Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for the second time in two weeks has just blocked Democratic bills that would end the shutdown and reopen the government from being voted on.
Leader McConnell, a Republican of Kentucky, has been largely absent from the entire shutdown, instead holding back and allowing voters to blame the President and Congressional Democrats for the shutdown.
Leader McConnell has refused to challenge President Trump with any legislation, instead working to support the President at every turn. He says he will not allow any bill to receive a vote if he cannot be certain Trump will sign it.
President Trump has never been put in a position where he has vetoed a bill, and the Senate has never been tested to override a Trump veto.
In December, the Senate voted unanimously to keep the federal government open and running, but the President announced he would not sign the legislation once the House voted on it. The Senate has the ability to override a Trump veto on funding the government.
Former Trump official caught having sex with White House staffer on roof of government building
A former official in President Donald Trump's General Services Administration was caught having a sexual encounter with a White House staffer on the roof of his office building, NBC News4 Washington reported Wednesday.
The incident happened in 2017 according to the report, which detailed multiple HR violations under the associate administrator, including drinking vodka from a bottle in his office "after normal business hours." The report was part of an Inspector General investigation at the GSA News 4 discovered under a Freedom of Information Act request.
Ancient monkey skull reveals secrets of primate brain evolution
The remains of a prehistoric primate that lived high in the Andes 20 million years ago and was so small it could fit in your hand is helping scientists learn more about how human brains evolved.
In a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, researchers in China and the US used high resolution imaging to examine the only known fossilized skull of the extinct Chilecebus, a New World monkey that scampered around ancient mountain forests, feeding on leaves and fruit.
One key finding: the brain size of primates, long assumed to have increased progressively over time, now appears to have followed a more roundabout path.
If Republicans oppose Trump they can help prove any support of the president is phony: Conservative
In a scathing column Wednesday, conservative writer Jennifer Rubin explained that one of the best ways Republicans can help what's left of the GOP is by opposing Trump to prove support for him is a lie.
A report in The Washington Post revealed some "Never Trump" Republicans are thinking of running against the president, even if they have no chance in winning.