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Donald Trump offers protection for 'Dreamers' in exchange for his wall in bid to end government shutdown

President Donald Trump last night offered to extend temporary deportation protections for people illegally brought to the US as children in exchange for funding for his border wall with Mexico. In a rare weekend address, Mr Trump outlined a series of proposals in the hope of ending the federal government shutdown which has left 800,000 workers furloughed or forced to work unpaid. The proposal includes legislation to allow around 700,000 immigrants who came to the US illegally as children, known ...
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Trump to offer Dreamers protection in bid to fund wall and end shutdown – report

President will speak at 4pm eastern timeDemocrats unmoved over wall demandDonald Trump is due to address the nation on Saturday afternoon. According to reports, he will not declare a national emergency over conditions at the southern border but will instead lay out details of a deal the White House believes can end the partial government shutdown, which is now a record 29 days old. Related: 'A death sentence': migrant caravan member killed in Honduras after US sent him back Continue reading.....
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Donald Trump expected to outline shutdown deal offer in address to nation

President will speak at 3pm eastern timeDemocrats unmoved over wall demandDonald Trump is due to address the nation on Saturday afternoon. According to reports, he will not declare a national emergency over conditions at the southern border but will instead lay out details of a deal the White House believes can end the partial government shutdown, which is now a record 29 days old. Related: How Trump has changed America in two years Continue reading...
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How popular is Donald Trump? Latest polls, approval ratings and impeachment odds

The US Government shutdown - now the longest in history - is causing Donald Trump's presidential approval ratings to slide to their lowest level since April last year, according to the Telegraph's poll tracker. The tracker, which takes an average of the last eight polls, put Mr Trump's approval rating at 41 per cent, while 56 per cent disapprove of the way the President is doing his job. Despite the recent slide, the President's approval ratings have remained relatively stable du...
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Nancy Pelosi asks Donald Trump to postpone State of the Union address while shutdown continues

Donald Trump was told to delay his State of the Union address by the most senior Democrat in the US House of Representatives on Wednesday until after the government shutdown was over. Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, wrote to Mr Trump demanding that he either push back the January 29 speech or simply submit a written version of what he wanted to say to Congress.  Ms Pelosi cited security concerns, saying that the Secret Service and Homeland Security - which both help keep the event safe – had be...
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Shutdown’s Economic Damage Starts to Pile Up, Threatening an End to Growth

The White House doubled its estimate of the shutdown’s drag on growth, and other economists warned a long stalemate could push the economy into a contraction.
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'I never worked for Russia': Trump hits out at 'dirty cops' who launched probe after he sacked FBI chief

Donald Trump, the US president, declared on Monday that he has "never" worked for Russia as he hit out at reports that he was investigated by the FBI over alleged ties to the Kremlin.  The US president delivered a definitive rejection of claims that the FBI investigated whether he was acting on Russia's behalf when he sacked James Comey, the bureau's director, in 2017.  It came after he refused to say "no" when asked if he was working for Russia in a Saturday night interview, instead say...
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Trump claims plan to end longest government shutdown in history

President backs away from national emergency threatHow the federal government closure is impacting millionsThe US government shutdown is now the longest such closure in history. On Saturday, day 22, members of Congress were out of Washington, Donald Trump was unmoved in the White House, his border wall unbuilt, and around 800,000 federal workers were still without pay and facing mounting hardship. Related: 'Barely above water': US shutdown hits black federal workers hardest Continue reading.....
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US government shutdown becomes longest in history

Trump backs away from national emergency threatHow the federal government closure is impacting millionsThe US government shutdown is now the longest such closure in history. On Saturday, day 22, members of Congress were out of Washington, Donald Trump was unmoved in the White House, his border wall unbuilt, and around 800,000 federal workers were still without pay and facing mounting hardship. Related: 'Barely above water': US shutdown hits black federal workers hardest Continue reading...
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House votes to fund and reopen Interior Department, EPA and other federal agencies

The House of Representatives approved legislation Friday to fund and reopen the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies impacted by the partial government shutdown, though the measure is expected to be dead on arrival in the Senate and faces a White House veto threat.
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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.
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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.
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U.S. House Passes Bill to Fund HUD, Transportation Dept.

