It has now been a month since the government was open, and the partial shutdown has had wide-ranging effects across the United States.
The shutdown has not only widened the divide between the Senate majority leader and the House speaker, but also imperiled prospects for passing major legislation when the impasse ends.
What energized Democratic women really, really want: Trump out.
While flashy liberal freshmen soak up the attention, more moderate Democrats who won G.O.P. districts in November are searching for compromise to end the shutdown.
The decision by Democrats, and the president’s suggestion that he would have an announcement on Saturday, were the first indications of possible movement over the shutdown.
The House speaker and other lawmakers had planned to fly commercially to Afghanistan after the president revoked the use of a military plane, but the trip was delayed over security concerns.
As the shutdown drags on, Trump-like behavior proliferates. The president “does generally force people to play down to his level,’’ says a biographer.
She gets under his skin. He punches back. Game on.
As the House speaker continued to push her case for a delay, she also hinted that Democrats would promote their own proposals for border security in the coming days.
The House speaker had threatened to cancel President Trump’s State of the Union address, citing security concerns because of the government shutdown.
Kimmel urged the president to reopen the government and hit the links. “It’s good for you, and it’s good for America,” he said.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi cited security concerns from the government shutdown in her request to reschedule the speech or to have the president deliver it in writing.
It’s been a very long two weeks.
President Trump said he did not want to extend the impasse over funding for a border wall, but it was not clear what he saw as an alternative.
Flags of their fathers: In the battle for Washington, the president and House speaker are armed with very different values from their upbringings.
The stalemate over funding the president’s wall suggests that reaching any agreement on security arrangements at the border is more elusive than ever before.
President Trump’s affinity for strongmen is well established, but rarely has his administration offered such a striking break with diplomatic tradition.
Someone needs to gently explain to the president that, going forward, he might want to adjust his negotiating strategy.
Our chief fashion critic says not to cover the speaker’s style choices would be irresponsible.
Even as he invited Democrats to negotiate, the vice president essentially blocked potential offramps for the shutdown, which is approaching the longest in American history.