House Democrats’ first order of business in the new Congress will be targeting President Trump’s tax returns, setting the confrontational tone of the lower chamber. The first bill, called House Resolution 1 (H.R. 1), indicates the Democrats’ inclination to resist Trump not only in House committees, where a number of investigations will be launched in January, but also by introducing legislation that directly involves the president.
Republicans are seeing their odds improve of holding a critical Senate seat in Tennessee after a brief scare, though warning signs are emerging out West — with controversial Democrat Kyrsten Sinema pulling slightly ahead in Arizona.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team are facing new complications in the final stretch of their investigation into Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates during the 2016 presidential election, as targets allegedly breach agreements and balk at plea deals.
Visits to the United States by Chinese business executives, tourists and college students are cooling down even as the trade war between the two nations heats up.
Dozens of migrants who illegally crossed the U.S. border this weekend as part of a chaotic rush at one of the boundary’s busiest entry points are now in custody, a senior Homeland Security official told Fox News.