Trump, defiant as border crisis escalates, prepares to lobby House GOP
As President Trump insists that lawmakers produce a comprehensive immigration plan, anxious Republicans are exploring narrower legislation to ease the effects of the administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents.
By Mike DeBonis and John Wagner  •  Read more »
Donald Trump Jr. cancels fundraiser for George P. Bush because of family tensions over immigration policy
The move came after Jeb Bush and Laura Bush criticized the Trump administration’s family-separation policy.
By Philip Rucker  •  Read more »
Maryland, Virginia governors pull Guard troops off border to protest separations
The decisions by Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Md.) and Ralph Northam (D-Va.) came amid a rising national fury over the issue, and calls from Democrats to take action.
By Steve Thompson and Mark Berman  •  Read more »
Fact Checker | Analysis
Four Pinocchios for White House’s claims on why families are being split at the border
The president and top administration officials falsely claim that U.S. laws or court rulings force them to separate families.
By Salvador Rizzo  •  Read more »
Perspective: A reporter played audio at the White House of children crying for their parents. Somebody had to.
The briefing room Monday became a theater for tragedy — but not for compassion.
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Trump administration expands use of health plans that skirt ACA consumer protections
The new rules allow plans to exclude coverage for maternity care, prescription drugs, mental health services and other “essential health benefits” the Affordable Care Act requires of coverage sold to individuals and small businesses.
By Amy Goldstein  •  Read more »