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Federal judge sides with Trump, allowing workers to go unpaid during shutdown

The union lawsuit argues that the government must pay certain employees deemed “essential” and forced to work without pay during the shutdown. | Natalie Behring/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> A federal [...]

The Trouble With the ‘Green New Deal’

*/ ]]> It’s hard to recall a Washington idea that has rocketed to prominence as quickly as the Green New Deal, rookie Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s radical proposal to decarbonize the American economy. House Democratic [...]

McConnell tightens grip with Senate GOP amid shutdown fallout

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has much more to think about politically than just opening up the government and continuing on with business as usual. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> A [...]

Trump backs off national emergency with no end to shutdown in sight

poster=”http://v.politico.com/images/1155968404/201901/1737/1155968404_5989271975001_5989269789001-vs.jpg?pubId=1155968404″ true White House Over the weekend, White House aides and advisers said they were still [...]

‘The Taliban Made Me Fight’: What to Do With Child Recruits After They Serve Time?

Mr. Karzai called them “innocent children incited by the enemies of Afghanistan.” One of them, Nasibullah, who was said to be 10 at the time, although he looked much younger, was rearrested less than a year later. The National Directorate [...]

Ted Cruz, Texas Republican: Trump ‘willing to meet in the middle’ with Democrats over shutdown

Sen. Ted Cruz said Sunday that Democrats’ refusal to negotiate with President Trump over his funding for the border wall is not reasonable, suggesting the blame for the country’s longest government shutdown is on them for refusing to budge. The [...]

Trump says he has ‘no idea’ if deal can be made with Pelosi

WASHINGTON (AP) – As the partial government shutdown slipped into the record books, members of Congress had left town, no negotiations were scheduled and President Donald Trump tweeted into the void. The president did not tip his hand [...]

Former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro kicks off 2020 presidential bid with blast at border wall

Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro announced Saturday his candidacy for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, positioning himself as a foil to President Trump on immigration and border security. Mr. Castro, 44, who also served as [...]

Castro launches 2020 bid with nod to party’s future

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro has long been considered one of the Democratic Party’s rising stars. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images 2020 Election The Texan will be one of the youngest candidates in [...]

With Trump’s nominee in limbo, envoy post in UAE stays empty

WASHINGTON (AP) – When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Friday, no U.S. ambassador was there to welcome him. The post has been vacant for nine months. The Republican donor President Donald Trump chose [...]