partial government shutdown

WASHINGTON | White House: Trump OK with second shutdown over border spat

WASHINGTON—Jan 27, 2019—Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says President Donald Trump is prepared for another government shutdown if Congress won’t work with him to secure the southern border. Mulvaney says Trump doesn’t want to see federal agencies closed again and doesn’t want to declare a national emergency either. But he says Trump … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House: Trump OK with second shutdown over border spat

MINNEAPOLIS | Weeeee!’ Some national parks open to visitors post-shutdown

MINNEAPOLIS —Jan 26, 2019—  Park rangers were once again greeting visitors at some national parks across the United States and flight operations at major airports were returning to normal on Saturday, one day after a partial government shutdown came to an end. While there were signs that some government machinery was grinding back to life … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Weeeee!’ Some national parks open to visitors post-shutdown

WASHINGTON | Biden urging greater collaboration among political leaders

WASHINGTON —Jan 24, 2019— America‘s political leaders need to work together and help unite the nation, Vice President said Thursday as the impasse between the White House and Congress stretched the partial government shutdown into a record 34th day. “It’s like we’ve divided the country into pieces,” the potential 2020 Democratic presidential contender told a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Biden urging greater collaboration among political leaders

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pelosi ready ‘anytime’ to meet Trump on shutdown

WASHINGTON —Jan 24, 2019—The Latest on President Donald Trump, Congress and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she’s willing to meet with President Donald Trump “anytime” to discuss ending the partial government shutdown. Pelosi told reporters she’s “still optimistic” Senate Republicans will vote Thursday for the Democratic bill … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pelosi ready ‘anytime’ to meet Trump on shutdown

DALLAS | Southwest 4Q profit falls, federal shutdown hurts revenue

DALLAS—Jan 24, 2019—Southwest Airlines says it has lost $10 million to $15 million so far from the partial government shutdown but overall travel demand remains strong, boosting the carrier’s outlook for first-quarter revenue. The airline disclosed the shutdown impact Thursday as it reported a smaller fourth-quarter profit than a year earlier, but still better than … Continue reading DALLAS | Southwest 4Q profit falls, federal shutdown hurts revenue

GARDNERVILLE RANCHOS, Nev. | Police: Links sought between 4 victims, man in US illegally

GARDNERVILLE RANCHOS, Nev.—Jan 23, 2019— Prosecutors were preparing Wednesday to charge a 19-year-old man from El Salvador who was living in the U.S. illegally with killing four people in two different Nevada cities, while investigators looked for possible links between the victims and suspect. “They’re continuing to look at, ‘How were these cases connected?’” Carson City … Continue reading GARDNERVILLE RANCHOS, Nev. | Police: Links sought between 4 victims, man in US illegally

WASHINGTON | Trump wants to deliver State of Union next week as planned

WASHINGTON—Jan 23, 2019— The White House is moving forward with plans for President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union speech next week in front of a joint session of Congress — despite a letter from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requesting he delay it. The White House sent an email to the House … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump wants to deliver State of Union next week as planned

WASHINGTON | Trump moving ahead with State of the Union speech next week

WASHINGTON  —Jan 22, 2019—The White House is moving forward with plans for President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union speech next week in front of a joint session of Congress — despite a letter from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requesting he delay it. The White House sent an email to the House … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump moving ahead with State of the Union speech next week

WASHINGTON | The Latest: McConnell says Dems should support his bill

WASHINGTON— Jan 22, 2019—The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Democrats should get behind his bill to reopen shuttered parts of the government and toughen the nation’s borders. The Kentucky Republican said Tuesday the legislation he unveiled on the Senate … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: McConnell says Dems should support his bill

WASHINGTON | Trump marks MLK day with memorial visit

WASHINGTON —Jan 21, 2019— President Donald Trump paid a brief visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington on the holiday honoring the civil rights leader. Trump was joined by Vice President Mike Pence on a frigid and windy day. The two laid a wreath at the foot of the memorial, then held … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump marks MLK day with memorial visit

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

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump offers immigration deal to end shutdown

WASHINGTON —Jan 19, 2019—The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 4:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is offering to extend temporary protection for people brought to U.S. illegally as children in a bid to secure border wall funding. Trump has struggled to find a way out of a four-week partial government shutdown over … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump offers immigration deal to end shutdown

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pelosi dismisses Trump proposal as ‘non-starter’

WASHINGTON —Jan 19, 2019— The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 3:50 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump‘s forthcoming proposal for ending the 29-day partial government shutdown is a “non-starter.” Minutes before Trump was to unveil his plan at the White House, the California Democrat said early reports about … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pelosi dismisses Trump proposal as ‘non-starter’

WASHINGTON | A scaled-down, but still angry, Women’s March returns

WASHINGTON—Jan 19, 2019— Amid internal controversies and a capital city deeply distracted by the partial government shutdown, the third Women’s March returned to Washington on Saturday with an enduring message of anger and defiance aimed directly at President Donald Trump‘s White House. The original march in 2017, the day after Trump’s inauguration, flooded the city … Continue reading WASHINGTON | A scaled-down, but still angry, Women’s March returns

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Democratic senator calls Trump idea unacceptable

WASHINGTON —Jan 19, 2019— The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Democrats are disparaging a proposal that’s expected to be coming from President Donald Trump that the White House has said is aimed at ending the 29-day partial government shutdown. Trump is expected to say he’d accept temporarily protecting from … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Democratic senator calls Trump idea unacceptable

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump’s plan trades protection for immigrants

