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GOP dismiss suggestion that State of Union be postponed

A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech. She cited concerns about whether the hobbled government can provide adequate security, but Republicans cast her move as a ploy to deny Trump the stage.

Trump closer to declaring emergency; 800,000 won’t get paid

President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall, as pressure mounts to find an escape hatch from the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government, leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without pay.

Trump arrives at Texas border town

President Donald Trump arrived at a Texas border town to make the case for his long-promised border wall after negotiations with Democrats blew up over his funding demands.

Texas landowners dig in to fight Trump’s border wall

Rather than surrender their land to the federal government, some property owners on the Texas border are digging in to fight President Donald Trump's border wall.

Newly empowered House Dems pass funding plan without wall

The largely party-line votes Thursday night came after Trump made a surprise appearance at the White House briefing room, pledging to keep up the fight for his signature campaign promise.

After shutdown talks go nowhere, officials to try again

No one budged at President Donald Trump’s closed-door meeting with congressional leaders, so the partial government shutdown persisted over his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. They’ll all try again Friday.

House Democrats have plan to fund government, but not a wall

A week and a half into a partial government shutdown, House Democrats released their plan to re-open the government without approving money for President Donald Trump’s border wall. At the same time, the president struggled to find leverage to break the stalemate before the GOP’s monopoly on Washington power ended.

Chances look slim for ending government shutdown soon

Chances look slim for ending the partial government shutdown any time soon.

White House: Trump would accept less money for border wall

Both sides in the long-running fight over funding President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall appear to have moved toward each other, but a shutdown of one-fourth of the federal government entered Christmas without a clear resolution in sight.

Mattis leaving Pentagon sooner than planned, Shanahan tapped

The sooner-than-expected departure of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis shifts the focus to President Donald Trump’s appointment of an acting Pentagon chief and plans for a permanent replacement.

Senate approves bill to keep government running into 2019

The Senate approved legislation Wednesday to temporarily fund the government, a key step toward averting a federal shutdown after President Donald Trump backed off his demand for money for a border wall with Mexico.

Dems shun wall money from other parts of budget

Senate Democrats say President Donald Trump isn't paying for his border wall from other parts of the government's budget because doing so would require approval from Congress.

White House closer to partial shutdown with wall demand

Pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown, the White House is insisting that Congress provide $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border despite lawmaker resistance from both parties.

Trump threatens border security shutdown, GOP cool to idea

Republicans anxious about keeping control of Congress think it’s a bad idea, but President Donald Trump still says he’s willing to close the government over border security issues, including money he wants to build a promised U.S.-Mexico border wall.

5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas

At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people during a suspected “smuggling event” crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas, authorities said.

First lady Melania Trump hates to see families separated

First lady Melania Trump “hates” to see families separated at the border and hopes “both sides of the aisle” can reform the nation’s immigration laws, according to a statement from her office.

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