Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Defeat of Republicans’ stop-gap spending bill brings federal government closer to a shutdown

Democrats on Tuesday rejected a stop-gap funding bill proposed by Republicans that included funds to combat Zika. They complained that the bill provided money to flood victims in Louisiana and other states, but nothing to help residents plagued by lead-tainted water in Flint, Michigan. Senate Republicans accused Democrats of edging the country toward a government shutdown in order to paint the GOP-led Congress as ineffective.

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Gavin Newsom discusses Prop. 64 (marijuana) with Bee Editorial Board

Lt. Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, talks about Prop. 63 – the legalization of marijuana – at the Modesto Bee offices in Modesto, Calif. He spoke to The Bee's Editorial Board on Thursday, Sept. 15. (Brian Clark/bclark@modbee.com)
Gavin Newsom discusses Prop. 64 (marijuana) with Bee Editorial Board 2:01

Gavin Newsom discusses Prop. 64 (marijuana) with Bee Editorial Board

Gavin Newsom discusses Prop. 63 (gun regulation) with Bee Editorial Board 2:36

Gavin Newsom discusses Prop. 63 (gun regulation) with Bee Editorial Board

Gavin Newsom discusses Prop. 62 (death penalty) with Bee Editorial Board 1:24

Gavin Newsom discusses Prop. 62 (death penalty) with Bee Editorial Board

Ted Cruz draws boos after refusing to endorse Trump 2:18

Ted Cruz draws boos after refusing to endorse Trump