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Government Shutdown

  1. politics
    What Joe Biden Needs to Tell Warring DemocratsIt’s time for Democrats in Congress stop posturing, drop their demands, and heed Biden’s call for party unity – or they’ll face a grim future.
  2. congress
    Government Shutdown and Debt Default ‘Cliffs’ Loom AheadThere is an awful lot going on in Congress, but keeping the federal government going and paying its obligations have to come first.
  3. debt limit
    Democrats Appear Ready to Play Game of Chicken on Debt LimitThey’re gambling on forcing Republicans to cooperate, which is no sure thing.
  4. covid-19 stimulus
    Congress Finalizes Stimulus Deal: UpdatesCongress will vote on the new COVID-19 relief package and omnibus on Monday.
  5. congress
    Congress and Trump Will Keep Bickering Through the HolidaysEndless wrangling over spending and stimulus and a likely Trump veto of a defense-policy bill are casting a pall over a holiday-decorated Capitol.
  6. congress
    Stopgap Spending Deal Ends Government Shutdown ThreatPelosi gave in on farm aid Trump is distributing in exchange for some concessions, relegating spending disputes to a lame-duck session.
  7. coronavirus stimulus
    Why the Deal to Avoid a Government Shutdown May Be Bad NewsUsually a deal that averts a shutdown is a good thing, but there’s a catch this time.
  8. coronavirus stimulus
    Mark Meadows Has Been a Game Changer in Stimulus Talks, and Not in a Good WayAs Mnuchin’s “chaperone” and a world-class deal-breaker, the White House chief of staff may be the fly in the ointment.
  9. coronavirus stimulus
    Republicans Abandon Stimulus Checks As Talks Slip to End of Fiscal YearThe effort to provide badly needed COVID-19 relief and stimulus just got delayed and complicated once again as Republicans refuse to budge.
  10. vision 2020
    Yes, Trump’s Job-Approval Ratings Are Finally RisingIt’s unclear whether it’s real and will last, but it’s happening at the perfect time for Trump.
  11. government shutdown
    Congress Agrees to Spending Deal to Avoid Holiday Government ShutdownUnless the president conducts one of his famous last-minute flip-flops, the lights will stay on and the 2020 election will dictate future priorities.
  12. impeachment
    Washington’s Jam-packed December Will Cast a Long Shadow on 2020With impeachment proceedings, a big DoJ report on the Russia investigation, and a possible government shutdown in play, it could get crazy.
  13. government shutdown
    Why Congress May Give Us a Government Shutdown for ChristmasOnce again, spending runs out just before Christmas. Once again, Trump’s border-wall demands are the main sticking point.
  14. impeachment
    House Dems Want to Give America an Impeachment Christmas PresentBy eschewing litigation and hard-to-secure witnesses, Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler, and the rest are on a fast track to a pre-Christmas Trump impeachment.
  15. government shutdown
    Congress Quietly Avoids Government ShutdownUnless Trump changes his mind and decides to veto it, the stopgap spending bill defers fights over items like the border wall until November.
  16. vision 2020
    White Evangelicals Are Still the Heart of Trump’s BaseYes, white Evangelical support varies modestly along with Trump’s overall standing, but it’s still his best demographic.
  17. national emergency declaration
    What to Expect When You’re Expecting a National EmergencyEverything you need to know about Trump’s plan to declare a national emergency to fund a southern border wall.
  18. national emergency declaration
    Trump to Sign Spending Bill, Declare National Emergency to Build the WallTrump avoids another shutdown and an admission of failure, but an emergency declaration over the wall could create a legal and political quagmire.
  19. government shutdown
    Congress Set to Pass Deal to Avoid Shutdown, But Trump Could Still Kill ItTrump has been noncommittal about signing the funding bill. It mostly represents his surrender, so he may just be pondering how to spin it.
  20. government shutdown
    Republicans May Block Efforts to Get Shutdown Back-Pay to Federal ContractorsA Democratic bill would provide back pay to low-wage contractors affected by the shutdown, but Trump and fellow Republicans oppose it.
  21. government shutdown
    Trump May Accept Defeat on Wall Funding and Claim He’ll Get His Money ElsewhereAs Congress denies him anything like the border-wall money he’s demanded, Trump may claim he’ll “plus up” the amount via executive action.
  22. government shutdown
    Congress Tentatively Agrees to Wall Funding Democrats First Proposed in DecemberOn Monday, negotiators put forward a $1.375 billion deal for wall funding — a number conspicuously close to what Democrats offered Trump last year.
  23. government shutdown
    Shutdown Negotiations Still Snagged As ICE Detention Policies Come to the ForeWith Trump headed to an El Paso rally amid mischaracterizations of what Democrats are demanding, another government shutdown is possible.
  24. border wall
    Trump Quietly Laying Groundwork for Massive Surrender on Border WallIf he accepts the kind of deal in the works right now, Trump will have been dealt an embarrassing defeat.
