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Shutdown deal: Dems face angry base, GOP has hard choices
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:29:08 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) -- The first government shutdown of Donald Trump's presidency spanned 69 hours....
Senators strike a deal re-opening government after 69 hours
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:14:40 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take up the plight of young immigrant "dreamers" and other contentious issues....
Tillerson presses Europe on Iran deal, as France bristles
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:02:54 GMT
PARIS (AP) -- The Trump administration on Tuesday pressed ahead with efforts to convince European allies to add tough new requirements to the Iran nuclear deal, a move met with deep skepticism in France where the foreign minister insisted "signatories must stand by their word."...
US says Turk offensive in Syria is disruptive
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:02:53 GMT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Turkey's air and ground offensive against Kurds in northwestern Syria has distracted from international efforts to finish off the Islamic State group and has disrupted humanitarian relief work, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday....
What's in, and not in, deal ending the government shutdown
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:26:37 GMT
The deal to break through the Senate stalemate over immigration and border security that shut down the government is a bare-bones accord. It provides temporary funding to keep the government operating for just under three weeks....
As shutdown eases federal workers fear prospect of another
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:31:36 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The swift steps ending a messy and expensive government shutdown has enabled hundreds of thousands of federal workers to return to work Tuesday, but some say they fear they could find themselves in limbo again in a few more weeks....
Out of character, Trump keeps his distance as shutdown ends
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:26:04 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As the shutdown of the federal government lumbered toward an end, President Donald Trump remained out of sight, suppressing his instincts to become part of the story by making a deal or picking a fight....
Trump's global gag rule goes far beyond abortion, groups say
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:52:41 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- President Donald Trump's dramatic expansion of a ban on U.S. funding to foreign organizations that promote or provide abortions has left impoverished women around the world without treatment for HIV, malaria and other diseases, health groups say, calling it "devastating" because Trump went where no administration had gone before....
Instead of digging in, Democrats quickly sought an agreement
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:25:24 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When the Senate called it quits late Sunday night, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer declared there still was no deal to end the federal government shutdown and address a standoff over immigration....
Pennsylvania court throws out congressional boundaries
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:24:07 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the state's widely criticized congressional map Monday, granting a major victory to Democrats who alleged the 18 districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit Republicans and setting off a scramble to draw a new map....
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Sessions acknowledges missing FBI text messages
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:40:43 -0500
According to the 384 pages of text messages exchanged between FBI officials Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch suggest they knew Former FBI Director James would recommend to not charge Hillary Clinton.
New U.S. tariffs spark outcry in Asia
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:04:35 -0500
U.S. President Donald Trump slaps steep tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels, sparking complaints and criticism from Asian nations.
Meghan McCain tweets photo of 'amazing hike with dad' after senator's brain-cancer diagnosis
Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:49:13 -0400
Senator John McCain revealed he has a primary brain tumor, with doctors describing the tumor as a glioblastoma.
Congress solved the shutdown but deep spending and immigration disputes remain. What now?
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 06:51:34 -0500
Monday's breakthrough only guaranteed that there will be another funding cliff on Feb. 8 and that a fight over immigration will continue.
President Trump slaps tariffs on solar panels
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:16:42 -0500
In the biggest blow he’s dealt to the renewable energy industry yet, President Donald Trump decided on Monday to slap tariffs on imported solar panels.
Pennsylvania court throws out congressional map
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 04:59:48 -0500
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the state's widely criticized congressional map Monday, granting a major victory to Democrats who alleged the 18 districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit Republicans. (Jan. 23)
Quiz: How well do you know your inauguration history?
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:19:03 -0500
Test your knowledge of past inaugurations.
Meet the new U.S. senators
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:28:26 -0500
The 2017 freshman class includes the first Latina senator along with the first African American and Indian American to represent California in the Senate.
USA TODAY's blog on all things political
Wed, 9 Nov 2016 12:15:47 -0500
USA TODAY follows the latest updates from Washington, D.C., and across the nation.
Capital Download: Latest interviews
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:27:52 -0500
USA TODAY's weekly video newsmaker series with Susan Page.
USA TODAY and Gannett coverage of the 2016 elections
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 11:10:17 -0400
National coverage of the road to Election Day.
Congress and guns: Key moments in 26 years of death and debate
Fri, 1 Jul 2016 18:04:19 -0400
Congress is gridlocked over guns, but that has not always been the case.
WH pleased with Senate Democrat's decision to 'come to their senses'
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 04:27:01 -0500
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, quoting a written statement from President Donald Trump, welcomes Senate Democrat's decisions to "come to their senses," over the government shutdown. (Jan. 22)
OnPolitics Today: The shutdown gets shut down
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:20:21 -0500
And Mitch McConnell makes Democrats a promise.
