The race for political cash is no longer dominated by men, at least among liberals.
The White House said the shutdown was responsible for the president's decision to cater the event with a spread that featured more than 300 burgers.
Attorney General nominee Barr said in 2001 the idea the Justice Department "has to be independent" gained ground after Watergate and risked going too far.
The president and the New York Democrat have both shown themselves to be comfortable on the attack.
Opponents of his appointment said he was not qualified for the position because he was not subject to Senate confirmation.
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Trump said Saturday that Cohen should 'give information maybe on his father-in-law."
"It was stupid," Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said of the comment. "It was hurtful. It was wrong. And he needs to stop."
"America deserves the truth and the Foreign Affairs Committee will seek to get to the bottom of it," tweeted Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel of New York.
"Why is he so chummy with Vladimir Putin?" asked Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, adding, "I don't get it."
The Texas Republican's comments come amid reports that are raising new questions about the president's relationship with Russia.
New data show that L-word has emerged from its exile and is being embraced by those who once shunned it.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who is weighing a 2020 run, is rethinking the carbon tax approach to saving the planet. He believes his party should, too.
Two Congressional aides told NBC News Trump's proposed Moscow development with Aras Agalarov is drawing new scrutiny from House and Senate investigators.
Castro, of Mexican-American heritage, made the announcement from his hometown of San Antonio, Texas.
Unprecedented demand — nearly 100,000 requests for 33,000 available visas — briefly crashed the online Department of Labor application system.
"We're talking about $5.7 billion for a wall, but the costs that are inflicted on the economy are orders of magnitude beyond that $5.7 billion," one expert warned.
Investigators asked former Trump aide Sam Nunberg about the president's business dealings and how he formulated his policies toward Moscow.
"If you don't do the hiring on time, then you can't do the training on time, then you are not ready for the next fire season," a nonprofit leader said.
"Mine is an immigrant story," Castro said. "It's an American dream story. It's a testament that everybody counts in this country."
'I'm not going to do it so fast,' the president said at a border-security roundtable at the White House Friday.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is cancer-free and will participate in pending Supreme Court cases, a court spokeswoman said Friday.