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Trump Repeatedly Undermines Loyal Soldier Pence In The Shutdown Fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Progress made, said one. Not so, said the other. We’ll meet again, said one. Waste of time, said the other. Such has been the life lately of Mike Pence, the loyal soldier dispatched by President Donald Trump to lead negotiations over the partial government shutdown. The vice president has been one of the administration’s most visible emissaries during the shutdown fight, meeting with lawmakers, sitting for interviews and leading staff-level talks. But he’s been repeatedly — a...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Indiana, Ap, Idaho, Maine, House, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence


White House Considers Using Storm Aid Funds as a Way to Pay for the Border Wall

President Trump traveled to the border and Vice President Mike Pence went to the Capitol to dig in on a border wall, shattering talk of a compromise.
Tags: News, Senate, White House, House Of Representatives, Graham, Collins, Nancy, Trump, Mike Pence, Mike, Capitol, Lindsey, Pence, Pelosi, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, United States Politics and Government


At the Border and in Washington, the White House Digs In on the Wall

President Trump traveled to the border and Vice President Mike Pence went to the Capitol to dig in on a border wall, shattering talk of a compromise.
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, White House, House Of Representatives, Graham, Collins, Nancy, Trump, Mike Pence, Mike, Capitol, Lindsey, Pence, Pelosi, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals


Talks unproductive as Trump says shutdown could last for months or years

By CATHERINE LUCEY, LISA MASCARO and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON — With no shutdown resolution in sight, President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders agreed Friday to additional staff-level talks over the weekend during a White House meeting at which Trump indicated he could keep parts of the government closed for “months or even years.” Trump met with the congressional leaders for the second time in three days amid an impasse over Trump’s funding demands for his proposed wall at the U.S.-Mexico bor...
Tags: Business, News, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Maine, House, Mitch McConnell, Fox News


Shutdown Enters Fourth Day Amid Impasse Over Trump's Border Wall

“I am all alone (poor me) in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come back and make a deal on desperately needed Border Security,” Trump wrote.Democrats said Monday they’re having trouble negotiating with the Trump administration. “Different people from the same White House are saying different things about what the president would accept or not accept to end his Trump Shutdown, making it impossible to know where they stand at any given moment,” House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Kansas, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Capitol, House Democratic, Pat Roberts, Chuck Schumer, Border Security


The Government Shut Down Over Trump’s Border Wall. What Happens Next?

The government partially shut down at midnight on Friday after the House and Senate were unable to agree on a solution to President Donald Trump’s demand for $5 billion to build a wall on the southern border.Trump repeatedly blamed Democrats for the impasse, even tweeting a video late Friday saying, ”We’re going to have a shutdown.” Earlier that day, White House officials, including Vice President Mike Pence and Jared Kushner, bargained with congressional leaders at the Capitol — something Trum...
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Temper Tantrump: Government Shuts Down After President Reneges On Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A partial federal shutdown took hold early Saturday after President Donald Trump suddenly revived this week his demands for $5 billion to start erecting his cherished Mexican border wall, a chaotic postscript for Republicans in the waning days of their two-year reign controlling government. Vice President Mike Pence, Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney left the Capitol late Friday after hours of bargaining with congres...
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Shutdown due at midnight after lawmakers fail to reach deal

White House negotiators left the Capitol late Friday, and the House and Senate adjourned without a spending deal, all but ensuring a partial government shutdown at midnight with President Donald Trump demanding billions of dollars for his long-promised Mexican border wall.
Tags: Senate, White House, House, Donald Trump, Capitol


Trump chaos extends to Capitol as shutdown, Christmas near

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was four days before Christmas, and all through the House — and Senate — not a shutdown solution was stirring and lawmakers, they did grouse. The chaos that is President Donald Trump’s White House seemed to engulf the Capitol on Friday. While the workings of Congress are often tumultuous, especially as […]
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Government Careens Toward Shutdown After Trump’s Wall Demand

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government was careening toward a partial shutdown Friday after President Donald Trump’s quest for a border wall left Congress without a clear plan to keep the government running past a midnight deadline. The Senate was being called back to session to consider a package approved by House Republicans late Thursday that includes the $5.7 billion Trump wants for the border with Mexico. It is almost certain to be rejected by the Senate. Senators already passed their own...
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Ryan To Give Farewell Speech Bemoaning Our ‘Broken Politics’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan is bemoaning America’s “broken politics” in a farewell speech in which he calls Washington’s failure to overhaul costly federal benefit programs “our greatest unfinished business.” “Our complex problems are solvable,” Ryan says in excerpts of remarks he plans to deliver Wednesday at the Library of Congress, across the street from a Capitol where he’s served two decades in the House, the last three years as speaker. “That is to say, our proble...
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"Outside Mr. Walker’s Capitol office, protesters marched and drummed and chanted fury at what they saw as an effort to weaken unions and diminish Democrats."

