“We will not be held hostage”: Federal workers rally in Denver seeking an end to the shutdown

A boisterous group of approximately 200 federal workers and their supporters took to the streets of downtown Denver Thursday to call for an end to the stalemate in Washington, D.C.

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On Thursday, Sean Hannity exposes the Democrats’ attempts to obstruct President Trump’s efforts to improve border security. Later, Sean speaks with President Trump in an exclusive one-on-one interview at the U.S.-Mexico border to discuss the partial government shutdown and the border crisis.

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On Politics With Lisa Lerer: The Political Benefits of Shutting It Down

In the On Politics newsletter, a look at why both sides may be hesitant to reach a deal on the shutdown. Plus, fact-checking the president’s border talk and an update on Kamala Harris.

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Payday without pay hits federal workers as shutdown drags on

Payday will come Friday without any checks for about 800,000 federal employees affected by the government shutdown, forcing workers to scale back spending, cancel trips, apply for unemployment benefits and take out loans to stay afloat.


EDITORIAL: Take it from Illinois, this government shutdown is cruel and dumb

Just as President Trump is holding the federal government hostage over the wall, former Gov. Rauner refused to approve a state budget for two years.

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SPOOKY! This ’50s TV Show Predicted Donald Trump!

This is some seriously spooky stuff. A TV show from 1958 resurfaced on Twitter Wednesday, and it has people freaking the eff out. Why? It seems to shockingly predict Donald Trump‘s presidency! Related: A Short List Of REAL Dangers Caused By Shutdown In the episode of the Western Trackdown,...

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Not since the Nixon days has there been such a virulent and relentless battle over which picture is closer to the truth.

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Xi Jinping's Top Economic Aide to Visit U.S. for Trade Talks This Month

China and the U.S. are set to hold a round of higher-level talks to resolve the trade conflict, with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He scheduled to visit Washington in late January—though the plan could be delayed by the U.S. government shutdown.

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FAA unions highlight potential risks to air safety from the government shutdown

WASHINGTON >> The leaders of unions representing air traffic controllers and aviation safety inspectors warned today that the partial government shutdown was hurting the safety of the nation’s air travel system, another effort by the labor movement to press Washington to put federal employees back...

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