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Funding for government lapses as short-term spending bill stalls in the Senate

government and politics

January 19, 2018
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) heads to the Senate floor after a meeting with fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 19, 2018. Senate Democrats on Friday night blocked passage of a month-long stopgap spending bill to keep the government funded, leaving only a few hours to find a path forward before much of the government was set to shut down after midnight. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Funding for government lapses as short-term spending bill stalls in the Senate
January 19, 2018 - 10:06pm
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) leaves the Senate floor at the Capitol in Washington, Jan. 19, 2018. The Senate is heading toward a showdown vote on Friday on legislation to keep the government open past midnight as Democrats appear ready to block it, gambling that President Donald Trump will offer concessions in the face of a crisis. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
McConnell announces vote in last-ditch effort to avert government shutdown
January 19, 2018 - 8:39pm
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, before departing on Marine One to spend the weekend at Camp David, Dec. 16, 2017. (Al Drago/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Adult-film star details alleged Trump affair in transcript
January 19, 2018 - 8:32pm
Truckers in South Dakota might be allowed to use digital records
January 19, 2018 - 1:22pm
'I just don't like Muslim people': Trump appointee resigns after racist, sexist and anti-gay remarks
January 19, 2018 - 1:05pm
With a government shutdown looming, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan prepares for his press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
House passes stopgap spending bill, but a government shutdown still looms
January 19, 2018 - 6:54am
January 18, 2018
With a government shutdown looming, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan prepares for his press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Must credit: Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
House approves bill to keep government open as Senate Democrats threaten to block it
January 18, 2018 - 9:10pm
Senate Democratic leader Billie Sutton, state Attorney General Marty Jackley (R) and U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem (R) participated at the governor candidates forum Thursday during the South Dakota tourism conference in Pierre. The lunch was the first joint appearance of the 2018 election cycle for the three leading candidates seeking to succeed term-limited Gov. Dennis Daugaard. (Bob Mercer / For The Daily Republic)
'Big three' governor candidatesmeet at state tourism convention
January 18, 2018 - 7:59pm
Longtime Lincoln County sheriff to retire at end of the year
January 18, 2018 - 5:24pm
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 18, 2018. President Donald Trump blew up Republican strategies to keep the government open past Friday when on Thursday morning he said a long-term extension of the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program should not be part of a stopgap spending bill pending before the House. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Senate Democrats gather votes to block spending bill; White House slams Congress over possible shutdown
January 18, 2018 - 4:13pm
Extension of law governing lakes on private land advances
January 18, 2018 - 12:41pm
Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, leaves after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 16, 2018. In a sign that Bannon is cooperating with the inquiry, Bannon will be interviewed by investigators working for the special counsel in the Russia investigation instead of testifying before a grand jury, according to a person familiar with the matter. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times Copyright 2018 / New York Times)
Bannon battle shows potential conflicts for White House's McGahn
January 18, 2018 - 10:31am
Spies fear former CIA officer may not face justice for suspected role in exposure of agents in China
January 18, 2018 - 7:15am
From left: House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Peolosi are seen Wednesday during a ceremony for former legislator Bob Dole. Both Republicans and Democrats face intraparty pressures over a short-term spending plan. Washington Post photo by Matt McClain
Divisions over immigration, military dollars threaten to derail government spending bill
January 18, 2018 - 7:06am
January 17, 2018
President Donald Trump arrives for dinner at Trump International Golf Club, in West Palm Beach, Fla., Jan. 14, 2018. Trump told reporters outside the club, “I’m not a racist. I’m the least racist person you will ever interview, that I can tell you,” and insisted that the derogatory comment attributed to him during an Oval Office meeting on immigration last week did not occur. (Al Drago/The New York Times Copyright 2018 / New York Times)
Kelly calls some of President Trump's campaign pledges on immigration, wall 'uninformed,' meeting attendees say
January 17, 2018 - 3:57pm