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Trump approval rating bounces back from post-government shutdown lows

In the nearly three weeks since, voters have warmed back to the president, to 41.5 percent approval, its highest level this year. That's still down from Trump's approval rating of 42.2 percent on Dec. 22, the day the shutdown began. The figure has hovered around 42 percent for much of the last 10 months, an…

Deal reached to avert new US shutdown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The talks have been deadlocked on how to deal with undocumented migrants Democrats and Republicans have reached an agreement in principle over border security to fund the US government and avert another partial shutdown. Lawmakers said the deal had been struck in a closed-door meeting in Washington. No details…

Negotiators from both parties say they have a tentative deal to...

Guillermo Arias | AFP | Getty Images A construction crew works on replacing the US-Mexico border fence as seen from Tijuana, in Baja California state, Mexico, on January 9, 2019. Congressional negotiators said they reached a tentative deal Monday to fund the government and avoid another shutdown. As always, President Donald Trump will hold the…

Congress at an impasse as a new government shutdown looms

Aaron P. Bernstein | Reuters Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) speaks with reporters ahead of the weekly policy luncheons on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 24, 2018. Lawmakers' talks on border security issues to avert another U.S. government shutdown have broken down over immigration detention policies, a Republican senator said on Sunday. "Talks are stalled right…

Seals colonise beach closed in shutdown

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Elephant seals took advantage of the shutdown to populate Drakes Beach A large herd of elephant seals has taken over a beach in California that was forced to close during the government shutdown. The seals took advantage of the 35-day shutdown to make themselves at home on Drakes Beach, and…

Government jobs were considered stable. Now the damage from the shutdown...

Meanwhile, White House officials have faced backlash for an apparent lack of empathy toward unpaid government workers. In a CNBC interview Thursday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said he does not "really quite understand" why government workers are going to food banks when they could take out loans. Democrats, who have highlighted the plight of government…

Trump announces deal to lift shutdown

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWe have reached a deal - TrumpPresident Donald Trump has yielded to political pressure to end the longest US government shutdown in history. After 35 days, he backed a deal to fund federal agencies for three weeks, but it includes none of the money he has demanded…

US economy lost at least $6 billion to government shutdown: S&P

Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Federal air traffic controller union members protest the partial U.S. federal government shutdown in a rally at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. January 10, 2019. The U.S. economy lost at least $6 billion during the partial shutdown of the federal government due to lost productivity from furloughed workers and economic…

Senate votes to temporarily reopen government after longest shutdown in US...

The Senate passed legislation Friday to end the longest government shutdown ever. The vote sends the measure to the House, which is expected to approve it quickly. President Donald Trump pledged to sign the proposal into law Friday. The bill funds the government for three weeks, until Feb. 15, while lawmakers try to reach a…

Watch: Trump makes an announcement on the government shutdown

[The stream is slated to start at 1:30 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] President Donald Trump is expected to make an announcement Friday afternoon on the partial government shutdown. The longest U.S. funding lapse ever is in its 35th day. On Friday, about…
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