"But Mr. Walker pushed through the measure, survived a recall election and went on to guide Wisconsin on a conservative path, adopting a concealed-carry law, expanding private school vouchers, enacting so-called right-to-work legislation, passing voter identification rules and setting work rules for Medicaid recipients.... The final package of legislation that Mr. Walker signed on Friday came after defeats for Republicans in Wisconsin, a swing state that Barack Obama and Donald J. Trump both won...
Tags: Law, Barack Obama, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Medicaid, Capitol, Tony, Walker, Donald J Trump, State Legislature, Executive Power, Tony Evers, Ann Althouse, Mr Walker, Josh Kaul


Wisconsin’s Gov. Walker signs sweeping lame-duck GOP bills to limit his incoming Democratic successor’s power

By TODD RICHMOND and SCOTT BAUER MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a sweeping package of Republican-written legislation Friday that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general, brushing aside complaints that he is enabling a brazen power grab and ignoring the will of voters. Walker signed the bills just 24 days before he leaves office during an event at a state office building in Green Bay, about 130 miles from his Capitol office...
Tags: Politics, News, Milwaukee, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Michigan, Department Of Justice, Republican, North Carolina, Democratic, Scott Bauer, Green Bay


Report: Changes needed to prevent harassment at Capitol

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Lawmakers have been told the Oregon Legislature needs to make structural and cultural changes to ensure the Capitol building is free from harassment. Chief among the recommendations from the Oregon Law Commission’s Oregon State Capitol Workplace Harassment work group is the creation and funding of an independent Equity Office that would […]
Tags: News, Ap, Capitol, Oregon Legislature, Equity Office, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, SALEM Ore, Oregon Law Commission, Oregon State Capitol Workplace Harassment


House Democrats to seek Trump tax returns: Pelosi

The House Ways and Means Committee will "take the first steps" toward obtaining the documents, said Pelosi, who has the backing of her members to become speaker of the House next month. "There is popular demand for the Congress to request the president's tax returns," she told reporters in the Capitol. "I'm sure the White House will resist and so the question is where do we go from there," she said.
Tags: News, Congress, White House, House, Trump, Capitol, Pelosi, House Ways and Means Committee


Minnesota lawmakers discuss reining in soaring insulin costs

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers are considering steps they could take to rein in the soaring cost of insulin, which one couple says has become so expensive that their diabetic son could no longer afford it and died. State Sen. Matt Little convened an informal discussion at the state Capitol on Tuesday to […]
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George H.W. Bush Arrives Home In TX To Be Buried Next To Wife And Daughter

HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush, who shaped history as 41st president and patriarch of a family that occupied the White House for a dozen years, is going to his final rest, in Texas. The country said goodbye to him Wednesday in a national funeral service that offered high praise for the last of the presidents to have fought in World War II — and a hefty dose of humor about a man once described as a cross between Mister Rogers and John Wayne. After three days of remembrance in Washington, a pl...
Tags: Texas, News, Obama, Navy, Washington, Mexico, White House, America, Ap, Canada, Hillary Clinton, Wyoming, Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, Jeb Bush, National Mall


Fallin commutes sentences of 21 Oklahoma prisoners

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin on Tuesday commuted the sentences of 21 prison inmates convicted of various nonviolent offenses in an unusual move that underscores the Republican leader’s push to reduce Oklahoma’s prison population. Fallin signed the commutations during an emotional ceremony at the state Capitol in which family and friends of the […]
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Bush celebrated with praise and humor at cathedral farewell

By CALVIN WOODWARD, LAURIE KELLMAN and ASHRAF KHALIL WASHINGTON — George H. W. Bush was celebrated with high praise and loving humor Wednesday as the nation bade farewell to the man who was America’s 41st president and the last to fight for the U.S. in wartime. Three former presidents looked on at Washington National Cathedral and a fourth — George W. Bush — prepared to eulogize his dad. The congregation, filled with foreign leaders and diplomats, Americans of high office and others touched by B...
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Former President George H.W. Bush’s casket leaves Capitol for funeral ceremonies at Washington National Cathedral

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush’s casket leaves Capitol for funeral ceremonies at Washington National Cathedral.
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Trump, Obama, Clinton and Carter attend George HW Bush state funeral – live updates

