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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 06Trump adviser: U.S. to leave Syria once IS beaten, Kurds safe
U.S. troops will not leave northeastern Syria until Islamic State militants are defeated and American-allied Kurdish fighters are protected, a top White House aide said Sunday.
Politics Jan 02WATCH: Trump fires at Democrats over shutdown, says Vatican has ‘biggest wall of them all’
President Donald Trump said Wednesday at a Cabinet meeting at the White House that if Democrats are going to say a border wall is "immoral," then "you've got to do something about the Vatican."…
Politics Jan 02Hill leaders to attend White House briefing on border security
Democratic and Republican congressional leaders are expected to attend a briefing on border security at the White House as the government remains partially shut down and President Donald Trump asks in a tweet, "Let's make a deal?"…
Politics Jan 01White House invites Hill leaders to briefing on border security
As a partial government shutdown extends into its 11th day, the White House has invited congressional leaders to attend a West Wing briefing Wednesday on border security.
Politics Dec 31Trump’s promise of a wall may not be fulfilled as advertised
Three confidantes of President Donald Trump, including his departing chief of staff, are indicating that the president's signature campaign pledge to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border would not be fulfilled as advertised.
Politics Dec 30Chief of staff Kelly: Trump backed away from wall months ago
President Donald Trump long ago backed away from his campaign pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, his outgoing chief of staff said, as the president's demand for "border security" funding triggered a partial government shutdown with no…
Politics Dec 30No talk of solution to shutdown, president tweets blame
President Donald Trump was firing Twitter barbs at Democrats this weekend as talks to end a weeklong partial government shutdown remained at a stalemate.
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 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.