President Trump and Kim Jong-un met face-to-face for nuclear talks, but it’s unclear what concrete steps were taken to denuclearize the North.
A report on the F.B.I.’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails criticized James Comey, but found no bias in its conclusion.
The Justice Department’s inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, harshly criticized James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, as “insubordinate” in the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server in handling classified information.
But while Mr. Horowitz faulted the culture in the law enforcement agency during the 2016 presidential election — including new texts in which the F.B.I. agent overseeing the inquiry into the Trump campaign pledged to stop the candidate from becoming president — he did not challenge the outcome of the Clinton investigation.
The war of words between the United States and China over trade became a full-blown trade war.
The Trump administration said Friday that it would move forward with tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods, the latest twist in the administration’s wavering approach to dealing with Beijing’s trade practices.
China said it would hit back with its own tariffs, although it did not specify what goods it would target.
Republican leaders in Congress decided this week to block an amendment that would have required the president to impose tariffs based on national security. Mr. Trump has also continued his threats to enforce tariffs on American allies, including Canada.
Paul Ryan promised a vote on two immigration bills next week, but the passage of either measure remains in doubt.
In Tuesday’s midterm primaries, Republican voters embraced Trump-style candidates.
Republican voters in midterm primaries on Tuesday aligned themselves with Trump-style candidates: a current Republican representative in South Carolina who had been vocal in his criticism of the president lost the race, and a controversial firebrand secured his party nomination for Senate in Virginia.
The results emphasized how much the Republican Party has become the party of Trump and the risks candidates face if they try to contradict the president and his policies.
Conversely, Democratic voters embraced establishment candidates in races for Congress and governor.