Former President Barack Obama has been counseling Democratic candidates on how to win the White House in 2020. But he has no plans to pick a favorite.
It remains to be seen whether Senate Republicans will act collectively to try to stop the president or how far into uncharted territory they are willing to follow him.
In invoking emergency powers for an end run around Congress in building his border wall, President Trump violated a norm of presidential self-restraint.
The president’s decision incited instant condemnation from Democrats, who called it an unconstitutional abuse of his authority and vowed to overturn it with Republican support.
The president’s decision diverts money from military construction projects, bypassing Congress but triggering a clash over the constitutional balance of power.
The president’s actions prompted Andrew G. McCabe to order the team digging into Russia’s election interference to investigate whether Mr. Trump had obstructed justice by firing James B. Comey.
A federal judge found that President Trump’s former campaign chairman was untruthful about several topics, potentially leading to a longer sentence.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, rallying Democrats ahead of a Thursday vote, encouraged Congress to back a border deal that includes $1.375 billion for border fencing.
The president, who said he would have to study the agreement, all but ruled out another government shutdown and emphasized that he would find “other methods” to finance a border wall.
The president said that he would have to study the deal before deciding whether to sign or veto it, but that he thought a looming government shutdown would be avoided.
The implication by Ms. Omar, a freshman representative from Minnesota, that Jewish money is driving pro-Israel sentiments drew fierce rebukes, including from fellow Democrats.
If Democrats do not oust Mr. Fairfax, who faces sexual assault allegations, they could anger female voters. But if they push him out, they could deeply trouble African-Americans.
The acting attorney general is appearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Democrats are asking about the Russia investigation and his oversight of it.