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Countdown clock ticking for Trump, Republicans

Start the countdown clock on a momentous two weeks for President Donald Trump and the GOP-run Congress. Republicans are determined to deliver the first revamp...

Averting a shutdown…for now

Congress seems set to prevent a weekend government shutdown, but lawmakers and President Donald Trump still have longer-range disputes to settle over spending, immigration...

Trump cuts deal with Democrats

President Donald Trump briskly overruled congressional Republicans and his own treasury secretary to cut a deal with Democrats to keep the government operating and...

Trump faces showdown on wall

President Donald Trump is unlikely to win congressional support for funds he wants for a proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall before an Oct. 1 deadline,...

Christie beached in New Jersey

Gov. Chris Christie, by his own admission, entered lame-duck territory on Tuesday, signing his final budget after a bruising three-day state government shutdown that...

Spending bill now in Senate

The House easily passed a $1.1 trillion governmentwide spending bill on Wednesday, awarding wins to both Democrats and Republicans while putting off until later...

Congress halts shutdown…for a week

With just hours to spare, Congress easily approved a short-term spending bill Friday that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend. But...

Trump backs off on wall funds demand

Bipartisan bargainers are making progress toward a budget deal to prevent a partial federal shutdown this weekend, a major hurdle overcome when President Donald...

Trump demands funds for border wall

Money for the wall President Donald Trump wants to build along the U.S. border with Mexico must be part of the massive spending bill...

Government shutdown in Trump’s future?

Add a potential government shutdown to President Donald Trump's growing roster of headaches. Beneath the capital's radar looms a vexing problem — a catchall spending...