Government

Unsealed court documents have let the public in on a massive college entrance exam cheating scheme in Boston. The plot is alleged to have revolved around securing the admission of students to major universities as recruited athletes “regardless of their athletic abilities” and assisting prospective enrollees with exam cheats (i.e. SAT and ACT), per an NBC News report filed Tuesday. Affected universities […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – “I am very proud to announce today that we have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government,” President Donald Trump announced at the start of a press conference Friday. The announcement comes as the shutdown entered the 35th day, the longest shutdown in U.S. history. Terms […]

The offer will be in effect the duration of the shut down.   Stouffer’s, Lago East bank and several other business across Northeast Ohio have offered their support to furloughed government workers during the shutdown. The latest to get in on the action is the renowned, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During an interview with […]

The House has “passed a series of spending bills to reopen shuttered parts of the government over the course of the week” without using money for the border wall.  “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has said he will not hold votes on legislation related to the shutdown that the President will not sign.” […]

President Donald Trump said on Twitter that a meeting with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on funding a wall along the southern border of America was a “total waste of time.” Trump met with Congressional leaders with both parties on Wednesday as a government shutdown approaches the three-week […]

A White House official said on Monday that federal income tax refunds would go out, even though a large part of the government and only 12 percent of IRS staff are expected to continue working though the shutdown. Acting director of the White House Office of Management and Budget Russell T. Vought told reporters, “Tax […]

President Donald Trump said Friday if lawmakers do not fund the border wall, he will shut down the U.S.-Mexico border. He called Democratic members of Congress “obstructionists.” The President has requested $5 billion to pay for the wall. President Trump continued to blame Democrats for the current government shutdown, which has lasted for a week […]

The President has previously looked at “wall prototypes” before his recent demand.   President Donald Trump said Tuesday the government won’t reopen until funding is secured for his border barrier, and he plans to go to the border in January to visit a new stretch of wall. “I can’t tell you when the government is […]

If a deal is reached, Sunday is the earliest for votes to take place before Christmas.   Lawmakers are expected to convene Saturday on Capitol Hill, as a plan to fund the government has yet to come to fruition. This comes just a day after members of Congress and President Donald Trump failed to come […]

Longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has been sentenced to three years in prison. Cohen had pleaded guilty to multiple federal charges related to campaign finance violations, per CBS News. At Wednesday’s hearings, he attributed his actions to “blind loyalty” to Trump. “At the appropriate time, after [special counsel Robert Mueller] completes his investigation and issues his final report, I look forward to assisting Michael […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The United States Postal Service said operations will not be interrupted during the government shutdown. The USPS said all post offices will remain open for business. The postal service said they are an independent entity that is funded through the sale of their products and services.   READ MORE: Cleveland19.com Article Courtesy of […]

When the U.S. Department of Justice delivered its ultimatum to the office of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory last week, they stipulated that the latter had until Monday, May 9, to comply. Compliance meant acknowledging that House Bill 2, otherwise known as the “bathroom bill,” violates Titles VII and IX of the Civil Rights Act by disallowing […]