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Trump ready to sign border deal, averting shutdown – reports

Feb 13, 2019 - 11:10 PM

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders won't confirm or deny the reports, but says 'there are positive pieces' in the deal

BORDER DEAL. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump meets with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 23, 2017. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Backlash as billionaire cabinet member dismisses U.S. shutdown hardship

Jan 25, 2019 - 7:45 AM

Asked by CNBC television whether he was aware that some federal workers were getting food from homeless shelters, Ross says: 'Well I know they are and I don't really quite understand why'

WILBUR ROSS. In this file photo taken on March 22, 2018, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testifies about US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump delays State of Union speech until government shutdown ends

Jan 24, 2019 - 2:43 PM

Donald Trump backs down in a spat with Democrats over his State of the Union address, agreeing to delay it until a US government shutdown ends

NO SPEECH. In this file photo taken on October 09, 2018, US President Donald Trump talks to the press as leaves the White House by the South lawn. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

War of words rages as Pelosi blocks Trump's speech to Congress

Jan 24, 2019 - 9:25 AM

Trump tell reporters, the 'State of the Union speech has been cancelled by Nancy Pelosi because she doesn't want to hear the truth' about border security, adding that he is considering an 'alternative' for the speech

(COMBO) This combination of file pictures created on January 17, 2019 shows a photo taken on January 9, 2019, of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi , in Washington, DC and a photo taken on January 14, 2019, of US President Donald Trump in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump insisted January 23, 2019 that his State of the Union speech next week will take place in the chamber of the lower house of Congress, regardless of the Democratic speaker's attempt to disinvite him. The spat about where the annual political set-piece will be staged is a sideshow to the struggle between the White House and Democrats in Congress over the now 33-day partial government shutdown.Trump wrote to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying: "It would be so very sad for our Country if the State of the Union were not delivered on time, on schedule, and very importantly, on location!"  SAUL LOEB, Jim WATSON / AFP

Trump vows not to 'cave' on 32nd day of government shutdown

Jan 23, 2019 - 11:49 AM

'No Cave!' tweets the US president again blaming congressional Democrats for the chaos, insisting he will not lift his shutdown on federal government funding unless they approve his plan for more walls along the US-Mexican border

 In this file photo taken on January 14, 2019, US President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he departs the White House in Washington, DC. Trump had a message on January 22, 2019, for Democrats counting on him to relent in the Washington arm wrestle blocking funds to swaths of the government for a record 32 days: "No Cave!" Trump's defiant tweet again blamed congressional Democrats for the chaos, insisting he will not lift his shutdown on federal government funding unless they approve his $5.7 billion plan for more walls along the US-Mexican border. Jim WATSON / AFP

Little chance of quick end to painful month-long U.S. shutdown

Jan 22, 2019 - 10:48 AM

The shutdown directly affects 0.5% of the labor force but has started to indirectly hit the morale of more than half of consumers, according to a survey by the University of Michigan

Trump attacks House speaker for rejecting Mexico wall deal

Jan 20, 2019 - 11:33 PM

This comes after Speaker Nancy Pelosi called President Donald Trump's offer of temporary protection of migrants a 'non-starter'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 11, 2018 US President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press following a briefing on Hurricane Florence in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC.  US President Donald Trump has decided to impose tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports and could make the announcement in the coming days, US media reported September 15, 2018. Citing anonymous sources, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal reported that the tariffs would be set at 10 percent. / AFP PHOTO / ZACH GIBSON

Trump grounds House speaker, scraps Davos trip amid shutdown

Jan 18, 2019 - 8:23 AM

(UPDATED) The mess in the US capital already verges on the surreal as Congress feuds with the White House over how to end an impasse now in its fourth week, with thousands of federal workers left unpaid

U.S. shutdown after 4 weeks – food banks and job fairs

Jan 17, 2019 - 1:28 PM

Communities from Washington to Kodiak, Alaska are feeling increasing pain, with the cutoff of paychecks to families snowballing to hit stores and businesses dependent on their spending

