• ReutersTough choice for Trump if Congress refuses border wall financing

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is unlikely to win congressional support for funds he wants for a proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall before an Oct. 1 deadline, meaning he may have to choose between backing down on a key campaign promise or shutting down the government. Read the story on Reuters.

  • New York TimesTwo Bankers Are Selling Trump’s Tax Plan. Is Congress Buying?

    WASHINGTON — Gary D. Cohn and Steven Mnuchin have spent months behind closed doors with Republican congressional leaders sketching the contours of an elaborate and politically difficult tax overhaul that is President Trump’s top priority.Mr. Trump hopes to jump-start the process on Wednesday, traveling to Springfield, Mo., for a speech calling for large tax reductions and a long-anticipated revamping of Read more...

  • NJConstitutional law experts: Congress could impeach Trump on these 3 charges | Opinion

    By Jane Chong and Benjamin Wittes Last Tuesday, the New York Times published a foggy story noting that Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell “has mused about whether Trump will be in a position to lead the Republican Party into next year’s elections and beyond.” The time for musing has passed. It’s now time to begin a serious conversation about the Read more...

  • Voice of AmericaTough Choice for Trump if Congress Refuses Border Wall Financing

    President Donald Trump is unlikely to win congressional support for funds he wants for a proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall before an Oct. 1 deadline, meaning he may have to choose between backing down on a key campaign promise or shutting down the government. The second option was a politically dangerous one before Hurricane Harvey tore through southern Texas over the Read more...

  • The Washington PostU.S. Chamber of Commerce vows to hold Congress accountable on tax reform

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is taking a hard-line stance on tax reform, suggesting it will work to oust members of Congress who get in the way of rewriting and modernizing the U.S. tax code. “We’re going to hold them accountable about whether or not they help get tax reform across the finish line or whether or not they stood Read more...

  • The San Diego Union-TribuneDespite the scandal, Hunter's support runs deep in conservative district

    Two documents give very different forecasts for Rep. Duncan Hunter’s future in Congress.The first — a search warrant for the House member’s campaign treasurer — is bleak, and shows that the criminal investigation into a campaign finance scandal that has dogged the Alpine Republican for more than a year has grown larger and is more legally perilous than previously known.The Read more...

  • FOX NewsNeed for Harvey recovery money could complicate Congress' hectic September

    The possible need to give hurricane relief funds to Texas could be an X-factor for Congress as it hustles to pass spending bills before October and avoid a government shutdown — and the kind of political struggles that Republicans faced with 2012’s Superstorm Sandy. Read more on FOX News.

  • The Washington PostFederal judges decline to scrap Maryland’s congressional voting map

    Federal judges on Thursday declined to throw out Maryland’s congressional voting map that challengers say was intentionally designed to give Democrats an electoral edge. The 2-to-1 decision allows the state to maintain those voting boundaries for the 2018 election and puts the lawsuit on hold until after the Supreme Court has ruled in a similar partisan gerrymandering case from Wisconsin Read more...

  • The Washington PostTrump distances himself from GOP lawmakers to avoid blame if agenda stalls

    President Trump is strategically separating himself from Republicans in Congress, an extraordinary move to deflect blame if the GOP agenda continues to flounder. Trump deepened the fissures in the party on Thursday when he accused the top two leaders on Capitol Hill of mismanaging a looming showdown over the nation’s borrowing authority. Republican lawmakers and aides responded to the president’s Read more...

  • New York TimesTrump Widens Rift With Congress as Critical Showdowns Loom

    WASHINGTON — President Trump has widened an extraordinary rift with his own party, as he threatened a government shutdown over his long-promised border wall and attacked key lawmakers whose votes he needs heading into a crucial legislative period.The escalating tensions between the Republican president and the Republican Congress endanger delicate negotiations in the coming weeks to overhaul the tax system, Read more...