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'.
Top Congress Democrats have pulled out of a meeting with President Donald Trump after he attacked them on Twitter. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi called off the meeting after Trump told followers he didn't "see a deal."
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.
Neera Tanden, senior Clinton campaign adviser, tells Conflict Zone that the role of the Democratic Party right now is to fight Trump and provide alternatives. But how exactly should that work?
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