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government shutdown begins and so does the finger-pointing


washington (ap) — the government shutdown has begun. so has the finger-pointing. president donald trump says democrats wanted to give him “a nice present” to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration. he says democrats “could have easily made a deal but decided to play shutdown politics instead.” in a series of tweets hours after […]






a weekend of finger-pointing as democrats, gop try to dodge blame for shutdown


feuding democrats and republicans in congress are trying to dodge blame for a paralyzing standoff over immigration and showing few signs of progress on negotiations needed to end a government shutdown that stretched into a second day sunday. the finger-pointing played out in rare weekend proceedings...






government shutdown begins and so does the finger-pointing


americans awoke saturday to learn that quarreling politicians in washington had failed to keep their government in business, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the anniversary of president donald trump's inauguration.






government shutdown begins and so does the finger-pointing


americans awoke saturday to learn that bickering politicians in washington had failed to keep their government in business, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of president donald trump's inauguration.






government shutdown begins, and so does the finger-pointing


americans awoke saturday to learn that bickering politicians in washington had failed to keep their government in business, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of president donald trump's inauguration.it was a striking display of washington dysfunction,...






a weekend of finger-pointing as democrats, gop try to dodge blame for shutdown


hours after shuttering much of the federal government, feuding democrats and republicans in congress spent saturday dodging blame for a paralyzing standoff over immigration and showed few signs of progress on negotiations needed to end it. the finger-pointing played out in rare weekend proceedings...






shutdown's first day is long on blame, short on solutions to reopen government


the first day of a federal shutdown ended much as it began saturday, with democrats and republicans hardened in a stalemate of angry finger-pointing as congress and president trump failed to broker a deal to reopen the government. lawmakers in both parties spent the day blaming each other and pushing...






federal shutdown enters day 2 amid blame game on both sides


senate leaders offered no obvious solution to reopening the government and engaged in unrelenting finger-pointing during a rare sunday session in the hours leading up to a vote to end the shutdown before the workweek began.






who’s to blame for failure of health-care overhaul? finger-pointing begins


republicans' failure to overhaul the u.s. health-care industry has ushered in a round of internal finger-pointing that threatens to deepen the very rifts that doomed the deal - and carve new ones that are likely to complicate the gop's ability to function in the trump era.






drawn to the news: 16 cartoons on the government shutdown


with democrats and republicans pointing fingers at each other, congress failed to pass a spending bill last week, leading to a three-day federal government shutdown that ended monday. here is how 16 editorial cartoonists reacted to the shutdown.






democrats, gop exchange charges of blame for shutdown


washington (ap) — feuding democrats and republicans in congress are trying to dodge blame for a paralyzing standoff over immigration and showing few signs of progress on negotiations needed to end a government shutdown. the finger-pointing saturday played out in rare weekend proceedings in both the house and senate, where lawmakers were eager to show […]






government shutdown begins on anniversary of trump's inauguration


republicans and democrats showed no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and spending saturday as americans awoke to the first day of a government shutdown and congress staged a weekend session to show voters it was trying to resolve the stalemate. the closure of many government agencies...






nasa shutdown plans follow familiar script


as the federal government begins its first shutdown in more than four years jan. 20, nasa's operating plans are little changed from that earlier shutdown, with most agency employees set to be furloughed.






as a divided congress hurtles toward a government shutdown, both point the finge


a bitterly divided congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. democrats in the senate have served notice they will...






partial government shutdown begins in maine as legislature battles governor lepa


part of the state government in maine was shuttered on saturday after lawmakers were unable to send a two-year budget to the liking of republican paul lepage, who promised the shutdown if he sent a fiscal plan that did not include spending cuts. the governor’s order for a partial shutdown of n...






trump slams democrats as third day of government shutdown begins


the government shutdown headed into the workweek monday as senate majority leader mitch mcconnell, r-ky., said he would consider allowing a floor debate on immigration issues in mid- to late february if leaders do not strike an agreement before then, an offer most democrats appeared to reject.






hardship and chaos as federal shutdown moves into second day with no deal on fun


as a government shutdown entered its second day sunday, congress and president trump were poised to face deepening criticism unless they made a deal to reopen the government before the workweek begins. a rare weekend schedule continued on capitol hill, with voting possible, but negotiations over...






