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Trump is learning a tough lesson about presidential persuasion from the border wall impasse

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Over the past week, President Donald Trump has pulled out all the stops to seize the upper hand in the ongoing government shutdown fight. He's made his case in a prime-time Oval Office address. He's flown to McAllen, Texas, the site of his much desired border wall - where he met with border patrol agents and vowed , “The buck stops with everybody.” He called a meeting with top Democratic lawmakers, only to subsequently leave that meeting in a huff, declaring it to be “a waste of time.”
All in all, Trump's week has been brash, extravagant, and unpredictable. In other words, right in his...
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WATCH: Majority of Americans blame Trump, GOP for shutdown: Poll

WATCH: Majority of Americans blame Trump, GOP for shutdown: Poll

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., one of the president's top allies, is now urging him to temporarily reopen the government while Republicans negotiate with Democrats.
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Newt Gingrich: Lessons Learned From Past Government Shutdowns

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David Greene talks to Newt Gingrich, former GOP speaker of the House, who presided over one of the longest shutdowns of the federal government. In 1995, parts of the government closed for 21 days.
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Bush gets pizza for Secret Service, calls for end to shutdown

Bush gets pizza for Secret Service, calls for end to shutdown

Former President George W. Bush called for federal lawmakers to "put politics aside" and end the shutdown in an Instagram post that showed him giving pizza to his Secret... Read more ...

Officer who shot Chicago teen Laquan McDonald sentenced to nearly 7 years

Officer who shot Chicago teen Laquan McDonald sentenced to nearly 7 years

Jason Van Dyke was convicted last year of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery - one for each bullet fired at Laquan McDonald. Read more ...

Mueller's office disputes bombshell report on Trump's alleged involvement...

Mueller's office disputes bombshell report on Trump's alleged involvement with Michael Cohen's testimony to Congress

Special counsel Robert Mueller's office disputed a BuzzFeed News report that said Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's longtime attorney, was instructed by Trump to lie to... Read more ...

The farewell shows: Which TV series are ending this year?

The farewell shows: Which TV series are ending this year?

As the great American philosopher Neil Sedaka once opined, “breaking up is hard to do.” But that's the dilemma facing many TV viewers in 2019 as an extraordinary number of... Read more ...

Move over, Backstreet Boys: Superintendent belts out pop parody songs for...

Move over, Backstreet Boys: Superintendent belts out pop parody songs for every school closure

Students at an Iowa school district have something else to look forward to when waiting to hear about a school closure announcement: seeing which song the school superintendent... Read more ...

Jason Van Dyke sentenced to 6 years for murdering Laquan McDonald

Jason Van Dyke sentenced to 6 years for murdering Laquan McDonald

Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced to six years in prison for the murder of Laquan McDonald in 2014, Judge Vincent Gaughan ruled Friday evening. Van... Read more ...

President Trump, North Korean Leader Kim Agree To Second Meeting Next Month

President Trump, North Korean Leader Kim Agree To Second Meeting Next Month

Trump first met with Kim in June 2018 in Singapore, and the two appeared to form an unlikely bond after Trump had previously criticized Kim on Twitter, slamming him as "Little... Read more ...

Trump administration bars congressional travel on government aircraft until...

Trump administration bars congressional travel on government aircraft until shutdown ends

It comes a day after President Donald Trump sent a memo to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, cancelling a military plane she had planned to take on a trip to Afghanistan. Read more ...

BuzzFeed: Officials say Trump directed former attorney Michael Cohen to lie...

BuzzFeed: Officials say Trump directed former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress

President Donald Trump personally directed his longtime former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the Moscow Trump Tower project, two federal law enforcement... Read more ...

Trump says he'll make a 'major announcement' about the government shutdown...

Trump says he'll make a 'major announcement' about the government shutdown on Saturday

President Donald Trump said he will make a "major announcement" regarding the US-Mexico border on Saturday afternoon. The scheduled announcement will be held as the ongoing... Read more ...