With Sen. Thad Cochran expected to return from illness and Sen. John McCain saying he supports the budget bill, Republicans have at least 51 votes for their proposal to increase the federal debt. If House goes along, it would be easier to approve the president's pitch for large tax cuts.
The internal document, which claimed that free-trade policies increase abortions, infertility and spousal abuse, was prepared by Peter Navarro, director of the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy. It surfaced amid talks about the future of NAFTA.
President Trump has pledged the border wall will stop both illegal immigrants and drugs. But many Mexicans believe that no matter how it’s built, it’s not going to work. “People are still going to cross no matter what is there,” one resident said. “This won’t change things much.”
After Special Forces soldiers died in Africa, a president who often comments on the news said nothing about the incident for several days. President Trump reached out to their families in letters and personal calls after the White House verified detailed information this week, according to an official. But he should have consoled them sooner, critics said.
The president thrust Chief of Staff John Kelly’s son, who died in Afghanistan, into the public and political glare, invoking the younger Kelly as part of a continuing attack on former president Barack Obama.
Eighteen state attorneys general are suing the education secretary over the “gainful employment” rule, which threatens to withhold student aid from programs where graduates wind up with more debt than they can repay.
Wall felt your pain during the Nationals’ excruciating playoff loss. And he’s been preparing his body to carry the load for the entire city. His quest begins Wednesday night as Washington hosts Philadelphia.
Senate GOP leaders did not immediately back a health-care compromise from Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.). Influential House Republicans panned the plan and the White House sent conflicting signals on it.
Londoners making their taxi choices find themselves in the middle of a debate about work, technology and regulation, as ride-sharing company Uber tangles with the British capital’s long-established black-taxi business of old-school drivers who’ve spent years memorizing every street in the city.