US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Budget Battle

Bitterly divided Congress careens fails to stave off government shutdown


Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2018. There are 345 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, pledging emphatically to empower America’s “forgotten men and women.”...


Protesters gather for a second women's march in nation's capital

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Thousands of demonstrators taking part in the Women’s March on Washington gathered Saturday morning on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to rally for women’s rights, urge women to run for public office and call on citizens to fully engage on issues from...


Across the globe, rallies against Trump, sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) — Across the globe, people are hitting the streets on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, marching against his policies and in support of the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment. A protest in New York was among more than 200 such...


Now another shutdown as some feds wait to be fully paid from last one

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Uncle Sam is a self-cutter. But unlike others who intentionally harm themselves and have our concern, Sam has earned our scorn. His Congress disgraced the nation when much of the government shut down at midnight Friday because the partisans on Capitol Hill could not...


Trump's love of tabloid gossip complicates his denial of affair allegations with Stormy

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Dec. 7, 2005, was a busy day of self-promotion for Donald Trump. He appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show to plug the finale of “The Apprentice,” season four. He gave an interview to CNN Headline News in which he talked about his plan to film a subsequent season in...


Paul Bocuse, French chef who popularized nouvelle cuisine movement, dies at 91

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Paul Bocuse, a preeminent French restaurateur who became one of the first celebrity chefs, popularized the nouvelle cuisine movement of lighter and seasonal fare and created an international cooking contest dubbed the culinary Olympics, died Jan. 20 in Collonges-au-...


Could Amazon's new headquarters flip the presidential vote in a swing state?

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Amazon promises its second headquarters will add as many as 50,000 jobs. That’s a lot. It’s bigger than Donald Trump’s 44,292-vote margin in Pennsylvania, a state that has two cities (Pittsburgh and Philadelphia) in the final 20 contenders. In a few other swing states,...


Trump plans gala at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday night, again renting a ballroom from himself

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. PALM BEACH, Fla. - President Donald Trump’s posh Mar-a-Lago Club is set to host a high-priced gala Saturday night intended to celebrate Trump’s first year in office and raise money for his reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee. Tickets start at...


Congress returns to work Saturday as lawmakers press to keep shutdown short-lived

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Congress prepared to return to work Saturday as negotiators pressed for a budget deal to keep a government shutdown that began at midnight short-lived. Agencies shut down for the first time in more than four years late Friday after senators rejected a...


Big towers to rise near historic Jamestown: $90M in payouts

Jamestown Power Towers

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A big change is looming on the horizon near Jamestown Island, site of Britain’s first permanent settlement in North America: 17 transmission towers — four nearly as tall as the Statue of Liberty — are set to rise to help meet Virginia’s growing energy appetite. But not everyone...

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