Economic policy

Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney listens to a question during a press briefing at the White House, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 21, 2018 - 1:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mick Mulvaney stormed Washington as a tea party lawmaker elected in 2010, and he hasn't mellowed much as director of the Office of Management of Budget at the White House. In both spots, he's been at the center of government shutdowns. As a congressman in 2013, Mulvaney was among...
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Park Ranger Amy Fink carries cones to use in the Bear Lake trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Estes Park, Colo. Despite a government shutdown, Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado and Yosemite National Park in California were open, but few Park Service staff were available to help visitors. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 20, 2018 - 7:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sure, Republicans and Democrats are battling over spending and immigration. But they're also battling over blame. On Day One of a government shutdown, both parties on Saturday launched a frantic messaging campaign aimed at mitigating the political blowback. The side that gets...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to his office after speaking on the senate floor Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 20, 2018 - 7:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 7:30 p.m. A Senate showdown vote on a Republican plan for ending the federal shutdown is on track to occur by early Monday. Democrats say they have the votes to block it. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has proposed a...
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Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney listens to a question during a press briefing at the White House, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 20, 2018 - 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's budget chief Mick Mulvaney stormed Washington as a tea party lawmaker elected in 2010, and he hasn't mellowed much as director of the Office of Management of Budget at the White House. In both spots, he's been at the center of government shutdowns. As a...
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President Donald Trump reacts on seeing visitors to the White House as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, to board Marine One helicopter for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. en route to Bedminster, N.J., for vacation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
January 19, 2018 - 1:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a he said-he said thing. Donald Trump once promised to be "very restrained" on Twitter — "if I use it at all." He thought campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos was an "excellent guy" — until Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. The president backed...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2017, file photo, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chairman of the conservative Freedom Caucus, speaks during a television news interview on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Threatening to shutter the federal government unless demands are met _ who would do that? Members of both parties, it turns out. In 2018, Meadows was one of the members of the House Freedom Caucus demanding more military spending and a promise from GOP leaders for a House vote on an immigration bill that's far more restrictive than bipartisan measures that emerged in Congress. “I don’t get squeezed. I squeeze others,” he said. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 19, 2018 - 7:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Threatening to shutter the federal government unless demands are met — who would do that? Members of both parties, it turns out. And both sides have complained loudly when the other resorted to a shutdown threat. Some of the same Republicans who claim to abhor the bare-knuckle...
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President Donald Trump is greeted by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, as he arrive at the Pentagon, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Vice President Mike Pence, is second from left, and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, is right, (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 18, 2018 - 9:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the debate over immigration and the budget (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says Senate Democrats would support a "very short-term" government-wide funding bill to avert a shutdown. The New York Democrat says his party would accept a stopgap...
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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, for a meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 18, 2018 - 1:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Congressional Democrats aren't backing down from their threats to reject any government funding bill that isn't paired with protection for thousands of young immigrants, as hard-line liberal groups shrug off risks of a government shutdown. Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said...
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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, for a meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 17, 2018 - 6:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Congressional Democrats on Wednesday dug in on their threats to reject any government funding bill that isn't paired with protection for thousands of young immigrants — a hard-line stance celebrated by liberal groups who have shrugged off risks of a government shutdown. Top Senate...
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Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, following a meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 17, 2018 - 4:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said Wednesday there's "very, very strong" sentiment among Democrats in the chamber to oppose GOP-drafted legislation to keep the government's doors open, comments that could indicate the chances are increasing that the government could shut down...
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