President Donald Trump plans to siphon billions of dollars from federal military construction and counter-drug efforts to fund his promised border wall.
- by Alan Fram
"Zero chance you could spin this as a win for Republicans," one Republican congressman said, adding that the bipartisan deal was "a total capitulation" and "a waste of three weeks".
- by Robert Costa and Rachael Bade
Senior congressional Republicans, showing little appetite for another shutdown after being heavily criticised for the previous one, urged Trump to support the new agreement.
- by Matthew Knott
US congressional negotiators say an "agreement in principle" has been reached on border security funding, potentially averting another federal shutdown.
When US President delivers his annual State of the Union address this week, a Democrat will be seated at the rostrum over his shoulder for the first time.
- by Philip Rucker & Josh Dawsey and Toluse Olorunnipa
The House Speaker said if Republicans have suggestions about adding more ports of entry or technologies, those kinds of things would be negotiable.
- by Amanda Becker
The US economy was expected to lose $US3 billion ($4 billion) from the partial federal government shutdown over Trump's demand for border wall funding.
- by David Morgan and Richard Cowan
We've collected the biggest stories from the holiday period so you can get up to speed with the conversations around the water cooler this week.
- by Matt Bungard & Jenny Noyes
You're not about to wake up working for an orange horror clown in America. I’m thinking more about the disappearance of reliable, full-time jobs and careers.
- by John Birmingham
The US President says the chances of reaching a deal are 50:50 and that he would be willing to shut down parts of the federal government again to get his wall.
- by Susan Cornwell & David Shepardson