Virginia's Legislative Session Proceeds Amid State's Political Crisis

The legislature returns to work Monday after political scandals rocked the state. Over the weekend, the governor and lieutenant governor vowed to stay on the job despite calls for them to resign.

Sen. Kaine Responds To Trump's Emergency Declaration

President Trump has declared a national emergency to secure funding to build a wall at the southern border. Sen. Tim Kaine, Democrat of Virginia, says Democrats will challenge the declaration.

WATCH LIVE: Trump To Declare National Emergency To Help Fund Southern Border Wall

Almost certain legal challenges and likely pushback from some within his own party await the president in the next phase of the ongoing national political battle over border security and immigration.

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann On Spending Deal And Emergency Declaration

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., about the president's decision to sign a spending deal and his plans to declare a national emergency for a border wall.

Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin On Border Wall

NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., about the president's plan to declare a state of emergency and divert funds to build a border wall.

Trump's National Emergency Plan Is 'Gross Violation' Of Constitution, Senator Says

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, of the Armed Services committee, about President Trump's plan to declare a national emergency to build a wall along the Southern border.

Emergency Declaration For Border Wall Could Tap Military Funds

A 1982 law empowers the secretary of defense to redirect military construction funds during a presidentially declared national emergency.

Attorney General William Barr Swears Oath Of Office After Senate Confirmation

The prominent Republican lawyer, confirmed by the Senate Thursday, will lead the Justice Department for a second time. He first served as attorney general under George H.W. Bush in the early '90s.

What You Need To Know About The $22 Trillion National Debt

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Jason Furman, former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Obama, about the national debt that's currently at $22 trillion.

In Texas, Laredo's Mayor Weighs In On Proposed Border Security Deal

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Mayor Pete Saenz of Laredo, Texas, and chair of the Texas Border Coalition, about his thoughts on the proposed border security deal.

Trump Will Sign Border Compromise To Avert Shutdown Along With Emergency Declaration

Congressional leaders are prepared to vote Thursday on a $333 billion bipartisan spending package to avoid the threat of a partial government shutdown.