WASHINGTON — In a rare moment of bipartisanship in polarized Washington, President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders agreed Tuesday to work toward a $2 trillion infrastructure plan to rebuild roads, bridges, provide clean water and extend broadband coverage — but they put off the thorny matter of how to pay for it.Both sides seemed determined to show a willingness to work with the other, even as tensions between the White House and congressional Democrats have only intensified with the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report into Russia meddling in the 2016 elections. Democrats have multiple investigations of the Trump administration underway and Trump’s White House is strongly resisting them.But Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said there was “good will in the meeting” — a marked departure from the last White House encounter between Trump, Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which ended with Trump walking out in a huff. At Tuesday’s more muted meeting, by contrast, Trump at one point offered to share his Tic Tacs with Pelosi and she accepted, a Democratic aide recounted.“We did come to one agreement: that the agreement would be big and bold,” Pelosi said.Schumer added that: “In previous meetings, the president has said, ‘If these investigations continue, I can’t work with you.’” But this time, Schumer said, “He didn’t bring it up.”Schumer said the two sides agreed that infrastructure investments create jobs and make the United States more competitive economically with the rest of the world. Most importantly, Schumer said, “we agreed on a number.”“Originally, we had started a little lower. Even the president was eager to push it up to $2 trillion, and that is a very good thing,” Schumer said.White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, for her part, described the meeting as “excellent and productive.”Pelosi and congressional Democrats had asked for the meeting with Trump to discuss launching an ambitious building program that’s a top priority for the party and has been a rare area of potential bipartisan accord with Republicans. Trump, too, has long promised a big infrastructure plan.When Democratic lawmakers emerged, they said Trump agreed that infrastructure investments should go beyond roads and bridges and water systems to also include broadband.Democrats also put the onus on Trump to come up with a plan for how to pay for the package, and said they would meet again in three weeks, when the president will present his ideas. They noted that a bill is unlikely to pass the Senate “if we don’t have him on board.”Trump, at one point, said he liked the number $2 trillion because it sounded better than $1.9 billion, according to a Democrat who spoke about the meeting on condition of anonymity because the aide was not authorized to discuss details of the private session publicly.The meeting tenor was decidedly more low-key than the last Trump session with the Democratic leaders. During one exchange, when Pelosi tried to get the president’s attention as he and Schumer were having a side conversation, the speaker prodded, “If I may have your attention … Mr. President … Chuck … Kids …” That was according to the Democrat who described the meeting on condition of anonymity.The nation’s top business groups and labour unions support increasing the federal gasoline tax, currently 18.3 cents a gallon. It was last raised in 1993.Schumer said the president didn’t rule out tax increases to pay for infrastructure. Sanders’ statement did not address the tax issue. Instead, it described the U.S., without elaborating, as “foolishly prioritizing the interests of other countries over our own.”“We have to invest in this country’s future and bring our infrastructure to a level better than it has ever been before,” Sanders added.The meeting included a dozen congressional Democrats and numerous administration officials.Before the meeting, senior aides seemed intent on setting low expectations. Asked whether Trump supports raising the gas tax, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said “this president is the guy who lowers taxes.”And Mick Mulvaney, the president’s acting chief of staff, said he hoped the conversations with Democrats would go well, “but if they don’t it would not surprise me.”More than one “infrastructure week” already has come and gone over the past two years with nothing to show for it. Still, advocates for an infrastructure package boost see a narrow window for action.“I think a deal can be had if everybody is willing to put their battle axes away for a period,” said former Republican Rep. Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania, who served as chairman of the House’s transportation committee for six years.Mulvaney indicated that won’t be easy.“To have an impeachment hearing on Monday, say, and then to think you’re going to talk infrastructure on Tuesday, that’s not how the world works, let alone Washington, D.C.,” Mulvaney said at a conference he was attending in California.Democrats insisted that they will proceed with their “oversight responsibilities” at the same they’re pushing for an infrastructure deal. “The two are not mutually exclusive, and we were glad he didn’t make it that way,” Schumer said.A compromise could offer political benefits to both sides. Trump’s re-election prospects are tied to a strong economy that would get another boost from new road and bridge projects. House Democrats have passed an array of bills that have gone nowhere in the GOP-controlled Senate.Committees in both chambers of Congress have started to lay the groundwork for an infrastructure bill through hearings, with Democratic lawmakers hoping to have legislation ready for consideration by June or July.___AP Writers Darlene Superville and Matthew Daly contributed to this report.Kevin Freking And Lisa Mascaro, The Associated Press
