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Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump

Trump urged Israel to ban ‘Squad’ members Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the country

Trump tweeted that it would "show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib to visit."
8chan owner Jim Watkins.

Congress is demanding that 8chan owner Jim Watkins testify over his site’s involvement in recent mass shootings

Hearing Watkins' testimony on the matter was "critical" to understanding what can be done to "counter the trend," the committee said.

Rep. Steve King questioned whether there would be ‘any population left’ without pregnancies from rape and incest

In January, King lost his committee assignments after questioning how terms like "white supremacist" became offensive in an interview.

The US budget deficit has already swelled beyond its total from last year

The US budget deficit ballooned in the month of June despite a solid economy, according to a Treasury report out Monday.
U.S. Rep. Will Hurd was one of four Texas Republicans to announce his retirement in recent weeks.

Overwhelming support for gun restrictions in the suburbs is good news for Democrats, but real gun reform is unlikely with a GOP Senate

In a poll conducted after the El Paso and Dayton shootings, 71% of suburban voters and 64% of Republican women backed banning assault-style weapons.

Document reveals alleged white supremacists are behind nearly all cases of race-based domestic terrorism in 2018

Lawmakers who requested this type of information claimed that the Justice Department never responded to demands.
Mitch McConnell.

Twitter lifts suspension of Mitch McConnell’s campaign account, allowing video of protesters threatening the senator in Kentucky

The @Team_Mitch Twitter account was suspended after tweeting video of a Kentucky protest on Aug. 6. The suspension has now been lifted.
Suited NASA crew members head to Launch Pad 39B for a simulated countdown in 2006. Leading the way is pilot Mark Kelly (left).

NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, an organic chemist, and an aerospace engineer are all candidates for Congress in 2020 — part of a growing trend of sc...

"I don't think every US senator needs to be an engineer," former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly said. "I think diversity's important."

Here’s the House gun control legislation Mitch McConnell refuses to take up in the Senate after the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton

Two gun control bills that the House passed in February are stuck in legislative limbo in the Republican-led Senate under Mitch McConnell.

Two of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s top staffers leaving her congressional office after weeks of tumultuous infighting among House Democrats

Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff is going to work at the think tank New Consensus, while her press secretary is moving to her re-election campaign.