On Washington: Hurricane Harvey Shifts Political Winds in Washington

The hurricane has transformed the budget debate, turning Republican critics of federal spending into proponents of billions of dollars of storm relief.

Harvey Live Updates: Blasts at a Chemical Plant in Crosby, Texas, and More Are Feared

New repercussions emerged overnight: explosions were reported at a chemical plant near Houston and the city of Beaumont said it had lost its water supply.

Harvey Live Updates: Blasts at a Chemical Plant, and More Are Feared

New repercussions from the storm emerged overnight, with explosions reported at a chemical plant near Houston and the city of Beaumont said it had lost its water supply.

Trump Eyed ‘Far Higher’ Ratings in Pardoning Joe Arpaio as Hurricane Hit

The president defended the timing of his pardon of the former Arizona sheriff who was convicted of his hard-line tactics against illegal immigration.

On Washington: Trump Fences Himself In With Border Wall Spending Threat

The president has threatened a government shutdown if Congress doesn’t approve funding for a border wall, but Democrats view his ultimatum as a gift.