The White House and congressional Democrats halted even the pretense of negotiations while the administration tried to ease the federal shutdown by rushing back thousands of workers. But it’s unclear how long the piecemeal approach will work.
The effort to convince the secretary of state to jump into the race could further roil President Trump’s tumultuous Cabinet. Pompeo, who has risen from congressman to CIA director and now the head of the State Department, has not publicly ruled out a run.
A confrontation over King’s controversial statements tested whether House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, an easygoing Californian, was willing to take on a popular conservative and assert himself in the wake of sweeping GOP defeats in the 2018 election.
Some of the students and teachers made their escapes from the wildfire on a bus filling with smoke, teachers tearing up shirts to give students makeshift breathing masks. In the aftermath, officials attempted to re-create school as it had been, insistent that teachers and students remain together, even in makeshift classrooms far from home.
By Moriah Balingit | Photos by Mason Trinca For The Post