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Republican congressman removed from ethics committee

(Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan removed Representative Patrick Meehan from the House Ethics Committee on Saturday following sexual misconduct allegations, Ryan's office

First day of government shutdown ends in standoff

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers were locked in a standoff with Democrats on Saturday over the U.S. government shutdown, with Republicans saying they would not

Trump campaign ad on murder raises heat in shutdown fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Saturday issued a new video ad calling Democrats "complicit" in murders committed by illegal immigrants, during a

New Trump campaign ad on murder raises heat in shutdown fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Saturday issued a new video ad calling Democrats "complicit" in murders committed by illegal immigrants, during a

Trump to Democrats: no immigration talk until U.S. government reopened

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers took a tough stance on Saturday after the U.S. Congress failed to fund federal agencies, saying they would not negotiate on

Trump to Democrats: no immigration talk until government reopened

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers took a tough stance on Saturday after the U.S. Congress failed to fund federal agencies, saying they would not negotiate on

As parties battle over shutdown, Trump collects blame on Twitter

(Reuters) - As midnight neared on Friday and the U.S. government barreled toward a shutdown, Republicans and Democrats sought to apportion blame for the deadlock with a battle of social media

Government shuts down as Trump feuds with Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The second year of Donald Trump's presidency began on Saturday with the U.S. government in shutdown mode while lawmakers gathered in hopes of finding a compromise that would

U.S. government shuts down as Trump feuds with Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's most powerful government shut down on Saturday after President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal on funding for federal agencies,

Trump's dealmaker image tarnished by U.S. government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For President Donald Trump, this weekend was supposed to be a celebration.

U.S. government shutdown begins as spending bill fails in Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government shut down at midnight on Friday after Democrats and Republicans, locked in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security, failed to agree on a

U.S. government shutdown looms as Senate short of votes for spending bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate was short of the votes needed to approve a bill to keep the federal government running as a midnight deadline loomed on Friday night, but high-level negotiations

U.S. government shutdown looms, lawmakers in hectic negotiations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers raced against the clock to avert a federal government shutdown on Friday but it was not clear if hectic negotiations would bring a deal before a midnight

Kentucky man will plead guilty to attacking Senator Rand Paul

(Reuters) - A Kentucky man accused of attacking U.S. Senator Rand Paul outside his home has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of assaulting a member of Congress, but has told investigators his action

In fight over Russia memo, Republicans have unusual ally

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers criticizing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump's ties with Russia found themselves on Friday with an unusual -

Kentucky man charged with attacking Senator Rand Paul last year

(Reuters) - A Kentucky man accused of attacking U.S. Senator Rand Paul outside his home in November has been charged with assaulting a member of Congress, but has told investigators his action was not

With no deal in sight, Congress faces looming government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers raced the clock to avoid a federal government shutdown before a midnight deadline on Friday after a meeting between President Donald Trump and Senate Democratic

U.S government shutdown would increase Pentagon's weapons costs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. government shutdown will stall new defense department contracts and ultimately increase the costs of weapons, creating even more budgetary headaches as lawmakers grapple

With no deal in sight, U.S. Congress faces looming government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress raced the clock to avoid a federal government shutdown before a midnight deadline on Friday after a meeting between President Donald Trump and Democratic

In year of drama and chaos, Pence quietly advances conservative agenda

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the run-up to President Donald Trump’s decision last month to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Vice President Mike Pence, a conservative Christian who had long