National Politics


“We don’t have an Obama figure energizing us; we have Trump energizing us,” said Democratic Rep. Gerald Connolly of Virginia, as he described standing-room-only gatherings at local Democratic events. “Who is the D? Show me who the D is, so I can vote for them,” he said of voter sentiments. “I think it’s shaping up into that kind of election.”


“I will be an independent voice and work to find common ground with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to get Washington back on track and fight to make our country a better place for all,” Jones said after defeating Republican Roy Moore in a special election rocked by allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore. Jones will take the seat once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.