As Donald Trump signed a defense spending bill named in honor of John McCain, the president didn’t mention the 81-year-old Arizona senator once. Trump even thanked Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, among others -- a snub which McCain chose not to mention on his website.
Former Vice President Joe Biden tops Democratic contenders for the 2020 election among 32 percent of Democrats, according to a June poll by Harvard CAPS/Harris. Clinton came in second with 18 percent and Sen. Bernie Sanders third with 16 percent.
Rudolph Giuliani resigned from his law firm, where he had taken a leave of absence to serve as President Trump’s personal lawyer, due to tensions over public comments. The former NYC mayor defended payments made by Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen to a pornographic actress.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is best known for his controversial 2011 budget proposal, in which he wanted to eliminate most collective bargaining rights for Wisconsin state employees. Walker is also the first governor in U.S. history to win a recall election.
The ‘New York Post’ ran a speculatory op-ed that Hillary Clinton might run for president again in 2020 based on emails from the former senator to her supporters. Meanwhile, conservative TV show ‘Fox and Friends’ broke from the Thailand Soccer team rescue efforts to cover the rumor.
All 22 women in the Senate signed a letter demanding legislation to overhaul the sexual harassment complaint process in Congress, which can drag on for months. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand slammed leaders for stripping measures from a spending bill this week.
Jimmy Carter said President Trump made “one of the worst mistakes” of his term in hiring John Bolton as national security adviser, adding Bolton is “a warlike figure” with catastrophic policies. The former president is among few U.S. leaders who has met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea
Rick Santorum suggested on CNN that Parkland students should learn CPR instead of marching the day after the March for Our Lives nationwide events in protest of gun violence. The republican senator’s comments prompted backlash from gun violence victims.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said that she isn't running for president in 2020 and refused to take a DNA test to confirm her Native American heritage claim, saying “I never used it for anything.” President Trump has repeatedly referred to Warren as “Pocahontas.”
A Richmond, Virginia commission convened by Mayor Levar Stoney “to best tell the real story" of the Confederate era has recommended removing a statue of Jefferson Davis. The monument of the Confederate president was unveiled in 1907 at a reunion of Confederate veterans.
Reports are circulating that Vice President Mike Pence's personal website had been hacked, due to the bizarre content being featured. It turned out that viewers were confused by a parody site attributed to the VP, created by Funny or Die.