A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day
Thousands of miles removed from the political fight in Washington, the historic shutdown is reverberating through the state.
The NY lawmaker is likely to cause a stir in the party by lending her star power to a Justice Democrats' program to boost insurgents.
Analysis: With a nothing-burger on the menu, moderates didn't want to get eaten alive.
The senator announced her all-but-certain entry into the Democratic presidential race on late-night television.
Trump's pick to be the country's chief law enforcement officer was questioned about the special counsel investigation at his confirmation hearing.
The lawmaker, who has a history of offensive remarks about immigrants, himself supported passage of the measure, saying that it was "true" and "just."
"The Congress can't their act together. The president can't get their act together, but your community will take care of you," one Coast Guard spouse said.
Last November, Robert Mueller also cited Gates' ongoing cooperation in asking for a delay in his sentencing.
Among the changes: State and federal primaries are now required to be held on the same day.
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A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day.
The race for political cash is no longer dominated by men, at least among liberals.
The White House said the shutdown was responsible for the president's decision to cater the event with a spread that featured more than 300 burgers.
Attorney General nominee Barr said in 2001 the idea the Justice Department "has to be independent" gained ground after Watergate and risked going too far.
The president and the New York Democrat have both shown themselves to be comfortable on the attack.
Opponents of his appointment said he was not qualified for the position because he was not subject to Senate confirmation.
Trump wrote: "Love our farmers, love Tennessee -- a great combination!"
Trump said Saturday that Cohen should 'give information maybe on his father-in-law."
"It was stupid," Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said of the comment. "It was hurtful. It was wrong. And he needs to stop."
"America deserves the truth and the Foreign Affairs Committee will seek to get to the bottom of it," tweeted Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel of New York.
"Why is he so chummy with Vladimir Putin?" asked Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, adding, "I don't get it."
The Texas Republican's comments come amid reports that are raising new questions about the president's relationship with Russia.
New data show that L-word has emerged from its exile and is being embraced by those who once shunned it.