WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday vowed to block full funding for the government if Democrats refuse his demand for a border wall, saying he was “proud to shut down the government for border security” — an extraordinarily statement that came during a televised altercation with Democratic congressional leaders. “If we don’t have border security,…
WASHINGTON — The American military is investigating a weekend vehicle accident in Niger that killed a French soldier in which the driver, a United States Green Beret, is suspected of drunken driving, Defense Department officials said. The fatal accident on Saturday — which occurred while the soldiers were off duty — comes as concerns about…
WASHINGTON — Reversing course, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said on Tuesday that the Senate would vote on a substantial criminal justice bill before the end of the year, teeing up a bipartisan policy achievement that has eluded lawmakers for years. Advocates of the prison and sentencing law changes on Capitol Hill and in the…
A few hours ahead of a scheduled meeting with Representative Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leaders in Congress, President Trump pushed a false narrative on Tuesday about the progress of a new wall along the country’s Southwest border. The wall — and funding for it — is the biggest sticking point between…
WASHINGTON — President Trump hinted on Tuesday that he may be willing to forego a Christmastime shutdown battle with Democrats over his demands for billions of dollars for his border wall, hours before a meeting with Democratic congressional leaders aimed at breaking a year-end spending impasse. In a series of morning tweets ahead of a…
For Ms. Gillibrand, Ross Offinger, a former fund-raiser for the New York senator, has quietly been reaching out to donors to feel out interest in a pro-Gillibrand super PAC, floating the name of Bill Hyers, who ran Ms. Gillibrand’s first campaign for the House in 2006 and served as Martin O’Malley’s campaign manager in 2016,…
• Though the president has prioritized border security and the fight to protect American jobs, The Times reported last week that his New Jersey golf course employed an undocumented immigrant as a housekeeper. He’s not the only public official who’s experienced similar revelations. • The Supreme Court refused to hear two cases on Planned Parenthood.…
“What I know is that it is possible that Giuliani will let us know how to go ahead,” Mr. Balumuene said. He referred additional questions about Mr. Giuliani’s role to the country’s special envoy to Washington, Raymond Tshibanda, who could not be reached for comment. Mr. Giuliani said he was not serving as an intermediary…
Yet for all of the talk of Ms. Butina looking to make connections with influential Americans, she hardly comes off as a character out of “Red Sparrow,” a spy thriller about a Russian femme fatale. If anything, what stands out in the court papers is the absence of the most headline-grabbing accusations that were made…
Yet for all of the talk of Ms. Butina looking to make connections with influential Americans, she hardly comes off as a character out of “Red Sparrow,” a spy thriller about a Russian femme fatale. If anything, what stands out in the court papers is the absence of the most headline-grabbing accusations that were made…