US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Budget Battle

Bitterly divided Congress careens fails to stave off government shutdown


Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2018. There are 344 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Jan. 21, 1968, the North Vietnamese Army launched a full-scale assault against the U.S. combat base in Khe Sanh, South Vietnam, in a siege lasting 11 weeks;...


Weekend of women's marches promises continued momentum

APTOPIX Women's March Los Angeles-20

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of people poured into a football stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, the anniversary of women’s marches around the world, to cap off a weekend of global demonstrations that promised to continue building momentum for equality, justice and an end to sexual harassment. “This is...


Centrist senators race to strike a deal to end government shutdown

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Centrist senators racing to strike a deal to end the government shutdown expressed optimism Sunday that they were close to an agreement - but it was unclear whether they would be able to secure the support of leadership to end the impasse. With the start...


Evangelicals continue to apply moral relativism in dealing with Trump, but at what cost?

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Few voting blocs back President Donald Trump as strongly as white evangelicals. Many of them on Friday reminded the world why as they descended upon Washington for the March for Life, one of the nation’s largest antiabortion gatherings. Trump became the first sitting...


Federal shutdown enters Day 2 amid blame game on both sides

Budget Battle-6

President Donald Trump’s budget director is holding out hope that feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress can reach a short-term spending agreement before the start of the workweek Monday, but he worries that the government shutdown could last for several more days if progress remains elusive.


The Latest: Nevada marchers happy to be part of history

Womens March Minnesota

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on women’s marches taking place around the world (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Some early arrivers at the Las Vegas women’s march, which is launching a voter drive and targeting swing states like Nevada, say they’re happy to be part of history. Organizers hope the rally...


FBI did not save officials' texts during key period in Trump probe, senator says

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The FBI did not retain text messages exchanged by two senior officials involved in the probes of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for a five-month period ending the day a special counsel was appointed to investigate possible connections between the Trump...


Trump launches new round of partisan attacks as government shutdown enters Day 2

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pressed the Senate Sunday to end a government shutdown that reached its second day, with Trump lashing out at Democrats and urging Republicans to change the rules if the standoff there isn’t resolved....


Corruption trial of ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo aide to begin

Cuomo Aide Corruption Trial

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — For decades, Joseph Percoco was among the most loyal aides and confidants to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, so close to his family that the governor once likened him to a brother. This week, he faces trial in New York City on federal charges that he used that relationship to...


Trial set for man accused of making bomb parts for jihadists

PHOENIX (AP) — A decade ago, military police raiding a Baghdad apartment during the Iraq War discovered bomb-making materials that authorities say contained the fingerprints of a Syrian man now accused of making a key component for improvised explosive devices for a jihadist group that attacked...

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