President Trump signed the measure to fund the government through Feb. 8 after it passed the Senate and House on the strength of a statement from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that he would address the status of young immigrants called “dreamers” who were brought to this country illegally as children. Thirty-three Senate Democrats joined 48 Republicans to break the impasse.
The shutdown exposed the challenges facing congressional Democrats daily: how to wrangle victories while in the minority and keep the party’s base energized ahead of the November elections.
Democratic senators believe that a Senate immigration bill passing with a significant bipartisan majority would ultimately force House Republicans to capitulate on the issue. But House conservatives won’t be easy to sway, and the president remains a true wild card.
President Trump at the White House Friday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
President Trump at the White House Friday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
It was an out-of-character role for a president used to commanding and demanding center stage: seen but not publicly heard outside the confines of his team’s highly-controlled communications operation.
Hardly three hours had passed in the workweek when the shutdown drama ended in the Senate and a strange scene of short-term bipartisan bonhomie unfolded on Capitol Hill.
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As the attorney general tried to push Christopher Wray to make personnel changes, Wray became increasingly frustrated and conveyed that frustration to Sessions, according to people familiar with the matter.
The diminished terrorist group is turning up the volume in urging followers to carry out lone-wolf strikes wherever they are.
The moves may signal the start of a wider administration offensive against U.S. trading partners.
The company is confronting criticisms about the spread of disinformation and violent imagery. But the process of coming to grips with its dark side has been long and difficult for the social media network, current and former executives say.
The legendary singer has canceled the rest of his 50th anniversary world tour but will continue writing and recording music.
After Louise and David Turpin were charged with torture, child abuse and false imprisonment, those who knew them started to wonder: Were the signs there all along?
The Cuban teen showed encouraging signs after surgery in Miami. But soon loved ones came to a sobering truth: There would be no miracle.
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