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State Department Defends Unusual Recall of Furloughed Staffers, With Pay

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

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White House Snubs Disaster Relief Funds Proposed in House Bill

The $14 billion package lawmakers passed this week appears to be going nowhere fast—at least for now.

Sky-High Affordability Gap Strains Ski Town Economies

Mountain communities across the West huddle in Vail to discuss the challenges of high costs of living, low-paying jobs and a scarcity of places to live.

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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.

Federal employees and their allies rallied outside the Federal Building in Ogden, Utah on Jan. 10.

‘Tens of Thousands’ of Government Contractors Laid Off Due to Shutdown

The prolonged government shutdown is getting "pretty scary" as the number of federal employees and contractors forced out of work could impact the nation’s next jobs report.

Federal employees and their allies sang a version of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" at Nationals Park during the Thursday rally.

Federal Employees Rally to Highlight the Work They’re Not Doing During the Shutdown

From processing grants to prevent terrorist attacks to inspecting cribs for safety, workers highlight responsibilities that are falling by the wayside.

Signs from a rally protesting the shutdown sit on the ground on Thursday at Nationals Park in D.C.

'The Shutdown Is Introducing The Very Human Toll Of Missed Paydays'

Professor and author Paul Light weighs in on the current state – and future – of the government shutdown.

More than two dozen federal employees and supporters demonstrated at the Sacramento International Airport on Wednesday.

Trump Isn’t Even Trying to Convince Voters on the Shutdown

The president and his party have grown accustomed to representing a minority of Americans—and ignoring majority opinion.

House Rejects GOP Effort to Give Feds Their First Missed Paycheck But Continue the Shutdown

Republican amendment to a continuing resolution would have funded agencies until Jan. 15, thus providing the one check that has been missed so far.

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Protesters in July rally against the separation of children at the border.

Watchdog: Government Separated 'Thousands' More Children at Border Than Reported

HHS inspector general says the exact number of children to enter the department’s custody as part of family separation policy is "unknown."

Rep. TJ Cox, D-Calif., holds a press conference to unveil the bill giving loans to feds affected by the shutdown.

Bill Would Give Feds Immediate Financial Relief From Shutdown Through $6,000 Loans

Legislation is a common-sense follow-up to guaranteeing furloughed feds back pay once government reopens, sponsors say.

Nancy Pelosi’s Power Move on the State of the Union

President Trump might be able to keep the government closed indefinitely. But the new Democratic speaker can deny him use of the country’s most effective pulpit to make his case to the public.

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