{FD} As Hill leaders try to pin shutdown on Trump or Schumer, bipartisan Senate group aims to reach compromise

Congressional Democrats and Republicans on Sunday again publically blamed each other’s party for the government running out of money and closing -- respectively calling the situation the “Trump Shutdown” or the “Schumer Shutdown.”

{FD} As Hill leaders try to pin shutdown on Trump or Schumer, group of bipartisan senators aims to reach compromise

Congressional Democrats and Republicans on Sunday again publically blamed each other’s party for the government running out of money and closing -- respectively calling the situation the “Trump Shutdown” or the “Schumer Shutdown.”

{FD} Trump calls for ‘nuclear option’ to end shutdown, McConnell signals no

President Trump suggested Sunday that Senate Republicans change chamber rules -- and resort to the “nuclear option” -- so that they can pass a long-term budget with a simple, 51-vote majority, amid their funding stalemate with Democrats that has resulted in a government shutdown.

{FD} Mulvaney: Trump won’t ‘weaponize’ shutdown like Obama team did

White House budget Director Mick Mulvaney tried Sunday to calm Americans’ fears about the government shutdown, vowing those going to work Monday won’t see a “dramatic difference” because President Trump isn’t trying to “weaponize” the situation like the Obama administration did in 2013.

{FD} Feds close Statue of Liberty, order employee furloughs in response to shutdown

Washington lawmakers and officials rolled out plans Saturday to address the government shutdown, including the immediate closure of the Statue of Liberty, as the impact of the federal government technically running out of money is already being felt across the country.

{FD} Trump accuses Democrats of ‘holding our Military hostage’ over shutdown impasse

President Trump blamed Democratic lawmakers for a government shutdown Saturday, accusing them of “holding our Military hostage” over their demand that a short-term spending bill include protection for illegal immigrants brought to the country as children.

{FD} Trump blames Dems for shutdown, calls it ‘nice present’ marking his one year in office

President Trump on Saturday morning continued to blame Democrats for forcing a government shutdown overnight, arguing his opponents are “far more” concerned with illegal immigration than the U.S. military and protecting the country’s southern border.

{FD} Immigration, military spending are key issues in bid to avert government shutdown

Democratic and Republican congressional leaders took turns Wednesday finger pointing about who's blocking a spending bill to keep the federal government from running out of money and shutting down in two days -- with immigration and military spending emerging as key issues.

{FD} Immigration, now military spending, threaten to shut down government

Democratic and Republican congressional leaders hustled Wednesday to unite enough members of their respective parties to pass a temporary spending bill and avoid a government shutdown before the weekend -- with immigration and now military spending sticking points.

{FD} DHS boss hit with ‘s—‘ load of questions about President Trump’s language

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen came to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to talk about key administration issues like border security and terror-related arrests but found herself repeatedly answering questions about President Trump’s language during a recent White House meeting on immigration.

{FD} Trump says DACA ‘probably dead’; team backs ‘strong stance,’ blames Democrats

President Trump on Sunday argued again that Democrats and their demands -- not him or fellow Republicans in Congress -- have throttled negotiations to provide permanent legal protection for young illegal immigrants and made clear that any such deal also must end the United States’ lottery-immigration program.

{FD} Trump says newspaper misquoted him on Kim Jung Un, points to audio tape

President Trump on Sunday accused The Wall Street Journal of “falsely” reporting him saying he has “good relationship” with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un and publishing so-called fake news because the newspaper wanted a big story.

{FD} Trump says newspaper misquoted him on Kim Jong Un, points to audio tape

President Trump on Sunday accused The Wall Street Journal of “falsely” reporting him saying he has “good relationship” with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un and publishing so-called fake news because the newspaper wanted a big story.

{FD} Lawmakers in Hawaii, Washington calm residents after false missile alarm, plan to investigate incident

President Trump and Capitol Hill lawmakers were immediately briefed Saturday on the false alarm in Hawaii for a ballistic missile attack, including Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard who said she was trying to calm fears and “get to the bottom” of the mishap.

{FD} Trump criticizes Democrats over DACA as bipartisan immigration deal next week seems less likely

President Trump on Saturday argued Democrats are “doing nothing” toward crafting federal legislation that would permanently protect nearly 800,000 young illegal immigrants, as the White House and congressional leaders grapple over a solution ahead of a deadline next week.

{FD} DOJ’s weed crackdown spurs backlash from pot-state Republicans eyeing midterms

The Justice Department’s decision to open the door anew to pot prosecutions across the country is sparking backlash from congressional Republicans in states that allow recreational and medical use of the drug – territory that makes up crucial battlegrounds for the GOP in this year's midterm elections.

{FD} Trump slams ‘flunky’ CNN star Jake Tapper after Stephen Miller grilling flies off the rails

White House policy adviser and President Trump loyalist Stephen Miller on Sunday slammed Steve Bannon for disparaging comments about the Trump family recently attributed to his former colleague -- in a tense CNN interview abruptly ended by anchor Jake Tapper.

{FD} Trump: ‘Fire and Fury’ is ‘fake book,’ Camp David meeting ‘great’

President Trump suggested Sunday that he, top administration officials and congressional Republicans made headway at their weekend retreat on such key 2018 issues as the budget, infrastructure and immigration but also continued to slam the new White House tell-all book as more “fake news.”

{FD} Trump slams ‘flunky’ CNN star Jake Tapper after Stephen Miller grilling goes off the rails

White House policy adviser and President Trump loyalist Stephen Miller on Sunday slammed Steve Bannon for disparaging comments about the Trump family recently attributed to his former colleague -- in a tense CNN interview abruptly ended by anchor Jake Tapper.

{FD} Bannon expresses ‘regret’ for comments attributed to him in ‘Fire and Fury’

Former Trump political strategist Steve Bannon on Sunday expressed “regret” for unflattering comments attributed to him in the recently released Trump White House tell-all “Fire and Fury,” saying he should have responded sooner and that he continues to support the president.

{FD} Pompeo, Lewandowski vehemently defend Trump, slam ‘Fire and Fury’ book as fiction

CIA Director Mike Pompeo and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Sunday defended President Trump against accusations in a new tell-all book about him being incompetent and dismissed the book, “Fire and Fury,” as “pure fantasy” and a “complete fabrication.”