Lori Aratani, The Washington Post Published 12:44 pm PST, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 TSA agents work at a checkpoint inside O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. TSA agents work at a checkpoint inside O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Daniel Acker. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Daniel Acker. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 TSA agents work at a checkpoint inside O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. TSA agents work at a checkpoint inside O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Daniel Acker. Will the government shutdown affect your next flight? … [Read more...] about Will the government shutdown affect your next flight?
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So far, the latest government shutdown to affect Rocky Mountain National Park has had minimal impacts on commerce in the gateway community of Estes Park. It might even have produced a sliver of a silver lining this holiday season, business owners said Thursday. But no one’s cheered by the prospect of the closure stretching on much longer. Among the agencies left unfunded by the budget impasse between Congress and President Donald Trump is the Interior Department, which includes the National Park Service. The partial shutdown started Dec. 22 when Congress rejected Trump’s demand that $5.7 billion for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border be included in a bill funding nine departments and several agencies. Hundreds of thousands of workers have been furloughed or are working with no pay because they’re considered essential. During the shutdown, Rocky Mountain National Park isn’t technically closed but there are no services, including snowplowing. Gates at four … [Read more...] about Estes Park, the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, hasn’t felt pains from the government shutdown — yet
POLITICS 12/26/2018 01:24 pm ET The Coast Guard is the only military branch not getting its funding. By Dave Jamieson Coast Guard members who are living paycheck to paycheck may have to take out loans if the government shutdown drags on. The Coast Guard is the only branch of the military directly affected by the partial shutdown that began Saturday because it’s funded through the Department of Homeland Security. The other branches receive their money through Department of Defense appropriations, which were signed into law in September. With the DHS funding lapsed, roughly 44,000 active-duty Coast Guard members will be working without paychecks until Congress and the White House reach a deal to reopen the government and provide back pay. Another 6,000 Coast Guard employees are being furloughed, according to DHS guidance. That means they won’t be working and any pay for the shutdown period would have to come retroactively, through an act of Congress. A Coast … [Read more...] about These Service Members Will Work Without Paychecks During The Government Shutdown
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Barney Frank December 26, 2018 Paradoxically, in this period of great disruption in the normal pattern of political activity, some time-worn cliches are applicable.The first is the danger of failing to see the forest because of a focus on the trees. The individual pieces of the current landscape each command attention: the collapse of the stock market; the president’s series of accusations of ill intentions and incompetence against his own most important appointees; the most gripping reality TV show in history, live from the Oval Office; what looks like will be the longest government shutdown ever; and my personal favorite, Ann Coulter calling the president a “douchebag.”What has gotten much too little notice is that the denouement of all of this is the total triumph of the most extreme right-wing elements in American politics, who have come out of this … [Read more...] about Thank the far right for the government shutdown
Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly and Zeke Miller, Associated Press Updated 2:40 pm PST, Friday, December 21, 2018 Vice President Mike Pence, second from right, walks with incoming White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, center, and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, second from left, after meetings to pass a bill that would pay for President Donald Trump's border wall and avert a partial government shutdown, on Capitol Hill, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 in Washington. less Vice President Mike Pence, second from right, walks with incoming White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, center, and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, second from left, after meetings to pass a bill ... more Photo: Alex Brandon, AP Photo: Alex Brandon, AP Image 1 of / 24 Caption Close Image 1 of 24 … [Read more...] about When will the government shut down? Trump, Democrats dig in