WASHINGTON - The threat of another government shutdown receded Tuesday as lawmakers lined up behind a fragile border security compromise and President Donald Trump predicted that federal agencies would stay open. Trump did not publicly endorse the bipartisan agreement, which offers just a fraction of the money he's sought for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. But with a shutdown deadline looming Friday at midnight, the president suggested he might be able to accept the deal, saying he could take other steps to fund his wall. "Am I happy at first glance?
WASHINGTON - The Senate Tuesday passed the most sweeping conservation legislation in a decade, protecting millions of acres of land and hundreds of miles of wild rivers across the country and establishing four new national monuments honoring heroes from Civil War soldiers to a civil rights icon. The 662-page measure, which passed 92 to 8, represented an old-fashioned approach to dealmaking that has largely disappeared on Capitol Hill. Senators from across the ideological spectrum celebrated home-state gains and congratulated each other for bridging the partisan divide.
The 2016 nominating conventions had recently concluded and the presidential race was hitting a new level of intensity when Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's campaign chairman, ducked into an unusual dinner meeting at a private cigar club a few blocks away from the campaign's Trump Tower headquarters in Manhattan. Court records show Manafort was joined at some point by his campaign deputy, Rick Gates, at the session at the Grand Havana Club, a mahogany wood-paneled room with floor-to-ceiling windows offering panaromic views of the city. The two Americans met with an overseas guest, a longtime e
Mark Kelly, the retired astronaut and husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., will run for the Senate seat from Arizona formerly held by John McCain, setting up a potentially competitive 2020 race in an increasingly purple state. "My next mission... #FullSpeedAhead #ForArizona," Kelly said in a post on Twitter.
Influence Salubi was at work when he got the call from the nanny telling him that something was wrong. His 8-month-old daughter had been happy and healthy when he had left the house hours earlier but when he rushed home, she was lifeless. Her feet were cold. Her arms went limp. Milk poured out of her nose and mouth. "What did you do?! What happened?!" Salubi recalled screaming to the nanny before trying to suck out the liquid streaming from his child's face.
WASHINGTON -- Key lawmakers expressed guarded optimism late Monday, Feb. 11, that they would be able to avoid another government shutdown, saying they were making progress in a series of late-stage meetings meant to resolve disputes about immigration rules. The outcome remains uncertain, as negotiators must cut a deal before midnight Friday on funding for a series of federal departments. But after back-to-back-to-back meetings between party leaders, they signaled the pathway for a deal had emerged, even if some details remained unsettled.
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., again faced accusations of anti-Semitism on Sunday night after she suggested in tweets, which started with a Puff Daddy rap lyric, that members of Congress support Israel because of money from the pro-Israel lobby. It's the second time this month that Omar has become entangled in a Twitter controversy replete with emoji and snarky clapbacks centered on the complex Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
WASHINGTON - Key lawmakers plan to meet Monday afternoon, Feb. 11, in a late-stage bid to avert another government shutdown, trying to revive talks that derailed over the weekend amid a dispute on immigration enforcement rules. House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., will attend the meeting, two congressional aides said. The lawmakers lead a bipartisan committee charged with striking a border security deal to stave off a government shutdown at week's end.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court's shift to the right has intensified the long-running battle over abortion, with activists on both sides racing to pass new laws and capitalize on the divisive issue ahead of the 2020 elections. In several states, advocates of abortion rights have launched an aggressive campaign to shore up and expand guaranteed access to abortion in anticipation of adverse action by the court. At the same time, abortion opponents are pressing sharp restrictions on the procedure - potential test cases for the new conservative majority.
The 2019 NFL offseason is already well underway, and the next few months will feature major roster changes across the league via salary cap casualties, free agent signings and April's draft selections. How will things unfold over the next 12 months? Here are 10 bold predictions: 1. The San Francisco 49ers will add Antonio Brown and Earl Thomas, then improve to 8-8 or better.