Florida Braces for Hurricane Ian; Congress Races to Avoid Gov’t Shutdown; Oath Keeper Leader Begins Trial for Seditious Conspiracy

September 27, 2022

Hurricane Ian is expected to strengthen to a Category 4 hurricane before making landfall on the central west coast of Florida on Wednesday. Democratic lawmakers have introduced a stopgap spending measure in a bid to avoid a government shutdown on Oct. 1. Oath Keeper founder Stewart Rhodes and four others began their trial for seditious conspiracy in connection to the Jan. 6 insurrection on Tuesday.

Trump Makes a Deal On the Shutdown – But Gives Ultimatum

January 25, 2019

On Friday, President Donald Trump announced that he and congressional leaders made a deal to fund and open the government for three weeks, bring the country’s longest government shutdown on record to an end. The continuing resolution proposed by lawmakers will reopen nine unfunded U.S. Government departments just as around 800,000 federal workers missed their […]

Progressive’s Weekend: Furlough Freebies

January 25, 2019

Another week has come and gone. Today, many federal workers will go without a paycheck for the second time. In honor of that, we’re changing up our usual style for the Progressive’s Weekend and highlighting businesses that are offering freebies to those who are working (or not) without pay. Food Emeril:¬†Emeril Lagasse’s NOLA Restaurant in […]

TSA Screeners Calling in Sick Rather Than Working Without Pay

January 4, 2019

Considered essential to national security, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers are expected to work without pay through the partial government shutdown. However, hundreds of TSA agents are currently staging what appears to be an impromptu protest, calling in sick rather than reporting in to work without pay. Hydrick Thomas, president of the national TSA employee […]

FEMA Changes Course: National Flood Insurance Program Back On

December 28, 2018

On Friday, FEMA reversed an earlier decision that had placed the National Flood Insurance Program effectively on “pause,” during the shutdown. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) notified its insurers on Wednesday that it would not renew flood insurance policies due to the government shutdown. It also cannot sell new insurance policies. Governor John Bel […]

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