Trump After Dark: Gates Open edition

By politicocj@gmail.com (Henry C. Jackson) Another week, and another guilty plea for special counsel Robert Mueller. Rick Gates, the former Trump campaign aide and Paul Manafort business partner, reached an agreement with Mueller’s team and pleaded guilty to...

Democrats fear California crack-up

By Carla Marinucci LOS ANGELES — California Democrats are united in their disdain for President Donald Trump. But that’s about all they can agree on. Heading into the annual state Democratic Party convention in San Diego this weekend, the Democratic-controlled...

Tax law ignites White House power struggle

By alorenzo@politico.com (Aaron Lorenzo) A political battle over the fate of hundreds of regulations and other guidance for the new tax law may soon land on President Donald Trump’s desk, forcing him to choose between two of his favorite Cabinet members. At...