WASHINGTON —Jan 19, 2019— The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 11:50 a.m. President Donald Trump is expected to announce later Saturday that he is open to trading protections for young immigrants in exchange for money for his long-promised border wall. That’s according to three people familiar with the plans who spoke … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump’s plan trades protection for immigrants

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s twists on Russia, shutdown, vets

WASHINGTON—Jan 19, 2019—It was a week of half-truths, changed stories and outright fabrications in President Donald Trump‘s Washington. Trump assailed Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for playing on the beach in Puerto Rico, though she never went. His vice president echoed Trump’s declaration of victory against the Islamic State group despite a deadly suicide … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s twists on Russia, shutdown, vets

DALLAS | George W. Bush treats Secret Service detail to pizza

DALLAS—Jan 19, 2019—Former President George W. Bush treated his Secret Service detail to pizza to show his appreciation for their service without paychecks during the partial government shutdown. A photo posted on Bush’s Instagram and Facebook pages shows him delivering pizzas to the detail. On his posting, Bush said he and wife Laura “are grateful … Continue reading DALLAS | George W. Bush treats Secret Service detail to pizza

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 LONDON, Conn | As shutdown drags on, a ‘Coast Guard City’ rallies

NEW LONDON, Conn.—Jan 18, 2019—If the uniformed cadets milling about the local movie theaters and pizza joints didn’t make it obvious enough, a banner hanging from a downtown parking garage makes it crystal clear: New London is an official Coast Guard City. The pride is on display everywhere in this former whaling town of 27,000 … Continue reading NEW LONDON, Conn | As shutdown drags on, a ‘Coast Guard City’ rallies

SALEM, Ore. | Ailing US worker: Government needs to reactivate insurance

SALEM, Ore.—Jan 18, 2019—An ailing U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service worker in Oregon said she can’t learn why her federally paid insurance lapsed months ago or get it reinstated because of the partial government shutdown, leaving her scrambling to find a way to pay for nutrients that keep her alive. Jasmine Tool said she only … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | Ailing US worker: Government needs to reactivate insurance

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump cancels US delegation’s trip to Davos

WASHINGTON—Jan 17, 2019— The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 6:20 p.m. President Donald Trump has canceled the U.S. delegation’s trip later this month to an economic forum in Davos, Switzerland. It was the latest development in Thursday’s back-and-forth over whether lawmakers and Trump administration officials should travel during the partial government … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump cancels US delegation’s trip to Davos

WASHINGTON | GOP dismisses suggestion that State of Union be postponed

WASHINGTON — Jan 17, 2019—A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech. She cited concerns about whether the hobbled government can provide adequate security, but Republicans cast her move as a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP dismisses suggestion that State of Union be postponed

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pelosi asks Trump to delay State of Union speech

WASHINGTON — Jan 16, 2019—The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Seven Democratic lawmakers, including newly elected freshmen, have arrived at the White House ready to ask President Donald Trump to reopen the government while talks continue over border security. It’s the first group of rank-and-file Democrats to meet with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pelosi asks Trump to delay State of Union speech

WASHINGTON | The Latest: House rejects Dems’ bill to reopen government

WASHINGTON —Jan 15, 2019—The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 4:50 p.m. About a dozen new House Democrats walked across the chilly Capitol grounds to personally ask Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass bills that would reopen parts of the government. But McConnell was on the Senate … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: House rejects Dems’ bill to reopen government

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Rank-and-file Dems invited to lunch with Trump

WASHINGTON— Jan 15, 2019—The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 9:55 a.m. The White House has invited rank-and-file House Democrats to lunch with President Donald Trump, bypassing Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other party leaders as part of a strategy to peel off centrist and freshman lawmakers to support … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Rank-and-file Dems invited to lunch with Trump

WASHINGTON | Trump’s burger-fest brings roasting from late-night TV hosts

WASHINGTON— Jan 15, 2019—Junk food for athletes? President Donald Trump‘s offer of greasy burgers and fries to the college football champion Clemson Tigers brought a roasting from late-night TV hosts. Trump, a fast-food lover, said he paid for the meal himself because of the partial government shutdown, which has led to furloughs among federal workers, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s burger-fest brings roasting from late-night TV hosts

ATLANTA | Atlanta airport: More than 1 hour of waiting at checkpoints

ATLANTA — Jan 14, 2019— Air travelers endured waits of more than an hour to get through domestic checkpoints at the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta on Monday, the first business day after security screeners missed paychecks for the first time due to partial government shutdown. No-shows among screeners across the nation soared Sunday and … Continue reading ATLANTA | Atlanta airport: More than 1 hour of waiting at checkpoints

NEW ORLEANS | Trump promotes his trade policies to farmers after AF1 delay

NEW ORLEANS— Jan 14, 2019—President Donald Trump on Monday left a city shut down by a funding dispute with Congress and the year’s first snowfall to promote his trade policies and the new farm law at a farm convention in Louisiana. Trump arrived just outside of New Orleans behind schedule because a mechanical issue slightly … Continue reading NEW ORLEANS | Trump promotes his trade policies to farmers after AF1 delay

WASHINGTON | Trump rejects suggested short-term government shutdown fix

WASHINGTON — Jan 14, 2019—President Donald Trump on Monday rejected the suggestion that he temporarily reopen government while negotiations continue on his proposed border wall, signaling no speedy resolution to the partial government shutdown now into a fourth week. Leaving the White House for a trip to New Orleans, Trump said he had dismissed the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump rejects suggested short-term government shutdown fix