Wednesday’s news: Saudi journalist Khashoggi’s mysterious disappearance impacts ties between the U.S. and other countries as well as within the Republican party. Plus, as candidates prepare for the midterm elections, the GOP tout tax cuts. Also, the China tariffs are affecting soybean farmers and President Trump tweets more insults at his critics.
President Trump on Monday offered robust praise of federal immigration officers, touting them as “heroes” at a White House event aimed at drawing a sharp contrast with Democrats over the enforcement of border-control laws.
Trump administration officials defended the rationale for their now-defunct family separation strategy during tense Senate testimony Tuesday, but they did not challenge lawmakers’ assertions that the initiative was a failure.
After failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act with a Republican-controlled Congress, the Trump administration is seizing on a different strategy for dismantling the law, one fraught with political risk.
Last fall, Kim Wagenaar started to plan how she would close the health clinic she runs in rural North Carolina — when Congress let funding lapse for thousands of centers like hers 124 days ago and counting.
Robert Costa discussed the latest details in the Russia probe with The Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig and Mark Mazzetti from The New York Times, broke down the new Medicaid work requirement with Reid Wilson from The Hill, and recapped President Trum