With five holdouts on health-care bill, McConnell is in for a final frenzy of negotiation

The stark divide among Republicans on health-care could force Mitch McConnell to wheel and deal like Harry Reid did to pass Obamacare. [ Read Entire Post: With five holdouts on health-care bill, McConnell is in for a final frenzy of negotiation... ]

Milwaukee County Sheriff Says He Will Not Join Homeland Security Department

David A. Clarke Jr., an ardent supporter of President Trump, had claimed in May that he would accept a senior position with the agency. [ Read Entire Post: Milwaukee County Sheriff Says He Will Not Join Homeland Security Department... ]

Russia Renewed Unused Trump Trademarks in 2016

Although President Trump has said he has no active business ventures in Russia, his intellectual property holdings remain a valuable commercial interest. [ Read Entire Post: Russia Renewed Unused Trump Trademarks in 2016... ]

Rubio’s friendship with Trump blossoms even as he helps investigate the president’s associates

The timing has prompted accusations that the president is trying to ingratiate himself with a member of a committee investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. [ Read Entire Post: Rubio’s friendship with Trump blossoms even as he helps investigate the president’s associates... ]

Democratic win in Georgia would signal that the establishment is alive and kicking

If Jon Ossoff takes the 6th Congressional District, the party apparatus will receive a much-needed boost. [ Read Entire Post: Democratic win in Georgia would signal that the establishment is alive and kicking... ]

The rich get richer: Millionaires own a record 45% of world’s wealth — and their share is growing

There are 17.9 million households in the world, up 8 percent from 16.6 million last year, Boston Consulting Group said. [ Read Entire Post: The rich get richer: Millionaires own a record 45% of world's wealth — and their share is growing... ]

Consumer sentiment unexpectedly sinks in June

Consumers were much less optimistic than economists had expected in June, according to a preliminary reading. [ Read Entire Post: Consumer sentiment unexpectedly sinks in June... ]

One explanation for McCain’s grogginess: a 75,000-mile itinerary as ‘shadow’ diplomat

McCain has been keeping a grueling travel schedule to bolster relationships around the world in the era of President Trump. That may help explain why the 80-year-old seemed confused at Thursday’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. [ Read Entire Post: One explanation for McCain’s grogginess: a 75,000-mile itinerary as ‘shadow’ diplomat... ]

Inspired by Sanders, activists push Democrats to the left — or out of the way

While Sen. Bernie Sanders used his star power to unite activists behind the Democrats at a progressive conference, some debated whether the party could ever be fixed to their liking. [ Read Entire Post: Inspired by Sanders, activists push Democrats to the left — or out of the way... ]

A Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theorist, a False Tweet and a Runaway Story

The journey of one tweet shows how misinformed, distorted and false stories are gaining traction far beyond the fringes of the internet. [ Read Entire Post: A Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theorist, a False Tweet and a Runaway Story... ]