Trump campaign ad on murder raises heat in shutdown fight

Trump campaign ad on murder raises heat in shutdown fightU.S. President Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Saturday issued a new video ad calling Democrats "complicit" in murders committed by illegal immigrants, during a government shutdown partly triggered by an impasse over immigration. The Trump campaign released the ad, titled "Complicit," on the anniversary of the Republican president's inauguration. It focuses on an undocumented immigrant, Luis Bracamontes, charged in the 2014 killings of two police officers in Sacramento, California.



Republican congressman removed from ethics committee

Republican congressman removed from ethics committee(Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan removed Representative Patrick Meehan from the House Ethics Committee on Saturday following sexual misconduct allegations, Ryan's office said. Earlier Saturday, the New York Times published an article saying Meehan, 62, used thousands of dollars of taxpayer money to settle a sexual misconduct claim from a former female aide who accused of making unwanted romantic overtures. Ryan told Meehan to repay whatever taxpayer funds were used to settle the case, the speaker's spokeswoman, AshLee Strong, said in a statement.



As Trump begins second year, women stage nationwide protests

As Trump begins second year, women stage nationwide protestsBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on Saturday for the second Women's March, a nationwide series of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump marking the end of his tumultuous first year in office. The coordinated rallies in Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and about 250 other cities featured speakers who blasted Trump for policies that many said hurt women and urged voters to turn out for congressional elections in November. “Your vote is the most powerful tool at your individual disposal,” actress Eva Longoria told the Los Angeles rally.



First day of government shutdown ends in standoff

First day of government shutdown ends in standoffBy Richard Cowan and Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers were locked in a standoff with Democrats on Saturday over the U.S. government shutdown, with Republicans saying they would not negotiate on immigration until the government is reopened. Funding for federal agencies ran out at midnight with no agreement in Congress, meaning the second year of Trump's presidency began without a fully functioning government.



Trump campaign ad on murder raises heat in shutdown fight

Trump campaign ad on murder raises heat in shutdown fightU.S. President Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Saturday issued a new video ad calling Democrats "complicit" in murders committed by illegal immigrants, during a government shutdown partly triggered by an impasse over immigration. The Trump campaign released the ad, titled "Complicit," on the anniversary of the Republican president's inauguration. It focuses on an undocumented immigrant, Luis Bracamontes, charged in the 2014 killings of two police officers in Sacramento, California.





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