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WASHINGTON | The Latest: Democratic senator calls Trump idea unacceptable

WASHINGTON —Jan 19, 2019— The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Democrats are disparaging a proposal that’s expected to be coming from President Donald Trump that the White House has said is aimed at ending the 29-day partial government shutdown. Trump is expected to say he’d accept temporarily protecting from … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Democratic senator calls Trump idea unacceptable

WASHINGTON | Democrats, Trump meet on shutdown; they says he is resisting

WASHINGTON —Jan 04, 2019—With no shutdown resolution in sight, Democratic leaders urged President Donald Trump to reopen the government Friday in a White House meeting during which they said he indicated he could keep it closed for “months or even years.” Trump met with the congressional leaders for the second time in three days amid … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Democrats, Trump meet on shutdown; they says he is resisting

WASHINGTON | White House digs in on border wall demand, risking shutdown

WASHINGTON— The White House on Sunday pushed the federal government closer to the brink of a partial shutdown later this week, digging in on its demand for $5 billion to build a border wall as congressional Democrats stood firm against it. “We will do whatever is necessary to build the border wall to stop this … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House digs in on border wall demand, risking shutdown

WASHINGTON | House GOP unhappy with Comey’s answers behind closed doors

WASHINGTON — House Republicans interviewed James Comey behind closed doors Friday, hauling the former FBI director to Capitol Hill one final time before they cede power to Democrats in January. GOP lawmakers who stepped outside while the questioning was underway indicated they weren’t satisfied and might try to bring him back another day. Democrats weren’t … Continue reading WASHINGTON | House GOP unhappy with Comey’s answers behind closed doors

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Former FBI chief Comey arrives for GOP interview

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey’s closed-door interview by House Republicans (all times local): 10 a.m. Former FBI Director James Comey has arrived on Capitol Hill for a closed-door interview with two House committees. House Republicans are questioning Comey on decisions made by the Justice Department during the 2016 presidential election. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Former FBI chief Comey arrives for GOP interview

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. | Missouri first to adopt fairness test against gerrymandering

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The votes won’t be cast for another four years, yet Democrats already appear likely to gain seats in Missouri‘s Republican-dominated Legislature in 2022. The reason: a one-of-its kind redistricting initiative approved by voters in the recent midterm elections. Missouri’s initiative marks a new frontier in a growing movement against partisan gerrymandering … Continue reading JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. | Missouri first to adopt fairness test against gerrymandering

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. | Trump says time for action on ‘the Wall,’ visits golf course

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump has returned to his West Palm Beach golf course on another sunny Florida day. Trump began his Friday on Twitter, saying Democrats and Republicans “MUST come together, finally, with a major Border Security package, which will include funding for the Wall.” He says it’s “time for action,” … Continue reading WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. | Trump says time for action on ‘the Wall,’ visits golf course

WASHINGTON | After midterms success, Democrats develop 2020 strategies

WASHINGTON — Speaking before a gathering of black leaders on Capitol Hill this week, Sen. Kamala Harris offered guidance on when Democrats should fight President Donald Trump and Republicans. “What I’ve found myself recently saying is this: ‘If it’s worth fighting for, it’s a fight worth having,’” the California Democrat and potential presidential candidate said, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | After midterms success, Democrats develop 2020 strategies