For the estimated 1.2 million contract workers impacted by the shutdown, there's no guarantee of making up lost pay.
Ocasio-Cortez is one of several elected Democrats who support abolishing the agency.
Top party insiders see a real possibility that superdelegates could play a role at a brokered convention.
"I am not looking for an alternative venue for the SOTU Address," the president tweeted.
The Hallandale city commission voted to formally apologize for past racial harm and to attend cultural sensitivity training.
Analysis: The latest brawl has implications reaching far beyond the annual address, the border wall or the government shutdown.
Trump's former 2016 campaign chairman is to be sentenced in March.
Amid the first fitful signs of Senate action since the shutdown began, his supporters and critics agree: if the government is to re-open, the majority leader could well hold the keys.
The porn star lashed out after the president's former personal lawyer said he was cancelling a planned public appearance before Congress.
"This is a time where Mr. Cohen had to put his family and their safety first," Cohen's attorney, Lanny Davis, said.
The probe was launched "in response to grave breaches of national security at the highest levels of the Trump Administration," said Rep. Elijah Cummings.
Federal prosecutors have formally approached people in the U.S., Germany and Iceland and pressed them to testify against Assange, according to WikiLeaks.
"I don't believe that the president is a card-carrying member of the KKK," Jeffries said.
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After a disastrous performance in 2016, the potential presidential hopeful is taking a whole new approach to African-Americans.
Gail Ernst, her husband of 26 years, rebuffed an accusation that he didn't support his wife's career in court documents filed in the ugly breakup.
Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway suggested that it would be an overreach for the court to determine the outcome of a disputed election.
"The fear is our enemies know they can run freely," says an FBI counterterrorism agent.
The Trump administration urged the justices to hear appeals of lower court rulings that prevent the government from shutting down the program.
The case caught Donald Trump's attention during the presidential campaign and he called it "very, very sad and outrageous."
Supreme Court takes up gun rights case for first time in a decade
And 17 percent said they would 'definitely' vote for the 29-year-old congresswoman
The high court said the Trump administration can begin enforcing its ban on transgender military service.
The president's lawyer told The New Yorker: "I am afraid it will be on my gravestone. 'Rudy Giuliani: He lied for Trump.'"