0Shares0000Coach Stanislav Cherchesov is on the verge of leading unfancied Russia into the last 16 © AFP / Olga MALTSEVASaint Petersburg, Russian Federation, Jun 19 – Host nation Russia have one foot in the last 16 of the World Cup after a resounding 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday despite the return from injury of Mohamed Salah.After a tight first half in a rain-drenched Saint Petersburg, Egypt captain Ahmed Fathy scored an own goal before goals from Denis Cheryshev and Artem Dzyuba sealed a win that raises Russian hopes of defying pre-tournament expectations that they would struggle to qualify from their group. Salah did score Egypt’s first goal at a World Cup since 1990 with a penalty after he had been hauled down 17 minutes from time, but it was too late to regain the momentum for the disappointing Pharaohs.Russia will be guaranteed a place in the last 16 and Egypt eliminated unless Saudi Arabia beat Uruguay on Wednesday.Mohamed Salah’s penalty was too late to save Egypt © AFP / Paul ELLISSalah was making his first appearance since injuring his left shoulder when falling heavily after being dragged to the ground by Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final just over three weeks ago.Russia thrashed a poor Saudi Arabia team 5-0 in the tournament opener last week, but Egypt had been expected to pose a stiffer challenge.But after Fathi put into his own net, an inspired Cheryshev slotted in his third goal of the tournament, putting him equal with Cristiano Ronaldo in the top scorers’ chart.Dzyuba’s third goal sent the 65,000-capacity crowd into raptures.– Japan milestone –Japan made history in the early game, beating 10-man Colombia 2-1 to become the first Asian side to conquer a South American team at a World Cup.The complexion of the game was changed radically when Colombia’s Carlos Sanchez was shown the first red card of Russia 2018 for handball in the opening minutes of the contest.Shinji Kagawa scored from the penalty spot and although Juan Quintero equalised late in the first half, Japan made their superior numbers count, with Yuya Osako heading a winner in the 73rd minute.Japan’s build-up to Russia has been tumultuous after coach Vahid Halilhodzic was sacked in April and replaced by Akira Nishino, despite steering the team to the finals.Japan forward Yuya Osako (centre) celebrates after scoring the winning goal against Colombia © AFP / Mladen ANTONOVBut they will be delighted to start their Russian campaign with a victory after failing to notch a single win in Brazil four years ago — including a painful 4-1 defeat at the hands of Colombia.“I said at half-time that if we can keep the ball moving, we can deprive the Colombia players of their stamina,” said Nishino. “Our players were aggressive from the start and I think that worked very well for us. This is just one win and three points, so we will save our celebration.”– Senegal pip Poland –In the other Group H clash on Tuesday, Senegal recorded the first African win at this World Cup when they beat Poland 2-1, thanks to a deflected Thiago Cionek own goal and a terrible error by Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, which resulted in a goal for man-of-the-match Mbaye Niang.West Bromwich Albion midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak got Poland back in the game with an 86th-minute header but Senegal hung on at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium.In a match billed as a straight fight between Robert Lewandowski and Sadio Mane, neither scored but Liverpool striker Mane set up Idrissa Gueye for the shot that took a wicked deflection off Cionek, leaving Szczesny totally wrong-footed in the Polish goal for Senegal’s opener on 37 minutes.Senegal coach Aliou Cisse said the whole of Africa was closely monitoring the progress of Senegal.“Senegal today represents the whole of the African continent,” he said. “Of course we represent our country but I can also guarantee that the whole of Africa is supporting us. I’m getting phone calls from everywhere.”burs-gj/nr0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
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Paul theoretically could have been playing his last game as a Clipper, with free agency looming and Blake Griffin at home taking care of the big toe injury that will keep him out for the rest of the season.Through six games, Paul has averaged 27.3 points and 10 assists. At times he single-handedly helped the Clippers stave off defeat.On Friday, he had some help.Five Clippers scored in double figures, with defensive stalwart Luc Mbah a Moute helping out on the offensive end with 13 points to match DeAndre Jordan, who added a game-high 18 rebounds. And perhaps most significantly, Austin Rivers.The reserve guard was thrust into a surprise starting role in a desperation effort to neutralize the run-and-gun Jazz.He had logged just 18 minutes all series after missing 10 games dating back to March 30 with a strained hamstring. He played 34 minutes and drained a 3-pointer with 3:58 left in the game to give the Clippers a 14-point lead, their largest of the game.When the Jazz rallied to cut that lead to 93-86 with 1:51 left, it was Rivers once again coming up big. His corner 3 22 seconds later gave the Clippers a 96-86.Ballgame, right?Not exactly.The Jazz rattled off six straight points and forced Paul to commit his fourth turnover, a bad pass that skittered out of bounds with 1:07 left in the game.On the manic Jazz possession that ensued, Gordon Hayward missed a shot in the lane, Joe Ingles picked up the rebound and found Hayward for a wide open 3 with 48.5 seconds remaining that cut the lead to 96-93.After Paul missed a jumper from the top of the key and Jordan muffed the rebound the Jazz had a chance to tie, but Johnson’s shot caromed off the rim and the ball went out of bounds to the Clippers.Hayward led all scorers with 31 points while George Hill added 22 for the Jazz. However, Utah shot just 7-of-26 on 3-pointers and Ingles, a thorn in the Clippers side all series, was held scoreless in 32 minutes. Johnson finished with 9 points on 3-of-9 shooting after his final, potentially game-tying, 3 was off the mark.Paul made a pair of free throws with one second left to secure the victory and ensure the Clippers would play on.The core, what remains of it, of this embattled franchise will play at least one more game. SALT LAKE CITY>> When Doc Rivers prepared to address his Clippers in the small locker room next to the tunnel that led to the deafeningly loud stage that awaited them, he did not plan to focus so much on the particulars of Game 6 as he did a broader message.“I usually try to do it for … the whole team,” Rivers said. “Meaning the journey that we’re on.”Rivers loves to talk about the journey. So, where are the Clippers in theirs?Not at the end. Not quite yet.The Clippers held on for a 98-93 win in a wild Game 6 of their back-and-forth power struggle, which will now come down to Game 7 on Sunday at Staples Center.The Clippers led by 10 with 1:29 remaining before the Jazz scored seven straight points and had a chance to tie it, but Joe Johnson – Utah’s hero in their three wins in the series – misfired on a 3-pointer with 3.9 seconds remaining.On the brink of completing another playoff collapse and landing abruptly in the offseason, the Clippers instead flexed their remaining muscle to earn the chance to win the series at home and force a second-round matchup with Golden State.At the center of everything, of course, was Chris Paul. The Clippers point guard scored a team-high 29 points, including 15 in the first half. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error