In a rare Saturday address, the president is not expected to declare a national emergency at the southern border, according to two people familiar with White House planning.
Cooler heads prevailed in the House this past week, but lawmakers nearly came to blows over a single vote and a shouted remark. The shutdown is taking a toll on political discourse.
While flashy liberal freshmen soak up the attention, more moderate Democrats who won G.O.P. districts in November are searching for compromise to end the shutdown.
Two years after millions marched in an unambiguous rebuke to President Trump, smaller crowds are expected this Saturday.
Some Democrats still blame Mr. O’Rourke for his embrace of a Texas Republican, Will Hurd, and wonder whether he can be counted on as a liberal ally.
Lindsey Graham, who met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said he was on a mission to ensure that the withdrawal of troops did not damage American long-term interests.
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Matthew Houck, who has long recorded and performed as Phosphorescent, performed with his band last month at the East Williamsburg venue Brooklyn Steel for the second to last show (opener: Liz Cooper & the Stampede) of their European and US tour. Houck, best known for his breakthrough album, Muchacho, recently released the follow-up album […]
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Across the country, pawnbrokers report they are seeing a steady trickle of federal employees, many of them first-time customers, looking for short-term loans.
The president directed his lawyer to lie to Congress about his involvement in talks to build a skyscraper in Moscow, BuzzFeed reported. The article could not be independently confirmed.
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The Treasury Secretary, who has come under fire for previous air travel decisions, has reimbursed Mr. Milken for the flight, a spokesman said. Mr. Milken served time in prison for securities fraud.
For Mr. Jones, the fight over the shutdown, in a state where President Trump is popular and many federal workers live, is a reminder that his party’s views are out of step back home.
The escalating dispute between the House speaker and the president comes as the record-breaking partial government shutdown continues with no end in sight.
The decision by Democrats, and the president’s suggestion that he would have an announcement on Saturday, were the first indications of possible movement over the shutdown.
On Friday, the fifth day of this year’s historic strike teachers’ strike in Los Angeles, an exodus of students, parents, teachers, and supporters flooded out of the nearby Metro station, and stomped onto the muddy greenery at Grand Park in downtown LA. With the first hint of sunshine in days, the mood at Grand Park […]
Negotiations over eliminating North Korea’s nuclear arsenal have made little progress since the two leaders’ June meeting in Singapore.
The chief counsel to Gov. Philip D. Murphy hewed repeatedly on Friday to his explanation that he did not tell the governor earlier about the accusation because of confidentiality policy.
The chairmen of key House committees said they would look into the allegations, which the president’s attorney has flatly denied.
Senator Jeff Merkley asked the F.B.I. to open an inquiry, citing a document that he said conflicted with the homeland security secretary’s congressional testimony on family separations at the border.
The federal shutdown has brought a particular chill to Kodiak, a small town of 6,300 on an isolated island in the Gulf of Alaska.
Jason Van Dyke, the white former Chicago police officer who was convicted of second-degree murder in October for killing black 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014, has been sentenced to 81 months, or nearly seven years, in prison. The decision Friday concludes a yearslong legal battle, which included a separate trial for three officers who were […]
President Trump revived an old and still unproved rumor that hints that Islamic migrants were entering the United States through Mexico and could pose a terrorism threat.
The Internal Revenue Service issued regulations governing a 20 percent deduction for so-called pass-through companies.
A British court ruling opened a rare window onto tense diplomatic negotiations over the fate of two Britons accused of imprisoning and beheading Western hostages as part of a notorious ISIS cell.
As the Supreme Court considered a major immigration case on whether detained migrants could be held without bond hearings, the Trump administration assured the justices that it would continue to uphold a policy ensuring that immigrants would have a fair shot at release. But behind the scenes, top administration officials were considering a different plan: […]
The renowned soul singer said in a statement to Variety that it was “unfortunate that our national anthem has been dragged into this debate.”
Ron DeSantis, the new Republican governor, suspended Susan Bucher on Friday, saying she had demonstrated incompetence and neglect.