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Nancy Pelosi Sets A Shutdown Trap For Mitch McConnell

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is setting Mitch McConnell up to own the shutdown by passing a bill to fund the FAA.
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Ted Cruz: Dems 'Cloak' Support for Open Borders by Claiming It's Compassionate

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Sen. Ted Cruz called out top Democrats for continuing to fight against funding President Trump's border wall, claiming they know they're wrong on the issue.
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Trump Vows Changes to H1-B Visa Program For Skilled Immigrants

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President Donald Trump said Friday he wants to improve the visa process for skilled foreign workers legally in the country.
The announcement via Twitter comes as Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall fight with Democrats in Congress has kept the federal government closed for 21 days. The president's tweet made no reference to the bitter stalemate over funding the wall, which he argues will curb illegal immigration and make the U.S. safer from violent foreigners.
Trump said holders of H1-B visas by professionals could “rest assured that changes are soon coming which will bring both simplicity and...
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House passes bill to reopen some agencies shut down in wall fight

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The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday to restore funding for some federal agencies that have been shut down by a fight with President Donald Trump over border wall funding, as an estimated 800,000 government workers, from tax collectors to FBI agents, missed their first paycheck.
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Democrat-led House passes bill to reopen some agencies shut down in wall fight

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By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday to restore funding for federal agencies that have been shut down by a fight with President Trump over border wall funding, as some 800,000 government workers, from tax collectors to FBI agents, missed their first paycheck. But a full resumption...
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Feds: Georgia Man Was Plotting White House Attack

Feds: Georgia Man Was Plotting White House Attack

A 21-year-old Georgia man has been arrested for allegedly plotting to attack the White House and other federal buildings, CNN reports. Authorities say Hasher Taheb planned to... Read more ...

US military says American troops killed in Syria blast

US military says American troops killed in Syria blast

By BASSEM MROUE BEIRUT - The U.S. military says a number of service members were killed Wednesday in an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria - the first... Read more ...

Pelosi Sends Trump a Letter With a Big Ask

Pelosi Sends Trump a Letter With a Big Ask

On Jan. 3 she formally invited him to deliver the State of the Union address on Jan. 29; just shy of two weeks later, Nancy Pelosi wants it rescheduled until after the shutdown... Read more ...

The complete history of the US State of the Union address

The complete history of the US State of the Union address

The State of the Union address has a long, interesting history that dates back to President George Washington. The address is derived from the US Constitution, and different... Read more ...

Federal prosecutors are leading a criminal investigation into Huawei and...

Federal prosecutors are leading a criminal investigation into Huawei and allegations that it stole trade secrets from US companies

Federal prosecutors are investigating the Chinese electronics giant Huawei for allegedly stealing trade secrets from US companies, according to a Wall Street Journal report on... Read more ...

A Coal Baron's Takeover of the EPA Is Nearly Complete

A Coal Baron's Takeover of the EPA Is Nearly Complete

A few weeks after President Donald Trump moved into the White House, he received a memo from one of his biggest campaign donors : Robert Murray, the CEO of Murray Energy... Read more ...

' WheresMitch?': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other freshmen Democrats are...

' WheresMitch?': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other freshmen Democrats are moving blame for the shutdown from Trump to Mitch McConnell

Freshmen House Democrats marched through the halls of Congress on Wednesday to deliver a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanding that he hold a vote to... Read more ...

Shutdown Will Be Worse For Economy Than First Thought, White House Says

Shutdown Will Be Worse For Economy Than First Thought, White House Says

White House officials reportedly say that each week of the shutdown will subtract 0.1 percentage point from growth - double the administration's original estimate. (Image... Read more ...

Trump's own party slams his Syria 'retreat' after ISIS-claimed attack kills...

Trump's own party slams his Syria 'retreat' after ISIS-claimed attack kills US troops

Top Republicans pointed to an ISIS-claimed attack in Syria on Wednesday as a sign President Trump should not move forward with his plan to withdraw US troops from the... Read more ...

Was Pelosi's State of the Union Move a Foolish One?

Was Pelosi's State of the Union Move a Foolish One?

In a letter to President Trump on Wednesday, Nancy Pelosi suggested that the State of the Union address, scheduled for Jan. 29, be postponed until after the shutdown ends or... Read more ...