If the House flips, Representative Jerry Nadler would head the committee that could try to oust the president. But he’ll have to be convinced first.
The president relented to political pressure on Friday, agreeing to reopen the government after 35 days without receiving money he demanded for a southern-border wall.
Despite defections from key GOP senators, the upper chamber rejected two proposals to reopen the government, injecting a new sense of desperation into stagnant negotiations.
Lawmakers are voting on dueling proposals to reopen the government on Thursday, and GOP senators aren’t ruling out supporting the Democratic offer.
The speaker threatened to scrap his speech. The president grounded her plane.
President Trump might be able to keep the government closed indefinitely. But the new Democratic speaker can deny him use of the country’s most effective pulpit to make his case to the public.
Elections have consequences, and the Iowa conservative’s sudden vulnerability back home gave House GOP leaders the permission they needed to act against his latest racist comments.
And he doesn’t like it.
The consequences will only get more severe after federal workers miss their first paychecks Friday—even as the Trump administration tries, in ways large and small, to mitigate them.
The law prohibits public employees from striking, forcing them into what one union leader called “involuntary servitude” during the government shutdown.
After a contentious meeting with lawmakers, President Trump said the government could stay closed “for a very long period of time,” and mused about declaring a state of emergency.
The shutdown is undercutting the Democrats’ moment of triumph, muddling their opportunity to drive the national debate on their own terms.
While the nation celebrated, the president brooded, berated, and tweeted his way through the new year.
With its largest governing majority in decades, the party has a plan for an ambitious progressive agenda—if the governor and lawmakers can avoid the infighting that’s stymied them before.
There is no agreement in sight between congressional leaders and President Trump.
The furious backlash to Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces, which included James Mattis’s resignation as defense secretary, stands in stark contrast to its limited military impact.
The Republican congresswoman will take a seat in the upper chamber alongside the Democrat who defeated her.
In federal court on Wednesday, Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer sought to break free of the president as a judge sentenced him to prison.
The sentencing ended a saga that began with a dramatic FBI raid and led Cohen to implicate the president in criminal misconduct.
The two Democratic leaders went to the White House for a negotiation, ended up with a public fight, and left all smiles with a political gift from the president.
The president unleashed a series of charges, complaints, and conspiracy theories aimed at undercutting a forthcoming report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.