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Pelosi & McConnell: Time to cut a deal?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell, Washington’s odd couple, have a limited set of mutual legislative interests in a capital...

Trump set to declare ‘national emergency’ over border wall

Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise that would avert a second painful government shutdown. But a new confrontation has been ignited — this time...

Congress, Trump head towards uneasy resolution

Congress is set to resolve its clattering brawl with President Donald Trump in uncommonly bipartisan fashion as lawmakers prepare to pass a border security...

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...

White House: Another government shutdown possible

The White House is not ruling out another government shutdown, as lawmakers continue to negotiate funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. In Sunday...

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...