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 put his political standing on the line in western Pennsylvania's special congressional election. He lost.
The president invokes "steel and business" as he and Donald Jr. make a final push in a Pennsylvania special election for a House seat, a contest that will reverberate nationally.
The president suggests that his proposal—aimed at spurring $1.5 trillion in spending over a decade—is not as important to him as administration efforts to cut taxes and boost military spending.
The president signs a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown.
“I don’t know. Right now, it’s tough to see,” Sen. Jeff Flake says about whether any proposal would will get the 60 Republican and Democratic votes needed to survive.
The House minority leader sets a record with an address aimed at pressuring Republicans to allow a vote on protection of “Dreamer” immigrants.
The agreement, which now goes to the House for a confirming vote, does not address immigration, and both Democratic liberals and GOP tea party forces have swung against it.