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scott horsley
15 hours ago:   Thursday Feb 21 - 4:05pm
RT @nprpolitics: JUST IN: The North Carolina State Board of Elections has voted unanimously to hold a new election in the 9th Congressional District amid many signs that the outcome was tainted. https://t.co/fxjXkgxDGX

scott horsley
15 hours ago:   Thursday Feb 21 - 3:18pm
@MilesParks reports from North Carolina: GOP House candidate Mark Harris calls for a new election in the disputed ninth district. https://t.co/tu22UPCpUg

scott horsley
1 day ago:   Wednesday Feb 20 - 10:30am
@scottdetrow That works out to about...yep...$27 per donation.

scott horsley
3 days ago:   Monday Feb 18 - 3:04pm
@MilesParks with the latest from North Carolia on that STILL contested House Race. https://t.co/hYHuj3hbwk

scott horsley
5 days ago:   Saturday Feb 16 - 10:40am
@Fritschner Ecclesiastes 3:1-4

scott horsley
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 4:38pm
This comes hours after the president declared a national emergency to free up far more money for his border wall than lawmakers had approved. https://t.co/dAOQv1lspB https://t.co/TqyQtxS2eo

scott horsley
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 4:36pm
In a signing statement accompanying his signature on a bill to keep government operating through Sept. 30, President Trump tells Congress not to step on his constitutional authorities, but to observe the separation of powers. https://t.co/mbrAtPTRzW

scott horsley
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 3:40pm
Congressional critics say President Trump's use of emergency powers to help pay for his border wall is different than the dozens of emergencies other presidents have declared in the last four decades. https://t.co/dAOQv1lspB https://t.co/5ofUxcQSPO


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scott horsley
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 3:36pm
President Trump insists using an emergency declaration to help fund his border wall is routine--something presidents have done dozens of times in the past without attracting much opposition. His critics argue this time is different. https://t.co/dAOQv1lspB https://t.co/HWJ7HUi9pI


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scott horsley
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 3:02pm
RT @hansilowang: BREAKING: The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the Trump administration can add a #citizenshipquestion to the #2020census. Hearing set for 2nd week of April. https://t.co/3UEbS15P4f


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scott horsley
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 6:11pm
RT @nprpolitics: Despite pressure from President Trump, the Tennessee Valley Authority voted to close a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky — a plant that bought coal from a top Trump campaign donor. https://t.co/6oPnr8wLtY

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 5:58pm
The president's annual checkup finds him in generally good health. But at 6'3" and 243 pounds, Trump is now officially obese. https://t.co/lnChTjL4Br

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 5:55pm
Holiday Shopping Slump Jeopardizes Economic Growth https://t.co/9gciCApSAS

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 2:34pm
The Obama admin passed a big tax cut as part of the stimulus and left the money in paychecks so more workers would spend it. Good economics but bad politics as most people didn't believe they got a cut. Now the Trump admin is learning that same lesson. https://t.co/AvyFDrQVHZ

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 2:17pm
After disappointing retail sales in December, the Atlanta Fed lowers its forecast for fourth-quarter economic growth to 1.5%. If Q4 is 2% or less, GDP growth for all of 2018 would fall short of the White House target of 3%. https://t.co/EjVXaeLMRK https://t.co/kIDPzLCxs3


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scott horsley
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 11:27am
Oh Boy. Bucking pressure from President Trump, the TVA has voted to close two economically uncompetitive, coal-fired power plants. Mr. Peabody's* coal train can call it a day. https://t.co/vGyXERLaMV (*Or these days, Mr. Murray's.)

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 7:54pm
RT @PoliticoCharlie: Can’t make it up…Dixville Notch investigated for voting irregularities https://t.co/UaC8aTilCx

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 1:59pm
RT @LynnHorsley: Incredible journalism from @robertsonkcstar and @kctammy2009 tells the heartbreaking story of youth gun violence and deaths in KC: https://t.co/ldsKyfnMid

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 12:37pm
...and feed it to a meerkat on Valentines Day! https://t.co/QGjKBxCrcS https://t.co/V28lV921MA

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Saturday Feb 9 - 10:20pm
Jobs added in the first 24 months of the Trump administration: 4.9 million. Jobs added in the last 24 months of the Obama administration: 5.1 million. https://t.co/mNqg3otuiu

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Friday Feb 8 - 11:18am
@RobertJohnFord Thank YOU! Hard to believe this was 11 years ago! https://t.co/7zwDZRN38p

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Friday Feb 8 - 10:50am
RT @Fahrenthold: NEW: @realdonaldtrump’s Bedminster golf course employed so many undocumented immigrants that there’s an entire town in Costa Rica built on Trump paychecks. We found it. “My whole town practically lived there,” one said of the Trump course. https://t.co/IzI1aVEMVr

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Friday Feb 8 - 10:45am
Sen. Elizabeth Warren blasts the Trump administration's effort to gut an Obama-era rule governing payday lenders. It was Warren who dreamed up the idea of a consumer financial watchdog, which the Trump administration is now trying to declaw. https://t.co/e9vjsx69Ox https://t.co/8fA8ZWbEZs


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scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Feb 7 - 10:38pm
RT @brandonetc: the definitive John Dingell remembrance is this from @DonGonyea https://t.co/v6lEN2gg5Q

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Feb 7 - 12:14pm
@BricoleurDev Thank you !

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Feb 6 - 6:52pm
RT @nprpolitics: NEW: GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz suggested in a hearing about gun violence that a U.S. border wall, not gun control legislation, would stop acts of gun violence, and tried to remove two fathers of Parkland victims from the hearing when they protested. https://t.co/EB6O84i5Od

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Feb 6 - 2:07pm
RT @NPR: UPDATE: President Trump has nominated Treasury Department official David Malpass to run the World Bank. https://t.co/SPQDYhPQ3r

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Feb 6 - 12:44pm
In a win for payday lenders, the Trump administration wants to roll back an Obama-era rule that aimed to protect consumers from endless cycles of debt. Here's our story from 2015 about the rule. https://t.co/spLxS5Jz29 https://t.co/lirq971Jgm


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scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Sunday Feb 3 - 1:17pm
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scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Friday Feb 1 - 3:51pm
@KeeQue @NPR @tonyromo WSJ says Tony Romo predicted 72 plays (out of 2599) over the course of the season, and was correct 68% of the time -- a record that a lot of political prognosticators would envy. https://t.co/pRKhJVraWa

scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Thursday Jan 31 - 2:33pm
It was found in a tractor-trailer passing through a legal port of entry. https://t.co/r1MsF3Gs7X

scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Wednesday Jan 30 - 7:07pm
Congratulations Alison on a job well done for San Diego! Wishing you and Damien many relaxing golden years in the Golden State! (And thanks KPBS for the historic pic of reel to reel tape decks and me with black hair!) https://t.co/8Gr71JSo6M

scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Wednesday Jan 30 - 2:17pm
@NYFarmer @miklb @ckahn Beautiful. Thank you!

scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Wednesday Jan 30 - 1:52pm
High-stakes trade talks between the U.S. and China are underway in Washington. Negotiators have just over a month to make a deal or else risk escalating the ongoing tariff war. https://t.co/cVNrnikkSs

scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Wednesday Jan 30 - 1:45pm
@Ultra_siete @ckahn Quite right. Meant to suggest this is a continent-wide source of pride.

scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Wednesday Jan 30 - 1:39pm
Some warm news on a chilly day: The monarch butterfly population wintering in Michoacan, Mexico has more than doubled in size from last year. Hats off to everyone working to restore monarch habitat on this side of the border. h/t @ckahn https://t.co/rqSXOuSE9D


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scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Wednesday Jan 30 - 1:07pm
@heatherbarger @AprilDRyan https://t.co/aeN1cEvlRM

scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Tuesday Jan 29 - 3:14pm
@BubblesVampire @d_twit @Acosta @jdawsey1 @anniekarni @NPR @AprilDRyan This is what I was showing April...courtesy of an NBC photographer. #MOTUS https://t.co/yEWDcwztBO


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scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Monday Jan 28 - 1:10pm
Update: make that 3:30 pm https://t.co/Pz052cuAGV

scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Monday Jan 28 - 12:26pm
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders will hold one of her infrequent press briefings today at 3 pm ET.

scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Sunday Jan 27 - 5:40pm
OKC airport (Gate 18). Southwest gate crew: Where has this been all my life? https://t.co/V0dkREVZWr


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scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Sunday Jan 27 - 12:46am
@RevDavidYonker @tamarakeithNPR @lizyonker Let’s talk! Shorsley@npr.org

scott horsley
4 weeks ago:   Friday Jan 25 - 6:49am
RT @nprpolitics: Trump Confidant Roger Stone Indicted On Seven County Related To 2016 Election Attack https://t.co/lPKmHCOaAp

scott horsley
4 weeks ago:   Thursday Jan 24 - 4:48pm
@ArizonaWildcat Both fell short of 60 votes needed. GOP plan got 50 ayes, including from Sen. Manchin (D-WV), 47 nos. Dem plan got 52 ayes, including from GOP Sens. Alexander, Collins, Gardner, Isakson, Murkowski, and Romney. 44 nos.

scott horsley
4 weeks ago:   Thursday Jan 24 - 3:44pm
As expected, competing plans to re-open the government both fail in the Senate. Democratic plan (with NO border wall money) gets two more votes than GOP plan (with wall), including "yes" votes from six Republican senators.

scott horsley
4 weeks ago:   Thursday Jan 24 - 3:08pm
Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton, whose northern Virginia district is home to a lot of unpaid federal workers, invites Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to join her this weekend @foodbankmetrodc. https://t.co/gzwV2046nD https://t.co/mgzHSD0lGm


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scott horsley
4 weeks ago:   Thursday Jan 24 - 1:25pm
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who's worth an estimated $700 million, suggests unpaid federal workers borrow money till the government reopens. https://t.co/K4WZSNRpB9 https://t.co/bvsza5t0dn


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scott horsley
4 weeks ago:   Thursday Jan 24 - 11:57am
Beggar thy (inter-state) neighbor in the extreme. Planet Money took a look at this back in 2016 (with an update two years later): https://t.co/SPTFqIYvVL https://t.co/F3Ywh1v9pv

scott horsley
4 weeks ago:   Wednesday Jan 23 - 4:55pm
Trump is forced to take his State of the Union speech elsewhere after Pelosi says he can't use the House chamber until the shutdown ends. The battle of wills over the speech is a miniature version of the larger standoff over govt spending and Trump's wall. https://t.co/I1zGzhX2ug

scott horsley
4 weeks ago:   Wednesday Jan 23 - 3:13pm
"Tinkle contest" update https://t.co/I1zGzhX2ug

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Tuesday Jan 22 - 11:30pm
“Make something of yourself.” He did. https://t.co/Ist0NKcfAQ


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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Tuesday Jan 22 - 2:57pm
A different team of vipers... https://t.co/Gpo38fKxLZ

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Sunday Jan 20 - 8:09am
Two years ago today, President Trump was sworn into office. How’s he coming with that “to do” list? https://t.co/WLUMFuGFmZ

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Thursday Jan 17 - 7:36pm
@JToohey144 @tamarakeithNPR @nprpolitics ‘87.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Thursday Jan 17 - 3:19pm
@CHitch94 @tamarakeithNPR @nprpolitics After. That’s in there.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Thursday Jan 17 - 3:13pm
RT @tamarakeithNPR: Just finished taping the @nprpolitics podcast roundup for the week. What was @HorsleyScott’s Can’t Let It Go? I’ll give you a hint: https://t.co/KgB4YE070i


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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Wednesday Jan 16 - 10:55pm
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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Wednesday Jan 16 - 10:41pm
RT @jackhealyNYT: A few days ago we interviewed Matt Kampf, a federal wildland firefighter in Colorado going unpaid. His family was trying to save by foregoing Rice Krispies for the store brand. He sent this photo of what showed up on his doorstep: https://t.co/g3SdVOnVJh


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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Wednesday Jan 16 - 5:35pm
RT @nprpolitics: The agency leasing the Old Post Office Building improperly ignored the Constitution's anti-corruption clauses when they continued to lease the property to President Trump even after he won the 2016 election, an internal federal government watchdog said. https://t.co/Yw6MJ5zYAh

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Wednesday Jan 16 - 5:34pm
CNBC: Vanguard Founder and index fund guru Jack Bogle dies at age 89. (Outperforming average life expectancy by ten years.)

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Wednesday Jan 16 - 4:06pm
@scottdetrow https://t.co/uTtTOtoRxr


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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Tuesday Jan 15 - 5:04pm
@titonka "OK, OK, No mountains in Minnesota. How can we salvage all this work we put in....?" https://t.co/4iPdiFHcjZ


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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Tuesday Jan 15 - 11:59am
President Trump is having What the White House calls a “working lunch” with lawmakers today to discuss the border wall and the partial government shutdown. Not on the menu: Democrats. https://t.co/NCLt4mMgGb


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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Tuesday Jan 15 - 10:25am
RT @hansilowang: BREAKING: Judge rules against Trump admin plans to add #citizenshipquestion to #2020census, setting up a likely Supreme Court fight. A win for plaintiffs represented by @NewYorkStateAG @ACLU @NYCLU @arnoldporter, ruling is expected to be appealed to 2nd Circuit by @TheJusticeDept https://t.co/NGfardQ8xQ


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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Monday Jan 14 - 5:09pm
Reap What You Sow: Trump touts border wall to farmers' convention, as USDA offices around the country remain closed. https://t.co/Uz6QRPaNBq

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Monday Jan 14 - 11:55am
@marychaostyle https://t.co/yJYkqTj9w4

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Monday Jan 14 - 10:39am
Not exactly a track record readers of Gannett papers should take comfort in. https://t.co/YUUXALQEJV

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Monday Jan 14 - 10:27am
The US trade deficit with China -- excluding services -- grew by 17% last year, according to Chinese trade data. US data, which tends to show bigger deficits, has been delayed by the partial government shutdown. https://t.co/GLEquVmA4S

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Monday Jan 14 - 9:37am
President Trump speaks to the Farm Bureau Federation in New Orleans this afternoon. Farm income fell 12% last year, and is 40% below its 2013 peak. https://t.co/YbBikc4DsP https://t.co/uZIbo5CbOD


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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Sunday Jan 13 - 10:02pm
Amen! My WSJ and NYT came through as well ! https://t.co/Lr8LOqSAxw

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Sunday Jan 13 - 4:04pm
What kind of toddler must one be if he is to be allowed to put his hand on the wheel of history? https://t.co/zG2puFXtFe

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Sunday Jan 13 - 9:42am
Just how slow is molasses in January? Turns out, about 35 mph! https://t.co/IkYhbrElPO

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Thursday Jan 10 - 2:32pm
@nevilleaysgarth I heard that too, and had the same reaction, but it wasn't me. 800K is hardly "scores."

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Thursday Jan 10 - 1:24pm
Ominous sign for a continued government shutdown. President Trump's Davos trip wasn't slated to begin until Jan 21. https://t.co/6i35NFHbIw

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Thursday Jan 10 - 10:37am
@jbrodsky Yum !

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Thursday Jan 10 - 10:03am
President Trump is still threatening to invoke "emergency" powers to secure wall funding if he can't reach a deal with Congressional Democrats. But Trump says he's not prepared to go there yet. The president spoke before heading to McAllen, TX for a photo opp on border security.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Thursday Jan 10 - 5:55am
@thathaastu1 Thanks for the feedback but have to disagree. This was a pearl-handled knife in the president’s psychic ribs—an attack on Trump’s mythical reputation as a self-made billionaire.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Wednesday Jan 9 - 6:59pm
Cheese is piling up. And that’s not gouda. Blame over-production by dairy farmers, changing tastes, and — to a lesser extent — trade disputes. https://t.co/T7xhsPQr4B

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Wednesday Jan 9 - 4:12pm
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi needles President Trump over the 800,000 federal workers who will miss paychecks on Friday as a result of the partial government shutdown. https://t.co/NAUubDzYkG https://t.co/bCFGXVO64Y


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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Wednesday Jan 9 - 3:17pm
Despite a few cracks, President Trump says Republicans remain “totally unified” behind their border wall shutdown strategy, as 800,000 federal workers approach their first payday with no pay. https://t.co/3a15dql3eY

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Wednesday Jan 9 - 10:09am
RT @LynnHorsley: Prairie Village Hen House sacker was well loved, and supporters helped raise thousands for his funeral and burial: https://t.co/yMFl3CuU7L

