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What Happens When the Government Shuts Down?

What Happens When the Government Shuts Down?

The world won't end if a dysfunctional Washington can't find a way to pass a funding bill before this weekend. That's the truth about a government "shutdown": The government doesn't shut down. It's a crummy...

40 minutes ago

Trump Adds Confusion to Government Shutdown Concern

Trump Adds Confusion to Government Shutdown Concern

Injecting confusion into already perilous shutdown negotiations, President Donald Trump undercut his own administration's stance by tweeting Thursday that a children's health insurance program should not be part...

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 07:11 PM EST

US Withholds Hurricane Emergency Loan Sought by Puerto Rico

US Withholds Hurricane Emergency Loan Sought by Puerto Rico

A billion-dollar emergency loan approved by Congress to help Puerto Rico deal with the effects of Hurricane Maria has been temporarily withheld by federal officials who say the U.S. territory is not facing a...

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 06:36 PM EST

AP Fact Check: Trump Presidency Creates an Alternate Reality

AP Fact Check: Trump Presidency Creates an Alternate Reality

For all his errant swings at the facts, President Donald Trump sometimes gets it just right. "There's been no first year like this," he told a Florida rally last month. Were truer words ever spoken?

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 03:46 PM EST

Sanders: Flake Only Criticizing Trump Because of Low Poll Numbers

Sanders: Flake Only Criticizing Trump Because of Low Poll Numbers

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Senator Jeff Flake's speech on the senate floor was made due to low poll numbers than an actual sincere criticism of President Trump. Sanders also...

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 07:08 PM EST

Tillerson Signals Deeper US Military Commitment in Syria

Tillerson Signals Deeper US Military Commitment in Syria

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signaled deeper U.S. commitment to Syria on Wednesday, saying America would maintain its military presence there to prevent an ISIS resurgence. He said the U.S. also would...

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 03:32 PM EST

Trump Says N. Korea Close on Missile, Russia Helping Regime

Trump Says N. Korea Close on Missile, Russia Helping Regime

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Russia is helping North Korea get supplies in violation of international sanctions and that Pyongyang is getting "closer every day" to developing a long-range...

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 04:33 PM EST

9 of 12 National Park Advisory Board Members Quit: Chairman

9 of 12 National Park Advisory Board Members Quit: Chairman

Nine of the 12 members of the National Park System Advisory Board resigned this week out of frustration that the new heads of the Interior Department hadn't met with them, NBC News reported. Tony Knowles,...

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 01:56 PM EST

Democrats Flip Traditionally Conservative Wisconsin District

Democrats Flip Traditionally Conservative Wisconsin District

A small-town medical examiner has given Democrats across the country another shot of hope heading into the fall election by upsetting a Republican legislator in a conservative Wisconsin state Senate district....

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 01:26 PM EST

GOP Sen. Flake Criticizes Trump and Fake News Claims

GOP Sen. Flake Criticizes Trump and Fake News Claims

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., criticized President Donald Trump on the Senate floor on Wednesday, calling Trump's fake news claims "despotic language."

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