National political reporter for Politico, Gabriel Debenedetti, joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss what we can expect from the Senate when they reconvene Saturday afternoon, why DACA offers Democrats so much leverage in the negotiations and which Senators did not vote along party lines.
BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of Germany's Social Democrats are making a final push to try and convince party members to approve opening talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on forming a new coalition government. The center-left party, which has governed with Merkel since 2013, was battered in September's election, falling to a post-war low ...]
The government stopped operating Friday night, halting all but essential services, after the Senate came 10 votes short of reaching a temporary last-minute funding deal. The president is placing the blame on Senate Democrats who were holding out for a comprehensive bill and a deal to protect DACA recipients. Nancy Cordes reports.
President Trump is calling Friday night's Senate vote and the government shutdown a political gift. He tweeted that the shutdown is a "nice present" from Democrats on the anniversary of his inauguration. Major Garrett reports.
CBS News contributor and congressional reporter for the Washington Post, Ed O'Keefe, joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the government shutdown, confusion over President Trump's hard line when it comes to striking a deal with Democrats, and the larger implications for the Democratic and Republican parties.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic, considered the main architect of a decade of bloody wars in the Balkans, is not the first person who comes to mind when thinking about subjects for a possible musical. And it may not even be a full musical, but a drama that mixes theatrical forms. ...]
MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — Serbia's president is visiting Serb-dominated areas of neighboring Kosovo days after a moderate Kosovo Serb politician was gunned down in an attack that fueled concerns of instability in the Balkans. Waving Serbian flags, hundreds of people welcomed President Aleksandar Vucic as he arrived Saturday in northern Kosovo. Officials say the two-day ...]
LONDON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has warned Britain again that it cannot maintain full access to the European Union's single market if it doesn't accept the bloc's founding principles, including free movement of people and the jurisdiction of EU courts. Macron tells the BBC that Britain will undoubtedly negotiate a unique relationship with ...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government has shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday. That has halted all but the most essential operations and marred the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction. Last-minute negotiations crumbled as Senate Democrats blocked a four-week stopgap extension in a late-night ...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government shutdown began at midnight Friday as Democrats and Republicans failed to resolve a standoff over immigration and spending. Here's a look at what the parties are fighting over and what it means to shut down the government. ___ WHAT ARE LAWMAKERS FIGHTING ABOUT? Since the end of the fiscal ...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Countering China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military's top national security priorities. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says they even outpacing the threat of terrorism. He said Friday that competition with those adversaries has threatened America's military advantage around the world. Mattis is laying out a ...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries. The issue pits an administration that considers the restrictions necessary for Americans' security against challengers who claim it is illegally aimed at ...]
That breakdown came just a month after a five-day shutdown, and was further extended by a pair of historic winter storms that shut the government down again on the very day Washington’s civil servants were going back to work.