By Lisa Hagen
House Democrats face a recruiting dilemma in 2018 as the liberal backlash to President Trump looks poised to boost progressive candidates in primaries.
Democrats are seeing a groundswell of enthusiasm on the left, but that same energy could complicate the calculus in swing seats and districts carried by Trump that Democrats need to take back the House.
The party will likely need to strike a delicate balance between finding moderate candidates that best match the political profiles of the target districts on issues like abortion and gun control without alienating its left wing.
By Jordain Carney
Congress is scrambling to avoid political landmines as lawmakers face a tight timeline to avoid a government shutdown later this month. Here are five hurdles that could stand in the way of keeping the government open.
North Korean attempted missile launch fails
By Jesse ByrnesNorth Korea attempted to launch a ballistic missile Sunday on its east coast but failed ahead of Vice President Pence’s trip to South Korea. A U.S. official said the missile “blew up almost immediately.”
By Brooke Seipel
Thousands of people turned out Saturday at rallies across the country demanding that President Trump release his tax returns, with Democratic lawmakers joining protests in D.C. and various celebrities appearing in New York.