The president says he doesn’t like Congress’s border-funding deal. But he’ll probably sign it anyway.
Two of The Atlantic’s political profilers chat about their process—and when to doodle during an interview.
“He committed to build a wall,” Steve Bannon said. “What’s not to like?”
In Team of Vipers, Cliff Sims recounts his year and a half in a West Wing “out of control.”
The president offered three-year protection for “Dreamers” and immigrants with protective status in exchange for $5.7 billion in border-wall funding. Democrats rejected it out of hand.
The president used the closures as justification for skipping the World Economic Forum, in Davos. But he’s never shown a desire to engage with voters or leaders who challenge him.
Shahira Knight is one of the most important policy staffers in the White House. The shutdown is proving to be her greatest challenge yet.
Two years into the Trump presidency, the controversy that led to Tom Price’s resignation stands out for its relative normalcy.
For all the frenzied activity in Washington, the American government is running in place.
The vice president has led negotiations to reopen the government. But even after the White House’s state-of-emergency threat, he doesn’t appear to have the authority to do much about it.
The president uses his copious “executive time” to deflect media attention from multiple scandals.
The Republican Party co-chair is stepping down to head the Trump campaign in Ohio.
During a photo op that morphed into a bizarre spectacle, the president brawled with Democratic leaders over funding his border wall.
William Barr served in the role under President George H. W. Bush from 1991 to 1993 and has been critical of the Russia probe.
Richard Ben Cramer captured George H. W. Bush’s humanity in his classic book about the 1988 presidential campaign, What It Takes.
Nervous aides expect the president to lead the way, tweet up a storm—and, Rudy Giuliani promises, fight back.
The late President George H. W. Bush’s Capitol Rotunda ceremony was a glimpse of grace in an era that has been devoid of it.
Ahead of House Democrats’ leadership elections, the Californian was approached about giving her tenure an expiration date. She wouldn’t budge.
A group of 16 Democrats has signed a letter pledging to vote for new House leadership, but it has no viable alternative to the California representative.
The members may not be capable of uniting to block the Democrats' legislative agenda—or their investigations of President Trump.