As Government Shutdown Begins, Blame Game Revs UpThe Republican-controlled Congress scheduled an unusual weekend session to begin considering a three-week version of a short-term spending measure and Pres. Trump tweeted that Democrats "wanted to give me a nice present" to mark the start of his second year in office.
Government Shuts Down After Senate Negotiations Fizzle; Trump Calls Democrats 'Losers'The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, marring the one-year anniversary of Pres. Trump's inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction.
Pelosi: Trump Budget Conflicts With National ValuesPelosi says the budget represents a philosophical distrust of the role of the federal government in any way meeting the needs of Americans.
Trump Budget Slashes Agencies To Focus On Wall, MilitaryPresident Donald Trump unveiled a $1.15 trillion budget on Thursday, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes many domestic programs to finance a significant increase in the military and make a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
NASA Head Envisions Bright Future For Ames Research Center In Mountain ViewThe Ames Research Center will play an important role in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s future, despite sequestration cuts that have impacted some day to day operations recently, said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.
Contra Costa Meals On Wheels Facing Cuts, May Drop 200 SeniorsMeals on Wheels of Contra Costa launched an urgent appeal for more donations Monday, saying that a funding shortage could force it to drop 200 people from its roster of 1,200 seniors receiving home-delivered meals.
Sequestration To Have Limited Immediate Impact On CaliforniaFederal spending cuts are expected to dampen California's economic recovery at a time when a housing rebound and job growth are gaining traction. But the immediate effect may not prove detrimental to the state's economy.
Federal Budget Sequester Could Cut $88M From California SchoolsThe White House has been warning of dire consequences for California if automatic “sequester” cuts in federal spending take effect, as scheduled, on Friday, March 1st.
Groundbreaking Brain Mapping Project Could Get Green Light From New Federal FundsA new, decade-long effort to study the deepest workings of the human brain could get a major funding boost if, as expected, President Obama includes the Brain Activity Map project in his proposed federal budget next month.
CBS 5 Poll: Nearly Half Of Californians Think Tea Party Is 'Bad For America'Nearly half of all Californians think the Tea Party political movement is bad for the nation, according to a new KPIX-TV CBS 5 poll designed to gauge voter attitudes about the latest federal budget deal struck on Capitol Hill.
Federal Budget Could Delay Bay Area Transit ProjectsOne of the major targets of the budget compromise is federal funding for transportation projects, including two high-profile Bay Area projects.
Obama Meets With Bay Area Technology LeadersPresident Barack Obama came to the Bay Area on Thursday evening to push his plan to spend billions more on education, meeting with Apple's ailing leader Steve Jobs and the chiefs of Facebook and Google.