Donald Trump sought the presidency on a fantasy: with Mexico's money, he would build a "great wall" of concrete-and-steel across America's southern border. Ever since he won, Trump has obscured his inability to make the fantasy real.
There appeared to be little chance the Senate would go along with a bill passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday that would give Trump $5 billion toward building the wall on the Mexican border- one of the major themes of his presidency. Republican Senator Richard Shelby said he doubted the issue would be resolved on Friday while John Cornyn, the No. 2...
The Republicans gathered at the White House at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the dilemma. Senator Richard Shelby said he doubted the issue would be resolved on Friday, and John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, said there may be room for compromise but that Trump is unlikely to go for any bill that does not include money for the border wall he has been promoting...
An impasse over President Donald Trump's demand for $5 billion in border wall funding snagged efforts to avoid the third shutdown this year.
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, objected to the attempt to bring the bill forward, arguing that passing the legislation would be "fundamentally undermining the principle of separation of powers that is so core to our liberty."
The rising Democratic star is privately engaging with his donors and supporters about his next move. Two of the options on the table include either running for president in 2020 or for John Cornyn's Senate seat.
"The one thing I've learned from John McCain above all else is that, in moments like this, you have to embrace your values," Graham said. "No more transactional interactions."
"As of now I don't really know and I don't know if anybody else does," said the Judiciary Committee chairman, who oversaw Kavanaugh's contentious confirmation hearings.
The way the Kavanaugh hearing was handled by some senators and the White House was evocative did at times look similar to that of early Soviet mock trials, according to a Russian Literature scholar in The Conversation.
Christine Blasely Ford said she had no political motivation for coming forward with claims that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the 1980s when they were high school students in Maryland.
Hill also said her advice would be "to push the pause button" until a hearing can be put together that is "not biased by politics or men" — an apparent reference to the all-male Republican majority on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Feinstein has come under fire by her opponents on Capitol Hill, who suggest she withheld potentially damaging information about Kavanaugh until after his confirmation hearings had wrapped in order to cripple has candidacy.
"I think Ted's got a competitive race by all indications," McConnell said, as he identified other competitive Senate races in this year's midterms. "We certainly expect to win Texas, but I think he does have a competitive race."
Sen. Cory Booker has questioned Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings about an email designated "committee confidential," a label that reportedly bars senators from discussing its contents in open session.
The confirmation hearings of Trump's Supreme Court nominee got off to a raucous start, with Democratic lawmakers calling for the hearings to be adjourned.
The opening minutes of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing include a dramatic call from Democratic senators to adjourn as committee Chairman Chuck Grassley struggles to maintain order.
President's Donald Trump's leading outside judicial advisor informed Koch donors on Sunday that their wish of seeing the judicial courts packed with conservatives will likely come true.
President Trump defended his much-criticized performance at the Helsinki summit.
Numerous Republicans and Democrats in Congress have now called on the White House to immediately halt the policy, which critics have called inhumane and un-American.
Senate Republicans are trying to confirm President Donald Trump's nominees and fund the government.