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A Week In San Diego As A Furloughed Government Employee

Welcome to Money Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a lawyer who is on furlough due to the partial government shutdown and spends some of her money this week on Diet Coke. We previously published a Money Diary from this OP last November. Today, we asked her to talk about how the government shutdown is...
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Trump’s Shutdown Proposal Faces Uncertain Fate in Senate

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s proposal to reopen the government, sweetened with immigration provisions aimed at mollifying Democrats but which have alienated some conservatives, is headed for Senate action, its prospects uncertain. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will try to muscle through the 1,300-page spending measure, which includes $5.7 billion to fund Trump’s proposed wall…
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Senate Republicans announce bill to end shutdown on Trump's terms

Measure includes $5.7bn for border wallLittle hope of Democrats support as shutdown enters 32nd daySenate Republicans have released a measure designed around Donald Trump’s proposal for breaking a budget impasse, its centerpiece his demand for $5.7bn to build a southern border wall, which all but guarantees Democratic opposition and no foreseeable end to a partial government shutdown.As the shutdown dragged into its 32nd day, a clear record, another missed paycheck loomed for hundreds of thousan...
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‘Trump Slump’: Gun Sales Down In Shifting Political Climate

When gunmakers and dealers gather this week in Las Vegas for the industry’s largest annual conference, they will be grappling with slumping sales and a shift in politics that many didn’t envision two years ago when gun-friendly Donald Trump and a GOP-controlled Congress took office. Some of the top priorities for the industry — expanding the reach of concealed carry permits and easing restrictions on so-called “silencers” — remain in limbo, and prospects for expanding gun rights are nil for t...
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House and Senate keep shutdown blame game going with more show votes

The longest US government shutdown ever still has no end in sight.
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AP Top Stories January 22 A

Here's the latest for Tuesday January 22nd: Senate Republicans introduce plan to reopen government; Dozens killed in attack on Afghan military base; Plane crash in Ohio kills 2; Man shot dead in Illinois mall.            [Author: AP]
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Feature: Mitch McConnell Got Everything He Wanted. But at What Cost?

The president whom the Senate Republican leader helped elect has turned out to be the one thing he can’t control.
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News Brief: Government Shutdown, TSA Workers Struggle During Closure

The Senate is expected to vote this week on a bill to fund the government. TSA staff are working without pay during the government shutdown, and about 10 percent of TSA workers called out sick Sunday.
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Morning News Brief

The Senate is expected to vote this week on a bill to fund the government. TSA staff are working without pay during the government shutdown, and about 10 percent of TSA workers called out sick Sunday.
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Trump’s proposal to break budget deadlock falls flat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans have released a measure designed around President Donald Trump’s proposal for breaking a budget impasse, its centerpiece his demand for $5.7 billion to build a southern border wall all but guaranteeing Democratic opposition and no foreseeable end to a partial government shutdown. As the shutdown dragged through its fifth week, […]
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Politiscope, an app to track Congressional voting records and bills, launches on android devices

Last September, two former National Football League players launched an app called Politiscope to track the voting records of members of Congress and the bills that they were introducing — and provide non-partisan information about what those bills and votes would mean to voters. The pro-football-playing brothers, Walter Powell Jr. and Brandon Williams, launched the app to provide an accurate accounting of what Congressional leadership was doing — something the two felt was necessary given the p...
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The Latest On The Government Shutdown Standoff

Republicans are planning to bring President Trump's offer to end the shutdown up for a vote in the Senate this week. Democrats oppose it and will vote on their own package in the House.
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Paying for climate change, state sells affordable housing cheaply, delays and cost overruns plague Oahu jail, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Full blood wolf moon eclipse over Hawaii ©2019 All Hawaii News Fighting Climate Change Will Cost The State Millions. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources says money is urgently needed to protect beaches, watersheds, native species and more. Civil Beat.Experts in climate change say Hawaii needs to plan now for rising sea levels. Star-Advertiser.The shortfall in Hawaii’s largest public pension fund climbed to an all-time high of $13.41 billion last year and is expected to keep...
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Audit the Federal Reserve

President Trump’s frustration with the Federal Reserve’s (minuscule) interest rate increases that he blames for the downturn in the stock market has reportedly led him to inquire if he has the authority to remove Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. Chairman Powell has stated that he would not comply with a presidential request for his resignation, meaning President Trump would have to fire Powell if Trump was serious about removing him. The law creating the Federal Reserve gives the president power to r...
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New Hampshire Democrats consider emergency shutdown funding

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic leaders in the New Hampshire Legislature are considering emergency legislation to help furloughed federal workers. Senate President Donna Soucy and House Speaker Steve Shurtleff said Monday they are exploring legislation to allow the state Department of Employment Security to issue unemployment benefits to furloughed workers during the partial government shutdown. […]
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Unorganized Alaska House throws hitch in State of State plan

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers are preparing for Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s first State of the State speech but the lack of an organized House has thrown a hitch in that. While the Senate accepted Dunleavy’s request to address a joint session Tuesday to give his speech, the House had yet to do so. The […]
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Macron ex-security aide: Diplomatic passports given back

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron’s former security aide, at the heart of a damaging political scandal, has told a Senate commission that he turned in his two diplomatic passports after being fired last summer but they were returned to him two months later. Alexandre Benalla said Monday that the passports were returned to […]
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Voting Rights: Will Iowa Be The Next State To Let Felons Vote?

