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