White House tries to avert Senate defeat on border emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is trying to prevent a high-profile congressional rejection of President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency at the southwest border, or at least reduce the nu...

In Dems' 'Medicare for All' battle cry, GOP sees '20 weapon

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Medicare for All" has become catnip for Democratic presidential candidates and many lawmakers, yet Republicans prepping for next year's congressional races are also flocking to it —...

NC's Tillis is 2nd GOP senator to oppose Trump emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis says he'll vote to block President Donald Trump's emergency declaration at the border with Mexico, becoming the second Senate Republican to do so. ...

GOP, sensing campaign issue, pushes abortion vote in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are pushing the Senate toward a vote Monday on legislation that would threaten prison for doctors who don't try saving the life of infants born alive during abortions. ...

Democrats prepare resolution against Trump's declaration

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are preparing to take a defiant stance against President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration seeking to fund his Southwest border wall without congressional...

House Dems readying bill to block Trump's border emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats plan to file a resolution as soon as Friday that's aimed at blocking President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency at the Southwest border. T...

Trump declares emergency at border after stinging defeat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border after a stinging budget defeat. Trump is moving to secure more money for his long-promised wall by ...

Border deal: Trump falls short on wall, Dems get less too

WASHINGTON (AP) — The undisputed grand prize at stake for President Donald Trump in the border security talks was money for his proposed wall with Mexico. He flat out got much less than he demanded. ...

Budget deal allows far less money than Trump wanted for wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up ov...

Budget deal allows far less money than Trump wanted for wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up ov...

Budget deal allows far less money than Trump wanted for wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up ov...

Negotiations hit snag as shutdown deadline approaches

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is refusing to rule out the possibility that the federal government may shut down again. Negotiators are clashing over whether to limit the number o...

Hopes rise for border funding deal - if Trump will go along

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Hill talks to resolve an impasse over President Donald Trump's demands for billions of dollars for his long-sought border wall are inching forward, with lawmakers focused fir...

Democrats open budget talks with plan lacking wall money

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats offered a border security plan on the opening day of budget talks as another partial government shutdown looms in the weeks ahead. The Democ...

Lawmakers hopeful of agreement that would prevent shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Hill negotiators are hopeful of an agreement as they officially kick off talks on a homeland security spending bill that is trapped in a stalemate over President Donald Trump...