One White House official said Mrs. Trump had been making her opinion known to the president for some time that she felt he needed to do all he could to help families stay together, whether by working with Congress or acting on his own.
The official said the State Department shut down the email late on Friday as part of a scheduled outage of some of its Internet-linked systems to make security improvements to its main unclassified computer network.
As of 12:01 a.m. EST on Tuesday, the federal government closed down. Congressional leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate were unable to reach an agreement on a budget or a temporary fix, known as a continuing resolution, before the start of the new fiscal year on October 1.
According to reports, the Canadian penny costs 1.6 cents to produce, prompting the Canadian Government to cut funding for production of the coin, beginning this year.
Now get this: the American penny costs 2.4 cents to mint, almost 2 1/2 times the value of the coin...