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Politics Feb 11Budget talks resume amid pessimism over border wall negotiations
Budget negotiators will meet Monday to revive talks over border security issues that are central to legislation to prevent key parts of the government from shutting down on Saturday, but an air of pessimism remains after talks broke down over…
Politics Feb 10Shutdown deadline looms as wall negotiations hit a snag
Republican Sen. Richard Shelby told “Fox News Sunday” that talks between Republicans and Democrats to negotiate a deal that will prevent another partial government shutdown have "stalled," after a dispute about immigration detentions.
Nation Feb 09Likely deal to prevent shutdown would give Trump fraction of $5.7 billion wall money
Congressional bargainers are working toward a border security deal amid indications that the White House is preparing to accept a bipartisan agreement that would give President Donald Trump a fraction of the money he’s demanded for his proposed southern border…
Politics Jan 31Trump appears to sour on congressional border security talks
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to ratchet up his demands on his long-stalled border wall, appearing to sour on congressional talks aimed at striking a deal with Democrats that he could sign.
Politics Jan 30Democrats’ opening border plan offers no money for Trump’s wall
Democrats in the House offered a border security plan on Wednesday that would not provide a penny for Donald Trump's border wall. Instead it includes new money for customs agents, scanners, aircraft and boats to police the border, and to…
Politics Jan 30WATCH: Congressional committee meets on border security deal for first time
Democrats offered to boost border security spending and leaders of both sides flashed signs of flexibility as congressional talks began Wednesday aimed at resolving the standoff with President Donald Trump that sparked the just-ended 35-day partial government shutdown.
Politics Jan 30Trump says ‘wall’ must be part of lawmakers’ border deal
Capitol Hill negotiators are hopeful of an agreement as they officially kick off talks on a homeland security spending bill stalled over funding for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall.
Politics Jan 29Border deal doesn’t need word ‘wall,’ House GOP leader McCarthy says
The remark by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., came a day before Republican and Democratic congressional bargainers begin meetings aimed at striking a deal on a border security package.
Politics Jan 27Analysis: Give 1st round to Pelosi in shutdown skirmish
She had kept Democrats united as public pressure built to end the standoff. And she stood up to Trump repeatedly, challenging his intelligence (“Let’s give him to time to think it — oh, think, did I say think?”) and even…
Politics Jan 25WATCH: Trump, Congress leaders reach shutdown deal
President Donald Trump is expected to make the announcement from the White House Rose Garden, days before he had been scheduled to offer the Jan. 29 State of the Union address to Congress.