Trump salutes remains of 4 Americans killed in Syria attack

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — A solemn procession. A long salute. A chaplain’s prayer. President Donald Trump traveled to Delaware’s Dover Air Force Base on Saturday to pay his respects to the returning remains of four Americans who were killed this week in a suicide bomb attack in Syria.The bombing, which was the […]

Trump offers temporary ‘Dreamers’ deal for border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised border wall. But while Trump cast the move as a “common-sense compromise,” Democrats were […]

Trump plans big announcement on Saturday on shutdown, border

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he’ll be making a “major announcement” on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues into its fifth week. The White House declined to provide details late Friday about what the president would be announcing. But Trump was […]

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 […]

Trump grounds Pelosi after she imperils his big speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of constitutional brinkmanship, with both flexing their political powers from opposite ends of Pennsylvania Avenue as […]

President Trump fights back, cancels Pelosi’s trip due to shutdown

Washington, January 17 – President Donald Trump sent a letter to Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, in which he informed her that her public relations trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan “has been postponed” as a result of the government shutdown. Pelosi and her democrat colleagues have precipitated a […]

Trump declares he’ll ‘never back down’ in shutdown fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the government mired in shutdown week four, President Donald Trump rejected a short-term legislative fix and dug in for more combat Monday, declaring he would “never ever back down.” Trump rejected a suggestion to reopen the government for several weeks while negotiations would continue with Democrats over his demands for $5.7 […]

Trump tweets into the wonderful void as shutdown sets record

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the partial government shutdown slipped into the record books Saturday, members of Congress had left town, no negotiations were scheduled and President Donald Trump tweeted into the WONDERFUL void. He did not tip his hand on whether he will move ahead with an emergency declaration that could break the impasse, free […]

At the border, Trump moves closer to emergency declaration

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Taking the shutdown fight to the Mexican border, President Donald Trump edged closer Thursday to declaring a national emergency in an extraordinary end run around Congress to fund his long-promised border wall. Pressure was mounting to find an escape hatch from the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government, […]

Trump pleads on TV for wall money

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged congressional Democrats to fund his long-promised border wall Tuesday night in a somber televised address that was heavy with dark immigration rhetoric but offered little in the way of concessions or new ideas to break the standoff that has left large swaths of the government shuttered for 18 […]

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