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GOP seeks to change narrative in shutdown fight

GOP seeks to change narrative in shutdown fight

President Trump and congressional Republicans are trying to change the narrative on Democrats as the partial shutdown drags into its fifth week. Republicans, who have seen poll after poll showing ...

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Trump defends immigration proposal against ‘amnesty’ criticism from conservatives

Trump defends immigration proposal against 'amnesty' criticism from conservatives

President Trump early Sunday sought to sell his new immigration proposal, which includes funding for a wall along the southern border and extended protection for certain immigrant groups, amid pushback ...

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House passes bills to fund Transportation Dept., HUD, Agriculture

House passes bills to fund Transportation Dept., HUD, Agriculture

The Democratic-led House passed a standalone spending measure Thursday to provide funding for the Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and other agencies. The House voted 244-180 to approve ...

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Trump to address nation on wall

Trump to address nation on wall

President Trump will give a prime-time address Tuesday from the Oval Office to make his case for closing parts of the government over his demand for $5.7 billion in funding ...

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Trump: ‘I don’t care’ that most federal employees working without pay ‘are Democrats’

Trump: ‘I don’t care’ that most federal employees working without pay ‘are Democrats’

President Trump said Saturday that he wants to end the partial government shutdown that is stretching into its third week while reiterating his claim that most of the federal workers ...

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Trump says he may call a national emergency to build border wall

Trump says he may call a national emergency to build border wall

President Trump said Friday that he is considering calling a national emergency to build a wall along the U.S.–Mexico border. “We can call a national emergency because of the security ...

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McConnell: Democratic plan to fund government is ‘political theater’

McConnell: Democratic plan to fund government is ‘political theater’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) simultaneously preached bipartisanship during his first speech of the 116th Congress and dismissed a House Democratic plan to fund the government as “political theater.” ...

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Romney writes new chapter in his like-hate relationship with Trump

Romney writes new chapter in his like-hate relationship with Trump

Mitt Romney will be sworn into the Senate on Thursday amid a political firestorm of his own making. Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee who will be the junior senator ...

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President Donald Trump told a group of lawmakers he can’t accept Democrats’ offer to re-open the government

President Donald Trump told a group of lawmakers he can’t accept

Democrats’ offer to re-open the government as the two sides negotiate border wall funding because he “would look foolish if I did that,” according to a person familiar with the ...

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Partial government shutdown to continue until after Christmas

Partial government shutdown to continue until after Christmas

The Senate adjourned for the day Saturday afternoon without coming to an agreement on a spending deal that would end a partial government shutdown — likely assuring the federal closures ...

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