Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Economy Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Economy | Divisions Over Trump Complicate Unions’ Response to Government Shutdown Supported by ByNoam Scheiber and Natalie Kitroeff Jan. 23, 2019 It was a case study in mixed messaging. On a Thursday in early January, furloughed aviation inspectors picketed Miami International Airport demanding an end to the government shutdown. On the same day, 1,000 miles away, Border Patrol union leaders appeared at a news briefing with President Trump, backing the shutdown and his plan for a wall on the southern border. Adding to the dissonance was this inconvenient detail: Both groups of workers are represented by the same umbrella organization, the American Federation of Government Employees, whose leadership has the unpleasant task of finessing their irreconcilable views. “There are some members at the Border … [Read more...] about Divisions Over Trump Complicate Unions’ Response to Government Shutdown
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Trump has cancelled the US delegation to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as the country remains frozen by the longest government shutdown in American history. "Out of consideration for the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay and to ensure his team can assist as needed, President Trump has cancelled his Delegation's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland," press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement late Thursday. But what is a US government shutdown and how bad is it hurting the government? Euronews answers your most pressing questions about the political deadlock in Washington. What is a government shutdown? In US politics, a government shutdown occurs when Congress fails to pass a bill providing federal funds to government agencies or programmes. When this type of scenario occurs, US law dictates that the government begin a “shutdown” of the affected activities and give a temporary leave of absence to non-essential … [Read more...] about Why is the US in a ‘government shutdown’ and what does that mean?
National & International Correction: NerdWallet-Government Shutdown-Mortgages story The Associated Press ORDER REPRINT → January 15, 2019 09:33 AM Government shutdown or government breakdown? When a government shutdown looms, the conflict is rarely about a "clash of values" — as McClatchy Political Editor Steven "Buzz" Thomma explains, it's a sign that Washington is unable to do its job. By Up Next × SHARE When a government shutdown looms, the conflict is rarely about a "clash of values" — as McClatchy Political Editor Steven "Buzz" Thomma explains, it's a sign that Washington is unable to do its job. By In a story Jan. 11 about the government shutdown, The Associated Press — from an article that originally appeared on the personal finance web site NerdWallet — reported erroneously that mortgage loans guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs would … [Read more...] about Correction: NerdWallet-Government Shutdown-Mortgages story
Parts of the federal government have been shut down since late December. It’s created a spate of risks in the largest economy in the world. For example, employment could fall for the first time since 2010. A partial shutdown of the federal government entered its fourth week Saturday, making it the longest on record. From jobs to food stamps, an impasse over border security has put large swaths of the economy in jeopardy. “A short-term shutdown does not usually have a big economic effect,” said Donald Moynihan, chair of the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. “But at this point we are looking at the longest shutdown in the modern era. We should be worried.” Growth is expected to slip Business activity was already expected to expand at a slower rate in coming months. But economists have further lowered estimates for quarterly gross domestic product, or the total value of the nation’s goods and services, since the … [Read more...] about The longest government shutdown on record could have widespread consequences for the US economy
By Erin Baldassari | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 9, 2019 at 7:59 am | UPDATED: January 9, 2019 at 10:07 am Planning to fly in the coming weeks? You may need a passport beginning Jan. 22. That’s right. Even though we were all told the federal REAL ID cards wouldn’t be required until October 2020 — when plane passengers will eed to present either a REAL ID or a passport — that deadline may be pushed up to just 13 days from now if the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) doesn’t certify California’s REAL IDs as compliant with federal regulations or issue an extension. The deadline for California to comply is Thursday, Jan. 10, and the government shutdown shows no signs of ending before then. That means, people who braved lines of often six or more hours to apply for and receive their REAL ID would still have to carry a passport to fly and those who don’t have them will also need to carry a passport … [Read more...] about Planning to fly? You may need a passport beginning Jan. 22 — thanks to government shutdown