Attorney general nominee William P. Barr has been pressed by senators to describe how he would remain independent from a president who frequently attacks the Justice Department, and how he will treat the special counsel probe into Russian election interference.
This past weekend’s storm, which dumped 10 inches of snow in both St. Louis and Washington, may have been one of the first indicators of a shift to harsher winter conditions that could peak in February.
Tens of thousands of Internal Revenue Service workers will come back to work — most of them without pay — for tax filing season later this month under the agency’s new emergency plan for the government shutdown. But the agency will remain unable to fulfill some key functions, the Treasury Department said.
A group of Democrats — including centrist-leaning freshman and sophomore members — unanimously turned down an invitation to a White House lunch, a snub that underscores the divisions that have snarled shutdown negotiations.
Lawmakers hooted and jeered in a "noisy" session before a landslide vote against the plan. With just 73 days to go until Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May faces a no-confidence vote on Wednesday.