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Trump inclined to declare national emergency if talks continue to stall, official says

President Donald Trump is inclined to declare a national emergency to secure military funding for his long-promised southern border wall if talks between administration officials and top lawmakers from both parties continue to stall, a White House official told CNN on Saturday.
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Trump inclined to declare national emergency if talks continue to stall

President Donald Trump is inclined to declare a national emergency to secure military funding for his long-promised southern border wall if talks between administration officials and top lawmakers from both parties continue to stall, a White House official told CNN on Saturday.
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Donald Trump, Drone Expert (gizmodo)

The president today wandered into a surprise White House press briefing already attended by border security suits to restate that he is, among other things, an expert on drone technology.Read more... [Author: Bryan Menegus]
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The Latest: Democrats plan to pass a bill funding Treasury

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on meetings between congressional aides and White House officials about the partial government shutdown (all times local):
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No Deal To End Government Shutdown As Negotiations Continue In Washington

Congressional leadership staff and White House officials are meeting this weekend to come to an agreement, but remain at an impasse over funding for a border wall. (Image credit: Alex Brandon/AP)
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Mulvaney: Shutdown meeting 'did not make much progress'

Progress in talks to reopen the government remains at a standstill after Saturday's meeting with Trump administration officials and congressional staff, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Saturday.
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Trump says 'not much headway' in talks as shutdown drags on

White House officials and congressional aides emerged from talks aimed at ending a partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump's demands for border wall funding without a breakthrough Saturday, though they planned to return to the table the following day.
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White House Refuses to Budge During Shutdown Talks With Democratic Leaders

Vice President Mike Pence led the nearly three-hour meeting
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How your U.S. lawmaker voted

Here’s how area House members voted on major issues during the legislative week ending Jan. 4
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Democratic 2020 candidates: less is more

Forty-five years ago, while running for governor of California the first time, Jerry Brown embraced a new book with a memorable title: “Small Is Beautiful.” It was written by E.F. Schumacher, an Oxford economist who’d left his native Germany after Hitler came to power. Schumacher was an atheist as a young man, and a Marxist. He was a seeker throughout his life, however, who kept an open mind and heart. He helped the British government during World War II, and went to Asia after the war to contem...
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Trump On Shutdown Meeting Led By Pence: ‘Not Much Headway Made Today’

After Vice President Mike Pence and other members of the Cabinet sat down for a meeting with congressional staffers on Saturday to try to negotiate a compromise on President Trump’s border wall funding demands, the President — who was not part of the meeting — tweeted that very little had been accomplished. The group is set to meet again on Sunday. Trump has categorically denied any Democratic proposal’s to reopen the government while the two sides continue negotiations on wall funding. V.P....
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Weekend Shutdown Talks Are Being Led By Pence, Will Go Into A Second Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials and congressional aides emerged from talks aimed at ending a partial government shutdown without a breakthrough Saturday, though they planned to return to the table the following day. President Donald Trump acknowledged nothing had budged the impasse over his demands for $5.6 billion to fund a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, tweeting: “Not much headway made today.” Both sides pointed fingers after the more than two-hour session led by Vice President Mik...
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Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says he was surprised by how little was accomplished in the latest talks to reopen parts of the government

Progress in talks to reopen the government remains at a standstill after Saturday's meeting with Trump administration officials and congressional staff, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Saturday.
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Labour faces ‘mass challenge’ over Brexit policy

Thousands of members demand second referendum as poll reveals party’s share of vote would plunge if it backed exit dealThousands of Labour members have demanded their party oppose Theresa May’s Brexit deal and back a second referendum over EU membership. The call comes before a key party gathering which will be held amid warnings that some are already ending their membership over the issue.The pressure emerges as the biggest Brexit poll conducted since the referendum suggests support for Labour ...
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Mulvaney: Saturday shutdown meeting 'did not make much progress'

Progress in talks to reopen the government remains at a standstill after Saturday's meeting with Trump administration officials and congressional staff, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Saturday.
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Mulvaney says shutdown meeting 'did not make much progress'

Progress in talks to reopen the government remains at a standstill after Saturday's meeting with Trump administration officials and congressional staff, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Saturday.
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White House Aides to Continue Shutdown Discussions With Congressional Staff on Sunday