  25. border wall
    For Lack of Anything Better to Do, Congress Resumes Border NegotiationsWheeling and dealing on border-security appropriations are pointless unless Trump gets involved or decides to take matters into his own hands.
  26. state of the union address
    Trump to Democrats: Let’s Compromise — and Do It My Way!Another presidential address advertised as a bipartisan gesture turned out to be anything but that.
  27. state of the union address
    Abolish the State of the Union AddressRather than delivering a delayed address that won’t change anyone’s border wall stance, Trump should have seized the chance to end a dumb tradition.
  28. state of the union address
    Stacey Abrams’s State of the Union Response is a Golden OpportunityResponses to presidential State of the Union Addresses are often unmemorable, but Stacey Abrams has a chance to make a difference.
  29. government shutdown
    Trump Calls Border Wall Talks ‘Waste of Time,’ Suggests He’ll Act on His OwnThough GOP lawmakers wanted him to stay out of their negotiations, Trump announced he has no faith in their efforts to stave off another shutdown.
  30. border wall
    Dems Make Border Security Offer (With $0 for ‘the Wall’)Meanwhile, Trump says the border wall is already being built — and that his voters care less about it than people think.
  31. government shutdown
    Janitors, Cooks, and Other Contractors Are Still Fighting for Shutdown Back PayA bill to secure back pay for the lowest paid government workers has not won support from a single Republican.
  32. government shutdown
    Government Shutdown Will Cost the U.S. $3 Billion, CBO ProjectsIn alarming news for Trump, the budget office also predicts that economic growth will slow markedly in 2020.
  33. government shutdown
    Trump ‘Cucked’ Up the Government ShutdownRed America’s alpha male just picked a fight with a liberal septuagenarian woman — and lost. If anything can alienate Trump’s base, it’s that.
  34. government shutdown
    Trump Is Already Laying the Groundwork for Another Government Shutdown“It’s certainly an option,” he said Sunday.
  35. government shutdown
    Trump Caved So Hard People Are Searching What ‘Caving’ MeansAs frustration over caving increases among GOP leaders and conservative media, there’s been a 1500 percent uptick in dictionary searches for the verb.
  36. today in trump
    Donald Trump’s The Art of the KeelOn the ground in the Rose Garden, Trump’s attempt to spin the shutdown felt like a teleprompter-aided therapy session.
  37. politics
    Glad the Shutdown’s Over? Thank WorkersThe labor movement deserves credit for helping end the government shutdown.
  38. government shutdown
    Airport Workers Forced Trump to Cave (Like a Dog)Republicans are willing to condone a lot of awful things for the sake of political convenience – but personal inconvenience at the airport isn’t one.
  39. the national interest
    Trump Caves on Shutdown, Is Terrible at PoliticsPresident releases the hostages, tries to pretend he is not humiliated.
  40. government shutdown
    Flight Attendants Are ‘Mobilizing Immediately’ Over Shutdown, Union SaysSara Nelson, head of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, is urging members to visit their congressional reps and demand an end to the shutdown.
  41. government shutdown
    Airports in Northeast Hit With Delays Over Shutdown-Related Staffing IssuesThe FAA attributed the temporary halt of flights at LaGuardia and delays in Newark, Philadelphia, and D.C. to a shortage of air traffic controllers.
  42. government shutdown
    The Government Shutdown Consequences Are Getting More and More DireFederal workers have now missed their second paychecks, and some airports are halting flights.
  43. government shutdown
    Republicans Signal They May Be Ready to End the ShutdownAfter six Republicans voted for a Democratic bill to end the shutdown, the GOP may be ready to negotiate before federal workers miss a second check.
  44. government shutdown
    Donald Trump Doesn’t Know How Grocery Stores WorkThe president apparently thinks we all still live in 1950’s Brooklyn. Or Little House on the Prairie.
  45. the top line
    Trump Officials Are Too Out of Touch to Get Why the Shutdown Hurts the EconomyThey think it is no big deal because the workers will get paid eventually. That’s only half right.
  46. the national interest
    Jared Kushner Is Goading Trump Into Prolonging the ShutdownAnd moderate Democrats are stoking his delusions of grandeur.
  47. government shutdown
    Could a Long-Shot Aviation Strike Be What Finally Ends the Shutdown?It is illegal for federal employees to strike, but aviation labor unions and GOP lawmakers raised the possibility of drastic industry-wide action.
  48. the national interest
    If Trump Gets a Ransom to End the Shutdown, He’ll Do It Again and AgainThe irrepressible Republican attraction to hostage-taking in place of normal compromise.
  49. government shutdown
    Uber CEO Says Furloughed Workers Are Driving to Make Money During ShutdownA study in 2018 found over half of Uber drivers make significantly less than minimum wage.
  50. government shutdown
    Shutdown Pushes Trump’s Disapproval to All-Time High in Two PollsSeventy percent of voters say a border wall isn’t worth a shutdown. A supermajority backs Pelosi’s plan to reopen the government without wall funding.
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