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Analysis: A rancorous first glimpse of new Trump-Dem dynamic

Dec. 12, 2018 12:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first encounter with newly empowered congressional Democrats produced a striking Oval Office display that revealed how ill-prepared he is for the biggest political challenge of his presidency. There was Trump, sitting between two seasoned legislators, repeating...

Reading between the lines of Trump's Oval Office tussle

Dec. 12, 2018 12:32 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The heated, on-camera Oval Office exchange between House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and President Donald Trump was an extraordinary public airing of grievances, with lots to unpack. What was being said between the lines? And who was blurring facts?...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump sees a border wall where none exists

Dec. 12, 2018 12:31 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As if spotting a mirage in the Southwestern desert, President Donald Trump and his aides are seeing a wall standing along the Mexico border where none exists. For months Trump has claimed that wall construction is underway and he's brought the matter to the forefront again as the White...

The Latest: Pelosi: Trump thinks Mexico will pay for wall

Dec. 11, 2018 11:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's promised U.S.-Mexico border wall (all times local): 4:35 p.m. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump thinks Mexico will pay for the border wall through the new trade deal. Pelosi told colleagues privately that Trump insisted...

Trump threatens shutdown in wild encounter with Democrats

Dec. 11, 2018 7:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a wild Oval Office confrontation, President Donald Trump heatedly threatened to shut down the U.S. government Tuesday as he and Democratic leaders bickered over funding for his promised border wall and offered a grim preview of life in Washington the next two years under divided...

Top border security official defends use of tear gas

Dec. 11, 2018 4:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's top border security official told skeptical senators Tuesday that the use of tear gas on a group of migrants that included children was justified to manage a chaotic clash where a crowd was hurling rocks at agents and trying to illegally cross into the U.S. U.S. Customs and...

US arrests 32 at San Diego border demonstration

Dec. 10, 2018 8:19 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities arrested 32 people at a demonstration Monday that was organized by a Quaker group on the border with Mexico, authorities said. Demonstrators were calling for an end to detaining and deporting immigrants and showing support for migrants in a caravan of Central American...

Agency: Fear of returning home spikes at US-Mexico border

Dec. 10, 2018 4:55 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of people expressing fear of returning to their home countries when stopped at the U.S. border with Mexico has spiked, according to figures released Monday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. U.S. border authorities fielded 92,959 "credible fear" claims — the initial...

Customs officers searching more travelers' devices

Dec. 10, 2018 3:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are searching the electronic devices of travelers more often, and did not always follow proper protocol, a new watchdog report has found. The report made public Monday found there were 29,000 devices searched at a port of entry out of 397 million...

US starts to withdraw troops from Trump border mission

Dec. 10, 2018 2:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. this week will begin withdrawing many of the active duty troops sent to the border with Mexico by President Donald Trump just before the midterm election in response to a caravan of Central American migrants, U.S. officials said Monday. About 2,200 of the active duty troops will...