Washington is closing down all non esssential services after the Democrats and Republicans failed to overcome their political divisions. President Obama accused the Republicans of holding America to 'ransom'.
Donald Trump's conflicting remarks on immigration have caused confusion in both Democrat and Republican camps. Trump has been firm in his push for a border wall with Mexico. But the fates of "Dreamers" remains unclear.
The Republican congressional attempt to repeal Obamacare has failed. But why did Trump's party want to undo it, and how this policy priority end up crashing-and-burning? DW takes a look at what went down.
After the Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare collapsed, the party appears likely to move on with President Trump's legislative program. Next stop fiscal policy and the political minefield that will be taxation.
The Republican majority of the House of Representatives believes it has the votes to pass the repeal to the Senate. The bill allows states to opt out of a requirement to charge the healthy and the sick the same rates.
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