Government shutdown

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. MAY BATTLES TO KEEP BREXIT ON TRACK European Union countries are also debating how to move forward now that the U.K. Parliament rejected the prime minister’s deal with the bloc and with the March 29 deadline looming. 2. WHO BLINKS FIRST MATTERS IN WALL FIGHT Border wall aside, the shutdown dispute over whether to […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. MAY FACES NO-CONFIDENCE VOTE Analysts expect the British prime minister to keep her job a day after Parliament resoundingly defeated her Brexit deal with the European Union. 2. ‘I WILL NOT BE BULLIED’ William Barr, Trump’s nominee for attorney general, asserts independence from the White House and states that Robert Mueller’s investigation is not […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. BIG DAY FOR BREXIT’S SURVIVAL British lawmakers are set to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal with the European Union and all indications are that she will suffer a heavy defeat. 2. ‘NEVER EVER BACK DOWN’ With the government mired in the fourth week of a shutdown, Trump rejects a short-term legislative fix […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IN DAY 24 Congress returns to Washington for its first full week of legislative business since control of the House reverted to Democrats, with no end in sight for the partial closure. 2. SECRETARY OF STATE VISITS MIDDLE EAST Mike Pompeo met Monday with Saudi leaders on the latest stop of a […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. ‘I WILL DECLARE A NATIONAL EMERGENCY’ The president is edging closer to that declaration in an extraordinary end run around Congress to fund his long-promised border wall. 2. A PAYDAY ABOUT TO BE MISSED Families are making tough decisions as 800,000 federal employees miss their first paycheck because of the three-week government shutdown. 3. […]

Shutdown taking toll on national parks

Shutdown taking toll on national parks

The barricade at the entrance to Gulf Islands National Seashore says it all. On a beautiful sun-splashed, 70-degree January afternoon, when visitors would normally be out enjoying all that Gulf Islands National Seashore has to offer, there is silence instead, save for the sound of a bird chirping or the waves washing on shore. Read […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP TO MAKE WALL CASE TO NATION The president will argue that a “crisis” at the U.S.-Mexico border requires the barrier he’s demanding before ending the partial government shutdown; Senior Democrats call for chance to a televised response. 2. AIR TRAVELERS FEEL EFFECTS OF SHUTDOWN Longer lines at security checkpoints and a reduction in […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN ENTERS DAY 14 House Democrats pass a plan to re-open the government without funding President Donald Trump’s promised border wall amid a veto threat from the White House. 2. WHAT PELOSI SAID AFTER RECLAIMING THE SPEAKER’S GAVEL Pelosi, elected speaker 220-192, says U.S. voters “demanded a new dawn” in the November election […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS FOR HOUSE DEMOCRATS House Democrats sweep into power this week on a campaign promise of improving government for ordinary Americans. But first, they’ll have to get government reopened. 2. TRUMP’S OFFER OF TALKS TO BREAK THE IMPASSE President Donald Trump meets with congressional leaders for a White House briefing […]

Government shutdown forces Gulf Islands to temporarily close

Government shutdown forces Gulf Islands to temporarily close

As cars streamed down Fort Pickens Road late Saturday morning, they were greeted by a couple of park rangers who politely told them enjoying Gulf Islands National Seashore wasn’t an option on this mild January day. With the United States Government in shutdown mode, Gulf Islands wasn’t open for business either. It’s the first closure […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. JEFF SESSIONS QUESTIONED BY MUELLER’S TEAM The attorney general’s hours-long interview comes as the special counsel investigates whether Trump possibly took steps to obstruct justice. 2. ‘IT WAS … BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG’ A 15-year-old male student opens fire with a handgun inside a rural Kentucky high school, killing two classmates and injuring […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. ALASKA EARTHQUAKE PROMPTS TSUNAMI WARNING The temblor with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 off Kodiak Island prompts a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state’s coast and British Columbia. 2. SENATORS STRIKE DEAL RE-OPENING GOVERNMENT A stop-gap spending measure will keep the government open until Feb. 8, meaning hundreds of thousands of […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. LAWMAKERS PURSUE DEAL TO END SHUTDOWN Senate moderates in both parties search for a solution to a partisan stalemate as they race toward a vote to reopen the federal government and stop hundreds of thousands of furloughs. 2. WOMEN’S MARCHERS SEEK EMPOWERMENT “For us it’s all about women’s rights and we’re seeing them be […]