‘This is ridiculous’: Small-business owners can’t get loans as shutdown enters Day 20. – The Washington Post

‘This is ridiculous’: Small-business owners can’t get loans as shutdown enters Day 20.  The Washington PostThe shutdown is costing the economy $1.5 billion a week. A growing number of businesses can’t get loans or deals approved.

Worries mount as cybersecurity agency struggles amid shutdown | TheHill – The Hill

Worries mount as cybersecurity agency struggles amid shutdown | TheHill  The HillThe partial government shutdown has furloughed nearly half the staff of a new cybersecurity agency, dealing a major setback to protecting vulnerabilities in …

The challenge for Dems? Winning attention vs. Trump | TheHill – The Hill

The challenge for Dems? Winning attention vs. Trump | TheHill  The HillDemocrats taking on President Trump in 2020 will face a major challenge in trying to compete for airtime and headlines with a president who dominates the …

Trump’s border wall speech was the moment he lost his media swagger – Baltimore Sun

Trump’s border wall speech was the moment he lost his media swagger  Baltimore SunTuesday night was a major moment in the presidency of Donald Trump. In fact, depending on how things shake out between now and the release of the Mueller …

Government workers launch 1,000 GoFundMe pages as shutdown drags on – The Guardian

Government workers launch 1,000 GoFundMe pages as shutdown drags on  The GuardianAbout 1000 campaigns on the crowdfunding site, seeking to cover daily necessities, have raised about $100000 in total.

Volunteers keeping Michigan parks afloat amid government shutdown – Detroit Free Press

Volunteers keeping Michigan parks afloat amid government shutdown  Detroit Free PressNational parks in Michigan shuttered or otherwise affected by the government shutdown are getting by with a little help from their friends — for now.

5 things to know for January 10: Shutdown, Manafort, Saudi teen, Congo election – CNN

5 things to know for January 10: Shutdown, Manafort, Saudi teen, Congo election  CNN(CNN). Things might get just a little bit higher in the Mile High City. That’s because Denver could become the first city in the nation to decriminalize “magi…

‘If there’s a concrete wall in front of you, go through it,’ Trump said in 2004 speech – The Washington Post

‘If there’s a concrete wall in front of you, go through it,’ Trump said in 2004 speech  The Washington PostDonning an emerald green graduation gown, Donald Trump stood grinning on the stage at Wagner College in Staten Island as a faculty memb…

Oil drillers, nature lovers get access to public lands despite shutdown – The Washington Post

Oil drillers, nature lovers get access to public lands despite shutdown  The Washington PostThese are among the Trump administration’s top priorities at the Interior Department, but activists warn pursuing them during the shutdown is risky.

The shutdown’s real lesson: Government has taken hostage too much of the economy – MarketWatch

The shutdown’s real lesson: Government has taken hostage too much of the economy  MarketWatchPrivatize TSA and air-traffic control, restructure the national parks as nonprofits.