Congress

President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Washington.
Evan Vucci/AP Photo
January 03, 2019 - 6:53 am
UPDATED: 10:34 a.m. By Lisa Mascaro and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial government shutdown entered a 13th day Thursday with House Democrats prepared to pass their plan to reopen government and President Donald Trump accusing them of playing politics with an eye on...
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The Capitol is seen as New Year's Day comes to a close with the partial government shutdown in its second week, in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
January 02, 2019 - 7:07 am
By Lisa Mascaro, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are sweeping into power this week on a campaign promise of improving government for ordinary Americans. But first, they'll have to get government reopened from the partial shutdown. As the Congress gavels in for the...
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The Capitol is mirrored in the Reflecting Pool in Washington, as a partial government shutdown heads into a second week, Friday night, Dec. 28, 2018.
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December 31, 2018 - 1:03 pm
By Zeke Miller and Misa Mascaro, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are introducing a package of bills Monday that would re-open the federal government without approving money for President Donald Trump's border wall. The House is preparing to vote as soon as the new Congress...
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Louis C.K
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December 31, 2018 - 10:10 am
By Doug Criss, CNN (CNN) -- Comedian Louis C.K. is in hot water again, this time for seeming to make fun of survivors of the Parkland school shooting and their effort for stricter gun control. In the audio, reportedly from a recent comedy set, an audience is heard laughing as the comedian mocks the...
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Dreamstime
David Madden
December 30, 2018 - 4:00 am
WASHINGTON (KYW Newsradio) — The highest court in the land cleared the way for legal sports betting from coast to coast back in May. Now there’s a move in Congress that could, if approved, give the federal government oversight authority. A bill introduced in the Senate earlier this month would set...
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The Capitol building is visible as a man who declined to give his name picks up garbage and stacks it near a trash can during a partial government shutdown on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018.
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December 26, 2018 - 8:32 am
UPDATED: 12:17 By Darlene Superville, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Christmas has come and gone but the partial government shutdown is just getting started. Wednesday brings the first full business day after several government departments and agencies closed up over the weekend due to a...
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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy
J. Scott Applewhite/AP
December 21, 2018 - 6:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a midnight deadline to avoid a partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump said Friday a closure would drag on "for a very long time" and he tried to lay blame on congressional Democrats if there's no deal over his demand for U.S.-Mexico border wall money. Only a...
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The Capitol is seen at twilight in Washington, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018.
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December 18, 2018 - 8:46 am
By Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight over President Donald Trump's $5 billion wall funds has deepened, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington. It wasn't always like this,...
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What to expect if there's a partial government shutdown
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December 17, 2018 - 10:44 am
By Clare Foran, CNN (CNN) -- A possible partial government shutdown is only a hand full of days away with President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats locked in a dispute over border security with no resolution in sight. Funding expires for a number of key government agencies on December 21...
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In this Dec. 11, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meets with Democratic leaders the Oval Office in Washington.
Evan Vucci/AP Photo
December 17, 2018 - 9:22 am
By Hope Yen, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown, the White House is insisting that Congress provide $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border despite lawmaker resistance from both parties. Without a resolution, parts of the...
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