White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney on Saturday ripped Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for "mischaracterizing" last-ditch negotiations Friday to avert a shutdown, saying that the New York Democrat has to "be more honest with the president."
Democrats triggering the federal government shutdown are "conducting a 2-year-old temper tantrum in front of the American people," White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short said during Saturday's White House press briefing.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called "long-term solutions" on immigration and government spending, and a "bipartisan compromise" to end the "foolishness" of a government shutdown Saturday.
Forecasters expect a generally rainy weekend, although most of Saturday's rain should fall before 10 a.m. Rainy conditions will return on Sunday. Highs both weekend days will be in the upper 40s. Lows Saturday night will be around 40.
Laboratory test results revealed the case of a Corvallis middle school student who was infected with meningococcal disease is unrelated to the outbreak of the disease at Oregon State University, Benton County’s health officer stated Friday in a press release.
SWEET HOME — The public is invited to help select the 2018 National Christmas Tree, which will be harvested from the Sweet Home Ranger District, Willamette National Forest officials said Friday morning at Sankey Park.