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Bonn, Germany -- Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany escaped political disaster on Sunday, at least for now, and inched a step closer to forming a new government after the Social Democrats voted in favor of entering formal coalition talks with her conservative camp. This latest episode in Germany's ...
For example, unfunded liabilities for Social Security and Medicare, or generous pensions paid to state and local employees, allow governments to expand while still appearing to satisfy balanced budget rules. But even though institutional fixes aren't the most effective way to reduce the scope of government ...

Lawmakers in Washington are locked in a standoff that has led to a partial shutdown of the federal government, and weekend attempts to dig out of it haven't made much progress. The standstill is starting to send ripples of anxiety through Washington and the rest of the country that a shutdown could ...
Eager tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty in New York this weekend were left disappointed when the national landmark became one of several federally run sites and buildings closed due to the government shutdown. Lawmakers failed to pass a short-term spending bill midnight Jan.
The government shutdown that began on Saturday is likely to slow the economy, inconvenience millions of Americans and leave both President Donald Trump and Congress with a political black eye. But at least shuttering the government for a while will save taxpayers some money, right? Actually, no.
In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel inched a step closer to forming a new government after the Social Democrats narrowly voted in favor of entering coalition talks with her conservative camp. Social Democrats opposed to another grand coalition warn that it would make the far-right Alternative for ...

We're going to begin the program today on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers are still trying to come up with a way to restart the federal government, which has been in a partial shutdown all weekend. Later in the program, we'll look at how a shutdown affects the economy. But first, an update from the Capitol, ...
NASA estimates that nearly 17,500 employees will be furloughed during a government shutdown, according to a shutdown plan published by the agency in November 2017. That is nearly 85% of the agency's workforce. Those furloughed who are working on experiments will not be allowed to touch them ...
Hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be unable to report for work on Monday, as the US Senate struggles to end a government shutdown. Some will not be paid until the stalemate is resolved. A rare Sunday session of the Senate yielded no agreement between Democrats and Republicans, with ...
President Trump and Congress failed to reach an agreement on a spending plan by midnight Friday, triggering a partial shutdown of the federal government. government shutdowns are unusual, but they're not unheard of. The government has partially shut down three times in the past quarter-century ...
The Statue of Liberty is not accepting huddled masses at this time, but the beleaguered U.S. Post Office is still processing packages and delivering mail after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill on Friday, sending the federal government into shutdown limbo. After the federal spending authority expired ...
No one gets paid until Congress passes a funding bill, and whether furloughed employees get paid is up to the government. (Members of the military will experience no gap in their pay unless the shutdown lasts past February 1, according to the Washington Post. After that point, they'd continue on the job ...
The government is closed: The government shut down at midnight after a Senate spending bail failed to advance 50-49. How this affects you: government employees will be furloughed and active-duty military may not get paid, among other effects.
"Another four years of this government is likely to strengthen that trend," Traugott said. "The political landscape is becoming more fragmented -- the fringes keep growing." That's definitely bad news for Schulz -- and the youth wing of his party isn't allowing him to forget it. Traveling around Germany this week ...
The government has officially shut down 18 times since the modern process that Congress uses to pass budget and spending bills took effect in 1976 -- although this is the first time it's happened under single-party control. The shutdown doesn't mean all governmental operations cease entirely, but instead ...
Updated at 2:10 p.m. ET. The federal government is in the midst of a partial shutdown, and it appears it will be that way for some time. Members of the House and Senate reconvened at the Capitol on Saturday to try to find a way to resolve the impasse. There was hope lawmakers would quickly take up a ...

