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December 28, 2018 - 6:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The end of 2018 seemed to signal good things to come for America's farmers. Fresh off the passage of the farm bill, which reauthorized agriculture, conservation and safety net programs, the USDA last week announced a second round of direct payments to growers hardest hit by...
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The Capitol building is visible as a man who declined to give his name picks up garbage and stacks it near a trash can during a partial government shutdown on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018.
Andrew Harnik/AP Photo
December 26, 2018 - 8:32 am
UPDATED: 12:17 By Darlene Superville, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Christmas has come and gone but the partial government shutdown is just getting started. Wednesday brings the first full business day after several government departments and agencies closed up over the weekend due to a...
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President Donald Trump
Jacquelyn Martin/AP
December 25, 2018 - 2:53 pm
By Darlene Superville and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says parts of the government will stay shut as long as Democrats refuse to build more barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border, seemingly dashing hope for a Christmas miracle that would soon allow several...
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President Donald Trump
December 25, 2018 - 11:50 am
By Kevin Liptak, CNN (CNN) -- President Donald Trump said Tuesday the government won't reopen until funding is secured for his border barrier, and he plans to go to the border in January to visit a new stretch of wall. "I can't tell you when the government is going to be open. I can tell you it's...
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Carolyn Kaster/AP
December 24, 2018 - 3:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met Monday with his Homeland Security secretary and other officials to discuss border security issues as a partial government shutdown over his U.S.-Mexico border wall entered Christmas without a clear resolution in sight. Though both sides have moved on the...
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In this AprIl 1, 2015, file photo, retired Air Force Airman Brian Kolfage, right, gives a piece of cheese to his 1-year-old daughter Paris Kolfage as his wife Ashley Kolfage looks on at their recently rented home in Sandestin, Fla.
Nick Tomecek/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP, file
December 21, 2018 - 9:32 am
(Associated Press) — An online fundraiser started by an Air Force veteran to pay for construction of President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall was up to millions of dollars Thursday, bringing further attention to an issue that could lead to a government shutdown. Brian Kolfage launched the...
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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy
J. Scott Applewhite/AP
December 21, 2018 - 6:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a midnight deadline to avoid a partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump said Friday a closure would drag on "for a very long time" and he tried to lay blame on congressional Democrats if there's no deal over his demand for U.S.-Mexico border wall money. Only a...
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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., right, listens as House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks briefly to members of the media after they met with President Donald Trump at the White House.
Jacquelyn Martin/AP
December 20, 2018 - 6:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rattled by accusations he was caving on his promised border wall, President Donald Trump instead bowed to a conservative backlash. After signaling earlier in the week that he was backing off a government shutdown threat, Trump rapidly changed course on Thursday, informing House...
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A man looks out at the U.S. border where workers are replacing parts of the U.S. border wall for a higher one, in Tijuana, Mexico, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018.
Moises Castillo/AP Photo
December 20, 2018 - 12:37 pm
By Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — With last-minute efforts to avert a government shutdown in disarray, the White House suggested Thursday that President Donald Trump is not onboard with a critical spending agreement because it lacks billions of...
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The U.S. Capitol Building Dome is seen through a beveled window at the Library of Congress in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018.
Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo
December 20, 2018 - 8:35 am
By Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's loyal supporters cried "Build the wall!" throughout his 2016 presidential campaign. Come 2020, they may well still be chanting for Trump to make good on his signature campaign promise as prospects dim for him to...
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