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The shutdown today: Donors look to ease pain of shutdown

—January 16, 2019— What’s up with the partial government shutdown on Day 27 WHAT’S NEW The shutdown is bringing an outpouring of generosity to TSA agents and other federal employees who are working without pay. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on President Donald Trump to delay his State of the Union address, scheduled for Jan. 29. … Continue reading The shutdown today: Donors look to ease pain of shutdown

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senate approves stopgap spending bill

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the fight over funding for a U.S.- Mexico border wall and a potential partial government shutdown (all times local): 10:03 p.m. The Senate has approved legislation to temporarily fund the government and avoid a federal shutdown over President Donald Trump’s border wall. Senators passed the measure on voice vote Wednesday without … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senate approves stopgap spending bill

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Meadows urges Trump to veto stopgap bill

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the fight over funding for a U.S.- Mexico border wall and a potential partial government shutdown (all times local): 8 p.m. The leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus is urging President Donald Trump to veto a stopgap spending plan that would avoid a partial government shutdown set to begin early … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Meadows urges Trump to veto stopgap bill

MADISON, Wis. | Appeals to Scott Walker: Don’t stain legacy, veto bills

MADISON, Wis. — A bipartisan group of political figures appealed to Gov. Scott Walker to avoid staining his legacy and behaving like a sore loser by signing legislation that would weaken the powers of the Democrat who defeated him. Rather than notching another partisan victory in his final weeks in office, they said, Walker should … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Appeals to Scott Walker: Don’t stain legacy, veto bills

WASHINGTON | Senate resolution would blame Saudis for journalist’s death

WASHINGTON  — A bipartisan group of senators is introducing a measure that says Saudi Arabia’s crown prince is “complicit” in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The resolution is largely symbolic, but it registers the Senate’s unrest with the killing and the Trump administration’s response. It’s among several measures being considered after a closed CIA … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate resolution would blame Saudis for journalist’s death

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Dems want full Senate briefed on Khashoggi death

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the briefing by CIA Director Gina Haspel on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Democratic leaders say CIA Director Gina Haspel should give the full Senate the same briefing they received on the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (jah-MAHL’ khahr-SHOHK’-jee). Haspel gave a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Dems want full Senate briefed on Khashoggi death

WASHINGTON | AP source: Whitaker told Graham that Mueller probe to go on

WASHINGTON — Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker told Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham in a meeting on Thursday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation will proceed, according to a person familiar with the meeting. The meeting with Graham and Whitaker comes as a bipartisan group of senators is pushing legislation to protect Mueller’s job. The senators … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP source: Whitaker told Graham that Mueller probe to go on

BEIJING | US lawmakers call on Trump to help detained Chinese Muslims

BEIJING— A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers wants President Donald Trump to help Muslims respond to a sweeping crackdown in China’s northwest. The group proposed legislation on Wednesday that would urge Trump to condemn “gross violations” of human rights in the Xinjiang region, where the U.N. estimates that as many as 1 million Uighurs and … Continue reading BEIJING | US lawmakers call on Trump to help detained Chinese Muslims