President Trump is trying to bend Congress to his will in the shutdown fight, but many say his negotiating skills are falling short. “It’s like McDonald’s not being able to make a hamburger,” one critic said.
The Democratic senator from California, known for sharp questioning on Capitol Hill, joins a growing field of candidates fighting for the nomination of a party that is increasingly non-white and fueled by women.
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was autographing books at a department store in 1958 when a woman attacked him with a letter opener. Doctors later told the civil-rights icon that had he sneezed, the blade — which was lodged near his aorta — could have killed him.
An incident at the Lincoln Memorial that involved indigenous rights activists from Michigan, Catholic schoolboys from Kentucky and Hebrew Israelites from the nation’s capital, and the finger-pointing that followed, seemed to capture the worst of America at a moment of extreme political polarization.