Second partial government shutdown looms: What to know

Congress’ border security deal averts government shutdown The Hill editor-in-chief Bob Cusack says the border security bill will most likely pass. A second partial government shutdown is just days away if President Trump and congressional leaders can't agree to a funding deal by Friday at midnight. Continue Reading Below After a 35-day shutdown — the longest on record — Trump […]

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In new government shutdown, flight attendants won’t let passengers’ lives be put at risk

Picture this: Airline pilots typically maintain what they call a “sterile cockpit” during takeoff and landing, when no communication is permitted between the cabin and flightdeck. This is to allow pilots to focus on the most difficult, and task-intensive, parts of the flight. But during the recent government shutdown — the longest in our nation’s history — some pilots briefed flight […]

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Government shutdown carries a high price

While President Trump announced legislation Friday to end the partial government shutdown, its economic cost was $7.1 billion as of Jan. 25, according to estimates by S&P Global Ratings. That’s $1.4 billion more than President Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to build the southern border wall. House and Senate members will vote on a proposed measure to temporarily reopen the government until Feb. […]

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Local furloughed federal worker on pay: ‘Donald Trump is holding it hostage’

A furloughed IRS worker days away from running out of life-sustaining insulin started a GoFundMe to plea for help. A family is selling their clothes. A single mother borrowed from parents already as other families are racking up credit card debt. As the government shutdown heads into its fifth week, workers in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky shared how their […]

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Hard-up federal workers seek jobless benefits, dip into retirement funds to pay bills as shutdown drags on

Thousands of federal workers who’ve gone unpaid during the 27-day partial government shutdown are applying for jobless benefits and dipping into their retirement accounts to ease the financial pain — and the numbers are growing. Some 10,454 government employees sought jobless benefits in the week ended Jan. 5, the Labor Department said Thursday. The figures are reported with a one-week […]

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Partial government shutdown: 8 common questions Americans have

Trump White House concerned over potential economic impact of an extended partial government shutdown Charlie Gasparino on concerns within the Trump White House that if the partial government shutdown continues it could begin to impact U.S. economic growth. The partial government shutdown that began on Dec. 22 stretched into its fourth week on Saturday as congressional leaders and President Trump […]

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‘I live paycheck to paycheck’: Federal workers to rally for their jobs at White House

Federal workers and their supporters will rally for their jobs Thursday outside the White House as the partial government shutdown rolls through its third week with no end in sight. Almost half of the 800,000 civilian federal  employees are not working, and even those that are won’t be paid until the stalemate is settled. For most, the furlough becomes real […]

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Brexit Brief: U.K. government suffers ‘no-deal’ defeat

British politicians on Tuesday evening significantly hindered the U.K. government’s ability to push the country into exiting the European Union without a deal. A majority of 303 British politicians backed an amendment to the government’s finance bill, which will restrict it from making changes to tax laws if it forces the country to pursue a crash-out Brexit. Yvette Cooper, a […]

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