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Trump not 'thrilled' with border deal but leaning toward it

Feb. 12, 2019 9:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appeared to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement Tuesday that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but provide just a fraction of the money he's been demanding for his Mexican border wall....

Border deal: Trump falls short on wall, Dems get less too

Feb. 12, 2019 5:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The undisputed grand prize at stake for President Donald Trump in the border security talks was money for his proposed wall with Mexico. He flat out got much less than he demanded. But to clinch the deal that congressional leaders hope to approve this week — and that they're...

Budget deal allows far less money than Trump wanted for wall

Feb. 12, 2019 10:03 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks. Republicans were desperate to...

Budget deal allows far less money than Trump wanted for wall

Feb. 12, 2019 12:32 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks. Republicans were desperate to...

Congressional lawmakers reach deal on border wall funding

Feb. 11, 2019 11:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators reached agreement Monday night to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks. Republicans were...

In El Paso, Trump and O'Rourke go head-to-head over wall

Feb. 11, 2019 11:17 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump charged ahead Monday with his pledge to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, skimming over the details of lawmakers' tentative deal that would give him far less than he's been demanding and declaring he's "setting the stage" to deliver on his signature...

The Latest: Budget deal calls for far less border wall money

Feb. 11, 2019 9:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on government negotiations over border security (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Three people familiar with Congress' tentative border security deal tell The Associated Press that the accord would provide $1.375 billion to build 55 miles of new border barriers. That's well below...

Trump, Pelosi stances on wall suggest deal will be difficult

Jan. 31, 2019 9:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared Thursday that there'll be no "wall money" in any compromise border security deal as she and President Donald Trump signaled that congressional negotiators may never satisfy his demands for his cherished Southwest border proposal. Trump, who in recent...

Dems make opening offer, with no money for Trump's wall

Jan. 30, 2019 5:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in the House offered a border security plan on Wednesday that would not provide a penny for Donald Trump's border wall, ignoring — for now — an early-morning warning from the president that they'd be "wasting their time" if they don't come up with wall money. The...

Senate rejects rival plans for ending shutdown; talks start

Jan. 24, 2019 8:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A splintered Senate swatted down competing Democratic and Republican plans for ending the 34-day partial government shutdown on Thursday, but the twin setbacks prompted a burst of bipartisan talks aimed at temporarily halting the longest-ever closure of federal agencies and the damage...