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January 15, 2019 6:34 PM Jewish groups condemn Rashida Tlaib over ties to radical pro-Hezbollah, anti-Israel activist

Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib has been condemned after hosting a private celebratory dinner on Saturday featuring anti-Israel activists who praised terror group Hezbollah and Palestinian terrorists, said Israel has no right to exist and called for Israeli “Zionist terrorist” Jews to return to Europe. Over the weekend, Tlaib came under fire for her ties to radical 2376

January 10, 2019 9:52 PM U.S. House passes bills that would re-open Agriculture, Transportation agencies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed two bills that would re-open the departments of Agriculture, Transportation and other agencies that have been largely shuttered for nearly three weeks. The House, led by Democrats, on Wednesday passed a bill to re-open the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service. Senate 119

January 9, 2019 2:44 AM Trump addresses the nation, Democrats respond

President Trump claimed that "the federal government remains shut down for one reason and one reason only: because Democrats will not fund border security.” It’s not true that Democrats oppose funding for border security, they just aren't willing to meet Trump’s demand for more than $5 billion in wall funding. Congressional Democratic leaders have offered 105

January 3, 2019 7:47 PM 15 Democrats defect on speaker vote to oppose Pelosi

Pelosi, the 78-year-old congresswoman from California, made history when she was first elected House speaker in 2007 as the first woman to serve in the role. While she isn’t the first to regain the speaker’s job, the last time a lawmaker reclaimed the gavel was more than a half-century ago. Pelosi needed an “absolute majority” of votes cast from the House 188

December 23, 2018 6:57 PM Trump talks to Turkey leader about 'slow' Syria troop withdrawal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he spoke with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan about “a slow and highly coordinated” withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, a decision that sparked criticism from U.S. lawmakers, including fellow Republicans. “We discussed ISIS, our mutual involvement in Syria, and the slow and highly coordinated 92

December 23, 2018 3:45 PM Benjamin Netanyahu Says U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Will Not Affect Israel

(JERUSALEM) — Israel’s leader says the American decision to withdraw its forces from Syria will not affect Israeli policy. Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will “continue to act against Iran’s attempts to entrench itself militarily in Syria, and to the extent necessary, we will even expand our actions there.” Israel, like others, was caught off-guard by President 95

December 21, 2018 9:59 PM U.S. government appears headed toward partial shutdown; negotiations continue

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government appeared headed toward a partial shutdown, even as negotiations continued, after Senate leaders determined there was not support for President Donald Trump’s demand for $5 billion in border wall funding. The U.S. Senate will continue to negotiate with the White House and Republicans in the House of Representatives 72

December 21, 2018 6:34 PM Here’s what $5 billion in border wall funding would buy

As Congress battles over President Trump’s demand for $5 billion in border-wall funding, Homeland Security officials explained Friday what that money could actually buy. According to DHS officials, the funding would cover the construction of 215 miles of “wall system” on the southern border. But DHS officials say it could cover the replacement of “dilapidated 130

December 21, 2018 11:05 AM Trump, Congress careen toward partial government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government was headed to a partial shutdown unless President Donald Trump and Congress can cut a deal on Friday on their long-running battle over Trump’s demand for a wall on the border with Mexico. Funding for a range of federal agencies is set to expire at midnight on Friday. Trump pushed Republican allies in the House 151

December 20, 2018 6:37 PM House Republican leaders: Trump will not sign funding bill from Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will not sign legislation to fund the federal government that passed the U.S. Senate, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters after a meeting with the president on Thursday. Ryan, speaking alongside U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy outside the White House, said Trump wanted any spending 129