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Trump’s budget proposal sets up another shutdown battle

While President Donald Trump’s proposal is just an opening offer in the budget debate that will play out in the coming months, the White House’s stance on levels for the two main buckets of funding forecasts a fierce fight ahead [...]

Analysis: Shutdown saga offers lesson in divided government

WASHINGTON (AP) – When you want results in a polarized Washington, sometimes it pays to simply leave the professionals alone to do their jobs. That seems to especially be the case now in an era in which liberal House Democrats are sharing [...]

How Schumer and McConnell kept Trump out of the shutdown talks

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s proposed conference committee succeeded in negotiating a bipartisan border security deal. | AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley Share on Facebook Share on [...]

Congress passes $333 billion spending bill to avert government shutdown

Many lawmakers weren’t sure what was in the massive spending agreement, but fear of another government shutdown greased the skids as Republicans and Democrats linked arms and voted to approve a bill to fund the government for the rest of [...]

‘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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Negotiators reach deal ‘in principle’ to avert shutdown

“We reached an agreement in principle between us on all the homeland security and the other six bills,” said Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on [...]

Shutdown talks stalled

Lawmakers remain at an impasse over how much money to provide to fund President Donald Trump’s request for a border wall. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Negotiations to avert another [...]

Partial shutdown delayed 60,000 immigration court hearings

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The partial government shutdown that ended last month has delayed about 60,000 immigration court hearings. Kathryn Mattingly, a spokeswoman for the Executive Office for Immigration Review, said Friday that hearings [...]