WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday if the government shutdown stalemate continued, Republicans should fund the government by changing Senate rules, which currently require a super-majority for legislation to advance, but top Republicans immediately dismissed the idea.
Pence tells U.S. troops: no immigration talks until government reopens
(Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Sunday that the Trump administration would not reopen talks with Democratic lawmakers on “illegal immigration” until the U.S. government shutdown had concluded.
What happens during a government shutdown? 7 things you should know
It may be a new year, but Congress is returning to the same old challenge they left behind in 2017 – agreeing on a budget.
On Day 2 of shutdown, Congress returns to find fix, end politically charged stalemate
Congress returns to work Sunday to try to strike a spending deal that would end the government shutdown that’s now in its second day.
Maine town manager under fire for promoting white separatism, criticizing Islam
The town manager of a small community in northern Maine has come under fire for promoting white separatist views and making comments critical of Islam, it was reported Saturday.
Alabama Dem Doug Jones votes with GOP on spending bill to avoid shutdown
Newly elected Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, in his most high-profile vote since taking office, was one five Democratic senators to vote overnight with Republicans on a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown.
Ryan orders ethics inquiry into Pa. lawmaker’s reported use of taxpayer cash to settle misconduct case
U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan has denied any harassment of an ex-aide. He will lose his seat on the ethics panel
McConnell promises vote on ending shutdown by 1 a.m. Monday
Day One of a government shutdown, filled with increasingly angry finger pointing from both Democrats and Republicans, on Saturday appeared to produce little in terms of a potential solution for the impasse on how to fund the government.
Pence makes diplomatic trip to Middle East, meets with Egypt’s el-Sissi first
Vice President Mike Pence met with Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Cairo on Saturday on the first leg of a trip to the volatile region.
First lady Melania Trump says first year has been ‘filled with many wonderful moments’
Melania Trump tweeted on President Trump’s one year inauguration anniversary.