Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly and Zeke Miller Associated Press Published 6:23 PM EST Dec 22, 2018 Washington – The federal government was expected to remain partially shut down well into Christmas as the standoff deepened Saturday over President Donald Trump’s demand for funds to build a border wall with Mexico. With Trump’s insistence on $5 billion for the wall and negotiations with Democrats in Congress far from a breakthrough, even a temporary measure to keep the government running while talks continued seemed out of reach until the Senate returned for a full session Thursday. From coast to coast, the first day of the shutdown played out in uneven ways. The Statue of Liberty was still open for tours, thanks to funding from New York state, and the U.S. Post Office was still delivering mail, as an independent agency. More: How federal shutdown would hit Michigan More: Partial government shutdown compounds risks for US economy … [Read more...] about Shutdown expected to drag into Christmas as standoff deepens
Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly and Zeke Miller Associated Press Published 5:01 PM EST Dec 22, 2018 Washington – The partial federal shutdown was expected to drag into Christmas as President Donald Trump and congressional leaders remained stuck in a standoff over his border wall with Mexico with no breakthrough Saturday. Vice President Mike Pence arrived on Capitol Hill with a counter-offer to Democrats after the two sides traded offers in recent days. At the White House, Trump heard mixed messages during a lunch with conservative lawmakers; some wanted him to fight for the wall, others preferred to get the government re-opened. The Senate, which had gaveled in with the House for a rare weekend session, adjourned until Christmas Eve, but won’t return for a full session until Dec. 27. Even a temporary measure to keep government running for a few days while negotiations continued seemed out of reach. More: How federal shutdown would hit Michigan “Listen, … [Read more...] about Shutdown expected to drag into Christmas as talks continue
Oculus Go Add to Gift List It's getting down to the wire. Saturday, Dec. 22 is the last day you can order stuff on Amazon and other outlets with two-day shipping and get it in time for Christmas. We're here to help. This massive list contains the best gear we've reviewed that costs between $100 and $250. It's the tech sweet spot, with plenty of awesome gifts for just about everyone.Time is of the essence, however. Depending on when you read this, that perfect gift may not arrive in time. If that's the case, try searching the web site of your local store instead of Amazon (Walmart, Target and Best Buy are good candidates) and making a dash if it's in-stock for pickup. Or check out our list of last-minute gifts.First up: Are you ready to give someone a glimpse of the future? The Oculus Go takes virtual reality on the road with its battery-powered glasses and included controller. No computer, phone or public shame required.See the Oculus Go at AmazonAnd keep clicking thru this … [Read more...] about Best Christmas tech gifts from $100 to $250
By Christine McKee Saturday, December 22, 2018, 01:21 pm PT (04:21 pm ET) Amazon is issuing last minute savings on Apple devices, including the brand-new Apple Watch Series 4. Now as low as $365 with a bonus 5% clippable coupon, this deal represents the lowest price we've seen to date on the new devices. Apple's 2018 iPad is also marked down by $80 with free delivery by Christmas. In what is the lowest price we've seen to date on the Apple Watch Series 4, Amazon is knocking $15 off the 40mm GPS Only model with a Silver Aluminum case and White Sport Band by $15 instantly and tacking on a 5% off clippable coupon (just click the check box next to "Save an extra 5% when you apply this coupon" to activate the bonus savings on the landing page). This brings the price down to $365, the lowest price we've seen on the new device. Other models and sizes are also $15 off, with all of the deals available in our Apple Watch Price Guide. Need a last minute gift by Christmas? Amazon also has … [Read more...] about Amazon has the Apple Watch Series 4 on sale for $365, plus iPads for $249 with free delivery by Christmas
All of us here at "Sunday Morning" wanted to share our favorite Christmas tunes, so check out our playlist on Spotify. Recommended by producer Mary Raffalli:"A Party for Santa Claus" by Lord Nelson Recommended by communications executive director Richard Huff:"Christmas Wrapping" by The Waitresses Recommended by producer Jon Carras:"God Rest Ye Merry Gents" by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Recommended by broadcast associate Julie Kracov:"Feliz Navidad" by José Feliciano Recommended by producer David Rothman:"Little Drummer Boy" by David Bowie & Bing Crosby Recommended by digital producer Roman Feeser:"Santa Baby" by Madonna Recommended by assistant Lisa Goins:"All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey Recommended by broadcast associate Charis Satchell:"Sleigh Ride" by TLC Recommended by editor Lauren Barnello:"O Holy Night" by Nat King Cole Recommended by correspondent Tracy Smith:"Mary's Boy Child" (The first Christmas Carol our … [Read more...] about Check out the “CBS Sunday Morning” Christmas song playlist on Spotify!