Trump’s New Science Adviser Arrived Just in Time for a Shutdown

Science advocacy groups take turns imploring leaders to open agencies.

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Where Public Sector Union Membership Is Shrinking and Growing

Newly released employment numbers show a small decline last year in the rate of public sector union membership.

Colorado Joins States Seeking to Boost Electric Vehicle Sales

Automakers are slow to sell EVs in places without zero emission vehicle mandates, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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A volunteer hands out food at Chef Jose Andres' World Central Kitchen pop-up site in D.C. for federal employees affected by the shutdown.

Labor Dept. Denies Request That Excepted Feds Be Eligible for Unemployment

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser had asked for the change to bring parity between furloughed employees and those working without pay during the shutdown.

Union members rally in Dallas earlier this month to end the shutdown.

Second Furlough Notice and Another Missed Paycheck Appear Likely for Shutdown Feds

Congress skips town with key deadlines pending for furloughed and excepted federal workers.

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White House Widens Its Clampdown on Congressional Travel

After cancellation of Pelosi trip, OMB instructs agency security teams to get permission.

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., is the new chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee.

Lawmaker Warns Shutdown Will Stop SEC From Policing Bad Actors

New House Financial Services Committee chairwoman's oversight agenda includes reversing changes at consumer protection bureau.

Snow falls at the White House on Thursday.

Waiting for a Shutdown to End in Disaster

Aides on Capitol Hill fear that a dramatic government failure may be the only thing to force President Trump and the Democrats back to the table.

State Department Defends Unusual Recall of Furloughed Staffers, With Pay

Management, budget and legal teams approved emergency movement of funds.

President Donald Trump spoke at the Pentagon on Thursday.

Vaporizing Another Norm, Trump Goes Partisan Inside the Pentagon

The president uses a missile-defense policy rollout to bash Democrats before the military’s senior leaders.