While aides to key negotiators planned to meet to try to rekindle budget talks, hopes of reaching a deal by Friday’s deadline have been complicated by lingering mistrust among lawmakers after an Oval Office meeting in which President Trump used vulgar terms to describe poor countries.
Since the 2016 election, President Trump’s real estate company has found itself in an unfamiliar role: not selling the Trump brand, but trying to save it from condo owners and unhappy partners worried that their affiliation with the company has turned from an asset to a liability.
Though drivers may not realize it, tens of millions of American cars are being monitored as automakers track everyday movements — how fast you drive, how hard you brake, where you go and the entertainment you prefer. The tracking has transformed vehicles into a computer that offers more access to our personal habits than smartphones do.
Frustration from Republican lawmakers who want to exert power over federal spending on pet projects in their own districts is fueling a major push to restore earmarks seven years after they were abolished in the House.
Jorge Garcia, an undocumented immigrant who came to the United States as a child, has become the latest public face of what many of President Trump’s critics have called a cruel and excessive crackdown on immigrants by the administration.