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{FD} Trump lauds ‘big win’ after Dems ‘cave’ on shutdown, Schumer criticized

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President Trump late Thursday struck an optimistic tone on Twitter, praising Republicans for a “big win” after negotiating through a 69-hour federal government shutdown after Democrats voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. Continue reading

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{FD} A look back at every government shutdown in US history

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The government has now shut down 19 times since Congress introduced the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act in 1976. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump signs bill ending government shutdown after 3 days

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The federal government will be open for business Tuesday after President Trump signed a bill funding the government until Feb. 8. Continue reading

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{FD} What happens during a government shutdown? 7 things you should know

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It may be a new year, but Congress is returning to the same old challenge they left behind in 2017 – agreeing on a budget. Continue reading

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{FD} Congress votes to end government shutdown, sending bill to Trump’s desk

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The House on Monday evening approved a bill to re-open the government, sending the package to President Trump’s desk to end the three-day government shutdown. Continue reading

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{FD} Tax victory set stage for House shutdown win

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Who knew popularity helped in politics? Continue reading

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{FD} Puerto Rico to privatize island’s troubled power company

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Puerto Rico’s governor announced Monday that he is privatizing the island’s government-owned power company following decades of mismanagement, corruption and blackouts. Continue reading

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{FD} More than 50,000 exchanged between FBI officials Strzok and Page, Sessions says

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More than 50,000 texts were exchanged between two FBI officials who have come under fire for exchanging anti-Trump messages during the 2016 election, Attorney General Jeff Sessions revealed Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} More than 50,000 texts exchanged between FBI officials Strzok and Page, Sessions says

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More than 50,000 texts were exchanged between two FBI officials who have come under fire for exchanging anti-Trump messages during the 2016 election, Attorney General Jeff Sessions revealed Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Senate approves bill to end government shutdown, as Dems back down

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The Senate on Monday afternoon voted to re-open the government, clearing the way for the House to approve a stopgap measure and end the three-day government shutdown. Continue reading

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{FD} Amid government shutdown, here are the lawmakers who didn’t receive a salary

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While the government is shuttered, some lawmakers decided to forgo their paycheck or donated their salaries to charity. Continue reading

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{FD} Ruth Bader Ginsburg shocks Sundance crowd with her own #MeToo story

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has three words for the women who sparked the #MeToo movement: “It’s about time.” Continue reading

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{FD} CHIP: What to know about the Children’s Health Insurance Program

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The federal funds for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expired at the end of September, and a permanent solution has not been passed. Continue reading

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{FD} Questions grow over FBI’s missing Strzok-Page text messages

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Lawmakers are pressing for answers after revelations that the FBI “failed to preserve” five months of texts between two bureau officials under fire for exchanging anti-Trump messages during the 2016 election. Continue reading

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{FD} Why Trump’s promise to move US Embassy to Jerusalem is so controversial

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President Trump announced late last year that the U.S. will formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel – and it looks like the new U.S. embassy will be ready ahead of schedule. Continue reading

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{FD} Senate breaks Dem filibuster, clearing way to end government shutdown

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The Senate on Monday voted 81-18 to break a Democratic filibuster on a government spending bill, clearing the way for Congress to approve the stopgap measure and end the three-day government shutdown. Continue reading

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{FD} Pence dismisses ‘baseless’ allegation that Trump had affair with **** star

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Vice President Mike Pence is dismissing the allegation that President Trump had a past sexual affair with a **** star named Stormy Daniels by calling it “baseless.” Continue reading

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{FD} Government shutdown: What’s open, what’s closed and what it means for you

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As the federal government remains shuttered, here’s a look at what’s open and closed. Continue reading

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{FD} A look back at every government shutdown in U.S. history

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The government has now shut down 19 times since Congress introduced the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act in 1976. Continue reading

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{FD} Dems under pressure to end shutdown, as showdown vote set for noon

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The Trump White House and Capitol Hill Republicans cranked up the pressure Monday on Democrats to abandon their immediate demands for immigration measures and vote in support of a temporary spending bill to end a government shutdown now in its third day. Continue reading

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{FD} Dems under pressure to end shutdown, as showdown vote set

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The Trump White House and Capitol Hill Republicans cranked up the pressure Monday on Democrats to abandon their immediate demands for immigration measures and vote in support of a temporary spending bill to end a government shutdown now in its third day. Continue reading

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{FD} Government shutdown: Federal workforce benched as furloughs begin

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Monday marks the start of another work week for many Americans, but hundreds of thousands of government employees have now been furloughed as the government shutdown enters its third day — and its first weekday. Continue reading

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{FD} US Embassy in Jerusalem to open next year, Pence says

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Vice President Pence told Israel’s Knesset on Monday that the U.S. Embassy will open in Jerusalem next year, ahead of schedule. Continue reading

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{FD} State Department spending $592,500 to ‘explore gender identities of boys and men in Kenya’

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The State Department announced a new taxpayer-funded study that suggests “ideals of masculinity” in Kenya are contributing to terrorism. Continue reading

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{FD} Sen. Doug Jones co-sponsors bill to pay military during government shutdown

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Alabama Sen. Doug Jones is co-sponsoring an initiative that would ensure military service members receive their pay during the federal government shutdown that began on Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump’s relationship with top Dems ‘deteriorating’ amid shutdown standoff

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The relationship between President Donald Trump and top Democrats may be “deteriorating” as the two parties inched closer but ultimately fell short on an agreement that would have reopened the federal government before Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} California Democrats want some businesses to fork over half tax-cut savings to state

