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Federal Workers, Civilian Contractors Share How Shutdown Is Affecting Them

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 3:20pm

The Virginia Beach region has one of the highest concentrations of federal workers and civilian contractors. The government shutdown is a major concern that has affected people's daily lives.

White House Insists Trump Played Vital Role In Trying To Re-Open Government

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 3:20pm

The White House is touting the Senate's deal to end the government shutdown as a win for the president and one of his making. But as the Senate worked to resolve the crisis, President Trump sat largely on the sidelines.

'How Democracies Die' Authors Say Trump Is A Symptom Of 'Deeper Problems'

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:25pm

Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt are experts in what makes democracies healthy — and what leads to their collapse. They warn that American democracy is in trouble.

'Stop Acting Like Pouty Children': Shutdown Messages For Washington

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:03am

Many federal workers wrote in and expressed dismay at Congress using them, especially the military, as "bargaining chips."

What You Need To Know To Run For Office

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 10:06am

… for any office, as a member of any party, or no party at all.

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Does It Matter If The Government Is Dysfunctional?

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 9:06am

Shutdown … meh.

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U.S. Embassy In Jerusalem Will Open By End Of 2019, Pence Says In Israel

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 8:01am

Vice President Mike Pence announces a faster timeline for opening the embassy than had been previously reported, and calls Jerusalem "Israel's capital" in a speech to the Knesset.

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Trump Played A Low-Key Role In Weekend Shutdown Negotiations

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 6:42am

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill worked through the weekend on a deal that would reopen the government. President Trump canceled plans to travel to his Mar-a-Lago resort, and stayed at the White House.

Is The Partial Government Shutdown Painful? It Depends Who You Ask

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 6:31am

The federal shutdown could affect millions of Americans, including hundreds of thousands of U.S. employees who will stop getting paid from the Defense Department to the Internal Revenue Service.

Democrats Want Immigration Issues Solved Before Vote On Budget

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 6:30am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware about the government shutdown. Coons was among a group of senators who worked over the weekend to try to solve sticking points.

Despite Ongoing Talks, It's Day 3 Of The Government Shutdown

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 4:04am

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill worked all weekend to try to hammer out an agreement to end a partial government shutdown. The Senate leadership has agreed to vote on a resolution at noon.

DACA Activist Weighs In On The Partial Government Shutdown

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 4:04am

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is a major sticking point in the government shutdown. David Greene talks to Cristina Jimenez, a DACA activist and former dreamer, about the program.

Politics In The News: Partial Government Shutdown

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 4:04am

David Greene talks to Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at National Review, about the latest on the partial government shutdown, as the first full day of furloughs takes effect.

Morning News Brief: Government Shutdown Enters 3rd Day

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 4:04am

The federal government remains partially closed with the Senate scheduled to vote at noon on a short-term fix. Essential employees have been told to report to work, but paychecks are on hold.

'Criminal Cabal?' FBI Fears Political Attacks May Imperil Work Of Field Agents

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 4:03am

Current and former special agents worry that the Bureau's tumble through the political spin cycle might hurt their ability to do their jobs across the country.

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The Thorny Logistics Of A Government Shutdown

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 4:00am

The partial federal shutdown that went into effect at midnight on Friday has a broad effect, from closing the Statue of Liberty, to furloughs at the Department of Education.

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Undocumented Irish Unexpectedly Caught In Trump's Immigration Dragnet

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 4:00am

Mexicans, Central Americans and Haitians make up most people removed from the U.S. But year-end figures analyzed by NPR show that deportations to the rest of the world have jumped 24 percent.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Reflects On The #MeToo Movement: 'It's About Time'

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 3:35am

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sat down with NPR's Nina Totenberg at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday where she discussed her thoughts on the #MeToo movement.

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Shutdown, Day 3: Senate Plans Midday Vote Amid Active Negotiations

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 11:12pm

The Senate will vote at noon on a measure to restore government funding for three weeks. Lawmakers made progress on Sunday, but remain short of a final agreement to proceed on immigration measures.

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Shutdown Question: Who's Out Of Touch With The American People?

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 11:01pm

Republicans and Democrats both claim the public is on their side in the shutdown struggle. But they are really only listening to their own section of the choir.

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