what happens when the us government shuts down?


us federal government begins partial shutdown after senate blocks short-term spending bill. what happens next?






government shutdown: what's closed, who is affected?


the federal government shutdown only partially curbs operations. but the longer the shutdown continues, the more likely its impact will be felt.






gop pressing plan to avert government shutdown on dec. 8


washington (ap) — house gop leaders are looking to keep the government’s doors open through dec. 22. they’re hoping that talks with democrats over spending and immigration could head off a government shutdown that neither side says it wants. republicans are preparing a bill to head off a government shutdown next friday the government operating […]






shutdown? gop says no as it tries to save trump priorities


washington (ap) — government shutdown or no shutdown? president donald trump and republican leaders are trying to salvage priorities like his wall along the mexico border and immediate increases in defense spending without stumbling into a politically toxic government shutdown in another month. the temporary government-wide spending bill runs out at midnight april 28, and […]






vacating of skelos conviction prompts finger pointing


albany -- while many critics were blaming the u.s. supreme court for ex-sen. dean skelos's conspiracy conviction being vacated tuesday, others were pointing at federal prosecutors.






vacating of skelos conviction prompts finger-pointing


albany -- while many critics were blaming the u.s. supreme court for ex-sen. dean skelos's conspiracy conviction being vacated tuesday, others were pointing at federal prosecutors.






blue jays rhp marcus stroman points blistering finger at mlb


marcus stroman has an idea who's to blame for all the nagging blisters bothering pitchers lately. he's pointing a finger at major league baseball.






government shutdown latest: all you need to know


with the threat of a government shutdown looming, the house of representatives voted late thursday to keep the government open past a friday deadline to secure a short-term extension of government funding. … to make concessions on immigration. here’s everything you need to know:…...






government shutdown begins; congress returns to work today


americans awoke saturday to learn that bickering politicians in washington had failed to keep their government in business. the republican-controlled congress scheduled an unusual weekend session.






trump the deal-maker couldn't prevent a government shutdown. how can we trust hi


to the editor: though the republicans have control of congress and the executive branch, they need 60 votes to pass a continuing resolution to keep the government open. while the tax bill was passed without democratic votes, now the republicans need them. (“u.s. government shutdown leaves many...






letter: our government is already a laughingstock


i take issue with frank fletcher (letters, jan. 23) when he writes that the government shutdown “should be halted before the world laughs at our government (or lack thereof).” i’m afraid it’s a little too late: our government is already a laughingstock and that status has little to do with the government shutdown. president trump’s […]






government heads toward shutdown as senate fails to approve funding


the government careened toward shutdown friday night in a chaotic close to donald trump's first year as president. an eleventh-hour effort to stave off the shutdown for four weeks appeared to fall well short in the senate, and lawmakers preemptively traded blame as the midnight deadline neared....






government shutdown looms: here's what you need to know


lawmakers have until friday at midnight to pass legislation to avert a government shutdown. here's what that means.






government shutdown: here's what you need to know


lawmakers have until friday at midnight to pass legislation to avert a government shutdown. here's what that means.






air force cancels athletic schedule amid government shutdown; navy to continue


the shutdown of the federal government that began at midnight eastern time already has an early casualty: the air force academy's athletic schedule. "due to the government shutdown, all air force academy home and away intercollegiate athletic events have been canceled until further notice," the...






government shutdown: what’s closed, who’s affected


many government operations will continue, but almost half the 2 million civilian federal workers will be barred from doing their jobs if the shutdown extends into monday.






stay tuned: republicans, debt and a government shutdown


here we go again. when congress returns from its recess, it faces a potential government shutdown. lawmakers will have only a few days to prevent the government from running out of money. members of congress have known about this deadline since december, when they passed the last stopgap funding...






shutdown grounds air force sports and upends nfl viewing; navy to continue


the shutdown of the federal government that began at midnight eastern time already has an early casualty: the air force academy's athletic schedule. "due to the government shutdown, all air force academy home and away intercollegiate athletic events have been canceled until further notice," the...