The increasingly costly and divisive border crisis is pushing federal investigators to crack down on money-laundering schemes they say are being used to smuggle thousands of Central American children into the United States.
Throughout American history, Congress has often been at odds with the president. But so far, the legislative body has not turned to the third government branch ? the judiciary ? with a lawsuit claiming the chief executive violated the Constitution.
Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper said Tuesday that the work of the intelligence community has been made more difficult in the last year by a "perfect storm" of events.
The Angels are not one of the clubs approaching the July 31 trade deadline with urgency. They already have accomplished their primary goal, fortifying their bullpen by trading for closer Huston Street and setup men Jason Grilli and Joe Thatcher. The "have-to-get" part of the shopping list: relief pitchers. The "like-to-get" part: a starting pitcher. So, with equal amounts of curiosity and diligence, the Angels dispatched a scout to watch Cliff Lee pitch for the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday. They also sent Matt Shoemaker out to face the Baltimore Orioles. The night was not particularly successful for either pitcher. In Anaheim, Shoemaker gave up a pair of...