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Politics Dec 31House Democrats unveil plan to open government
The House is preparing to vote on the package Thursday when the new Congress convenes. This is according to an aide who was not authorized to discuss the plan publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Politics Dec 29Trump, Democrats play the blame game in 2nd shutdown weekend
President Donald Trump and Democrats are trading blame for the partial government shutdown but doing little substantive talking with each other as the disruption in federal services and public employees' pay slogs into another weekend.
Politics Dec 25Trump: Government won’t reopen ‘until we have a wall’
The president's comments seemingly dashed hope for a Christmas miracle that would soon allow several departments to reopen and employees to return to work.
Politics Dec 23Day two of partial government shutdown: Mulvaney says ‘very possible’ shutdown stretches into 2019
On the second day of the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump is again turning to Twitter to try to make his case for a border wall with Mexico — the sticking point in the budget impasse with Congress.
Nation Dec 22Shutdown expected to drag into Christmas as talks continue
Trump is demanding $5 billion, but congressional Democrats are refusing to accede in a stalemate that provides a chaotic coda for Republicans in the waning days of their two-year reign controlling government.
Politics Dec 21With no deal for Trump’s wall, government heads toward shutdown
At a White House bill signing, Trump said the government was "totally prepared for a very long shutdown," though hardly anyone thought a lengthy shutdown was likely.
Politics Dec 21Trump says a shutdown would ‘last for a very long time’
Facing a midnight deadline to avoid a partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump said Friday a closure would drag on "for a very long time" and he tried to lay blame on congressional Democrats if there's no deal over his…
Politics Dec 20WATCH: Trump will not sign funding bill over border security, Paul Ryan says
President Donald Trump has told congressional Republicans he "will not sign" a spending bill passed by the Senate to avoid a partial government shutdown Friday, and he's citing an impasse over money for a border wall with Mexico.
Politics Dec 20Congress scrambles to avoid shutdown
The Senate approved legislation to temporarily fund the government, a key step toward averting a federal shutdown after President Donald Trump backed off his demand for money for a border wall with Mexico.
Politics Dec 19Trump appears to back off his demand for $5 billion for border wall
Congress on Wednesday headed toward a short-term budget measure to keep the government open after President Donald Trump appeared to back off his demand for $5 billion for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. But facing criticism from supporters, Trump continued to…