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Trump considers delaying border wall fight until January

President Donald Trump, pictured here with Elaine Chao, J.B. Pritzker and Ron DeSantis, appeared to backtrack on Thursday, writing in a tweet: “Let’s not do a shutdown, Democrats – do what’s right for the American people!” | [...]

Trump says he’s ‘proud’ to shut down government during fight with Pelosi and Schumer

poster=”http://v.politico.com/images/1155968404/201812/3970/1155968404_5978243965001_5978228446001-vs.jpg?pubId=1155968404″ true Congress The president battled with the Democratic leaders over his border wall in [...]

Congress averts shutdown, postponing fight over Trump’s wall

President Donald Trump’s request for $ 5 billion worth of border wall funding stands at the center of the funding dispute that he’ll discuss with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. | AP Photo/Evan Vucci White [...]

Dems snipe at each other in border wall fight

Rep. Henry Cuellar and his colleagues expressed “alarm and opposition” to comments Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer made about increased border funding. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> [...]

Embattled Florida elections supervisor will fight governor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – The fallout over Florida’s turbulent recount is escalating after the state’s outgoing Republican governor decided to oust a South Florida elections official. Gov. Rick Scott late Friday suspended embattled [...]

Pelosi wins first round in speaker fight

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi needs half of the House — not merely half the Democrats — to reclaim the speaker’s gavel. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Nancy Pelosi is one step [...]

Inside a corporate giant’s fight to thwart a massive pollution tab

3M is putting its lobbying muscle to work as it faces potentially massive financial liability for toxic pollution. | Karen Bleier/Getty Images Energy & Environment From questioning the science to donating to political campaigns, [...]

Dodge City clerk turns to hired legal gun in election fight

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – When iconic Dodge City faced a lawsuit before the midterm elections for moving its sole polling place outside city limits, its top elections official turned to a hired legal gun to battle charges of voter suppression. Ford [...]

Ocasio-Cortez takes on the Amazon fight in New York

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has no hard tools at her disposal to influence the outcome of the Amazon deal, but she can draw on her army of supporters. | Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo Technology Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [...]

Dem chairman fight pits old guard vs. new generation of black leaders

Democrats point to New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, a rising star in the party, as a potential future speaker. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Two members of the Congressional Black Caucus are [...]