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White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency

President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday.

Trump will sign border deal; but will declare emergency

Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise that would avert a second painful government shutdown.

White House scrambles to find pots of money to use for wall

If President Donald Trump declares an emergency to build the wall with Mexico, he still needs money to pay for it. And shifting money from other accounts to deliver the $5.7 billion he wants is not without political problems.

Trump to sign bill, declare national emergency

President Trump to declare a national emergency" to keep his border wall pledge.

Border security brawl seems near a serene resolution

Congress is set to resolve its clattering brawl with President Donald Trump in uncommonly bipartisan fashion as lawmakers prepare to pass a border security compromise providing a mere sliver of the billions he’s demanded for a wall with Mexico and averting a rekindled government shutdown this weekend.

Unhappy with deal, Trump still doesn’t expect a new shutdown

Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appeared to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement 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.

In Texas, Trump backs wall while O’Rourke rallies opponents

President Donald Trump charged ahead 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 campaign promise.

Some workers still unpaid after shutdown, dread what’s next

Nearly two weeks after the end of the longest government shutdown in U.S history, many federal workers are reeling financially and waiting to be made whole by government agencies that have struggled with payroll glitches and delays in ensuring everyone is paid.

Trump to call for unity, face skepticism in State of Union

The White House says President Donald Trump will call for optimism and unity in his State of the Union address, using the moment to attempt a reset after two years of bitter partisanship and deeply personal attacks.

Less is more? Trump out of sight as border talks play out

No televised roundtables with Cabinet secretaries. No freewheeling speeches from the Oval Office. No shouted comments on his way to Marine One.

Donations pour in for government workers

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - Scott Lanter needs more space. Thursday, Lanter started stocking shelved at Blue Grass Airport for government workers. He asked for...

McConnell says Senate to OK bill to end shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will pass legislation on Friday that's intended to reopen the government after a record-long 35 day shutdown.

Commerce chief asks why furloughed workers using food banks

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, one of the richest people in President Donald Trump's Cabinet, is questioning why furloughed federal workers are reluctant to take out loans to get through the government shutdown.

Government shutdown poses increasing risk to wider economy

As the government shutdown enters a second month, economists say it could pose a threat to the wider economy.

Shutdown drags Trump approval to yearlong low

A strong majority of Americans blame President Donald Trump for the government shutdown and reject his primary rationale for a border wall. That's according to a new poll that shows the turmoil in Washington is dragging his approval rating to its lowest level in more than a year.

McConnell releases statement on ending government shutdown

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has released the following statement regarding the President's plan to re-open the closed parts of the government shutdown.

YMCA to help furloughed employees during government shutdown

The YMCA is offering help to those being impacted by the partial government shutdown.

Shaker Village offers free admission to federal employees

In response to the federal government shutdown, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill will be offering free admission to the landmark destination for furloughed families.

Federal workers caught in the middle apply for unemployment

Thousands of federal employees and their families are applying for unemployment and food stamps to get by as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history drags on with no end in sight. But for some of them, it has been an exercise in confusion and frustration.

Pelosi spokesman says trip was to visit troops

A spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the trip that President Donald Trump is canceling was intended to express appreciation to U.S. troops and reaffirm the United States "ironclad commitment" to the NATO alliance.

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