Flynn kept FBI interview concealed from White House, Trump

A year ago today, Donald Trump’s newly sworn–in national security adviser, Michael Flynn, met privately in his West Wing office with FBI investigators interested in his communications with Russia’s ambassador, without a lawyer or the knowledge of the president and other top White House officials, according to people familiar with the matter. Flynn’s FBI interview on Jan. 24, 2017, set […]

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DACA: What you need to know

The government is open again, and now the fight begins over securing the fate of several hundred thousand immigrants known as Dreamers. To end the shutdown, Democrats exacted a promise from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring a legislative fix for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival recipients (DACA) to the floor on Feb. 8, if government remains open (that’s […]

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The Senate will take up immigration, but will the House — and Trump — follow?

The deal that ended the government shutdown on Monday paved the way for Senate consideration of immigration legislation, but it did nothing to ensure that the House would act on such a bill — or that President Trump would sign it. That has raised fears among immigrant advocates that the shutdown-ending compromise merely sets up a repeat of what happened […]

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Senate poised to break budget impasse, paving way for government to reopen

BREAKING: Senate Democrats are expected to join with Republicans Monday to approve a short-term spending bill to fund the government through Feb. 8, according to several Senate Democrats. House GOP leaders signaled they would back the measure, likely as soon as later Monday. Democrats and some Republicans had been seeking ironclad assurances from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) of a […]

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Congress can easily avoid shutdowns. Here’s why it doesn’t.

A government shutdown is like the weather. Everyone talks about it but nobody does anything about it. There’s one big difference between the weather and shutdown, however. Nobody can do anything about the weather while members of Congress can easily avoid shutdowns. Indeed, they usually do, with only four “true” shutdowns in modern times according to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, 18 […]

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Democrats’ Deep-Rooted Distrust of G.O.P. on Immigration

At the heart of the confrontation that led to a government shutdown lie two weeks of mixed messaging by the president — and two decades of deep-seated acrimony and suspicion between Democrats and Republicans on immigration. “The Dems just want illegal immigrants to pour into our nation unchecked,” President Trump tweeted Sunday. Senator Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky Republican and majority leader, said his […]

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House approves bill to keep government open

The House passed a short-term extension of government funding late Thursday after Republican leaders, with help from President Trump, cobbled together enough GOP votes to overcome an internal revolt. Still, the possibility of a federal shutdown moved closer to a certainty after Senate Democrats rallied against the GOP proposal, announcing they would not lend their votes to a bill that […]

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