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senate talks fall short, shutdown extends into workweek


washington (ap) — the government shutdown is set to sow more disruption and political peril monday after the senate inched closer but ultimately fell short of an agreement that would have reopened federal agencies before the beginning of the workweek.senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and democratic leader chuck schumer said negotiations kept going late into the night, with a vote to break a democratic filibuster on a short-term funding bill scheduled for noon monday. under the proposal taking shape, democratic would agree to a three-week spending measure — until feb. 8 — in return for a commitment from the republican leadership in the senate to address immigration policy and other pressing legislative matters in the coming weeks.but democrats appeared to be holding out for a firmer co






shutdown to extend into workweek as senate adjourns without deal


the government shutdown will extend into the workweek as the senate appeared to inch closer to ending a partisan stalemate late sunday but fell short of agreement.senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and his democratic leader chuck schumer said negotiations were still underway into the night, with a vote to break a democratic filibuster on a short-term funding bill scheduled for noon monday. seeking to win over holdout votes, mcconnell pledged sunday that the senate would take up legislation on some top democratic priorities, including immigration, if they aren't already addressed by feb. 8."we have yet to reach an agreement on a path forward," schumer said, adding that talks would continue.mcconnell's commitment follows hours of behind-the-scenes talks between the leaders and rank-and-f






shutdown to extend into workweek as senate fails to reach deal


the government shutdown headed into its third day after frantic efforts sunday by a bipartisan group of moderate senators failed to produce a compromise on immigration and spending."we have yet to reach an agreement on a path forward that would be acceptable for both sides," senate minority leader charles schumer, d-n.y., said shortly after 9 p.m. sunday, adding that talks would continue ahead of a procedural vote scheduled for noon monday.the effects of the shutdown over the weekend were relatively limited - halting trash pickup on national park service property, canceling military reservists' drill plans, and switching off some government employees' cellphones.but the shutdown continuing into monday, the start of the workweek, means that hundreds of thousands of workers will stay home an






house passes short-term spending bill, averting shutdown for now


the house on friday passed a short-term spending bill to fund the government, which is expected to soon be approved by the senate, averting a shutdown at midnight. it was only meant to buy more time to craft a more comprehensive spending deal that would fund the government through the rest of the fiscal year, or sept. 30. the short-term bill, known as a continuing resolution (cr), extends fiscal 2016 government funding levels through next friday. lawmakers are expected to reach the longer-term deal soon, which is known as an omnibus spending package. playvideocbsnsen. joe manchin on looming government shutdown with the deadline set for april 28th, congress is racing against the clock to prevent a federal government shutdown. democratic sen. joe manchin ... negotiators overcame two major ob






congress passes short-term spending bill, averting shutdown for now


the house and senate on friday passed a short-term spending bill to fund the government, averting a shutdown at midnight. lawmakers in the house approved the measure in a 382-30 vote and the senate shortly thereafter approved it by voice vote. it was only meant to buy more time to craft a more comprehensive spending deal that would fund the government through the rest of the fiscal year, or sept. 30. the short-term bill, known as a continuing resolution (cr), extends fiscal 2016 government funding levels through next friday. lawmakers are expected to reach the longer-term deal soon, which is known as an omnibus spending package. playvideocbsnsen. joe manchin on looming government shutdown with the deadline set for april 28th, congress is racing against the clock to prevent a federal govern






moderate senators press to end government shutdown


washington – senators failed sunday to reach an agreement to end the government shutdown, ensuring that hundreds of thousands of federal employees would be furloughed monday morning even as the outlines of a potential compromise came into focus.for much of the day, feverish work by a bipartisan group of senators offered a reason for cautious optimism that a deal could be reached soon. by sunday night, sen. mitch mcconnell, r-ky., the majority leader, moved to delay until noon monday a procedural vote on a temporary spending bill — a signal that talks were progressing.in a gesture to lawmakers seeking assurances that the senate will address the fate of hundreds of thousands of young unauthorized immigrants, mcconnell said he intended to move ahead with immigration legislation next month if






