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  • The U.S. Capitol Building is seen at sunset in Washington, U.S. May 17, 2017. REUTERS/Zach Gibson - RC1E8C8195C0

    Congress Pushes Shutdown Showdown to the Brink

    By Richard Cowan and Amanda Becker, Reuters

    President Donald Trump postponed plans to leave Washington on Friday while the U.S. Congress faced a midnight deadline to come up with funding legislation to avoid federal agency shutdowns. Although...

  • Odds of a Shutdown Growing by the Hour

    The countdown to a possible shutdown is now being measured in hours, not days, with cable news networks carrying ticking clocks on their screens — and the likelihood of a shutdown seems to be growing...

  • U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) arrives to talk to the media on the president's FY2018 budget proposal on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

    Why Democrats Should Worry About the Politics of a Shutdown

    Senate Democrats may be willing to gamble that the public will blame Republicans for a government shutdown. After all, the GOP controls the White House and both chambers of Congress. But beyond the...

  • U.S. Capitol is photographed behind a chain fence in Washington

    What a Shutdown Could Cost

    If the government does shut down on Saturday, Goldman Sachs says the economic costs would likely be minimal: “A government shutdown has a much more modest impact than the term might suggest,” Goldman...

  • Lawyers to Congress: It’s Time to Fund the IRS Adequately

    By Michael Rainey

    The American Bar Association sent a letter to key congressional leaders Tuesday expressing concerns about funding for the Internal Revenue Service. Karen Hawkins, chair of the ABA’s tax section, said...

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