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  • WASHINGTON— He wrote a book on the art of negotiation and was elected to office claiming he alone could end Washington gridlock, but President Donald Trump's latest attempt to broker a big, bipartisan deal has turned into a big mess. "Negotiating in politics is a lot different than real estate," said GOP strategist Alex Conant. Nobody runs for Congress because they...

  • WASHINGTON— He wrote a book on the art of negotiation and was elected to office claiming he alone could end Washington gridlock, but President Donald Trump's latest attempt to broker a big, bipartisan deal has turned into a big mess. "Negotiating in politics is a lot different than real estate," said GOP strategist Alex Conant. Nobody runs for Congress because they...

  • WASHINGTON— The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction. The slide toward closure lacked for high drama: The Senate vote was all but predetermined, and since the...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on the budget battle in Congress:. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is accusing President Donald Trump of reneging on a deal he thought they had neared on immigration and spending. The New York Democrat said on the Senate floor that after a White House meeting Friday with Trump, he thought "in my heart" that senators could complete an...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on the budget battle in Congress:. Republicans control the Senate 51-49. The GOP needed 60 votes to prevail, but the tally was 50-48 as of 11 p.m. Eastern time. The Senate is awaiting a final vote from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

  • A placard in front of the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo during a Catholic Church-backed anti-abortion rally in August 2011 in Manila.

    Donald Trump will become the third sitting U.S. president to address anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday.

  • An eleventh-hour effort to stave off the shutdown for four weeks appeared to fall well short in the Senate, and lawmakers preemptively traded blame as the midnight deadline neared. After hours of heated closed-door meetings and phone calls, including with the White House, the Senate scheduled its late-night vote on a House-passed plan. The president watched...

  • WASHINGTON— It's a stretch, at best, to think the military would bear the brunt of a partial government shutdown, as President Donald Trump asserted Thursday at the Pentagon. Although he was meeting Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and other senior Pentagon officials to get briefed on two key defense reports— on nuclear policy and defense strategy— Trump emphasized...

  • The Republican-controlled House approved funding through Feb. 16 on a mostly partisan vote of 230-197, sending the stopgap bill to the Senate for consideration as President Donald Trump pushed hard for a measure to sign before Friday's deadline. However, a mix of Democrats and Republicans in the Senate who oppose the House bill for varying reasons left the...

  • Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)

    The bill now heads to a Senate where lawmakers face a tougher task in extending government funding

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- Legislation to avoid a U.S. government shutdown at midnight on Friday advanced in Congress as the House of Representatives on Thursday night approved an extension of federal funds through Feb. 16, although the bill faced uncertain prospects in the Senate. On a mostly partisan vote of 230-197, the Republican-controlled House approved the...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- Legislation to avoid a U.S. government shutdown at midnight on Friday advanced in Congress, as the House of Representatives on Thursday night approved an extension of federal funds through Feb. 16, although the bill faced uncertain prospects in the Senate. On a mostly partisan vote of 230-197, the Republican-controlled House approved the...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- Legislation to avoid a U.S. government shutdown at midnight on Friday advanced in Congress, as the House of Representatives on Thursday night approved an extension of federal funds through Feb. 16, although the bill faced uncertain prospects in the Senate. On a mostly partisan vote of 230-197, the Republican-controlled House approved the...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- U.S. House Republicans said late on Thursday they had made progress toward passing a short-term extension of government funding to avert a politically embarrassing shutdown, after a day of tough negotiations and confusion when President Donald Trump offered mixed signals on the stopgap plan. The White House later said the president fully...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives said President Donald Trump does support a bill the House is set to vote on Thursday to provide a short-term extension of government funding. "I spoke with the president. He fully supports passing what we're bringing to the floor today, "House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters.

  • A person takes cover under an umbrella while snapping a photo of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

    Ryan's comment came as doubts emerged about the Senate's ability to approve the same short-term funding legislation.

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI)

    A tweet by President Donald Trump on Thursday morning threw more confusion into the effort to avoid a shutdown.

  • Donald Trump

    "CHIP should be part of a long term solution, not a 30 Day, or short term, extension!" the president tweets.

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, accompanied by Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), speaks at a news conference following a closed House Republican conference meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 19, 2017.

    Parts of the government will shut down if Congress cannot pass a spending bill by the end of Friday.

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI)

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) takes questions during a news conference on Wednesday about the looming government shutdown.