On Politics: White House Digs In on Wall Demands

Great Friday morning. Here are some of the stories generating news in Washington as well as politics today.


Thursday was a busy day for the government shutdown, despite little progress toward a resolution. President Trump traveled to the southern border to bolster his case for a wall, as well as he canceled his trip to the globe Economic Forum in Switzerland, citing the Democrats’ “intransigence.” Also, Vice President Mike Pence went to Capitol Hill, digging in on a demand for the wall as well as shattering talk of a compromise with Democrats.

Years before Mr. Trump demonized immigrants, Representative Steve King of Iowa took to the House floor to show off a scale style of a 12-foot border wall he designed, called for the end of birthright citizenship as well as used misleading data to justify demeaning remarks about Latinos.

Farm country stood by Mr. Trump, even as in which strained under billions in losses by the president’s trade wars. nevertheless with the shutdown currently dragging into its third week, some farmers say they are at a breaking point.