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WASHINGTON | Pence’s pickle: How to bargain when no one speaks for Trump

WASHINGTON —Jan 12, 2019— Progress made, said one. Not so, said the other. We’ll meet again, said one. Waste of time, said the other. Such has been the life lately of Mike Pence, the loyal soldier dispatched by President Donald Trump to lead negotiations over the partial government shutdown . The vice president has been … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pence’s pickle: How to bargain when no one speaks for Trump

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump oversells wall as a solution to drugs

WASHINGTON—January 08, 2019— In his prime-time speech to the nation, President Donald Trump rested part of his case for a border wall on the need to stem the flow of drugs from Mexico, ignoring the reality of how most illicit drugs come in: stuffed in vehicles at official border crossings. No wall would stop that practice. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump oversells wall as a solution to drugs

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Broadcast, cable networks to air Trump speech

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 7:25 p.m. President Donald Trump’s prime-time address to the nation about the southern border will be aired live Tuesday by the major broadcast and cable television networks. Representatives for ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox Broadcasting, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, MSNBC and NBC confirmed … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Broadcast, cable networks to air Trump speech

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump seeking new designs for steel wall barrier

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 10:25 a.m. President Donald Trump says he plans to call the heads of U.S. Steel and other steel companies to come up with a new design for the barrier he’s insisting must be built along the southern border. That’s despite the fact that his … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump seeking new designs for steel wall barrier

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump again calls for complete wall at border

WASHINGTON —Jan 02, 2019—The Latest on a partial government shutdown over money for President Donald Trump‘s border wall (all times local): 12:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says the southern border is “like a sieve,” and he’s lamenting how U.S. authorities fired tear gas into Mexico during the first hours of the new year to repel … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump again calls for complete wall at border

WASHINGTON | Trump on verge of giving up best chance to secure wall money

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s loyal supporters cried “Build the wall!” throughout his 2016 presidential campaign. Come 2020, they may well still be chanting for Trump to make good on his signature campaign promise as prospects dim for him to deliver on a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump appears likely to give up his last, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump on verge of giving up best chance to secure wall money

WASHINGTON | Trump pulling all US troops from Syria, declaring IS defeat

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is pulling all 2,000 U.S. troops out of Syria, officials announced Wednesday as the president suddenly declared victory over the Islamic State, contradicting his own experts’ assessments and sparking surprise and outrage from his party’s lawmakers who called his action rash and dangerous. The U.S. began airstrikes in Syria in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump pulling all US troops from Syria, declaring IS defeat