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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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Pelosi says Trump 'endangered lives' by leaking confidential details of war zone trip – live news

President told former lawyer to lie about negotiations to build a Trump Tower, BuzzFeed reports, as shutdown enters day 28Full story: Democrats vow to investigate report How Trump has changed America in two yearsStart your day with our US morning briefing. Sign up 5.12pm GMT “Pelosi told reporters that WH leaking of their travel plans scrapped their trip, calling it “very irresponsible” and saying it endangered lawmakers traveling there,” CNN’s Manu Raju just tweeted, after Pelosi addressed ...
Tags: Republicans, White House, US, America, US news, Cnn, Democrats, US politics, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael Cohen, Trump Tower, Pelosi, Congress She, Trump Administration


Trump reportedly directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about Moscow project – live

President directed former lawyer to lie about negotiations to build a Trump Tower, BuzzFeed reports, as shutdown enters day 28Start your day with our US morning briefing. Sign up 2.09pm GMT Democrats have come flying out of the gate over the Buzzfeed story that Trump directed his ex-fixer and lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.A very sober-sounding Adam Schiff, California Democrat and the new chairman of the House intelligence committe...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, California, White House, Russia, US, US news, Democrats, United States, US politics, House, Moscow, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael Cohen


Trump Administration May Have Separated Thousands More Migrant Families Than Initially Thought

The administration has identified more than 2,700 children who were separated
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Trump signs bill to ensure federal employees hit by shutdown get back pay – live

Legislation means federal employees will be paid eventually but have no means of covering bills in the meantimeSign up to the daily US morning briefing 9.45pm GMT Trump signed a bill today to guarantee pay for federal employees furloughed during the shutdown. The legislation means that they will paid eventually but have no means of covering bills in the meantime. It also doesn’t effect those on contracts with the government.The federal workers will be paid after the shutdown is over, but gov...
Tags: Republicans, White House, US, US news, Syria, Democrats, US politics, US Senate, Donald Trump, Trump, Joni Ernst, Trump Administration, US elections 2020, Rand Paul Marco Rubio


Why President Trump is Quietly Caving on Parts of the Shutdown

When President Donald Trump signs a bill guaranteeing back pay for furloughed federal workers Wednesday afternoon, it will be a rare moment of bipartisan agreement during the ongoing partial government shutdown. It will also be the latest sign suggesting that Trump thinks he’s losing the fight. In recent days, the Trump Administration has taken several…
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Kirsten Gillibrand discusses 2020 presidential run – live updates

Donald Trump is meeting with a bipartisan congressional group to end the government shutdown as William Barr’s confirmation hearing resumesSign up to the daily US morning briefing 2.15pm GMT White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump has been briefed on the terrorist attack by ISIS in Manbij, Syria. There are reports that U.S. troops may have been caught up in the attack.“The President has been fully briefed and we will continue to monitor the ongoing situation in Syria. For any sp...
Tags: Isis, Republicans, Stephen Colbert, White House, US, Department Of Defense, US news, Syria, Democrats, US politics, US Senate, Donald Trump, Kirsten Gillibrand, Trump, Brunswick, Troy New York


Chris Christie accuses Jared Kushner of political 'hit job' in explosive new book

Exclusive: ex-New Jersey governor, who had prosecuted Kushner’s father, was sacked as head of Trump’s transition teamChris Christie, who was ousted as chairman of Donald Trump’s White House transition team in 2016, has written a blistering attack on Jared Kushner, whom he accuses of having carried out a political “hit job” on him as an act of revenge for prosecuting his father, Charles Kushner, a decade ago.In his soon to be published book, Let Me Finish, Christie unleashes both barrels on Trump...
Tags: Chris Christie, White House, US news, US politics, New Jersey, Donald Trump, Trump, Christie, Kushner, Trump Administration, Jared Kushner, Charles Kushner


Judge Blocks Trump Effort To Roll Back O’Care Birth Control Rules In 13 States

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. judge in California on Sunday blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C. Judge Haywood Gilliam granted a request for a preliminary injunction by California, 12 other states and Washington, D.C. The plaintiffs sought to prevent the rules from taking effect as scheduled on Monday while a lawsuit against them moved forward. But Gill...
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White House asked the Pentagon for plans to strike Iran – report

