Chuck Schumer, the senior Democrat in the Republican-dominated Senate, and Nancy Pelosi, who is likely to become speaker in the newly Democrat-controlled House in January, were meeting with Trump later on Tuesday.
Days after saying he would be "proud" to own a government shutdown over border security, President Trump on Thursday has tweeted out a video calling Democrats hypocrites - and saying he doesn't want a shutdown after all.
"We simply can not allow people to pour into the United States, undetected, undocumented, unchecked", Obama says before the camera returns to Trump, who then accuses Democrats of opposing his funding requests for the wall on personal animus.
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday offered his first comment on a deadly attack at a Christmas market in France, using it as proof that increased security is required on his country's border with Mexico. Schumer accused Trump of throwing a "temper tantrum" during the meeting, while Pelosi dared Trump to "do it" and press ahead with the shutdown. Mr Trump cut off Ms Pelosi, arguing that he could not advance a funding bill without Democratic votes in the Senate.
"We're doing this in a very friendly manner", Trump said.
The president and top opposition congressional leaders had been meant to hold a reassuring Oval Office photo-op. While Trump's fellow Republicans control both the House and the Senate until next month, Democratic support is needed to pass any spending legislation.
Members of a caravan of Central American asylum seekers scale a wall at the US-Mexico border.
"The only obstacle is the president of the United States", she said, adding that she and Schumer were not negotiating with Trump on the wall request.
Trump vows to nominate Chief of Staff soon Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) signaled his willingness to join the Trump administration as White House chief of staff . Meadows now chairs the House Freedom Caucus, making him the most conservative choice of those likely to run.
CNN anchors Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon chuckled together about "NanChuck" taking on Trump over the wall.
President Donald Trump says the military will build his promised border wall "if Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country".
"Yes, we do", Schumer said.
When Democrats officially take control of the House of Representatives in January, they will start by seeking President Trump's tax returns. Since that fence already exists, many are against the idea of spending $5 billion more to build a wall. "You've got to have facts, data and evidence-based truth to make an agreement on how you go forward", she said. Homeland Security would be responsible for building the wall along the border with Mexico.
Thursday morning, Trump tweeted that Mexico would still technically pay for the wall, through the additional money the US will make from the not-yet-ratified United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement.
SkyCom's alleged sanctions breaches occurred from 2009 to 2014, while Meng's alleged fraudulent misrepresentations were in 2013. Dow futures slide after the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Canada; Doug McKelway reports from the White House.
Riyad Mahrez will be used often over the busy Christmas schedule, making it tough to determine how Guardiola will rotate his men. Leicester recorded their first home win in the league since September with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Watford .
Also, the Congress appears to lack political imagination and has been unable to produce a powerful counter-narrative to the BJP. In the 90-seat assembly, the Congress, with 64 seats is way ahead of the 46 majority mark needed to form the government.
It's a tease of a battle brewing between Dany, the North, the Lannisters, and the Night King we expect to occur next season. To tide the show's millions of viewers over, HBO has released a first look at the season with a Fire and Ice trailer.
May is expected to confirm the vote has been delayed in an oral statement to the House of Commons at 3.30pm. The pound sank amid the political uncertainty, hitting an 18-month low against the USA dollar of $1.2660.
The prime minister insists that he and his wife have done nothing wrong or illegal and that he intends to remain in office. The Israeli police have already recommended charging Netanyahu for bribery and breach of trust in Case 1000 and Case 2000.
Times Square's official website even offers help for people who want to go big with a proposal on one of its famous billboards. Police have released surveillance photos of the couple and are asking the public to help reunite them with the ring.
Minaj eventually disabled comments on the post after Petty's criminal background was picked up by several outlets. The rapstress posted a photo over the weekend that seemed to confirm she and Petty are an item now.
Aurora Cannabis Inc. rose as much as 11 percent, Canopy Growth Corp. climbed 7.3 percent and Tilray Inc. gained 5.5 percent. Several U.S. states have legalized cannabis for medical or recreational use, but pot remains illegal under federal law.
His remarks renewed fears that the Fed may miscalculate and raise rates so high or so fast as to depress growth. The White House has now backpedaled, acknowledging there was no deal in place to roll back automotive tariffs.
After being spooked by the conflict, investors returned to buying following the long-awaited meeting between the two presidents. ANALYST'S TAKE: "Markets are reflecting a fragile truce between the US and China after an initial sigh of relief".
US authorities say assailants threw a "hail of rocks" at agents, striking four who escaped serious injury. Asylum seekers are often released in the US pending the outcome of their cases in immigration court.
He received a $4.6 million signing bonus from the A's with the expectation that this would be his last season on the gridiron. Through 13 games, the sophomore has completed 67.7 percent of his passes for 3,353 yards and a school-record 37 touchdowns.
The Falcons started 8-0 in his second season with the program and scored 38 or more points in each of those contests. Meyer ultimately was suspended for the Buckeyes' summer program and the first three games of the 2018 season.
Enough Tory MPs have requested a vote of confidence in Theresa May to trigger a contest which will take place tonight. Speaking outside 10 Downing Street this morning, Mrs May said: "I will contest that vote with everything I have got".
Both the Japan Self-Defense Forces and Japan Coast Guard announced Tuesday that they'd halted their search efforts at 6 a.m. Every member of the III MEF family mourns this loss and stands alongside the families of the fallen in this bad moment.
This a sad story all the way around, and to know that this was planned out by criminals makes it even more disgusting and tragic. The Orange County Register says the vehicle they were in reportedly hit a rock on the road in the state of Yarucuy.
In place of most Washington dignitaries were top Houston athletes including the NFL Texans' defensive end J.J. Watt - displaying Bush's love for sports - and Chuck Norris, who played TV's "Walker, Texas Ranger".
China calls the United States protectionist and has resisted what it views as attempts to intimidate it. The Group of 20 brings together leaders of 19 of the world's most industrialised nations plus the EU.
Even Bridenstine said that while NASA wants the companies to succeed, the space agency is certain some of the efforts will fail. NASA plans to have astronauts orbiting the moon again by 2023, with a landing a few years later.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is fighting for political survival as she tries to pull her country out of the European Union. CNN has been told that the Central Intelligence Agency concluded that the Crown Prince personally ordered the killing.