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Washington Post Politics
Jan 22, 2022

Arizona Democratic Party votes to censure Sinema, citing filibuster vote
The decision reflected the growing estrangement between the first-term senator and her party.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 22, 2022

The latest GOP idea: A police force to ferret out voter fraud
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) calls for such a unit to aggressively pursue violations of election laws, though they have been proven to be rare in the United States.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 22, 2022

Angry outbursts and cool determination: Inside the synagogue attacker's 18-day journey to terror
From his home in England to two weeks of wandering around Dallas, the hostage taker struck people as odd and aggressive.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 21, 2022

Intel's $20 billion investment in Ohio chip factories said to be the state's largest ever
The investment comes during a broader computer chip shortage that has held back numerous industries.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 21, 2022

Supreme Court will revisit dispute between Oklahoma, tribal leaders
The justices said Friday that they would consider whether to limit the court's previous decision that expanded the Indian land in the state, a ruling that has upended criminal prosecutions there.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 21, 2022

Thousands of Giuliani's communications turned over to Manhattan U.S. attorney following privilege review
Rudolph Giuliani's electronic devices were seized as part of a probe into his dealings in Ukraine.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 21, 2022

Biden to nominate new FEC commissioner
Dara Lindenbaum served as general counsel to Stacey Abrams's 2018 gubernatorial campaign.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 21, 2022

Biden's inflation problem, in stark relief
Recapping perhaps the most significant poll of his one-year anniversary in office.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 21, 2022

Donald Trump's rationale for seizing voting machines was worse than you might have assumed
The president wanted to assume federal control of voting machines because someone in a small Republican county didn't calibrate their voting machines right.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 21, 2022

Booster shots in U.S. have strongly protected against severe disease from omicron variant, CDC studies show
But uptake has slowed in the U.S., and less than half of vaccinated people have gotten the additional shot.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 21, 2022

‘I am American': Black Americans use social media to respond to McConnell's comments on voting
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Black Americans "are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans," sparking outrage online. His office said he misspoke and meant to say "other Americans."

Washington Post Politics
Jan 21, 2022

Trump's GOP kingmaker status is on the line as some endorsees struggle in polls
In many races, Trump's endorsees are neck-and-neck or behind.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 21, 2022

There is a new champion in the ‘what if the left did it' competition
A detailed examination of Ginni Thomas's political activism raises a question with an obvious — and difficult — answer.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 21, 2022

Texas man charged with threatening election, government officials in Georgia
The criminal case is the first brought by a Justice Department task force formed to help deal with threats to election workers.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 21, 2022

Tracking the political appointees Biden is nominating to fill the top roles in his administration
Follow the president's progress filling nearly 800 positions, among the 1,200 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 21, 2022

He's never going to stop
If past is prologue, we can expect Trump to continue making false claims about the 2020 election forever.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 21, 2022

Biden vowed to do more for Black Americans. Some say it's already too late.
Black voters lament another trip on a familiar carousel: a politician promises them a seat at the table but doesn't provide it.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 21, 2022

Biden defends his Bull Connor analogy after Republicans charge him with crossing a line


Washington Post Politics
Jan 21, 2022

Contractors who flout labor laws also often fail to deliver services. That's a warning for Biden's infrastructure plan.


Washington Post Politics
Jan 21, 2022

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Washington Post Politics
Jan 21, 2022

Supreme Court, investigators force Trump and his children on the defensive on multiple fronts


Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

What the Jan. 6 committee hopes to learn from Trump White House documents
Some key questions the Jan. 6 committee hopes to answer now that the Supreme Court has said it can get documents from the Trump White House.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Biden's Ukraine comments prompt uproar at home and abroad
Biden suggested in this week's news conference that a "minor incursion" by Russia could prompt a milder Western response, sparking a global outcry. The White House scrambled Thursday to contain the damage.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Supreme Court denies abortion providers' request to return Texas case to judge who blocked state's six-week ban
The court's liberal justices issued fiery dissents saying it had become complicit in establishing an "unconstitutional chill on abortion care," and calling the handling of the case "a disaster for the rule of law and a grave disservice to women in Texas, who have a right to control their own bodies."

