Government Shutdown

NEW YORK | 12 immigrant workers at Trump golf course fired, lawyer says

NEW YORK —Jan 26, 2019—  A dozen immigrant workers at one of President Donald Trump’s golf clubs in New York who are in the U.S. illegally were fired this month even though managers knew about their legal status for years, a lawyer for the workers said Saturday. As the president railed against immigrants coming into … Continue reading NEW YORK | 12 immigrant workers at Trump golf course fired, lawyer says

The shutdown today: Trump decides to postpone speech

Jan 24, 2019—What’s up with the partial government shutdown on Day 34: WHAT’S NEW The showdown over the State of the Union address ended Wednesday night when President Donald Trump said he would wait until after the partial government shutdown to address Congress and the nation. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had withdrawn an invitation for … Continue reading The shutdown today: Trump decides to postpone speech

Who’s to blame for the government shutdown?

ST LOUIS, MO – Jan. 23, 2019 – The blame for the government shutdown is obvious.  The shutdown is an old political game played by the parties at the expense of American’s. What is new about that?  American’s pay their salary.  American’s pay for their sexual harassment settlements.  American’s pay for their political/business ambitions.  American’s … Continue reading Who’s to blame for the government shutdown?

ATLANTA | Shutdown and disunity themes of MLK celebration in Atlanta

ATLANTA — Jan 21, 2019— A commemorative service for Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that was nearly imperiled by the federal government shutdown was held Monday morning in Atlanta at a church called King’s “spiritual home.” King’s daughter, Rev. Bernice King, said in her remarks that the annual service at Ebenezer Baptist Church came during … Continue reading ATLANTA | Shutdown and disunity themes of MLK celebration in Atlanta

WASHINGTON | Trump visits MLK memorial

WASHINGTON — Jan 21, 2019—President Donald Trump has paid a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington on the holiday honoring the civil rights leader. Trump arrived shortly after 11 a.m. to pay his respects on a frigid and windy day. He was joined by Vice President Mike Pence, who accompanied Trump … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump visits MLK memorial

WASHINGTON | At 30-day mark, shutdown logjam remains over border funding

WASHINGTON — January 20, 2019—  Thirty days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse Sunday than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he’d billed as a compromise. Trump had offered the previous day to temporarily extend … Continue reading WASHINGTON | At 30-day mark, shutdown logjam remains over border funding

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump’s offer seems to face hard sell in Senate

WASHINGTON— Jan 20, 2019—The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 8:30 a.m. The Senate’s majority leader says he’ll take action this coming week on President Donald Trump‘s proposal to end the partial government shutdown. But Trump’s plan seems to stand little chance of getting the 60 votes needed to move ahead in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump’s offer seems to face hard sell in Senate

RICHMOND, Va. | Shutdown leads to delays in lawsuits against government

RICHMOND, Va. —Jan 19, 2019— During the longest-ever government shutdown, the federal judiciary has remained open, allowing the wheels of justice to keep turning in most criminal cases. But many civil cases have come to a halt because the U.S. Department of Justice doesn’t have enough attorneys working to handle them. Judges have granted the … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va. | Shutdown leads to delays in lawsuits against government

The shutdown today: Trump plans major announcement

Jan 19, 2019— What’s up with the partial government shutdown on Day 29: WHAT’S NEW President Donald Trump said he’ll be making a “major announcement” on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues into its fifth week. The White House declined to provide details … Continue reading The shutdown today: Trump plans major announcement

NEW YORK | Met Opera offers free tickets to federal employees

NEW YORK —Jan 18, 2019—Federal government employees affected by the government shutdown can get some free entertainment in New York. The Metropolitan Opera says it is offering free tickets to people with government IDs from Saturday through the end of the month. A pair of tickets per performance can be reserved in advance by telephone … Continue reading NEW YORK | Met Opera offers free tickets to federal employees

WASHINGTON | McConnell’s maneuvers take backseat to Trump in shutdown

WASHINGTON—Jan 18, 2019—One of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell‘s guiding principles is: “There’s no education in the second kick of a mule.” Now, deep into a government shutdown he cautioned President Donald Trump against, McConnell is not about to let himself be kicked again. The Republican leader has been conspicuously deferential to Trump since the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | McConnell’s maneuvers take backseat to Trump in shutdown

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pelosi spokesman says trip was to visit troops

WASHINGTON —Jan 17, 2019— The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the trip that President Donald Trump is canceling was intended to express appreciation to U.S. troops and reaffirm the United States “ironclad commitment” to the NATO alliance. Trump wrote Pelosi on … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pelosi spokesman says trip was to visit troops

PORTLAND, Ore. | US shutdown stalls training, other prep for wildfire season

PORTLAND, Ore.—Jan 17, 2019— Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year’s fire season and fear the government shutdown could make it even more difficult than one of the worst in history. The winter months are critical for wildfire managers who use the break from the … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore. | US shutdown stalls training, other prep for wildfire season

Outpouring of generosity for TSA workers, others without pay

The partial government shutdown is a double-whammy for Cara and Philip Mangone, a married couple from Philadelphia. Both are officers with the Transportation Safety Administration, both working full time at the Philadelphia airport. Neither knows when they might again start drawing their paychecks. Part-time jobs are out of the question — they work opposite shifts … Continue reading Outpouring of generosity for TSA workers, others without pay

The shutdown today: Pain extends beyond federal workers

What’s up with the partial government shutdown on Day 26: WHAT’S NEW House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on President Donald Trump to delay his State of the Union address, scheduled for Jan. 29. Pelosi cited security concerns, noting that both the Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security are entangled in the shutdown. Now … Continue reading The shutdown today: Pain extends beyond federal workers

