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WASHINGTON | A scaled-down, but still angry, Women’s March returns

WASHINGTON—Jan 19, 2019— Amid internal controversies and a capital city deeply distracted by the partial government shutdown, the third Women’s March returned to Washington on Saturday with an enduring message of anger and defiance aimed directly at President Donald Trump‘s White House. The original march in 2017, the day after Trump’s inauguration, flooded the city … Continue reading WASHINGTON | A scaled-down, but still angry, Women’s March returns

WASHINGTON | Trump expected to float ‘Dreamers’ for border money proposal

WASHINGTON —Jan 19, 2019— Seeking a shutdown solution, President Donald Trump was expected to announce Saturday that in exchange for money for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall he was open to trading protections for young people brought to America illegally as children. Democrats have previously rejected such a deal and it was not clear whether … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump expected to float ‘Dreamers’ for border money proposal

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Democratic senator calls Trump idea unacceptable

WASHINGTON —Jan 19, 2019— The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Democrats are disparaging a proposal that’s expected to be coming from President Donald Trump that the White House has said is aimed at ending the 29-day partial government shutdown. Trump is expected to say he’d accept temporarily protecting from … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Democratic senator calls Trump idea unacceptable

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump’s plan trades protection for immigrants

WASHINGTON —Jan 19, 2019— The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 11:50 a.m. President Donald Trump is expected to announce later Saturday that he is open to trading protections for young immigrants in exchange for money for his long-promised border wall. That’s according to three people familiar with the plans who spoke … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump’s plan trades protection for immigrants

WASHINGTON | Trump says trade deal with China ‘could very well happen’

WASHINGTON —Jan 19, 2019—As trade talks between the U.S. and China move to Washington later this month, President Donald Trump is hopeful that the economic powers can find a way to end a costly tariff fight. Trump tells reporters that “we’ve really had a very extraordinary number of meetings and a deal could very well … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says trade deal with China ‘could very well happen’

WASHINGTON | Trump expected to make new shutdown offer to Democrats

WASHINGTON —Jan 19, 2019— Seeking a shutdown solution, President Donald Trump was expected to announce Saturday that in exchange for money for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall he was open to trading protections for young people brought to America illegally as children. Democrats have previously rejected such a deal and it was not clear whether … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump expected to make new shutdown offer to Democrats

WASHINGTON | Multiple women eyeing 2020 hands Dems ‘wonderful challenge’

WASHINGTON—Jan 19, 2019— Advocates for gender equality are reckoning with what one called a “wonderful challenge” — four or more women running for president in 2020. For many activists, that means a Democratic field more reflective of a party that counts women as a crucial voting bloc. But the prospect of multiple women seeking the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Multiple women eyeing 2020 hands Dems ‘wonderful challenge’

WASHINGTON | Could 1st tangible signs of shutdown progress be emerging?

WASHINGTON—Jan 19, 2019—The first tangible signs of movement may be emerging in the impasse that has shut down the government for weeks: President Donald Trump is promising a “major announcement” about the closure and the U.S.-Mexico border and Democrats are pledging more money for border security. It was unclear whether the developments, following days of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Could 1st tangible signs of shutdown progress be emerging?