WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is preparing to make a new offer to Democrats that could end the record-breaking government shutdown in a rare Saturday address from the White House, while stopping short of declaring a national emergency on the southern border.
President Donald Trump's announcement is scheduled at 3 p.m. on Jan. 19.
WASHINGTON - The government shutdown is hampering the Internal Revenue Service's ability to prepare for the first filing season under the new Republican tax law, complicating the work of the agency tasked with implementing the biggest overhaul of the tax code in three decades.
MEXICO CITY - At least 66 people were killed when a fuel pipeline exploded outside Mexico City, unleashing a massive fireball after residents tapped into the duct to steal buckets of gasoline, officials said Saturday. The explosion late Friday occurred in the midst of the Mexican government's campaign against oil theft, which costs the country about $3 billion per year. Earlier this month, Mexico's new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, closed many of the country's pipelines, saddling dozens of cities with an acute gasoline shortage.
WASHINGTON - Thousands of women are expected in the nation's capital Saturday for the third annual Women's March on Washington. Organizers wrote in a permit application weeks ago that they expected hundreds of thousands to attend - a number similar to the 2017 march, the day after Donald Trump's inauguration - but a National Park Service permit issued Thursday indicated that about 10,000 are expected.
WASHINGTON - A Democratic senator requested Friday that the FBI open a perjury investigation into Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, accusing her of lying about the Trump administration's family separation policy during sworn testimony to Congress.
WASHINGTON - Special counsel Robert Mueller III's office on Friday denied an explosive report by BuzzFeed News that his investigators had gathered evidence showing President Trump directed his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about a prospective business deal in Moscow. "BuzzFeed's description of specific statements to the special counsel's office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen's congressional testimony are not accurate," said Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller.
WASHINGTON - House Democrats on Friday moved to accelerate their investigations into President Donald Trump's alleged ties to Russian interests, reacting to an explosive but unconfirmed report that Trump directed his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about his push for a Moscow real estate project. The assertions contained in a BuzzFeed News report landed like a mortar in Washington, where Trump and Democrats are already locked in a weeks-long standoff that has shut down large swaths of the federal government over Trump's demand that taxpayers provide funding for his promi
WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused President Donald Trump on Friday of putting her and fellow lawmakers in danger by publicizing their travel plans to Afghanistan, forcing them to abandon the trip, a breathtaking allegation from a House speaker against a president as their feud escalated and the government shutdown dragged on. Pelosi also accused the administration of leaking her plans to travel commercially to Afghanistan after Trump had denied the use of military aircraft, and said that the State Department had determined that because Trump had publicized the trip, it could no
WASHINGTON - The White House announced Friday that President Donald Trump would hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February as the two sides seek to jump-start nuclear talks that have bogged down since their first historic meeting last year. The news came after Trump met for about 90 minutes in the Oval Office with Kim Yong Chol, a former spy chief who has served as Pyongyang's lead negotiator. Trump "looks forward to meeting with Chairman Kim at a place to be announced at a later date," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.