Government

US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Budget Battle

Bitterly divided Congress careens fails to stave off government shutdown

Government

Senate schedules showdown vote for 10 p.m. EST on House GOP bill averting government

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate schedules showdown vote for 10 p.m. EST on House GOP bill averting government shutdown.


Government

Enough senators have voted against a bill preventing government shutdown to block the

WASHINGTON (AP) — Enough senators have voted against a bill preventing government shutdown to block the measure, roll call still underway.


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Plank, Skelton to make House bids in 2018

Political newcomer Adrian Plank will seek the Democratic nomination for the 47th Missouri House District, while Michela Skelton will make a second bid as a Democrat for the 50th District seat. Plank, a union carpenter, is running for the seat currently held by Chuck Basye, R-Rocheport. He is...


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David Seamon, candidate for presiding commissioner, wants to boost tax revenue, diversity

Increasing community diversity and speeding up stagnant sales tax revenue growth are the two items on the top of Democrat David Seamon’s campaign for Boone County presiding commissioner. Seamon, 28, will be running against incumbent Dan Atwill, who is seeking another term, in the August primary....


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White House blames impending shutdown on Democrats, calls them "obstructionist losers,

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House blames impending shutdown on Democrats, calls them “obstructionist losers, not legislators”


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US government shuts down as Congress fails to overcome standoff over spending and

WASHINGTON (AP) — US government shuts down as Congress fails to overcome standoff over spending and immigration.


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Analysis: Emboldened Democrats take a risk on a shutdown

APTOPIX Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are taking a page from the playbook of President Donald Trump and hard-line conservatives: Fight for your base and don’t blink. In forcing a showdown over immigration — and triggering a government shutdown — Democrats have embraced a confrontational, rule-...


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In run-up to shutdown, an erosion of trust derailed talks

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president was angry. He’d been fuming since the previous night, mad at his chief of staff John Kelly for saying on television Wednesday that Trump’s views on a border wall had “evolved.” To his base, that’s a worse offense than shutting down the government, Trump told a...


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US government shuts down as partisan blame game heats up

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government has shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday. That has halted all but the most essential operations and marred the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction. Last-minute negotiations...


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The Latest: Trump calls shutdown a 'present' from Democrats

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 7:35 a.m. President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for the government shutdown — tweeting that they wanted to give him “a nice present” to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration. He says Democrats “could have...


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