President Trump has signed a bill guaranteeing that federal workers sent home unpaid due to the partial government shutdown will receive retroactive pay--which already had been assured for those who have continued to work without pay in shuttered agencies.

Conservative commentary about her intelligence, her clothing and her working-class roots has been so relentless that even some Republicans are coming to her defense.

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Federal employees required to work without pay during the partial government shutdown are in a twilight zone. They can't stay home. They can't strike. They can't take a second job, if they're working mandatory overtime, such as some correctional officers.

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Republicans are in no hurry to end the shutdown despite polls showing most Americans blame Trump and the GOP. The polls also show growing support for the wall among Trump’s base.

The Post interviewed New York Rep. Ocasio-Cortez recently on Capitol Hill, asking the Democrat about the attention she has received from conservatives.

Whitaker and the House Judiciary Committee agreed to hold the public hearing Feb. 8. A subpoena, despite being threatened, was never issued for his testimony.

“We will not be seating Steve King on any committees in the 116th Congress,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) after a GOP Steering Committee meeting Monday night. The decision was unanimous. It must be ratified by all House Republicans.

Speaking to reporters, the president said he would not embrace an idea floated by Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.).

“What I saw was an island that still needs a lot of help,” said Rep. Mike Levin as Democrats defended a trip that examined the continuing effects of Hurricane Maria.

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The Combined Federal Campaign funnels federal employee charitable contributions to a variety of nonprofits. After a 40 percent drop in contributions in 2017, it is suffering more because of the partial government shutdown.

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