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Federal Courts, Running Out of Money, Brace for Shutdown’s Pain

The judicial branch has been able to continue paying its workers so far, but that may soon change if the partial government shutdown continues.
Tags: News, United States Politics and Government, Courts and the Judiciary, Federal Courts (US, Jury System, Appeals Courts (US


Trump Vows to Reinvent Missile Defenses, but Offers Incremental Plans

A new Pentagon document largely addresses destroying small numbers of missiles launched by regional powers, rather than overwhelming strikes from Russia or China.
Tags: News, Russia, Pentagon, United States Politics and Government, United States International Relations, United States Defense and Military Forces, Shutdowns (Institutional, Missiles and Missile Defense Systems




The Real Governments of Blue America

In some states, politicians are actually trying to do their jobs.
Tags: News, Republican Party, Trump, Democratic Party, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Shutdowns (Institutional, States (US, Real Governments of Blue America


Trump Hits Back at Nancy Pelosi, Threatening Her Trip to See Troops

The House speaker had threatened to cancel President Trump’s State of the Union address, citing security concerns because of the government shutdown.
Tags: News, House, Nancy Pelosi, Nancy, Trump, Pelosi, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Shutdowns (Institutional, Trump Hits Back


Times Insider: In Syrian Town Where U.S. Senators Wore No Body Armor, a Fragile Stability Shatters

A suicide bomber killed 15 people, including four Americans, at a restaurant in Manbij this week. In July, two senators, accompanied by a reporter, had lunch there with local leaders.
Tags: News, Kurds, Graham, Lindsey, United States Politics and Government, Manbij, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, United States Defense and Military Forces, Manbij (Syria


136 House Republicans Join Democrats in Vote Against Russia Sanctions Relief

The vote to enforce sanctions on an oligarch’s companies was an overwhelming show of disapproval of Trump administration policy, but it was mostly symbolic because a similar Senate measure had failed.
Tags: News, Senate, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Trump, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Embargoes and Sanctions, Rusal, Moscow (Russia, Deripaska, Oleg V


Trump Hits Back at Pelosi, Threatening Her Trip to See Troops

The House speaker had threatened to cancel President Trump’s State of the Union address, citing security concerns because of the government shutdown.
Tags: News, House, Nancy, Trump, Pelosi, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Shutdowns (Institutional


Family Separation May Have Hit Thousands More Migrant Children Than Reported

The government has said that about 2,700 migrant children were separated from their families at the border last year. But the removals may have involved thousands more.
Tags: News, Homeland Security Department, Health and Human Services Department, United States Politics and Government, Immigration and Emigration, Families and Family Life, Immigration Detention


Trump Hits Back at Pelosi, Threatening Her Trip Abroad Over the State of the Union

The House speaker had threatened to cancel President Trump’s State of the Union address, citing security concerns because of the government shutdown.
Tags: News, House, Nancy, Trump, Pelosi, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Shutdowns (Institutional


Most State Dept. Employees Will Return to Work Next Week Despite Shutdown

The employees will be paid, an agency official said, at least in the short term once they return. But beyond that was unclear.
Tags: News, State Department, Trump, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Shutdowns (Institutional, Washington (DC


Pelosi Presses Case to Delay State of the Union Address

As the House speaker continued to push her case for a delay, she also hinted that Democrats would promote their own proposals for border security in the coming days.
Tags: News, Democrats, House, Nancy, Trump, Pelosi, Hakeem, Jeffries, DeFazio, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Peter A, Shutdowns (Institutional, Border Barriers, State of the Union Message (US


Thousands More Migrant Children Were Probably Taken From Families Than Reported

The government has reported about 2,700 migrant children separated from their families at the border last year. But the removals may have involved thousands more.
Tags: News, Homeland Security Department, Health and Human Services Department, United States Politics and Government, Immigration and Emigration, Families and Family Life, Immigration Detention


At Pentagon, Trump Announces Plans to Expand Missile Defenses

The costly plans come in the midst of the longest government shutdown in history and while the Pentagon’s leadership is in flux.
Tags: News, Pentagon, United States Politics and Government, United States International Relations, United States Defense and Military Forces, Shutdowns (Institutional, Missiles and Missile Defense Systems, Pentagon Trump


Thousands More Migrant Children Likely Taken From Families Than First Reported

The government has reported about 2,700 migrant children separated from their families at the border last year. But the removals began earlier, and may have involved thousands more, the Inspector General found.
Tags: News, Homeland Security Department, Health and Human Services Department, United States Politics and Government, Immigration and Emigration, Families and Family Life, Immigration Detention


