Tag: shutdown

Clipper Sync will shut down May 1, citing clipboard changes in Android Q

Google just released the first Android Q developer preview earlier this month, and we’re still digging around to discover all the new stuff. It’s clear even from this first version that Google is taking privacy more seriously, and tightening control of the clipboard is part of that. One notable clipboard manager is already planning to […]

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Angel Families March on Nancy Pelosi’s Office: ‘Build That Wall’

Angel families stormed into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office again Wednesday with calls to secure the U.S. southern border, but they were turned away yet again. Americans whose loved ones have been killed by illegal aliens flooded into the office with questions as to why their many requests for meetings with the Speaker went unanswered. […]

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Watch Live: President Donald Trump Rallies in Border Town El Paso, Texas

President Donald Trump is holding his first Make America Great Again rally of 2019 in El Paso, Texas, Monday at 9:00 p.m. ET. The rally will be held in the El Paso County Coliseum and marks the seventh President Trump has brought to Texas.  The coliseum sits approximately half a mile from the U.S.-Mexico border. […]

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Why gov’t. shutdown hurt Apple and Chick-fil-A

WASHINGTON — How much did the 35-day partial government shutdown impact the shopping and dining-out habits of those affected federal employees in the D.C. area? Significantly, according to Dulles, Virginia-based Gravy Analytics. Gravy Analytics — whose location intelligence tools track a billion daily location signals from more than 250 million smartphones and devices — compared […]

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Exclusive – Tom McClintock: Trump Must Declare National Emergency to Build Wall; Pelosi Is ‘Not Even Pretending’ to Negotiate

Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) told hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak during an interview on Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Tonight on Thursday that President Donald Trump should use presidential emergency powers to “build the wall,” describing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as “not even pretending to be negotiating in good faith.” Pollak invited […]

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National Zoo reopens, welcoming newborn chicks and otter pups

WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian National Zoo has reopened after the federal government shutdown, and William Lewis and his mom, who came all the way from South Carolina, were one of the first in line. “I’ve been to almost all the zoos and this is my favorite one I’ve been to ’cause they have the pandas,” […]

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Sinkhole detours: As feds return to work, DC commute braces for impact

WASHINGTON — The 17th Street sinkhole has been complicating downtown travel since it dropped in last week — back before the partial government shutdown ended. “Even when it happened during the shutdown, it caused massive backups,” said WTOP Traffic Reporter Mary DePompa. Now, it’s serving as yet another obstacle for federal workers who just want to get […]

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DC region lost $1.6 billion during shutdown, economist says

WASHINGTON — The D.C. region was hit hard by the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, which came to an end after Congress and President Donald Trump worked out a deal to reopen the government for at least three weeks. The 35-day shutdown cost the local economy $1.6 billion, according to Stephen Fuller, a regional economist […]

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Poll: Trump Support Remained Unchanged During Government Shutdown

During the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, support for President Donald Trump remained consistent across the country, according to a newly released poll. The survey, from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News, showed approval for Trump, weeks into the shutdown of about a quarter of the federal government, was exactly the same as […]

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Federal workers eager to return to work, concerned about future

WASHINGTON — Federal workers who have missed two paychecks said they are eager to return to their jobs on Monday, but they’re concerned about the potential of yet another government shutdown in three weeks. Announcing the agreement on Friday to end the shutdown, President Donald Trump said the government would be reopened for three weeks […]

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Volunteers clean popular spot on the Potomac ahead of spring fishing

WASHINGTON — Most years, it falls on the National Park Service to maintain the area around Fletcher’s Cove on the Potomac in D.C. for fishers and other river enthusiasts. But most years don’t have to deal with record shattering rains and a partial government shutdown. A group of around 60 volunteers with Friends of Fletcher’s […]

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DC hotels survive off-peak shutdown

WASHINGTON — While the tourism industry as a whole suffered, it appears that some parts of it were spared the worst effects of the shutdown. Between Dec. 30 and Jan. 19, hotel demand was down, but only by about 2 percent compared with the same period a year ago, according to the marketing group Destination […]

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National Zoo reopens Tuesday; national parks prepare to resume operations

WASHINGTON — The national parks are preparing to resume operations, and the National Zoo will reopen on Tuesday, along with other Smithsonian museums affected by the partial government shutdown. Pending passage of a continuing resolution to fund the government, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 29 at their regularly scheduled […]

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Donald Trump Signs Bill Ending Longest Government Shutdown in History

President Donald Trump signed a bill to reopen the government for three weeks, ending the partial government shutdown late Friday night. The White House sent a statement notifying reporters that the bill had been signed by the president. No press was present for the bill signing, which ended the 35-day partial government shutdown – the […]

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Hollywood Roasts Trump over Shutdown Deal: ‘Art of the Kneel’

Hollywood celebrities are dragging President Donald Trump through the mud over his decision to temporarily re-open the government, after more than a month of a partial shutdown, without getting any funding for the border wall in return. Following Trump announcing the plan from the Rose Garden Friday, Hollywood sprung into action to celebrate Nancy Pelosi […]

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Nancy Pelosi: State of the Union Still Not Scheduled for Tuesday, Will Not Discuss with Trump Until Government Reopened

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday afternoon at a press conference that she would not commit to scheduling the State of the Union speech in the House Chamber for President Donald Trump until after the government is reopened. Appearing alongside Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to discuss the deal struck with Trump to reopen the […]

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Drudge Report: Shutdown Deal Reached; Government to Reopen Temporarily

The Drudge Report flashed a banner headline on Friday afternoon that lawmakers have reached a deal to reopen the government and end the longest shutdown in history, at least “temporarily.” The Drudge Report went up with three banner headlines announcing the news early Friday afternoon. The first read, “SOURCE: SHUTDOWN AGREEMENT REACHED.” The second said, […]

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McClatchy News: Jared Kushner Offers Latino Groups an Amnesty for 1.8 Million People

White House aide Jared Kushner is reviving a proposal already rejected by President Donald Trump to offer an amnesty to at least 800,000 unidentified illegal migrants, according to a report by the McClatchy news bureau. McClatchy reported the claim, which was made by the head of a pro-migration Latino advocacy group: Top White House adviser Jared Kushner told […]

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This Is Chander Kanta. The Government Shutdown Has Left Her All Alone.

When it comes to the work she does, Chander Kanta is indistinguishable from a regular Environmental Protection Agency employee. For the last five years, the 70-year-old administrative assistant has put in 40-hour weeks at the EPA’s campus in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The income she receives, about $2,000 a […]

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Trump: Unpaid federal workers should just go ask grocery stores for free food

Has Trump shopped for groceries ever in his life? Today President Donald Trump was asked about Wilbur Ross’s advice to federal workers — take out loans to pay their bills. Trump said Ross “should have said it differently,” then went on to say that grocery stores and banks will simply “work along” with furloughed workers. […]

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