The children taken from their parents now live and wait in unfamiliar places: big American suburban houses where no one speaks their language; a locked shelter on a dusty road; a converted Walmart where they must stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance in English daily.
The president’s exhortations sowed more confusion as Republicans struggle to reach consensus on immigration legislation and as federal agencies scramble to reunite families who were separated at the border.
Torrential rains have become more frequent and more intense, with extreme flooding and perilous infrastructure failures. Large storms now drop far more rain at a faster clip because warmer air holds more water, according to experts.
The case centered on whether Republicans drew the state’s congressional districts to give the party an unfair advantage. Justices said a lower court must decide whether the plaintiffs had the proper legal standing to bring the case.
Republican efforts to impose stricter work rules on food stamp recipients and consolidate the safety net could have the heaviest burden on the working-class, rural white voters on whom the president has staked the future of their party.
U.S. commanders worry that if they must head off a conflict in Eastern Europe, a mixture of bureaucracy, bad planning and decaying infrastructure could let Russia grab NATO territory while American planners are filling out the 17 forms needed to cross Germany into Poland.
This miniseries explores the wave elections that changed control of the House of Representatives — why they happened, how they changed our political system, and most importantly, what they tell us about what to expect this coming November.