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WASHINGTON | Trump will sign border deal but will also declare emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise that would avert a second painful government shutdown. But a new confrontation has been ignited — this time over President Donald Trump’s plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon billions of dollars from other federal coffers for his wall on the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump will sign border deal but will also declare emergency

WASHINGTON | Trump’s Year 3 aims for dramatic sequels to rival originals

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump prepares to meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un for a second time, he’s out to replicate the suspenseful buildup, make-or-break stakes and far-flung rendezvous of their first encounter. The reality star American president will soon learn if the sequel, on this matter and many others, can compete with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s Year 3 aims for dramatic sequels to rival originals

WASHINGTON | Project helps women in developing nations gain economically

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump is unveiling an effort aimed at helping 50 million women in the developing world get ahead economically over the next six years. On Thursday, the White House will officially launch the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, a governmentwide project led by the senior adviser and daughter to President Donald … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Project helps women in developing nations gain economically

WASHINGTON | Trump claims ‘ridiculous partisan’ probes may upset progress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a divided Congress for the first time, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to reject “the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution.” He warned emboldened Democrats that “ridiculous partisan investigations” into his administration and businesses could hamper a surging American economy. Trump’s appeals for bipartisanship in his State of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump claims ‘ridiculous partisan’ probes may upset progress

WASHINGTON | It’s off: Pelosi says no State of Union while govt shut

WASHINGTON — In a high-stakes case of dare and double-dare, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi served notice Wednesday that President Donald Trump won’t be allowed to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress next week. She took the step after Trump said he planned to show up in spite of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | It’s off: Pelosi says no State of Union while govt shut

WASHINGTON | Pelosi cancels Afghanistan trip, cites Trump ‘leak’

WASHINGTON—Jan 18, 2019— House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday canceled her plans to travel by commercial plane to visit U.S. troops in Afghanistan, saying President Donald Trump had caused a security risk by talking about the trip. It was the latest twist in what has become a Washington game of brinkmanship between Pelosi and Trump, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi cancels Afghanistan trip, cites Trump ‘leak’

WASHINGTON | Trump denies Pelosi aircraft for planned trip abroad

WASHINGTON  —Jan 17, 2019—It took President Donald Trump one day to flex his executive power back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, denying her an aircraft to visit troops abroad in apparent response to her attempt to delay his State of Union address. The nation’s two most powerful leaders appeared to be engaged in a game … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump denies Pelosi aircraft for planned trip abroad

WASHINGTON | Trump seeks an edge in shutdown fight with TV address

WASHINGTON— Jan 08, 2019—Fighting for advantage in the government shutdown battle, President Donald Trump aimed to use a prime-time address Tuesday to convince Americans he needs billions of dollars from Congress for his long-promised border wall to resolve security and humanitarian problems he contends have reached a crisis pitch. He was sure to face intense … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump seeks an edge in shutdown fight with TV address