable children, and our country's ability to se

THE HILL - 2018-01-20 05:02:19

Senate Fails to Clear Funding Bill Before Shutdown Deadline

The U.S. Senate late Friday night failed to advance a spending bill that would have funded the federal government through Feb. 16. In doing so, lawmakers triggered a government shutdown at midnight. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) told reporters that senators were still working on a shorter term proposal tha

DAILY BEAST - 2018-01-20 03:39:46

An allegedly damning memo about the FBI and DOJ is electrifying Republicans-in Congress and online

Republicans are clamoring for the public release of a memo detailing alleged abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) related to the special counsel's investigation of potential Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election. "The House must immediately make public the memo pr

CNBC - 2018-01-19 21:50:18