government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a shutdown clock ticking toward a Friday midnight deadline, congressional Republicans scrambled on Wednesday to finalize a must-pass spending bill. A major obstacle evaporated after key GOP senators dropped a demand to add health insurance subsidies for the poor. The No. 2 House Republican, California Rep. Kevin McCarthy, said party leaders […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects are suddenly looking brighter for the Republican tax overhaul. But the chances of avoiding a government shutdown? Not so much. Republicans on Tuesday held together and shoved their signature tax overhaul a crucial step ahead as wavering GOP senators showed a growing openness. But its fate remained uncertain, and a planned […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — An early December government shutdown is a real possibility since a divided Congress can’t agree on military spending, Democrats insist on help for young immigrants and President Donald Trump’s position can change with each lawmaker he talks to. Most of Washington is focused on overhauling the nation’s tax code, but lawmakers face […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill late last night for President Barack Obama‘s signature after a day of Senate intrigue capped…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans enter 2014 with a profoundly negative view of their government, expressing little hope that elected officials can or will solve the nation’s biggest problems, a new poll finds. Half say America’s system of democracy needs either “a lot of changes” or a complete overhaul, according to the poll conducted by the […]

The government shutdown in October lasted 16 days and cost at least $24 billion, and there are fears another one may be coming on Jan. 15.…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 16-day government shutdown didn’t seem to hurt the economy after all. U.S. employers added a surprisingly strong 204,000 jobs in October, the Labor Department said Friday. And they added far more jobs in August and September than previously thought. Activity at service companies and factories also accelerated last month in the […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here’s more fallout from the government’s partial shutdown: Early tax filers will have to wait an extra week or two to get tax refunds next year. The Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday it will delay the start of next year’s filing season by up to two weeks to give programmers time to […]

What went wrong for Republicans in their recent showdown with the president and Democrats over the debt ceiling and funding the government? “We picked the…

After 16 tense days in Washington, D.C., the government shutdown is officially over. President Barack Obama signed a bill to re-open the government and raise…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government unlocked its doors Thursday after 16 days, with President Barack Obama saluting the resolution of Congress’ standoff but lambasting Republicans for the partial shutdown that he said had damaged the U.S. economy and America’s credibility around the world. “The American people are completely fed up with Washington,” Obama said in […]

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