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Trump Faces Pressure From Calendar as Shutdown Stretches On

Trump Faces Pressure From Calendar as Shutdown Stretches On

President Donald Trump says he’s prepared to keep part of the U.S. government shut down for more than a year if necessary to get the money he wants for a wall on the Mexican border.
U.S. Senators to Introduce Bill Halting Canada Paper Tariffs

U.S. Senators to Introduce Bill Halting Canada Paper Tariffs

A bipartisan group of 10 senators led by Republican Susan Collins will introduce a bill that would pause duties on paper imported from Canada, according to a copy of the bill obtained by Bloomberg
Trump Thanks Kim While Welcoming Three Americans Home From North Korea

Trump Thanks Kim While Welcoming Three Americans Home From North Korea

President Donald Trump welcomed home three Americans released from detention in North Korea in the dark of Thursday morning, thanking that country’s leader, Kim Jong Un.
Russia Faces Sanctions for Syria Chemical Attack, Haley Says

Russia Faces Sanctions for Syria Chemical Attack, Haley Says

The U.S. Treasury Department will announce fresh sanctions on Monday on Russia related to its involvement in Syria’s use of chemical weapons, U.S. United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley said.
Most State Election Officials Lack Necessary Clearances, DHS Says

Most State Election Officials Lack Necessary Clearances, DHS Says

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said only about 20 out of a targeted 150 state officials have full security clearances needed to receive classified information on cybersecurity threats to
Immigration Plans Stuck in Congressional Limbo as Deadlines Loom

Immigration Plans Stuck in Congressional Limbo as Deadlines Loom

The anticlimactic failure of U.S. immigration legislation last week sent senators scrambling for fallback options to avoid the deportation of young people who arrived in the country as children.
Trump Administration Torches Immigration Plan Before Senate Vote

Trump Administration Torches Immigration Plan Before Senate Vote

The Trump administration blasted a bipartisan immigration proposal as an “egregious violation” of the president’s principles for a deal.
Russia Sees U.S. Midterms as ‘Potential Target,’ Spy Chief Says

Russia Sees U.S. Midterms as ‘Potential Target,’ Spy Chief Says

The top U.S. spy said “there’s no single agency in charge” of blocking potential Russian meddling in this year’s midterm elections during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, as the panel’s top
Senate Vote Clears Way to Reopen Government: Shutdown Update

Senate Vote Clears Way to Reopen Government: Shutdown Update

The government shutdown was poised to end after members of the Senate were able to break their impasse over a new short-term spending bill after working through the weekend.
Shutdown Continues as Democrats Demand Firmer Immigration Pledge

Shutdown Continues as Democrats Demand Firmer Immigration Pledge

Senate Democrats cast doubt Monday on hopes for a quick resolution to the government shutdown as they demanded a more binding promise from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on an immigration deal he
Senate Russia Probe May Not Have More Open Hearings, Burr Says

Senate Russia Probe May Not Have More Open Hearings, Burr Says

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr said he doesn’t currently see a need for more public hearings in his panel’s investigation of Russian interference in the U.S. election, but added that he
Chuck Schumer Calls on Al Franken to Resign

Chuck Schumer Calls on Al Franken to Resign

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer joined more than half of the chamber’s Democrats in calling on Senator Al Franken to resign Wednesday as yet another sexual-harassment claim created what one
Trump Obstruction of Justice Case Developing, Senator Says

Trump Obstruction of Justice Case Developing, Senator Says

A Senate investigation into connections between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election suggests a potential case of obstruction of justice is developing against the
Next Time Bring Your CEOs, Lawmakers Tell Facebook, Google and Twitter

Next Time Bring Your CEOs, Lawmakers Tell Facebook, Google and Twitter

Senator Angus King issued a simple admonishment to the lawyers representing Facebook, Google and Twitter at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian meddling with social media during the