It is impossible to spend a day in this town without hearing or reading special counsel Robert S. Mueller’s name. He will go down in history as one of the pivotal figures of the Trump era. All this for a man who seldom speaks and is rarely seen. He is omnipresent and absent, inescapable but elusive.
More than 300,000 federal workers could be sent home without pay as President Trump and Democratic lawmakers face off over funding for a border wall. Several budget experts believe a partial shutdown, which would start on Dec. 22 absent a deal, could drag on for days, if not weeks.