trump invites democratic leader schumer to white house for last-minute shutdown


with a government shutdown looming, president trump reached out friday to senate minority leader charles e. schumer (d-n.y.) and invited him to the white house for talks, according to two sources familiar with the negotiations.schumer, who cut a previous budget deal with trump last fall over the strong objections of gop leaders, was headed to the white house, the sources confirmed.the meeting comes as congress pushed the federal government to the brink of a shutdown. senate democrats — joined by some gop deficit hawks and immigration allies — were set to filibuster a stopgap funding bill ahead of a midnight deadline.president trump postponed his weekend getaway to mar-a-lago as the livelihoods of federal workers hung in the balance. white house budget director mick mulvaney put the shutdow






senate expected to meet saturday in effort to end shutdown


the u.s. capitol is seen on the first day of a government shutdown in washington, saturday, jan. 20, 2018. photo credit: ap / j. scott applewhite by tom [email protected] @tombrunedc updated january 20, 2018 9:36 am print see commentsshare share tweet share emailwashington — the deadlocked senate will meet again saturday as it scrambles to reach an agreement to end the first government shutdown in four years after failing to pass a spending bill before funding ran out at midnight friday.before that deadline, democrats insisted any deal must include a measure to protect immigrants illegally brought here, and blocked a republican attempt to vote on a house-passed short-term spending bill to keep the government open through feb. 16 without that immigration provision.as government fun






senate still plodding toward shutdown with no deal as midnight deadline looms


most senate democrats oppose the short-term spending bill because it does not address immigration.        






cyberattack: monday brings new threat as workweek begins


computers shut down over the weekend may be harboring a virulent ransomware virus ready to attack as a new workweek kicks in.        






federal government shuts down as talks continue


the capitol is seen illuminated in washington on friday evening, jan. 19, 2018. photo credit: ap photo/j. scott applewhite by tom [email protected] @tombrunedc updated january 20, 2018 1:42 am print see commentsshare share tweet share emailwashington — the federal government shut down at midnight friday after senate democrats blocked a house republican short-term spending bill, though the two sides continued to discuss finding a way to an agreement.as government funding lapsed, curtailing many services and furloughing employees, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell (r-ky.) expressed hope the shutdown would be short lived as he called for the senate to resume deliberations at noon saturday.but the shutdown also created bitter recriminations, as mcconnell blamed democrats and thei






centrist senators race to strike a deal to end government shutdown


centrist senators racing to strike a deal to end the government shutdown expressed optimism sunday that they were close to an agreement - but it was unclear whether they would be able to secure the support of leadership to end the impasse.with the start of the workweek for many federal employees less than 24 hours away, a bipartisan group of moderate senators huddled in hopes of reaching an accord on immigration and federal spending they hoped would pave the way to re-opening the government by monday morning."i think that there will be a breakthrough tonight," said sen. lindsey graham, r-s.c., one of the negotiators. others involved in the meeting said they were "close"to an arrangement."the timeline has to be today, open this place back up," said sen. joe manchin iii, d-w.va.their efforts






us shutdown: senate in bid to end impasse


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionmajority republican leader senator mitch mcconnell accuses the democrats of "irresponsible political games"the us senate is due back in session to try to end a budget impasse before the start of the working week when the shutdown of many federal services will be felt around the country. hundreds of thousands of federal staff face the prospect of unpaid leave.on saturday, recriminations flew around over the senate's failure to pass a new budget and prevent the shutdown.a bill to fund the federal government for the coming weeks did not receive the required 60 votes by friday.the republican leader of the us senate, mitch mcconnell, has said there will be a vote at 01:00 in the early hours of monday (06:00 gmt) on a bill to fund the gove






hardship and chaos as federal shutdown moves into second day with no deal on fun


with a government shutdown in its second day sunday, congressional leaders in both parties searched for an exit ramp as moderate republicans and democrats appeared to rally behind a short-term funding proposal and the white house signaled possible flexibility on “dreamers.”a rare weekend schedule continued on capitol hill, with voting possible. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and minority leader charles e. schumer, who had not spoken for a day, huddled briefly on the senate floor and arranged to meet later sunday.but deep uncertainty over whether the shutdown would extend into monday and beyond created hardship for many of the 2.3 million federal employees who don’t yet know if their offices will be shuttered and if they will lose pay.mcconnell pushed a proposal to temporarily fund






