Hundreds of furloughed federal employees chanting "We want our pay!" marched on the White House on Thursday, the 20th day of a partial government shutdown over U.S. President Donald Trump's demand for border wall funding. Some 800,000 federal government employees have been ordered to stay
Trump walked out of negotiations with Democrats on Wednesday and lawmakers were acknowledging by Thursday that no new talks appeared imminent. The following are some possible scenarios for how the impasse might play out, with Trump's request for $5.7 billion in taxpayer funds for his wall firmly
William Barr for much of his career championed a get-tough approach to crime that has recently lost favor, culminating last month in Trump signing into law the biggest overhaul of the criminal justice system in a generation. The First Step Act, enacted with strong bipartisan support in Congress, reduces
Trump flew to the Texas border with Mexico to try to bolster his case for the border wall as a partial U.S. government shutdown tied to the issue stretched into its 20th day with no sign of new talks to resolve the impasse. "We can declare a national emergency. "This is just common sense.
California Governor Gavin Newsom capped a busy first week in office on Thursday by proposing $144.2 billion in general fund spending for the most populous U.S. state, highlighted by increased expenditures in healthcare and education. Newsom's fiscal blueprint assumes continued economic growth of