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Pelosi Asks Trump to Delay State of the Union Speech

Pelosi Asks Trump to Delay State of the Union Speech

Shutdown pressure on President Donald Trump mounted Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on him to delay his Jan. 29 State of the Union address and his own economists acknowledged the prolonged...

40 minutes ago

Climate Change Not 'Greatest Crisis': EPA Nominee

Climate Change Not 'Greatest Crisis': EPA Nominee

President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday called climate change "a huge issue" but not the "greatest crisis," drawing fire from Democrats at his confirmation...

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 08:58 PM CST

Gillibrand Takes Major Step Toward White House Run

Gillibrand Takes Major Step Toward White House Run

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has taken a major step toward announcing a presidential bid, saying she is launching an exploratory committee for a White House run. The 52-year-old New York Democrat said Tuesday on...

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 06:07 PM CST

On First Day, Pritzker Grants Raises to Some State Union Employees

On First Day, Pritzker Grants Raises to Some State Union Employees

Newly elected Gov. J.B. Pritzker began his first work day in office on Monday by granting pay raises to state union employees that former Gov. Bruce Rauner denied four years ago.

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 09:18 PM CST

Some in GOP Split With White House on Russia Sanctions

Some in GOP Split With White House on Russia Sanctions

Almost a dozen Senate Republicans broke with the White House Tuesday on Russia, voting to move forward on a resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The...

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 06:49 PM CST

IRS Recalling 46,000 Workers to Handle Taxes Amid Shutdown

IRS Recalling 46,000 Workers to Handle Taxes Amid Shutdown

The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown — nearly 60 percent of its workforce — to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won't...

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 02:43 PM CST

British Parliament Strikes Down May's Brexit Deal

British Parliament Strikes Down May's Brexit Deal

British lawmakers rejected a Brexit deal put forth by British Prime Minister Theresa May by a record margin on Jan. 15, with 432 MPs voting against her deal at the House of Commons. 

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 02:06 PM CST

42,000 Coast Guard Members Miss 1st Paycheck Due to Shutdown

42,000 Coast Guard Members Miss 1st Paycheck Due to Shutdown

The nation's 42,000 active-duty Coast Guard members missed their scheduled paycheck Tuesday, as the only military branch to work without pay during the government shutdown, NBC News reported. Because the Coast...

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 01:40 PM CST

Delta CEO: Government Shutdown Will Cost the Airline $25 Million This Month

Delta CEO: Government Shutdown Will Cost the Airline $25 Million This Month

The partial U.S. government shutdown will cost Delta Air Lines about $25 million in revenue this month as fewer government contractors and employees are traveling, the airline’s CEO Ed Bastian said Tuesday....

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 12:21 PM CST

Klobuchar Presses Barr on Government Shutdown

Klobuchar Presses Barr on Government Shutdown

The Minnesota senator called the government shutdown an 'outrage,' and asked Barr what he would say to furloughed Justice Dept. employees.

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