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A budget deal with no winners, just losers

The first government shutdown of Donald Trump’s presidency spanned 69 hours. That was as long as Democrats could, or would, stand united against a Republican-backed...

Trump signs bill to put government back to work

President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily...

New negotiation tactic: Keep a lid on Trump

As the shutdown of the federal government lumbered toward an end on Monday, President Donald Trump remained out of sight, suppressing his instincts to...

Government shutdown ending with Congressional approval

Congress sped toward reopening the government late Monday as Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican...

America is closed. Donald Trump and the GOP Congress shut...

Americans want to know how a government controlled by one party cannot keep the business of Uncle Sam open. They wonder how a president who...

Congress went to bed with government in limbo

After failing late Friday night to reach agreement on a short-term spending agreement to keep the government functioning, Congress adjourned in the wee hours...

Playing the blame game as gov’t shutdown looms

A bitterly-divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught...

Shutdowns just another political power play?

Threatening to shutter the federal government unless demands are met — who would do that? Members of both parties, it turns out. And both sides...

GOP leaders, right-wing at odds over possible gov’t shutdown

Hard-line conservatives are threatening to scuttle Republican leaders’ plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown and saying GOP leaders lack the votes to push...

Sexual harassment in Congress and taxpayers foot the bill

Winsome Packer, and adviser to Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings, lost her six-figure income, her job and her house after she accused her boss of...