Updated at 9:45 p.m. ET The federal government is in the midst of a partial shutdown, and it appears it will be that way for some time. President Trump and members of Congress publicly say they want to reopen the federal government, but, in the first day of a shutdown, Republicans and Democrats on both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue showed no signs of ending their stalemate. In a midafternoon press conference Saturday, White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short reiterated the position...
Over President Trump's first year in office, the U.S. underwent some changes that he would probably cheer. The economy continued strengthening (including, yes, the stock market, as the president likes to emphasize) and the number of people apprehended while trying to enter the country illegally fell sharply. However, some changes are less promising: The nation's carbon dioxide emissions rose, and the amount of student debt grew by $47 billion. We have put together a wide variety of statistics...
The chief of a Louisiana fire department was investigating a traffic accident when he was struck and killed by a car on an icy highway. State police say in a news release that winter weather was a factor in the Wednesday morning accident that killed 48-year-old Russell Achord. The St. Francisville resident was the chief of the Wakefield Fire Department. He was aiding an investigation of a non-fatal crash on U.S. Highway 61 when the accident occurred. 51 year old Robert McCoy of Tallullah was...
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