The deputy attorney general is accused of refusing to provide information related to investigations of "Russiagate" and Hillary Clinton. GOP leaders are seen as unlikely to back the impeachment effort.
The president ignites eleventh-hour confusion over Republican efforts to push immigration legislation through the House.
The president signs a huge spending bill, averting a government shutdown at midnight, acting just hours after saying he was considering a veto.
Democrats are focused on pragmatism, so they can take hold of at least one house of Congress to provide a real check on the president's abuses.
The president signs a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown.
A leader of House conservatives predicts the group's objections to big domestic spending increases would not be enough to block the Senate's proposed budget.
The House votes by a near party-line 230-197 in favor of a continuing resolution to maintain many federal operations. Now the upper chamber must face down the Friday deadline.
Hard-liners say Republican leaders lack the votes to push their proposal through the House.
Legislation to renew the program that allows agencies to conduct surveillance on foreign targets abroad now heads to the Senate.