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?
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”