Shanahan Says Military Won’t Leave Until Border Is Secure

By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan visited a border city in Texas on Saturday and said he intends to accelerate planning to secure the border and bolster the administration’s ability to accomplish that without the Pentagon’s continuous help. He also offered assurances to perhaps two…

House Committee Moving Ahead With Contempt Vote For Barr

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — A House committee is poised to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress — the opening salvo in what could be a lengthy, acrimonious court battle between House Democrats and President Donald Trump’s administration over special counsel Robert Mueller’s report . House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler scheduled a Wednesday vote…

China Says Trade Envoys Preparing to go to Washington

BEIJING, CHINA (AP) — A Chinese spokesman says a team from Beijing is “preparing to travel to the United States” for trade talks, suggesting negotiations might go ahead despite President Donald Trump’s latest tariff threat. The spokesman, Geng Shuang, said Monday that Beijing is “trying to get more information” following Trump’s surprise announcement he might…