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Trump gambles with economy on China showdown as 2020 looms

President Donald Trump talks as U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (center-right) speaks with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, in February. | Susan Walsh/AP Photo trade New tariffs may win the president leverage in high-stakes [...]

Crisis point? High stakes in Trump’s showdown with Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats call it a “constitutional crisis.” But is it? Stunned by the extent of the White House’s blanket refusal to comply with oversight by Congress, the Democrats warn that the Trump administration is shattering [...]

Trump showdown with House Democrats ignites into all-out war

President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats have been feuding, putting in question Congress’ ability to carry out its constitutional oversight. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Congress The White House and congressional investigators [...]

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 [...]