Author: DAN MERICA AND ERIC BRADNER, CNN

6 things to look for in the final Democratic debate of 2019

The final Democratic primary debate of 2019 is one of the best opportunities left for the seven Democrats slated to appear here in California on Thursday to leave voters in Iowa and across the country with a good impression before voting begins in 2020.

100 days to the midterm election

Voters are now 100 days away from delivering their verdict on President Donald Trump's first two years in office, and while the political landscape could shift dramatically in three months, right now, the wind is at Democrats' backs.

Blankenship looks to send Trump a message

In the final days of the Republican US Senate primary in West Virginia, what was once considered improbable by the political establishment in Washington became a very real possibility: Coal baron Don Blankenship, who spent a year in prison for his involvement in the deadliest US mine explosion in four decades, is in striking distance of the party's nomination.

Trump targets Montana senator over failed VA nominee

Minutes after Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, withdrew his nomination under considerable scrutiny, the President had a target to focus his ire: Democratic Sen. Jon Tester of Montana.

Democratic mayors blast Trump, decline White House invite

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and a host of other mayors who had been invited to the White House on Wednesday declined the invitation because of a Justice Department crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities.