White House counsel Don McGahn

Don McGahn defies subpoena and House Democrats debate next steps for Trump investigations

White House counsel Donald McGahn will not appear in front of the House Juidiciary committee Tuesday after President Trump directed he skip the hearing.

Joe Biden, in Tennessee, vows to ‘restore’ the soul of the country

The former vice president repeated his call to fellow Democrats for unity to oppose President Trump in 2020.

Manchester, NH--02/22/2019--Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks at the New Hampshire Democratic Party's 60th annual McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Dinner in Manchester, NH Friday evening. (Nathan Klima for The Boston Globe) Topic: 23NHDemocrats Reporter:

Elizabeth Warren has a plan for everything — including this comedian’s love life

When a comedian asked if Warren had a plan to fix her love life, the senator responded: “DM me and let’s figure this out.”

FILE -- Don McGahn, then the White House counsel, during a Senate hearing in Washington, Sept. 4, 2018. Trump is preparing to instruct McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena and skip a hearing scheduled for May 21, 2019, denying Democrats testimony from one of the most important eyewitnesses to Trump’s attempts to obstruct the Russia investigation, a person briefed on the matter said on Monday. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)

McGahn won’t testify before House panel, as conflict between Democrats and Trump deepens

The move denies Democrats testimony from one of the most important eyewitnesses to President Trump’s attempts to obstruct the Russia investigation.

Shannon Liss-Riordan is pitching herself as an outsider who can break the partisan deadlock in Washington and disrupt the grip of wealthy special interests.

Ed Markey will face a Senate challenger: high-profile labor lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan

Massachusetts voters officially have a 2020 Senate primary on their hands.

President Donald Trump.

Trump warns Iran not to threaten US or it will face ‘official end’

Iran’s foreign minister quickly responded to President’s Trump Warning in kind on Twitter with his own message: #NeverThreatenAnIranian.

Senator Kamala Harris on Sunday in Los Angeles.

Kamala Harris proposes plan to fine companies that pay men more than women

The proposal aims to close the gender pay gap by holding corporations accountable when men are paid more than women.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg with host Chris Wallace during a Fox News town hall in New Hampshire.

In Fox News town hall, Pete Buttigieg calls out Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham

Less than a week after Senator Elizabeth Warren refused to do a Fox News town hall, Mayor Pete Buttigieg chose to appear and rip the network hosting him.

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the National Association of REALTORS Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump signals Alabama abortion law goes too far but stresses he’s ‘strongly pro-life’

President Trump is distancing himself from a new Alabama law against abortion even in cases of rape and incest but also is stressing his ‘‘strongly pro-life’’ credentials.

South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace discusses being sexually assaulted in Columbia, S.C. For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums, before her colleagues in South Carolina’s legislature.

Female lawmakers speak about rapes as abortion bills advance

For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums — before her colleagues in South Carolina’s legislature.

U.S Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, speaks to the audience during a town hall meeting at the Full Blast Recreation Center in Battle Creek, Mich. Amash, a Republican congressman from Michigan says he’s concluded that President Donald Trump has “engaged in impeachable conduct.” Congressman Justin Amash tweeted Saturday, May 18, 2019 that he has read the entire redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report.

Michigan’s Justin Amash becomes first Republican to call for Trump’s impeachment

On Saturday, Amash became the first member of his party serving in Congress to publicly suggest that the president’s conduct had reached the “threshold of impeachment.”

 House Democrats will hear from former CIA director John Brennan about the situation in Iran amid concerns over the Trump administration’s actions in the region. An outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, Brennan has been invited to a private caucus meeting Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

Former CIA chief Brennan to brief Democrats on Iran

House Democrats will hear from former CIA director John Brennan about the situation in Iran, inviting him to speak next week amid heightened concerns over the Trump administration’s sudden moves in the region.

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison (C) gives his victory speech along with his family after winning the Australia's general election in Sydney on May 18, 2019. - Australia's ruling conservative coalition appeared to secure a shock election win on May 18, with the party predicted to have defied expectations and retained power. (Photo by Saeed KHAN / AFP)SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images

In a surprise, Australia’s prime minister is reelected in a race that was seen as unwinnable

Australia’s center-right government clung to power in a surprise victory, with voters backing its stewardship of a slowing economy and rejecting the opposition’s progressive agenda.

Mayor Pete and the Order of the Kong: How Buttigieg’s Harvard pals helped spur his rise in politics

A skinny college junior who once had a bone to pick with the Democratic Party is putting forward his own vision for a liberal opposition as a presidential candidate.

Former vice president and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden spoke Saturday during a rally in Philadelphia.

Joe Biden rejects Democrats’ anger in call for national unity

Biden’s call for bipartisan unity came Saturday at one of his first large-scale rallies, in Philadelphia.

David Cicilline.

House approves sweeping bill to expand gay rights

The legislation would extend civil rights protections to LGBTQ people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

The Missouri State Capitol.

Republican-led Missouri Legislature approves eight-week abortion ban

Missouri’s Legislature has approved a ban on abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, and Governor Mike Parson is expected to sign it.

President Trump.

Trump delays imposing auto tariffs on auto imports and parts

President Trump is delaying any decision to impose auto tariffs on car and auto part imports, deciding against ratcheting up trade disputes.

Senator Elizabeth Warren appeared in Virginia.

Elizabeth Warren calls on Congress to pass law enshrining Roe v. Wade abortion rights

Senator Elizabeth Warren on Friday called on Congress to pass a law guaranteeing abortion access outlined in the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.

FILE -- President Donald Trump is flanked by Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, left, and Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the White House on April 3, 2019. Trump has told Shanahan that he does not want to go to war with Iran, according to several administration officials. (Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times)

Trump tries to tamp down talk of war with Iran

President Trump said that he hopes the US is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Islamic Republic.

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