U.S. Diplomats Stationed Abroad Feel Strain of Shutdown

American staff in Qatar press Pompeo on no-pay, status of shutdown talks

Secretary of State Mike PompeoDOHA, Qatar—U.S. diplomats and personnel stationed abroad are being hit hard by the ongoing shutdown of the federal government in Washington, D.C., and are expressing frustration to their boss, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Julian Castro Launches Presidential Run

'I’m running for president because it’s time for new leadership'

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro ended months of political speculation on Saturday when he announced his candidacy for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Fed Union Sues U.S. Government Over Shutdown

Employees claim working without pay violates Constitution, labor law

U.S. CapitolOne of the largest government employees unions says its members should not be forced to work without paychecks. The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), which represents workers in the IRS and Customs and Border Protection among others, is suing the federal government alleging that its members should not be forced to work without pay.