As Donald Trump looks and sounds increasingly as if he intends to mount a presidential campaign rerun, Democrats and democracy experts are grappling with what such a campaign — and potential second presidency — would mean for the country.
The Federal Highway Administration and some other parts of the Transportation Department would be forced to shut down unless a bill is passed. The unusual structure of the highway agency has protected it during previous government shutdowns, but now furloughs loom.
After the talks fell apart, Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.), the lead Republican negotiator, blamed Democrats, claiming that their push to “defund” law enforcement made it impossible to agree on legislation. “At no point did any legislative draft propose ‘defunding the police,’” the groups said Tuesday.
Hypersonic missiles fly faster and at lower altitudes than traditional ballistic missiles, allowing them to maneuver more flexibly. Analysts cautioned that although there is a lot of hype around the systems, it is unclear whether they are a game-changer in the nuclear arms race.
The debate got off to a raucous start as Democrat Terry McAuliffe pressed his call for coronavirus vaccine mandates and Republican Glenn Youngkin defended his stance that vaccinations should be a matter of personal choice.
As a toddler, Maggie Dorey spent six months battling leukemia at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. Her father described "tears of joy" when dropping her off at college. "Thank you NHS," he tweeted.