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Standoff over Trump border wall puts U.S. Congress in budget 'pickle'

17 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump and Congress, embroiled in a feud over his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall, have five days to reach a deal before a partial government shutdown could leave about a quarter of the federal workforce without paychecks. | Video

Standoff over Trump border wall puts U.S. Congress in budget 'pickle'

17 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON, Dec 17 A feud between President Donald Trump and Congress over funding his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall gives lawmakers only five days to find a compromise and avert a partial shutdown of some government agencies that could leave about a quarter of the federal workforce without paychecks at Christmastime.

Ordinary Americans, dignitaries mourn Bush at U.S. Capitol

05 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON Ordinary Americans, generals and former Cabinet members paid respects at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday to the late U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who died last week at the age of 94 after a life of service as a World War Two hero, head of the CIA and wartime president. | Video

U.S. Congress heads to stopgap bill to avert government shutdown

04 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress, facing a Friday deadline for approving around $450 billion in funding for several government agencies or forcing them into a partial shutdown, is steering towards a two-week extension as President Donald Trump and Democrats argue over border wall funding.

Congress heads to stopgap bill to avert government shutdown

03 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress, facing a Friday deadline for approving about $450 billion in funding for several government agencies or forcing them into a partial shutdown, is steering toward a two-week extension as President Donald Trump and Democrats argue over border wall funding.

Democrat Pelosi rejects retirement timeline for speaker job

30 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday drew a tough line against a small band of Democrats opposing her planned return to the speaker's job next year, saying she would not agree to step down early to win their support.

Pelosi allies pressure Democratic holdouts to back her for House speaker

30 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON Democratic heavyweights are turning up the pressure on a group of party lawmakers who oppose making Nancy Pelosi the next speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, urging them to drop their objections and unite behind her.

Democrats take aim at census citizenship question in spending fight

29 Nov 2018

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON Democrats hope to use urgent government funding talks under way in the U.S. Congress to reach a deal with Republicans that would remove the Trump administration's controversial question on citizenship from the 2020 census.

Pelosi takes big step toward reclaiming House speaker's job

28 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday was nominated as expected by fellow Democrats to be speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, but her level of support may fall short of what she needs for a sure win in January's election for the top job in the chamber. | Video

As Trump renews border wall demands, U.S. government shutdown looms

27 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's renewed demand for U.S. taxpayer funding of his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall was threatening again on Tuesday to bring on a budget standoff and a partial government shutdown, leaving Congress just 11 days to act.

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