In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Federal workers will still have to report to work for about four hours Tuesday even though the government is shutting down. With no late deal averting the midnight Monday shutdown, several federal agencies say employees would be limited to doing...
Republican unity showed unmistakable signs of fraying Monday as the Senate swatted aside the latest tea party-driven demand to delay the nation's health care overhaul in exchange for averting a partial government shutdown at midnight. Even in advance of the...
A conservative challenge to the president's health care law has the federal government teetering on the brink of a partial shutdown. The Senate has the next move on must-do legislation required to keep the government open past midnight on Monday,...
Posturing, games and politics left the American government on the brink of shutting down Sunday after the House of Representatives approved a Republican bill seeking to delay President Barack Obama's health care law. Congress now has less than 48 hours...
With the government teetering on the brink of partial shutdown, congressional Republicans vowed Sunday to keep using an otherwise routine federal funding bill to try to attack the president's health care law. Congress was closed for the day after a...
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel appealed on Saturday for lawmakers to take action to avert a government shutdown next week, saying it was "astoundingly irresponsible" to try to influence policymaking by triggering a funding crisis. Hagel, speaking to reporters en route...
The political and economic stakes mounting with each tick of the clock, the White House and congressional Democrats say a House-approved delay in President Barack Obama's health care law does nothing but push Washington to the brink of the...

Republicans feeling the heat

Heat is building on balkanized Republicans, who are convening the House this weekend in hopes of preventing a government shutdown but remain under tea party pressure to battle on and use a must-do funding bill to derail all or...
Ask top Democrats, and they'll say Republicans are acting like terrorists, arsonists and people with bombs strapped to their chests. Ask some Republicans about President Barack Obama's health care law, and they'll draw comparisons to the Nazis or the...
A government shutdown would have far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others. The mail would still be delivered and Social Security and Medicare benefits would continue to flow. But vacationers would be turned away from national parks...