Shutdown Day 2: Congress Seems Far Apart on a Resolution

Lawmakers remained mired in partisan disputes as Senator Mitch McConnell said he would move ahead with a vote on a temporary spending bill by 1 a.m. Monday.

On Washington: Inside the Oval Office Immigration Meeting That Left a Senator Stunned

In an interview, Senator Richard J. Durbin says President Trump’s private immigration comments shed new light on his policy motivations.

The Chaos President vs. His Iron-Fisted Chief of Staff

President Trump’s public airing of grievances with John Kelly was perhaps an inevitable clash between two temperamentally similar but philosophically different alpha males.

White House Memo: Debate Continues Over What Trump Said. But Does the Exact Word Matter?

If the argument seems to amount to a distinction without a difference, neither the White House nor its allies have acknowledged it.

G.O.P. Senator Says Trump Didn’t Use Vulgarity for Haiti and African Nations

Senator David Perdue, who attended the White House meeting, said Senator Dick Durbin’s account of President Trump’s language was a “gross misrepresentation.”

Durbin: Trump Said Vile Things Repeatedly

After President Trump vaguely denied using objectionable language to describe African and Caribbean nations, Senator Richard J. Durbin, Democrat of Illinois, relayed his account of the events.