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Russian Twitter Accounts Promoted GOP Talking Points

“The White House branded the federal budget impasse… as the ‘Schumer Shutdown’ in its attempt to pin the blame on Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY),” the Los Angeles Times reports. “But it wasn’t just Republicans using that phrase during [...]

How Federal Workers Spent Their Unexpected Day Off

One budget analyst planned to do some vacuuming and watch Law & Order.

RAMESH PONNURU: Get Rid of U.S. Government Shutdowns Forever. There’s no law of nature that req…

RAMESH PONNURU: Get Rid of U.S. Government Shutdowns Forever. There’s no law of nature that requires the federal government to run at partial capacity when Congress and the president can’t agree on a budget bill. Long ago Congress could have passed, and a president could have signed, a law stipulating how the government would operate […]

Government shutdown stretches into workweek, sows confusion

Many federal employees are starting the workweek with confusion and anxiety over a government shutdown that will lock hundreds of thousands of them out of their jobs. The budget battle … Click to Continue »

Donald Trump Says Republicans Should Go 'Nuclear' On Federal Budget

President Donald Trump suggested Sunday that Republican senators should use their majority to bypass Democrats and pass a long-term budget, effectively ending the government shutdown.

President Says Republicans Should Go ‘Nuclear’ On Federal Budget

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Trump suggested GOP senators use their majority to override their Democratic colleagues.

US shutdown: Senate in bid to end impasse

``The US Senate is due back in session to try to end a budget impasse before the start of the working week when the shutdown of many federal services will be felt around the country.''

This government shutdown is historic for one big reason

The federal government officially shut down at midnight on Saturday. This is the first time in the history of the modern budget process that one party controls the government and employees are being furloughed during a shutdown. TheShow More Summary

Donald Trump Weirdly Jokes About Government Shutdown in Twitter Storm

You'd think President Trump would be solemn the day the federal government shut down over a budget impasse, but instead he used his favorite platform to use jokes laced with sarcasm to describe his feelings. Trump tweeted, "This is the One Year…

The Government Will Almost Certainly Shut Down After Failed Vote

The federal government will almost certainly shut down starting midnight tonight, following the failure of last-minute budget negotiations to create a stopgap solution to protect the nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers. Show More Summary

Utah national parks will stay open in shutdown sans rangers

Utah officials say the state's five national parks will still be accessible if the federal government shuts down after failing to reach a budget deal by midnight Friday. Utah Office … Click to Continue »

There have been 17 government shutdowns in modern US history — here's how they went down

The deadline to avoid a government shutdown is fast approaching. The federal government has entered a shutdown 17 times since the modern budgeting process began. Most of those times the shutdown has been short and not involved employees...Show More Summary

The White House says chances of a shutdown have 'ratcheted up' and tells government agencies to get ready

The federal government is set to enter a partial shutdown at midnight. Mick Mulvaney, the Office of Management and Budget director, said the White House has informed federal agencies to prepare for a shutdown. Mulvaney said that theShow More Summary

Dems Use Government Shutdown Threat to Demand Policy Concessions, Women's March Returns, Major Budget Cuts for Drug Control Office? A.M. Links

4 days agoNews : Reason

"The possibility of a federal shutdown moved closer to a certainty after Senate Democrats rallied against [Senate Republicans'] proposal, announcing they would not lend their votes to a bill that did not reflect their priorities on immigration, government spending and other issues," reports The Washington Post this morning. Show More Summary

Montana to lose $20M in revenues due to federal tax reform

Montana's budget director says the state will lose about $20 million in state general fund revenues during the 2019 biennium because of federal tax reform. The Great Falls Tribune reports … Click to Continue »

What is a federal government shutdown?

The US Congress is scrambling to avert a shutdown of the federal government amid fraught negotiations over a budget compromise. Lawmakers have until midnight on Friday to pass a spending bill or risk the first government shutdown since 2013. What is a government shutdown?

Mulvaney requests no funding for consumer agency in 2Q

The Trump-appointed acting director of the federal government's consumer watchdog agency is requesting zero dollars of funding for its second-quarter budget, saying he intends to first spend down the agency's … Click to Continue »

Democrats ‘dicking around’ military, House Rep. Martha McSally says

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Democrats are stalling, or, to put it in the words of one Republican congresswoman, “dicking around,” and challenged a top Democrat over negotiations to pass the federal budget and immigration reform.... The post Democrats ‘dicking around’ military, House Rep. Martha McSally says...

'Safety Net' Hospitals Face Federal Budget Cuts

The cuts come at a time when many rural hospitals already are struggling to keep their doors open. By Michael Ollove   A

Congress eyes temporary budget as US shutdown deadline looms

US lawmakers will resort to passing a short-term federal spending deal next week to avoid an embarrassing government shutdown, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday, as prospects for a long-term 2018 agreement dimmed. A move to extendShow More Summary

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