As dead­line nears, new hur­dle for avoid­ing shut­down

Chicago Sun-Times - - NATION / WORLD -

WASHINGTON — Bar­gain­ers clashed Sun­day over whether to limit the num­ber of mi­grants au­thor­i­ties can de­tain, toss­ing a new hur­dle be­fore ne­go­tia­tors hop­ing to strike a bor­der se­cu­rity com­pro­mise for Con­gress to pass this com­ing week. The White House wouldn’t rule out a re­newed par­tial govern­ment shut­down if an agree­ment isn’t reached. With the Fri­day dead­line ap­proach­ing, the two sides re­mained sep­a­rated by hun­dreds of mil­lions of dol­lars over how much to spend to con­struct Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s promised bor­der wall. But ris­ing to the fore was a re­lated dis­pute over curb­ing Cus­toms and Im­mi­gra­tion En­force­ment, or ICE, the fed­eral agency that Repub­li­cans see as an em­blem of tough im­mi­gra­tion poli­cies and Democrats ac­cuse of of­ten go­ing too far.

Lawyer: Na­tional En­quirer didn’t com­mit ex­tor­tion

WASHINGTON — The Na­tional En­quirer com­mit­ted nei­ther ex­tor­tion nor black­mail by threat­en­ing to pub­lish in­ti­mate pho­tos of Ama­zon CEO Jeff Be­zos, an at­tor­ney for the head of the tabloid’s par­ent com­pany said Sun­day. Elkan Abro­mowitz, an at­tor­ney for Amer­i­can Me­dia Inc. chief ex­ec­u­tive David Pecker, said on Sun­day a “re­li­able source” well-known to Be­zos and his mis­tress pro­vided the story about the bil­lion­aire’s ex­tra­mar­i­tal af­fair.

Den­ver teach­ers pre­par­ing strike, first in 25 years

DEN­VER — Den­ver teach­ers are plan­ning to strike Mon­day for the first time in 25 years af­ter failed ne­go­ti­a­tions with the school dis­trict over base pay. The teach­ers union and Den­ver Pub­lic Schools met Satur­day in an at­tempt to reach a new con­tract af­ter more than a year of ne­go­ti­a­tions, but both sides left dis­ap­pointed.

War­ren: Trump might not be ‘free’ in 2020


Iowa — Back in Iowa as a full-fledged pres­i­den­tial can­di­date, Demo­crat El­iz­a­beth War­ren took aim at Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump on Sun­day, say­ing he “may not even be a free per­son” by next year’s elec­tion.

Sen. El­iz­a­beth War­ren

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