Government And Institutions

Shutdown looms; blame game already in full swing

A bitterly divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported.

Pot industry frets, then shrugs off Sessions' new policy

This week's announcement that the U.S. Justice Department was ditching its hands-off approach to states that have legalized marijuana initially sent some in the industry into a tailspin, just days after California's $7 billion recreational weed market opened for business.

FBI 'purge'? Subpoena DOJ, FBI officials, Rep. Francis Rooney says

Concerns about possible biases within the FBI-- particularly pertaining to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election -- escalated on Tuesday when Florida Republican Francis Rooney called for a “purge” of the intelligence agency and the Department of Justice.

Trump to unveil 'America First' national security strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prioritizing national sovereignty over alliances, President Donald Trump is poised to outline a new national security strategy that envisions nations in a perpetual state of competition, reverses Obama-era warnings on climate change, and de-emphasizes multinational agreements that have dominated the United States' foreign policy since the Cold War.

For GOP, tax bill's most visible win may be averting failure

Despite the sheer size and society-spanning impact of the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul, the quickest and most potent political victory that Republicans would savor by pushing the bill through Congress next week may be what it averts: another big GOP legislative crash in the age of Trump.