• Gov't shutdown deadline nears; Senate sets one last vote

    1 month ago - By Stl Today

    WASHINGTON - The government careened toward shutdown Friday night in a chaotic close to Donald Trump's first year as president, as Democrats and Republicans preemptively traded blame while still struggling to find some accord before a deadline at the...
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  • Wall St. rises as govt. shutdown looms

    Wall St. rises as govt. shutdown looms

    1 month ago - By Reuters

    The S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed at record highs despite the potential of a government shutdown. Fred Katayama reports.
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  • Red-state Democrats are feeling the pressure to vote for the GOP plan to avoid a shutdown

    Red-state Democrats are feeling the pressure to vote for the GOP plan to avoid a shutdown

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    The federal government will enter a partial shutdown at midnight unless Congress passes a funding bill.
    Legislation has stalled in the Senate due to opposition from Democrats and a few Republicans.
    Two Democrats from red states that are up for re-election in 2018 have switched sides and will vote for the funding bill.
    As the clock ticks towards the midnight deadline for Congress to avoid a government shutdown, some Democrats in the Senate are starting to buck their party and side with Republicans.
    Democrats representing states President Donald Trump won in 2016 are feeling the pressure to...
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  • Here's which parts of the federal government will remain open during a government shutdown

    Here's which parts of the federal government will remain open during a government shutdown

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    As Washington faces a potential shutdown, "non-essential" services provided by information bureaus, national parks, as well as other employees across the federal government will close if Congress cannot reach a deal on a continuing resolution.
    "Essential" operations pertaining to national security, law and order, and emergency life-and-death services that keep basic elements of the government operational will continue to function, as will agencies and services that are not funded through congressional appropriations.
    These include the US Postal Service, immigration and border patrol, as...
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