White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday. White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told “Fox News Sunday” that “the president […]

President Trump will sign Congress’ border deal, then declare emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown, but a new confrontation was ignited — this time over President Donald Trump’s plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon billions from other federal coffers for his wall on the Mexican boundary. […]

As clock ticks, new hurdle emerges in border security talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bargainers clashed Sunday over whether to limit the number of migrants authorities can detain, tossing a new hurdle before negotiators hoping to strike a border security compromise for Congress to pass this coming week. The White House wouldn’t rule out a renewed partial government shutdown if an agreement isn’t reached. With the […]

Trump’s shutdown solution hangs in limbo

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s proposal to break through the budget deadlock appeared to be gaining little traction Monday, as another missed paycheck loomed for hundreds of thousands of workers and the partial federal shutdown stretched into its fifth week. Despite the fanfare of the president’s announcement, voting in Congress was not expected to […]

Mueller disputes accuracy of BuzzFeed report on Trump, Cohen

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office on Friday issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News’ report that said President Donald Trump’s attorney told Mueller that the president directed him to lie to Congress. BuzzFeed, citing two unidentified law enforcement officials, reported that Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to […]

Congress leaders invited to White House for border briefing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday invited congressional leaders to a White House briefing on border security as the partial government shutdown dragged on over funding for a border wall, with Trump tweeting, “Let’s make a deal?”The briefing will happen at 3 p.m. EST Wednesday, the day before the Democrats take control of […]

House Democrats enter dreamworld, unveil measure to re-open government

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled a package of bills Monday that would re-open the federal government without approving funding for President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico, establishing an early confrontation that will test the new power dynamic in Washington. The House is preparing to vote as soon as the new Congress convenes Thursday, […]

Lawyers spar over House subpoena for ex-FBI director Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) — James Comey’s lawyer urged a judge Friday to block a subpoena requiring that the former FBI director submit to a private interview before a House panel, arguing that Republican lawmakers want to take shots in a “dark alley.” But a lawyer for Congress said committees are free to conduct investigations as they […]

“It’s Hammer Time” to examine “the road ahead” at noon today

Montgomery County, November 9 – “It’s Hammer Time,” the popular Facebook Live/YouTube show will feature a discussion about “the road ahead” after the November 6, 2018, General Election. The show will air at 12 noon, Friday, November 9, 2018, on Facebook Live/YouTube at MCP.TV. While the news media has focused on the number of votes […]

Congressional leaders to review information on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ratcheting up pressure on the Russia investigation, the White House announced that top FBI and Justice Department officials have agreed to meet with congressional leaders and “review” highly classified information the lawmakers have been seeking on the handling of the probe. The agreement came after President Donald Trump made an extraordinary demand […]