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Federal Government Shuts Down…Again

The federal government shutdown for the second time in three weeks at midnight Thursday after a procedural vote called by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul...

Senate seeks budget deal; Trump wants shutdown

Senate negotiators were finalizing a long-term budget deal Wednesday that would avert a looming government shutdown, as a leader of House conservatives predicted the...

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...

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...

Senators agree to end government shutdown

Democrats lined up behind a plan to reopen the federal government Monday as the Senate began a key vote. Senators predicted a proposal to fund...

Shutdown continues amid fading hopes for a deal

The government shutdown is set to sow more disruption and political peril Monday after the Senate inched closer but ultimately fell short of an...

Trump comes up way short as dealmaker

He wrote a book on the art of negotiation and was elected to office claiming he alone could end Washington gridlock, but President Donald...

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...