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S.A. Miller

S.A. Miller reports from the White House on politics, policy and political campaigns for The Washington Times. He can be contacted at [email protected].

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President Trump, flanked by empty seats for Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of New York and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California met with congressional leaders at the White House on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

Democrats move toward shutdown showdown by refusing to meet with Trump

Democratic leaders ignited a new shutdown showdown in Washington on Tuesday after they refused to show for what was supposed to be a bipartisan meeting with President Trump, trying to cut him out of negotiations as Congress faces a long to-do list before year's end. Published November 28, 2017

Rep. Raul M. Grijalva. (Associated Press)

Arizona GOP demands Grijalva explains behavior behind $50,000 payout

The Arizona Republican Party demanded Tuesday that Rep. Raul Grijalva explain the behavior that led to him approving a nearly $50,000 payout in 2015 to a former top female employee who complained of the congressman's alleged drunken behavior and a hostile workplace. Published November 28, 2017

President Donald Trump, center, walks with Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, as he arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump backs Obamacare payments as part of tax cuts deal

President Trump on Tuesday told Senate Republican that he was committed to restoring critical Obamacare payments to insurers as part of a year-end budget deal -- but only if Congress approves a tax cut bill that eliminates the individual mandate. Published November 28, 2017

President Donald Trump, center speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, during a meeting with Republican congressional leaders. House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., sits at right and White House budget director Mick Mulvaney is at front right. Trump is flanked by two empty seats for Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., left, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump warns federal shutdown coming: 'I don't see a deal!'

President Trump warned Tuesday that a government shutdown next month could be unavoidable, and he blamed Democratic leaders for forcing it because he said they want to block funding for a border wall and raise taxes. Published November 28, 2017

Rep. Raul Grijalva, Arizona Democrat, told The Washington Times that the pay to a former female staffer was a severance package and that the agreement was reached without a complaint lodged with the Office of Compliance, which handles workplace grievances by congressional employees.

How a House Dem accused of drunken shenanigans revealed another secret 'hush fund'

While the Office of Compliance has been the focus of outrage on Capitol Hill for hush-money payouts in sexual harassment cases, payouts by Rep. Raul Grijalva point to another office that lawmakers can use to sweep accusations under the rug with taxpayer-funded settlements negotiated by the House Employment Counsel. Published November 27, 2017

President Donald Trump responds to a question at the end of a meeting with Navajo Code Talkers in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump heads to Missouri to stump for tax cut plan

President Trump will stump for the Republican tax cut plan this week in Missouri, the White House announced Monday, as he begins a concerted push to get the legislation across the finish line by the end of the year. Published November 27, 2017

Trump powwow with senators builds confidence on tax cuts

A group of Senate Republicans emerged Monday from a powwow with President Trump sounding optimistic, or at least hopeful, that the tax cut bill will get finished before the end of the year. Published November 27, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Washington for a Thanksgiving trip to Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump breaks silence on Moore accusations

President Trump broke his silence Monday on the accusations of sexual misconduct against Roy Moore to bestow a virtual endorsement on the embattled Republican candidate in Alabama's race for Senate. Published November 21, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (Jorge Silva/Pool Photo via AP) ** FILE **

Trump to take Putin call on Syria

President Trump is expected to talk Tuesday with Russia President Vladimir Putin about the future of Syria, a White House official said. Published November 21, 2017