Government

January 26, 2019 - 7:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Submitting to mounting pressure, President Donald Trump has signed a bill to reopen the government for three weeks, backing down from his demand that Congress give him money for his border wall before federal agencies go back to work. Standing alone in the Rose Garden Friday,...
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January 25, 2019 - 4:39 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's estimated share of the costs for federal levee work in the New Orleans area has ballooned to $3 billion because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is charging interest on the debt. Louisiana's first payment is due in August 2020, with $100 million estimated to be...
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January 24, 2019 - 7:21 pm
(WWL.com) - Two competing Senate bills to re-open the government both failed to obtain the 60 votes needed to pass, and now we’re into day 33 of the historically long shutdown. Federal workers are nearing a full month without pay, and with rent coming due, many of their lives are getting precarious...
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President Donald Trump gestures while speaking about tariffs, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 24, 2019 - 7:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The counter-puncher caved. President Donald Trump's decision to postpone his State of the Union address under pressure from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi surprised allies, contradicted top aides who had been working on an alternative speech plan and left all of Washington trying to...
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January 19, 2019 - 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking a way to end the shutdown standoff, President Donald Trump is expected to announce Saturday that in exchange for money for his long-promised border wall he is open to trading protections for young people brought to the country illegally as children. But it was not clear...
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January 19, 2019 - 11:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking a way to end the shutdown standoff, President Donald Trump is expected to announce Saturday that in exchange for money for his long-promised border wall he is open to trading protections for young people brought to the country illegally as children. But it was not clear...
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January 17, 2019 - 9:17 pm
(WWL.com) - Louisiana Speaker of the House Taylor Barras, for a third month in a row, has blocked the Revenue Estimating Committee from recognizing additional revenue for the state budget from an improving economy. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says the delay will prevent State Police...
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January 13, 2019 - 12:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump avoided directly answering when asked whether he currently is or has ever worked for Russia after a published report said law enforcement officials, concerned about his behavior after he fired FBI Director James Comey in 2017, had begun investigating that...
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January 13, 2019 - 9:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the partial government shutdown slipped into the record books, members of Congress had left town, no negotiations were scheduled and President Donald Trump tweeted into the void. The president did not tip his hand Saturday on whether he will move ahead with an emergency...
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January 12, 2019 - 2:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown is wreaking havoc on many Americans: Hundreds of thousands of federal employees don't know when they'll see their next paycheck, and low-income people who rely on the federal safety net worry about whether they'll make ends meet should the stalemate in...
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