The ‘mind-boggling’ request came after two incidents in Iraq last September when militia mortar and missiles exploded near US diplomatic facilitiesThe White House asked the Pentagon to draw up options for military strikes against Iran in the wake of two incidents in Iraq last September when mortar and missiles fired by militias exploded near US diplomatic facilities, it was reported on Sunday. Related: US will expel every last Iranian boot from Syria, says Mike Pompeo Continue reading...
Tags: White House, Iraq, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Iran, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, US national security, US military, Pentagon, Iran's Nuclear Programme, Iran Nuclear Deal, Mike Pompeo, Trump Administration


Trump vents fury over Russia stories and again threatens national emergency

Report: FBI looked at whether president worked for RussiaTrump remains at White House as shutdown grinds onDonald Trump has strongly denied the stunning claim that he was secretly working on behalf of Russia. In a 20-minute live phone interview with Fox News on Saturday night he described the story as an “insult”, and again threatened to declare a national emergency to fund a border wall.In a front-page story extraordinary even by the tumultuous standards of the Trump era, the New York Times rep...
Tags: White House, Russia, US, US news, Fbi, US politics, New York Times, Fox News, Donald Trump, James Comey, Trump, Trump Administration, Trump-Russia investigation


Trump tweets his fury after bombshell report adds drama to Russia inquiry

Report: FBI looked at whether president worked for RussiaTrump remains at White House as shutdown grinds onDonald Trump produced a torrent of misleading tweets on Saturday to deny the stunning claim that he was secretly working on behalf of Russia.In a front page story extraordinary even by the tumultuous standards of the Trump era, the New York Times reported that the FBI launched an investigation into whether the US president was acting as a Russian asset, against his own country’s interests. ...
Tags: White House, Russia, US, US news, Fbi, US politics, New York Times, Donald Trump, James Comey, Trump, Trump Administration, Trump-Russia investigation


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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'If I have to I will': Donald Trump on declaring a national emergency – video

The US president was speaking to reporters outside the White House when he was asked for his thoughts on calling a national emergency, to which he replied: I'll probably do it, almost definitely.' Donald Trump also denied having a 'temper tantrum' during his reported confrontation with DemocratsTrump repeats threat to call national emergency as he heads to border Continue reading...
Tags: White House, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, US immigration, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump Administration


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...
Tags: Texas, Congress, White House, US, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, US immigration, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration


Slower Tax Refunds, Stalled Mortgage Approvals. How the Shutdown Will Make Life Harder If It Drags On

As the partial shutdown of the federal government inches nearer to breaking the record for the longest shutdown in history, the Trump Administration has announced stopgaps to temporarily continue some services that affect millions of Americans – including tax refunds and food stamps. However, President Trump has threatened that he could keep the government closed…
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Tax filing season 2019 will start Jan. 28, even if the IRS is still in partial shutdown

Tax filing time! (Photo by MoneyBlogNewz via Flickr) The Internal Revenue Service will begin processing 2018 tax returns on Jan. 28. That's essentially the same the time, the last Monday of the month, that filing season started last year. Free File, the partnership between the IRS and the tax software industry, has in the past opened at least a few days earlier (it was available on Jan. 12 last year), but there's no word on that 2019 no-cost online tax prep and filing option yet. But one th...
Tags: Taxes, Congress, White House, Treasury, Irs, Internal Revenue Service, Treasury Department, OMB, Congress The IRS, Office of Management and Budget OMB, Trump Administration, Chuck Rettig, MoneyBlogNewz


Trump to make first Oval Office address to argue for border wall funding

White House counsel is reviewing whether president has ability to declare a national emergency in this situation, says PenceDonald Trump is set on Tuesday evening to make his first Oval Office address to the nation as president to argue that an immigration crisis at the US-Mexico border requires funding for his border wall pet project – before the federal government partial shutdown can be ended. Related: Trump to visit US-Mexico border as showdown over wall continues Continue reading...
Tags: White House, US, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Oval Office, Trump Administration, PenceDonald Trump, Us-mexico Border


Tax refunds will be issued even if partial government shutdown continues into 2019 filing season

Good news today for folks who are expecting a tax refund when they file their 2018 returns this year. You'll get your money, even if the partial government shutdown drags out into the 2019 tax filing season. That's the word from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), according to Hallie Jackson, chief White House correspondent for MSNBC. Jackson made that announcement during Ali Velshi's show this afternoon after leaving an hour-plus White House press briefing, led by Vice President Mike Pe...
Tags: Taxes, White House, Treasury, Jackson, Irs, Mike Pence, Congressional, Internal Revenue Service, Hallie Jackson, OMB, Office of Management and Budget OMB, Trump Administration, Ali Velshi, Vought, MSNBC Jackson, Office of Management and Budget Russ Vought


