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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

President Obama will speak on the situation in Ukraine at 2:50 pm ET from the White House - @politico

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

US Secretary of State Kerry says Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu raised prospect of a 'humanitarian ceasefire' in a phone call Monday night - @WSJ

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abortion

US appeals court panel strikes down law that could have closed only Mississippi abortion clinic - @AP

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New York City mayoral race corruption probe

US attorney's office says former New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran convicted of bribery charges - @AP

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

US State Department says if transcript of President Obama talking to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu was leaked to Israeli TV, it is a 'severe violation of a private discussion'; earlier, Israeli TV claimed to have transcript - @pdanahar

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Obama health care law

White House says cost-saving measures in Obamacare have reduced the burden of prescription drug coverage and saved seniors and people with disabilities $11.5 billion since 2010 - @thehill

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Unaccompanied minors at US southern border

Senate Democrats warn they may try to attach the Gang of 8's comprehensive immigration reform bill to House Republicans' pared-down funding bill for the border crisis - @politico

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Unaccompanied minors at US southern border

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says House Republicans are not 'acting with a sense of urgency' when they put forth a border plan 3 days before recess - @ColleenMNelson

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, wife charged in gifts scandal

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will testify in his own defense - @ryanobles

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NSA surveillance programs leaked

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., introduces legislation to ban the US government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records and Internet data and narrow how much information it can seek in any particular search - @Reuters

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Barack Obama

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on GOP calls for impeachment: 'Some of us old, aging, senile guys remember the last time we tried that routine. It didn't help' - @jbendery

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Senior Israeli official tells CNN that Israel is 'prepared for a [Gaza] ceasefire' but nothing firm is agreed - @cnnadam

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

White House confirms President Obama wrote to Russian President Vladimir Putin on US finding that Russia violated missile test treaty - @petermaercbs

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

White House says US could announce new economic sanctions on Russia 'as soon as today' - @Reuters

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, wife charged in gifts scandal

More: Maureen's McDonnell's defense says Jonnie Williams gave her to dupe her and get closer to husband, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell - @JulieCareyNBC

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, wife charged in gifts scandal

Lawyers for Maureen McDonnell, wife of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, say the couple's marriage had broken down and she had a crush on CEO of company tied to gifts scandal, Jonnie Williams - @JulieCareyNBC

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2014 US elections

Democrats' congressional campaign arm pulled in $2.1 million in online donations over the weekend in best 4-day haul of the current election cycle - @washingtonpost

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, at House hearing on MH17: 'Putin, I call him Napoleon of Siberia, has fingerprints all over this Lusitania-type incident' - @MichaelMathes

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Iran nuclear program talks

Wendy Sherman, the Under Secretary of State for political affairs, at Senate hearing on Iran nuclear talks: 'Our intent is absolutely to end this on Nov. 24 in 1 direction or the other' - @Reuters

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., at House hearing on MH17: 'We all agree that the downing of the airliner was not intentional, but a tragic accident' - @cindysaine

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