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A budget deal with no winners, just losers

The first government shutdown of Donald Trump’s presidency spanned 69 hours. That was as long as Democrats could, or would, stand united against a Republican-backed...

Trump signs bill to put government back to work

President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily...

New negotiation tactic: Keep a lid on Trump

As the shutdown of the federal government lumbered toward an end on Monday, President Donald Trump remained out of sight, suppressing his instincts to...

Shutdown continues amid fading hopes for a deal

The government shutdown is set to sow more disruption and political peril Monday after the Senate inched closer but ultimately fell short of an...

Trump comes up way short as dealmaker

He wrote a book on the art of negotiation and was elected to office claiming he alone could end Washington gridlock, but President Donald...

America is closed. Donald Trump and the GOP Congress shut...

Americans want to know how a government controlled by one party cannot keep the business of Uncle Sam open. They wonder how a president who...

Congress went to bed with government in limbo

After failing late Friday night to reach agreement on a short-term spending agreement to keep the government functioning, Congress adjourned in the wee hours...

Republicans on Trump: ‘We can’t trust the SOB’

Republican sources within the beleaguered House of Representatives and Senate say partisan divides and personal dislikes reached "breaking point" this past week and blame...

Shutdowns just another political power play?

Threatening to shutter the federal government unless demands are met — who would do that? Members of both parties, it turns out. And both sides...

Late-comer Trump pushes anti-abortion agenda

He once called himself “pro-choice.” But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his administration’s efforts to roll...