Trump’s lawyer says president “very eager” to talk to Mueller

President Trump’s attorney Ty Cobb says the president is “very eager” to speak to special counsel Robert Mueller for his Russia investigation. In an interview with CBS News’ chief White House correspondent Major Garrett on this week’s “The Takeout” podcast, Cobb said Mr. Trump wants to put the matter to rest, and he told Garrett there are “active discussions” about a special […]

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Democrats dig in on immigration, shutdown risk or no

President Donald Trump says a children’s health insurance program shouldn’t be part of a short-term budget deal. Trump favors making the program part of “a long term solution, not a 30 Day, or short term, extension!” Trump is referring to the Children’s Health Insurance Program, also known as CHIP House Republican leaders have included a six-year renewal in a short-term […]

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Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

Hard-line conservatives threatened late Tuesday to scuttle Republican leaders’ plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown, saying GOP leaders now lack the votes to push their proposal through the House. The setback came as a deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation also remained distant. The intransigence by the House Freedom Caucus came as […]

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Big decisions await Congress on immigration

Before a potential government shutdown at midnight Friday night, a host of leftover Washington business is bottled up in Congress, waiting on a deal to prevent the deportation of young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and an agreement on other immigration-related issues, including President Donald Trump’s long-sought U.S.-Mexico border wall. Lawmakers in both major parties are confronted […]

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Inside the tense, profane White House meeting on immigration

When President Trump spoke by phone with Sen. Richard J. Durbin around 10:15 a.m. last Thursday, he expressed pleasure with Durbin’s outline of a bipartisan immigration pact and praised the high-ranking Illinois Democrat’s efforts, according to White House officials and congressional aides. The president then asked if Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), his onetime foe turned ally, was on board, […]

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As Shutdown Talk Rises

 President Trump’s incendiary words about immigration have dampened the prospects that a broad spending and immigration deal can be reached by the end of the week, raising the possibility of a government shutdown with unknown political consequences for lawmakers in both parties. Democrats facing re-election in states that Mr. Trump carried in 2016 fear that a government funding crisis, precipitated […]

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Dems aim for, and GOP worries about, midterm election wave

Buoyed by a string of Republican retirements and President Donald Trump’s persistently low approval rating, Democrats are increasingly hopeful about their chances for a midterm election wave that would give them control of the House and deliver a blow to the president. The number of Republicans bowing out rather than bearing down for tough races is the latest worrisome sign […]

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