The Washington Post
Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court comes at a tense moment. It could drastically shift the court's tenuous ideological balance, and it comes not long after Senate Republicans disgracefully blocked President Barack Obama from making a court pick in his final year. More than ever, the court is in danger of becoming viewed as an instrument of politics rather than an independent, nonpartisan branch of government. That is why senators must be even more exacting than usual when they evaluate Kavanaugh.
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration's sweeping immigration crackdown faltered Wednesday after GOP leaders watched members of their party help defeat a border bill championed by the president and a federal judge ordered the government to swiftly reunite migrant families. By a vote of 301 to 121, the House rejected a wide-ranging GOP immigration bill that would have funded President Donald Trump's border wall, offered young undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship and partially addressed the family-separation crisis at the southwest border. The vote came hours after the president twe
WASHINGTON—The Trump administration said Thursday night that it will not defend the Affordable Care Act against the latest legal challenge to its constitutionality—a dramatic break from the executive branch's tradition of arguing to uphold existing statutes and a land mine for health insurance changes the ACA brought about.
As it becomes increasingly apparent that President Donald Trump's imposition of tariffs on metal products from the United States' close allies is a strategic policy shift and not a mere negotiating tactic, the question naturally arises: What, if anything, can be done to prevent it? The allies themselves are planning to push back, both by imposing countervailing tariffs and by presenting a united front against the president's policies at the Group of 7 summit beginning Friday in Canada.
If you are looking for a good excuse to eat a pile of chips, store shelves are brimming with them. It seems nearly everything in the produce aisle — whether it's kale, snap peas, apples or bananas — now comes crisped, seasoned and packaged. Manufacturers seem to be hoping that Americans — approximately 90 percent of whom don't get the recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables (not including fried potatoes) — will turn to crunchy snack items to help fill the nutrient gap.
It is unclear who leaked a list of questions that Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to ask President Donald Trump. One possibility is that someone is seeking to ensure that, whatever happens to Mueller's investigation, the president is forced to confront them.