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WASHINGTON | Trump bickers with Dem leaders, threatens gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON — Bickering in public with Democratic leaders, President Donald Trump threatened repeatedly on Tuesday to shut down the government if Congress doesn’t provide the money he says is needed to build a wall at the Mexican border. Trump’s comments came as he opened a contentious meeting with Democratic Senate and House leaders Chuck Schumer … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump bickers with Dem leaders, threatens gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pelosi: Trump thinks Mexico will pay for wall

WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s promised U.S.-Mexico border wall (all times local): 4:35 p.m. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump thinks Mexico will pay for the border wall through the new trade deal. Pelosi told colleagues privately that Trump insisted during an Oval Office meeting that Mexico will pay for … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pelosi: Trump thinks Mexico will pay for wall

DAVIE, Fla. | DeSantis, Gillum exchange insults in final Florida debate

DAVIE, Fla.— The candidates for Florida governor decried extreme political divisiveness on a day when pipe bombs were mailed to Democratic leaders, but then they immediately began intense name-calling during their final debate Wednesday. Republican former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum agreed that some people are being pushed over the … Continue reading DAVIE, Fla. | DeSantis, Gillum exchange insults in final Florida debate

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. | At dueling events, Trump and Biden keeping focus on Nevada

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  — President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential White House challenger in 2020, are making election pushes several hundred miles apart from each other in pivotal Nevada, where early voting was beginning Saturday. Trump was wrapping up a visit to Western states with an afternoon rally in rural Elko, … Continue reading SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. | At dueling events, Trump and Biden keeping focus on Nevada

WASHINGTON | Barbed Senate words over timing of court confirmation

WASHINGTON — The Senate battle over Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is off to a fiery start — even before the president makes his choice. Republican and Democratic leaders traded accusations and barbed comments Thursday on the new vacancy, abortion rights and the debate to come. Both sides are quickly mobilizing after Justice Anthony Kennedy, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Barbed Senate words over timing of court confirmation

WASHINGTON | Trump defends ‘animals’ remark, says he’ll always use it

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his use of the word “animals” to describe some immigrants who enter the country illegally, saying he would continue to use the term to refer to violent gang members in spite of a sharp rebuke from Democratic leaders. Answering a reporter’s question during a meeting with NATO … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump defends ‘animals’ remark, says he’ll always use it

WASHINGTON | Trump draws rebuke for ‘animal’ remark at immigration talk

WASHINGTON (AP) — While railing against California for its so-called sanctuary immigration policies, President Donald Trump referred to some people who cross the border illegally as “animals” — drawing a sharp rebuke from Democratic leaders for the harsh rhetoric. Trump’s remark at a meeting with local leaders was in response to a comment about MS-13 … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump draws rebuke for ‘animal’ remark at immigration talk