• In this May 8, 2014, photo, Rep. George Holding, R-N.C., listens to testimony during the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law oversight hearing on
    North Carolina Rep. Holding won’t seek 2020 reelection

    Holding represents the Triangle-area 2nd Congressional District, which was dramatically altered by the state legislature a few weeks ago because state judges ruled it was likely the previous map was tainted with extreme partisan bias favoring the GOP.

  • The U.S. District Court for the District of Colombia will determine if a lawsuit alleging that the government can't make employees work without compensation during a shutdown has the merit to proceed. (BrianAJackson/Getty Images)
    Can a union court case end future government shutdowns?

    The U.S. District Court for the District of Colombia will determine if a lawsuit alleging that the government can't make employees work without compensation during a shutdown has the merit to proceed.

  • Businesswoman Kelly Loeffler smiles while being introduced by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp as his pick to fill Georgia's vacant U.S. Senate seat at the Georgia State Capitol on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Atlanta. (Elijah Nouvelage/AP)
    Georgia governor picks political newcomer for US Senate

    Gov. Brian Kemp pushed aside intense criticism from hard-core Trump advocates who wanted Kemp to appoint Rep. Doug Collins, one of Trump’s staunchest defenders in Congress.

  • A NATO Airborne Warning And Control System (AWACS) aircraft stands on the tarmac at Melsbroek on the outskirts of Brussels on Nov. 27, 2019. (Aris Oikonomou/AFP via Getty Images)
    Defense budgets set to dominate yet another NATO summit

    Despite pleas to set aside bickering over military spending so the issue doesn’t dominate a third NATO summit in a row, the United States is almost certain to demand again this week that its 28 NATO partners respect their pledges to boost defense budgets.

  • President Donald Trump walks to Marine One after speaking with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, in Washington. (Alex Brandon/AP)
    Impeachment shadows Trump on trip to NATO leaders meeting

    Crying foul over timing, President Donald Trump on Monday accused Democrats of scheduling this week’s impeachment hearing to undercut him during his trip abroad for a NATO summit playing out at a crucial moment for the 70-year-old military alliance.

  • Feds have until Dec. 9 to decide if they would like to enroll in federal health insurance for the first time, change plans or keep the plan they currently have. (Valeriya/Getty Images)
    Open Season 2020

    Feds have until Dec. 9 to decide if they would like to enroll in federal health insurance for the first time, change plans or keep the plan they currently have.