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Trump aides worry he’ll get outfoxed in North Korea talks

The push for a second summit came almost entirely from the President Donald Trump himself, according to current and former White House officials. | Susan Walsh/AFP/Getty Images White House President Trump is excited to meet Kim Jong [...]

Dems prepare to force Trump to reveal private talks with Putin

Reps. Eliot Engel (left) and Adam Schiff speak during a news conference in 2017. The pair are exploring how best to legally compel the Trump administration to turn over information related to the president’s one-on-one discussions with [...]

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 [...]

Sweden Investigates Its Ambassador to China After Report of Secret Talks to Free Publisher

Mr. Gui appeared on Chinese state television in early 2016, when he gave what seemed to be a heavily rehearsed confession to a drunken-driving death in China more than a decade earlier. He was formally freed from detention in October [...]

Dispute over Violence Against Women Act roils budget talks

“I just want to make sure it gets funded for a period of time, while we work out the substantive issues,” Indiana Rep. Susan Brooks said of the Violence Against Women Act. The fate of the 1994 law has been in flux for months. | AP [...]

POLITICO Playbook: BREAKDOWN: Talks to keep government open stall, with deadline just days away

Presented by */ ]]> “I’m hoping we can get off the dime later today or in the morning because time’s ticking away,” Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby said. | Andrew Burton/Getty Images DRIVING THE DAY THE [...]

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 [...]

E.U. Rebuffs May’s New Brexit Demand, but Promises More Talks

Some Brexit supporters in London see the frustration expressed in Mr. Tusk’s comments as a vindication of their strategy of keeping the threat of a no-deal Brexit on the table. Only the pressure of that prospect could persuade Brussels [...]

POLITICO Playbook: Pelosi on the prospects for another shutdown … PLUS: Inside the funding talks

Presented by */ ]]> House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks during her weekly press conference on Jan. 31. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO DRIVING THE DAY PELOSI SPEAKS … HEATHER CAYGLE, SARAH FERRIS and JOHN BRESNAHAN: “‘Too [...]

Big border deal fades before talks even begin

Democrats are ruling out the idea of negotiating on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in exchange for a border wall, skeptical that the president would actually provide a permanent fix for the young undocumented immigrants. | Scott [...]