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  • The Latest: Senate GOP plans a vote aimed at ending shutdown

    The Latest: Senate GOP plans a vote aimed at ending shutdown0

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 7:30 p.m. A Senate showdown vote on a Republican plan for ending the federal shutdown is on track to occur by early Monday. Democrats say they have the votes to block it. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has proposed a measure financing the

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  • Lawmakers react to government shutdown with hashtags #TrumpShutdown, #SchumerShutdown

    Lawmakers react to government shutdown with hashtags #TrumpShutdown, #SchumerShutdown0

    It didn’t take long lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to react to the government shutdown at 12:01 a.m. While Republicans included the hashtag #SchumerShutdown, pointing the blame on the Sen. Chuck Schumer, Democrats opted for the #TrumpShutdown hashtag in their tweets. #TrumpShutdown appeared to be the more popular hashtag, however, landing the number-one

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  • Shutdown deadline nears; no accord in Trump-Schumer meeting

    Shutdown deadline nears; no accord in Trump-Schumer meeting0

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer met Friday afternoon in an eleventh-hour effort to avert a government shutdown, with a bitterly divided Washington locked in partisan stare-down over politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. Republicans and Democrats in Congress and the White House

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  • A free-for-all destroyed the Republican Party. Could Democrats be next?

    A free-for-all destroyed the Republican Party. Could Democrats be next?0

    I’ve been in Los Angeles this week, where the young and telegenic mayor, Eric Garcetti, is actively mulling a run for the Democratic presidential nomination — unless of course California decides to secede, in which case maybe he’ll settle for running a breakaway republic. In years past, it would have been hard to imagine what

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  • GOP senator denounces Trump attacks, recalls Stalin rhetoric

    GOP senator denounces Trump attacks, recalls Stalin rhetoric0

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s use of the terms “fake news” and “enemy of the people” is “shameful” and reminiscent of words infamously used by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin to describe his enemies, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday. In a speech on the Senate floor, Flake, of Arizona, called Trump’s repeated attacks on

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  • Doctor gives Trump a clean bill of health, physical and mental

    Doctor gives Trump a clean bill of health, physical and mental0

    President Trump needs to lose 10 to 15 pounds but is generally in excellent health and has no problems “whatsoever” with his mental ability, his official military doctor said Tuesday. Dr. Ronny Jackson predicted that Trump would stay in good health throughout his time in office, even if it stretches to a second term. “Absolutely

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