American organizers legitimize Andriy Parubiy, the speaker of Ukraine’s parliament, who is at the heart of the extremism plaguing his country.
In an unusually direct appeal to voters, the Senate's top Democrat says that to block "an ideological nominee" to the Supreme Court, people should "tell your senators" to oppose anyone from the president's list.
The president owes both his election and his long-term impact to the Senate majority leader, who not only engineered the strategy that will let Trump make two Supreme Court appointments but also created the circumstances that facilitated his rise.
Republicans will get a shot at the governor's mansion in November's election, while Democrats avoid being shut out of House races in the state's "top two" open primary. Nationally, female candidates make gains.
Human rights groups are decrying the confirmation because of her involvement in the spy agency's harsh detention and interrogation program after 9/11.
Legislation that Democrats have created might pass the Senate, but it has little chance of clearing the House.
The Senate takes the rare step of confirming the nomination of a Wisconsin attorney to serve as a federal judge despite the objections of one of his home-state senators, a Democrat.
Don Blankenship, who promoted himself as being "Trumpier than Trump" but was vigorously opposed by the president, loses to the state's attorney general. Primaries are also held in Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio.
Gina Haspel—facing a firestorm over her role in torture—later was reassured by White House aides, two administration officials say. Her confirmation hearing opens Wednesday.
The president of the United States is a veritable autocrat in the realm of foreign policy.