WASHINGTON | The Latest: New lawmakers say Trump meeting was respectful

WASHINGTON—January 16, 2019— The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 3:50 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump has signed a bill that will require some 800,000 federal employees to be compensated for wages lost or work performed during the partial government shutdown. Wednesday’s bill signing was closed to the media. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: New lawmakers say Trump meeting was respectful

DETROIT | Kia to recall vehicles to fix problem that can cause fires

DETROIT —January 16, 2019— Kia says it will ignore the partial U.S. government shutdown and recall more than 68,000 vehicles to fix a fuel pipe problem that can cause engine fires. The problem stems from previous recall repairs due to engine failures. The Korean automaker also says it will do a “product improvement campaign” to … Continue reading DETROIT | Kia to recall vehicles to fix problem that can cause fires

Correction: NerdWallet-Government Shutdown-Mortgages story

Jan 15, 2019—In a story Jan. 11 about the government shutdown, The Associated Press — from an article that originally appeared on the personal finance web site NerdWallet — reported erroneously that mortgage loans guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs would be affected by the shutdown. The VA says that operations are not affected … Continue reading Correction: NerdWallet-Government Shutdown-Mortgages story

10 Things to Know for Today

Jan 14, 2019—Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IN DAY 24 Congress returns to Washington for its first full week of legislative business since control of the House reverted to Democrats, with no end in sight for the partial closure. SECRETARY OF … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump isn’t holed up nonstop at White House

WASHINGTON — January 13, 2019—  Eager to defend a prolonged government shutdown over his border wall, President Donald Trump is pretending that he’s holed up nonstop at the White House waiting for a deal with Democrats. He’s also rewriting history regarding his promise to make Mexico pay for the wall. Trump says he hasn’t left the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump isn’t holed up nonstop at White House

The Latest: No movement in settling record-long shutdown

WASHINGTON —Jan 12, 2019—The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 3:35 p.m. The partial government shutdown has slipped into the record books as the longest ever. Members of Congress are out of town, no negotiations are scheduled and President Donald Trump is tweeting into the void. He’s not tipping his hand about … Continue reading The Latest: No movement in settling record-long shutdown

Business News: U.S. Bank Launches New Low-Rate, Quick Loan for Customers Needing Assistance During Federal Government Shutdown

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Jan. 12, 2019 – U.S. Bank yesterday announced a new low-rate, quick loan product designed to help customers who are federal employees needing special assistance during the U.S. government shutdown. Beginning Jan. 11, qualified federal government employees can apply for a $100-$6,000 low-rate, quick loan.  It is available to customers with any … Continue reading Business News: U.S. Bank Launches New Low-Rate, Quick Loan for Customers Needing Assistance During Federal Government Shutdown

Federal Reserve News: Regulators encourage institutions to work with borrowers affected by government shutdown

WASHINGTON – Jan. 12, 2019 – Five federal financial institution regulators and state regulators encourage financial institutions to work with consumers affected by the federal government shutdown. While the effects of the federal government shutdown on individuals should be temporary, affected borrowers may face a temporary hardship in making payments on debts such as mortgages, … Continue reading Federal Reserve News: Regulators encourage institutions to work with borrowers affected by government shutdown

The shutdown today: Federal workers receive $0 pay stubs

Jan 11, 2019—Here’s what’s up with the partial government shutdown on Day 21. WHAT’S NEW TODAY The shutdown matches the longest stoppage yet: a 21-day closure that ended Jan. 6, 1996, during President Bill Clinton‘s administration. Federal workers received pay stubs Friday with nothing but zeroes on them as the effects of the government shutdown … Continue reading The shutdown today: Federal workers receive $0 pay stubs

OGDEN, Utah | Payday without pay hits federal workers as shutdown drags on

OGDEN, Utah  — Jan 10, 2019— Payday will come Friday without any checks for about 800,000 federal employees affected by the government shutdown, forcing workers to scale back spending, cancel trips, apply for unemployment benefits and take out loans to stay afloat. IRS employee Krystle Kirkpatrick and her family, including her two children, ages 6 … Continue reading OGDEN, Utah | Payday without pay hits federal workers as shutdown drags on

DALLAS | Air travelers start to feel effects of government shutdown

DALLAS — Jan 08, 2019—The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel. Over the weekend, some airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number of security officers calling in sick while they are not getting paid. Safety inspectors aren’t even on the job. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said … Continue reading DALLAS | Air travelers start to feel effects of government shutdown

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Broadcast, cable networks to air Trump speech

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 7:25 p.m. President Donald Trump’s prime-time address to the nation about the southern border will be aired live Tuesday by the major broadcast and cable television networks. Representatives for ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox Broadcasting, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, MSNBC and NBC confirmed … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Broadcast, cable networks to air Trump speech

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Scientific conferences fall victim to shutdown

WASHINGTON —Jan 06, 2019— The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 7:25 p.m. Hundreds of government scientists are missing three major scientific conferences this week because of the partial government shutdown. Attendees of the events describe them as crucial opportunities for scientists from the government, the private sector and academia to exchange research … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Scientific conferences fall victim to shutdown

LAS VEGAS | CES 2019: Tech show isn’t immune from government shutdown

LAS VEGAS —Jan 06, 2019—The CES 2019 gadget show is revving up in Las Vegas, but even technology’s biggest trade event isn’t immune to the effects of the partial government shutdown. Organizers said Saturday that several scheduled government speakers have canceled their travel plans. These include Ajit Pai, head of the Federal Communications Commission, and … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | CES 2019: Tech show isn’t immune from government shutdown