Republican Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is looking to roll back the state’s ban on felon voting, she announced this week. Iowa is one of three states with constitutions that permanently ban convicted felons from voting unless the governor choses to restore the felon’s franchise. Reynolds proposed in her Condition of the State speech a constitutional amendment, which would need to go through the legislature, to change the current system, though the details of the proposal are still unclear. More than 5...
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GOP Lawmaker: ‘This Is An Idiotic Shutdown’

Republican lawmaker Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) called the 31-day partial government shutdown “idiotic” in a Sunday CNN interview, calling on his colleagues in Congress “to be adults” and negotiate a compromise. “This is an idiotic shutdown,” Kinzinger said. “The American people deserve far better from those of us that are elected to represent 750,000 people—to be adults, to be grownups, to understand that we’re not going to get our way. This is to Republicans and Democrats by the way. And let’s just ...
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Trump Lashes Out After Democrats Reject Offer To End Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-one days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he’d billed as a compromise. Trump on Sunday branded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a “radical” and said she was acting “irrationally.” The president also tried to fend off criticism from the right, as conservatives accused him of embracing “amnesty” for immig...
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Kamala Harris Launches 2020 Presidential Campaign With "For The People" Slogan

Sen. Kamala Harris officially announced on January 21 that she will seek the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. Harris, the 54-year-old daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, made history when in 2016 she became the second Black woman ever to be elected to the U.S. Senate. Her announcement is not exactly a surprise: The career prosecutor and former California attorney general has been rumored as a potential presidential candidate even before she took federal office.Symbolically, Har...
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The Impeachment Process Is Worthwhile--Even If the Senate Refuses to Impeach

Though this historical review of the impeachment process won’t be published until the March edition of the Atlantic, all of its subscribers received a copy of Yoni Applebaum’s intriguing study a full month early. Applebaum, the senior editor for politics at the Atlantic, has all the right credentials—if that matters to you--including Columbia, a Brandeis PhD and teaching at Harvard. Obviously, an attempt to get the public thinking, I noticed a number of reviews of the study just a day after its ...
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Kamala Harris Announces Run For President: ‘I’m Very Excited About It’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump’s nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday. Vowing to “bring our voices together,” Harris would be the first woman to hold the presidency and the second African-American if she succeeds. Harris, who grew up in Oakland, California, and is a daughter of parents from Jamaica and India, is one of the earliest high-profile Democr...
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Sen. Kamala Harris jumps into Democratic presidential race

By JUANA SUMMERS WASHINGTON — Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump’s nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday. Vowing to “bring our voices together,” Harris would be the first woman to hold the presidency and the second African-American if she succeeds. Harris, a daughter of immigrant parents who grew up in Oakland, California, is one of the earliest high-profile Democrats to jo...
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Kamala Harris launches 2020 White House bid

California senator Kamala Harris has launched her presidential campaign for 2020, adding to a crowded Democratic field dominated by a new generation of women and minority candidates. The 54-year-old former prosecutor announced her bid for the White House on Monday in an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America programme, saying "The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values. That's why I'm running for president of ...
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United States: California Legislature Amends Section 1542: Are Employer Settlement Agreements Now More Vulnerable To Attack?\ - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

On January 1, 2019, California's Senate Bill No. 1431 went into effect, making a slight, but potentially significant amendment to Civil Code Section 1542.
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Why the Best Executives Are So Highly Paid

--> The higher I have risen in my career, the more criticism and the more obstacles I have faced. In today’s world, if you lay off an employee, fire someone, or make any other decision that potentially upsets people, you face incredible scrutiny. Former employees will go on blogs and criticize you and your leadership style. You will be attacked by many people. This is something that has happened to every leader and every organizer throughout the ages. The leaders of companies, organizations, and...
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Sen. Mitch McConnell looks to shift blame for government shutdown

Senate majority leader plans to bring bill to reopen government to the floor.
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'Amnesty is not a part of my offer': Trump defends proposal from critics on left and right

Senate Majority Leaders Mitch McConnell will introduce Trump's immigration proposal in a Senate bill on Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence said.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Republicans Push Trump Immigration Plan, Seeking to Corner Democrats on Shutdown

Republican leaders hope to pressure Democrats — who insist they won’t negotiate with President Trump on border security until the shutdown ends — not to block Mr. Trump’s proposal.
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