Trump seems eager to contain, not confront, fallout from journalist’s disappearance

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made no public mention of Jamal Khashoggi’s case as he met Saudi leaders for what the White House said was a tough fact-finding mission.

The Trailer: What happened since Trump won Ohio

In this edition: A deep red state gets purple, Bernie Sanders hits the trail, Joe Donnelly supports ICE, and Democrats find a reason to love Mitch McConnell.

House Russia-probe witness invokes Fifth Amendment as Trump urges firing of DOJ official connected to dossier

The president appeared to be urging the attorney general to fire Bruce Ohr, on a day when Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson’s attorney and Trump’s GOP allies jousted on Capitol Hill.

Postal Service — the preferred shipper for drug dealers

Drug traffickers ship their goods through the U.S. Postal Service, which has vulnerabilities in its network, and use its delivery record as a marketing tool.

Trump dismisses Michael Bloomberg’s 2020 presidential chances: ‘I think the Democrats will eat him up’

HUD appointee abruptly moved to lead Interior Dept.’s watchdog unit amid Zinke probe

The appointment of Suzanne Israel Tufts caught lawmakers and agency officials by surprise.

Why is Trump parroting Saudi Arabia’s lines on Jamal Khashoggi even before they do?

For the second time in two days, Trump effectively and helpfully previews the Saudi line on Jamal Khashoggi.

Heitkamp apologizes for listing sexual assault, domestic abuse victims — some without permission — in newspaper ad

Lindsey Graham says it would be ‘like, terrible’ if a DNA test found that he had Iranian heritage

The Republican senator from South Carolina made the remarks in an interview Tuesday with “Fox & Friends.”

Pelosi, amid lengthy campaign swing, announces $34 million haul for Democrats

On Wednesday, the House minority leader is set to stump in Coral Gables with two Democratic women hoping to flip Republican seats to Democrats in South Florida.

Trump’s disparagement of Stormy Daniels earns some quick praise from his allies

Once again, Trump “counterpunches” downward.

The Elizabeth Warren Native American ancestry debate, explained

Could taking a DNA test backfire on her?

McConnell calls deficit ‘very disturbing,’ blames federal spending, dismisses criticism of tax cut

The Senate GOP leader’s comments came one day after the White House reported that the government ran a deficit of $779 billion in the recent fiscal year, a 17 percent increase.

With ‘Horseface,’ Trump initiates another personal attack on a female adversary

‘A well-oiled, fully-weaponized battle station’: Trump reelection campaign has $100 million head start over Democrats

President, who began raising money for 2020 shortly after he won the presidency, has received more than half from individual donors who are giving $200 or less.

Why the Cherokee Nation’s rebuke of Elizabeth Warren matters

The Nation issued a blistering statement Monday, marking a reversal — in tone at least — from where it stood in 2012.

‘He had this guy murdered’: Sen. Lindsey Graham blames Saudi crown prince for missing journalist

Whether Trump has financial interests *in* Saudi Arabia, he has plenty *with* the country

Earlier this year, the crown prince’s entourage made one of Trump’s hotels profitable.

Virginia congressman misrepresents Washington Post fact check in debate

Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) claims we gave his opponent Four Pinocchios for an attack ad. Not so!

The Daily 202: Kathleen Sebelius stumping with Democrats highlights the rapidly changing politics of health care

Scott Walker defends the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare in an interview.