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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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Feds: Georgia Man Was Plotting White House Attack

Feds: Georgia Man Was Plotting White House Attack

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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

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The complete history of the US State of the Union address

The complete history of the US State of the Union address

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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

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

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

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' 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 ...