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Mattis Vows U.S. Will Hold Khashoggi’s Killers Accountable

MANAMA, Bahrain — The United States is committed to “holding accountable” those responsible for killing the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, whose death “undermines regional stability,” Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday. Mr. Mattis, speaking to an international security conference in Bahrain’s capital, Manama, never mentioned Saudi Arabia directly in …

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Driven by Trump Policy Changes, Fracking Booms on Public Lands

Ms. McDonald, then a top lobbyist at the Independent Petroleum Association of America, also intervened on behalf of oil companies like Chesapeake, ConocoPhillips and EOG Resources, pushing for specific changes in zones set up in Wyoming to protect sage grouses. “To ignore the problem,” Ms. McDonald wrote in a July …

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A ‘No’ on Kavanaugh Yields a Windfall for Heitkamp’s Campaign Coffers

WASHINGTON — After Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota announced that she would not vote to confirm Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, sympathetic voters went to work to show their support for the embattled red-state Democrat, writing letters of thanks and posting their appreciation on social media. …

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Tyrone Gayle, 30, Spokesman for Senators and Hillary Clinton, Dies

Tyrone Gayle, the Washington press secretary for Senator Kamala Harris and a veteran of Democratic campaigns, died on Thursday in Manhattan. He was 30. His death, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, was caused by colon cancer, according to Lily Adams, Ms. Harris’s longtime communications director. Despite his youth, Mr. …

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Democrats Have Numbers on Their Side in Battle for the House. Republicans Have the Map.

Dozens of House races remain extremely close in the closing days of the midterms, according to New York Times Upshot/Siena College polls, making it easy to envision a Democratic blowout or a district-by-district battle for control that lasts for weeks of counting beyond the election. The difference between the two …

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Great Ad. Compelling Characters. But No Mass Audience for the Democratic Candidates.

Serve America and the candidates have received at least some contributions from the effort, but there is no way to gauge whether it spurred people to register or vote. “It’s not targeted to any one particular district or group of people,” Mr. Moulton said. “We just want Americans to know …

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5 Takeaways From the Latest Campaign Finance Reports

The Republican committees included in this tally are the Republican National Committee, the party’s two congressional campaign arms — the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee — as well as the super PAC focused on the party’s House candidates, the Congressional Leadership Fund, and the one …

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