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

What the Jan. 6 committee is hoping to learn from Trump White House documents
Some key questions the Jan. 6 committee hopes to answer now that the Supreme Court has said they can get documents from the Trump White House

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

The Trailer: How grass roots ballot initiatives got caught up in the voting wars
Who's afraid of ballot initiatives, how Texas's biggest county is grappling with the state's new voting law, and what the heck is happening in Laredo.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Where Democratic senators stand on changing or eliminating the filibuster
An analysis of the positions where Democratic senators stand on changing or eliminating the filibuster

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Those least likely to worry about getting covid (Republicans) have been those most likely to get covid
New polling shows a big gap in covid exposure by party.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Why Democrats spent a year on a failed voting rights push
Democrats went on a quest that was improbable at best, resulting in a fresh demonstration of impotence by a party and president who vowed to make government work. But those involved said they had no choice but to fight.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Rep. Cuellar pledges cooperation after reports of FBI searches of home, campaign office
The Democratic congressman's office said he is "committed to ensuring that justice and the law are upheld." It was not immediately clear what might be under investigation.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Iowa, Texas Republicans hail benefits from Biden infrastructure bill they opposed
Reps. Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) and Kay Granger (R-Tex.) voted against the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal in November but are now touting funding for projects in their states, thanks to the measure.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Jan. 6 committee drops another hint on its Trump criminal focus
Connecting the dots on a key area of inquiry.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Rep. Jamaal Bowman arrested during voting-rights protest near Capitol, spokesman says
A spokesman said the New York Democrat was arrested "alongside at least 20 others, including faith leaders and youth who have been hunger striking for our democracy."

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Charges dismissed against MIT professor accused of hiding research ties to China
Prosecutors asked judge to drop charges against Gang Chen, dealing new blow to China Initiative grant-fraud cases.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Georgia prosecutor requests special grand jury in probe of Trump's efforts to overturn state's election results
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said the move is necessary to compel some witnesses to testify.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

The multilayered effort to steal the election on Jan. 6, 2021
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) outlined a useful mnemonic for understanding what happened on Jan. 6, 2021.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Biden's marathon Q&A forces White House to play cleanup — twice
On two important issues — Ukraine and the legitimacy of future elections — Biden proved that maxim that "the problem is I sometimes say all that I mean."

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Biden insists U.S. won't accept a ‘minor incursion' by Russia into Ukraine after remarks drew criticism
"Any, any assembled Russian units move across the Ukrainian border, that is an invasion" that would be met with a "severe and coordinated economic response," Biden said Thursday.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Republican Rep. Long falsely claims Democrats ‘rigged the election' in Senate campaign ad
Long, locked in a competitive GOP primary, attacks Democrats and echoes former president Donald Trump's baseless claims that the 2020 election was stolen from him.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Jan. 6 committee seeks testimony from Ivanka Trump to discuss her father's attempt to overturn the election results
The committee if focused on efforts to pressure Vice President Pence to reject Joe Biden's victory when he presided over the electoral vote count in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Georgia GOP gubernatorial hopeful David Perdue calls for law enforcement unit focused on election crimes
Perdue, who is challenging Gov. Brian Kemp (R), has backed baseless claims by former president Donald Trump of widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announces run for Democratic nomination for governor
Healey joins a crowded Democratic field vying to replace Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R), who said he would not seek reelection this year.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

McConnell waves off voting concerns since Black people turn out as heavily as ‘Americans'
Setting aside the awkward framing, the argument itself is flawed in a familiar way.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Federal prosecutors seek dismissal of grant fraud charges against MIT professor
Collapse of case against Gang Chen is another blow for Justice Department's controversial China Initiative.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

The most brutal new poll number for Biden
A new NBC News poll on Biden's first anniversary shows him falling short of all his recent predecessors on a key question.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

What's behind Biden's more partisan rhetoric?
The fact that it's an election year has something to do with it.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Harris insists U.S. won't accept a ‘minor incursion' by Russia of Ukraine
Biden has been criticized for saying he expected Putin to take some action to "move in" and invade Ukraine and that the U.S. response "depends on what he does."

