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Trump rejects plan to allow government to reopen temporarily while talks continue

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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Monday that he rejected a suggestion by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., that he allow the government to temporarily reopen while continuing negotiations with Congress over funds for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. “I ...

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How ‘justice is being put on hold’ until the government shutdown ends

A National Park Service employee posts a sign on a barricade to close access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Tuesday. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama’s health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. AP Images

Employee attorney Heidi Burakiewicz hoped the recent lawsuit against the Trump administration over the partial government shutdown would move quickly; after all, the court already ruled on the underlying issue. The Dec. 31 lawsuit, filed by a federal employee’s union, ...

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Federal prisoners served steak by unpaid guards during shutdown

With the federal government shutdown solidly into its third week, there is no shortage of hypocritical or ironic or just plain sad moments to further enrage apoplectic taxpayers: There are the overflowing port-a-potties and trash cans at national parks, reports ...

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GOP leaders face tough test to keep gov’t open

WASHINGTON — Congress’ Republican leaders face stark tests as they fight to keep the government open past month’s end, amid fears a shutdown could imperil their party’s White House ambitions. For House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, any wrong move could ...

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