Government

US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Budget Battle

Bitterly divided Congress careens fails to stave off government shutdown

Government

Signs of government shutdown spotty but symbolic

Budget Battle Statue of Liberty

WASHINGTON (AP) — Symbols of American promise became emblems of American dysfunction on Saturday when a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration forced scores of federal government agencies and outposts to close their doors. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island turned away visitors in...


Government

Mulvaney has been at center of last 2 government shutdowns

Trump Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s budget chief Mick Mulvaney stormed Washington as a tea party lawmaker elected in 2010, and he hasn’t mellowed much as director of the Office of Management of Budget at the White House. In both spots, he’s been at the center of government shutdowns. As a...


Government

GOP, Democrats show no sign of retreat on shutdown's 1st day

Budget Battle-5

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats showed no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and spending Saturday as Americans awoke to the first day of a government shutdown and Congress staged a weekend session to show voters it was trying to resolve the stalemate. The closure of many...


Government

Trump's first year in office has been a can't-miss drama

Trump One Year Photo Gallery

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bleak description of “American carnage.” A forceful rollback of his predecessor’s achievements. A blatant falsehood from the White House podium. And that was just the first 24 hours. In his first year in office, Donald Trump proved to be a singular figure, casting aside norms...


Business

AP FACT CHECK: Trump disdained jobless rate, now loves it

Trump One Year Photo Gallery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, the presidential candidate, would not like the way Trump, the president, is crowing about today’s unemployment rate. He’d be calling the whole thing a “hoax.” Trump raised a red flag about declining jobless numbers during his campaign, so as to deny President Barack...


Government

The Latest: Trump calls shutdown a 'present' from Democrats

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 7:35 a.m. President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for the government shutdown — tweeting that they wanted to give him “a nice present” to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration. He says Democrats “could have...


Government

US government shuts down as partisan blame game heats up

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government has shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday. That has halted all but the most essential operations and marred the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction. Last-minute negotiations...


Government

In run-up to shutdown, an erosion of trust derailed talks

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president was angry. He’d been fuming since the previous night, mad at his chief of staff John Kelly for saying on television Wednesday that Trump’s views on a border wall had “evolved.” To his base, that’s a worse offense than shutting down the government, Trump told a...


Government

Analysis: Emboldened Democrats take a risk on a shutdown

APTOPIX Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are taking a page from the playbook of President Donald Trump and hard-line conservatives: Fight for your base and don’t blink. In forcing a showdown over immigration — and triggering a government shutdown — Democrats have embraced a confrontational, rule-...


Government

US government shuts down as Congress fails to overcome standoff over spending and

WASHINGTON (AP) — US government shuts down as Congress fails to overcome standoff over spending and immigration.


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