The investigations:

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump's refusal to comply with Congressional subpoenas is a "constitutional crisis" -
  • President Trump appears to be daring House Democrats to impeach him for not cooperating with their efforts at oversight of his administration -
  • The decision by the Senate Intelligence Committee to subpoena Donald Trump, Jr. has set off a big internal fight among Republicans -
  • House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff subpoenaed the Department of Justice for the unredacted Mueller report and access to counterintelligence information collected during Mueller's investigation -

Trade war. The U.S. raised tariffs on millions of dollars of Chinese goods after trade talks between the two countries did not produce a deal -

  • Trump seems to be betting his hardline trade tactics with China won't hurt the economy ahead of his 2020 re-election bid -
  • Here are the consumer products that will become more expensive because of President Trump's tariffs -

Impeachment as a legal tool? Democrats may use an impeachment effort as a way to pry loose documents and compel Trump administration officials to testify -

  • 45% of Americans say they support impeaching President Trump, which is up 5-points since last month -

Democrats move to shore up healthcare. House Democrats passed a bill to bar the Trump administration from granting states waivers to the Affordable Care Act -

North Korea. The U.S. seized a North Korean cargo ship on Thursday, claiming the ship was being used to skirt sanctions on the country -

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wanted the U.S. to send "famous basketball players" to normalize relations between the two countries -

Trump vs. Kerry. President Donald Trump says former Secretary of State John Kerry "should be prosecuted" for discussing the Iran nuclear deal with officials from that country after leaving office -

Shanahan as Sec. Def. President Trump formally nominated acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to the job permanently -

Alabama abortion chaos. A vote on a proposed Alabama law outlawing most abortions in the state was delayed as a shouting match broke out among lawmakers on Thursday -

  • Alabama Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth admitted the abortion proposal is an attempt to get the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade -