Hoyer claims GOP congressman cast ‘aspersion on a Hispanic’ by saying ‘go back to Puerto Rico’

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said Thursday night that GOP Rep. Jason Smith was casting an inappropriate “aspersion on a Hispanic” by telling him to “go back to Puerto Rico” — even if the comment,  as Smith has repeatedly claimed, was a reference to the Democratic congressional delgation’s recent trip to the Caribbean island.

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Canada air traffic controllers buy US counterparts pizza as shutdown continues

Air traffic controllers in Canada have bought air traffic controllers in the U.S. hundreds of pizza in recent days to show support for their counterparts in what is now the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. Air traffic controllers in Canada have bought air traffic controllers in the U.S. hundreds of pizzas in recent days to […]

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Dems fly to Puerto Rico on chartered jet, meet with lobbyists, see ‘Hamilton’ as shutdown drags on

Despite a partial government shutdown with no end in sight, 30 Democratic members of Congress are gathering in Puerto Rico this weekend with their families and lobbyists for a winter retreat in which they planned to see the hit Broadway show, “Hamilton.”

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Shutdown fallout intensifies as federal workers miss first paychecks

The impact of the partial government shutdown intensified on Friday, as hundreds of thousands of federal workers missed their first paychecks since the funding lapse last month — a situation putting rising pressure on Congress and the White House to reach an agreement to re-open shuttered agencies. 

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