Risking yet another government shutdown, the president is making a renewed push to secure funding for his long-promised wall.
As the White House refuses to rule out another shutdown, negotiators clash over a new hurdle for a border security compromise in Congress.
Negotiators predict an agreement could come as early as this weekend.
With no end to the government shutdown in sight, the president aims to plead his case for wall funding directly to the American people.
The president holds out little hope that another round of talks between top aides and congressional staff will end the partial shutdown.
Patrick Shanahan will take over as acting secretary to cover the accelerated departure.
The current budget director will be "acting" chief, replacing John Kelly after a chaotic search by the president.
The Republican movement took Washington by storm eight years ago, but its failures show the limits of riding a campaign wave into the reality of governing.
If there are too many scandals to seize our attention, all of them taken together can allow unpopular policies to take root without scrutiny.
The banking giant will pay $500 million to the U.S. Treasury and $500 million to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's civil penalties fund.