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WASHINGTON | Trump denies ever working for Russia, blasts investigators

WASHINGTON— Jan 14, 2019— President Donald Trump denied Monday he ever worked for Russia, answering a question he declined to directly address over the weekend. Speaking from the South Lawn before departing the White House for New Orleans, Trump called former FBI and Justice Department officials “known scoundrels” and “dirty cops.” He was reacting to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump denies ever working for Russia, blasts investigators

WASHINGTON | Graham urging Trump to reopen government for a few weeks

WASHINGTON —Jan 13, 2019— A Republican lawmaker advising President Donald Trump said he is encouraging the president to reopen the government for several weeks to continue negotiating with Democrats over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall before the president takes the more drastic step of declaring a national emergency. But that may be wishful thinking, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Graham urging Trump to reopen government for a few weeks

WASHINGTON | Trump dodges question on whether he has worked for Russia

WASHINGTON—Jan 13, 2019—President Donald Trump avoided giving a direct answer when asked if he currently is or has ever worked for Russia after a published report said federal law enforcement officials were so concerned about his behavior after he fired James Comey from the FBI that they began investigating whether Trump had been working for … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump dodges question on whether he has worked for Russia

WASHINGTON | Trump tweets into the void as shutdown sets record

WASHINGTON—Jan 12, 2019—As the partial government shutdown slipped into the record books Saturday as the longest ever, members of Congress were out of town, no negotiations were scheduled and President Donald Trump tweeted into the void. He did not tip his hand on whether he will move ahead with an emergency declaration that could break … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump tweets into the void as shutdown sets record

WASHINGTON | Federal workers face grim prospect of lengthy shutdown

WASHINGTON — Three days, maybe four. That’s how long Ethan James, 21, says he can realistically miss work before he’s struggling. So as the partial government shutdown stretched into its sixth day with no end in sight, James, a minimum-wage contractor sidelined from his job as an office worker at the Interior Department, was worried. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Federal workers face grim prospect of lengthy shutdown

WASHINGTON | Government shutdown likely to stretch into next week

WASHINGTON  — Chances look slim for ending the partial government shutdown any time soon. House lawmakers are being told not to expect further votes this week, all but ensuring the shutdown will enter a second week and stretch toward the new year. Lawmakers are away from Washington for the holidays and have been told they … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Government shutdown likely to stretch into next week

AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq | Trump makes first visit to US troops in harm’s way

AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq— In an unannounced trip to Iraq on Wednesday, President Donald Trump staunchly defended his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from neighboring Syria despite a drumbeat of criticism from military officials and allies who don’t think the job fighting Islamic State militants there is over. Trump, making his first presidential visit to troops … Continue reading AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq | Trump makes first visit to US troops in harm’s way

WASHINGTON | Trump signals no end to shutdown: ‘You have to have a wall’

WASHINGTON— A shutdown affecting parts of the federal government appeared no closer to resolution Wednesday, with President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats locked in a hardening standoff over border wall funding that threatens to carry over into January. Trump vowed to hold the line, telling reporters as he flew to Iraq that he’ll do “whatever … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump signals no end to shutdown: ‘You have to have a wall’