US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Budget Battle

Bitterly divided Congress careens fails to stave off government shutdown


Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2018. There are 345 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, pledging emphatically to empower America’s “forgotten men and women.”...


Clad in pink and vowing to vote, activists around the globe flood streets for Women's

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Before the sun rose on Saturday over a Washington gripped by gridlock, pink hats and poster-board signs already were emerging around world. The second iteration of the Women’s March began in cities such as Rome, where crowds raucously rallied on a clear, sunny morning....


Missouri governor: 'no blackmail,' 'no violence' in affair

Missouri Governor Affair

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In his first interview since acknowledging an extramarital affair, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said Saturday that there was “no blackmail” and “no threat of violence” by him in what he described as a months-long “consensual relationship” with his former hairdresser....


Amid government shutdown, military becomes major front in political battle

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The U.S. military faced a variety of consequences as a result of a federal government shutdown Saturday, with U.S. troops working at least temporarily without pay, thousands of civilian employees furloughed and Republicans and Democrats alike saying their opponents...


Trump tweets about women's marches as protesters gather

Womens March Philadelphia

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted that it was a “perfect day” for women to march to celebrate the “economic success and wealth creation” that’s happened during his first year in office — while women across the nation rallied against him and his policies. “Get out there now to celebrate...


In Cairo, Pence praises friendship, partnership between the US and Egypt

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. CAIRO - On the first day of the federal government shutdown, Vice President Mike Pence arrived here late Saturday afternoon to meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, whom he praised and repeatedly called a “friend” to the United States. Both leaders met...


Shutdown dynamics highlight the state of politics on Trump's anniversary

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The elements that produced this weekend’s partial government shutdown sum up the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency: a dealmaking chief executive who can’t make a deal; a divided Republican Party struggling to govern and in an uneasy relationship with the...


In first interview, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says there was "no blackmail," "no threat

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In first interview, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says there was “no blackmail,” ‘‘no threat of violence” in affair.


Protesters rally at a second women's march in nation's capital

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Thousands of demonstrators taking part in the Women’s March on Washington gathered Saturday on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to rally for women’s rights, urge women to run for public office and call on citizens to fully engage on issues from sexual...


Pentagon says China, Russia are bigger problems for US than terrorists. Voters may not

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A newly released Pentagon strategy document proposes a new vision of America’s national security priorities - one in which competition with China and Russia is more important to the United States than the fight against international terrorism. After almost two decades...

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