MLK Day to the Super Bowl: Five events that could pressure Congress, Trump over shutdown

MLK Day to the Super Bowl: Five events that could pressure Congress, Trump over...

There has been no progress in negotiations between Democrats and Republicans over funding government agencies and ending the partial shutdown despite heightened tensions. | M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico Government Shutdown Despite heightened tensions, there has been no progress in negotiations between Democrats and Republicans over funding government agencies. By REBECCA MORIN 01/19/2019 06:45 AM EST Both…
Shutdown squeezes every part of air travel

Shutdown squeezes every part of air travel

Transportation Trades Department's Larry Willis said politicians in Washington are the ones who need to find a way out of the crisis. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images The government shutdown is fraying U.S. air travel in ways big and small, not just spawning long security lines at some airports but canceling some pilot training, delaying purchases…
Beto O’Rourke’s road trip drives home his message

Beto O’Rourke’s road trip drives home his message

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, seen here on Election Day 2018, tells his friends and people he meets on the road that he has not made up his mind on running for president. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images 2020 Elections His musings might be mocked but he’s generating a torrent of media coverage. By DAVID SIDERS 01/19/2019…
Trump to propose immigration deal to end shutdown

Trump to propose immigration deal to end shutdown

Though President Donald Trump touted his forthcoming plan as a “major announcement,“ there are reasons to doubt it will mark a turning point in the 29-day standoff. | Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo Government Shutdown The president’s remarks Saturday will mark an attempt to end the 29-day impasse, though Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill appeared…
The red state that loves free college

The red state that loves free college

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. – Politically and culturally, the capital of Moore County is about as red-state America as you can get. Its rolling green hills are dotted with farmhouses, old barns and beaten-up trucks; the tiny town square features two barbecue joints and a “Dixie Outfitters” shop hawking Confederate memorabilia. Donald Trump drew 80 percent of…
The ‘I’m sorry’ 2020 Democratic primary

The ‘I’m sorry’ 2020 Democratic primary

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said she changed her views on gun rights when she became a senator and met with the Brooklyn family of a slain teenager. | Juana Summers/AP Photo 2020 Elections Expressions of regret for past positions out of step with today's Democratic Party have become an early staple of the presidential race.…
‘Theater of the absurd’: How the shutdown’s bleakest week unfolded for Trump

‘Theater of the absurd’: How the shutdown’s bleakest week unfolded for Trump

Some people close to President Trump worried that he appeared more concerned with scoring political points than reopening the government. | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images President Donald Trump met with a group of House lawmakers on Wednesday to talk about ending the month-long government shutdown. But he was more focused on the two people who weren’t…
Mueller team disputes aspects of Buzzfeed report on Trump, Cohen

Mueller team disputes aspects of Buzzfeed report on Trump, Cohen

Special counsel Robert Mueller's office is usually tight-lipped making Friday night's statement all the more glaring. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Legal The special counsel's normally tight-lipped operation issued a statement saying there were inaccuracies in a blockbuster report that the president instructed his former personal attorney to lie to Congress. By JOSH GERSTEIN and DARREN…
Cohen’s adviser presses lawmakers on safety concerns after Trump attacks

Cohen’s adviser presses lawmakers on safety concerns after Trump attacks

Lanny Davis, Cohen’s legal adviser and spokesman, traveled to Capitol Hill in recent days to discuss security and other logistical issues surrounding his client Michael Cohen. | Joseph Kaczmarek/AP A legal representative for Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen expressed concern to congressional investigators this week about his clients’ safety and urged Republicans to rein…
Democrats vow to investigate whether Trump told Cohen to lie before Congress

Democrats vow to investigate whether Trump told Cohen to lie before Congress

Some Republican lawmakers admitted that if President Donald Trump did encourage his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, then it will change the dynamic for him. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images Congress If true, legal experts say it's the clearest evidence yet that the president has committed a crime. By DARREN SAMUELSOHN 01/17/2019…

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