Thousands of workers were ordered back to their offices to process refunds without pay during the shutdown, but hundreds have received permission not to work because of financial hardship, and union leaders expect the number of absences to surge as part of a coordinated protest.
Democrats condemned the plan after discovering that it proposed new limits on asylum, and the Supreme Court undercut the central plank of the president’s effort to draw support. Two planned Senate votes looked unlikely to advance either Trump’s proposal or a second measure to reopen the government through Feb. 8.
For years, Democratic presidential candidates were skittish about liberal positions. The caution has given way to confidence — that voters either will support sweeping changes or will vote for anyone other than President Trump.
After a viral video and a presidential tweet put a group of Covington students in the national spotlight, their Catholic school was shut down Tuesday because of security concerns, and demonstrators gathered outside the diocese.
The Yankees’ longtime closer is the first to receive 100 percent of the vote. While he qualifies as one of the few players in baseball history who can be called the best ever at his position, the unanimous vote also means that those in favor of a big Hall of Fame have won.
At the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, the former senator and secretary of state was asked what he would say to the president if he were seated next to him. After hesitating, Kerry said he'd tell Trump: "Resign."
The House Judiciary Committee wants to know whether the acting attorney general has been briefed on the special counsel’s investigation and whether Whitaker shared any such information with the president or his lawyers.