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Mar 05, 2019
In huge blow to Donald Trump, Republican controlled US Senate has enough votes to reject emergency declaration over border wall fundingUS Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged Monday that opponents of President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border have enough votes in the Republican-led Senate to prevail on a resolution aimed at blocking the move.
Feb 23, 2019
Donald Trump picks US ambassador to Canada, Kelly Craft, for UN post after Heather Nauert withdraws from raceKelly Craft, a Kentucky native, was a member of the US delegation to the UN General Assembly under President George W Bush’s administration.
Jan 23, 2019
US Senate to vote Thursday on two proposals to end shutdown; Chuck Schumer urges Republicans to sign on 'stop-gap' billEach proposal would require 60 votes to advance in the 100-member body, a high threshold, given the current level of partisan rancor over who is to blame for the shutdown.
Jan 20, 2019
US Senate to vote on Donald Trump's 'compromise' immigration plan next week as majority leader calls for bipartisanshipSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Saturday said that he will take up legislation on Trump's immigration plan next week, in exchange for funding of the border wall that would end the nearly month-long partial government shutdown.
Jan 01, 2019
As US shutdown reaches breaking point, Donald Trump Govt sued by America’s largest labour union over unpaid wagesThe Donald Trump government has been sued by America’s largest labour union representing about 400,000 federal employees seeking damages for being forced to work without pay during the partial government shutdown brought on by Donald Trump’s 11th hour tantrum over his $5 billion demand for a border wall, just days before the Christmas holidays in the US.
Dec 26, 2018
8-year-old Guatemala boy dies in US immigration custody as Donald Trump continues railing about border wallAn 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died in government custody in New Mexico early Tuesday, U.S. immigration authorities said, marking the second death of an immigrant child in detention this month.
Dec 22, 2018
Scared and isolated, Donald Trump drags US Govt to shutdown, gambles with jobs of 800,000 employees over demand of $5 bn for border wallMore than 400,000 US government employees will go without pay, 380,000 will be put on leave without pay as America hurtles towards a partial government shutdown days before the Christmas holidays and all this is happening over another Donald Trump tantrum. That's the short story of a wild and endless day in Washington DC when many stunned lawmakers who had just gone home for the holidays had to scramble back on flights and trains to the capital city to cast their votes for a downright ridiculous Trump negotiation drama.
Dec 12, 2018
US Border Wall: Democrats offer Donald Trump grim preview of life under divided govt for next 2 yearsIn a wild Oval Office confrontation, President Donald Trump heatedly threatened to shut down the US government Tuesday as he and Democratic leaders bickered over funding for his promised border wall and offered a grim preview of life in Washington the next two years under divided government.
Oct 04, 2018
US Senate to cast procedural vote on Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to Supreme Court on Friday; final vote on SaturdayThe US Senate's Republican leadership moved forward with the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, setting up a Friday procedural vote and a final floor vote on Saturday.
Mar 03, 2018
Donald Trump's shifting stance on gun control leaves lawmakers befuddled, Washington baffledIn his quest to tackle gun violence, President Donald Trump has ricocheted between calling for tougher laws and declaring his fealty to the Second Amendment's right to bear arms, leaving a trail of befuddled lawmakers and advocates in his wake. One thing he still has not done: clearly outline his legislative priorities.