Biden Fends Off Attacks on All Sides at Democratic Debate

The second of two Democratic presidential debates held in Detroit and broadcast on CNN wraps up Wednesday night with the remaining 10 candidates. If it goes like Tuesday’s event, viewers can expect spirited back-and-forth discussion on issues like health care, racism, gun violence and foreign policy as candidates tried to generate campaign momentum.

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Senators Confirm Nine Federal Judges Ahead of Recess

Preparing to leave Washington for a month-long recess, the Senate on Wednesday confirmed nine of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, including four who will take spots on federal district courts in Texas and two each for courts in Illinois and Pennsylvania. 

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Justice Department Won’t Prosecute Barr, Ross After Criminal Contempt Vote

The House of Representatives passed a measure supporting their recent investigations of the Trump administration even as the Justice Department informed lawmakers Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will not be charged after being held in criminal contempt for defying congressional subpoenas.

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