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Trump on deal to lift government shutdown: 'I am pleased that Democrats have come to their senses'. Trump on deal to lift government shutdown: 'I am pleased that Democrats have come to their senses'.
WASHINGTON – President Trump declared victory Monday as the Senate reached a compromise to end the government shutdown now on its third day, though Democrats said the fight over immigration is far from over. "I am pleased that Democrats in Congress have come to their senses," Trump said in a statement read by his press secretary, Sarah Sanders. "Once the government is funded, my administration ...
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Government enters partial shutdown mode after Congress fails to agree on spending bill. Government enters partial shutdown mode after Congress fails to agree on spending bill.
WASHINGTON — The federal government ceased all non-essential functions Saturday morning as President Trump failed to reach a deal with Senate Democrats to keep the government open exactly one year into his presidency. The primary cause: An impasse over Trump's border and immigration policies, a key campaign promise that became entangled with a measure to renew the government's spending authorit...
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Trump pushes back against John Kelly over border wall. Trump pushes back against John Kelly over border wall.
WASHINGTON — President Trump insisted Thursday that his vision for a border wall with Mexico remains unchanged despite efforts by his own chief of staff to downsize expectations by suggesting the president wasn't "fully informed" when he first proposed the project on the campaign trail. Some Democrats who met with Chief of Staff John Kelly on Wednesday said he told them there are parts of the b...
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Here are details of latest bipartisan DACA deal to protect DREAMers. Here are details of latest bipartisan DACA deal to protect DREAMers.
PHOENIX — Bipartisan Senate negotiators have come to terms on a deal to protect "DREAMers," as young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children are known. But the White House is not on board with the plan yet. The senators, including Arizona Republican Jeff Flake, plan to introduce legislation Wednesday that would provide $18 billion in border-security enhancements over the next decad...
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President Trump: 'I am not a racist'. President Trump: 'I am not a racist'.
President Trump told reporters late Sunday that "I am not a racist” and denied reports that he referred to Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries.” Trump made the denial as he arrived for dinner with House majority leader Kevin McCarthy at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. Asked if he is a racist, Trump said: "No, I'm not a racist. I am the least racist per...
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Did Trump use vulgar language at an immigration meeting? It depends who you ask. Did Trump use vulgar language at an immigration meeting? It depends who you ask.
WASHINGTON — Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat, says President Trump used the words. Republican Sens. David Perdue or Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, in the same Oval Office meeting Thursday with Durbin and Trump, say they don't remember the president using the words. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, also there, didn't deny Trump used the words. And another attend...
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White House doctor: President Trump 'is in excellent health' and physical 'went exceptionally well'. White House doctor: President Trump 'is in excellent health' and physical 'went exceptionally well'.
WASHINGTON — President Trump is in "excellent health" and his first medical checkup since taking office "went exceptionally well," a White House doctor said Friday. The president's annual physical at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is a routine practice, but Trump's exam has taken on heightened scrutiny amid questions about his mental fitness. Dr. Ronny Jackson gave the exam t...
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House votes to renew surveillance law that may collect Americans' emails without warrants. House votes to renew surveillance law that may collect Americans' emails without warrants.
WASHINGTON — The House voted Thursday to renew for six years a controversial surveillance program that may collect the content of Americans' email, text messages, photos and other electronic communication without a warrant. The vote was 256-164 to extend the program, known as Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. An alternative bill by Reps. Justin Amash, R-Mich., and Zoe...
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Trump declines to commit to Mueller interview for Russia probe. Trump declines to commit to Mueller interview for Russia probe.
WASHINGTON – President Trump declined to commit Wednesday to an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, claiming his testimony isn't necessary for the Russia investigation he called a "Democrat hoax." "Certainly I'll see what happens," he said during a news conference following a bilateral meeting with Norway's prime minister, Erna Solberg. "But when they have no collusion, and nobody'...
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Mueller team in early talks for possible interview with President Trump. Mueller team in early talks for possible interview with President Trump.
WASHINGTON – President Trump's legal team is in talks with federal investigators about a possible interview with the president related to the wide-ranging investigation into Russia's election interference and possible collusion with Trump associates. An official familiar with the probe, who was not authorized to speak publicly about private discussions, said the talks with Special Counsel Robe...
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