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Prince Charles arrive for 11am ET ceremony in Washington. Follow all the latest politics news liveStay informed: sign up for our new US briefing 3.02pm GMT The Republican-controlled Wisconsin state senate passed sweeping bills this morning designed to weaken the powers of the incoming Democratic governor.Ignoring days of protests at the Capitol building, in Madison, the GOP rushed through the legislation just before dawn.Protest has begun, as a sea of demo...
Tags: Washington, Angela Merkel, US, Barack Obama, US news, Gop, US politics, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Monarchy, Prince Charles, Wisconsin, Charles, Donald Trump, Madison, George Hw Bush


Good boy: Sully the service dog visits Bush’s casket

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s often said that if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. At the end of his life, Sully the service dog was President George H.W. Bush’s. The yellow Labrador Retriever visited the president’s remains in the Capitol rotunda Tuesday alongside other people in wheelchairs that benefited from the Americans […]
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Solemn public pays tribute to Bush before dawn in Rotunda

By CALVIN WOODWARD, LAURIE KELLMAN and ASHRAF KHALIL WASHINGTON — The nation’s capital embraced George H.W. Bush in death with solemn ceremony and high tributes to his service and decency, as the remains of the 41st president took their place in the Capitol Rotunda for three days of mourning and praise by the political elite and everyday citizens alike. Even before sunrise Tuesday, members of the public lined up to pay their respects as an honor guard stood watch beside Bush’s casket in the cave...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Navy, California, Washington, Funeral, Senate, China, Iraq, Uncategorized, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, United States, Ronald Reagan


President Trump Made a Surprise Visit to Pay His Respects to George H.W. Bush in the Capitol

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to the U.S. Capitol Monday night to pay his respects to former President George H.W. Bush, who died on Friday at 94. The pair entered the Capitol Rotunda, where Bush will lie in state until Wednesday morning, at 8:30 p.m. They stood for…
Tags: Politics, News, Uncategorized, Donald Trump, Trump, Bush, Melania Trump, Capitol, George H W Bush, U S Capitol, Capitol Rotunda, Onetime


As Bush Lies In State, Lawmakers From Both Sides Of Aisle Pay Respects

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s capital embraced George H.W. Bush in death with solemn ceremony and high tributes to his service and decency, as the remains of the 41st president took their place in the Capitol rotunda for three days of mourning and praise by the political elite and everyday citizens alike. With Bush’s casket atop the Lincoln Catafalque, first used for Abraham Lincoln’s 1865 funeral, dignitaries came forward Monday to honor the Texan whose efforts for his country extended thre...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Navy, California, Washington, Senate, China, Iraq, Barack Obama, Ap, United States, Ronald Reagan, Arkansas, House, Bill Clinton


In Capitol, Bush remembered as ‘great man’ and ‘gentle soul’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were among the mourners paying their respects to the late President George H.W. Bush as he lay in state in the Capitol rotunda. The Trumps stood in front of Bush’s casket with their eyes closed for a few moments Monday evening before Trump gave […]
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Pence eulogizes President George H.W. Bush in Capitol, saying, ‘He never failed to answer the call to serve his country’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pence eulogizes President George H.W. Bush in Capitol, saying, ‘He never failed to answer the call to serve his country’
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George HW Bush Makes His Final Trip To Washington

HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush is ready to embark on his final journey to Washington as the nation salutes the 41st president for his lifetime of public service that began in the Navy during World War II, ended with four years as president and was characterized throughout by what admirers say was decency, generosity and kindness. A long motorcade accompanied the hearse carrying Bush’s remains from a Houston funeral home to nearby Ellington Field for the trip to the nation’s capital on an air...
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Friends Or Foes? Or Both? Inside The Complex Pelosi-Trump Relationship

WASHINGTON (AP) — They haven’t spoken in days, not since President Donald Trump called to congratulate Nancy Pelosi on Democrats’ election night win. But they don’t really need to. Trump and Pelosi go way back, from the time she first showed up at Trump Tower fundraising for the Democrats long before he would become president or she the House speaker. Two big-name heirs to big-city honchos — Trump and Pelosi each had fathers who were political power players in their home towns — they’ve rubbed e...
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White House Bid to Placate Senate Over Saudi Behavior Backfires

The administration sent Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to the Capitol on Wednesday, but the move backfired after senators emerged from a closed-door briefing even angrier than before, in part because CIA Director Gina Haspel didn’t participate. Later in the day, the Senate voted 63-37 for a procedural step opening the way to a freewheeling debate over Saudi Arabia’s role in the killing of dissident columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul ...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, Defense, Cia, Istanbul, State, Capitol, Jim Mattis, Gina Haspel, Michael Pompeo, Jamal Khashoggi, Placate Senate



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