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WASHINGTON | The Latest: Rank-and-file Dems invited to lunch with Trump

WASHINGTON— Jan 15, 2019—The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 9:55 a.m. The White House has invited rank-and-file House Democrats to lunch with President Donald Trump, bypassing Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other party leaders as part of a strategy to peel off centrist and freshman lawmakers to support … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Rank-and-file Dems invited to lunch with Trump

NEW YORK | Networks to air Pelosi, Schumer rebuttal to Trump

NEW YORK  —January 08, 2019—  Television networks airing President Donald Trump’s Oval Office speech on his proposed border wall and the partial government shutdown have also committed to airing the Democratic response to the president. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer say they will make the case themselves. ABC, CBS, NBC, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Networks to air Pelosi, Schumer rebuttal to Trump

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pelosi, Schumer will give Dem response to Trump

WASHINGTON —January 08, 2019—  The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 10:55 a.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will give the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s remarks to the nation Tuesday on his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. An impasse over … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pelosi, Schumer will give Dem response to Trump

WASHINGTON | Trump rejects bill to avoid shutdown, forcing GOP scramble

WASHINGTON  — After a rare lashing from conservatives, President Donald Trump declared Thursday he would not sign a bill to keep funding the government because it fails to provide billions for a border wall with Mexico, throwing Congress into deep disarray and risking a federal shutdown this weekend. Conservatives want to keep fighting for the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump rejects bill to avoid shutdown, forcing GOP scramble

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

The Latest: Bill has modest gun background check provision

WASHINGTON /March 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on negotiations in Congress over a $1.3 trillion government spending bill (all times local): 12:34 p.m. Republicans said a gun background check provision will be tucked into the $1.3 trillion government spending bill as congressional leaders race to finish the deal. The package will include a version … Continue reading The Latest: Bill has modest gun background check provision