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Wednesday Jan 9 - 6:41am
If you missed the president’s 10-minute Oval Office speech last night, catch up now with a new 16-minute NPR Politics Podcast. https://t.co/VSRqX7PGDc

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Wednesday Jan 9 - 12:06am
RT @nedprice: Most notable in tonight's Trump address is what we DIDN'T hear: Anything about the terrorists purportedly pouring across our southern border. That's about as close as this administration will ever get to acknowledging that they've been lying to the American people for days.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Tuesday Jan 8 - 11:52pm
@nprpolitics To clarify—a lot of illicit drugs come across the border from Mexico. But they’re smuggled through ports of entry, not the area that a wall is designed to seal off.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Tuesday Jan 8 - 11:29pm
RT @arishapiro: If you missed our live @npr special, here’s part of it where @HorsleyScott & I fact-checked some of the more dubious claims in Trumps’s Oval Office address: https://t.co/aA7V2EJ0e2

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Tuesday Jan 8 - 10:43am
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will deliver the Democratic response to President Trump’s prime time address on the border tonight.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Monday Jan 7 - 4:00pm
@Reince @ScottWalker Not really "unrivaled" economic growth: https://t.co/O1T4h0SU6S

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Sunday Jan 6 - 6:35pm
RT @GlennKesslerWP: Bravo to Chris Wallace. We've fact-checked this bogus claim and it's great to finally see a TV anchor nail a WH flack for using it. https://t.co/mYUgpUusMC

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Sunday Jan 6 - 6:11pm
RT @LynnHorsley: @st_vockrodt NYT story focuses on Wisconsin but the debate is also raging in Kansas. Here's our story from last year about Target appeals. Walmart appeals coming too: https://t.co/jeCQYJ56we

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Saturday Jan 5 - 9:51am
@nahaltoosi @titonka Fearmongering with false information has been a hallmark of this administration from the beginning. And it’s front and center in the current border wall debate. https://t.co/1u4kECbVIQ

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Friday Jan 4 - 8:06pm
@TraumaJunkie17 @nprpolitics @tamarakeithNPR @scottdetrow @NPRrelving There ARE NPR tours! And a gift shop! The politics team is on the 4th floor so just holler when you get close. https://t.co/6ha0uZUz3n

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Friday Jan 4 - 5:02pm
RT @jackiekcalmes: FUN FACT: Fully 820 miles of the nearly 2,000-mile US-Mexico border -- 41% -- is represented by a Republican, Rep. Will Hurd of Texas, who opposes a wall and was just reelected in a tough race in which he emphasized that position.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Friday Jan 4 - 10:23am
Months 24-36 under Obama were a period of strong job growth, however, a record that will be tough to beat, especially with sub 4% unemployment.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Friday Jan 4 - 10:08am
Blockbuster jobs report from the Labor Department showing 312K jobs added in December plus strong wage gains. Job growth during the first 23 months under President Trump (4.6M) still trails job growth during the last 23 months under President Obama (4.8M). But gap is shrinking.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Thursday Jan 3 - 8:19pm
We’ve got a new NPR Politics Podcast, including a surprise endorsement for PBS. (But did the president pledge?) https://t.co/dQjVTBfCtj

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Thursday Jan 3 - 4:43pm
Apple shares tumble nearly 10% today after the company warns of sluggish iPhone sales in China. The S&P500 slumps 2-1/2%. The fallout challenges President Trump's claim that trade wars are good and easy to win. https://t.co/ZBrO5JI79D https://t.co/dHl1H4Tvju


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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Monday Dec 31 - 6:41pm
President Trump’s 2019 pay freeze for civilian federal workers contrasts with a 2.6% raise for military servicemembers and would widen the gap in recent pay hikes IF it holds. Civilian workers are counting on Congress to intervene. https://t.co/rqAJJuqJWd https://t.co/wzQGMnCP09


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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Monday Dec 31 - 4:37pm
After a similar lawsuit stemming from a 2013 shutdown, some 25,000 workers were found to be entitled to DOUBLE their back pay, because the government had violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Monday Dec 31 - 4:31pm
The largest union of federal employees has filed a lawsuit on behalf of "essential" federal workers who are on the job during the partial shutdown but don't know when they'll receive their next paycheck. https://t.co/gdJz0Izodw

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Monday Dec 31 - 11:20am
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