Democrats, GOP Try To Dodge Blame For Shuttered Government

By ALAN FRAM, ANDREW TAYLOR and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours after shuttering much of the federal government, feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress spent Saturday dodging blame for a paralyzing standoff over immigration and showed few signs of progress on negotiations needed to end it. The finger-pointing played out in rare weekend…

Government Shutdown Begins And So Does The Finger-Pointing

By ZEKE MILLER, ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans awoke Saturday to learn that bickering politicians in Washington had failed to keep their government in business, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. It was a striking display of Washington dysfunction,…

Congress Likely Racing Toward A Government Shutdown

By ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. Democrats in the Senate have served notice they will filibuster…

Congress Nears Showdown Votes On Averting Federal Shutdown

By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Congress barreled toward a possible election-year government shutdown Thursday, facing showdown votes in the House and Senate to keep federal offices open and hundreds of thousands of workers on the job. Weeks of argument over immigration, big spending and more remained unresolved, and…

Grandparents Shocked By Reports Of 13 Starved Grandchildren

By BRIAN MELLEY and MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The grandparents of 13 starved and tortured children say their son’s family looked happy and healthy when they last visited California six years ago. “They were just like any ordinary family,” said Betty Turpin, the 81-year-old mother of David Turpin. “And they had such…