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.
A report this week highlighting pervasive absenteeism among Washington high school seniors shows the problem is far from isolated to Ballou. In the 2017 class, 7.9 percent of graduates from all schools — public and charter — missed more than half of the academic year.
A court-mandated loosening of the city’s gun control laws has led to an increase in license applications and marks a cultural shift. Most residents could not legally keep handguns in their homes a decade ago.
Comey is joining the faculty of his alma mater, the College of William & Mary, at the school’s Washington center starting in the fall. It will be his second academic affiliation since President Trump fired him last year.
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.”