Trump demands border wall money; shutdown showdown nears

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that Congress should provide all the money he wants for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall, and he called illegal immigration a “threat to the well-being of every American community.” Trump spoke hours after signing a short-term spending bill that covers key government departments for two […]

Democrats, GOP try to dodge blame for shuttered government

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours after shuttering much of the federal government, feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress spent Saturday dodging blame for a paralyzing standoff over immigration and showed few signs of progress on negotiations needed to end it.The finger-pointing played out in rare weekend proceedings in both the House and Senate, where lawmakers were […]