‘It breeds resistance’: Even among conservatives, Trump’s use of presidenti…

President Trump’s exercise of his executive powers, particularly in matters of national security, is increasingly unsettling an array of legal scholars, including conservatives, who say it risks corroding the office of the presidency and has roiled relations between the White House and other agencies. Over the past year, Trump has — without consulting the Office…

U.S. Weighed Penalizing El Salvador Over Support for China, Then Backed Off

The Trump administration considered severely penalizing El Salvador this month for severing diplomatic ties with Taiwan in a move that officials said was intended to signal a significant widening of the administration’s pushback against China. The effort ultimately fizzled over concerns that the penalties — eliminating some foreign aid and imposing visa restrictions on certain…