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.
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.
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.
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.”