Politics in the News

Government Shutdown Ends After 3 Days of Recriminations
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
With a promise that lawmakers would soon take up immigration, Congress approved a short-term spending bill to reopen the government after a brief but heated shutdown.

With Talking Stick in Hand, Moderate Senators Broke the Shutdown
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Two dozen centrist senators from both parties banded together to push their leaders to a deal to reopen the government. Now comes the hard part.

Stopgap Bill to End Government Shutdown Passes Congress
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The House gave final approval to a measure that would fund the federal government for another three weeks, ending a three-day old government shutdown.

On Washington: Shutdown’s Crux: Democrats’ Deep-Rooted Distrust of G.O.P. on Immigration
Monday, January 22, 2018
After decades of fruitless efforts to overhaul immigration, Democrats simply do not believe Republicans will follow through on the issue.

News Analysis: Democrats Blink in Shutdown Impasse, Hoping for a Bargain
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Senate Democrats believe they are limiting damage from a political miscalculation by surrendering, but in doing so they are drawing a fierce backlash from the left.