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What to watch for as the new Congress begins

Jan. 3, 2019 12:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — They've got the keys to the offices, new paint inside and parties to attend. But on Thursday, the work was beginning when 534 members of the 116th Congress solemnly swear to govern the divided nation. The new Congress will make history for seating a record number of women and becoming the...

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

Jan. 2, 2019 11:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. They'll all try again Friday. In...

Tops on House Democrats' to-do list: Try to end shutdown

Jan. 2, 2019 12:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are sweeping into power this week on a campaign promise of improving government for ordinary Americans. But first, they'll have to get government reopened from the partial shutdown. As the Congress gavels in for the 116th session the early votes will be the usual ones...

Congress leaders invited to White House for border briefing

Jan. 1, 2019 11:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday invited congressional leaders to a White House briefing on border security as the partial government shutdown dragged on over funding for a border wall, with Trump tweeting, "Let's make a deal?" The briefing will happen at 3 p.m. EST Wednesday, the day...

Trump-Pelosi showdown over shutdown first battle of new era

Dec. 31, 2018 9:05 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Pelosi often quotes Abraham Lincoln saying public sentiment is everything. It's a theory that will be put to the test when the new House Democratic majority gavels in this week and votes to end the government shutdown without money for President Donald Trump's border wall with...

GOP allies still trying to figure out how to read Trump

Dec. 25, 2018 12:05 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the first two years of President Donald Trump's administration close, Republican allies still haven't figured out how best to influence a leader who takes cues from the forces that swept him to office and seems to fear losing them above all else. Republicans on Capitol Hill and even...

White House: Trump would accept less money for border wall

Dec. 23, 2018 6:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House official signaled Sunday that President Donald Trump is willing to accept less money than he's been demanding to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall, but a senior congressional Democrat said that, while their own offer could be sweetened, they still will not agree to a wall....

Partial government shutdown likely to extend past Christmas

Dec. 22, 2018 8:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government was expected to remain partially shut down past Christmas as the standoff deepened Saturday over President Donald Trump's demand for funds to build a border wall with Mexico. With Trump's insistence on $5 billion for the wall and negotiations with Democrats in...

The Latest: Partial shutdown likely to extend past Christmas

Dec. 22, 2018 7:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The federal government is expected to remain partially shut down past Christmas. The standoff over President Donald Trump's demand for $5 billion to build a border wall with Mexico deepened on Saturday. Democrats are...

The Latest: Dems blame Trump's "temper tantrum" for shutdown

Dec. 22, 2018 6:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts to avoid a government shutdown (all times local): 12:40 Democratic leaders say the government has shut down because President Donald Trump threw a "temper tantrum." Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi say Trump "has gotten...