Sessions acknowledges missing FBI texts
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:41:06 -0500
AG Sessions acknowledges missing FBI texts involving agents who disparaged Trump
Rand Paul's attacker signs plea deal that could put him in prison for 21 months
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:19:44 -0500
The senator ended up with six broken ribs in the assault, also suffered two bouts of pneumonia.
Congress passes funding bill, ends three-day government shutdown
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:10:53 -0500
The House passed legislation extending funding through Feb. 8 after Senate Democrats agree to the bill in exchange for negotiations on immigration
Democrats lost the argument and other top takeaways from Washington's lost weekend
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:21:35 -0500
Democrats lost the argument but also got a key victory in an otherwise bewildering weekend shutdown.
Political leaders react to the government shutdown
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:02:48 -0500
Political leaders on the government shutdown
Sen. Susan Collins used a 'talking stick' during shutdown negotiations
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:14:35 -0500
It's a simple idea: If you're the one holding the stick, you're the only one allowed to talk.
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Shutdown truce just delays Trump's big dilemma
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:13:17 GMT
By escaping the government shutdown drama without losing face, President Donald Trump can claim a short-term victory.
Trump signs bill ending shutdown, official says
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:07:24 GMT
The Senate is scheduled to have a key vote at noon Monday on a bill to reopen the government and fund it for three weeks, though it's unclear if this plan will win over enough Democrats to pass.
Immigration talks: What's next?
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:05:12 GMT
As the dust settled Monday on an agreement to reopen the government, the path forward for immigration remained as murky as ever.
A talking stick, bipartisan negotiations and Hershey's Kisses: How the shutdown ended -- for now
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:50:08 GMT
It took the government shutting down to reinvigorate a little spirit of bipartisanship in the US Senate.
Trump seeks to move from bystander to dealmaker on immigration
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 02:47:18 GMT
President Donald Trump is impatient to return to the immigration negotiating table, despite advice from some aides that he allow lawmakers to strike their own agreement, people who have spoken with him said.
Winners and losers from the deal to reopen the government
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 02:43:30 GMT
The federal government is on a glide path to reopening Tuesday after Senate Democrats largely joined their Republican colleagues to vote for a proposal that will fund the government through February 8 in exchange for a promise from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to turn to the DACA program in very short order.
Pence visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:57:53 GMT
Vice President Mike Pence visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on Tuesday, marking his last major official engagement in the city on his trip to the Middle East.
Opioid commission member: Our work is a 'sham'
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:17:31 GMT
The Republican-led Congress has turned the work of the president's opioid commission into a "charade" and a "sham," a member of the panel tells CNN.
The prosperity paradox is dividing the country in two
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:10:44 GMT
While President Donald Trump relentlessly claims credit for the strengthening economy, the nation's economic growth is being driven overwhelmingly by the places that are most resistant to him.
Conservatives push Ryan for vote on hardline immigration bill
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:48:56 GMT
As Senate moderates pushed their leader to make a commitment to have a bipartisan immigration vote, House conservatives on Tuesday were pushing their leadership to tack to the right on the issue.
Sessions: Justice Dept. will get to the bottom of missing employee text messages
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:13:06 GMT
Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged Monday to get to the bottom of a question asked this week by a growing number of top Republicans: How did the FBI lose a series of messages sent during a critical time period between two bureau employees currently in the crosshairs of an internal Justice Department investigation?
Axios: New FBI director threatened to resign under pressure from Sessions
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:11:09 GMT
FBI Director Chris Wray threatened to resign as Attorney General Jeff Sessions called on him to fire his outgoing deputy, Axios reported Monday.
Melania Trump will no longer join the President in Davos
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 03:25:59 GMT
First lady Melania Trump, in a change of plans, will not be joining President Donald Trump on his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, later this week.
Campaign complaint filed over reported Trump porn star payment
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 04:20:31 GMT
The group Common Cause has lodged complaints alleging that a reported hush payment for a porn star to stay quiet about an alleged affair with Donald Trump in 2006, before he was elected President, constitutes a campaign finance violation.
Pence: Stormy Daniels reports 'baseless allegations'
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 01:52:37 GMT
Vice President Mike Pence, speaking from Jerusalem on Monday, dismissed reports stemming from an alleged affair between President Donald Trump and a porn star.
White House spox: Graham, Durbin 'dishonest' about immigration plan
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 03:36:10 GMT
A White House spokesman on Monday labeled the immigration plan presented by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin "amnesty," and slammed the two lawmakers as "dishonest" in their presentation of the plan to President Donald Trump.
