Government finance

Night falls on the U.S. Capitol on second day of the federal shutdown as lawmakers negotiate behind closed doors in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown is set to sow more disruption and political peril Monday after the Senate inched closer but ultimately fell short of an agreement that would have reopened federal agencies before the beginning of the workweek. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and...
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Lights illuminate the U.S. Capitol on second day of the federal shutdown as lawmakers negotiate behind closed doors in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 21, 2018 - 8:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Restive Senate moderates in both parties searched for a solution to a partisan stalemate as they raced toward a late-night showdown vote and their last chance to reopen the federal government before hundreds of thousands of federal workers were forced to stay home Monday...
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The Capitol is seen under cloudy skies on Day 2 of the federal shutdown, in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 21, 2018 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Restive Senate moderates in both parties expressed hopes of finding a way out of the government shutdown mess Sunday as their leadership engaged in unrelenting finger-pointing over who was to blame for the stalemate. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill said they were pursuing a deal to...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to his office after speaking on the senate floor Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 21, 2018 - 1:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing back against President Donald Trump's calls to end Senate filibusters. When filibusters of legislation are underway, it takes 60 votes in the 100-member Senate to halt...
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January 21, 2018 - 1:53 pm
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — State officials are targeting New York's North Country for a tourism grant. The new state budget proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo has $13 million in capital funding for the development of new lodging properties in northern New York. The North Country Regional Economic...
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Vice President Mike Pence greets U.S. troops on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, near the Syrian border. Pence, weighing in from the Middle East on the shutdown in Washington, accused the U.S. Congress of playing politics with military pay, and told American soldiers that the Trump administration would demand that lawmakers reopen the government. (AP Photo/Ken Thomas)
January 21, 2018 - 11:43 am
NEAR THE SYRIAN BORDER (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence, weighing in from the Middle East on the shutdown in Washington, accused the U.S. Congress of playing politics with military pay, and told American soldiers stationed near the Syrian border that the Trump administration would demand that...
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A pedestrian walks outside of the U.S. Capitol building Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Washington, as Republicans and Democrats showed no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and spending Saturday as Americans awoke to the first day of a government shutdown. In the background is the Washington Memorial. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 21, 2018 - 11:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...
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January 21, 2018 - 10:24 am
NEAR THE SYRIAN BORDER (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence, weighing in from the Middle East on the shutdown in Washington, accused the U.S. Congress of playing politics with military pay, and told American soldiers stationed near the Syrian border that the Trump administration would demand that...
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House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., center, joined from left by, Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., hold a news conference on the first morning of a government shutdown after a divided Senate rejected a funding measure last night, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 21, 2018 - 10:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling on Republicans to "sit down and talk" with Democrats on immigration in an effort to reopen the government. The former Democratic presidential candidate said Sunday on CNN's "...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen disembark the plane upon his arrival at Amman military airport, Jordan, Saturday, Jan 20, 2018. This is the second leg of his Middle East tour that will include Israel. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
January 21, 2018 - 9:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 9:55 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence is blasting Congress for playing politics with military pay by failing to keep the government open. Pence told U.S. soldiers stationed near the Syrian border on Sunday: "You deserve better...
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