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Trump contradicts Pence on Honduras’ role stalling migrant caravans

Trump contradicts Pence on Honduras’ role stalling migrant caravans

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that “Honduras is doing nothing” to stop migrant caravans from coming toward the US, less than a day after Vice President Mike Pence praised Honduras for its efforts to stop caravans. “Honduras is doing nothing for us. Guatemala is doing nothing for us. El Salvador is doing nothing for us,”…MORE

How the shutdown is impacting national security

How the shutdown is impacting national security

As the standoff between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats over border security stretches into a second month, examples of how the partial government shutdown is damaging national security are beginning to mount. From counterterrorism investigations to cybersecurity protections, critical elements of the country’s national security infrastructure are showing signs of strain. The Pentagon and…MORE

URGENT – Pelosi denies Trump: No SOTU in the House until shutdown ends

URGENT – Pelosi denies Trump: No SOTU in the House until shutdown ends

(CNN) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rebuffed President Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying she would not allow him to give the State of the Union in the House chamber while the government is shut down.Trump had insisted in a letter that he was planning on delivering his annual State of the Union address from the…MORE

DACA recipients find themselves in the middle of the border wall debate again

DACA recipients find themselves in the middle of the border wall debate again

It’s all too familiar. A proposal to extend protections for beneficiaries of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. A back and forth between Democrats and Republicans over what is and isn’t acceptable in a deal. And then a fizzling out, keeping DACA recipients where they started: in limbo. Some 700,000 undocumented immigrants have…MORE

A dozen protesters arrested outside McConnell’s office during shutdown sit-in

A dozen protesters arrested outside McConnell’s office during shutdown sit-in

A dozen protesters, including several government union leaders, were arrested Wednesday outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office following a protest demanding that he take action to end the partial government shutdown. The arrests, which were made for “unlawfully demonstrating,” according to Capitol Police spokesperson Eva Malecki, came after J. David Cox, the head…MORE

URGENT – Trump recognizes Venezuelan opposition leader as nation’s president

URGENT – Trump recognizes Venezuelan opposition leader as nation’s president

(CNN) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that he is recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the legitimate president of Venezuela.”In its role as the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the Venezuelan people, the National Assembly invoked the country’s constitution to declare Nicolas Maduro illegitimate, and the office of the…MORE