partial government shutdown

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