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Apr 27, 2017, 9:30am EDT
  • February 19, 2019

    Trump says the “Radical Left” is behind state lawsuit over emergency declaration

    Trump predicted he’d get a court battle in the Ninth Circuit. He was right.

  • February 19, 2019

    We asked 11 Senate Republicans if they support giving federal contractors back pay

    Several were skeptical of the idea.

  • February 15, 2019

    Why Trump thinks a national emergency will get him his border wall

    "He has broad leeway to declare an emergency, frankly, whether one exists or not."

  • February 15, 2019

    Trump just declared a national emergency at the border

    There’s no major emergency at the border. Trump is declaring one anyway.

  • February 14, 2019

    Congress just passed a border security deal

    It doesn’t include any wall money.

  • February 14, 2019

    Watch Grassley get angry when McConnell interrupts him to announce Trump’s emergency declaration

    "I hope the next time I get a chance to have the floor, I won’t be interrupted!"

  • February 13, 2019

    Democrats are pushing for back pay for federal contractors in a border security deal

    Thousands of contractors are missing out on back pay after a 35-day government shutdown.

  • February 12, 2019

    The government shutdown got conservatives nothing on the wall. Now they’re stuck.

    Conservatives Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan have convinced Trump to stick to his hardline agenda in the past.

  • February 12, 2019

    Trump isn’t happy with a congressional border security deal — but says he wants to avoid another shutdown

    The agreement has more than $1.3 billion for fencing, and no money for a wall.

  • February 12, 2019

    Congress’s deal on immigration detention, explained

    The funding deal encourages ICE to detain fewer immigrants. Will it work?

  • February 11, 2019

    Congress has less than 5 days to avoid another shutdown

    A cap on ICE detention beds is the latest sticking point in border security negotiations.

  • February 5, 2019

    The ecological disaster that is Trump’s border wall: a visual guide

    New sections of wall will cut through a Texas wildlife refuge and the habitat of beautiful cats.

  • February 1, 2019

    Only one Republican has signed on to a bill guaranteeing back pay for federal contractors

    Susan Collins is the first Republican senator to officially support the legislation.

  • January 30, 2019

    What would you do if you missed two paychecks?

    Workers missed two paychecks during the government shutdown. That would be an emergency for many Americans.

  • January 29, 2019

    The debate around putting an end to all government shutdowns, explained

    There’s growing lawmaker support to end shutdowns once and for all, but these bills could have some negative side effects.

  • January 29, 2019

    The White House quietly rolled back workplace safety rules during the shutdown

    Public health groups are suing the Trump administration for blocking a rule requiring employers to report details of workplace injuries.

  • January 28, 2019

    Cracks are showing in Trump’s media firewall

    Ann Coulter inspired Trump’s immigration strategy. Now she’s furious with the president.

  • January 28, 2019

    The shutdown cost the US economy $3 billion that isn’t coming back

    That’s according to the Congressional Budget Office.

  • January 26, 2019

    The government is reopened (for now). But the recovery process may take a while.

    Flights are running more on schedule and federal agencies are starting back up again — but the recovery may be temporary.

  • January 25, 2019

    Why the government shutdown finally ended

    Floundering government services, sagging approval ratings, and a failed Senate vote all became too much for even Trump to take.

  • January 25, 2019

    The vindication of Nancy Pelosi

    How Pelosi delivered Trump the most humiliating loss of his presidency.

  • January 25, 2019

    The State of the Union probably isn’t happening Tuesday

    Trump’s address is off until he and Pelosi can come up with a "mutually agreeable date."

  • January 25, 2019

    Is the government going to shut down again in February? Here are 4 scenarios.

    The government is reopened for three weeks. What happens next?

  • January 25, 2019

    The government is going to reopen. But what’s next is going to be tricky.

    The politics of border security have not changed.

  • January 25, 2019

    2 winners and 3 losers in the deal to end the government shutdown

    Air traffic controllers’ role in American political history comes full circle.