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Trump admitted he was wrong over inauguration crowd size fight: book

Tuesday  07:51,   23 january 2018
The Hill

President Trump made "a rare admission" of regret to aides after sending then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer to fight with the press over reports detailing the crowd size as his Inauguration Day ceremony, according to a new White[...]

A look back at every government shutdown in US history

Tuesday  07:51,   23 january 2018
FOX News

The government has now shut down 19 times since Congress introduced the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act in 1976.Lawmakers breathed a sigh of relief Monday as they reached a compromise to end a three-day shutdown to keep the[...]

The Senate will take up immigration, but will the House — and Trump — follow?

Tuesday  06:10,   23 january 2018
MSN

The shutdown-ending deal could set up a repeat of the 2013 immigration debate, when the Senate acted and the House did not.That has raised fears among immigrant advocates that the shutdown-ending compromise merely sets up a repeat of what happened[...]

Wray threatened to resign after Sessions pressured him to fire FBI deputy director: report

Tuesday  04:05,   23 january 2018
The Hill

FBI Director Christopher Wray threatened to resign after Attorney General Jeff Sessions pressured him to remove FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Axios reported Monday. Wray reportedly told Sessions that he would resign if McCabe was removed from[...]

With Talking Stick in Hand, Moderate Senators Broke the Shutdown

Tuesday  03:35,   23 january 2018
The New York Times

Two dozen centrist senators from both parties banded together to push their leaders to a deal to reopen the government. Now comes the hard part.WASHINGTON — The ground rules were simple: Senators wishing to voice their opinion needed to wait their[...]

Why the Democrats lost their nerve in the shutdown battle

Tuesday  03:35,   23 january 2018
MSN

Like Republicans before them, Democrats learn the limits of their leverage.At a caucus meeting in a room just off the Senate floor, a group of vulnerable Senate Democrats told their leader Charles E. Schumer (N.Y.) that the cost of their effort to[...]

George Papadopoulos is the ‘John Dean’ of the Russia investigation, his fiancee says

Tuesday  02:40,   23 january 2018
MSN

Simona Mangiante says the former Trump adviser’s cooperation is key to Mueller probe.But the fiancee of George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign adviser who pleaded guilty in October to lying to the FBI about his Russia contacts and is[...]

Trump seeks to move from bystander to dealmaker on immigration

Tuesday  02:40,   23 january 2018
CNN

President Donald Trump is impatient to return to the immigration negotiating table, despite advice from some aides that he allow lawmakers to strike their own agreement, people who have spoken with him said. Peeved by the perception the government[...]

Watchdog group files complaint against Trump campaign over reported payout to Stormy Daniels

Tuesday  00:36,   23 january 2018
MSN

The nonprofit Common Cause argued that a settlement amounted to an unreported in-kind contribution to the Trump campaign and called on the Justice Department and Federal Election Commission to investigate. These complaints focused on the Wall Street [...]

There’s a Surprise in the Government Funding Bill: More Tax Cuts

Monday  23:51,   22 january 2018
The New York Times

The deal struck by Democrats and Republicans on Monday to end a brief government shutdown contains $31 billion in tax cuts , including a temporary delay in implementing three health care-related taxes.Those delays, which enjoy varying degrees of[...]

Progressive senators fume after vote to end government shutdown

Monday  23:06,   22 january 2018
CNN

Progressive lawmakers and activists are furious over the Senate's Monday vote to advance legislation to end the government shutdown. The 81-18 vote to advance a measure to extend government funding by three weeks came after Senate Majority[...]

White House defends controversial Trump campaign ad

Monday  22:51,   22 january 2018
The Hill

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday defended a controversial ad released by President Trump's campaign over the weekend that accused Democrats of being "complicit in every murder committed by illegal[...]

Winners and losers of the government shutdown

Monday  22:47,   22 january 2018
MSN

Republicans pretty clearly won this battle.Let's jump right[...]

Nine things we learned from the government shutdown

Monday  22:47,   22 january 2018
NBC News

Democrats had less leverage than many of them believed, and other lessons from the weekend's shutdown showdown.WASHINGTON — The Great 60-Hour Government Shutdown of 2018 appears to be over — at least for now — with Senate Democrats agreeing to[...]

Pennsylvania court: congressional map unconstitutionally gerrymandered

Monday  22:47,   22 january 2018
Reuters

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday threw out the state's congressional map as unconstitutionally gerrymandered and gave lawmakers until Feb. 9 to redraw the boundaries, a decision that will have major ramifications for the 2018 midterm[...]