hardship and chaos as federal shutdown moves into second day with no deal on fun


with a government shutdown in its second day sunday, congressional leaders in both parties searched for an exit ramp as moderate republicans and democrats appeared to rally behind a short-term funding proposal and the white house signaled possible flexibility on “dreamers.”a rare weekend schedule continued on capitol hill, with voting possible. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and minority leader charles e. schumer, who had not spoken for a day, huddled briefly on the senate floor and arranged to meet later sunday.but deep uncertainty over whether the shutdown would extend into monday and beyond created hardship for many of the 2.3 million federal employees who don’t yet know whether their offices will be shuttered and whether they will lose pay.mcconnell pushed a proposal to tempora






trump raises prospect of government shutdown to leverage better budget for gop i


washington — president donald trump on tuesday raised the spectre of a government shutdown in september or an immediate end to filibusters in the senate so that he might gain more leverage in the next round of budget talks.trump’s comments on twitter came in the wake of a deal with democrats to keep the government open past friday that some fellow republicans have criticized as too generous to the minority party.although trump got a significant increase in military spending and other victories, democrats also successfully secured several priorities and included language preventing trump from spending money on a key issue: construction of a border wall.“the reason for the plan negotiated between the republicans and democrats is that we need 60 votes in the senate which are not there!” trump






hardship and chaos as federal shutdown moves into second day with no deal on fun


with a government shutdown in its second day sunday, congressional leaders in both parties searched for an exit ramp as moderate republicans and democrats appeared to rally behind a short-term funding proposal and the white house signaled possible flexibility on "dreamers."a rare weekend schedule continued on capitol hill, with voting possible. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and minority leader charles e. schumer, who had not spoken for a day, huddled briefly on the senate floor and arranged to meet later sunday.advertisementbut deep uncertainty over whether the shutdown would extend into monday and beyond created hardship for many of the 2.3 million federal employees who don't yet know whether their offices will be shuttered and whether they will lose pay.mcconnell pushed a propos






house republicans plan vote to avert shutdown but senate may not go along


the house appears on track to pass a short-term spending bill to keep the government open, but senate democrats and a few republicans may kill it.        






new jersey shutdown likely to linger into july 4 holiday


but senate president stephen sweeney says shutdown "not ending today"        






the latest: democrat saw 'some progress' in trump meeting


washington — the latest on the budget battle in congress (all times local):2:45 p.m.top senate democrat chuck schumer says he and president donald trump "made some progress" at a white house meeting, "but we still have a good number of disagreements."the new york democrat said "discussions will continue."trump asked schumer to the white house for a meeting that lasted more than an hour.the oval office session came with hours to go before a partial government shutdown at midnight.schumer'ss pressing for protections for younger immigrants brought to the country illegally as children, but the white house and republicans say talks on that issue should be kept separate from legislation to prevent a shutdown.___2:30 p.m.senate democratic leader chuck schumer has left the white house after a leng






on twitter, trump urges republicans to use 'nuclear option' as government shutdo


president donald trump pressured congress on sunday to end a government shutdown that reached its second day amid deep uncertainty over whether democrats and republicans could soon break an impasse to restore federal funding."if stalemate continues," he wrote on twitter, republicans should use the "nuclear option" to change the rules of the senate and try to pass a long-term spending bill with a simple majority.the president's statement came amid deep uncertainty over whether democrats and republicans could soon break an impasse to restore federal funding. lawmakers were set for another tense day, with the start of the workweek for many federal employees less than 24 hours away.trump praised republicans for "fighting for our military and safety at the border," while he said democrats "just






us shutdown: senate fails to agree on new budget


image copyrightreutersimage caption president donald trump has called off a trip to his florida golf club this weekend until a deal can be struck the us government is approaching a federal shutdown after the senate failed to agree on a new budget.it was unclear which way the vote would go as the midnight deadline approached, with republicans and democrats split on key issues.despite last minute bipartisan meetings, the bill to fund the government until 16 february did not receive the required 60 votes.the last us shutdown happened in 2013 and lasted for 16 days.the house of representatives voted 230-197 on thursday night to extend funding until next month, but the measure failed to pass the senate.many government offices will close unless a compromise is found before the midnight deadline.






