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US government shutdown looms as Republicans seek short-term spending deal

Added: 15.01.2018 19:28 | 0 views | 0 comments

January 16, 2018 8:28 AM
WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - Chances of a government shutdown grew on Monday (Jan 15) as Republicans concluded that they would be unable to pass a long-term spending bill by the Friday deadline.


Hopes for immigration deal fade as US lawmakers trade barbs; Trump declares deal 'probably dead'

Added: 14.01.2018 18:23 | 2 views | 0 comments

January 15, 2018 7:23 AM
WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - Prospects for a bipartisan agreement to protect young immigrants from deportation and prevent a government shutdown later this week faded on Sunday (Jan 14) as key lawmakers traded sharp accusations and US President Donald Trump said hopes for a deal were "probably dead".

Authorities: Death Toll Climbs To 20 In California Mudslides

Added: 14.01.2018 14:12 | 1 views | 0 comments

Authorities say the death toll has climbed to 20 after a body was discovered in Southern California’s devastating mudslide, but provided no information on the victim’s identity, The Washington Post reported Sunday. Meanwhile, The Associated Press reports four people remain missing after last week’s flash floods in coastal Montecito, quoting Santa Barbara County spokesman Justin Cooper. The amount of mud and debris have made search and rescue mission difficult, the report said. Several areas in Santa Barbara County remain under mandatory evacuation orders, eported, with most of Montecito still shut off from natural gas service. Official totals show the mudslides destroyed 65 homes...

Drones keep entering no-fly zones over Washington, raising security concerns

Added: 14.01.2018 3:13 | 2 views | 0 comments

January 14, 2018 4:13 PM
WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST)- Over a career that has taken him to Afghanistan and Iraq, Colonel Patrick Duggan has seen the lethal power of drones. Now, as a base commander in the nation's capital, he is worried that frequent illegal flights buzzing over Washington could pose a threat.


Leaked draft of Pentagon's nuclear review shows desire for new kinds of weapons

Added: 14.01.2018 2:17 | 2 views | 0 comments

January 14, 2018 3:17 PM
WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - A leaked draft of the Pentagon's forthcoming nuclear weapons review shows that senior defence officials are keen to not only modernise the aging U.S. arsenal, but add new ways to wage nuclear war as Russia, China and other adversaries bolster their own arsenals.


Meet the women behind Pentagon Papers drama "The Post"

Added: 14.01.2018 0:23 | 2 views | 0 comments

Critically-acclaimed new movie dramatizes The Washington Post's historic decision to publish top-secret government documents detailing America's decades-long involvement in Vietnam War


Jeff Bezos donates $44m to scholarship fund for 'dreamers'

Added: 13.01.2018 16:00 | 3 views | 0 comments

January 14, 2018 5:00 AM
NEW YORK • Mr Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, announced he is donating US$33 million (S$44 million) to a scholarship fund for young "dreamers", immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.

Chelsea Manning files to run for US Senate in Maryland

Added: 13.01.2018 14:37 | 2 views | 0 comments

January 14, 2018 3:37 AM
WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - Chelsea Manning, the transgender former army private who was convicted of passing sensitive government documents to Wikileaks, has filed to run for the US Senate in Maryland, according to federal election filings.

Democratic control of Senate moves from preposterous to possible

Added: 13.01.2018 13:36 | 2 views | 0 comments

January 14, 2018 2:36 AM
WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - The possibility that Democrats could win the Senate in 2018 seemed preposterous a year ago given President Donald Trump's stunning victory and the basic math facing a party defending three times more seats than Republicans in November's midterm elections.

What the ongoing White House drama means for DACA

Added: 13.01.2018 7:56 | 4 views | 0 comments

Washington Post politics writer Amber Phillips joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss how the president's alleged remarks could affect the already heated immigration debate, why it's likely there won't be fallout among his base, and how Steve Bannon's departure from Breitbart News will affect the right-wing movement.


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