At the end of the 20th day of the partial United States government shutdown, the Democratically-controlled House of Representatives passed a standalone spending bill to fund and reopen both the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Transportation, along with a handful of other agencies. According to The Hill, the House voted 244-180 in favor of the measure to provide clean funding to the relevant departments. 12 Republicans crossed party lines to vote with De...
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Trump repeats threat to call national emergency as he heads to border

Texas visit – which Trump is reportedly unenthusiastic about – comes as rift with Democrats over shutdown hardensDonald Trump has reiterated his threat to declare a national emergency if Congress does not meet his demand for billions of dollars to construct a wall along the US-Mexico border as part of a deal to end the partial government shutdown.As he left the White House on Thursday for a visit to the Texas border, Trump told reporters he would prefer to work with Congress on a deal to end the...
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Donald Trump says '100pc' he will declare national emergency if Democrats don't budge on wall

Donald Trump has said “100 per cent” he will declare a national emergency to build his Mexico border wall if he fails to reach a deal with the Democrats to end the government shutdown.  In his strongest comments yet on the matter, the US president said he would “definitely” take the move if the Democrats continued to refuse to given him $5.7 billion for the wall.  Calling a national emergency could get Mr Trump out of his current bind, opening up new powers that could allow him to push forward c...
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Republican rebellion against Donald Trump's border wall shutdown stance gathers pace

A Republican rebellion against Donald Trump’s refusal to reopen government without new money for his Mexico border wall appears to be growing as his TV address failed to break the impasse.  Three Republican senators are now publicly calling for the government shutdown to end even if there is no border wall deal, while half a dozen more have voiced concerns about the stand-off.  Mr Trump attempted to convince his own party to stick with his strategy during a closed-door lunch with Republican sena...
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AP Bungles Fact Check: ‘It Takes Two To Tango,’ But This Is Trump’s Shutdown

The Associated Press earned a virtual tongue-lashing Tuesday night after declaring that the ongoing partial government shutdown — spurred by President Donald Trump’s demand for border wall money — was equally the fault of the President and congressional Democrats. “It takes two to tango,” read a tweet from the AP’s Politics account late Tuesday. AP FACT CHECK: Democrats put the blame for the shutdown on Trump. But it takes two to tango. Trump's demand for $5.7 billion for his border wall...
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Is the wall worth a government shutdown?

President Trump said on Monday he will address American citizens from the White House Tuesday night on what he called the crisis at the Mexican border. His aides said later this week he would travel to the border in his campaign to convince Americans that the nation needs a wall. That wall, and the $5.6 billion the president is seeking from the House of Representatives to fund part of it, is the sticking point in talks with the new Democratic House majority that caused a government shutdown comi...
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For Reverse Mortgage Originators, Government Shutdown is Business as Usual

Although new endorsements of Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) have been halted due to the partial government shutdown that began on December 22, reverse mortgage originators are largely conducting business as usual in spite of the gridlock plaguing Washington, D.C. Certain FHA services related to pre-existing HECM loans will still be available during the shutdown, according to an announcement from the U.S. Federal Housing Administration (FHA). “The shutdown has not affected me at this...
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Trump to hold public address on US-Mexico border wall and security – as it happened

President confirmed he will discuss the ‘humanitarian and national security crisis’ on the southern border on Tuesday nightHow have you been affected by the government shutdown?Stay informed: sign up for our new US briefing 9.58pm GMT 9.37pm GMT NBC is reporting that only six people in the federal terrorism database were stopped at the southern border in the first half of 2018.This contradicts a statement from White House press secretary Sarah Sanders that over 4,000 suspected terrorist...
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Trump to hold public address on US-Mexico border wall and security – live

