California Primary Results: Democrats Appear To Dodge Lockouts

Democrats will likely make the general election ballot in each of California’s potentially competitive congressional districts, according to the latest results on Wednesday, avoiding what could have been an electoral disaster for the party. A Democratic candidate was safely in second place in three Orange County-based districts where the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and other…

Sessions defends separating immigrant parents and children: ‘We’ve got to g…

Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered a vigorous defense of the hard-line Trump administration policy that has resulted in immigrant children being separated from their parents after crossing the border illegally during a lengthy interview on Tuesday. Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, who admitted he was “disturbed” by the separations, pressed Sessions repeatedly about the morality…

McConnell cancels most of August recess

Mitch McConnell is canceling all but a week of the Senate’s traditional August recess, hoping to keep vulnerable Democrats off the campaign trail and confirm as many of President Donald Trump’s judicial and executive branch nominees as possible. The Senate majority leader said Tuesday that the Senate will take a break for only the first…