State lawmaker Katie Arrington defeats Rep. Mark Sanford in the South Carolina Republican primary, an upset, analysts, say shows President Trump's firm grip on the Republican Party.
Mike Espy's attempt to become the first African-American senator from Mississippi since the late 1800s highlights the importance of the African-American vote in several of this year's Senate races, as well as the Democratic Party's overall campaign strategy.
In a 31-page decision Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ruled that judges cannot "generally" accept victims of domestic or gang violence to be given asylum. Immigration advocates say there could be tens of thousands of domestic violence cases in court backlogs.
Republicans hold a firm stake in both legislative chambers, and the winners will likely vote on nothing, but outside groups have been pouring money into Wisconsin's special elections, which are largely symbolic races to demonstrate party power ahead of the midterms.
The draft legislation includes a path to citizenship for an estimated 1.8 million young immigrants in the US illegally, rankling GOP supporters of President Trump. The plan also includes $25 billion for a border wall and a provision to keep families together as long as they are in the custody of the Homeland Security Department.