NYT Politics

On the Mexican Border, a Case for Technology Over Concrete
Using surveillance equipment adapted from military use in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Border Patrol is creating what some experts call a “virtual wall.”
Georgia’s Special Election Comes to a Nail-Biting Head
Jon Ossoff, a Democrat, and Karen Handel, a Republican, will face off Tuesday in the most expensive House campaign in history — and one of the most consequential since the 1970s.
Feature: Is North Carolina the Future of American Politics?
The state is narrowly split between Democratic and Republican Parties that agree on virtually nothing. Are its scorched-earth politics what the rest of us have to look forward to?

AP News Headlines

AP sources: Spicer seeks more strategic role at White House
WASHINGTON (AP) -- White House press secretary Sean Spicer is seeking to take on a more strategic role that would give him a limited presence in the daily press briefings that have made him a prominent face of the Trump administration....
Air conditioner repairmen in hot demand amid heat wave
PHOENIX (AP) -- Alan Schwandt was rushing to his second job of the day when his phone rang with another desperate Phoenix homeowner calling about a broken air conditioner in the midst of a scorching heat wave....
Ryan promises to overhaul tax code this year despite hurdles
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan is promising to overhaul the tax code by the end of the year despite political divisions among Republicans and a crowded legislative agenda for Congress....
Supreme Court pushes Redskins' name fight back to society
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Redskins aren't in the clear with their team name just yet, even after the Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't block trademarks on the basis that they're offensive....
Crisis sees air travel hub Qatar cut off from local routes
AP-NORC poll: Few favor Trump move to ditch Paris accord
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Less than one-third of Americans support President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, a new poll shows, and just 18 percent of respondents agree with his claim that pulling out of the international agreement to reduce carbon emissions will help the U.S. economy....

NBC News Politics

Out-of-state Interests Spent $26.2 Million on Georgia Special Election
Author: Lateshia Beachum
Spending by non-Georgians on the Handel-Ossoff race proves not all politics is local.