Former US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton will take over the key advising role from National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster. Mr. Bolton is likely to bring a more hawkish approach to talks with North Korea and debate over the Iran nuclear deal.
An Associated Press review of bill activity in state legislatures before and after the Parkland, Fla., shooting shows that gun control legislation continues to strictly fall along party lines. This year, gun control bills are unlikely to pass in states beyond Florida.
Seven-term Rep. Daniel Lipinski of Illinois, one of the last remaining anti-abortion Democrats in the House, is being challenged in Tuesday's primary by a more liberal newcomer. It's one of many intra-party fights between the party's energized left wing and those who say Democrats must move toward the center to recapture control of Congress.