Politics

Trump to offer temporary protections for undocumented ‘dreamers’ in exchange for $5.7 billion for border wall, GOP officials say
Posted by Katie Zezima on January 19, 2019 at 6:29 pm

In a rare Saturday address, the president is not expected to declare a national emergency at the southern border, according to two people familiar with White House planning. […]

U.S. special counsel disputes report Trump told lawyer to lie
Posted on January 19, 2019 at 6:28 pm

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office on Friday disputed key elements of a media report that President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal, raising questions about a story that has dominated U.S. news coverage for the past 24 hours. […]

Trump to offer shutdown-ending immigration deal, still wants wall money: source
Posted on January 19, 2019 at 6:27 pm

President Donald Trump will propose a deal on Saturday meant to end a 29-day partial government shutdown, offering a compromise with Democrats on immigration but sticking to his demand for funding for a border wall, a source familiar with his plan said. […]

Shouting, near fisticuffs, emotions high: Today’s Washington could get worse
Posted by Paul Kane on January 19, 2019 at 5:08 pm

Cooler heads prevailed in the House this past week, but lawmakers nearly came to blows over a single vote and a shouted remark. The shutdown is taking a toll on political discourse. […]

Trump says grateful to Mueller for BuzzFeed statement
Posted on January 19, 2019 at 3:58 pm

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he was grateful to Special Counsel Robert Mueller for a statement disputing a BuzzFeed News report that Trump directed his former lawyer to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal. […]

BuBuzzFeed’s stumble is highest profile misstep at a time when press is under greatest scrutiny
Posted by Paul Farhi on January 19, 2019 at 3:06 pm

Reporting by the online publication elicits a rare correction from the special counsel’s offic […]

‘Would you like to speak to the president?’
Posted by Dan Balz on January 19, 2019 at 2:48 pm

An accidental encounter with President Trump, from a brasserie in Paris. […]

U.S. Senator Graham: a rash U.S. pullout from Syria will create 'Iraq on steroids'
Posted on January 19, 2019 at 2:28 pm

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Saturday he hoped President Donald Trump would slow the U.S. withdrawal from Syria until Islamic State is destroyed, warning that, if not thought through, the pullout can create an "Iraq on steroids". […]

Since the NFL anthem protests, white fans like the white players more — and the black ones less.
Posted by Bethany Lacina on January 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm

And that will translate into less endorsement money for black players. […]

Senator Graham says U.S.-Saudi cannot move on until prince 'dealt with'
Posted on January 19, 2019 at 9:20 am

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Saturday the relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia cannot move forward until Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is "dealt with", without being more specific. […]

In third year, U.S. women's marches turn to 2020 elections
Posted on January 19, 2019 at 9:15 am

Two years after filling the streets of U.S. cities to protest the start of Donald Trump's presidency, women will march again this weekend to try to build political pressure against him ahead of the 2020 elections. […]

Pelosi abandons Afghanistan trip, accuses Trump of imperiling lawmakers with disclosure
Posted by Erica Werner on January 19, 2019 at 3:49 am

The escalating dispute between the House speaker and the president comes as the record-breaking partial government shutdown continues with no end in sight. […]

George W. Bush delivers pizza to his unpaid Secret Service detail and calls for shutdown to end
Posted by Eli Rosenberg on January 19, 2019 at 3:15 am

Some 6,000 Secret Service employees are among the 800,000 federal workers not receiving paychecks. […]

Senator asks FBI for perjury investigation of Kirstjen Nielsen over family separation statements
Posted by Eli Rosenberg on January 19, 2019 at 2:42 am

Nielsen testified, "We’ve never had a policy for family separation.” A senator said a previously undisclosed memo shows she lied. […]

Mueller's office disputes Buzzfeed story on Michael Cohen
Posted on January 19, 2019 at 2:32 am

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office issued a statement late on Friday taking issue with a report in Buzzfeed that President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen said Trump told him to lie to Congress. […]

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