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Friday, Jan 11, 2019 at 05:23 PM EST

Federal Workers Get $0 Pay Stubs as Shutdown Drags on

Federal Workers Get $0 Pay Stubs as Shutdown Drags on

Federal workers received pay stubs Friday with nothing but zeroes on them as the effects of the government shutdown hit home, deepening anxieties about mortgage payments and unpaid bills. All told, an estimated...

Friday, Jan 11, 2019 at 07:06 PM EST

Air Traffic Control Union Sues Over Lost Pay From Shutdown

Air Traffic Control Union Sues Over Lost Pay From Shutdown

The union representing the United States’ air traffic controllers is suing the Trump administration over pay that’s frozen as part of the partial government shutdown, a sign of increasing tension between federal...

Friday, Jan 11, 2019 at 07:33 AM EST

Gov't Shutdown Halts Federal Cleanups at US Superfund Sites

Gov't Shutdown Halts Federal Cleanups at US Superfund Sites

The government shutdown has suspended federal cleanups at Superfund sites around the nation and forced the cancellation of public hearings, deepening the mistrust and resentment of surrounding residents who feel...

Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 01:38 AM EST

US Starts Withdrawing Supplies, Not Troops, From Syria

US Starts Withdrawing Supplies, Not Troops, From Syria

The U.S. military says it has started pulling equipment, but not troops, out of Syria as a first step in meeting President Donald Trump's demand for a complete military withdrawal. The Friday announcement...

Friday, Jan 11, 2019 at 04:18 AM EST

Pompeo Takes US Anti-Iran Message to Gulf Arab States

Pompeo Takes US Anti-Iran Message to Gulf Arab States

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brought the Trump administration's anti-Iran message to Gulf Arab states on Friday as he continued a nine-nation tour of the Middle East aimed at reassuring America's partners...

Friday, Jan 11, 2019 at 05:47 PM EST

Trump Says He Won't Declare National Emergency 'So Fast'

Trump Says He Won't Declare National Emergency 'So Fast'

President Donald Trump tamped down expectations that he is close to declaring a national emergency to get the money he desires to build his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall as a three-week impasse...

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 at 05:18 PM EST

Trump Could Take Billions From Disaster Areas to Fund Wall

Trump Could Take Billions From Disaster Areas to Fund Wall

President Donald Trump has been briefed on a plan that would use the Army Corps of Engineers and a portion of $13.9 billion of Army Corps funding to build 315 miles of barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border,...

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 at 05:08 PM EST

Payday Without Pay Hits Federal Workers as Shutdown Drags On

Payday Without Pay Hits Federal Workers as Shutdown Drags On

Payday will come Friday without any checks for about 800,000 federal employees affected by the government shutdown, forcing workers to scale back spending, cancel trips, apply for unemployment benefits and take...

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 at 08:09 PM EST

Democrats Question Treasury Chief on Russian Oligarch

Democrats Question Treasury Chief on Russian Oligarch

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told lawmakers in a classified briefing Thursday that the Trump administration will keep strict U.S. sanctions on Oleg Deripaska and any companies he owns, but Democrats say...

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 at 04:15 PM EST

Trump Visits Southern Border to Make Case for a Border Wall

Trump Visits Southern Border to Make Case for a Border Wall

President Donald Trump flew to Texas Thursday to tour the southern border and make the case for his proposed border wall. This comes as the federal government entered its 20th day of a partial shutdown....

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