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The partial government shutdown is starting to strain the national aviation system, with unpaid security screeners staying home, air-traffic controllers suing the government and safety inspectors off the job.

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Workers rally in Boston to demand end to shutdown

Federal workers who aren't getting paychecks amid the lingering government shutdown rallied in Boston Friday to call on President Donald Trump to drop his demand for funding for a wall on the southern U.S. border. (Jan. 11)         

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Democrats are choosing the wrong shutdown victims and other commentary

Political scribe: Dems Are Losing Shutdown Showdown It started out as a battle over border-wall funding, but The Week’s Damon Linker says the government shutdown is now all about “which side will most benefit and which will be most harmed” politically. Indeed, every action by both sides “is...

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Amid a 21-day government shutdown, Rep. Scott Peters, D-San Diego, delivered the Democrat’s Weekly Address Friday afternoon expressing his support for border security and strongly criticizing President Donald Trump’s demand for an extended border wall. He called on the president and Senate...

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South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott says that he is willing to negotiate other immigration reforms as long as a wall is still included.

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WASHINGTON —Congress' most powerful Republican has intentionally taken a back seat in the negotiations over how to end the government shutdown, even as it extends to a record three weeks with no resolution on the horizon.

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Beer makers are sitting on suds while they wait for federal approval on new labels and formulas. “We are trying to drink as much of this paralyzed beer as we can.”

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WASHINGTON —President Donald Trump signaled Friday that a partial government shutdown now in its record-tying 21st day could drag on for a while as he said he will not move "fast" to declare a national emergency to access border wall…

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Air traffic controllers sue Trump administration over government shutdown

Congress adjourned for the weekend Friday afternoon, guaranteeing the government shutdown will continue and become the longest in US history — as air traffic controllers sued the Trump administration over their frozen pay. The shutdown will have dragged on for 24 days when lawmakers return to work...

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Ryan Zinke Prioritized Fixing National Parks. He Exited With Them In Shambles.

Keeping parks and monuments open during the shutdown is “mortgaging the park service’s future,” one ranger said.

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Government workers tighten belts, brace for first missing paychecks during shutdown

This week, 800,000 furloughed federal workers and their families are bracing for at least one missed paycheck. This is what they're doing.         

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Those who receive federal food assistance will get their February benefits early as part of a temporary fix that funds the critical program for another month despite the government shutdown, prompting concerns that people might not budget properly if they…

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Amtrak and MTA officials, encouraged by a plan to avert a complete shutdown of the L subway line for repairs, are considering a similar strategy to reduce the impact on Long Island Rail Road customers from fixes inside the Sandy-damaged East River Tunnels.

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Marc Thiessen: This is the stupidest government shutdown in US history. When will Dems get smart about it?

Barring some miraculous breakthrough, on Saturday the current government shutdown will become the longest in American history. But it has already hit another historic milestone: It is, by far and away, the stupidest government shutdown in American history.

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Marc Thiessen: This is the stupidest government shutdown in US history. When will Dems get smart about it?

Barring some miraculous breakthrough, on Saturday the current government shutdown will become the longest in American history. But it has already hit another historic milestone: It is, by far and away, the stupidest government shutdown in American history.

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Congress Approves Backpay For Federal Workers Affected By Government Shutdown

Trump needs to sign the legislation, but it seems like federal workers will eventually get any paychecks they've missed.

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President Trump saluted a Blackhawk helicopter hovering over the Rio Grande on Thursday, seeking to highlight the need for $5.7 billion for his trademark border wall to stop what he calls an “invasion.” Next to the president stood a Customs and Border Protection officer and a Border Patrol...

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Air Traffic Controllers Union Becomes Latest Group To Sue Trump Over Shutdown

This is the third union to sue the Trump administration for making federal employees work without pay.

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