The subject of three separate criminal investigations by federal prosecutors, and the resignation of several Cabinet members on charges of corruption, President Trump's political agenda struggles to gain foothold against allegations of abuses of power.
Despite strong resistance from Congress, the White House is calling for a $5 billion payment to fund the construction of a border wall. The impasse will result in a partial shutdown if the two sides do not come to an agreement.
Nancy Pelosi made a deal with Democrats craving new leadership to limit her likely upcoming term as Speaker of the House to four years. She is expected have the votes necessary to become Speaker – and the most powerful Democrat in government – in January.
More than 50 years since the Voting Rights Act was signed, Democrats are gearing up voting rights as one of the party’s top policy issues, calling a series of Republican moves in North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida to limit voting deliberate disenfranchisement.
A series of Democratic midterm victories has led Republican-controlled legislatures to work late-night sessions aimed to weaken executive control over key domains. Inspired by the North Carolina GOP in 2016, the moves could have serious ramifications for democratic norms.
The president is saying if Congress doesn't allocate $5 billion for a US-Mexico border wall in a year-end appropriations bill, he will send the military to do it anyway. After wins in the House, Democrats are resisting the move, with the possibility of a partial shutdown of the government.
Federal prosecutors have linked Trump to illegal hush payments made during the 2016 presidential election to several women. That finding coupled with the pending special counsel investigation is increasing calls for impeachment from Congress.
William Barr previously served as late President George H. W. Bush’s attorney general. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced out by Mr. Trump in November.
Wilmot Collins’s rise and visibility puts him at the nexus of a deepening debate over the role of refugees in America and a heated conversation over immigration – intensified by the caravan of Latin American asylum-seekers.