Government policy

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks to his office after speaking in the senate floor, at the Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 09, 2018 - 9:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown that happened while most Americans were sleeping and most government offices were closed, anyway. The House...
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February 09, 2018 - 9:00 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer says the bipartisan budget deal approved by Congress will help an upstate New York fuel cell company. The Democrat says the budget deal will retroactively reinstate and extend a 30 percent investment tax credit for fuel cells. Schumer says that will allow...
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Photographers take a picture of the Ohio Clock shortly after midnight early Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, outside the Senate chamber at the Capitol, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 09, 2018 - 7:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Again? Yup. While you were sleeping, Congress was shutting down the government in a new but familiar display of dysfunction. It's the second time this year lawmakers have let funding lapse while they staged standoffs intended to draw attention to their causes. The first was a...
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks to his office after speaking in the senate floor, at the Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 09, 2018 - 5:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House moved swiftly early Friday to reopen the federal government and pass a $400 billion budget deal, overcoming opposition from both liberal Democrats and tea party conservatives to endorse enormous spending increases despite looming trillion-dollar deficits. The 240-186...
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks to his office after speaking in the senate floor, at the Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted early Friday to reopen the government and pass a $400 billion budget deal, handing the measure off to the House for a pre-dawn debate where success is not assured. The vote was the first big step in a rush to pick up the pieces of a budget and spending plan that...
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks to his office after speaking in the senate floor, at the Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 09, 2018 - 2:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted early Friday to reopen the government and pass a $400 billion budget deal, handing the measure off to the House for a pre-dawn debate where success is not assured. The vote was the first big step in a rush to pick up the pieces of a budget and spending plan that...
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks to his office after speaking in the senate floor, at the Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 09, 2018 - 2:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted early Friday to reopen the government and pass a $400 billion budget deal, handing the measure off to the House for a pre-dawn debate where success is not assured. The vote was the first big step in a rush to pick up the pieces of a budget and spending plan that...
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with employees, including Patrick Hong, from Vancouver, as he leaves the offices of Salesforce on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 in San Francisco. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 09, 2018 - 2:17 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau picked up promises of investments and jobs during his first official visit to San Francisco where he promoted Canada as a destination for California technology firms frustrated by uncertain U.S. immigration laws. Salesforce CEO Marc...
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks to his office after speaking in the senate floor, at the Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 09, 2018 - 1:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers were striving in the pre-dawn hours to reopen the federal government, shuttered since midnight after a rogue Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending deal. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, protesting the return of trillion-dollar...
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks to his office after speaking in the senate floor, at the Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 09, 2018 - 12:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are striving in the pre-dawn hours to reopen the federal government, shuttered since midnight after a rogue Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending deal. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul blocked a vote on the $400 billion spending...
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