The partial government shutdown, which began on Dec. 22, entered its 22nd day early Saturday, making it the longest in history. The previous longest shutdown…
The partial government shutdown, which began on Dec. 22, entered its 22nd day early Saturday, making it the longest in history. The previous longest shutdown on record lasted from Dec. 5,1995, to Jan. 6,1996, when Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Democratic President Bill Clinton faced off over taxes. On Friday, some 800,000 federal workers missed their first paycheck since the shutdown began. The shutdown is the result of an impasse between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats over funding for a barrier on the U. S.-Mexico border. Negotiations stalled again this week after Trump abruptly left a White House meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. The president traveled to Texas Thursday to review the situation at the border.
From The Immaculate Reception to last year’s Minneapolis Miracle, the divisional round of the NFL playoffs has produced some of the greatest games in NFL history. This weekend’s slate of games begins Saturday afternoon with the Colts visiting the Chiefs (4:35 p.m. ET, NBC). At night, Cowboys fans in L.A. will storm the Coliseum to watch Dallas take on the Rams (8:15 p.

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