While aides to key negotiators planned to meet to try to rekindle budget talks, hopes of reaching a deal by Friday’s deadline have been complicated by lingering mistrust among lawmakers after an Oval Office meeting in which President Trump used vulgar terms to describe poor countries.
Hours before the meeting, the president suggested he was ready to finalize a bipartisan deal aimed at “dreamers.” But then he suddenly changed his position, from dealmaking to feuding.
Pressed about the Oval Office meeting, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told senators, “The conversation was very impassioned. I don’t dispute that the president was using tough language.”
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Since the 2016 election, President Trump’s real estate company has found itself in an unfamiliar role: not selling the Trump brand, but trying to save it from condo owners and unhappy partners worried that their affiliation with the company has turned from an asset to a liability.
Though drivers may not realize it, tens of millions of American cars are being monitored as automakers track everyday movements — how fast you drive, how hard you brake, where you go and the entertainment you prefer. The tracking has transformed vehicles into a computer that offers more access to our personal habits than smartphones do.
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Frustration from Republican lawmakers who want to exert power over federal spending on pet projects in their own districts is fueling a major push to restore earmarks seven years after they were abolished in the House.
One expert credits tax reform, earnings, good economic data and investor enthusiasm for the continued surge.
The incident is likely to provoke a response in the ongoing war of words between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Jorge Garcia, an undocumented immigrant who came to the United States as a child, has become the latest public face of what many of President Trump’s critics have called a cruel and excessive crackdown on immigrants by the administration.
Oliver McAfee, a devout Christian, may be among 100 travelers a year who experience a psychotic episode in one of the holiest places on Earth.
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