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Inside the Trump-Schumer talks leading up to the government shutdown

ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- During the hours leading up to the government shutdown, President Donald Trump invited Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to the White House to negotiate ...

In post-presidency, Obama finds balancing act in countering Trump

Scott Olson/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- One year after exchanging pleasantries with a newly inaugurated President Donald Trump and ascending onto Marine One for the final time, former President ...

Congress meets to try to end government shutdown as immigration remains a focus

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Lawmakers are back on Capitol Hill Saturday morning after a dramatic showdown led to a federal government shutdown shortly after midnight on the one-year anniversary of ...

As government shutdown begins, so does finger-pointing

ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The federal government officially shut down Saturday on the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration as president.Congress is to reconvene to try again to broker ...

Here's how a government shutdown could affect you

Willard/iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- So the government shut down at 12:01 a.m. EST on Saturday after lawmakers unsuccessfully brokered a plan to continue government funding into next week. But how ...

As shutdown looms, hundreds of key agency posts are still vacant under Trump

ABCNews.com (WASHINGTON) -- As a candidate, Donald Trump would often pitch himself to voters by citing his experience managing a vast business empire — saying he hires only “the ...

DOJ files intent to retry corruption case against NJ Senator Bob Menendez

Drew Angerer/Getty Images (NEWARK, N.J.) -- The Department of Justice on Friday filed a motion of intent to retry the corruption case against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., after ...

Trump shares support for 'March for Life' attendees in speech from afar

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) --  President Donald Trump expressed his support for the pro-life "March for Life" in a speech from the White House Friday, applauding what he called an "incredible ...

Americans more likely to blame Trump, Republicans if government shuts down: Poll

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- A new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds substantially greater Republican risk in a government shutdown, with Americans by a 20-point margin saying they’re more likely to ...

Trump ends first year without hosting any State Dinners

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Pageantry and politics mix at the White House at those most festive of evenings when the president rolls out the red carpet to host a foreign ...

House passes stopgap spending bill, Senate fate uncertain

Credit: Architect of the Capitol (WASHINGTON) -- The House a cleared a must-pass bill Thursday night to fund the government through Feb. 16, sending the measure to the Senate ...

Nancy Pelosi will 'werk' as a guest judge on 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars'

Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic (NEW YORK) -- Nancy Pelosi is being put to "werk." The House Democratic Leader is a guest judge on the drag queen competition show "RuPaul's Drag Race ...

Service members punished for bringing women back to Panama hotel during Pence trip

Sara D. Davis/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Four U.S. service members who were removed from Vice President Mike Pence's communications team after bringing women back to their Panama hotel rooms ...

Justice Department asks Supreme Court to allow administration to end DACA

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department on Thursday night asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) case and resolve the dispute this ...

Bannon tells Congress he called Trump Tower meeting 'unpatriotic': Sources

Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told congressional investigators that the controversial June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign officials ...

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