Barr bothered by Trump's tweets

Attorney General William Barr says President Donald Trump's tweets about the Justice Department "make it impossible" for him to do his job. Barr also says Trump never asked him to intervene in a criminal case [ABC News].

Other prosecutors in the Justice Department have discussed leaving their jobs following Barr's intervention in the case involving longtime Trump ally Roger Stone [CNN].


War powers

The Senate voted to approve a resolution limiting President Trump's ability to use military power against Iran without their permission. The measure will likely face a veto by Trump [Bloomberg].


And Mexico will pay for it!

The Trump administration will divert another $3.8 billion from the Pentagon toward the construction of the wall on the southern border [New York Times].


What a time to be alive!

Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg and President Trump trade schoolyard insults on Twitter [Washington Post].


Returning

Former Trump aide Hope Hicks is returning to the White House as an adviser [Bloomberg].


Cha-ching!

President Trump will headline a $580,600-per-couple fundraiser in Palm Beach [Washington Post].


Oof!

Michael Bloomberg's campaign was knocked off stride Thursday after comments he made in 2008, blaming economic redlining for the financial crash, resurfaced. His Democratic rivals pounced on the comments [AP].


ERA

The House passed a bill to repeal the 1982 deadline for states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment [Politico].


Climate change

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is facing a backlash from his own party after unveiling a modest GOP plan to combat climate change [Politico].

Temperatures in Antarctica soared to near 70 degrees on Thursday, the highest ever recorded on the continent [Washington Post].