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Merkel Rejects U.S. Demands That Europe Pull Out of Iran Nuclear Deal

MUNICH — Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany delivered a strong rejoinder on Saturday to American demands that European allies pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and gave a spirited defense of multilateral institutions in a world increasingly [...]

Trump will sign border deal; but will declare emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise that would avert a second painful government shutdown. But a new confrontation has been ignited – this time over President Donald Trump’s plan to bypass [...]

Congress rushes to finish spending deal with hope Trump will sign it

“Based on the conversations that we had today, the overwhelming majority of the House Democratic caucus will support this legislation that will be presented on the House floor tomorrow,” said Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries [...]

‘It’s the dance’: Trump milks suspense from shutdown deal

Even as it has become clear that Congress would not yield to him, President Donald Trump has continued to make grandiose claims about erecting the wall that was his signature campaign promise in 2016. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images government [...]

Republicans and Democrats dispute what’s in the border funding deal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the funds in the deal would pay for “new border barriers“ when touting the agreement on the Senate floor Tuesday. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Republicans [...]

Trump says he’s ‘not happy’ with bipartisan deal to avert shutdown

Republican leaders are trying to convince President Donald Trump, center, to sign off on the deal, which would avert a government shutdown due to start on Friday. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images White House By POLITICO STAFF 02/12/2019 [...]

GOP leaders lobby Trump to support spending deal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to members of the media as Sen. Roy Blunt, Sen. John Barrasso, Sen. Todd Young, and Senate Majority Whip John Thune listen on Feb. 5. GOP leaders are urging Trump to agree to the latest spending [...]

POLITICO Playbook: Why this is the best border deal Trump will get

Presented by */ ]]> President Donald Trump gave Congress a chance to negotiate for three weeks, and this is what he got: a billion and change. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images DRIVING THE DAY A BORDER DEAL … SARAH FERRIS, HEATHER [...]

‘Garbage compromise’: Hannity warns Republicans not to back spending deal

“Any Republican that supports this garbage compromise, you will have to explain,” said Fox News host Sean Hannity. | Ethan Miller/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> President Donald Trump’s most ardent [...]

Government shutdown deal reached, Richard Shelby says

The Senate’s top spending negotiator said Monday night that Republicans and Democrats have reached an agreement in principle on a new deal to avert a government shutdown. Details were scarce, and text of the agreement wasn’t expected until [...]