BIG DEAL -- MCCONNELL WEIGHS IN ON SCOTUS … -- NYT’S MAGGIE HABERMAN and JONATHAN MARTIN on A16: “McConnell Tries to Nudge Trump Toward Two Supreme Court Options”: “Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, told President Trump this past week that Judges Raymond M

McConnell weighs in on Supreme Court pick with Trump


BREAKING … AP/SEOUL: “North Korea Foreign Ministry says talks with Pompeo ‘regrettable,’ accuses U

AP: North Koreans say talks with Pompeo were ‘regrettable’ and ‘very concerning’


A pair of legal filings suggesting that special counsel Robert Mueller's office is almost-but-not-quite ready to set a sentencing date for former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn have prompted a federal judge to order Flynn and lawyers for both sides to make an unexpected trip to court next week

Judge sets hearing in Flynn case


Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office is asking a federal court to continue postponing setting a sentencing hearing for Michael Flynn, the former Trump national security adviser who pleaded guilty last year to a felony count of making false statements in the course of an FBI investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia

Mueller prosecutors still not ready to sentence Flynn


CHICAGO — Illinois Republicans botched four different opportunities to stop an avowed Nazi from representing their party in a Chicago-area congressional district

‘I snookered them’: Illinois Nazi candidate creates GOP dumpster fire


ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ’s double-digit drubbing of HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS CHAIRMAN JOE CROWLEY in last night’s New York primary is as seismic of a defeat in the House since Eric Cantor lost to Dave Brat in 2014

POLITICO Playbook: Understanding what Joe Crowley’s drubbing means for D.C.


BERLIN—On an unusually warm late May evening, newly minted U

‘He Does Not Understand What the Role of an Ambassador Should Be’


TIJUANA, Mexico—In 1972, a 15-year-old named Raul stepped off a bus at a depot near Coahuila Street, in the red-light district of Tijuana

Where the Wall Worked