1600 Penn Watch

Keeping an eye on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

ANALYSIS: Where in the world is Sean Spicer?

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was absent from Monday's daily press briefing, and it was quickly noticed by reporters in the room.


 All of the major networks will carry the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey on Thursday.

White House won’t use executive privilege to prevent Comey testimony

The White House won't use executive privilege to prevent former FBI Director James Comes from testifying before the US Senate this week.

Early-morning tweetstorm threatens to undermine Supreme Court Case

An early-morning tweetstorm from President Trump is threatening to undermine his own Solicitor General's argument in front of the Supreme Court.

U.S., China, announce trade agreements

The U.S. Commerce Department announced the beginnings of a new trade agreement with China on Thursday morning.

Shutdown Avoided: Congress votes to pass continuing resolution, avoids government shutdown

Just hours before a government shutdown was to take place, the United States Congress has passed H.J. Res. 99, which extends the deadline to reach a budget deal one week to 11:59 p.m. on May 5.

ANALYSIS: What is a government shutdown, and what happens during one?

1600PennWatch explores what happens during a shutdown, and what services are impacted.

North Korea detains another U.S. citizen

Multiple reports out of the Korean Peninsula indicate that the North has detained another U.S. citizen, which, if confirmed would be the third citizen they detained.

Speaker Ryan: “The government will stay open”

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told a conference call of GOP members on Saturday afternoon that he is planning to devote his energy in the coming week to avoiding a government shutdown, while at the same time refusing to comment on the latest healthcare bill released by the White House.

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