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WASHINGTON News: Two District Men Sentenced to 8 1/2-Year Prison Terms for Armed Home Invasion on Capitol Hill

Victim Was Held at Gunpoint in Afternoon Burglary WASHINGTON – Barrett Harrington, 31, and Germar Fox, 35, both of Washington D.C., were sentenced today to 8 ½-year prison terms on charges stemming from an armed home invasion that took place in July 2016 near Capitol Hill, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced. Harrington and Fox … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Two District Men Sentenced to 8 1/2-Year Prison Terms for Armed Home Invasion on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON  | Lawmakers struggling to develop a response to Trump-Putin

WASHINGTON  — Congress is producing an unusual outpouring of bills, resolutions and new sanctions proposals to push back at President Donald Trump’s approach to Vladimir Putin, shore up relations with NATO allies and prevent Russian interference in the midterm election. But it remains uncertain if any of their efforts will yield results. Lawmakers are struggling … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Lawmakers struggling to develop a response to Trump-Putin

WASHINGTON | Trump says ‘no problem’ shutting government, dismaying GOP

WASHINGTON  — Unnerving fellow Republicans, President Donald Trump declared Monday he would have “no problem” shutting down the federal government this fall if Congress won’t come up with more money for border security. Trump’s threat, his second in two days, put him further at odds with his own party in Congress, where many Republicans are … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says ‘no problem’ shutting government, dismaying GOP

WASHINGTON  | Trump threatens border security shutdown, GOP cool to idea

WASHINGTON — Republicans anxious about keeping control of Congress think it’s a bad idea, but President Donald Trump still says he’s willing to close the government over border security issues, including money he wants to build a promised U.S.-Mexico border wall. “I would be willing to ‘shut down’ government if the Democrats do not give … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump threatens border security shutdown, GOP cool to idea

WASHINGTON  | Proposed Trump-Putin meeting at White House is put off

WASHINGTON  — That White House summit President Donald Trump proposed with Russian President Vladimir Putin isn’t going to happen anytime soon. National security adviser John Bolton points to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election as the reason for the delay. Bolton referred to the investigation as a “witch hunt,” … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Proposed Trump-Putin meeting at White House is put off

WASHINGTON | Wife of former Trump adviser defends husband on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON — The wife of former Donald Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos defended her husband Wednesday in an interview with Democrats on the House intelligence committee and said she hopes he receives a pardon. Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos said she traveled to Washington for the interview — even paying her own way — because she wanted … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Wife of former Trump adviser defends husband on Capitol Hill

HELSINKI | What Trump and Putin hope to achieve at Helsinki summit

HELSINKI — The outcome of the first summit between the unpredictable first-term American president and Russia’s steely-eyed longtime leader is anybody’s guess. With no set agenda, the summit could veer between spectacle and substance. As Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin head into Monday’s meeting in Helsinki, here’s a look at what each president may be … Continue reading HELSINKI | What Trump and Putin hope to achieve at Helsinki summit

WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh works Capitol Hill, Dems warn of rightward tilt

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh returned to Capitol Hill Wednesday for a whirlwind round of meetings with key Republican senators as Democrats ramped up efforts to block his confirmation. Kavanaugh, the conservative appellate court judge President Donald Trump chose to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, met separately with Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh works Capitol Hill, Dems warn of rightward tilt