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A Look at the Status of Trump's US-Mexico Border Wall

A Look at the Status of Trump's US-Mexico Border Wall

President Donald Trump and Democratic lawmakers are in a standoff over funding the government, and the main sticking point is Trump's demand for $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump...

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 at 09:17 PM CST

Trump's School Safety Panel Discusses Measures to End Shootings

Trump's School Safety Panel Discusses Measures to End Shootings

On Tuesday President Trump listened to 90 recommendations that would help prevent school shootings.

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 at 09:16 PM CST

Lawmakers Call for Probe Into Guatemalan Child's Death

Lawmakers Call for Probe Into Guatemalan Child's Death

Lawmakers visiting the Border Patrol station where a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl was taken hours before her death demanded an independent investigation Tuesday into the response by federal agents. "There are...

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 at 07:03 PM CST

How One Check Can Produce Millions for Politicians

How One Check Can Produce Millions for Politicians

Aug. 22, 2018, was a big day for arguably the most powerful politician in Illinois.

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 at 10:48 PM CST

Nevada Becomes 1st US State With Female-Majority Legislature

Nevada Becomes 1st US State With Female-Majority Legislature

Nevada became the first state in the U.S. with an overall female majority in the Legislature on Tuesday when county officials in Las Vegas appointed two women to fill vacancies in the state Assembly. The...

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 at 05:19 PM CST

Fact Check: Trump, Giuliani Distort Facts on IG Report

Fact Check: Trump, Giuliani Distort Facts on IG Report

President Donald Trump and one of his lawyers, Rudy Giuliani, distorted the findings of a new report about the forensic recovery of text messages exchanged between Peter Strzok, a former FBI senior counterintel...

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 at 03:38 PM CST

Writer Seeks Records of Probe Into Pentagon Papers Leak

Writer Seeks Records of Probe Into Pentagon Papers Leak

A Harvard University professor and writer for The New Yorker is asking a court to order the release of documents related to two grand juries that sat in Boston nearly 50 years ago to investigate the leak of the...

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 at 01:04 PM CST

Washington Braces for Federal Shutdown

Washington Braces for Federal Shutdown

Democrats and Republicans are showing no sign of compromise as a crucial deadline to avoid a government shutdown looms. President Trump is demanding $5 billion for a border wall; Democrats have offered about...

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 at 11:07 AM CST
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By Daniel Moritz-Rabson

Donald Trump's Presidency in Photos

Take a look at significant events from President Donald Trump's time in office...View gallery

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Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 at 05:28 PM CST

Trump Administration Moves to Ban Bump Stocks

Trump Administration Moves to Ban Bump Stocks

The Trump administration Tuesday banned bump stocks, the firearm attachments that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns and were used during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The...

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