Planned Parenthood is targeting moderate Republicans in the House – including several representing competitive districts in the Philadelphia region – in hopes of stopping a proposal it says could force half its 2.5 million patients nationwide to go elsewhere for birth control.
Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez was elected the first Latino chairman of the Democratic National Committee Saturday after a contentious meeting that went to a second ballot. He defeated Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the choice of the Bernie Sanders wing of the party, and will lead Democrats' efforts to recover politically.
Two contrasting scenes in Washington, D.C., on Friday and Saturday limned the sharp political divisions in the United States as the Trump presidency gets underway, a state of polarization that has become familiar in recent decades of gridlocked government.
The wave was even bigger than it looked on the networks' election-night maps. Republicans picked up so many seats in state legislatures that the party will control 68 of the nation's 98 partisan chambers come January - the most since 1920, a time of flappers, bathtub gin, and the Model T.