Senators deal President Trump an especially galling defeat as more than a quarter of fellow Republicans abandon him on an issue that helped elect him.
Many governmental operations will continue, but the longer the closure goes on, the more likely that its impact will be felt.
The Maryland senator—facing a primary contest with the whistleblower—is one of the loudest and most prominent voices calling for hostility toward Russia and deserves to be challenged.
The ailing senator, at home in Arizona after being treated in Maryland, will miss this week's tax bill vote. However, the 81-year-old is pressing to get back to Congress.
He suggests the plan, expected to pass in Congress in coming days, could lead to explosive growth. But many economists are doubtful, and critics warn of its effect on the U.S. debt.
The president used an event honoring Native American veterans to take a shot at Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren and drew swift criticism.
The agency is battling growing bipartisan charges that the secretary of state's reorganization plans are crippling America's diplomatic corps.
Pro football players didn't appear on the field for the national anthem until 2009, when the Defense Department's "paid patriotism" began.
The president is focusing on senators from Alaska and Kentucky in an effort to save the party's last-ditch effort to repeal "Obamacare."