Bill Theobald and Michael Collins USA TODAY Published 7:06 PM EST Dec 28, 2018 WASHINGTON – If the current government shutdown were a movie, it would be a remake. The partial shutdown of federal agencies that began a week ago marks the twenty-first time Americans have watched this tale of conflict and stalemate. Many of the past dramas drew less notice because of their brevity. The deadlock between President Donald Trump and Democrats is in its second week -- still far from three-week saga during the 1990s. But as it drags on, the fight over funding for Trump's proposed border wall is evoking comparisons to the '90s budget fight and other past standoffs. More: Why Trump and lawmakers are still getting paid during shutdown If there is any lesson from the past shutdowns, it would appear that a resolution comes when public frustration with the inaction begins to boil over. So, keep an eye on the polls to see whether the public sides with Trump or congressional … [Read more...] about Government shutdown: How long will it last and what can we learn?
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Antonia Jaramillo Florida Today Published 7:56 PM EST Dec 27, 2018 It's official: The partial federal government shutdown will have interplanetary consequences. As NASA's New Horizons spacecraft hurtles through the uncharted darkness of deep space, it's on target for a brief New Year's Day rendezvous with Ultima Thule, the most distant and primitive object ever to be explored by humankind. The data gathered by the mission will help scientists understand what conditions were like when our solar system first formed billions of years ago. But, due to the shutdown, those interested in tuning into the momentous event will be left almost in the dark: There will be no NASA-provided press releases, no social media updates and, perhaps most important to some, no live NASA webcast. "What's really a shame is this is truly historic," New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern told FLORIDA TODAY Thursday. "It's the farthest … [Read more...] about Government shutdown keeping NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft in the dark
The partial shutdown of the government may have gone into effect over the weekend, but with the first two days of the work week federally declared holidays, Wednesday marked the first day most federal workers — of which there are more than 50,000 in Colorado — found themselves forced off the job. For Chris Fowler, a project manager with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Denver, the work stoppage resulting from an impasse in budget negotiations between the Trump administration and Congress means another period of unwelcome uncertainty for him and his colleagues. “I have a mortgage to pay, a daughter in college and a son about to graduate high school,” said Fowler, who went through the 16-day partial federal government shutdown five years ago. “The bottom line is we shouldn’t have to do this — we should be at work.” But Fowler and 800,000 fellow federal employees across the United States are now furloughed — or … [Read more...] about “We should be at work”: Furloughed federal employees in Colorado bemoan uncertainty of government shutdown
They went on: "As long as the president is guided by the House Freedom Caucus, it's hard to see how he can come up with a solution that can pass both the House and Senate and end his Trump Shutdown".With the stock market on track for its worst December since the Great Depression, President Donald Trump berated the Federal Reserve for its stewardship of the economy."We can't do it without a barrier".Funding for about a quarter of federal programs - including the departments of Homeland Security, Justice and Agriculture - expired at midnight on Friday.As the government shutdown entered its fourth day and expected to stretch at least well into the week, the president said the US must have "a wall, a fence, whatever they want to call it". "We can't do it without a wall", he said."There may be a case of an Olympic champion who may get over the wall, but for the most part, you're not going to be able to do it", Trump said of getting around such a structure.A sign announces the closure of the … [Read more...] about No signs of a deal to end partial government shutdown
Editors USA TODAY Published 3:43 AM EST Dec 20, 2018 House could approve short-term spending bill ahead of deadline A short-term spending bill that would fund the government through early next year and avert a looming government shutdown could go up for a House vote Thursday after clearing its first hurdle when it won Senate approval. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., offered the temporary spending bill after President Donald Trump’s demand for $5 billion in funding for a wall along the nation’s southern border resulted in a standoff that threatened to shut down parts of the government. Nine federal departments and several smaller agencies – a quarter of the government – will run out of money and shut down at midnight Friday unless Congress and the White House agree to extend their funding. Whether Trump will sign the short-term funding bill remains uncertain. Body of migrant girl who died in US custody returns home The … [Read more...] about Government shutdown, Harvey Weinstein case: 5 things to know Thursday