Future of Virginia's Democratic Governor in Doubt, following release of 1984 photo

Calls for his resignation intensified Friday as Ralph Northram battled to survive photo from his medical school days.  He acknowledged that he is one of the two, but not which one.

6:45 am Sat - Northram has (oops!) not yet resigned, 11:05 am Sat  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Democrat who has spoken with Gov. Ralph Northam has told The Associated Press that the governor now does not believe he was in a racist picture in his 1984 medical yearbook and has no immediate plans to resign.

McConnell privately cautions Trump about emergency declaration on border wall

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cautioned President Trump privately this week about the consequences of declaring a national emergency to build his border wall, telling him the move could trigger political blowback and divide the GOP, according to two Republicans with knowledge of the exchange.

McConnell (R-Ky.) told Trump that Congress might end up passing a resolution disapproving the emergency declaration, the people said — which would force the president to contemplate issuing his first veto ever, in the face of opposition from his own party.

Elizabeth Warren Apologizes to Cherokee Nation for DNA Test

By Astead W. Herndon

Senator Elizabeth Warren has tried to put a nagging controversy behind her by apologizing privately to a leader of the Cherokee Nation for her decision to take a DNA test to prove her Native American ancestry last year, a move that had angered some tribal leaders and ignited a significant political backlash.

But mixed reactions among prominent Native American critics Friday suggested that Ms. Warren might still have further to go.

Some Native American leaders gave her credit for the apology and political figures, for the most part, played down the issue.

But others remain unsatisfied.