But the towering peril behind the headlines is their inability to govern.
Last week, the House took up Senate Bill 7 (and passed it unanimously), to address problems of inappropriate teacher-student relationships.
After months of avoiding a vote on the divisive issue, the House on Sunday amended Senate Bill 2078 with language that would've required school districts to provide single-occupancy bathrooms, lockers rooms and changing facilities for students who don't want to use the ones associated with their "biological sex". If the Senate passes the bill, it will go to Gov. Sam Brownback.
Other bills aren't exactly flying over to the president's desk either.
But Republicans have said they are not willing to increase spending that much. OMB Director Mick Mulvaney lamented the president's "sense of frustration over how he's being mistreated by the Democrats on this bipartisan piece of legislation".
One item from the House bill that could be in trouble in the Senate, is the idea of allowing states to opt out of certain requirements from the Obama health law, like the list of "Essential Health Benefits" that must be covered by insurance.
The Texas Legislature approved a sweeping package of new abortion limits Friday, despite the legal challenges they're likely to provoke and almost a year after the U.S. Supreme Court dismantled a 2013 law that prompted more than half the state's abortion clinics to close. That would fulfill a chief goal for many Republicans.José Rodríguez, Chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus.
The bill would also require the burial or creation of fetal remains a requirement that a federal judge has already blocked in Texas after the state health rules were changed at Abbott's behest previous year.
Enzi said that enough decisions have been made "in some areas" of policy to start writing the bill but declined to discuss a timetable, reports Politico news.
So far, the cost of doing so while also balancing the state budget for the coming year without major cuts has been an increase in other taxes, particularly the sales tax.
Lawmakers have struggled since the session began in January with development of tax bills that raised about $1 billion over two years through elevation of individual income tax rates, addition of a higher upper-income tax bracket and elimination of an income tax exemption for owners of 330,000 businesses since 2012. And meanwhile, Republicans can not pass anything close to the Trump budget outline released this week.
Many senators have indicated they want stronger protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Hollywood and music stars have threatened boycotts if Texas passes a law, and the National Football League and NBA have hinted that future events could be pulled out of the state - even though Houston hosted the last Super Bowl in February.
Concern is rising among some members that as leadership remains focused on the big gets - an Obamacare repeal/replace bill and tax reform - the budget process will go from delay to defeat, which would mean a CR that goes into next year if members can't agree to a final budget on time.
"We're going to do our own thing here", said Sen. But it seems they dodged that bullet.
And that's where Republicans are right now - still searching for a deal, while the clock keeps ticking.
Before leaving Italy, Trump will meet with the Italian president and prime minister and then fly Thursday to Brussels. At the same time, Abbas and the Palestinians have been pleasantly surprised by their dealings with Trump.
Again, we don't know if Donald was reaching for her hand or if Trump knew it was happening and moved her hand because of that. While in Rome, the couple will meet Pope Francis at the Vatican before heading to Sicily for the annual G7 economics summit.
The Associated Press also reported that there's no longer a set time limit on the duration of the celebrations . A player placed on injured reserve can begin practicing after six weeks and return to game action after eight.
Climate was among the most disputed issues separating Trump from other leaders at the two-day meeting on the Sicilian coast. Cohn stressed Friday that the president was simply being critical of the US trade imbalance with Germany.
Injury-plagued del Potro, who lost to Murray in the 2016 Olympics final , is playing Roland Garros for the first time since 2012. The talented Austrian did end Nadal's winning run, however, with an upset victory in their Rome quarter-final.
Disick later checked into a rehab facility in an effort to hold on to the relationship with the mother of his three children. Kourtney wore a very revealing one-piece black swimsuit that showed off a lot of her backside.
Sadly, now I have heard from many Muslims and at times from Jewish friends who talk about emigrating from the United States. Relying on one of his preferred insults, Trump said he would call the perpetrators "losers, because that's what they are".
Nigeria and Libya would also be exempted from the cuts as their output has remained curbed by disturbed conditions internally. Clawing back some of Thursday's losses, global benchmark Brent futures LCOc1 were up 17 cents at $51.63 a barrel at 1103 GMT.
Tusk's comments come in the wake of the White House's recently released budget plan, which proposes deep cuts to US foreign aid. As one headline read, "Trump talks terrorism while Europe shouts 'Climate!'" In this shouting match, however, the U.S.
It added that Manchester police are now "furious" about leaks that shared information about the crime scene and the bomber's name. Police in Dusseldorf later confirmed that Abedi transited through the airport but remained in a secure zone.
But Mr Trump appeared reassured that North Korea's recent missile tests had failed, saying that "all his rockets are crashing". The DPRK refers to the abbreviation of North Korea's full name - the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
VR compatibility: The update will bring compatibility with Microsoft's new Windows Mixed Reality headset and motion controllers. Microsoft also announced Story Remix , an application for creating videos with photos, video clips, and even 3D objects.
Nadal wary of Paire threat at the French Open
The 18-time Grand Slam victor is trying to preserve his longevity and is skipping both the French Open and the clay court season. I will miss the French fans, who have always been so supportive and I look forward to seeing them at Roland Garros next year.
Snapchat lost $2.2 billion last quarter
About $2 billion of Snap's $2.2 billion net loss in the January-March period was for IPO-related stock compensation costs. Shares in Snapchat's owner have sunk after it reported disappointing growth in the first three months of the year.
CWA members strike at Cheektowaga AT&T Store
They're planning on walking out of AT&T stores as the union and corporation haven't reached an agreement. MERIDEN-Employees at two local AT&T stores walked off the job and onto the picket line on Friday.