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WASHINGTON | Trump grounds Pelosi after she imperils his big speech

WASHINGTON  —Jan 17, 2019— She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her an aircraft to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of constitutional brinksmanship, with both flexing their political powers from opposite ends of Pennsylvania Avenue … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump grounds Pelosi after she imperils his big speech

WASHINGTON | Trump denies Pelosi aircraft for planned trip abroad

WASHINGTON  —Jan 17, 2019—It took President Donald Trump one day to flex his executive power back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, denying her an aircraft to visit troops abroad in apparent response to her attempt to delay his State of Union address. The nation’s two most powerful leaders appeared to be engaged in a game … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump denies Pelosi aircraft for planned trip abroad

WASHINGTON | Impeachment talk flares after Democrats take power in House

WASHINGTON— Jan 04, 2019—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had only been in office for a few hours when a handful of Democrats defied her persistent calls not to begin the new Congress by talking about impeachment. Just after Pelosi was sworn in Thursday, longtime Democratic Reps. Brad Sherman of California and Al Green of Texas introduced … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Impeachment talk flares after Democrats take power in House

WASHINGTON | Pelosi doesn’t want to talk impeachment, but some Dems do

WASHINGTON —Jan 04, 2019— House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had only been in office for a few hours when a handful of Democrats defied her persistent calls not to begin the new Congress by talking about impeachment. Just after Pelosi was sworn in on Thursday, longtime Democratic Reps. Brad Sherman of California and Al Green of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi doesn’t want to talk impeachment, but some Dems do

WASHINGTON | Amid shutdown over wall funding, Trump to meet Hill leaders

WASHINGTON — Jan 02, 2019—President Donald Trump is convening a border security briefing Wednesday for Democratic and Republican congressional leaders as a partial government shutdown over his demand for border wall funding entered its 12th day. The president “wants an agreement that reopens the government AND keeps Americans safe,” the White House said on Twitter. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Amid shutdown over wall funding, Trump to meet Hill leaders

WASHINGTON | Hill leaders, Trump to meet on border in WH Situation Room

WASHINGTON  —Jan 02, 2019— Democratic and Republican congressional leaders are expected to attend a briefing on border security at the White House as the government remains partially shut down and President Donald Trump asks in a tweet, “Let’s make a deal?” The partial government shutdown began on Dec. 22. Funding for Trump’s pet project, a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Hill leaders, Trump to meet on border in WH Situation Room

WASHINGTON | Government unlikely to get fully back to business for days

WASHINGTON — It looks like Christmas will be over and done with before the federal government will have a chance to get fully back to business. Even a temporary measure to end a partial shutdown seems out of reach until the Senate returns for a full session Thursday. President Donald Trump wants money for a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Government unlikely to get fully back to business for days

WASHINGTON | Holiday-season gridlock in DC brings partial federal closure

WASHINGTON — Christmas-season gridlock descended on the nation’s capital Saturday liked an unwelcomed present just before the holiday as America‘s elected leaders partially closed down the government over their inability to compromise on money for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Congressional Democrats are refusing to accede to President Donald Trump‘s demands for $5 billion … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Holiday-season gridlock in DC brings partial federal closure