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Trump, Pelosi feud heats up again

WASHINGTON — She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of constitutional brinkmanship, with both flexing political powers from opposite […]

Dems, Trump trade blame as shutdown slogs into 2nd weekend

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Democrats are trading blame for the partial government shutdown but doing little substantive talking with each other as the disruption in federal services and public employees’ pay slogs into another weekend. Trump upped the brinkmanship by threatening anew to close the border […]

US does not want to be ‘policeman of the Middle East’: Trump

Washington : The United States does not want to be the “Policeman” of the Middle East, US President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday, as he defended his controversial decision to pull US forces out of Syria. “Does the USA want to be the Policeman of the Middle East, getting NOTHING […]

Trump: EPA’s acting chief will be named to post permanently

WASHINGTON  — Andrew Wheeler, a former congressional aide and lobbyist who has led the Environmental Protection Agency since his scandal-plagued predecessor resigned earlier this year, has gotten President Donald Trump’s nod for the permanent job. Wheeler’s promotion from acting to permanent EPA chief would keep him as a […]

Trump discussed Khashoggi response with Turkey’s Erdogan – White House official

PARIS – U.S. President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan discussed how to respond to the killing last month of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, a White House official said on Sunday. The conversation took place during a Saturday dinner with heads of state gathered in Paris […]

The Latest: Trump plans ‘tent cities’ at US-Mexico border today

WASHINGTON : The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration . President Donald Trump says he’s planning “tent cities” to house asylum-seeking Central American migrants who are traveling in caravans toward the U.S. Trump says in an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham that if any of […]

Trump says he’s reducing Central American aid over migrants

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday the U.S. would begin “cutting off, or substantially reducing” aid to three Central American nations over a migrant caravan heading to the U.S. southern border. Trump tweeted: “Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping […]

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