Saturday , 20 January 2018

Politics

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

By SL 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 President Donald Trump’s inauguration. It is the first time in recent history when government operations shut down while Republicans control both the White House and Congress. The House and Senate …

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As government shutdown begins, so does finger-pointing

By KT 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 an agreement to fund the government. But as soon as it became clear Friday night that no deal would be reached before midnight, finger-pointing began. Vice President Mike Pence …

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Trump ends first year without hosting any State Dinners

By Michael Dobuski 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 head of state at the presidential mansion for an official state dinner. But in a break with precedent, the Trump White House has yet to use the power of …

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

By Brittany Martinez 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 All Stars” during the upcoming season, which kicks off on VH1 on Jan. 25. Pelosi has already taped her appearance. All I can say is, you betta werk! Had …

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