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State Department recalls most furloughed employees amid shutdown; makes additional funding available for salaries

The State Department announced Thursday that it has found funding to recall most of its furloughed employees who have gone without pay since the start of the government shutdown last month.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 2:27 pm


Read President Trump's letter to Nancy Pelosi about Egypt, Brussels, Afghanistan trip

President Trump sends a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi about her trip to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 2:25 pm


Tulsi Gabbard, 2020 Democratic candidate, apologizes for past anti-gay comments

Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Thursday released a lengthy apology for her past activism and comments against gay marriage, saying her views have “changed significantly” since her outspoken protests of the early 2000s.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 2:10 pm


Government shutdowns close agencies, furlough employees because of Democratic attorney general's 1980 opinion

It was Benjamin Civiletti, then the Democratic attorney general for President Carter, who decided that agencies effectively be shuttered and not spend money during times of “lapsed appropriations” in April 1980.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 1:48 pm


Republican Rep. Tom Marino announces resignation; says he's taken job in private sector

Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., announced his resignation on Thursday with the longtime lawmaker saying he was taking a job in the private sector.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 1:42 pm


House votes to maintain Russian sanctions

The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to maintain sanctions on three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, protesting the Treasury Department's decision to lift the financial penalties.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 1:37 pm


Women's March 2019 celebrity speakers, locations and everything else you need to know

What to know about the 2019 Women's March and related events.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 1:01 pm


Trump announces new missile defense plan with focus on sensors in space

President Trump announced on Thursday a new more aggressive space-based missile defense strategy to counter threats from North Korea and Iran and to compete with advanced weapons systems being developed by countries like China and Russia.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 12:50 pm


Shutdown standoff: Pelosi renews call to delay State of the Union, Trump says Dems 'hijacked' by 'fringe'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi renewed her call Thursday to delay the State of the Union address, saying the date is not “sacred” and President Trump should wait to deliver his message to the nation until the partial government shutdown ends. 

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 12:17 pm