WASHINGTON - Congress takes up legislation this week to reopen the federal government after a new offer from President Donald Trump, but divergent efforts in the House and Senate look destined to go nowhere, leaving the month-old stalemate no closer to resolution. The Senate, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will take up a proposal announced by Trump on Saturday to reopen the government - trading temporary protections for young undocumented immigrants and other immigration provisions in exchange for $5.7 billion in border wall funding.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump's broad restrictions on transgender people serving in the military to go into effect while the legal battle continues in lower courts. The justices lifted nationwide injunctions that had kept the administration's policy from being implemented. It reversed an Obama-administration rule that would have opened the military to transgender men and women, and instead barred those who identify with a gender different from the one assigned at birth and who are seeking to transition.
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. - Two years ago, Jeff Daudert was fed up with politics. He wanted to shake up the status quo.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Scores of Afghan security forces were killed Monday when a suicide bomber in a Humvee rammed a training compound of the national intelligence agency in Wardak Province, officials there said. Taliban insurgents immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which some security officials in Kabul said had killed more than 120 people inside the facility and wounded many others. But provincial officials insisted that the toll was much lower. Spokesmen for the intelligence agency could not be reached Monday night to comment.
The number of Transportation Security Administration security airport workers who did not show up for duty Sunday reached a record 10 percent of the checkpoint workforce, leading to growing lines in several places, with the longest in Minneapolis and New Orleans. The union that represents the TSA workers, the American Federation of Government Employees, has warned since the federal shutdown began that its employees are among the lowest salaried on the federal pay scale and simply may be unable to make the commute to airports if stranded without a paycheck.
Jamie Birdwell-Branson had just moved to Toledo, when an old high school friend reached out on Facebook and asked to meet for breakfast so they could catch up. "She was so interested in meeting up that she agreed to meet up halfway between our two cities - which was about an hour's drive for each of us," Birdwell-Branson said. "I was so eager for friendship that I immediately agreed, even though I hadn't seen her in years."
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump was elected president partly by assuring the American people that "I alone can fix it." But precisely two years into his presidency, the government is not simply broken - it is in crisis, and Trump is grappling with the reality that he cannot fix it alone. Trump's management of the partial government shutdown - his first foray in divided government - has exposed as never before his shortcomings as a dealmaker.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump lashed out Sunday at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over stalled negotiations to end the partial government shutdown while rejecting conservative claims that his offer of temporary deportation protections for young immigrants amounts to amnesty. In a morning tweet, Trump claimed that Pelosi, D-Calif., and other Democrats "turned down my offer yesterday before I even got up to speak."
The images in a series of videos that went viral on social media Saturday showed a tense scene near the Lincoln Memorial. In them, a Native American man steadily beats his drum at the tail end of Friday's Indigenous Peoples March while singing a song of unity for indigenous people to "be strong" in the face of the ravages of colonialism that now include police brutality, poor access to health care and the ill effects of climate change on reservations. Surrounding him are a throng of young, mostly white teenage boys, several wearing Make America Great Again caps, with one standing about a f
Sen. Kamala Harris of California joined the 2020 presidential contest on Monday, thrusting a daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India into the Democratic race two years after she arrived in the Senate. Harris, a 54-year-old former prosecutor raised in a state that has been the crucible of the Trump resistance, expanded a growing field of candidates fighting for the nomination of a party that is increasingly nonwhite and fueled by women alienated by the president.