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U.S. government shutdown looms amid harsh immigration exchange

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Partisan finger-pointing over immigration policy on Tuesday left the U.S. Congress and the White House stumbling closer to a possible federal government shutdown by the end of the week, although Wall Street held out hopes for a deal to prevent that.


Trump’s embrace of earmarks spurs push for congressional revival

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It’s been seven years since House Speaker John A. Boehner killed earmarks following a series of scandals. Now the Rules Committee is poised to hold hearings on possibly reviving the practice.

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‘I did not hear that word used’: DHS Secretary Nielsen responds when asked about Trump’s vulgar comments

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Kristjen Nielsen was at the meeting last Thursday. Her testimony comes as Congress nears a potential shutdown driven in part by disagreements over immigration policy.

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U. S. Chamber of Commerce to push Trump, Congress to raise the gas tax to fund infrastructure

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The nation’s largest business lobby is calling for a 25-cent-per-gallon increase on a levy that hasn’t been raised since 1993.

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Steve Bannon to testify in Congress in wake of explosive book on Trump

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January 16, 2018 10:53 PM
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Former White House strategist Steve Bannon was expected to be peppered with questions on the Trump campaign's links to Russia in closed testimony to the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday (Jan 16).


Government shutdown looms as DACA deal stalls

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The anger over President Trump's reported vulgar talk on immigration is now closer to forcing a government shutdown. Congress needs to pass some kind of spending bill by Friday but that's in jeopardy over GOP plans to phase out the DACA program that protects young undocumented immigrants. Nancy Cordes reports.


With CHIP funds running low, doctors and parents scramble to cover kids' needs

Added: 16.01.2018 6:39 | 0 views | 0 comments

Dr. Mahendra Patel, a pediatric cancer doctor, has begun giving away medications to some of his patients. He's determined not to disrupt their treatments for serious illnesses, like leukemia, should Congress fail to come up with renewed funding for a key children's health program now hostage to partisan politics.


Republicans urge focus on immigration issue

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Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida, both Republicans, focused on immigration and DACA when asked about President Trump's reported comments about African countries and Haiti on Monday. (Jan. 16)


[Ticker] SPD Berlin branch votes against Merkel coalition

Added: 16.01.2018 2:51 | 0 views | 0 comments

A majority (21-8) of SPD's Berlin board members has voted against a new 'Grand Coalition' as agreed by CDU, CSU and SPD leaders on Friday, while in Brandenburg a majority (9-2) approved the deal, reported Spiegel. A 600-strong SPD congress in Bonn will vote on the deal on Sunday. SPD dropped one point to 18.5 percent in polls compared to last week, according to an Bild/Insa poll on Tuesday.

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