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Bipartisan Senate effort to end shutdown hits wall

Democrats have said they will not give more than $ 1.3 billion to pay for border fencing, while President Donald Trump has asked for billions more. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Government Shutdown Senators fell short in their effort [...]

‘Never been more depressed’: Trump kills Graham effort to end shutdown

A group of Republican senators led by South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham (left) met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (right) and Vice President Mike Pence to pitch a new immigration proposal. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Congress The [...]

China Thwarts U.S. Effort to Promote American Culture on Campuses

BEIJING — The American ambassador to China, Terry Branstad, wanted to make what in most nations would have been a routine trip. One of his favorite schools, Iowa State University, had opened a center to promote American culture in an inland [...]

Elections, films help effort to ban gay conversion therapy

NEW YORK (AP) – Activists urging more states to ban gay conversion therapy for minors are expecting major gains in 2019, thanks to midterm election results and the buzz generated by two well-reviewed films. Fourteen states and the District [...]

Israel Begins Anti-Tunnel Effort Along Its Border With Lebanon

But Israel kept its plans for the tunnel operation, and even its knowledge of the existence of such cross-border tunnels, completely under wraps, taking Hezbollah and the Israeli public by surprise with Tuesday’s action. The military [...]

Another Pelosi opponent flips, weakening effort to block her speaker bid

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is expected to easily win the vote for speaker, which only requires a majority of the caucus. | AP Photo/Susan Walsh Congress Rep. Brian Higgins’ support deals a setback to the group looking [...]

Convicted GOP executive’s group delays effort targeting Dems

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The group affiliated with a convicted Republican businessman in Ohio says an elaborate retaliatory campaign it had planned against two prominent Democrats won’t be carried out before Tuesday’s election. In a [...]

The last-ditch effort to stop Kavanaugh

Protesters stand outside the U.S. Capitol to demonstrate against the Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination on Sept. 4. The latest effort is targeted at a small group of senators that remain undecided. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO Share [...]

Europe Benefits by Bankrolling an Anti-Migrant Effort. Niger Pays a Price.

DIRKOU, Niger — The heavily armed troops are positioned around oases in Niger’s vast northern desert, where temperatures routinely climb beyond 100 degrees. While both Al Qaeda and the Islamic State have branches operating in the [...]