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  • A sign on the National Mall tells visitors of the closures do to the federal government shutdown in Washington

    Why Some Conservatives Love the Shutdown

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The Washington Post reports that the prolonged shutdown is giving some small-government conservatives who have the president’s ear just what they’ve long wanted: a smaller government and a chance to...

  • National Zoo closed in due to the partial government shutdown in Washington

    Shutdown Could Be Twice as Costly as White House Estimated

    By Michael Rainey

    The Trump administration has raised its estimate of the cost to the economy from the shutdown, CNBC’s Steve Liesman reported Tuesday. White House economists had initially weighed the effect of 800,...

  • News: College Football Playoff National Championship-Clemson White House Visit

    Trump Fails to Crack Democratic Unity on Shutdown

    Even lunch is an issue. As the partial government shutdown stretches toward its 26 th day, the White House tried to bypass Democratic leadership by inviting rank-and-file House Democrats to lunch...

  • U.S. President Trump departs after addressing National Farm Bureau Federation's 100th convention in New Orleans, Louisiana

    Why Trump Thinks He’s Winning the Shutdown Fight

    Here’s your shutdown update in one word: Stuck. The partial government shutdown is now heading for its 25th day, four days longer than the previous record, and both sides remain firmly dug in on...

  • A pharmacist holds prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma L.D.  at a local pharmacy

    House Democrats to Investigate Drug Prices

    By Michael Rainey

    A key House investigative committee announced Monday that it was launching a wide-ranging investigation into the pricing practices of 12 major pharmaceutical companies, including Amgen, Eli Lilly,...

  • U.S. President Trump listens during signing ceremony for the “First Step Act” and the “Juvenile Justice Reform Act” at White House in Washington

    How Long Will the Shutdown Mess Last?

    There was no deal. There is no deal. And there isn’t likely to be a deal anytime soon. Large portions of the federal government shut down early Saturday and are likely to remain closed until at least...

  • A sign announces the closure of the Library of Congress after President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal on funding for federal agencies in Washington

    Here's What Happens if There’s a Government Shutdown

    By Michael Rainey

    Parts of the federal government were preparing to shut down at midnight on Friday as negotiations between President Trump and lawmakers continued. Much of the government is already funded through the...

  • U.S. President Trump listens to reporters during bill signing ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington

    Trump Warns of ‘Very Long’ Shutdown Ahead

    By Michael Rainey

    A partial government shutdown is just a few hours away as President Trump and lawmakers continue to negotiate a deal to fund government operations through the holidays. If the negotiations fail,...

  • Space Force to Be Part of the Air Force: Report

    By Michael Rainey

    Military leaders are planning to propose to house the Space Force within the U.S. Air Force, according to internal documents reviewed Thursday by Defense News . The Air Force would maintain oversight...

  • Trump Administration Moves to Tighten Work Requirements for Food Stamps

    By Michael Rainey

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed a new rule Thursday that would make it harder for states to waive work requirements for some food stamp recipients. The proposal comes after stricter work...

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