Next Saturday marks one week since President Trump took office. A new CBS News poll shows 35 percent of Americans think the country overall is better now than it was a year ago. At least 43 percent say things are worse, while 21 percent say things are about the same. The president is spending the holiday weekend at his resort in Florida. CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett reports.
Many people are reading a new best-selling book about the Donald Trump presidency called "Fire and Fury." Mr. Trump dismissed it as a "work of fiction" Saturday. Mr. Trump also declared himself a "very stable genius." Errol Barnett reports from the presidential retreat Camp David in Maryland with more.
A book about the beginning of the Trump presidency highlights the moments before news broke that Donald Trump Jr. had met with Russians at Trump Tower in 2016. The revelations raise concerns about whether obstruction of justice occurred. CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues reports.
Republicans say the hardest part is behind them, now that they have crafted a compromise between the House and Senate tax bills. The final plan preserves deductions for student loans and medical expenses, which were targeted in previous bills. And it doubles the standard deduction, which Republicans say will enable millions of taxpayers to stop itemizing. Nancy Cordes reports.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended special counsel Robert Mueller before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Republicans claim Mueller's investigation of Russian election meddling is biased against President Trump, and point to text messages from a lead FBI investigator as proof. Paula Reid reports.