The White House and congressional Democrats halted even the pretense of negotiations while the administration tried to ease the federal shutdown by rushing back thousands of workers. But it’s unclear how long the piecemeal approach will work.
President Trump cited the shutdown in canceling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Afghanistan, a day after she urged him to delay the annual address.
Democratic leaders reacted with fury to a BuzzFeed News report that President Trump directed Cohen to lie under oath about his business interests in Russia.
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The effort to convince the secretary of state to jump into the race could further roil President Trump’s tumultuous Cabinet. Pompeo, who has risen from congressman to CIA director and now the head of the State Department, has not publicly ruled out a run.
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A confrontation over King’s controversial statements tested whether House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, an easygoing Californian, was willing to take on a popular conservative and assert himself in the wake of sweeping GOP defeats in the 2018 election.
The remark came after Congress had adjourned for the week, but lawmakers reportedly exchanged insults as they fought over issues related to a bill to fund the government.
Jade Ryan, left, and Jasmine Ryan, sift through the rubble of their home in Magalia, Calif. on Dec. 11.
Jade Ryan, left, and Jasmine Ryan, sift through the rubble of their home in Magalia, Calif. on Dec. 11.
Several buildings at Ponderosa Elementary School were among those damaged or destroyed by the Camp Fire.
Several buildings at Ponderosa Elementary School were among those damaged or destroyed by the Camp Fire.
Ponderosa Elementary 5th-graders Destiny Hutchison, 10, and Maria Brodie, 10, do classwork at Durham Elementary School.
Ponderosa Elementary 5th-graders Destiny Hutchison, 10, and Maria Brodie, 10, do classwork at Durham Elementary School.
Ponderosa Elementary students leave sticky notes with descriptions of how they are are feeling on the white board at Durham Elementary School.
Ponderosa Elementary students leave sticky notes with descriptions of how they are are feeling on the white board at Durham Elementary School.
Some of the students and teachers made their escapes from the wildfire on a bus filling with smoke, teachers tearing up shirts to give students makeshift breathing masks. In the aftermath, officials attempted to re-create school as it had been, insistent that teachers and students remain together, even in makeshift classrooms far from home.
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The A.U. expressed “serious doubts” over the election, called for a delay of the release of final results and sent an urgent delegation to Kinshasa.
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The future of the two Koreas is still tightly tied to their past — in particular to a war in which the bulk of the fighting stopped 65 years ago.
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Pelosi, Trump send dueling letters as shutdown drags on
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