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Mexican officials try to stave off tariffs at White House

Mexican and U.S. officials met late into the day Tuesday at the White House trying to stave off President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs on all Mexican goods flowing into the United States.

GOP conservative temporarily blocks $19B disaster bill

A House GOP conservative complaining of Washington's free-spending and opaque ways blocked a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill on Friday, extending a tempest over hurricane and flood relief that has left the measure meandering for months.
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Sen. Burr takes GOP fire over Trump Jr subpoena

Republicans lashed out Thursday at fellow GOP Sen. Richard Burr for his committee's subpoena of President Donald Trump's son, a move that suggested the Russia investigation is not "case closed" as some in the party insist. Trump said he was "very surprised" at the move.
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GOP leader McConnell says ‘case closed’ on Mueller probe

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is declaring "case closed" on the Russia probe and potential obstruction by President Donald Trump, deriding Democrats who he says are "grieving" the result.
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McConnell proposes raising minimum age for buying tobacco

The Senate leader said Thursday his bill will cover all tobacco products, including vaping devices.
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Trump says he may send ‘Illegal Immigrants’ to Dem districts

President Donald Trump said Friday he is considering sending "Illegal Immigrants" to Democratic strongholds to punish congressional foes for inaction on border security— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea had been rejected as fast as it had been brought up.

US drug czar says border wall will reduce influx of drugs

President Donald Trump's drug czar says the president's plan for a U.S.-Mexico border wall would save American lives by helping stem the flow of illegal drugs into the country.

AP FACT CHECK: McConnell’s misleading spin on voting fraud

The GOP efforts McConnell refers to have focused on requiring voter ID, which has no effect in stopping the alleged mail-in ballot fraud seen in North Carolina.

NC’s Tillis is 2nd GOP senator to oppose Trump emergency

North Carolina's Thom Tillis on Monday became the second Senate Republican to promise a vote to block President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency at the Mexican border.

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