Republican lawmakers tried to make sense of a series of tweets from President Trump on immigration and a popular children's health program as the party attempted to muster the votes for a short-term spending bill to keep the government open beyond Friday. Some GOP lawmakers signaled that their patience with Trump is wearing thin.
“The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it,” President Trump tweeted. It came after White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly told lawmakers that the United States will never construct a physical wall along the entire stretch of its southern border and that Mexico will never pay for it.
A clash over immigration that has pushed the federal government to the brink of a shutdown is unfolding as a fierce tug-of-war — with the president as the rope.
“Everybody is equal. We all bleed the same blood.”
— Michele Shultz, 50, of Charles Town, W.Va.
“If we treat each other as a family, things would be a lot better.”
— Blake Smith, 21, of Sykesville, Md.
“I like to use the term personal readiness.”
— Paul Seyfried, 62, of West Jordan, Utah
“To me the American Dream is living in peace.”
— Ivan De La Torre, 26, of Los Angeles
“Hope keeps us united.”
— Tina Gregg, 45, of Caryville, Tenn.
“I think that simplicity brings us together.”
— Annie Tran, 30, of Haiku, Hawaii
“What defines a country? Is it borders?”
— James Davis, 33, of Las Vegas
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In the year since President Trump’s inauguration, Washington Post photographers explored what unites Americans through portraiture and audio interviews. What values and beliefs are shared in a country often described as polarized? In 102 conversations in every state plus D.C., seven themes emerge — and they reveal that what binds us is as powerful as what divides us.
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The Trump administration is creating a civil rights division within the Health and Human Services Department that would clear the way for medical professionals to opt out of providing abortions or treating transgender patients.
The move touched off a bitter dispute between lawmakers and the Trump administration about the extent to which President Trump may try to block the testimony of witnesses before panels probing Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
Journalists said they held back on a story that Stormy Daniels had allegedly had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006 because they couldn’t independently corroborate key elements of the account, including in one instance from Daniels herself.
The findings from Boston University researchers extend beyond athletics and the military.
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