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WASHINGTON | Trump stalks out of shutdown session with Dems — ‘Bye-bye’

WASHINGTON —Jan 09, 2019— President Donald Trump stalked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday — “I said bye-bye,” he tweeted soon after — as efforts to end the 19-day partial government shutdown fell into deeper disarray over his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Hundreds … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump stalks out of shutdown session with Dems — ‘Bye-bye’

WASHINGTON | Cranky Congress still has work to do before wrapup

WASHINGTON  — Nothing says, “Is it over yet?” quite like Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer propping up his feet on the chair next to him. The casual vibe in the normally stuffy Senate was just one sign that the end of an ugly 115th Congress can’t come soon enough, even for its own members. There’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Cranky Congress still has work to do before wrapup

WASHINGTON | In salute to Bush, a nod to passing of ‘greatest generation’

WASHINGTON — It wasn’t just a salute to a president, it was a tribute to a generation. President George H. W. Bush was remembered during more than two days of ceremonies and services in Washington as the last president forged from World War II, a leader dedicated to military service, bipartisanship, responsibility and hard choices. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | In salute to Bush, a nod to passing of ‘greatest generation’

WASHINGTON | Good boy: Sully the service dog visits Bush’s casket

WASHINGTON — It’s often said that if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. For the last six months, Sully the service dog was President George H.W. Bush’s. The yellow Labrador Retriever visited the president’s casket in the Capitol Rotunda Tuesday alongside people in wheelchairs who benefited from the Americans With Disabilities Act … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Good boy: Sully the service dog visits Bush’s casket

WASHINGTON | Not president, not yet a senator: Romney is starting over

WASHINGTON— Mitt Romney is a man in-between. He made it to Washington after all — but not as president of the United States, the office he sought twice and other men won. He’s not yet a senator from Utah, either, until he’s sworn in Jan. 3. Romney, lifelong executive in public and private life, doesn’t … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Not president, not yet a senator: Romney is starting over

WASHINGTON | Michelle Obama had miscarriage, used IVF to conceive girls

WASHINGTON— Michelle Obama says she felt “lost and alone” after suffering a miscarriage 20 years ago and underwent in vitro fertilization to conceive her two daughters. She tells ABC in an interview aired on “Good Morning America” she felt like she “failed because I didn’t know how common miscarriages were because we don’t talk about … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Michelle Obama had miscarriage, used IVF to conceive girls

WASHINGTON | Acting AG Whitaker has thoughts on Mueller’s Russia probe

WASHINGTON  — Matthew Whitaker has warned that Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation risks “going too far” and supported limits on the prosecutor’s power. President Donald Trump couldn’t agree more. So the loyalty-loving Trump on Wednesday dumped Jeff Sessions from the helm of the Justice Department and replaced him, for now, with the onetime college football player … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Acting AG Whitaker has thoughts on Mueller’s Russia probe

McConnell: “Fun” to watch Senate Dems run for president

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is looking forward to watching Senate Democrats run for president. The Kentucky Republican, flush with victory from Tuesday’s midterms, told reporters morning that with the midterm elections over, “It’s going to be fun to watch the Democratic presidential aspirants” compete. He quipped that Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of … Continue reading McConnell: “Fun” to watch Senate Dems run for president