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. Furloughed contract workers, including security officers and custodians who have not been paid during the partial government shutdown, hold unpaid bills to present to the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 16, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. shutdown sends economy into uncharted waters

Jan 13, 2019 - 5:40 PM

The United States government shutdown is squeezing an estimated $1.2 billion a week out of the country's economy, says an analyst

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 27, 2018,a stop sign is seen near the White House during a government shutdown in Washington, DC. - The Trump administration's paralysis triggered by the shutdown could have unexpected consequences, making economic statistics unclear just as the markets are hyper-reactive to any whiff of uncertainty. On the ninth day of the game of chicken between President Donald Trump and Democrats in Congress, the publication and recording of statistical indicators will be delayed. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP)

Government shutdown becomes longest in U.S. history

Jan 12, 2019 - 1:41 PM

The standoff has turned into a test of political ego, particularly for Trump, who came into office boasting of his deal making powers and making an aggressive border policy the keystone of his nationalist agenda

TRUMP. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks to the press as he walks to Marine One prior to departing from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on December 7, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump on ending shutdown: 'We have to build the wall'

Jan 06, 2019 - 10:46 PM

(UPDATED) 'It's about safety, it's about security for our country,' United States President Donald Trump says

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 09, 2018, US President Donald Trump talks to the press as leaves the White House by the South lawn and boards Marine One en route to Council Bluffs, Iowa, for a 'Make America Great Again' rally in Washington DC. - A partial shutdown of the US government entered a 12th day Wednesday, January 2, 2019 as President Donald Trump prepared to meet top Democratic and Republican lawmakers in a bid to break the impasse over his demand for funding for a border wall with Mexico. One day before Democrats take over control of the House of Representatives, Trump showed no signs of backing away from his insistence on $5 billion for his "beautiful" southern wall. (Photo by Olivier Douliery / AFP)

Partial U.S. government shutdown enters 3rd week

Jan 06, 2019 - 8:14 AM

'Not much headway made today,' says US President Donald Trump as the partial US government shutdown enters its 3rd week

BUILDING A WALL. United States President Donald Trump wants to build a wall along the 3,200-kilometer US-Mexico frontier. File photo by Zach Gibson/AFP

Trump warns U.S. government shutdown could last a 'long time'

Jan 03, 2019 - 8:33 AM

One day before Democrats take over the House of Representatives, US President Donald Trump shows no signs of backing away from his insistence that Congress cough up $5.6 billion for his 'beautiful' southern wall

TRUMP. A partial shutdown of the US government enters a 12th day Wednesday, January 2, 2019 as President Donald Trump prepares to meet top Democratic and Republican lawmakers in a bid to break the impasse over his demand for funding for a border wall with Mexico. File photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

Trump calls for shutdown talks with Congress leaders

Jan 02, 2019 - 1:32 PM

The legislation's future appears uncertain, as it does not contain funding for a wall along the US-Mexico border, as demanded by Trump

US CONGRESS. This file photo dated December 18, 2011 shows the US Capitol in Washington, DC. File photo by Karen Bleier/AFP

U.S. stocks dive after brutal holiday-shortened session

Dec 25, 2018 - 8:31 AM

The Dow falls 2.9% to 21,792.20 after its worst week since the 2008 financial crisis

Trump signals retreat on wall funding, but shutdown threat remains

Dec 19, 2018 - 3:30 PM

'The president asked every one of his cabinet secretaries to look for funding that can be used to protect our borders,' White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in the East Room of the White House January 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Washington careens toward government shutdown with no deal in sight

Dec 18, 2018 - 8:22 AM

The White House appears dug in on Donald Trump's call for Congress to budget $5 billion in 2019 to fund a wall on the US-Mexico border that he insists will check illegal immigration

LATE NIGHT. Night view of Capitol Hill on January 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

U.S. Senate passes huge spending bill to avert gov't shutdown

Mar 23, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Triggering a 3rd government shutdown of the year would have been a deep embarrassment for the Republican-led Congress ahead of mid-term elections in November

AVERTING SHUTDOWN. Lights shine at The U.S. Capitol along with the Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial in the early hours of Friday morning on February 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