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

How we tracked right-wing influencers' audience numbers
There are the 47 influencers whose audeince numbers The Post analyzed.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Rep. Cuellar pledges cooperation following reports of FBI searches of home, campaign office
The Democratic congressman's office said he is "committed to ensuring that justice and the law are upheld." It was not immediately clear what might be under investigation.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Pro-Trump influencers flocked to alternative social networks. Their follower counts stalled soon after.
After a short surge following the Jan. 6 riot, their follower counts over the last year have barely grown or even declined, a Washington Post analysis found. Their most reliable audience-building moments came when they voiced outrage over conservatives getting banned by the mainstream sites.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

After one year in office, what has Biden done about the four crises he pledged to address?
Covid, the economy, climate and racial justice. The issues Biden ran pledging to address remain central to his presidency and public perception of his performance.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Manchin, Sinema join with GOP in rejecting attempt to change filibuster rules, effectively killing Democratic voting bill
Party leaders have not been able to summon needed unanimity among Democrats to change the Senate rules to overcome Republican opposition.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Senate Republicans block voting rights bill, dealing blow to Democrats' effort to overhaul election laws
Party leaders have not been able to summon needed unanimity among Democrats to change the Senate rules to overcome Republican opposition.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Offered a chance to defend election integrity, Biden instead adds asterisks
Asked if voters could have confidence in the results, Biden said "it all depends" on the passage of federal legislation.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

‘I can still stand': Biden offers defenses and regrets in marathon news conference
A politician who doesn't doubt the strength of his persuasive powers kept trying to explain himself, defend himself and convince the growing number of Americans who disapprove of him.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

5 takeaways from the Biden news conference
The key exchanges from the back-and-forth.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Biden predicts Russia will invade Ukraine, says Putin will regret it
President Biden holds a news conference at the White House ahead of the first anniversary of his presidency, facing questions on his administration's handling of coronavirus pandemic, his stalled agenda in Congress and Russian aggression toward Ukraine.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Biden ramps up criticism of GOP in news conference marking his first year
Biden blasts Republicans for obstructionism and lack of agenda, a shift in tone from his previous emphasis on bipartisanship. He also says Russia will likely invade Ukraine and that his ‘Build Back Better' bill will probably be broken up.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Fact-checking President Biden's second formal news conference
Biden's lengthy second news conference included some errant facts and claims without context.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Biden asks, ‘What are Republicans for?' Republicans have already chosen not to answer.
One of the more interesting questions posed at Biden's news conference came from the president.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

5 takeaways from President Biden's news conference
The key exchanges from the back-and-forth.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Supreme Court rejects Trump's request to withhold Jan. 6 materials from House committee investigating Capitol riot
Lawyers for former president Donald Trump had asked the justices to put on hold a unanimous ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which rejected his assertions of executive privilege and his request to keep secret roughly 800 pages of his papers.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Supreme Court seems likely to side with Sen. Ted Cruz in campaign finance case
In 2018, Cruz, loaned his campaign $260,000, specifically so he could test an obscure campaign finance restriction that only $250,000 in personal loans can be repaid with money raised after an election.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Live updates: Biden predicts Russia will invade Ukraine, says Putin will regret it
President Biden holds a news conference at the White House ahead of the first anniversary of his presidency, facing questions on his administration's handling of coronavirus pandemic, his stalled agenda in Congress and Russian aggression toward Ukraine.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Will Democrats flunk their midterm?
As midterm elections loom, Democrats scramble to hold on to their slim majority. Plus, what a redistricting debacle in Ohio tells us about the map-drawing process happening in states across the country.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Sotomayor, Roberts say they did not ask Gorsuch to wear a mask on Supreme Court bench
The rare statements from the justices seemed aimed at knocking down reporting that Sotomayor, who has health reasons to be especially worried about contracting covid-19, was participating remotely in oral arguments because Gorsuch was not wearing a mask.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

The Supreme Court's thoroughly weird handling of the Sotomayor-Gorsuch story
Parsing the unusual statement from the Supreme Court, which disputed something that hadn't actually been reported.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Live updates: Biden acknowledges nation's frustration with covid, inflation, still touts ‘year of enormous progress'
President Biden holds a news conference at the White House ahead of the first anniversary of his presidency, facing questions on his administration's handling of coronavirus pandemic, his stalled agenda in Congress and Russian aggression toward Ukraine.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Perhaps Dr. Seuss wasn't a First Amendment tipping-point after all
Much broader encroachments on speech have emerged over the past year, targeting the left, not the right.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Republicans who supported Voting Rights Act now oppose bill Democrats say would strengthen its provisions
Republican opposition to updating the Voting Rights Act in response to recent Supreme Court rulings underscores how far the party has moved against providing a significant role for the federal government in elections.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Sotomayor says she did not ask Gorsuch to wear a mask on the Supreme Court bench
A rare statement from the two does not address some issues but describes them as warm friends.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Democrats brace for likely defeat of voting rights push due to GOP filibuster
Party leaders have not been able to summon needed unanimity among Democrats to change the Senate rules to overcome Republican opposition.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

