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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 28WATCH: Trump will make up for ‘shortcomings’ if Congress fails on border deal, Sanders says
The best budget "fix is to be able to do it legislatively," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday. But, she added, "If Congress doesn't do their job, then the president will be forced to make up for all…
Economy Jan 28Shutdown projected to cost U.S. economy $3 billion, government report says
The report says the five-week shutdown has slowed growth in the near term, but that most of the lost growth "will eventually be recovered."…
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.
Politics Jan 24WATCH: Senate rejects competing bills to end shutdown
A splintered Senate swatted down competing Democratic and Republican plans for ending the 34-day partial government shutdown on Thursday, leaving President Donald Trump and Congress with no obvious formula for halting the longest-ever closure of federal agencies and the damage…