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Nation Jan 12Shutdown becomes longest federal closure in U.S. history
The partial government shutdown became the longest closure in U.S. history when the clock ticked past midnight into early Saturday as President Donald Trump and nervous Republicans scrambled to find a way out of the mess.
Politics Jan 11Trump indicates he won’t declare emergency ‘so fast’
Meanwhile, some 800,000 federal employees, more than half still on the job, missed their first paycheck under a stoppage that tied a record for the longest government shutdown.
Politics Jan 11Trump closer to declaring national emergency; 800,000 workers won’t get paid amid shutdown
President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall, as pressure mounts to find an escape hatch from the impasse that has closed parts of the government, leaving hundreds of thousands of…
Politics Jan 10Trump to visit U.S.-Mexico border as shutdown talks fall apart
Trump plans to visit border patrol station for a roundtable on immigration and border security.
Politics Jan 07Trump plans border visit as shutdown lurches into third week
With no breakthrough in sight to end the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump is planning to visit the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday to highlight his demands for a border wall.
Politics Jan 07Democrats plan more pressure on Trump to reopen government
With the shutdown lurching into a third week, many Republicans watched nervously from the sidelines as hundreds of thousands of federal workers went without pay and government disruptions hit the lives of ordinary Americans.
Nation Jan 06Each side accusing other of giving no ground on shutdown
More discussions were planned for Sunday, while President Donald Trump, who did not attend the negotiating session, was scheduled to be at Camp David for a retreat with White House staff on border security and other topics.
Politics Jan 05Democrats take power in House; impeachment talk flares
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had only been in office for a few hours when a handful of Democrats defied her persistent calls not to begin the new Congress by talking about impeachment.
Politics Jan 03WATCH: ‘Without a wall you cannot have border security,’ Trump says
President Donald Trump made a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room Thursday on the 13th day of the partial government shutdown, as he continued to dig in his heels over his promised border wall.
Politics Jan 03WATCH: Speaker Pelosi heralds ‘new dawn’ at opening of 116th Congress
In a nod to the moment, Pelosi, the first female speaker, was broadly pledging to make Congress work for all Americans.