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WASHINGTON | Rep. Omar apologizes for tweets about support for Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar has “unequivocally” apologized for tweets suggesting that members of Congress support Israel because they are being paid to do so, which drew bipartisan criticism and a rebuke from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The Minnesota Democrat said she had no intention of offending anyone, including Jewish Americans. “We … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Rep. Omar apologizes for tweets about support for Israel

WASHINGTON | After 2 years of rancor, Trump to call for unity in address

WASHINGTON (AP) — After two years of bitter partisanship and personal attacks, President Donald Trump to call for unity and cross-party cooperation in Washington during Tuesday’s State of the Union address, a message likely to ring hollow with Democrats determined to block his push for a border wall. Trump’s prime-time address comes at a critical … Continue reading WASHINGTON | After 2 years of rancor, Trump to call for unity in address

WASHINGTON | White House dangles threat of another shutdown over wall

WASHINGTON — January 27, 2019—Two days after the record-long shutdown ended, the White House made clear Sunday that President Donald Trump is prepared to shutter the government again without a border wall deal from Congress. The president’s standoff with Democrats on Capitol Hill is far from over and the clock is ticking — the spending … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House dangles threat of another shutdown over wall

WASHINGTON | Q&A: How soon will the federal government get back in order?

WASHINGTON — January 25, 2019— With the longest shutdown in U.S. history officially over, here’s a look at how the federal government will get back to regular business: WHEN WILL FEDERAL WORKERS GET PAID? It’s unclear at this time. The White House tweeted that it will be “in the coming days.” Some 800,000 workers were furloughed … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Q&A: How soon will the federal government get back in order?

WASHINGTON | Latest: Pelosi rejects ‘big down payment’ for Trump wall

WASHINGTON —January 24, 2019— The Latest on President Donald Trump, Congress and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 5:55 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is rejecting the idea of providing “some big down payment” for President Donald Trump’s border wall as part of a solution to the partial government shutdown. Pelosi on Thursday spoke after … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Latest: Pelosi rejects ‘big down payment’ for Trump wall

The shutdown today: Trump decides to postpone speech

Jan 24, 2019—What’s up with the partial government shutdown on Day 34: WHAT’S NEW The showdown over the State of the Union address ended Wednesday night when President Donald Trump said he would wait until after the partial government shutdown to address Congress and the nation. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had withdrawn an invitation for … Continue reading The shutdown today: Trump decides to postpone speech

The shutdown today: Trump makes offer to Democrats

—January 19, 2019—What’s up with the partial government shutdown on Day 29: WHAT’S NEW TODAY President Donald Trump sought to break the government shutdown impasse Saturday, offering to extend protections for young people brought to the country illegally as children, if Democrats give him $5.7 billion for his long-promised border wall. But Democrats dismissed the … Continue reading The shutdown today: Trump makes offer to Democrats

WASHINGTON | First tangible signs of shutdown progress may be emerging

WASHINGTON—Jan 19, 2019—The first tangible signs of movement may be emerging in the impasse that has shut down the government for weeks: President Donald Trump is promising a “major announcement” about the closure and the U.S.-Mexico border and Democrats are pledging more money for border security. It was unclear whether the developments, following days of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | First tangible signs of shutdown progress may be emerging