Latest United States Senate News

The shutdown today: Trump lashes out after Dems reject offer

Jan. 21, 2019 12:19 AM EST

What's up with the partial government shutdown on Day 31: WHAT'S NEW President Donald Trump lashed out at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after Democrats made clear they would not accept his proposal to fund a border wall in exchange for temporarily protections for young immigrants brought to the country illegally as...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's murky claims on weather, shutdown

Jan. 21, 2019 12:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's nothing like a cold snap to bring out the global-warming skepticism of President Donald Trump. The fact that periods of extreme cold happen in a warming climate is well known by his government but Trump's crack Sunday — "Wouldn't be bad to have a little of that good old...

At 30-day mark, shutdown logjam remains over border funding

Jan. 20, 2019 4:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse Sunday than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he'd billed as a compromise. Trump had offered the previous...

Gillibrand, in Iowa, highlights family, children issues

Jan. 20, 2019 12:31 PM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand introduced herself to Iowa Democrats as a commonsense fighter for family and children issues as she made her first visit to the early-voting state as a 2020 presidential prospect. Unlike some of her potential rivals, Gillibrand was starting from...

GOP senators try to figure how out closely to run with Trump

Jan. 20, 2019 8:31 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Republican Sen. Cory Gardner helped mastermind the GOP's midterm strategy of pushing Senate candidates closer to President Donald Trump. But heading into his own 2020 re-election bid in Colorado, he's allowing more distance with the not-so-popular president. And he's not alone. Sen. Thom...

Trump offers temporary 'Dreamers' deal for border wall

Jan. 19, 2019 11:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised border wall. But while Trump cast the move as...

The Latest: Trump offers 'Dreamers' deal for border wall

Jan. 19, 2019 9:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 9:10 p.m. President Donald Trump on Saturday has offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised border...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on the wall, drugs, Russia, vets

Jan. 19, 2019 6:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of half-truths, changed stories and outright fabrications in President Donald Trump's Washington. Trump assailed Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for playing on the beach in Puerto Rico, though she never went. His vice president echoed Trump's declaration of...

Multiple women eyeing 2020 hands Dems 'wonderful challenge'

Jan. 19, 2019 5:33 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Advocates for gender equality are reckoning with what one called a "wonderful challenge" — four or more women running for president in 2020. To many activists, that means a field more reflective of a party that counts women as a crucial voting bloc. But the prospect of...

Trump 'appreciates' Mueller's statement on report's accuracy

Jan. 19, 2019 11:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's office has issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News' report that President Donald Trump's former attorney told Mueller that Trump directed the lawyer to lie to Congress. "It was a total phony story and I appreciate the special...