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Trump’s demand to build border wall could upend sensitive negotiations on Capitol Hill

Thursday  01:41,   24 august 2017
MSN

Democratic leaders and rank-and-file lawmakers said the president would be responsible if the government shuts down. “Wasting tens of billions on a useless and immoral border wall is a nonstarter for Democrats, particularly at a time of such real[...]

Senate leader McConnell pushes back against reports of discontent with Trump

Thursday  01:41,   24 august 2017
MSN

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday sought to dispel reports of a deteriorating relationship with President Donald Trump, insisting they remain in "regular contact" over shared Republican Party goals. That the GOP[...]

Watchdog requests documents about Mnuchin and wife's Ky. trip timed with eclipse

Thursday  00:55,   24 august 2017
The Hill

The watchdog group Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington (CREW) has filed a Freedom of Information Act request for records detailing the costs of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's trip to Lexinton, Ky., in a government plane[...]

Is a Government Shutdown Now ‘Inevitable’ Because of Trump?

Thursday  00:32,   24 august 2017
MSN

Goldman Sachs last week put the chances of a brief government shutdown next month at 50 percent, “as the president seeks to solidify support among his base by embracing more controversial positions, despite needing Democratic support to pass[...]

Jewish Groups Pull Out Of Call With Trump: 'So Lacking In Moral Leadership'

Thursday  00:31,   24 august 2017
MSN

Four prominent Jewish groups announced Wednesday that they would not take part in what has become a yearly call between the President and hundreds of rabbis across the country ahead of the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in[...]

As Trump Threatens Government Shutdown, What Happened To Mexico Paying For The Wall?

Thursday  00:31,   24 august 2017
HuffPost

After regularly proclaiming that Mexico would pay for his signature campaign promise ― a wall along the U.S. border with its southern neighbor ― President Donald Trump on Tuesday night threatened a government shutdown if Congress refused U.S tax[...]

Poll: Most Americans Believe Donald Trump Is Dividing the Country

Thursday  00:05,   24 august 2017
Time

A new poll from Quinnipiac University found that most Americans believe that President Donald Trump is doing more to divide the country than to unite it. Fifty-nine percent of voters said they believe Trump is encouraging white supremacist[...]

Republicans line up to challenge Elizabeth Warren for Senate

Wednesday  23:51,   23 august 2017
FOX News

Sen. Elizabeth Warren may have her eyes on a 2020 White House bid, but first she'll have to make it through her own Senate reelection – and several Republicans are competing for a shot to challenge her. Trending Now: Top 7 Cards For[...]

Mueller Uses Classic Prosecution Playbook Despite Trump Warnings

Wednesday  23:41,   23 august 2017
Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- The former FBI director leading the probe into the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia is taking a page from the playbook federal prosecutors have used for decades in criminal investigations, from white-collar fraud to mob[...]

McConnell: Republicans working with Trump on 'shared goals'

Wednesday  23:32,   23 august 2017
Reuters

<p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday that he and his team were in "regular contact" with President Donald Trump to discuss "shared goals" such as infrastructure and taxes.</p>The statement came after[...]

Ryan pushes back on Trump attacking GOP senators

Wednesday  23:06,   23 august 2017
The Hill

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) pushed back on Wednesday against President Trump's most recent attacks on GOP senators, saying that he thinks the party should try to stay unified as they work on their legislative agenda.Ryan was speaking at a[...]

Trump preaches unity to vets after fiery political speech

Wednesday  22:25,   23 august 2017
Associated Press

<p>A day after a searing speech tearing into the media and members of his own political party, President Donald Trump returned to calls for unity and love as he spoke to veterans Wednesday at an American Legion conference.</p>"We are here to[...]

Dems to Trump: We won't yield on wall funding

Wednesday  20:31,   23 august 2017
The Hill

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) warned Democrats would hold fast to their pledge to oppose border wall funding, as President Trump threatened a government shutdown over the issue. "President Trump's multi-billion dollar border wall[...]

Phoenix Mayor: Trump's Rally Speech 'Did Continue To Divide This Country'

Wednesday  20:23,   23 august 2017
MSN

After unsuccessfully pleading with President Donald Trump not to hold a rally Tuesday night in his city, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said that the event had continued “to divide this country.”Stanton said Wednesday that his fears about Trump’s rally [...]

State Department Science Envoy Quits With Not-So-Secret Message For Trump: 'IMPEACH'

Wednesday  20:23,   23 august 2017
HuffPost

WASHINGTON ― A science envoy for the Department of State sent a resignation letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday with a not-so-subtle secret message: “IMPEACH.” Daniel Kammen, a professor of energy at the University of California,[...]