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Politics Feb 06Unbowed by Trump’s words, Democrats plan for investigations and legislation
"The president should not bring threats to the floor of the House," Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters, rebuking Trump's suggestion in his State of the Union address in the House chamber that the investigations could harm the economy.
Politics Jan 24Trump’s unintended shutdown gift to Pelosi: a unified Democratic caucus
It's not even about the wall at this point. Democrats are sticking together with an unusual amount of unity as a way to strengthen House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's hand and set a tone in the new Congress.
Politics Jan 24WATCH: Pelosi addresses shutdown, postponed State of the Union
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will hold a news conference at 10:45 a.m. ET today. Watch her remarks here.
Politics Jan 23House Democrats float new shutdown offer with more ’21st century’ border security
The offer is a possible path toward a compromise even though it does not have the money the president wants for building the wall between the U.S and Mexico.
Politics Jan 22Senate set to vote on 2 competing plans to end shutdown
Senate leaders reached an agreement on Tuesday to vote this week on two competing proposals to end the government shutdown, including President Donald Trump's plan to have Congress pay for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border that's likely to fail.
Nation Jan 19Could 1st tangible signs of shutdown progress be emerging?
The first tangible signs of movement may be emerging in the impasse that has shut down the government for weeks: President Donald Trump is promising a “major announcement” about the closure and the U.S.-Mexico border and Democrats are pledging more…
Politics Jan 18Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stands back as shutdown drags on
The Republican leader has been conspicuously deferential to Trump since the shutdown began.
Politics Jan 17Trump denies Pelosi an aircraft to visit U.S. troops abroad
The move was an apparent response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's attempt to delay the president's State of Union address.
Nation Jan 17Shutdown ongoing, State Department sends diplomats back to work with pay
The State Department on Thursday instructed all U.S. diplomats in Washington and elsewhere to return to work next week with pay, saying it had found money for their salaries at least temporarily despite the ongoing government shutdown.
Economy Jan 16Shutdown is having greater drag on economy than expected, Trump economists acknowledge
In a call with reporters, White House Council of Economic Advisers chairman Kevin Hassett said Tuesday the shutdown is reducing economic growth more than predicted. He said the "hope is this resolves quickly and that it won't have a major…