Saturday's discussion was unable to forge a deal to end the partial government shutdown
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Our top 10 economic forecasts for 2019

The global economy started 2018 with strong, synchronized growth. But as the year progressed, momentum faded and growth trends diverged. The US economy accelerated, thanks to fiscal stimulus enacted early in the year, while the economies of the Eurozone, the UK, Japan and China began to weaken. These divergent trends will persist in 2019. IHS Markit predicts global growth will edge down from 3.2% in 2018 to 3.1% in 2019, and keep decelerating over the next few years.One major risk in the coming ...
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Government shutdown: Pence, congressional aides leave meeting without agreement on funding

A meeting between top White House officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, and senior congressional aides ended after hours of discussions without any agreement that would end the government shutdown.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Weekend shutdown talks led by Pence to go into a second day

White House officials and congressional aides kicked off weekend talks aimed at ending a partial government shutdown that has dragged into a 15th day.
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Going Great

A very unpretty picture here in the Post of the President’s efforts to negotiate an end to the three-week government shutdown. The White House is making a big play of Vice President Pence working through the weekend in what they claim are negotiations. But the President hasn’t actually given Pence the authority to discuss specific numbers of even specific proposals. And this is compounded by the fact that no one would put much stock in such offers even if Pence were nominally empowered to make t...
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Can ‘no ships’ ferry firm really save Ramsgate?

Locals divided on whether Seaborne Freight is the solution to the port’s problemsFlanked by seagulls against a powder-blue sky, a dredger is on day two of its low-rumbling shuffle across Ramsgate harbour. The job of excavating two-and-a-half metres of mud from the port is slow and dull. But the UK’s only royal harbour has become the site of fevered debate as it prepares to turn into “a second Dover” in the event of a no-deal Brexit.With only 11 weeks to go and a £13.8m government contract awarde...
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'Why did you undergo the DNA test?': Elizabeth Warren asked about ancestry in first question at Iowa event

Elizabeth Warren is making her first campaign tour around Iowa but was quickly forced to address an issue that's likely to hurt her in the race for the White House.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Talks resume as US govt shutdown continues

White House officials and congressional staffers will continue negotiations Saturday over the government shutdown, even after President Donald Trump declared he could keep it going for "months or even years." (Jan. 5)            [Author: AP]
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Data privacy abuses prompt calls for Federal Trade Commission to bare teeth

In more than 40 interviews, former and current FTC officials, lawmakers, Capitol Hill staff members and consumer advocates said that as evidence of abuses has piled up against tech companies, the FTC has been too cautious.
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Pence leading shutdown talks with congressional staffers

With many federal workers frozen out of the jobs and vacationers blocked from public attractions their tax dollars pay for, talks between White House officials and congressional aides kicked off Saturday aimed at ending a government shutdown that President Donald Trump has said could last years.
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Russia denies former US marine is being held as a bargaining chip

It was suggested Moscow could use Paul Whelan to barter for release of Russian jailed in USMoscow has denied that a former US marine is being held as a bargaining chip for a jailed Russian spy, after Jeremy Hunt warned against using Britons as pawns.Paul Whelan, 48, who has UK citizenship, was arrested in the Russian capital last week, apparently on espionage charges. Continue reading...
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Trump: ‘I Don’t Care That Most Of The Workers Not Getting Paid’ Are Dems

I don’t care that most of the workers not getting paid are Democrats, I want to stop the Shutdown as soon as we are in agreement on Strong Border Security! I am in the White House ready to go, where are the Dems? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2019 [Author: Nicole Lafond]
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On His Way Out The Door Over Ethics Issues, Zinke Compares Himself To Roosevelt

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — As former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke exits Washington chased by ethics investigations and criticism of his actions favoring industry, he told The Associated Press he’s lived up to the conservation ideals of Theodore Roosevelt and insisted the myriad allegations against him will be proven untrue. The former Montana congressman also said he quit President Donald Trump’s cabinet on his own terms, despite indications he was pressured by the White House to resign eff...
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Trump aide trying to allay Israeli concerns on Syria pullout

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The White House has sent national security adviser John Bolton on a mission to allay Israel’s concerns about President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. The pullout announced before Christmas was initially expected to be completed within weeks, but the timetable has slowed as the president acceded […]
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