Government finance

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, walks to his office on Capitol Hill, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 20, 2018 - 12:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he will seek to halt a shutdown with a proposal to fund the government through Feb. 8. McConnell's comments from the Senate floor came shortly after a measure to...
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President Donald Trump waits to be introduced to speak to the March for Life participants from the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 20, 2018 - 12:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Talk about lousy timing. President Donald Trump had hoped to spend the weekend celebrating the one-year anniversary of his inauguration amid friends at his opulent Palm Beach, Florida, estate. Instead, he's reckoning with a federal government shutdown. Trump scrapped plans to...
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Sen. Kamala Harris D-Calif., speaks during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and to avoid the government shut down on Capitol Hill, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 20, 2018 - 12:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 12:15 a.m. The final Senate vote on a Republican bill aimed at preventing a federal shutdown is in, and it's 10 votes short. Friday's late-night vote means a government closure is under way. There have been no clear...
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Sen. Kamala Harris D-Calif., speaks during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and to avoid the government shut down on Capitol Hill, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 20, 2018 - 12:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 12 midnight The U.S. government shut down at midnight after Congress failed to resolve a partisan standoff over immigration and spending. In a late-night vote, Senate Democrats joined to block a bill that would have...
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With no apparent indications of a breakthrough in the Senate to avoid a government shutdown, the Capitol is illuminated in Washington, Friday evening, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 20, 2018 - 12:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction. Last-minute negotiations crumbled as...
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With no apparent indications of a breakthrough in the Senate to avoid a government shutdown, the Capitol is illuminated in Washington, Friday evening, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 19, 2018 - 11:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government careened toward shutdown Friday night in a chaotic close to Donald Trump's first year as president. An eleventh-hour effort to stave off the shutdown for four weeks appeared to fall well short in the Senate, and lawmakers preemptively traded blame as the midnight...
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President Donald Trump waits to be introduced to speak to the March for Life participants from the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 19, 2018 - 11:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Talk about lousy timing. President Donald Trump had hoped to spend the weekend celebrating the one-year anniversary of his inauguration amid friends at his opulent Palm Beach, Florida, estate. Instead, he's facing a government shutdown. Trump scrapped plans to depart Friday for...
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Sen. Kamala Harris D-Calif., speaks during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and to avoid the government shut down on Capitol Hill, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 19, 2018 - 11:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 11 p.m. Senate Democrats appear to have derailed a Republican bill aimed at preventing a federal shutdown set to begin as soon as the calendar flips to Saturday. Friday's late-night vote means at least a short...
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Sen. Kamala Harris D-Calif., speaks during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and to avoid the government shut down on Capitol Hill, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 19, 2018 - 9:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 9:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says efforts to avert a government shutdown are "Not looking good." Trump says in a tweet late Friday evening that it's "Not looking good for our great Military or Safety & Security...
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An aide delivers several pizzas to the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol Hill, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 19, 2018 - 7:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Administration officials say President Donald Trump would be allowed to travel to Davos, Switzerland, next week even if the government has been partially shut down. Senior administration officials told...
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