President confirmed he will discuss the ‘humanitarian and national security crisis’ on the southern border on Tuesday nightHow have you been affected by the government shutdown?Stay informed: sign up for our new US briefing 8.12pm GMT How are you affected by the government shutdown? Communities across the country are starting to feel the pain of the shutdown and many of the 800,000 federal workers furloughed, or forced to work without pay, have been collecting experiences under the hashtag #...
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Donald Trump to deliver TV address to nation and visit US-Mexico border as shutdown stand-off intensifies

Donald Trump will address the nation on Tuesday and visit the US-Mexico border on Thursday to highlight his demands for a border wall as the government remains partially shut down.  Newly empowered Democrats in the House of Representatives are stepping up pressure on Mr Trump and Republican lawmakers to reopen the government, which has been closed more than a fortnight. Mr Trump said he would discuss the "Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border" at 9 pm EST. He maintains...
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Joe Biden in 'final stages' of making decision on White House run – live

Former vice-president, who passed up a presidential bid in 2016, has said if there’s a candidate better suited to win ‘I’m happy not to do it’Stay informed: sign up for our new US briefing 4.57pm GMT White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced that President Donald Trump will go to the U.S. Mexico border on Thursday.President @realDonaldTrump will travel to the Southern border on Thursday to meet with those on the frontlines of the national security and humanitarian crisis. More deta...
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Mulvaney: switch to steel is Trump wall concession to end shutdown

President heads for Camp David as talks drag on in WashingtonStar-spangled shutdown: how nationalism warped US politicsReporting “not much progress” in talks to end a government shutdown entering its 16th day, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney perhaps hinted as to why: Donald Trump’s concession to Democrats resisting his demand for a border wall is to build it with steel, not concrete. Related: Is Mitt Romney the man to lead a Republican rebellion against Trump? Continue reading...
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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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Donald Trump warns US government shutdown could last more than a year

Donald Trump has warned that the government shutdown could last for more than a year as he doubled down on a pledge to block any deal that does not include US-Mexico border wall funding.  The US president confirmed during a press conference after closed doors White House talks with leading Democrats on Friday that he had made the threat.  “I did. Absolutely I said that. I don’t think it will [last that long] but I’m prepared,” Mr Trump said. However he added that he hoped the shutdown would end ...
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House Dems Move To Save Obamacare Against Ruling Striking It Down

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Democratic-controlled House has moved toward defending former President Barack Obama’s health care law against a federal court ruling that the statute is unconstitutional, part of the party’s effort to use the issue to embarrass Republicans. The House has filed papers seeking to intervene in the case, Democrats announced Friday, which by itself is unlikely to have a substantial impact on the litigation. The House action’s greatest impact is likely to be political. The...
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Trump confirms he said government shutdown could last months or years

President threatens to declare national emergency and build wall without congressional approval: ‘I can do it if I want’As a partial US government shutdown hit the two-week mark, Donald Trump told congressional leaders at the White House he was prepared for the standoff to last months or even years.“Absolutely I said that,” said Trump during a Rose Garden press conference, when asked if Senator Chuck Schumer was correct in his claim that the White House was prepared to continue the shutdown inde...
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Trump threatened to keep government shut for years, Schumer says after talks – live

Schumer says president said he would keep government closed for ‘a very long period of time’ after meeting on shutdownProtect the Guardian’s independent reporting with a contribution and help us reach our $1m goal by 7 January 7.02pm GMT Trump comes out sounding encouraged by today’s talks, which is confusing. Because based on the line he’s drawn in the sand-- the only way talks could have been productive is if Democrats put wall funding on the table. Which they did not.Trump strikes a diffe...
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Democrats to Visit Trump Again, Searching for a Path to End the Government Shutdown

Congressional leaders will head to the White House Friday for a midday meeting with President Trump, trying to find a way around an impasse over funding a wall at the Mexican border.
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