Shutdown deadline
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) was headed to the White House after receiving a phone call from President Trump about striking a deal on a spending bill, according to a person familiar with the conversation. Trump and Republicans, who control all levers of government, faced the possibility of the government closing on the anniversary of his inauguration.
BREAKING NEWS
A 48 percent plurality says Republicans are mainly responsible for the situation resulting from disagreements over immigration laws and border security, according to a Post-ABC News poll.
The Fix
Analysis
Here are four key factions in the Senate ahead of today’s crucial vote.
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Q&A
Should Congress fail to pass a spending bill, the process that follows could complicate the lives of federal workers and the millions of Americans who rely on them. Here are the answers to questions you might have about a shutdown.
Wonkblog
Analysis
Experts say a prolonged shutdown could exacerbate challenges the strained agency faces in implementing the GOP tax law.
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The Daily 202
Analysis
Every administration sees the end of the workweek as “trash day,” the best time to get bad stories out of the way with as little public notice as possible. And Fridays have been especially chaotic for the past year.
Book Review
Four new books assess the first year of the Trump administration and Donald Trump’s long-term impact on American democracy.
The gap includes 1,200 unfilled vacancies and an additional 2,500 officers that Customs and Border Protection said are needed to meet staffing goals.
The Transportation Security Administration said the nine people arrested, who were not publicly identified, claimed to work for a TV network.
Wonkblog
Analysis
The criteria included an educated and young population, an area with good public transit and a strong business environment. But some cities that have all that still missed the cut.
Wonkblog
Analysis
New York wins the overall popularity contest, as you may have guessed. But among African Americans, notably, the most popular destination is Atlanta.
Writer Susan Braudy worked for the actor in the 1980s, the decade in which he starred in “Fatal Attraction” and won an Oscar for his performance in “Wall Street.” Douglas called Braudy’s allegations a “complete fabrication.”
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