May’s resignation comes after she failed three times to get lawmakers to pass the Brexit withdrawal deal she negotiated with the European Union. She'll step down as party leader by June 7. Conservatives will then choose a new leader, who will become the next prime minister.
A new memo authorizes Attorney General William P. Barr to declassify government secrets as he sees fit during his review of a 2016 campaign investigation. Current and former FBI officials have disputed Barr’s statement that the government was “spying” on the Trump campaign.
According to administration officials, President Trump has personally and repeatedly urged the head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to award a wall contract to a construction firm led by a Republican donor who has frequently appeared on TV to tout a border barrier.
Democrats in Washington and on the campaign trail know that they’re not getting their agenda enacted until, at the earliest, 2021. So the Democratic House and the presidential contest are political test kitchens.
The federal indictment charges Assange worked with a former Army intelligence analyst to obtain and disseminate secret documents — conduct similar to reporting work at many traditional news organizations.