House Democrats are moving aggressively to defend their majority, and rushing to protect the seats they hold in districts that supported the president in 2016.
The escalation rattled markets and thrust the world’s two largest economies, which had seemed on the brink of resolving their differences, back into confrontation.
The United States and China escalated their trade dispute on Monday as Beijing announced higher tariffs and the Trump administration prepared to tax all Chinese imports.
The president asserts that there is “no reason” Americans will pay tariffs, but economists and his own advisers say otherwise.
President Trump’s decision to renew his trade war with China could inflict lasting damage on the American economy, but the ultimate impact depends on how far the president takes the fight.
With aides enveloping him, Mr. Biden has not blurted anything out that delights his rivals or reinforces his image as America’s there-he-goes-again relative.
The president, in a series of tweets, said a prolonged trade war would be good for America even as negotiators returned to the table.
The House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt after President Trump asserted executive privilege over the full Mueller report.
Lawmakers plan to act despite a Justice Department threat to ask President Trump to invoke executive privilege over the Mueller report material they want to see.
The move does not kill the 2015 deal, but it pushes the confrontation between Washington and Tehran into new and potentially dangerous territory.
What were once isolated skirmishes over congressional inquiries are turning into an all-out war.
The White House counsel told the head of the House Judiciary Committee to redirect a subpoena for documents from Mr. McGahn to the White House.
A trade war that seemed to be on the brink of ending now appears likely to be prolonged as President Trump threatens to impose more tariffs on China.
The stance put the president at odd with Democrats and his own attorney general, setting up another confrontation over presidential authority and the separation of powers.