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Trump has yet to make final decision on border bill as shutdown looms
Conservatives blast legislation on Fox morning show as White House staff evaluates it

Fox News Channel and radio talk show host Sean Hannity interviews President Donald Trump before a campaign rally in Las Vegas in September 2018. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images file photo)

President Donald Trump has not yet made a final decision about signing a massive spending measure needed to avert another government shutdown that includes far less for his southern border than he demanded, a White House official said.

“POTUS has not made a final decision. We are still reviewing the bill,” said the White House official, who has knowledge of the president’s decision-making.

Bill would honor Rep. Walter Jones by repealing AUMF
Late North Carolina Republican was among the fiercest critics of 2001 military force authorization

Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., motions to an aide during a news conference in 2011 to announce legislation he co-sponsored calling for an exit strategy from Afghanistan. (Bill Clark/Roll Call file photo)

A new bill named after the late Rep. Walter B. Jones, who left behind a legacy of dogged opposition to war, would repeal the military force authorization passed in the days after the 9/11 attacks.

Colleagues and constituents have heaped praise on the longtime North Carolina Republican, who died Sunday on his 76th birthday and whose funeral will be held Thursday at his parish church in Greenville.

GOP Rep. Walter Jones dies at 76
North Carolina Republican congressman’s change of heart against the Iraq War put him at odds with his party

Republican Rep. Walter B. Jones initially voted for, and then opposed, the 2003 Iraq war. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., an independent Republican resolute in his commitments to ending U.S. wars and diminishing the role of government, died Sunday, He was 76. 

Jones died in Greenville, N.C., according to a statement from his office. He had been absent from the Capitol with an undisclosed illness since September. He moved into hospice on Jan. 26 after suffering a broken hip.

Mulvaney hosting Camp David meeting with Yarmuth, others
Mulvaney extended the invitation but didn't provide any details of the subject matter of the agenda

Mick Mulvaney, right, then the Office of Management and Budget director, arrives for a Jan. 3, 2018, budget meeting then-Speaker Paul Ryan's office with White House legislative affairs director Marc Short, center, on Jan. 3, 2018. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A small group of Republican and Democratic House members are headed to Camp David after votes Friday to meet with White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, to see if they can find common ground on budget and other issues.

Mulvaney extended the invitation but didn't provide any details of the subject matter of the agenda.

Spotted: Donald Trump Jr. mistakenly heading toward Pelosi’s office in search of McCarthy
President’s son might have followed familiar path from when Republicans controlled the House

Donald Trump Jr. walks through Statuary Hall toward Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office before realizing his mistake and turning around. Trump Jr. intended to pay a visit to Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy at the Capitol before his father’s State of the Union address. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Donald Trump Jr. entered Statuary Hall for his father’s State of the Union address on Tuesday headed for a friendly office but ended up in enemy territory.

The president’s son intended to pay a visit to the office of Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy but was headed to that of Speaker Nancy Pelosi before he reversed course.

Pelosi responds to Trump tweets, affirms Democrats won’t agree to wall money
'I knew that he wanted it all to himself,' Pelosi says of Trump questioning point of border funding conference

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., conducts her weekly news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center on Thursday, January 31, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s reaction to President Donald Trump’s Twitter habit is a lot different than her predecessor’s. Unlike former Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., the California Democrat doesn’t pretend she didn’t read Trump’s tweets — she just brings them up herself. 

Trump went off on a tweetstorm Thursday morning, just hours before Pelosi was scheduled to take the podium for her weekly press conference in the Capitol. It seemed almost guaranteed that she’d be asked a question about at least one of Trump’s Twitter musings. 

3 Takeaways: Trump finds a new scapegoat as he ends media blackout
President blames Paul Ryan, warns Justice Department in interview with conservative website

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence arrive to the Capitol to attend the Senate Republican policy luncheon on Jan. 9. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

President Donald Trump is not slated to appear in public for a sixth consecutive day Thursday, but he ended his media blackout giving an interview to a conservative news outlet and a wild three-hour tweetstorm.

Before his morninglong tweetstorm that included 13 posts about a variety of topics, the president emerged from his self-imposed blackout Wednesday night via an Oval Office interview with the Daily Caller.

Trump tells GOP members they’re ‘wasting their time’ in border security talks
President drops veiled threat to go national emergency route to get funding for his wall

Barriers at the southern border feature the kind of steel slats President Trump has talked about recently. But on Thursday, he returned to calling his proposed structure a "wall." (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images file photo)

President Donald Trump appeared to torpedo Republicans on a House-Senate border security conference committee by suggesting its GOP members are “wasting” their time because Democrats will never support funding for his proposed southern border wall.

He also made a veiled threat to his vow Friday to declare a national emergency at the southern border by using executive powers that would allow him to tap into Defense Department monies to continue the wall project — though Democrats and left-leaning groups say they would immediately challenge such an order in court.

Bryan Steil is not Paul Ryan. But he used to work for him
Long hours in Ryan’s office helped the Wisconsin freshman climb the ranks

Paul Ryan backed former aide Bryan Steil during his November campaign. (Scott Olson/Getty Images file photo)

If you can’t seem to figure out a way to move up the ranks on the Hill, Rep. Bryan Steil has some sage advice: Ask, and ye shall receive.

Steil took a job as a lowly staff assistant in former Speaker Paul Ryan’s office after graduating from Georgetown University in 2003. Later that same year, he jumped straight to legislative assistant. With a November victory over Democrat Randy Bryce, Steil claimed his old boss’s former seat.

They raised millions and lost. Now what?
Democrats who were top fundraisers look to stay involved in politics

Kentucky’s Amy McGrath was one of the top Democratic fundraisers of the 2018 cycle in her unsuccessful challenge to GOP Rep. Andy Barr. (Jason Davis/Getty Images file photo)

Democrats who ran for the House in 2018 shattered fundraising records, some even surpassing Senate candidates. But not all of the cycle’s top fundraisers ended up winning their races. 

That’s left a number of candidates — with high profiles and massive donor lists — pondering their next moves. And some are still eyeing careers in politics.