Author: Mike DeBonis

Government shuts down after Senate bill collapses, negotiations fail

By Mike DeBonis, Ed O’Keefe, Erica Werner and Elise Viebeck, The federal government shut down for the first time in more than four years Friday after senators rejected a temporary spending patch and bipartisan efforts to find an alternative fell short as a midnight deadline came and went. Republican and Democratic leaders both said they would continue to talk, raising the possibility of a solution over the weekend. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Friday that the conflict has a “really good chance” of being resolved before government offices open Monday, suggesting that a shutdown’s impacts...

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