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Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 09:58 PM EST

Gillibrand Takes Major Step Toward White House Run

Gillibrand Takes Major Step Toward White House Run

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has taken a major step toward announcing a presidential bid, saying she is launching an exploratory committee for a White House run. The 52-year-old New York Democrat said Tuesday on...

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 10:18 PM EST

Some in GOP Split With White House on Russia Sanctions

Some in GOP Split With White House on Russia Sanctions

Almost a dozen Senate Republicans broke with the White House Tuesday on Russia, voting to move forward on a resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The...

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 07:49 PM EST

IRS Recalling 46,000 Workers to Handle Taxes Amid Shutdown

IRS Recalling 46,000 Workers to Handle Taxes Amid Shutdown

The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown — nearly 60 percent of its workforce — to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won't...

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 06:00 PM EST

Connecticut Democrats Prioritize Early Voting

Connecticut Democrats Prioritize Early Voting

Connecticut is behind most of the country when it comes to access to voting and flexibility in casting ballots.

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 06:42 AM EST

Federal Employees Working Without Pay in CT Eligible for Interest-Free Loans

Federal Employees Working Without Pay in CT Eligible for Interest-Free Loans

Federal employees in Connecticut working without pay during the government shutdown are eligible for interest-free loans through Webster Bank thanks to a public-private partnership, Gov. Ned Lamont announced...

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 03:43 PM EST

British Parliament Strikes Down May's Brexit Deal

British Parliament Strikes Down May's Brexit Deal

British lawmakers rejected a Brexit deal put forth by British Prime Minister Theresa May by a record margin on Jan. 15, with 432 MPs voting against her deal at the House of Commons. 

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 03:06 PM EST

42,000 Coast Guard Members Miss 1st Paycheck Due to Shutdown

42,000 Coast Guard Members Miss 1st Paycheck Due to Shutdown

The nation's 42,000 active-duty Coast Guard members missed their scheduled paycheck Tuesday, as the only military branch to work without pay during the government shutdown, NBC News reported. Because the Coast...

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 02:40 PM EST

Delta CEO: Government Shutdown Will Cost the Airline $25 Million This Month

Delta CEO: Government Shutdown Will Cost the Airline $25 Million This Month

The partial U.S. government shutdown will cost Delta Air Lines about $25 million in revenue this month as fewer government contractors and employees are traveling, the airline’s CEO Ed Bastian said Tuesday....

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 01:21 PM EST

Klobuchar Presses Barr on Government Shutdown

Klobuchar Presses Barr on Government Shutdown

The Minnesota senator called the government shutdown an 'outrage,' and asked Barr what he would say to furloughed Justice Dept. employees.

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 06:10 PM EST

High Drama, Few Results as Trump Warns of 'Long' Shutdown

High Drama, Few Results as Trump Warns of 'Long' Shutdown

Staring down the next deadline to pay federal workers, the White House shifted tactics Tuesday, trying to bypass House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to negotiate with rank-and-file lawmakers even as President Donald...

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