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Mountains yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — The snowy mountains and frozen lakes of Rocky Mountain National Park are still accessible to visitors, despite the federal government shutdown. But across the country in New York, the nation's...Show More Summary

Trump Tells Activists He Opposes Childbirth

President Donald Trump became the first sitting president to address live the anti-choice March for Life activists who are working to overturn Roe v. Wade to make abortion illegal. But the president made a bit of an error in his speech, telling them he opposes allowing women to carry their pregnancies to term, and giving birth in the ninth month. Show More Summary

New Zealand's Leader Reveals Pregnancy

Jacinda Ardern, who became New Zealand's prime minister in October, attracted international attention when she denounced television interviewers who had asked whether she planned to have children if elected. Ardern, 37, told a television presenter that it was "unacceptable" for women in the workplace to have to answer that question. Show More Summary

Schumer tried to give Trump funding for border wall in exchange for DACA protections

A lot of ideas were batted around congress in the waning minutes of Friday night, as the government teetered on the edge of a shutdown. One of those things? Funding for Donald Trump’s infamous border wall. In the early hours of Saturday morning, Chuck Schumer revealed that in a 90-minute meeting with Trump on Friday […]

Donald Trump ‘thanks’ Democrats for the government shutdown his own party orchestrated

A little over six hours after the Republican-controlled Congress and Republican-controlled White House shut down their own government, Donald Trump was back on Twitter insisting that the shutdown was a “nice present.” This is the One Year Anniversary of my Presidency and the Democrats wanted to give me a nice present. #DemocratShutdown — Donald J. […]

Howard Kurtz Joins The GOP Pile On Against Sen. Flake

You don’t need to be a professional NewsHound to have guessed that Fox News would attack Sen. Jeff Flake over his blistering criticism of Donald Trump’s assault on the media. It was a bit of a surprise to hear supposedly objective Howard...Show More Summary

Trump's first year in office has been a can't-miss drama

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bleak description of "American carnage." A forceful rollback of his predecessor's achievements. A blatant falsehood from the White House podium. And that was just the first 24 hours. In his first year in office, Donald...Show More Summary

Trump's Obama-era rhetoric on shutdowns comes back to haunt him

According to the standards Donald Trump established in 2011 and 2013, he's failing spectacularly and deserves the blame for the current government shutdown.

The Latest: Trump won't talk immigration until shutdown ends

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 9:50 a.m. The White House says President Donald Trump will not negotiate immigration policy with Congress until the government reopens. Spokesman Hogan Gidley...Show More Summary


The federal government shut down at midnight Friday as senators continued to scramble to reach a deal to fund the government. This is the first modern government shutdown with Congress and the White House controlled by the same party, and it comes on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration. Show More Summary

As the government shuts down, 'it's as bad as it looks'

The shutdown negotiations reinforced an awkward truth: we have a person in the office of the presidency, but we don't have a president in any meaningful sense

Saturday News: Shut down

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GOP REFUSAL TO FIX DACA FORCES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction. Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Echidne of the Snakes: U.S. gymnastics and sexual abuse. The Incidental Economist: Getting a flu shot is not all about you. Very Smart Brothas: Can we talk about how a woman with the world’s whitest name pretended not to know that Norway is white? Bark Bark Woof Woof: Dementia, or just plain stupid? This installment by Batocchio. E-mail tips to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT com.

Government shutdown begins and so does the finger-pointing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown has begun. So has the finger-pointing. President Donald Trump says Democrats wanted to give him "a nice present" to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration. He says Democrats "could...Show More Summary

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