government begins shutting down as congress races to agree on short-term spendin


the federal government began shutting down early saturday after a flurry of dramatic, last-minute negotiations failed to end the congressional deadlock over a spending bill before a midnight deadline.intensive talks on the senate floor, even after the deadline passed, broke down without agreement.white house budget director mick mulvaney predicted the closure would be brief and said disruptions from a shutdown over the weekend would be minimal.“there’s a really good chance it gets fixed” before monday, he told reporters.one possibility would be an agreement to provide funding for a few more days or weeks to allow time for negotiations on a key sticking point: immigration reform. that would be the fourth temporary spending measure passed this fiscal year, likely to be quickly followed by a






government begins shutting down as congress races to agree on short-term spendin


the federal government began shutting down early saturday after a flurry of dramatic, last-minute negotiations failed to end the congressional deadlock over a spending bill before a midnight deadline.intensive talks on the senate floor, even after the deadline passed, broke down without agreement.white house budget director mick mulvaney predicted the closure would be brief and said disruptions from a shutdown over the weekend would be minimal.“there’s a really good chance it gets fixed” before monday, he told reporters.one possibility would be an agreement to provide funding for a few more days or weeks to allow time for negotiations on a key sticking point: immigration reform. that would be the fourth temporary spending measure passed this fiscal year, likely to be quickly followed by a






trump aides: no daca talks until government re-opens


"the democrats in the senate could end this shutdown today," trump budget director mick mulvaney said.        






government shutdown: what's closed, who is affected?


washington — the federal government shutdown only partially curbs operations. but the longer the shutdown continues, the more likely its impact will be felt.u.s. troops will stay at their posts and mail will get delivered, but almost half of the 2 million civilian federal workers will be barred from doing their jobs if the shutdown extends into monday.how key parts of the federal government would be affected by a shutdown:___internal revenue servicea shutdown plan posted on the treasury department's website shows that nearly 44 percent of the irs' 80,565 employees will be exempt from being furloughed during a shutdown. that would mean nearly 45,500 irs employees will be sent home just as the agency is preparing for the start of the tax filing season and ingesting the sweeping changes made






democrats should vote for short-term bill – the mercury news


washington (ap) — the latest on the government shutdown (all times local):11:30 a.m.house speaker paul ryan says that if democrats want to protect young immigrants in the country illegally, they should vote for a short-term spending bill.the wisconsin republican says, “open the government back up and then we’ll get back to negotiating.”the federal government entered the second day of a shutdown sunday.appearing on cbs’ “face the nation,” ryan says good-faith negotiations on an immigration deal are taking place, though democrats take issue with that assessment.as a citizen, donald trump criticized president barack obama during the 2013 government shutdown for failing to “lead” and getting everyone in the room.ryan says on the current shutdown, “you can’t blame donald trump for the senate de






senate adjourns without deal to end shutdown; monday vote scheduled


senators will vote at noon as the impact of the shutdown begins to hit hard.        






senate blocks bill to avert government shutdown


the government careened toward shutdown friday night in a chaotic close to donald trump's first year as president, as democrats and some republicans in the senate blocked a short-term spending bill.enough senators voted to block the bill, though the roll call was still underway.the lawmakers and trump's white house mounted last-ditch negotiations to stave off what had come to appear as the inevitable, with the parties in stare-down mode over federal spending and proposals to protect some 700,000 younger immigrants from deportation.after hours of negotiating, the senate began a late-night vote on a house-passed plan."not looking good," trump tweeted friday evening. it appeared likely to fail.the election-year standoff marked a test of the president's much vaunted deal-making skills — and of






mnuchin: government shutdown unlikely but could happen


treasury secretary steven t. mnuchin said on sunday that a government shutdown this week was unlikely but possible.a two-week stopgap spending bill passed by congress earlier this month provided enough funding to keep the government running through friday. a deadlock on another temporary funding measure would open the door to a possible shutdown.“i can’t rule it out, but i can’t imagine it occurring,” mnuchin said on “fox news sunday,” suggesting everyone had an interest in avoiding the government grinding to a halt and federal workers going unpaid, especially in the holiday season. “i would expect that both the house and senate, republicans and democrats, understand if they can’t agree on this, they need to have another short-term extension to move this to january,” the treasury secretary






