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Spending $330 billion to avoid government shutdown

It’s not just about President Donald Trump’s border wall. The border security issues that sparked a 35-day government shutdown are but one element of a...

Trump not happy, but may live with budget deal

Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appeared to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement that would head off a...

Republicans proved they don’t really want Trump’s wall

Republicans in Congress never really wanted to build the wall. It wasn’t a priority like tax cuts, which are a raison d’être of Republican domestic...

New budget deal: Both sides got less

The undisputed grand prize at stake for President Donald Trump in the border security talks was money for his proposed wall with Mexico. He...

Deal, perhaps, reached to prevent shutdown

Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over...

Deal may give Trump ‘a little’ of his wall money

Congressional bargainers are working toward a border security deal amid indications that the White House is preparing to accept a bipartisan agreement that would...

Talk, no negotiation between Trump, Pelosi

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has declared that there’ll be no “wall money” in any compromise border security deal as she and President Donald Trump...

Negotiators want border security but not wall

Capitol Hill negotiators are hopeful of an agreement as they officially kick off talks on a homeland security spending bill that is trapped in...

Schumer’s deadly flip-phone & Democratic resolve

The White House plan for peeling off Democrats to support President Donald Trump’s demands for billions in border wall money ran into a particularly...

Can negotiators avoid another government shutdown?

Capitol Hill negotiators are hopeful of an agreement as they officially kick off talks on a homeland security spending bill that is trapped in...