The Senate has less than a day to avoid a government shutdown. There is no sign of a deal as talks come down to the wire. The House voted Thursday night to fund the government for another four weeks, but Senate Democrats don't want that deal.
President Donald Trump won't head to his posh Florida resort Friday if lawmakers can't avert the looming government shutdown set to take effect at midnight, a White House spokesperson said Friday morning.
House Democrats, as we have been reporting now for months, have the wind firmly at their back this year. All signs are pointing to a better than 50-50 shot at taking control of the House, perhaps by a decent margin.
A looming government shutdown is sharpening the debate over immigration and the DACA program. A CBS News poll out Thursday shows most Americans would let young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children stay in the U.S.
House Republican leaders presented their rank and file with a one-month spending bill Tuesday aimed at keeping the government open ahead of a Friday night deadline, as hopes for a deal on young undocumented immigrants faded.
A burst of public acrimony across Capitol Hill on Tuesday exposed how much negotiations on immigration and border security have been set back since President Trump’s use of a vulgar expression during a meeting on the issue.
A week from a government shutdown deadline, lawmakers had no clear path to a deal Friday, each side was already blaming the other for a potential failure, and emboldened Democrats seized on President Trump’s incendiary comments about immigrants to in