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Calling the Trump administration’s tax reform plan a “middle-class tax increase,” two California lawmakers proposed a bill that would force some businesses to fork over half of their savings to the state. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Mueller aides’ texts revealed: Read them here

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The anti-Trump text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that led to Strzok’s removal from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe have been obtained by Fox News. Continue reading

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{FD} As Hill leaders try to pin shutdown on Trump or Schumer, bipartisan Senate group aims to reach compromise

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Congressional Democrats and Republicans on Sunday again publically blamed each other’s party for the government running out of money and closing — respectively calling the situation the “Trump Shutdown” or the “Schumer Shutdown.” Continue reading

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{FD} As Hill leaders try to pin shutdown on Trump or Schumer, group of bipartisan senators aims to reach compromise

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Congressional Democrats and Republicans on Sunday again publically blamed each other’s party for the government running out of money and closing — respectively calling the situation the “Trump Shutdown” or the “Schumer Shutdown.” Continue reading

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{FD} Trump calls for ‘nuclear option’ to end shutdown, McConnell signals no

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President Trump suggested Sunday that Senate Republicans change chamber rules — and resort to the “nuclear option” — so that they can pass a long-term budget with a simple, 51-vote majority, amid their funding stalemate with Democrats that has result… Continue reading

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{FD} Mulvaney: Trump won’t ‘weaponize’ shutdown like Obama team did

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White House budget Director Mick Mulvaney tried Sunday to calm Americans’ fears about the government shutdown, vowing those going to work Monday won’t see a “dramatic difference” because President Trump isn’t trying to “weaponize” the situation like th… Continue reading

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{FD} On Day 2 of shutdown, Congress returns to find fix, end politically charged stalemate

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Congress returns to work Sunday to try to strike a spending deal that would end the government shutdown that’s now in its second day. Continue reading

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{FD} Pence makes diplomatic trip to Middle East, meets with Egypt’s el-Sissi first

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Vice President Mike Pence met with Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Cairo on Saturday on the first leg of a trip to the volatile region. Continue reading

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{FD} Ryan orders ethics inquiry into Pa. lawmaker’s reported use of taxpayer cash to settle misconduct case

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U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan has denied any harassment of an ex-aide. He will lose his seat on the ethics panel Continue reading

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{FD} Alabama Dem Doug Jones votes with GOP on spending bill to avoid shutdown

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Newly elected Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, in his most high-profile vote since taking office, was one five Democratic senators to vote overnight with Republicans on a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. Continue reading

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{FD} Maine town manager under fire for promoting white separatism, criticizing Islam

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The town manager of a small community in northern Maine has come under fire for promoting white separatist views and making comments critical of Islam, it was reported Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} First lady Melania Trump says first year has been ‘filled with many wonderful moments’

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Melania Trump tweeted on President Trump’s one year inauguration anniversary. Continue reading

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{FD} Feds close Statue of Liberty, order employee furloughs in response to shutdown

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Washington lawmakers and officials rolled out plans Saturday to address the government shutdown, including the immediate closure of the Statue of Liberty, as the impact of the federal government technically running out of money is already being felt ac… Continue reading

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{FD} Shutdown begins: Statue of Liberty, others closed as America feels impact of impasse

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The impact of the government shutdown is already being felt across the country – including at the nation’s most famous monuments to immigration – as Washington lawmakers and officials rolled out plans to deal with the spending bill impasse. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump accuses Democrats of ‘holding our Military hostage’ over shutdown impasse

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President Trump blamed Democratic lawmakers for a government shutdown Saturday, accusing them of “holding our Military hostage” over their demand that a short-term spending bill include protection for illegal immigrants brought to the country as childr… Continue reading

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{FD} Trump travel ban: Timeline of a legal journey

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of President Trump’s travel ban affecting residents of six majority-Muslim countries. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump blames Dems for shutdown, calls it ‘nice present’ marking his one year in office

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President Trump on Saturday morning continued to blame Democrats for forcing a government shutdown overnight, arguing his opponents are “far more” concerned with illegal immigration than the U.S. military and protecting the country’s southern border…. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump’s first year: How voters in America’s heartland feel about the president

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Wisconsin voters are a bit hard to stereotype or predict. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump administration to revoke Obama-era policy for abortion providers

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Friday that it would revoke an Obama-era “legal guidance” that discouraged states from defunding organizations, such as Planned Parenthood, that provide abortion services. Continue reading

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{FD} Dems deserve blame for ‘Schumer Shutdown,’ GOP leaders say

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Republican leaders blamed their Democratic counterparts early Saturday after the Senate failed to pass a spending bill by midnight Friday to avert a government shutdown. Continue reading

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{FD} GOP rival labels Hawaii governor ‘Doomsday David’ after false alarm fiasco

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A Hawaii GOP gubernatorial candidate has labeled Democratic incumbent Gov. David Ige “Doomsday David” and called on him to resign over the state’s recent false alarm fiasco. Continue reading

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{FD} Democrats Schumer, Pelosi quick to blame Trump after Senate fails to avert shutdown

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After a midnight deadline came and went Friday night in a bid to avert a government shutdown, Democrats in Washington were quick to assign blame. Continue reading

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{FD} Sen. Rand Paul’s neighbor to plea guilty in federal assault case

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The neighbor of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul signed a plea agreement Friday for the November attack that left the Republican lawmaker with six broken ribs. Continue reading

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{FD} Women’s March will focus on voter registration, electing more women, organizers say

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What to know about the 2018 Women’s March and related events. Continue reading

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