NEWS ANALYSIS: Trump Faces Deal-Making Challenges as Congress Returns

As lawmakers return to town, the president faces weeks of hard bargaining on the debt ceiling, his border wall, the tax code, Harvey relief and more.

U.S. Moves to Build Prototypes for Mexican Border Wall

The Department of Homeland Security awarded contracts to four companies for concrete wall prototypes to be built in the San Diego area.

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.

Transcripts Show How Contentious Trump’s Calls Were With Mexican and Australian Leaders

The exchanges turned so sharp that Mr. Trump said talking to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia was more pleasant.