FROM Kevin Robillard
Alabama Senate primary and the future of the GOP Roy Moore’s victory over Luther Strange in the Alabama Senate primary has many conservatives bracing for a battle. Moore’s victory could mean more challenges for mainstream Republicans. And it will surely make Mitch McConnell’s job keeping the Senate GOP in line much harder.
Stephen Bannon is out as White House strategist It's official. The White House says chief of staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have agreed, "This will be Steve's last day." Did the President's chief strategist resign or was he fired? Kevin Robillard, who reports for Politico , has more on the reasons for Bannon's departure, where he'll go and who will replace him.
Kevin McCarthy Drops Bid for Speaker of the House House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is abandoning the race for Speaker of the House. John Boehner is expected to step down at the end of the month, but Rep. McCarthy was unable to unite the party behind his candidacy.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."