Mike Pence: Trump undecided on declaring national emergency over border wall demand

White House counsel is reviewing whether the president has the ability to declare a national emergency in this situationVice-president Mike Pence said Donald Trump has yet to decidewhether he will declare a national emergency over his demand for a wall along the southwest border – the key sticking point in negotiations over the partial government shutdown that has affected 800,000 federal employees.White House counsel is reviewing whether the president has the ability to declare a national emerg...
Tags: White House, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence, Congress Continue, Trump Administration, Us-mexico Border


Prodding Trump’s EPA to Reexamine Endangerment

Opinion by William L. Kovacs Use external pressure to overcome Administration inertia on reviewing Endangerment Finding. Prodding Trump’s EPA to Reexamine Endangerment USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Campaign rhetoric strongly suggested that the Trump Administration would redress the Obama Administration’s insane attempts to regulate every aspect of society in a futile attempt to control nature and climate. President Trump withdrew from the Paris Accord, initiated repeal of the Clean Power Plan, soug...
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Chris Wallace Fact Checks Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ Bogus Immigration Claim

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders attempted on Sunday to join the ranks of Trump administration officials trotting out bogus statistics in support of President Donald Trump’s border wall demands — but Fox News’ Chris Wallace was ready for it. “We know that roughly– nearly 4,000 known or suspected terrorists come into our country illegally,” Sanders told Wallace in a Sunday interview, echoing a well-rehearsed administration talking point that began with Trump’s (admittedly bas...
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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...
Tags: Republicans, White House, US, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, Mitt Romney, US Senate, US domestic policy, US immigration, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump


Shutdown over Trump wall demand threatens food, tax, transport and more

President says government closure could last months or yearsOpinion: Trump will lose ‘bigly’ on immigrationThe US woke on Saturday to the 15th day of a partial government shutdown that Donald Trump said could go on for months or years, if he is not given funding for a wall on the Mexican border. New talks were due but as the nation digested the president’s rambling, contradictory and combative remarks at a White House press conference on Friday, potentially devastating effects of the shutdown we...
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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...
Tags: Republicans, White House, US news, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, Guardian, US Senate, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Schumer, Rose Garden, Trump Administration


Trump blames shutdown on 2020 election despite claiming he would take responsibility – live

President accuses Democrats of ‘presidential harassment’ Nancy Pelosi to be sworn in as House speaker• Sign up to the Guardian’s new US morning briefing 3.52pm GMT White House counselor Kellyanne Conway argued Thursday that if Democrats really cared about the plight of migrants at the southern border, they’d support building a wall to keep them out.“They’re now turning a blind eye to the humanitarian crisis, which includes children,” Conway said. 3.36pm GMT Donald Trump is now blaming th...
Tags: Republicans, White House, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, House Of Representatives, US Senate, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Conway, Border Security, Trump Administration


Trump invites lawmakers to border security briefing amid shutdown

Top two leaders from both parties of each chamber have been invited to meeting after president said he is ‘ready’ to negotiate Donald Trump has invited congressional leaders to a White House briefing on border security on Wednesday, amid a government shutdown and political impasse over immigration and federal funding. Continue reading...
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'It's astonishing': The demise of the daily White House press briefing

The press briefing has become a monthly event in the era of Trump, and concerns are that it may soon disappear altogether Laptops and phones, winter coats and scarves, a hubbub of different languages. A row of cameras sits on a bench. John Roberts of Fox News has a steely expression as he clutches a mic. Jim Acosta of CNN, press pass reinstated after his run-in with the president last year, speaks simultaneously to his own viewers: “We’ll see how much time we have Sarah Sanders. As we’ve seen in...
Tags: White House, US news, Cnn, US politics, Fox News, Trump, Sanders, John Roberts, Sean Spicer, Anthony Scaramucci, Jim Acosta, Trump Administration, Sarah Sanders


Trump ally Graham: president 'thinking long and hard about Syria'

Senator had said withdrawal was ‘the way toward second 9/11’Former Afghanistan commander calls Trump ‘immoral’A close ally of Donald Trump said on Sunday the president was “thinking long and hard” about his plan to withdraw US troops from Syria and his commitment to defeating Islamic State, and had provided reassurance in a White House meeting. Related: Trump unmoved on border wall demand as shutdown enters ninth day Continue reading...
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