Stopgap bill ends second US Government shutdown this year

A stopgap funding bill was passed by the US House of Representatives and Senate, and signed into law by President Donald Trump in order to end the second government shutdown this year. Despite holding a majority in the House, the Republicans were unable to pass the bill due to 67 dissenting Republicans, including Rand Paul,…

US Government shuts down as negotiations falter

A government shutdown has occurred in the US as President Donald Trump and the Republicans fail to reach a funding agreement with the Democrats. A stopgap bill that would approve funding through to February 16 was blocked earlier in the Senate, where it lost 50-48, short of the 60 votes needed to pass. High level…

Child’s life taken is one too many

The US government needs to get a grip on itself. In Chicago, the most recent victim of homicide is 15 year old Hadiya Pendleton, a bright student who had performed for President Barack Obama. The teenager was hanging out in a park with friends before being shot in the back by a gunman during the…