President TrumpFriday to deny asylum to migrants entering the country illegally, responding to an approaching caravan of Central American migrants he has called a "crisis" and a "national emergency."
The measure - an extraordinary invocation of the same national security threat on which he premised his travel ban - has met resistance in Washington, in the courtroom and abroad just as the president departs for histhis weekend.
The president also faces a barrage of criticism over his choice of Matthew Whitaker as acting Attorney General, following Jeff Sessions' ouster on Wednesday. Critics have questioned Whitaker's- including publicly denouncing the Mueller probe - and ties to a company accused of scamming its clients.
Also this week, President Trump and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi this weekafter Democrats scored control of the House Tuesday night. "It really could be a beautiful, bipartisan type of situation," the President declared.
But both sides are discreetly preparing for awith battles already shaping up over immigration, gun control and federal oversight. And Pelosi is gearing up for her own intraparty fight as she shores up support for a bid to .
And days after election night, campaigns are still battling over razor-thin margins in races across the nation. From potential recounts in Florida's runoff in Georgia, some of America's most bitter, high-profile contests could remain undecided through the holiday weekend.to Democratic hopes for a
We'll question House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi), D-California.
In his first television interview since winning re-election, Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) will talk with us.
We'll hear also from Sen. Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC), R-South Carolina.
And as always, we'll seek some perspective from our panel, this week with:
- Rachael Bade (@rachaelmbade) of Politico
- Dan Balz (@danbalz) of The Washington Post
- Mark Landler (@MarkLandler) of The New York Times
- Ed O'Keefe (@edokeefe), CBS News Political Correspondent
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