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WASHINGTON | Shutdown threat recedes as Trump softens stance on wall

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump appeared Tuesday to back off his demand for $5 billion to build a border wall, signaling for the first time that he might be open to a deal that would avoid a partial government shutdown. The White House set the tone when press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders indicated that Trump doesn’t … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Shutdown threat recedes as Trump softens stance on wall

WASHINGTON | Senate calls for more say on tariffs in bipartisan vote

WASHINGTON  — Lawmakers went on record Wednesday to express their frustration with the Trump administration’s growing use of tariffs as the Senate passed a nonbinding resolution designed to give Congress more say about trade penalties imposed in the name of national security. The measure, which passed by an 88-11 vote, directs Capitol Hill negotiators trying … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate calls for more say on tariffs in bipartisan vote