While establishment Democrats are scrambling to figure out how to appeal to middle- and working-class voters alienated during the Obama years, other Democrats are plotting to make their party even more unappealing to most heartland Americans.
After the 2012 election, the Republican postmortem concluded that the traditional Republican base of mostly white economic and social conservatives had to be expanded if the GOP was ever to win another victory in the Electoral College. Conventional wisdom was that the Republicans should go after Hispanic voters, in part because many were thought to be conservative on social issues.
The tractor-trailer was pitch-black inside, crammed with maybe 90 immigrants or more, and already hot when it left the Texas border town of Laredo for the 150-mile trip north to San Antonio.
The Chinese military has reportedly been building up defenses along its border with North Korea that coincide with warnings by President Trump that he is considering military action over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons push.
Concealed handgun permits in the United States soared by 1.83 million since last July, setting a record for the fourth consecutive year, according to an analysis released Thursday.
Under the leadership of recently elected chairman Tom Perez, the Democratic National Committee is strapped for cash.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that Democrats can only blame themselves, not Russia, for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's loss to President Donald Trump in November.
President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, faces two days of closed-door questioning from Congress this week as lawmakers try to determine whether Trump's campaign enlisted Russia's help to win the White House in last year's election.
At least nine people have died in central Texas after dozens of people were discovered crammed into a sweltering trailer parked in a San Antonio Walmart parking lot in what investigators are saying is the result of human trafficking.
The U.S. will conduct another missile defense test in the near future to better address the growing ballistic missile threat from North Korea.
California has faced a number of setbacks in implementing the state's latest gun-control measures, causing a number of deadlines to be pushed back and leaving some measures in legal limbo.
China and the US ramped up talks on steel amid threats from President Donald Trump to impose new curbs on imports of the metal in the name of US national security. The intensified deliberations are part of the "Comprehensive Economic Dialogue" between Mr Trump's team and their Chinese counterparts in Washington, which began this week.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was embraced by young voters when he ran for president in 2016. And now it's Rep. Maxine Waters (R-CA) - at 78, she is three years older than Sanders - who says she would run for president "if Millennials want me to."
The Democrats have a new slogan and economic agenda: "A Better Deal: Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Wages."
President Trump's longtime personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, will no longer lead the legal team responding to the ongoing Russian investigations and has taken a reduced role, according to reports.