us federal government shutdowns

Readers' guide to the State of the Union

When Trump gave his State of the Union address last year, he was coming off one of the highest points in his presidency. He had just signed a huge tax cut into law and removed the Obamacare mandate penalty. Both the House and Senate were controlled by Republicans, and he was enjoying some of his highest approval ratings as president.

State of the Union 2019: What to watch

After a 35-day partial government shutdown that prompted the House speaker to postpone Donald Trump's State of the Union address, the President will finally arrive Tuesday night on Capitol Hill.

Poll: 4 in 10 call this worst governing of their lifetimes

With a looming February 15 deadline to fund parts of the US government, few are optimistic the President and Congress will be able to reach agreement in time to prevent another partial shutdown, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS.

New wave of 'fake dates' cause chaos in immigration courts Thursday

More than 1,000 immigrants showed up at courts across the United States on Thursday for hearings they'd been told were scheduled but didn't exist, a lawyers' group said, as the Justice Department struggles with an overloaded immigration court system and the effects of the recently ended partial government shutdown.

Homeland Security chair warns of subpoena for Nielsen

A tense fight between House Democrats and President Donald Trump's administration over Cabinet officials resisting testifying on Capitol Hill escalated Wednesday when the House Homeland Security chairman warned he would not hesitate to issue a subpoena for Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to appear before his panel.

Congress seeks new ways to prevent shutdowns from happening

As the country recovers from the longest government shutdown in United States history, Democratic and Republican lawmakers alike are saying they don't want a shutdown to happen again. Some are even pushing legislative proposals aimed at preventing the gears of government from grinding to a halt in the future.

White House aides, advisers despondent over wasted month

As President Donald Trump announced in the Rose Garden on Friday that his quixotic bid to secure more than $5 billion for a border wall would end with no money, he was met with applause from his Cabinet secretaries and senior aides.