Nation Dec 22

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for a signing ceremony for H.R. 2, the "Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018" in Washington, U.S., December 20, 2018. Photo by Jim Young/Reuters
Shutdown 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 16

Loyalty among attributes Mulvaney brings to White House job

President Trump had made clear to confidantes that, for his third chief of staff, he wanted someone that he liked personally and who would not try to rein him in as John Kelly had during the first months of his…

Aug 27

Nation’s top student loan official resigns

The government's top official overseeing the $1.5 trillion student loan market resigned in protest today, citing what he says is the White House's open hostility toward protecting the nation's millions of student loan borrowers.

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