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At Venezuela’s Border, a Strange and Deadly Showdown Over Aid

CÚCUTA, Colombia — The political showdown over the delivery of aid to Venezuela turned deadly Friday when its security forces fired on protesters near the country’s Brazilian border, killing two and wounding a dozen in a confrontation [...]

It’s Trump vs. Beto in border wall showdown

Beto O’Rourke said he does not interpret President Donald Trump’s visit to El Paso as a personal challenge to him, but rather as “an effort to use this community as a prop to make his case for the border wall.” | Jamie McCarthy/Getty [...]

Donald Trump, Congress set for Saudi Arabia showdown over Jamal Khashoggi murder

Congress was heading for a showdown with President Trump on Sunday over sanctions against Saudi Arabia for the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, amid growing bipartisan criticism of the president’s reluctance to pin blame on [...]

Inside the Pence-Schumer showdown

Vice President Mike Pence (left) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer approached the shutdown assignment under near-impossible conditions — with the president demanding his border wall money and Democrats just as insistent he not [...]

Florida governor’s race shocker sets up Trump-fueled showdown

Andrew Gillum, consistently the most charismatic speaker in the Democratic primary, captured the hearts of grassroots activists, young people and voters of color; his campaign was also buoyed by national Democratic donors. | AP Photo Share [...]
Immigration showdown puts Ryan’s job in peril
Paul Ryan is struggling to stop an immigration showdown in the House, as his Republican Conference degenerates into an all-out war that could put his speakership on the line. The Wisconsin Republican pleaded with his conference Tuesday to [...]
Coming soon: Another showdown over Dreamers in Congress
The next immigration battle might be right around the corner. The Senate’s protracted debate last week deadlocked with a predictable flurry of finger-pointing and insults. But the chamber will likely reprise the fight ahead [...]
Verdict nears in Jones-Moore showdown
Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore raced to the finish line Tuesday in the most consequential special congressional election in years, which put one of Alabama’s Senate seats up for grabs for the first time in decades. Moore’s [...]
In U.N. Showdown, Russian Veto Kills Syria Chemical Arms Panel
“There was nothing balanced in the U.S. resolution,” Mr. Nebenzia said. Later he told reporters waiting outside the Security Council chambers that Russia “condemns the use of chemical weapons by anyone” but that the panel’s [...]
Trump takes on Bannon in Alabama Senate showdown
President Donald Trump’s decision Saturday to intervene in the Alabama special election followed weeks of pleas from senior Republicans who fear that a loss will invite a wave of primary challenges against GOP incumbents and damage the party [...]