• Congress is scrambling to find a deal to end the government shutdown as both parties play the blame game

    6 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    After the Senate failed to pass a funding bill Friday night, the federal government is now in a partial shutdown.
    The two parties in the Senate failed to reach an agreement on immigration, funding, healthcare, or the timing of a shutdown delay.
    The Senate will reconvene at 12 p.m. ET to continue their work, while the House is on standby in case a bill passes that needs another vote.
    The federal government is currently in a partial shutdown after the Senate failed to pass a funding bill late Friday night.
    Deliberations between the Democratic and Republican party leaderships are ongoing in...
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  • TrumpShutdown Dominates Twitter Reaction to Government Funding Failure

    TrumpShutdown Dominates Twitter Reaction to Government Funding Failure

    6 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Democrats and Republicans are publicly sparring over which party is responsible for the government shutdown that began at midnight on Friday, after Congress failed to pass a short-term funding bill.
    In the hours just before the deadline, though, prevailing sentiment on Twitter was crystal clear. TrumpShutdown, a hashtag laying blame squarely on the White House and Republicans, topped global trends .
    While not a precise gauge of American voter sentiment, the early Twitter momentum reflects a stark reality: the 2018 government shutdown is the first since the Carter administration in the late...
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  • Government Shutdown Starts as Senate Democrats Block GOP Funding Plan

    6 monthes ago - By Fortune

    The U.S. government officially entered a partial shutdown early Saturday as Senate Democrats and a handful of Republicans blocked a bill to fund the government after the two parties failed to break their deadlock over immigration.
    The shutdown began one year from the day President Donald Trump was inaugurated. Trump and his aides were typically defiant, with his press secretary calling Democrats "obstructionist losers, not legislators" and saying there would be no immigration negotiations until the shutdown was lifted.
    The White House and federal agencies spent Friday mapping out the...
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  • 'Democrats wanted to give me a nice present': Trump and Pence attack Democrats over shutdown

    'Democrats wanted to give me a nice present': Trump and Pence attack Democrats over shutdown

    6 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The federal government entered a partial shutdown at midnight after the Senate failed to pass a funding bill.
    President Donald Trump went after Democrats in a tweetstorm on Saturday, the one year anniversary of his inauguration, calling the shutdown "a nice present."
    Vice President also attacked Democrats in a statement while flying to Egypt to begin a trip around the Middle East.
    The White House came out swinging against Democrats on Saturday, pointing the finger squarely at the opposition for the federal government's partial shutdown that began at midnight.
    "This is the One Year...
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