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Farmer frustrated over government shutdown as bills pile up and his loan is delayed

After 27 days of a partial federal government shutdown, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue ordered 2,500 employees on Wednesday to open half the Farm Service Agency offices around the country. It

Paychecks, IPOs and GDP data: Here are the next things the government shutdown could disrupt

From missed paychecks to economic data and the court system, here are key dates at which the government shutdown will cause new disruptions.

First lady flies on government jet after Trump postpones Pelosi trip to Afghanistan due to shutdown

Trump's action came a day after Pelosi urged him to reschedule his upcoming State of the Union address to Congress or deliver it in writing.

Trump calls for enhanced missile defenses, stressing evolving threats from China and Russia

The unclassified report is believed to have been delayed because of sensitivities about framing threats posed by foreign powers.

California's housing affordability crisis looms over the state's problems with teachers

California's housing affordability crisis has contributed to the challenge of school districts attracting and retaining teachers, but some are fighting back with special educator housing.

Trump loses support among his core voting groups as the shutdown drags on, polls say

The poll results come in the midst of the government shutdown and as multiple Democratic lawmakers announce 2020 bids to challenge Trump.

Michael Cohen says he tried to rig online polls 'at the direction' of Donald Trump

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, said he tried to "rig" online polls — including one conducted by CNBC — "at the direction and for the sole benefit of" Trump.

Calls for a second Brexit referendum grow as Theresa May fights for a new deal

In one of the more dramatic weeks in British politics, following the defeat of Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit agreement and her government's survival of a no-confidence vote, calls are now

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani: 'I never said there was no collusion' between the campaign and Russia

Giuliani's comments marked a dramatic shift away from the president's repeated claim of "no collusion."

Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand reached out to top donor Bernard Schwartz ahead of 2020 announcement

This development comes as Gillibrand is trying to distance herself from being associated with big money in an attempt to show that she's going to build a campaign off of small grassroots donors.

1,800 GoFundMe pages pop up to help federal workers hit by shutdown make ends meet

There are approximately 1,800 campaigns to raise money for those affected by the stalemate on the fundraising website GoFundMe, according to a GoFundMe spokesperson.

Senate Democrats fail to stop Trump from lifting sanctions on firms linked to Putin friend

Sen. Mitt Romney, who had warned as a presidential candidate that Russia is the U.S.' top geopolitical foe, voted against the resolution.

USDA calls back 2,500 workers from shutdown furlough as farmers wait for trade war bailouts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday that it plans to temporarily reopen many of its Farm Service Agency offices around the country, including recalling about 2,500 employees.

Homeland Security chief Nielsen: We can protect Trump's State of the Union despite Pelosi claim

Kirstjen Nielsen's statement came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested President Donald Trump reschedule his Jan. 29 speech to Congress, or make it "from the Oval Office," or even submit his

Theresa May's government survives a no-confidence vote after its crushing Brexit defeat

The chances of a general election triggered by Brexit confusion look to have receded.

Adam Schiff gets new blood for his House Russia probe as 4 Democrats join intelligence committee

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces the addition of four new representatives to the intelligence committee as the panel resuscitates its inquiry into President Trump's ties to Russia under a new

GOP senator: If Trump agrees to reopen government, then 'where's the leverage' for his wall?

Perdue: If the government reopens, then "where's the leverage for the president in terms of getting them to move on the issue of the day?"

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown to 'tour' key states as he weighs 2020 presidential run

Sen. Sherrod Brown will host events in Iowa and other early primary states in the upcoming months, a sign that the Ohio Democrat is serious about a potential presidential bid.

Democrats introduce bill to hike federal minimum wage to $15 per hour

The Democratic proposal to hike the U.S. minimum wage to $15 per hour from the current $7.25 will likely fail in the GOP-held Senate.

Nancy Pelosi to Trump: Reschedule State of the Union or just submit it in writing

House Speaker Pelosi, D-Calif., in a letter to Trump, cited "security concerns" related to the shutdown's effect on the U.S. Secret Service, which provides security for the president's annual State of