The 16-day long federal government shutdown in October 2013 was the most costly on record. With the U.S. government on the verge of yet another shutdown, it's worth noting just how much the episode five years ago disrupted the economy and the lives of millions of Americans. "Shutdowns waste money ...
Maybe. But it's probably best to hurry up with that application. The State Department says that processing will continue as long as there are sufficient fees to support operations, Kylie Atwood reports. But if a passport agency in a government building has been closed because of a shutdown, that facility may ...
The government shutdown began early Saturday after senators missed the midnight deadline to reach an agreement on funding. OMB said earlier on Friday that the administration was aiming to lessen the effects of a shutdown, and pointed out that the impact of the shutdown will not necessarily be felt ...
flu cases are continuing to rise in the U.S., with some states, such as California, seeing record numbers of patients seeking medical attention. And public health experts say that the looming government shutdown could hobble states' efforts to anticipate and prepare for patients seeking emergency care.
With only a few hours left to pass a federal budget today, it's becoming more likely that the US government is headed toward a shutdown at midnight. That means federal agencies like NASA will be forced to send some workers home without pay and alter daily operations. However, a shutdown won't have a ...
(CNN) A government shutdown could potentially hurt the health of more than the government workers who will be plagued with the uncertainty and stress of not knowing when they'll get back to work and collect a paycheck. The shutdown could impact you, too. The government plays an outsized role in ...
So what happens next? Here's a rundown of what will happen if the government remains shut down. ... was reached in Washington. Read More. At the peak of the 2013 government shutdown, about 850,000 employees were furloughed per day, according to the Office of Management and Budget.
WASHINGTON -- Much of the federal government officially shut down early Saturday morning after Senate Democrats, showing remarkable solidarity in the face of a clear political danger, blocked consideration of a stopgap spending measure to keep the government operating. The shutdown, coming one ...
Rounds said the use of short-term funding bills since September had damaged the military and was no longer tenable. He is now the second GOP senator to come out against the funding bill in the past 24 hours. If no funding bill is passed by the end of Friday, the federal government will enter a partial shutdown.
There's a string of spyware campaigns operating out of a government building in Lebanon, according to new research from Lookout Security and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Dubbed "Dark Caracal," the new group is linked to attacks on thousands of victims in more than 21 different countries, a range ...
That's a fundamental truth about the federal government. State and local governments provide a lot of services to people -- schools, highways, water, sanitation and the like are all state and local responsibilities. The federal government handles a few huge benefit programs, which, as we noted, are not ...
White House chief of staff John Kelly · John Francis KellyMORE said in a Wednesday interview that Mexico would not pay for President Trump · Donald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and ...
House Republicans have introduced a stopgap spending bill to keep the government open for another month while lawmakers keep working on a longer term spending and immigration deal. facebook; twitter; Flipboard; email. Subscribe to the NPR politics Podcast. Listen on NPR One · Apple Podcasts ...
ALMATY -- A bus fire in northwestern Kazakhstan killed 52 Uzbek citizens on a route used by migrant workers heading to Russia, the Kazakh Interior Ministry said on Thursday. The bus was traveling along a road in the remote Aktobe region that links the Russian city of Samara to Shymkent, a city in ...
(Beirut) - Middle East and North Africa (Mena) governments can respond to the popular demands of the region's youth for reform by implementing five ... Saudi Arabia promised that government agencies would end "arbitrary" applications of its male guardianship system, which deprives adult women the ...
And on Tuesday he tweeted, "The Democrats want to shut down the government over Amnesty for all and Border Security. The biggest loser will be our rapidly rebuilding Military, at a time we need it more than ever. We need a merit based system of immigration, and we need it now! No more dangerous ...
GOP leaders can't count on Democrats who have said they will not support a short-term spending bill that funds the government into mid-February if it does not include a fix for DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that expires in March. That left Ryan looking to pass the spending bill ...
They blamed environmentalists for the decline of rural culture and talked about the Endangered Species Act as a government conspiracy meant to drive ..... Resources Plan, which argued for "coordination," a process that would allow state, county and other lower-level governments to give input to federal ...
The Dutch government has told the highest representative of Eritrea in the Netherlands to leave the country, minister of Foreign Affairs Halbe Zijlstra said on Wednesday. Tekeste Ghebremedhin Zemuy has been declared persona non grata, Zijlstra wrote in a letter to parliament, as the government saw ...
CNBC analysis using Kensho found that the S&P 500 falls an average of 0.3 percent one week after the government closes its doors. One of the best-performing assets one week after a shutdown is the Cboe Volatility Index, which rises an average of 9.7 percent. But the pullback in stocks after a ...
to form a government while battling fraud allegations. Babis's ANO party won a national election last October but holds only 78 of 200 seats in the lower house and has thus far been unable to persuade any of the eight other parliamentary parties to join a coalition because of the allegations, which concern ...
In other words, the Trump Administration is shifting responsibility from the government to taxpayers. Rather than be held accountable for the accuracy of people's paychecks, the IRS and Mnuchin are imploring taxpayers to double-check the government's work--or risk owing hundreds or thousands of ...
bitcoin lost more than a quarter of its value while Ethereum fell by nearly a third on Tuesday, as yet another country has begun to crackdown on the cryptocurrency craze. The latest government to tighten the strings: China. Chinese authorities say they will strengthen a ban put in place late last year to ...
House Speaker Paul Ryan tried pressuring Democrats on Wednesday to back legislation preventing a weekend federal shutdown. But he gave little ground on the partisan battle over immigration, an issue many Democrats say must be resolved before they'll vote to keep agencies functioning. A day after ...
The phrase "government shutdown" seemingly crops up every few months, and now it's rearing its ugly head once again. Congress is facing a Friday Jan. 19 deadline to pass a spending bill, which helps determine the government's budget and discretionary spending for the fiscal year. Without it, the ...
Wilkinson and others at Govern-Mentality, an association of public servants, experts and entrepreneurs, are trying to get people to think about their own governments with the same creative mindset. "The ultimate goal is literally to create a change-making movement from within government," she says.
Interviewed on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show on Sunday morning, Scotland's first minister said that, although she had seen "some redacted material" from the UK government's Brexit impact assessments, "I think everyone has concluded that what we were told previously by David Davis were in-depth ...
Tunisia plans to increase aid for poor families by $70.3 million, after nearly a week of protests over austerity measures, an official said Saturday. "This will concern about 250,000 families," Mohamed Trabelsi, minister of social affairs, said. "It will help the poor and middle class." President Beji Caid Essebsi ...
We have no political clout in Washington, and that certainly affects us in terms of getting help from the federal government. So when we have a hurricane like we just had that devastated the island, and we're talking about a supplemental bill to provide funding - emergency funding for recovery efforts in the ...
Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, detained for over two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating a possible settlement with authorities but so far has not agreed on terms, a senior Saudi official said. Prince Alwaleed, whose net worth has been estimated by Forbes magazine ...
Federal immigration authorities, in a victory for so-called Dreamers, quietly announced they have resumed accepting requests for renewals in DACA, the Obama-era program that shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. "Until further notice, if you already applied for #DACA ...
CARTHAGE -- Following a webinar at a recent River Area Council of governments meeting, the five Municipalities which make up the organization have decided to sign up for NY Alerts. ... "There will be training for designated users within each local government once they are set up." Once the ...
A Saudi Arabian construction giant says it "remains a private sector company," but admits that "some of the shareholders may have agreed to a settlement," allowing for the transfer of some shares to the government "against outstanding debts." The Saudi Binladin Group (SBG) said in a statement that it sees ...


 

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