Restive Senate moderates in both parties are searching for a solution to a partisan stalemate as they raced toward a late-night showdown vote and their last chance to reopen the federal government before the workweek began.
Developers of a 210-acre site near Interstate 470 and View High Drive sought and received approval from the Lee’s Summit City Council to expand a “transportation development district” to pay for infrastructure improvements.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau dropped a lawsuit in Kansas against four payday lending operations. Consumer advocates worry that it’s a signal that the agency is relaxing its scrunity of the industry under the Trump administration.
FBI agents are examining whether a top Russian banker who forged ties with the National Rifle Association funneled money to the gun rights group to bankroll its efforts to boost Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
On the anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration, Americans awoke to the first day of a government shutdown and Congress staged a weekend session to show voters it was trying to resolve the stalemate. Republicans and Democrats showed no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and spending on Saturday. Critical government functions will continue, with uniformed service members, health inspectors and law enforcement officers set to work without pay. But if no deal is reached before Monday, hundreds of thousands of federal employees will be furloughed.
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