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Democrats didn’t win in Arizona, but here’s why they’re celebrating anyway

Once again, Democrats overperformed in a special election in Trump country. They didn’t win a special congressional election in Arizona on Tuesday to replace former GOP congressman Trent Franks, but they came surprisingly close. Across the country in New York, Democrats flipped their 40th state legislative seat of the Trump era. …

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Supreme Court to consider Trump’s travel ban and the president’s authority

The Supreme Court for the first time Wednesday considers a major initiative of the Trump administration, reviewing whether President Trump’s travel ban is a necessary step to protect the country from terrorism or an illegal and unconstitutional fulfillment of campaign promises to ban Muslim immigrants. Lower courts have struck down …

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EU Defends Iran Deal in Wake of Trump Warning

BRUSSELS—The European Union’s foreign policy chief said Wednesday that Europe would stick to the existing Iran deal, apparently distancing herself from a French proposal for a new agreement to address the concerns of the Trump administration. As Tehran reiterated its stance that the deal wasn’t up for negotiation, Federica Mogherini, the EU …

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Senate panel narrowly endorses Mike Pompeo for secretary of state after Trump intervenes with key Republican

Secretary of state nominee Mike Pompeo narrowly eked out an endorsement from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Monday after President Trump and a Democratic senator intervened at the last minute, all but guaranteeing that he will be confirmed by the full Senate later this week. Pompeo had seemed unlikely …

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Google Parent Posts Surge in Profit, but Expenses Also Jump

Google parent Alphabet Inc. posted surging profits as advertisers kept swarming to the search giant amid a global debate about internet privacy that threatens to affect its main revenue generator. Alphabet’s earnings also got a multibillion-dollar boost from the company’s stakes in startups including Uber Technologies Inc. but were tempered …

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