Who is fact-checking Trump’s speech on the wall? An award-winning team that’s covered the topic for years – USA TODAY

Who is fact-checking Trump’s speech on the wall? An award-winning team that’s covered the topic for years  USA TODAYA team of USA TODAY journalists with border expertise will be fact-checking President Trump’s wall speech.

Trump team promises shutdown won’t stop food stamp payments in February, says program lacks funds for March – The Washington Post

Trump team promises shutdown won’t stop food stamp payments in February, says program lacks funds for March  The Washington PostThe Trump administration pledged Tuesday that Americans will receive food stamps through February despite the part…

Government shutdown: Where the shutdown pain is showing – CBS News

Government shutdown: Where the shutdown pain is showing  CBS NewsAs the U.S. Chamber of Commerce calls for the shutdown to end, the fallout is spreading far and wide.

Pilot: Shutdown adding new risk to air travel – CNN

Pilot: Shutdown adding new risk to air travel  CNNAir traffic controllers are an essential government *service*, writes Les Abend, so airplanes are still flying despite the government shutdown. But air traffic …

Shutdown: How many affected federal workers live in your state? – CNN

Shutdown: How many affected federal workers live in your state?  CNNOne main lesson of government shutdowns is that people who make their living by working for the federal government live not just in Washington, DC, and the …

As Government Shutdown Goes On, Workers’ Finances Fray: ‘Nobody Signed Up for This’ – The New York Times

As Government Shutdown Goes On, Workers’ Finances Fray: ‘Nobody Signed Up for This’  The New York TimesThey have drained savings, maxed out credit cards, and taken side gigs to make ends meet while the government is shut down. Some wonder how…

Bolton leaves Turkey on sour note over Trump’s Syria plans – POLITICO

Bolton leaves Turkey on sour note over Trump’s Syria plans  POLITICOThe president’s national security adviser angered Turkey’s president with his strong calls for the protection of U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters targeted by Ankara.

Joshua Tree National Park Will Remain Accessible During Government Shutdown – NPR

Joshua Tree National Park Will Remain Accessible During Government Shutdown  NPRReversing an announcement made earlier this week, park officials said recreation fees will be used to keep the popular park open and to mitigate sanitation …

Truman declared an emergency when he felt thwarted. Trump should know: It didn’t end well. – Washington Post

Truman declared an emergency when he felt thwarted. Trump should know: It didn’t end well.  Washington PostTruman seized the country’s steel mills during the Korean War — and lost a Supreme Court challenge. Almost seven decades later, Trump h…

Feds’ GoFundMe campaigns open a ‘minefield’ of ethical questions during shutdown – Federal News Network

Feds’ GoFundMe campaigns open a ‘minefield’ of ethical questions during shutdown  Federal News NetworkAbsent specific guidance on the matter, federal employees walk a tricky line in accepting furlough donations and complying with existing eth…