Former FBI Director Robert Mueller is no stranger when it comes to testifying before Congress.

Hostile witness or Democrats’ hero? Robert Mueller’s past turns before Congress offer important clues

The former FBI director’s appearances on Capitol Hill were marked by his polite reticence and lawmakers’ deference to his judgment.

Former “Apprentice” co-star Omarosa Manigault Newman accused President Trump of “trying to start a race war in this country.”

In Trump’s long career, an opportunistic view of race

The president often sought to pit Americans against one another along racial lines — even on his reality show, “The Apprentice.”

Beto O'Rourke campaigned last week at Oak Park in Manchester, N.H.

How is Beto O’Rourke hoping to revive his campaign? By getting back to his roots

The rock-star energy has faded, and O’Rourke is doing what he can to recapture the magic that existed during his campaign against Ted Cruz.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JULY 06: Michelle Obama speaks onstage during the 2019 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola at Louisiana Superdome on July 06, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for ESSENCE)

‘It’s our America’: Michelle Obama speaks out amid Trump tweet furor

Former first lady Michelle Obama posted a message on Twitter urging Americans to remember that “there’s a place for us all” in this country.

President Trump.

After distancing himself from hostile chant, Trump calls rally supporters ‘incredible patriots’

A day after he sought to distance himself from a hostile chant by his supporters, President Trump lashed out at the media for its coverage of the episode and called the crowd at the North Carolina rally ‘‘incredible patriots.’’

N.H. state lawmaker claims ‘owning slaves doesn’t make you racist’ in Facebook comments

“There’s no evidence at all that I’ve ever acted in a racial manner,” said Werner Horn, Republican of Franklin.

Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

New Hampshire residents open wallets for Buttigieg, Sanders, and Warren

A breakdown of the fund-raising numbers for presidential candidates in N.H. from the second quarter.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a joint press conference with Denmark's Prime Minister after talks on July 11, 2019 at the Chancellery in Berlin. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP)TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images

Merkel criticizes Trump comments on congresswomen

German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized President Trump’s comments about Democratic lawmakers of color, saying they run counter to what she considers “the strength of America” and expressing solidarity with the women.

former Colorado Gov. John Hickenloope, center, gestures as entrepreneur Andrew Yang, right, and author Marianne Williamson, left, listen during the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art, Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

July debate could be finale for up to half the candidates

The Democratic debate late this month could be a season finale for as many as half the candidates as they struggle to meet the higher qualification requirements that will go into effect for later televised gatherings.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joins fellow Democrats and activists seeking better pay as the House approved legislation to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade _ to $15 an hour, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 18, 2019. The bill is expected to fail in the Republican-controlled Senate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House OKs $15 minimum wage, setting marker for 2020 campaign

House Democrats approved legislation to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, transforming an issue that once splintered the party into a benchmark for the 2020 election.

Joe Biden (left) and Bernie Sanders’s visions on health care are markedly different.

Health care unified Democrats in 2018. Now it’s dividing them

The issue is swiftly becoming one of the clearest dividing lines in the race for the party’s nomination in 2020.

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders will be featured on the first night of CNN’s round of debates on July 30 in Detroit.

Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders will be featured in first debate night

Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar are also participating in the first night of the debate. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will again share the stage on the second night.

President Donald Trump speaks during a ceremony where Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will present a 48-star flag flown on a U.S. Naval vessel during the D-Day invasion that bore witness to the during an event in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Washington. The flag will be given to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. The vessel was control vessel Landing Craft, Control 60 (LCC 60). (AP Photo/)

Trump says US destroyed Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

President Trump says a US warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions.

People took part in a demonstration demanding Governor Ricardo Rossello's resignation in San Juan.

Trump slams Puerto Rico leaders: ‘Under siege,’ ‘despicable’

President Donald Trump weighed in on the upheaval in crisis-stricken Puerto Rico on Thursday, tweeting harsh words for the territory’s leadership.

Seth Moulton

Retired General McChrystal endorses Seth Moulton’s presidential bid

Retired Army General Stanley McChrystal endorsed Representative Seth Moulton’s presidential bid on MSNBC Thursday.

President Donald Trump gestures to the crowd as he arrives to speak at a campaign rally at Williams Arena in Greenville, N.C., Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump claims he was ‘not happy’ with ‘send her back’ chant, but did nothing to stop it

President Trump claims that he thought he ended the chant at the rally, saying ‘‘'I felt badly about it.’’ But video shows him pausing his remarks and not admonishing his supporters.

Senator Susan Collins.

Susan Collins’ popularity drops in poll of Maine residents

The poll, released by Morning Consult on Thursday, showed Collins as the second most unpopular senator in the US with a 45 percent approval rating, and 48 percent saying they disapprove of her job performance.

Michael Cohen.

Trump discussed quashing stories about affairs before election, court records say

Court records show that in the days leading up to the 2016 election, President Donald Trump spoke with aides rushing to squash stories about alleged affairs he had.

Rand Paul.

Jon Stewart, 9/11 first responder slam Rand Paul for hitting brakes on victim funding bill

The bill would extend though 2092 a victims compensation fund created after the 2001 terrorist attacks, essentially making it permanent.

Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., questions Secretary of the Army and Secretary of Defense nominee Mark Esper during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Warren hits Wall Street, targets private equity firms for ‘legalized looting’

Elizabeth Warren is calling for new rules to curtail the private equity industry, and changing tax rates and loopholes that aid them.

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