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Government shutdown begins and so does the finger-pointing

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:20:20 GMT2018-01-20T15:20:20Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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 anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration....

The Latest: Trump, McConnell talk strategies to end shutdown

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:13:26 GMT2018-01-20T16:13:26Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local):...

Trump's first year in office has been a can't-miss drama

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:35:56 GMT2018-01-20T15:35:56Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bleak description of "American carnage." A forceful rollback of his predecessor's achievements. A blatant falsehood from the White House podium....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump disdained jobless rate, now loves it

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:08:16 GMT2018-01-20T15:08:16Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump, the presidential candidate, would not like the way Trump, the president, is crowing about today's unemployment rate. He'd be calling the whole thing a "hoax."...

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

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:24:12 GMT2018-01-20T07:24:12Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The president was angry....

Government shutdown: What's closed, who's affected

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:29:47 GMT2018-01-20T14:29:47Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of federal employees began their weekends gripped with doubt, uncertain of when they'll be able to return to work and how long they'll have to go without being paid after a bitter political dispute in Washington triggered a government shutdown....

Women will march again with aim to become a political force

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:52:15 GMT2018-01-20T04:52:15Z

Activists are returning to the streets a year after a million people rallied worldwide at marches for female empowerment, hoping to create an enduring political movement that will elect more women to government office....

Analysis: Emboldened Democrats take a risk on a shutdown

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 06:08:47 GMT2018-01-20T06:08:47Z

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....

Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump's 1-year festivities

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:45:40 GMT2018-01-20T05:45:40Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Talk about lousy timing....

Shutdown is first since 2013, but not exceptional

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 06:34:29 GMT2018-01-20T06:34:29Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump and Congress failed to reach an agreement on a spending plan by midnight Friday, triggering a partial shutdown of the federal government. Government shutdowns are unusual but not unheard of. The government has partially shut down three times in the past quarter-century - and far more often in decades past....