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The Latest: McConnell confident about averting shutdown

Dec. 18, 2018 3:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on negotiations over funding President Donald Trump wants for a U.S.-Mexico border wall and the possibility of a partial government shutdown (all times local): 3 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's confident that there will not be a partial government...

Options dwindling, GOP congressman appeals to keep his seat

Dec. 18, 2018 3:03 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The last remaining Republican congressman in New England filed an appeal Tuesday that seeks to undo the election of his Democratic opponent under Maine's new voting system, asking the court to act quickly as the swearing-in of new U.S. House members nears. A federal judge last week...

A journey through 2018's top pop culture moments

Dec. 18, 2018 12:28 PM EST

And the top pop culture moments of 2018 are ... Wait. WAS there any pop culture this year? Of course there was, but you could be forgiven for forgetting, because more than ever it was politics, politics, and more politics occupying the zeitgeist and sucking the proverbial air out of the room. Still, if you wanted...

White House pulls back from shutdown threat over wall funds

Dec. 18, 2018 11:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday appeared to inch away from forcing a partial government shutdown over funding for a southern border wall, with Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying there are "other ways" to secure the $5 billion in funding that President Donald Trump wants. It was the...

AP Explains: What happens in a partial government shutdown

Dec. 18, 2018 12:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump and Congress bicker over Trump's call for $5 billion to build a border wall with Mexico, government agencies are preparing for a partial government shutdown set to begin at midnight Friday. Many agencies, including the Pentagon and the departments of Veterans...

GOP waits on Trump as clock ticks toward partial shutdown

Dec. 17, 2018 10:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight over President Donald Trump's $5 billion wall funds deepened Monday, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington. It wasn't always like this, with Congress and the White House at a crisis over government funding. The...

Pelosi flashes survival skills - and she'll need them in '19

Dec. 17, 2018 1:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Nancy Pelosi is formidable but not immortal. The California Democrat seems to have sewn up her return as House speaker next month, but she also has accepted a maximum four-year expiration date on her tenure. She previously had resisted any term limit, saying it would weaken her....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's distorted reality in expanding probes

Dec. 17, 2018 7:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump keeps changing his story in the swirling investigations into Russia election interference and hush money payments to women who say they had affairs with him. He insists that payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal during the...

White House digs in on border wall demand, risking shutdown

Dec. 16, 2018 10:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Sunday pushed the federal government closer to the brink of a partial shutdown later this week, digging in on its demand for $5 billion to build a border wall as congressional Democrats stood firm against it. "We're going to do whatever is necessary to build the border...

Judge's ruling on 'Obamacare' poses new problems for GOP

Dec. 16, 2018 12:50 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge's ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who've seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul's core parts, including protections for pre-existing medical conditions and...