Saturday, January 20, 2018

Playing the blame game as gov’t shutdown looms

A bitterly-divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. Democrats in the Senate have served notice they will filibuster a...

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...

Trump adds to government shutdown crisis

Injecting confusion into already perilous shutdown negotiations, President Donald Trump undercut his own administration’s stance by tweeting Thursday that a children’s health insurance program should not be part of a short-term budget agreement. The president’s...

Trump takes credit for Obama’s economy

President Donald Trump relentlessly congratulates himself for the healthy state of the U.S. economy, with its steady growth, low unemployment, busier factories and confident...