Trump’s Mexico deal important political win

WASHINGTON (AP and The Golden Hammer) — President Donald Trump’s deal to avert his threatened tariffs on Mexico includes new solutions swiftly to swiftly the surge of Central American migrants flowing over America’s southern border. It delivers enough for Trump to claim a political win. The decision — announced by tweet late Friday — ended […]

President Trump: Progress to stave off Mexico tariffs but ‘not enough’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Straining to stave off threatened U.S. tariffs, Mexican and American officials claimed progress in White House talks late Wednesday, but President Donald Trump declared it was “not nearly enough” to halt the import taxes he is holding out as a way to force Mexico to stanch the flow of illegal migrants at […]

Salvadoran accused of 4 Nevada killings worked for 2 victims

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 19-year-old Salvadoran man suspected of being in the country illegally was charged Monday with killing four people in Nevada, including a couple who employed him as a landscaper and he shot to death with a gun he stole from their property, authorities said. Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman told investigators he used […]

White House dangles threat of another shutdown over wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days after the record-long shutdown ended, the White House made clear Sunday that President Donald Trump is prepared to shutter the government again without a border wall deal from Congress. The president’s standoff with Democrats on Capitol Hill is far from over and the clock is ticking — the spending bill […]

Montgomery County’s leaders mirror overwhelming community support for President Trump’s position that Congress must fund the border wall to avoid December 21 government shutdown

Montgomery County’s leaders mirror overwhelming community support for President Trump’s position that Congress must fund the border wall to avoid December 21 government shutdown

Image: President Donald Trump (right) met with Representative Nancy Pelosi (left) in the Oval Office on December 11, 2018, with Vice President Mike Pence (center) observing. President Trump made clear to Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer (d-New York) that Congress must fund a border wall to stop illegal immigration or else the President would allow a […]

Trump threatens shutdown in wild encounter with Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a wild Oval Office confrontation, President Donald Trump heatedly threatened to shut down the U.S. government Tuesday as he and Democratic leaders bickered over funding for his promised border wall and offered a grim preview of life in Washington the next two years under divided government. Trump and House and Senate […]

Congress takes on immigration issue amid election pressures

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate begins a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the “Dreamer” immigrants on Monday, and Republican senators say they’ll introduce President Donald Trump’s plan. Though his proposal has no chance of passage, Trump may be the most influential voice in the conversation. If the aim is to pass […]

Top Democrat rescinds offer of $25 billion for Trump’s wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer has pulled back an offer of $25 billion for President Donald Trump’s long-promised southern border wall, as lawmakers scrambled to figure out how to push a deal to protect 700,000 or more so-called Dreamer immigrants from deportation. Schumer had made the offer last Friday in a last-ditch […]

Senators strike a deal re-opening government after 69 hours

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take up the plight of young immigrant “dreamers” and other contentious issues. […]