At Pentagon, Trump Announce Expansion of Missile Defenses

The costly plans come in the midst of the longest government shutdown in history and while the Pentagon’s leadership is in flux.
Tags: News, Pentagon, United States Politics and Government, United States International Relations, United States Defense and Military Forces, Shutdowns (Institutional, Missiles and Missile Defense Systems


Steve King Still Has Backing in Iowa, but Even Supporters Say ‘He’s Done’

Many voters in western Iowa still like Mr. King, even after Congress rebuked him for his views on white supremacy, but also think that his career is effectively over.
Tags: Elections, News, Congress, Iowa, House Of Representatives, Republican Party, King, Ernst, Joni, United States Politics and Government, Steven A, Race and Ethnicity


Trump Heads to Pentagon to Announce Expansion of Missile Defenses

The costly plans come in the midst of the longest government shutdown in history and while the Pentagon’s leadership is in flux.
Tags: News, Pentagon, United States Politics and Government, United States International Relations, United States Defense and Military Forces, Shutdowns (Institutional, Missiles and Missile Defense Systems, Trump Heads to Pentagon


As the Shutdown Drags On, Federal Workers File for Unemployment

With no pay coming in and no end in sight, growing numbers of federal employees are overcoming their reluctance and filing claims for state aid to make ends meet.
Tags: News, Unemployment Insurance, Layoffs and Job Reductions, Organized Labor, United States Politics and Government, Labor and Jobs, Shutdowns (Institutional, Government Employees, States (US


Fact Check: Trump’s Tweet on Border Walls in Europe

President Trump said that border walls were going up around the world and that European walls built since 2015 were considered “close to 100% successful.”
Tags: Europe, News, European Union, Trump, Illegal Immigration, Frontex, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Middle East and Africa Migrant Crisis, Border Barriers


As Shutdown Drags On, Some Step Up to Help Unpaid Federal Workers

Restaurants have fed them for free. Banks have suspended late fees on their credit cards. And at airports, they’ve been offered hugs, encouragement and casseroles.
Tags: News, Philanthropy, Transportation Security Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Internal Revenue Service, United States Coast Guard, United States Politics and Government, United Way of America, Chicago (Ill, Shutdowns (Institutional, Denver (Colo, Tampa (Fla, Government Employees, Food Banks and Pantries


The Argument: How Trump Loses the G.O.P.

And Does the Women’s March Have an Anti-Semitism Problem?
Tags: News, Putin, Russia, David, Republican Party, Anti-semitism, King, Trump, Goldberg, Vladimir V, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Steven A, Douthat, Leonhardt, Impeachment


In a West Wing in Transition, Trump Tries to Stand Firm on the Shutdown

Despite his public bravado, President Trump has had moments of frustration as he takes in negative news coverage of the shutdown, pointing his finger at aides for not delivering the deal he wants.
Tags: News, Nancy, Chris, Jared, Whipple, Trump, Kelly, Mick, Pelosi, West Wing, Kushner, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, United States International Relations, Mulvaney, Shutdowns (Institutional


Democrats Fall Short in Russia Sanctions Vote

A measure that would have forced President Trump to leave sanctions in place on an oligarch’s companies came three votes short in the Senate.
Tags: News, Senate, Russia, Trump, Treasury Department, Presidential Election of 2016, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Embargoes and Sanctions, Rusal, Deripaska, Oleg V, EN+ Group


White House Redefines Who Is Essential to Get Parts of Government Moving Again

The administration is opening the government piece by piece, forcing thousands of workers to report to the job without pay in sectors that could benefit the president’s base.
Tags: News, White House, Layoffs and Job Reductions, Law and Legislation, United States Politics and Government, Shutdowns (Institutional, Federal Taxes (US, Federal Budget (US




Pence Says U.S. Still Waiting on North Korea for ‘Concrete Steps’ to Denuclearize

The vice president’s unequivocal statement seemed to contradict President Trump’s claim last summer that “there is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea.”
Tags: News, North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, Kim Jong-un, State Department, Trump, Mike, Pence, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, United States International Relations, Embargoes and Sanctions


Government Shutdown Shakes Stability of Jobs That Are Often the Best Around

Federal work is an anchor in many local economies, offering security and benefits increasingly rare in the private sector and a route to the middle class.
Tags: News, United States Economy, Wages and Salaries, United States Politics and Government, Labor and Jobs, Shutdowns (Institutional, Government Employees


Will We Ever See Mueller’s Report on Trump? Maybe.

There is no guarantee a report on the findings of the special counsel’s investigation will be made public. Here’s what could determine the outcome.
Tags: News, Justice Department, Trump, Mueller, Barr, Executive Privilege, Law and Legislation, Appointments and Executive Changes, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel, Robert S III, Doctrine of, William P



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