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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said "the great deal-making President sat on the sidelines" during weekend talks to end the government shutdown. (Associated Press)

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Illustration on the need to reform Federal welfare programs by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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According to a new poll. President Trump has a 59 percent approval rating from voters on his handling of the U.S. economy and job creation. (Associated Press)

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In October, President Trump declared the opioid crisis a "public health emergency," hoping to draw attention and resources to the fight. Last year, 60,000 died of overdoses. (Associated Press)

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Demonstrators rallied on Capitol Hill on Friday, putting pressure on Democratic lawmakers who had promised action to prevent young illegal immigrants from being deported. (Associated Press)

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A new CNN poll said that 56 percent of Americans said that approving a budget agreement to avoid a shutdown was more important than continuing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Only 34 percent of respondents chose DACA over a government shutdown. (Associated Press)

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Illustration on merit-based immigration policy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Comedian Aziz Ansari, who produces and writes for the Netflix show "Master of None," has been accused by a 22-year-old Brooklyn-based photographer of sexual assault stemming from an encounter on Sept. 25. (Associated Press)

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"(American University) raised the rent by about 30 percent," said Johnson's Florist and Garden Center's General Manager John Williams about the why the store is closing. (COURTESY OF BILL RICE)

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will appear as a guest judge on VH1's hit show "Drag Race All Stars." The third season premiers Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. EST. (Image: YouTube, RPDR Live screenshot)

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Illustration on the need for a bipartisan immigration deal by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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Illustration on lowering veterans' suicide rates by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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Illustration on the purpose of immigration law by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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President Trump's first wife Ivana Trump said Monday that her ex-husband is sharp as a tack, and while he may say "silly" things from time to time he is "definitely" not the racist many in the media are painting him to be. (ITV)

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"I'm not a racist. I'm the least racist person you will ever interview," said President Trump told reporters as he met with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, California Republican (left). The furor grew out of an immigration discussion at the White House on Thursday where Mr. Trump allegedly made vulgar comments. (Associated Press)

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Tax Cuts (Illustration by Dana Summers of the Tribune Media Services)

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By last weekend, at least 2 million workers received bonuses, pay raises or other benefits from more than 130 companies as a result of the tax cuts. AT&T gave its 200,000 employees $1,000. The corporate tax rate fell to 21 percent. (Associated Press)

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Illustration on the penumbra of Constitutional interpretation and abortion by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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ON AIR: Stephen Dinan

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FILE — In this Jan. 27, 2016 file photo, rancher Cliven Bundy speaks to media while standing along the road near his ranch, in Bunkerville, Nev. The Nevada rancher freed from federal custody this week after his prosecution on conspiracy and assault on government officer charges collapsed is casting himself as having fought the law and winning. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) **FILE**