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David Morgan

Shutdown bites economy, U.S. Coast Guard, as talks to end impasse stall

Jan 16 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. economy is taking a larger-than-expected hit from the partial government shutdown, White House estimates showed on Tuesday, as contractors and even the Coast Guard go without pay and talks to end the impasse seemed stalled.

U.S. tax agency to bring 46,000 furloughed workers back

Jan 15 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Internal Revenue Service said on Tuesday it intends to bring back more than 46,000 workers furloughed by the partial shutdown of the federal government to process annual tax returns and refunds and other tasks.

U.S. acting attorney general to testify before House panel on February 8

Jan 15 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, whose unorthodox appointment by President Donald Trump has raised concerns among Democrats about the future of the U.S.-Russia probe, will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Feb. 8, the panel said on Tuesday.

Government shutdown breaks record, with no end in sight

Jan 15 2019

WASHINGTON A partial U.S. government shutdown over President Donald Trump's demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border entered its 22nd day on Saturday, making it the longest shuttering of federal agencies in U.S. history, with no end in sight.

House Democrats eye reported FBI probe of Trump

Jan 13 2019

WASHINGTON A U.S. House of Representatives committee will look into a newspaper report that the FBI investigated whether President Donald Trump has been working on behalf of Russia, against U.S. interests, the panel's Democratic chairman said on Saturday. | Video

Government shutdown becomes longest in U.S. history

Jan 12 2019

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 A partial U.S. government shutdown over President Donald Trump's demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border entered its 22nd day on Saturday, making it the longest shuttering of federal agencies in U.S. history, with no end in sight.

House Democrats may look into whether shutdown delays IRS tax refunds

Jan 09 2019

WASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are considering holding hearings on the impact of the partial government shutdown on the Internal Revenue Service, with a focus on its ability to get refunds to taxpayers on time, a top lawmaker said on Wednesday.

U.S. House Democrats may look into whether shutdown delays IRS tax refunds

Jan 09 2019

WASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are considering holding hearings on the impact of the partial government shutdown on the Internal Revenue Service, with a focus on its ability to get refunds to taxpayers on time, a top lawmaker said on Wednesday.

Federal shutdown delays U.S. House oversight of Trump - lawmakers

Jan 09 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. government shutdown has begun to delay Democratic plans for congressional oversight of Donald Trump and his presidency, lawmakers and aides said on Wednesday.

Trump invites congressional leaders to border security briefing

Jan 02 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Tuesday invited Republican and Democratic congressional leaders to a border security briefing at the White House as the federal government remained partially shut down over his demand to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

World News

U.S., North Korea to hold talks on second Trump-Kim summit

North Korea's lead negotiator in nuclear diplomacy with the United States is expected to hold talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and could also meet President Donald Trump on Friday during a visit aimed at clearing the way for a second U.S.-North Korea summit.