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Mar 22, 2018 - 11:50 AM

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An Egyptian fisherman uses a pole to row along the River Nile near Abou Shosha village in the Qina governorate, some 600 kilometres south of the capital Cairo on March 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI

U.S. lawmakers clinch spending deal to avert gov't shutdown

Mar 22, 2018 - 8:46 AM

House Speaker Paul Ryan hails the $1.3 trillion spending bill as marking 'the beginning of a new era for the United States military,' while minority leader Chuck Schumer says it will fulfill Democratic priorities

US CONGRESS. This file photo dated December 18, 2011 shows the US Capitol in Washington, DC. File photo by Karen Bleier/AFP

Congress eyes temporary budget as U.S. shutdown deadline looms

Jan 13, 2018 - 12:04 PM

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he does not believe lawmakers will allow federal operations to stop

TEMPORARY BUDGET? This file photo dated December 18, 2011 shows the US Capitol in Washington, DC. File photo by Karen Bleier/AFP

US House approves bill averting government shutdown

Sep 18, 2014 - 6:38 AM

Faced with the need to act before fiscal year 2015 begins on October 1 members of the House of Representatives vote 319 108 to keep government funded at current levels until December 11

The U.S. Capitol is shown on the morning of June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Obama to stay overnight in PH

Apr 01, 2014 - 12:18 PM

President Benigno Aquino III and US President Barack Obama will discuss a wide range of issues during the US leader s Manila visit in late April says a Palace official

US government is back – on social media too!

Oct 17, 2013 - 7:14 PM

The US federal government is back – and so are the tweets

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Oct 15, 2013 - 9:34 PM

Death toll rises from a magnitude 7 2 earthquake iconic churches and heritage sites are damaged US Senate leaders appear close to a debt ceiling deal

G20 seeks 'urgent action' from US on budget impasse

Oct 12, 2013 - 1:54 AM

The US needs to take urgent action to address short term fiscal uncertainties the the G20 said in a statement

Obama calls on Congress to stop 'farce,' end shutdown

Oct 05, 2013 - 6:25 PM

US President Barack Obama calls on the lower chamber of Congress to stop this farce and government shutdown

Republicans rip White House in shutdown counter-attack

Oct 05, 2013 - 12:37 AM

This isn t some damn game The American people don t want their government shut down and neither do I US House Speaker John Boehner said

STILL NO DEAL. US Speaker of the House, Republican John Boehner (C), delivers remarks to members of the news media following a meeting with US President Barack Obama (not pictured) on the partial government shutdown standstill, outside the Oval Office of the White House in Washington DC, USA, 02 October 2013. EPA/Michael Reynolds

Police probe slain woman after US Capitol car chase

Oct 05, 2013 - 12:14 AM

Miriam Carey s mother Idella told ABC News that her daughter had no history of violence and that it was a mystery why she was in the nation s capital in the first place

Obama cancels Asia trip: White House

Oct 04, 2013 - 10:55 AM

President Obama cancels his trips overseas due to the US government shutdown

TRIP CUT SHORT. US President Barack Obama cuts short his Southeast Asia trip, canceling stops in Malaysia and the Philippines, due to the federal government shutdown. In this photo, Obama turns away from the podium after delivering a statement at the White House in Washington DC, USA, 27 September 2013. EPA/Michael Reynolds

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Oct 04, 2013 - 5:00 AM

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Obama warns Wall Street over fiscal crisis

Oct 03, 2013 - 11:44 AM

When you have a situation in which a faction is willing potentially to default on US government obligations then we are in trouble the US President says

'BE WORRIED.' US President Barack Obama says investors should be very worried about a political crisis that has shut down the government and could trigger a debt default. Photo by AFP

US gov't shutdown puts global economy at risk – British PM

Oct 01, 2013 - 6:53 PM

The first US federal shutdown to happen in 17 years could slump growth of the world s largest economy

NOT OPEN FOR BUSINESS. In this photo, a stop sign is seen next to the US Congress building in Washington DC, September 30, 2013. AFP/Mladen Antonov