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Things Just Got Crazy Heated in the Oval Office

Trump, Pelosi, Schumer argue about the border wall

(Newser) - President Trump dug in his heels on Twitter about his proposed border wall Tuesday morning. Then he dug in his heels again, hard, this time in the Oval Office and on camera. "Trump, Pelosi And Schumer Got Into A Big Fight About The Wall On Live TV" is how... More »

Deal or No Deal, 'Wall Will Get Built'

Ahead of meeting with Democrats, Trump claims progress on wall has hindered migrants

(Newser) - President Trump's Tuesday meeting with Democratic leaders to negotiate funding for his proposed border wall should be interesting given that Trump started the morning by claiming work is already well underway and will be fully completed regardless of what Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi have to say. "If... More »

GOP Senator on Latest Trump Threat: 'Let's Hope Not'

Ron Johnson pushes back over possible government shutdown

(Newser) - With President Trump tweeting about a possible government shutdown, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson appeared Sunday on CBS's Face the Nation with a little pushback: "I certainly don't like playing shutdown politics," he says, per the Hill . "I don't think it'd be helpful, so... More »

House, Senate Pass Deal to Reopen Government

Deficit protest caused brief shutdown

(Newser) - While most Americans were sleeping, the government shut down and reopened. The Senate passed a bipartisan spending bill early Friday—almost two hours after Sen. Rand Paul forced a government shutdown by blocking the vote for as long as he could in a protest against deficit spending. When the vote... More »

Rand Paul Forces Government Shutdown

He blocks vote on budget deal

(Newser) - The US government stumbled into a shutdown at midnight as a rogue Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending deal, protesting the return of trillion-dollar deficits on the watch of Republicans controlling Washington. The shutdown—technically a lapse in agency appropriations—was the second government... More »

Senate Strikes a Deal, but Pelosi is Balking

House minority leader wants an agreement on Dreamers

(Newser) - Congress is getting closer to avoiding another shutdown later this week. The Senate's top leaders announced Wednesday they have sealed agreement on a two-year budget pact that would shower both the Pentagon and domestic programs with almost $300 billion above existing limits, giving wins to both GOP defense hawks... More »

Trump: 'I'd Love' a Shutdown if Democrats Won't Deal

President's remarks come as progress toward a bipartisan deal looks promising

(Newser) - With the prospect of another government shutdown looming this week, President Trump entered the fray with some headline-making comments: “I’d love to see a shutdown if we can’t get this stuff taken care of,” Trump said, referring to his demands for tougher border protection. “If... More »

Trump Taunts 'Cryin' Chuck Schumer'

Schumer withdraws border wall funding deal

(Newser) - President Trump has blown the best offer he is likely to get for border wall funding, Democrats say. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says an offer he made for wall funding in exchange for a DACA deal has been yanked, Politico reports. He says the offer was made around noon... More »

How a 'Talking Stick' Helped End the Shutdown

As President Trump crows about 'big win' for GOP

(Newser) - The government shutdown is over and hundreds of thousands of federal employees will be returning to work Tuesday—but with only a stopgap plan to fund the government in place until Feb. 8, they could end up furloughed again in the near future. In return for Democratic votes, Senate Majority... More »

It's Over: Trump Signs Bill to End Shutdown

House passed stopgap spending bill after the Senate did the same

(Newser) - The unexpected time off for hundreds of thousands of federal employees is over: Both the House and Senate passed a short-term spending deal to end the three-day government shutdown, and President Trump signed into law Monday night, reports the New York Times . The breakthrough occurred earlier Monday, when Senate Democrats... More »

Most Democrats Considering a 2020 Run Voted No

Trump happy his rivals came 'to their senses' over deal to end shutdown

(Newser) - President Trump remained relatively low-key over the weekend in regard to the government shutdown, but he sounded pretty happy Monday afternoon after the Senate cleared the way to ending it. “I am pleased that Democrats in Congress have come to their senses,” Trump said in a statement read... More »

Shutdown Almost Over as Senate Passes Bill

Measure passes as McConnell agrees to take up DACA bill; House expected to follow suit

(Newser) - It's almost over: The Senate passed a short-term spending bill Monday afternoon that will end the government shutdown as soon as the House follows suit. The House is expected to do so in a matter of hours, reports the Washington Post . The development toward ending the three-day shutdown came... More »

These States Will Feel the Pinch of the Shutdown Most

DC tops the list, followed by Maryland and Virginia

(Newser) - The government shutdown that went into effect at midnight on Friday is stretching into its third day , and a resolution still looks tenuous. WalletHub looks at the consequences of a longer-term shutdown through the lens of six key metrics—including share of federal jobs, percentage of kids using the Child'... More »

GOP Senator Blames Trump Aide for Impasse

Government shutdown stretches into Monday

(Newser) - A deal to end the government shutdown before the beginning of the workweek failed Sunday night, meaning the first shutdown since 2013 will stretch into Monday—and possibly much longer. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Sunday night that a vote on a deal to fund the government through Feb.... More »

Moderates Cooking Up Deal to End Shutdown

Mitch McConnell would have to agree to a vote on immigration

(Newser) - A group of moderate-leaning senators say they're making progress toward a deal to end the government shutdown before it stretches through Monday. The group of nearly 20 centrists includes senators from both parties who have brought their plan to Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer, Politico reports. Under the deal,... More »

Rand Paul Says Immigration Vote Would End Shutdown

Libertarian senator says he has a plan to reopen the government

(Newser) - The government may be stuck in a shutdown, with politicians on both sides of the aisle blaming their colleagues, but at least one Republican senator thinks he has a way to end the stalemate. On Sunday, Rand Paul told CNN's State of the Union that he had presented a... More »

Trump Ad: Dems 'Complicit' in Murders by Illegal Immigrants

Dems are furious, even some Republicans are concerned

(Newser) - Just hours into the government shutdown, the Trump campaign released a video claiming that Democrats in Congress will be "complicit" in every murder committed by immigrants in the country illegally, the Hill reports. "President Trump is right—build the wall, deport criminals, stop illegal immigration now," the... More »

Trump Prods Senate to Use Nuclear Option

Welcome to Day 2 of the government shutdown

(Newser) - President Trump came out swinging on the second day of the government shutdown, reports the Washington Post , tweeting Sunday that Senate "Dems just want illegal immigrants to pour into our nation unchecked," and that "If stalemate continues, Republicans should go to 51% (Nuclear Option) and vote on... More »

What's Essential, and What's Not Amid Shutdown

A lot of tourists are set to be disappointed as non-essential services shut down

(Newser) - Symbols of American promise have turned into emblems of American dysfunction amid a shutdown that has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island turned away visitors in New York, due to what the National Park Service called "a... More »

Government Shutdown Could Be Here a While

Deal between Republicans, Democrats, White House seems far off

(Newser) - The government shutdown, which started Saturday, could be here for a while, HuffPost warns. Negotiations between Democrats, Republicans, and the White House seem far off, with Republicans saying Democrats must vote to fund the government before they'll negotiate on immigration and Democrats saying they won't vote to fund... More »

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