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Trump would extend ‘Dreamers’ and TPS protection in exchange for full border wall funding

Pete Marovich/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) —  President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that in exchange for border wall funding and ending the partial government shutdown, he would extend temporary protections for so-called “Dreamers” and those with Temporary Protected Status — two key issues for congressional Democrats who nevertheless appeared to hold their ground on refusing the president’s…read more »

Special counsel office: Parts of Buzzfeed article tying Trump to Cohen’s lies to Congress are not accurate

Martin H. Simon – Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday took the unusual step of publicly denying portions of a media report published by BuzzFeed News. The article, posted Thursday night on BuzzFeed, suggests that President Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen, his former personal attorney and fixer, to lie in his testimony…read more »

President Trump meets with families of soldiers killed in Syria

Martin H. Simon/Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday to meet with the families of four Americans killed last week in a terrorist attack in Syria.After spending time with the victims’ families, the president participated in the dignified transfer ceremony of Scott Wirtz, a contractor who was…read more »

Government shutdown having a ‘rippling effect on the community’

iStock(WASHINGTON) — The hundreds of thousands of federal workers who are either furloughed or working without pay are not the only ones reeling from the partial government shutdown.Kings Floyd, who suffers from muscular dystrophy and epilepsy, is a federal worker who has been furloughed. That stop in pay meant she could not afford both her…read more »

Trump to make ‘major announcement’ on shutdown, border

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump tweeted Friday evening that he will be making a “major announcement” relating to the government shutdown and the United States’ southern border with Mexico on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. from the White House. The announcement comes as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history approaches a month in…read more »

‘Depth of the horror of family separation is unknown,’ says congresswoman in border district

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) —  Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) said she and her constituents suspected the initial numbers the government was providing about child separations were inaccurate. “We knew the numbers were greater. We kept asking for information. We kept asking for transparency,” she said on ABC News’ The Debrief. “Of course, none of that…read more »

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