mcconnell: no government shutdown this week over immigration


testing the resolve of democrats, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell declared sunday there won't be a government shutdown this week over the question of protecting immigrants brought to the country illegally as children, describing it as a "non-emergency" to be addressed next year."there's not going to be a government shutdown. it's just not going to happen," said mcconnell, r-ky.house gop leaders unveiled a short-term plan over the weekend to avert a shutdown and keep the government open through dec. 22. the measure would buy time for bipartisan talks on a bigger budget agreement that would give the pentagon and government agencies significant relief from a pending budget freeze.congress faces a friday deadline to fund the government through the end of next september.democrats and a f






the latest: ryan: democrats should vote for short-term bill


washington — the latest on the government shutdown (all times local):11:30 a.m.house speaker paul ryan says that if democrats want to protect young immigrants in the country illegally, they should vote for a short-term spending bill.the wisconsin republican says, "open the government back up and then we'll get back to negotiating."the federal government entered the second day of a shutdown sunday.appearing on cbs' "face the nation," ryan says good-faith negotiations on an immigration deal are taking place, though democrats take issue with that assessment.as a citizen, donald trump criticized president barack obama during the 2013 government shutdown for failing to "lead" and getting everyone in the room.ryan says on the current shutdown, "you can't blame donald trump for the senate democra






no immediate resolution to spending impasse after trump, schumer met on shutdown


most senate democrats oppose the short-term spending bill because it does not address immigration.        






government shutdown looms despite house action, short-lived senate discussion


the house passed a short-term extension of government funding late thursday after republican leaders, with help from president donald trump, cobbled together enough gop votes to overcome an internal revolt.still, the possibility of a federal shutdown moved closer to a certainty after senate democrats rallied against the gop proposal, announcing they would not lend their votes to a bill that did not reflect their priorities on immigration, government spending and other issues.by thursday evening, nine senate democrats who had voted for a spending measure in december said they would not support the latest proposed four-week extension, joining 30 other democrats and at least two senate republicans - and leaving the bill short of the 60 votes needed to advance.as a result, republican leaders -






trump says we need a government shutdown. here's what's happened in the past


it’s a political gambit that president trump seems to think will pay off: let the federal government grind to a halt.“our country needs a good ‘shutdown’ in september to fix mess,” he tweeted last week.the unconventional proclamation from the unconventional president raised concern from both sides of the aisle.his comments came as lawmakers agreed to a $1-trillion bipartisan budget bill that funds the federal government through september, which means another battle and potential government shutdown looms this fall.under a shutdown, thousands of federal employees would go without pay and national parks would close, among other things. in short: it will upset a lot of people.here’s a look at the key players and fallout from recent government shutdowns.october 2013how it happenedit’s simple —






us shutdown: senate bill on verge of collapse amid rancour


image copyrightreutersimage caption president donald trump has called off a trip to his florida golf club this weekend until a deal can be struck the republican-controlled senate's bid to avert a us government shutdown is teetering on the brink of collapse as it races against a midnight deadline.the house of representatives voted 230-197 on thursday night for a budget bill to extend funding until next month.but the upper chamber is set for a nail-biting vote, with republicans and democrats still split on immigration.president donald trump has called off a trip to his florida golf club this weekend until a deal can be struck. he invited democratic senate leader chuck schumer, a fellow new yorker, to the white house for last-ditch talks.emerging about an hour later, mr schumer told reporters






how to add cloud functionality to your wordpress site with an easy to use plugin


image: jack wallen one reason i always recommend wordpress for more than just blogs is its flexibility. with wordpress you can create sites centered around blogging, services, e-commerce, community, and so much more. plus, with the help of a m ive repository of plugins, wordpress can be expanded into almost any type of site.if you use wordpress as either a community or a client-based website, you'll be interested to know about a cloud-centric plugin called wp cloud that enables users to:upload and view filesview igned cloud spaceview cloud space usedmust-read cloudat the moment, the plugin is limited in what it can do, and it doesn't have an ociated mobile plugin yet, but what it does offer goes a long way to extend the built-in features for users. a word of warning about wp cloud: the de