China, US start trade talks ahead of March tariff deadline

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators began trade talks Thursday that President Donald Trump says will help decide whether he escalates a fight over Beijing’s technology ambitions by raising…

Highlights of the $330 billion-plus bill to avoid shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not just about President Donald Trump’s border wall. Source: Business – The Eagle

Trump introduces World Bank critic David Malpass to lead it

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday introduced David Malpass, a Treasury official he has nominated to lead the World Bank, as the “right person to take on this…

Trump now says he wants more legal immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’s now in favor of more legal immigration because of economic gains on his watch. Source: Business – The Eagle

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — During Tuesday evening’s State of the Union Address, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) smirked as President Donald Trump described the Democrat Party’s recent…

Gov. Abbott, other Texas officials urge feds to clear way for Harvey money

The grant funds are for projects meant to bolster storm resiliency in Harvey-impacted communities like Rockport. REUTERS/Adrees Latif A growing chorus of high-ranking Texas officials is calling on the federal…

Trump ends shutdown, signs bill to reopen government

WASHINGTON (AP) — Submitting to mounting pressure, President Donald Trump has signed a bill to reopen the government for three weeks, backing down from his demand that Congress give him…

Longest shutdown over: Trump signs bill to reopen government

WASHINGTON (AP) — Submitting to mounting pressure amid growing disruption, President Donald Trump signed a bill Friday to reopen the government for three weeks, backing down from his demand that…

By Erick Erickson The Democrats have long supported securing the border. But it is a signature initiative from President Donald Trump. So now they oppose it. The President cannot cave…

By Michael Barone Is it true that Donald Trump’s bad habits are contagious? Is it true that his Democratic opponents and, even more, his critics in the press are increasingly…

Trump says changes coming on high-tech visas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says changes are coming in the way that the U.S. handles temporary H1-B visas, which allow American companies to bring high-tech and other skilled…

“I cannot think of a legitimate argument why anyone would not support the wall as part of a multi-layered Border Security issue.” Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “The president’s…

Americans want Border Security, and the numbers show it. Do Democrats? By Brett Velicovich Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — With Democrats now in control of the House of Representatives,…

5 things to know about US-Chinese trade negotiations

BEIJING (AP) — The United States and China have held their first face-to-face trade talks since Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed Dec. 1 to postpone further tariff increases…

The Latest: Trump on US spending bill: 'Let's get it done!'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a partial government shutdown over money for President Donald Trump’s border wall (all times local): Source: Business – The Eagle

House Democrats have plan to fund government, but not a wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — A week and a half into a partial government shutdown, House Democrats released their plan to re-open the government without approving money for President Donald Trump’s border…

House Democrats unveil measure to re-open government

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled a package of bills Monday that would re-open the federal government without approving funding for President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico, establishing an…

No talk of solution to shutdown, president tweets blame

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was firing Twitter barbs at Democrats this weekend as talks to end a weeklong partial government shutdown remained at a stalemate. Source: Business –…

GOP and Democrats trade blame for shutdown, no deal in sight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial government shutdown will almost certainly be handed off to a divided government to solve in the new year, as President Donald Trump sought to raise…

U.S. fossil fuel exports spur Asian building boom, climate worries

Workers board large-sized liquefied natural gas carriers under construction at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering facility on Geoje Island, South Korea. The boom in fossil-fuel production in the United…