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WASHINGTON | First tangible signs of shutdown progress may be emerging

WASHINGTON—Jan 19, 2019—The first tangible signs of movement may be emerging in the impasse that has shut down the government for weeks: President Donald Trump is promising a “major announcement” about the closure and the U.S.-Mexico border and Democrats are pledging more money for border security. It was unclear whether the developments, following days of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | First tangible signs of shutdown progress may be emerging

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

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

WASHINGTON | Trump threatens emergency declaration ahead of border visit

WASHINGTON—Jan 10, 2019— President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress if he can’t reach a deal with Democrats to fund his promised border wall. He headed to the U.S.-Mexico border to draw further attention to his case after negotiations with lawmakers blew up. The partial government shutdown dragged … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump threatens emergency declaration ahead of border visit