On Politics: Rod Rosenstein to Step Down

The House Judiciary Committee will vote on whether to allow Republican and Democratic lawyers to question Attorney General William P. Barr, signaling that Democrats are not backing down.

The White House is reviewing past writings by Stephen Moore, the conservative commentator whom Mr. Trump plans to nominate to the Federal Reserve Board, amid criticism that many of the opinion columns he penned denigrated women.

The White House visit by the Baylor University Lady Bears, who won the women’s N.C.A.A. basketball title, marked the first women’s team to be honored on their own by the Trump administration.

The first Democratic presidential debate will be split across two nights in June because there are currently 20 people running. Qualifying for the debates is turning out to be relatively easy — so easy it may cause embarrassment for some Democrats at risk of not making it onto the stage.


Today’s On Politics briefing was compiled by Isabella Grullón Paz in New York.

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