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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders conducts a news conference in the White House in May 2018.

The White House is suddenly backing down on its border-wall demands as a government shutdown looms

The White House is seemingly backing down on its border-wall demands as the government is on the brink of a partial shutdown.
President Donald Trump.

The government shutdown clock is ticking, but Trump is still digging in over his border wall

"If we close down the country, I will take it, because we're closing it down for border security, and I think I'd do that every single time."

Here’s what happens to Social Security and disability benefits during a government shutdown

In the event of a government shutdown at midnight, Social Security and disability checks will still be sent to recipients and beneficiaries.
President Donald Trump argues about border security with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in the Oval Office

Trump inexplicably told Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi that Mexico would pay for the border wall as part of the landmark new trade deal

President Donald Trump told Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer that Mexico will pay for the wall through the USMCA, and that doesn't make a lot of sense.

Trump on shutting down the government: ‘Rush Limbaugh says it’s the greatest thing you can do’

"There are a lot of politicians that I like and respect and are with me all the way that would rather not do it because they have races, they’re doing well, they’re up," he said. "The way they look at it, might be good, might be bad."
President Donald Trump

In a matter of hours, Trump reverses position on whether he’ll consider a government shutdown to fund a border wall

On Tuesday, President Donald trump told the Daily Caller that he won't shut down the federal government at the end of the month in order to get funding for the border wall because he doesn't "like the idea of shutdowns." On Wednesday, Trump
Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin appeared on CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday.

GOP senator rebukes Trump’s call for a government shutdown: ‘I don’t think it would be helpful’

GOP Senator Ron Johnson said Sunday he doesn't agree with President Donald Trump's willingness to shut the government down over a border wall, in addition to other wishes for immigration policy changes.
Commentator Ann Coulter gestures as she addresses the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) in Washington, February 12, 2011.

Trump’s base is furious with his veto bluff on the massive spending bill

President Donald Trump's decision to sign a massive $1.3 trillion spending bill angered some conservatives on Friday.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, from left, speaks as U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. President Donald Trump, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, listen during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.

How Trump and the Democrats tanked what was likely their last chance to make a deal on the ‘Dreamers’ this year

Congress and President Donald Trump have failed once again to cut an immigration deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) speaks with Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), prior to a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee about election security on Capitol Hill in Washington, on March 21, 2018.

A rare bipartisan effort in Congress would help states fight hackers ahead of the 2018 midterms

Lawmakers included $380 million in funding for states to boost their election infrastructures and another $300 million to combat Russian cyberattacks.