It was quiet late Friday afternoon on Capitol Hill. Too quiet. One wonders if it will be as quiet next Friday night on Capitol Hill, as nine of 15 cabinet departments face a government shutdown at 11:59:59 p.m. ET.
The Trump administration Sunday reaffirmed the president's insistence that he would allow a partial shutdown of the federal government if Congress does not provide $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, with senior adviser Stephen Miller calling it a "fundamental issue."
Issuing yet another one of the public browbeatings that have come to define his post-government career, fired FBI Director James Comey on Sunday forcefully condemned President Trump as a "liar" for criticizing federal authorities' raid on his former attorney Michael Cohen.
California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, the incoming House Intelligence Committee Chairman, charged Sunday that President Trump's financial records with Deutsche Bank might reveal a "form of compromise" that "needs to be exposed."
Many conservatives may have been saddened by Friday’s news that the Weekly Standard, a publication that has existed for 23 years, will be ceasing operations this month. But don’t count President Trump among them.
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s advisers, with an eye on the 2020 presidential campaign, have reportedly floated Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke as a potential running mate -- apparently to alleviate concerns about Biden’s age.