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High drama, few results as Trump warns of 'long' shutdown

Jan. 15, 2019 5:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring down the next deadline to pay federal workers, the White House shifted tactics Tuesday, trying to bypass House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to negotiate with rank-and-file lawmakers even as President Donald Trump dug in for a prolonged shutdown. The House and Senate announced they would...

Trump declares he'll 'never back down' in shutdown fight

Jan. 14, 2019 9:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the government mired in shutdown week four, President Donald Trump rejected a short-term legislative fix and dug in for more combat Monday, declaring he would "never ever back down." Trump rejected a suggestion to reopen the government for several weeks while negotiations would...

Graham urging Trump to reopen government for a few weeks

Jan. 13, 2019 8:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican lawmaker advising President Donald Trump said he is encouraging the president to reopen the government for several weeks to continue negotiating with Democrats over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall before the president takes the more drastic step of declaring a national...

Trump tweets into the void as shutdown sets record

Jan. 12, 2019 10:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the partial government shutdown slipped into the record books Saturday, members of Congress had left town, no negotiations were scheduled and President Donald Trump tweeted into the void. He did not tip his hand on whether he will move ahead with an emergency declaration that could...

GOP rejected Obama's executive reach, but accepts Trump's

Jan. 12, 2019 4:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama stunned Republicans when he bypassed Congress and, relying on what he called his pen and his phone, used executive powers to enact his agenda, including protecting millions of young immigrants from deportation. Now, with President Donald Trump proposing an even more...

As workers miss paychecks, shutdown set to hit record length

Jan. 11, 2019 7:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial government shutdown was on track Friday to become the longest closure in U.S. history as President Donald Trump and nervous Republicans scrambled to find a way out of the mess. A solution couldn't come soon enough for federal workers who got pay statements Friday but no pay....

GOP lawmakers sure disaster funds will not be used for wall

Jan. 11, 2019 5:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers expressed optimism Friday that the Trump administration would spare billions of dollars in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-pounded Puerto Rico as they search for money to build the president's promised border wall. Backlash Friday...

House Democrats unveil measure to re-open government

Dec. 31, 2018 8:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled a package of bills Monday that would re-open the federal government without approving funding for President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico, establishing an early confrontation that will test the new power dynamic in Washington. The House is preparing to...

Federal workers face grim prospect of lengthy shutdown

Dec. 27, 2018 7:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days, maybe four. That's how long Ethan James, 21, says he can realistically miss work before he's struggling. So as the partial government shutdown stretched into its sixth day with no end in sight, James, a minimum-wage contractor sidelined from his job as an office worker at the...

Trump signals no end to shutdown: 'You have to have a wall'

Dec. 26, 2018 8:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 that threatens to carry over into January. Trump vowed to hold the line, telling...