Efforts to end the 19-day partial government closure fall into deeper disarray over the president's demand for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Amid a push from the president and bipartisan support, the Senate majority leader allows the bill to overhaul sentencing laws to proceed.
Thanks to a series of policy changes, children's chances of finding asylum in the U.S. are slimmer than ever.
Federal authorities are still working on a plan to reunite an estimated 1,800 children with their parents after they were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The bottom line is that we may never see the special counsel's findings unless he persuades a grand jury to return an indictment against the president.
The announcement comes after the president pledges "strong action today" on immigration and a day after he proposed using the military to secure the southern border until his border wall was erected.
The memo purports to show improper use of surveillance by the FBI and the Justice Department in the Russia investigation.
The number of interviewees, including eight people from the White House counsel's office, suggests the breadth of Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference.
As Republicans and Democrats exchange blame, all but the most essential operations halt, marring the one-year anniversary of the Trump inauguration.
So far, the scandal has been smoke and mirrors, with no chargeable offenses and not a scintilla of convincing proof of Russian meddling in the election.