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Shutdown extends into workweek, as Senate talks continue

Budget Battle-3

President Donald Trump’s budget director is holding out hope that feuding Democrats and Republicans...

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The Latest: Trump: Democrats are prioritizing noncitizens

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 8:35 a.m. President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of prioritizing services and security for noncitizens over U.S. citizens. He says in a tweet Monday: “Not good!” Some government functions shut down over the weekend....


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A $5 billion carrot: Maryland Gov. Hogan's offer to win Amazon HQ2

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, R, will offer more than $3 billion in tax breaks and grants and about $2 billion in transportation upgrades to persuade Amazon.com to bring its second headquarters and up to 50,000 jobs to Montgomery County. Hogan’s proposal, a copy of which...


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Trump business ethics pledges left plenty room for profiting

Trump One Year Ethics Promises

NEW YORK (AP) — Among the many promises Donald Trump made a year ago to assure people he wouldn’t profit off his presidency, one stood out for its boldness: a pledge to donate the profits from any foreign governments staying in his namesake hotels to the U.S. Treasury. Today, after a year in which...


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Senate talks fall short, shutdown extends into workweek

Budget Battle

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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Mulvaney helped shut down the government in 2013; now he's trying to keep it running

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - With President Donald Trump largely hidden from public view during the government shutdown, the face of the White House’s response belongs to Mick Mulvaney, who has plenty of experience with such events. He helped cause one in 2013. Mulvaney, the White...


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As federal shutdown continues, states bail out Lady Liberty, Grand Canyon

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. From his office’s second-story window in Lower Manhattan, Stephen Briganti could see dozens of tourists “milling about” over the weekend, trying to understand why they could not travel to the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island. “This happens every time there’s a...


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This Week: Home sales, Caterpillar results, 4Q GDP

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: EYE ON HOUSING Strong demand has helped lift U.S. home sales to levels last seen at the height of the housing boom a decade ago. Sales of previously occupied homes accelerated in November to a seasonally adjusted...


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Rocket launched in New Zealand deploys commercial satellites

New Zealand Rocket Launch

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A rocket launched from New Zealand on Sunday successfully reached orbit carrying small commercial satellites. California-based company Rocket Lab said its Electron rocket, which carries only a small payload of about 150 kilograms (331 pounds), successfully deployed an...


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Shutdown extends into workweek, as Senate talks continue

Budget Battle-3

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 progress remains elusive.


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The Latest: Trump insists immigration talk comes later

Budget Battle-4

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 10:50 p.m. As the Senate appears to inch closer to an agreement to end a shutdown, the White House says President Donald Trump won’t budge on his demand that Democrats vote to reopen the government before negotiating on...


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