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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The U.S. economy is taking a larger-than-expected hit from the partial government shutdown, White House estimates showed on Tuesday, as congressional Democrats rejected President Donald Trump's invitation to discuss the issue. Trump invited a bipartisan group of members of Congress for lunch at 12:30 p.m. EST to discuss the standoff but...

  • BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, Jan 9- U.S. officials used three days of trade talks in Beijing to demand more details on China's pledge to make big purchases of American goods, as well as to push for ways to hold China to any commitments on changes to industrial policies. The meetings in China were the first face-to-face negotiations since U.S. Washington has presented...

  • BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, Jan 9- U.S.- China trade talks ended on Wednesday with negotiators focused on Beijing's pledge to buy "a substantial amount" of agricultural, energy and manufactured goods and services from the United States, the U.S. Trump, who has accused China and other nations of exploiting the United States in global trade, has said he will raise tariffs to...

  • A U.S. border patrol agent on the U.S. and Mexico border near Sunland Park, New Mexico.

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday that CBP stopped nearly 4,000 known or suspected terrorists from crossing the southern border in fiscal year 2018.

  • President Donald Trump (C) inspects border wall prototypes in San Diego, California on March 13, 2018.

    Trump will "meet with those on the frontlines of the national security and humanitarian crisis" at the southern border, White House press secretary Sanders said.

  • *White House says Trump' isn't going to back off'. WASHINGTON, Jan 4- President Donald Trump and congressional leaders were entrenched ahead of a meeting on Friday to try to end a partial U.S. government shutdown over his demand for $5 billion to build a wall on the border with Mexico. "The president isn't going to back off," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told...

  • Laborers build part of a border wall in Texas.

    If the last face-to-face meeting among Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer and President Donald Trump is any guide, the discussion could prove tense — and unproductive.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 2- President Donald Trump said U.S. homeland security officials will make a plea for a southern border wall in a White House meeting with congressional leaders on Wednesday, adding that he was open to working on a path to legal status for young illegal immigrants known as Dreamers. Trump invited Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress to...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 2- President Donald Trump invited Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress to the White House for a border security briefing on Wednesday, the 12th day of a partial U.S. government shutdown triggered by his demand for $5 billion in border wall funding. Department of Homeland Security officials will brief the congressional leaders, White...

  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker designate Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speak to reporters after meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 11, 2018.

    The briefing comes as Trump continues to demand $5 billion in taxpayer money for the border wall and Democratic leaders have shown no willingness to agree to it.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 2- President Donald Trump invited Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress to the White House on Wednesday for a border security briefing on the 12th day of a partial federal government shutdown triggered by the Republican president's demand for $5 billion in border wall funding. Senior Department of Homeland Security officials will...

  • US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive to speak to members of the US military during an unannounced trip to Al Asad Air Base in Iraq on December 26, 2018.

    Iraqi lawmakers Thursday demanded U.S. forces leave the country following a surprise visit by President Donald Trump that politicians denounced as arrogant and a violation of national sovereignty.

  • President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greet military personnel at the dining facility during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq December 26, 2018.

    This is the first time Trump has visited U.S. troops in a war zone since becoming president.

  • President Donald Trump conceded on Friday there was a good chance the Senate would not approve his demand for $5 billion toward funding his border wall project and that there probably would be a government shutdown beginning at midnight. "President Trump, you own the shutdown," he said on the Senate floor. " Trump had summoned Senate Republicans to the White House...

  • President Donald Trump conceded on Friday there was a good chance the Senate would approve his demand for $5 billion toward funding his border wall project and that there would probably would be a government shutdown beginning at midnight. After the White House meeting, Trump said there was a good chance a bill with wall funding would be defeated in the Senate...

  • There appeared to be little chance the Senate would go along with a bill passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday that would give Trump $5 billion toward building the wall on the Mexican border- one of the major themes of his presidency. Republican Senator Richard Shelby said he doubted the issue would be resolved on Friday while John Cornyn, the No. 2...

  • The Republicans gathered at the White House at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the dilemma. Senator Richard Shelby said he doubted the issue would be resolved on Friday, and John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, said there may be room for compromise but that Trump is unlikely to go for any bill that does not include money for the border wall he has been promoting...

  • President Donald Trump on Friday threatened a "very long" government shutdown just hours ahead of a midnight deadline, calling on the Senate to pass spending legislation with his $5 billion demand for border wall funding and seeking to shift blame for a holiday showdown to Democrats. Republican senators were to meet with Trump at the White House at 10:30 a.m....

  • President Donald Trump on Friday threatened a "very long" government shutdown just hours ahead of a midnight deadline, calling on the Senate to pass spending legislation with his $5 billion demand for border wall funding and seeking to shift blame for a holiday showdown to Democrats. In a series of early-morning tweets on Friday, Trump urged Senate Majority...

  • President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the USA Thank You Tour 2016 at the Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center December 13, 2016, in West Allis, Wisconsin.

    White House spokeswoman Sara Huckabee Sanders says Trump would not leave Washington if there is a partial government shutdown. The president has been expected to spend 16 days at his luxurious Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.