Chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs committee, Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). (McNamee/Getty)
With only four days until the summer recess, negotiators came to a tentative agreement that would overhaul the struggling Department of Veterans Affairs and provide funding to hire more health-care workers.
Former Republican Virginia governor Robert McDonnell is on trial in a gifts scandal that all started with an allegation from a chef. The Washington Post's Rosalind Helderman explains the major players in the case and the criminal punishments he might face.
DEBRIEF | Five and a half years into his presidency, Obama no longer has to run for re-election. But he is resurrecting his campaign rhetoric in a different context: as part of a midterm strategy of public speeches that hammer Republicans.