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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 11:17 a.m.

Democrats blast Trump for threatening to cut wildfire aid to California

In the midst of a government shutdown, President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off federal emergency aid to California for forest fires.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 2:13 p.m.

Trump stalks out of shutdown session with Dems – ‘Bye-bye’

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 …


Trump’s AG pick has argued presidents have robust powers

President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, William Barr, once advised that a president didn’t need Congress’ permission to attack Iraq, that the U.S. could arrest a foreign dictator and …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 7:10 p.m.

Trump pleads on TV for wall funding to fix border ‘crisis’

President Donald Trump made a somber televised plea for border wall funding Tuesday night, seeking an edge in his shutdown battle with congressional Democrats as he declared there is “a …


Turkey slams U.S. request for assurances on Syrian Kurds

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the U.S. national security adviser of making “a very serious mistake” Tuesday by demanding that Ankara guarantee the safety of Kurdish fighters in northeastern …


Trump denies changes to Syria exit plan

President Donald Trump on Monday pushed back against media reports that he had altered the timeline for removing U.S. troops from Syria, denying his administration had issued a series of …


California’s Newsom rebukes White House in inaugural

California Gov. Gavin Newsom was sworn in Monday and immediately drew sharp battle lines with President Donald Trump, pledging to enact “progressive, principled” policies as the antidote to the White …


Trump to make prime-time address, visit U.S.-Mexico border amid shutdown stalemate

President Donald Trump is ramping up his efforts to make a public case for his border wall as the partial government shutdown is now in its third week, planning a …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 11 a.m.

Trump plans border visit as shutdown lurches into 3rd week

With no breakthrough in sight to end the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump is planning to visit the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday to highlight his demands for a border …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 6:23 p.m.

Trump says he needs to deal with Dem leaders to end shutdown

President Donald Trump held out little hope Sunday that another round of talks between top aides and congressional staff would produce meaningful progress toward ending the partial government shutdown, seeming …


Trump adviser outlines conditions for US pullout from Syria

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Sunday that the American military withdrawal from northeastern Syria is conditioned on defeating the remnants of the Islamic State group and on Turkey …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 9:49 p.m.

Trump says ‘not much headway’ in talks as shutdown drags on

With many federal workers frozen out of the jobs and vacationers blocked from public attractions their tax dollars pay for, talks between White House officials and congressional aides kicked off …


Wall debate obscures other struggles at the border

The debate over President Donald Trump’s demand for $5 billion for border walls with Mexico overlooks bottlenecks in the immigration system as more families and children turn themselves in to …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Talks to resume after Trump says shutdown could last ‘years’

White House officials and congressional staffers will continue negotiations Saturday over the government shutdown, even after President Donald Trump declared he could keep it going for “months or even years.”


Powell says he would reject any Trump request to resign

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Friday that he will not resign if asked to do so by President Donald Trump, a message that heartened investors who had been concerned …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 9:36 a.m.

Appeals court sides with Trump in transgender military case

A federal appeals court sided with the Trump administration Friday in a case about the Pentagon’s effort to restrict military service by transgender people, but the ruling won’t change who …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 5 p.m.

U.S. employers went on a surprising hiring spree in December

U.S. employers dramatically stepped up their hiring in December, adding 312,000 jobs in an encouraging display of strength for an economy in the midst of a trade war, slowing global …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 7:49 p.m.

Dems pass funding plan without wall, Trump digs in

On their first day in the majority, House Democrats on Thursday night passed a plan to re-open the government without funding President Donald Trump’s promised border wall.


Trump answers Romney criticism: ‘I won big, and he didn’t’

Faced with biting public criticism from Republican Sen.-elect Mitt Romney, President Donald Trump pushed back Wednesday, reminding him that “I won big, and he didn’t.”


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 8:23 p.m.

No deal to end shutdown; Trump says ‘could be a long time’

No one budged at President Donald Trump’s closed-door meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday, so the partial government shutdown persisted through Day 12 over his demand for billions of dollars to …


‘Federal workforce shouldn’t be used as a pawn’: Union sues Trump administration over shutdown

A federal employees union filed a lawsuit Monday against the Trump administration, alleging the partial government shutdown is illegally forcing more than 400,000 federal employees to work without pay.


Incoming Sen. Romney questions Trump’s character in op-ed

Utah Sen.-elect Mitt Romney says President Donald Trump’s “conduct over the past two years … is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.”


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 9:13 a.m.

Trump defends Syria exit as Putin, Erdogan fill a U.S. void

President Donald Trump defended his decision to withdraw from Syria as the fulfillment of a campaign promise, pushing back against criticism from lawmakers in his own party that the abrupt …


Kim Jong Un says he hopes to extend nuclear summitry with Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says he hopes to extend his high-stakes nuclear summitry with President Donald Trump into 2019, but also warns Washington not to test North Koreans’ …


Chief of staff Kelly: Trump backed away from wall months ago

President Donald Trump long ago backed away from his campaign pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, his outgoing chief of staff said, as the president’s demand for …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

EPA targets Obama crackdown on mercury from coal plants

The Trump administration on Friday targeted an Obama-era regulation credited with helping dramatically reduce toxic mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants, saying the benefits to human health and the environment …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 7:17 p.m.

Federal workers face grim prospect of lengthy shutdown

Three days, maybe four. That’s how long Ethan James, 21, says he can realistically miss work before he’s struggling.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 3:45 p.m.

Furious Iraqi lawmakers demand U.S. troop withdrawal following surprise Trump visit

President Donald Trump’s surprise trip to Iraq may have quieted criticism at home that he had yet to visit troops in a combat zone, but it has infuriated Iraqi politicians …


Defying pundits, GOP share of Latino vote steady under Trump

Though Latino voters are a key part of the Democratic coalition, there is a larger bloc of reliable Republican Latinos than many think.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 7:27 p.m.

Trump signals no end to shutdown: ‘You have to have a wall’

A shutdown affecting parts of the federal government appeared no closer to resolution Wednesday, with President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats locked in a hardening standoff over border wall money …