{FD} Trump’s relationship with top Dems ‘deteriorating’ amid shutdown standoff

The relationship between President Donald Trump and top Democrats may be “deteriorating” as the two parties inched closer but ultimately fell short on an agreement that would have reopened the federal government before Monday.

{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} Overseas troops will see Sunday NFL games despite government shutdown, Defense Department says

U.S. military personnel overseas will get to watch the NFL conference championships games Sunday, after the broadcasts originally were deemed a non-essential service and canceled as part of the government shutdown, according to the Defense Department.

{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} Dr. Manny Alvarez: Government shutdown hurts our veterans — They deserve better

Congressional paralysis has turned America into a deadbeat nation, unable to pay its bills, unable to pay federal employees, unable to provide the American people – including our veterans – with the services they deserve. What a disgrace!

{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} Menendez corruption and bribery case: What to know

After a federal judge declared a mistrial in Sen. Bob Menendez's corruption and bribery trial in November, the Department of Justice announced it would retry the New Jersey Democrat.

{FD} Russian lawyer at center of Trump Tower meeting dismisses dossier shared with FBI

The Russian lawyer at the center of a controversial, 2016 Trump Tower meeting with members of then-candidate Donald Trump’s inner circle dismissed the dossier shared with the FBI at the height of the presidential campaign - and which the FBI relied on in its Russia probe - in an exclusive interview with Fox News.