President Trump’s attorney general pick told senators he would allow special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, whom he called a longtime friend, to finish his work. But in a sign of potential fights to come, William P. Barr said any report from Mueller would probably be treated like internal Justice Department prosecution memos that are kept secret.
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.
The Trump administration is sending nearly 50,000 furloughed federal employees back to work without pay to fulfill key government tasks, including disbursing tax refunds, overseeing flight safety and inspecting the nation’s food and drug supply.
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.
The New York Democrat has been outspoken about fighting sexual assault in the military and on college campuses, repealing the military’s policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” and making it easier for Capitol Hill staffers to report their experiences of being sexually harassed or assaulted.
The failure of the deal painstakingly negotiated between May and her European counterparts raised serious questions about how — and if — Britain will leave the E.U. as promised on March 29. May faces a no-confidence vote on Wednesday.