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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.
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 20Trump announces Defense Secretary Mattis will retire in February
The announcement came a day after Trump surprised U.S. allies and members of Congress by announcing the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Syria, and as he continues to consider shrinking the American deployment in Afghanistan.
Nation Dec 17Trump plans to create unified U.S. Space Command
The move is separate from Trump's goal of creating a "Space Force" as an independent armed service branch, but could be a step in that direction.
Politics Dec 14Chris Christie says he doesn’t want to be White House chief of staff
The former New Jersey governor cited family reasons in a statement saying that he was asking Trump to remove him from consideration.
Politics Dec 12AP Analysis: A rancorous first glimpse of new Trump-Democrats dynamic
President Donald Trump's first encounter with newly empowered congressional Democrats produced a striking Oval Office display that revealed how ill-prepared he is for the biggest political challenge of his presidency.
Politics Dec 10Trump looking at several candidates for chief of staff
President Donald Trump is weighing at least four people to serve as his next chief of staff, after plans for an orderly succession for departing John Kelly fell through.
Politics Dec 07Trump says he’ll nominate William Barr for attorney general
President Donald Trump says he will nominate William Barr, former President George H.W. Bush's attorney general, to serve in the same role.
Politics Dec 07Trump says he will nominate Heather Nauert as next UN ambassador
Nauert is to replace Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor who announced in October that she would step down as ambassador at the end of this year…