House Ethics panel is investigating Rep. Pat Meehan
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:32:40 GMT
The House Ethics Committee announced on Monday that it is investigating Rep. Pat Meehan, following a new report over the weekend that said the Pennsylvania Republican had used thousands of dollars in taxpayer money to settle a sexual misconduct complaint against him by a former aide.
Analysis: How Democrats lost the shutdown
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 01:21:54 GMT
The history of government shutdowns -- and the polling on this shutdown in particular -- suggested that Democrats were poised to benefit politically from the shuttering of the federal bureaucracy. 
Collins throws shutdown shade at Cruz: 'I am rendered speechless'
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 03:31:31 GMT
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas told reporters on Monday he has "consistently opposed shutdowns," which later led to a response from his Republican colleague Sen. Susan Collins: "I am rendered speechless."
Republicans consider releasing some classified intel behind memo alleging FISA abuses
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:26:48 GMT
Top House Republicans are considering publicly releasing some of the underlying intelligence behind a memo spearheaded by Rep. Devin Nunes that alleges FBI abuses of surveillance laws.
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Priebus picks a side in Wisconsin Senate primary
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:51:02 -0500
Priebus picks a side in Wisconsin Senate primaryFormer White House chief of staff Reince Priebus's endorsement of Wisconsin state Sen. Leah Vukmir in the Republican Senate primary is a sign that the party is behind her in a primary fight with a former U.S. Marine.
Taliban lays claim to deadly attack on Kabul hotel
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 14:20:02 -0500
Taliban lays claim to deadly attack on Kabul hotelTaliban militants who killed at least 22 people at a luxury Kabul hotel went from room to room searching for foreigners, survivors and a security source said Monday as more details of the victims emerged. Insurgents armed with Kalashnikovs and suicide vests attacked the landmark Intercontinental Hotel overlooking the Afghan capital late Saturday in an assault that lasted more than 12 hours and prompted questions over how the attackers breached security. Officials have said that at least 14 foreigners were killed.
Sen. Tom Cotton: ‘I was not offended’ by Trump's 'cursing' at meeting
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 13:34:07 -0500
Sen. Tom Cotton: ‘I was not offended’ by Trump's 'cursing' at meetingSen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said that President Trump’s language during a closed-door meeting 10 days ago did not offend him, and that Trump’s actual words have been grossly misrepresented. The Arkansas Republican offered this defense of the commander in chief while discussing immigration reform on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” with moderator Chuck Todd.
Bernie Sanders denounces 'outrageous' Trump ad as 'so sad for our country'
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:06:42 -0500
Bernie Sanders denounces 'outrageous' Trump ad as 'so sad for our country'Sen. Bernie Sanders condemned as “nonsense” a new ad from President Trump accusing Democrats of being “complicit” in murders in the United States by undocumented immigrants.
The inside story of Memphis's Confederate monument heist
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:00:36 -0500
The inside story of Memphis's Confederate monument heistA statue of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest sits in a park in Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 18, 2017. The city of Memphis is asking a court to overrule a commission’s decision that prevents the removal of the Confederate statue from Health Sciences Park. The city filed a petition in Davidson County Chancery Court on Monday, Dec. 13.
'Grab 'Em by the Midterms': The Women's March on Washington rallies for the 2018 elections
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:04:42 -0500
'Grab 'Em by the Midterms': The Women's March on Washington rallies for the 2018 electionsThe Women's March on Washington returned, one year after President Trump's inauguration. This time, women came organizing for the 2018 midterm elections.
The women who marched in 2018
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:37:28 -0500
The women who marched in 2018One year into President Trump's administration, another Women's March. Here are scenes from the New York City event.
2nd annual Women's March: A multi-city mass rally
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:58:45 -0500
2nd annual Women's March: A multi-city mass rallyProtesters rally across the United States and overseas for the second annual Women's March, on the first anniversary of President Trump's inauguration.
Government shutdown begins
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:14:51 -0500
Government shutdown beginsOn the anniversary of Trump's inauguration, Americans awoke Saturday to learn that bickering politicians in Washington had failed to keep their government in business, halting all but the most essential operations.
Anti-abortion activists rally in annual 'March for Life' in Washington
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:51:47 -0500
Anti-abortion activists rally in annual 'March for Life' in WashingtonThousands of anti-abortion activists from around the U.S. gathered in the capital Washington Friday for the annual "March for Life" -- fired up by the support of Donald Trump, who addressed the crowds via video link.
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