An old-school proper goodbye for Barbara Bush, a first lady of grace and grit

American political royalty turned out to honor the wife of a president and mother to another, who friends and family remembered as a “loving enforcer.”

Scalise discharged from hospital after ‘successful’ surgery

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was discharged from a Washington hospital on Saturday after undergoing surgery related to the gunshot wound he suffered 10 months ago. “Congressman Steve Scalise was discharged from MedStar Washington Hospital Center today,” the hospital said in a statement that was shared by Scalise’s office. “The planned surgery…

Under attack, the FBI becomes a partisan battleground

The agency has been weakened by Trump’s attacks, embattled leadership at the Justice Department, and old allies at odds with one another.

White House privately skeptical of North Korea’s plans to freeze nuclear testing

Aides questioned whether Kim’s moves are aimed at appearing reasonable and willing to compromise ahead of the summit with Trump.

Michael Cohen, once at pinnacle of Trump’s world, now poses threat to it

The outcome of a criminal investigation into the president’s longtime lawyer could determine the fate of both men, who have relied heavily on each other for years.

Why Melania Trump, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton attended Barbara Bush’s funeral

The tradition of first ladies attending the funerals of other first ladies dates back to Dolley Madison, but didn’t become truly expected until Eleanor Roosevelt’s funeral in 1962.

Democrats favor looser restrictions on marijuana — and some in GOP join them

The shift in the politics of cannabis reflects public opinion as well as the uptick in states that have legalized some form of marijuana use.

Trump lashes out at New York Times over Michael Cohen coverage, vows his attorney won’t ‘flip’

The president appeared to be angered by a new story that says he mistreated his personal lawyer.

‘The first lady of the greatest generation’: Barbara Bush honored by friends and family at private funeral in Houston

More than a thousand guests are expected to attend the service, including four former presidents and first ladies.

Disruptive conservative groups lose their punch with Trump in charge

GOP incumbents once feared the voting scorecard from conservative groups and the possibility of a challenger. Now the only grade that counts comes from the president.

Trump calls Comey a liar yet keeps citing him as a credible source

The president’s selection of what to believe and disbelieve appears to be purely self-serving, rather than evidence-based.

Even Kimmel and Colbert think Michael Cohen will turn on Trump

“Almost no one ultimately turns out to be loyal to Donald Trump,” Kimmel said, “because Donald Trump isn’t loyal to them.”

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is charged again, accused of misusing charity’s donor list in campaign

The governor, who has also been charged with invasion of privacy, has so far refused to step down.

Stormy Daniels’s former lawyer said to be cooperating with federal probe of Michael Cohen

Keith Davidson has been contacted by federal authorities investigating Trump’s personal lawyer and has turned over “limited electronic information,” a spokesman said.

CIA declassifies memo clearing Haspel of responsibility for destroying evidence

The unusual release of the memo is part of a broader campaign to rehabilitate director nominee’s image ahead of Senate confirmation hearing.

Democratic Party sues Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks alleging 2016 campaign conspiracy

The Democratic National Committee seeks millions in damages and acknowledgment of wrongdoing from Trump aides, WikiLeaks and others.

John Bolton begins to shape National Security Council staff

Mira Ricardel, a top Commerce Department official, takes over as deputy national security adviser; she reportedly clashed with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

Under pressure to show results on North Korea, Trump the showman can’t stop raising the bar for success

A historic summit with Kim Jong Un has offered Trump the chance to hype what is possible even as analysts warn he could be setting himself, and the United States, up for failure.

Black voters warn Democrats with 2020 ambitions about taking them for granted

Potential presidential candidates addressed the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network convention, tailoring their pitch to appeal to African Americans.

Wealthy donors spend millions to boost top super PAC supporting Senate Democrats, filings show

Senate Democrats face a tough map this year, and the massive haul by the Senate Majority PAC highlights donor momentum building to defend Democratic incumbents in states that President Trump carried in 2016.

The tax cuts are working (for banks)!

The Democrats’ circumstantial case against the president who beat them

The complaint filed Friday is a social-media thread written in legalese.

What’s up with politicians suddenly embracing pot?

From Chuck Schumer to President Trump and John Boehner, pot advocates say they’ve had one of their best weeks in Washington ever.

Is marijuana decriminalization possible in the Middle East?

With overcrowded prisons, there are attempts to change strict laws on drug use in Tunisia, Morocco and Lebanon.

The Forbes 400 and how Trump’s shameless self-promotion helped make him president

Trump built the image of success personified, which he later parlayed into a winning campaign to “Make America Great Again.”

The Comey memos bolster his claim that he didn’t leak classified information

The key memo Comey gave a friend was marked as “unclassified.”

Nirvana, ‘Stain’: The Week In One Song

‘A factory of bad ideas’: How Scott Pruitt undermined his mission at EPA

As he fights to hang onto his job, the administrator faces a profusion of investigations into allegations of excessive spending and unethical conduct.

Do the Comey memos bolster the Steele dossier?