Senators Strike A Deal Re-Opening Government After 69 Hours

By ALAN FRAM, ANDREW TAYLOR and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take up the…

Embattled Missouri Governor Proposes $68M In Higher Ed Cuts

By SUMMER BALLENTINE and DAVID LIEB, Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens has made his first public appearance in nearly two weeks since acknowledging an extramarital affair, announcing a budget plan that would slice at least $68 million from public colleges and universities. Greitens pitched the cut on Monday while…

With Senate Talks Falling Short, Shutdown Enters Workweek

By ALAN FRAM, ANDREW TAYLOR and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown is set to sow more disruption and political peril Monday after the Senate inched closer but ultimately fell short of an agreement that would have reopened federal agencies before the beginning of the workweek. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and…