The Democratic Party's move toward a red line on the filibuster
Eroding it is quickly becoming synonymous with support for Democratic priorities

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

The eternally unfulfilled dream of Trump's opponents: This time, they've got him
Spoiler: They don't got him.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Florida health official placed on leave after encouraging employees to get vaccinated
"I am sorry but in the absence of reasonable and real reasons, it is irresponsible not to be vaccinated," Raul Pino, the director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, wrote in a Jan. 4 email to employees.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

4 big points from the N.Y. attorney general's Trump allegations
Eric Trump and Allen Weisselberg allegedly invoked the Fifth Amendment more than 500 times each, and the lengthy filing details how the alleged schemes can be tied to Donald Trump and his children.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

So what is Trump's position on the threat to Ukraine?
The leading contender for the Republican nomination in 2024 weighs in on everything — except this.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Live updates: Biden to hold news conference amid questions on coronavirus, stalled agenda in Congress
President Biden holds a news conference at the White House ahead of the first anniversary of his presidency, facing questions on his administration's handling of coronavirus pandemic, his stalled agenda in Congress and Russian aggression toward Ukraine.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

N.Y. attorney general alleges Trump's business inflated property values, wealth statements
New York Attorney General Letitia James outlined the claims in a bid to force Trump and his adult children to testify in a civil probe.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

The long slide: Inside Biden's declining popularity as he struggles with multiple crises
The administration has repeatedly underestimated the magnitude of the nation's challenges — not just hoping for best, some Democrats say, but also failing to plan for the worst.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

White House to distribute 400 million free N95 masks starting next week
The masks for adults will be free at thousands of pharmacies and other locations starting next week.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Today's news conference is a rare event for Biden
Biden has held only one formal news conference as president before today. The limited nature of his press events raise the stakes for occasions like this one.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 19, 2022

How Trump supporter Ray Epps became entangled in a Trump-touted conspiracy theory
Former President Trump and Republican lawmakers are attacking a former Marine based on innuendo and baseless suspicion

Washington Post Politics
Jan 18, 2022

Supreme Court seems to think Boston erred by denying Christian group that wanted to fly flag at city hall
Officials had approved 284 requests for a ceremonial flag-raising before saying that a Christian flag would look like the city was endorsing religion.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 18, 2022

Emily's List says it will no longer endorse Sen. Sinema as she holds firm on filibuster
In a Senate floor speech last week, the Arizona Democrat said she would not support changing the chamber's rules to allow voting rights legislation to pass.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 18, 2022

The audacious timeline of Trump's failed plot on the census and citizenship
The latest development: A key official raising concerns in September 2020 about the "unprecedented" interest in the process from political officials.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 18, 2022

Two more Democrats, Reps. Langevin and McNerney, announce their retirements
Their announcements Tuesday bring the number of House Democratic retirements to 28.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 18, 2022

Why Manchin and Sinema waived the filibuster for the debt ceiling but won't for voting rights
A look at how the two situations are different, despite what critics of the filibuster say.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 18, 2022

Why Biden is stumbling
Once a master of setting expectations, he now finds meeting expectations to be largely out of his control.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 18, 2022

The burgeoning Trump-DeSantis clash
DeSantis's decision to (gently) hit back at the former president who has (also gently) gone after him sets up an early 2024 game of chicken. Here's what the polling suggests about that game.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 18, 2022

Jim Obergefell, lead plaintiff in landmark same-sex marriage case, running for Ohio state seat
Obergefell, who was at the center of the 2015 Supreme Court ruling, is running for the Ohio House seat that includes his hometown of Sandusky

Washington Post Politics
Jan 18, 2022

Nick Saban, Jerry West urge Manchin to support voting rights legislation
Several sports leaders with ties to West Virginia signed a letter urging Manchin to support the Freedom to Vote Act.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 18, 2022

A year ago, Biden unveiled a 200-page plan to defeat covid. He has struggled to deliver on some key promises.
The U.S. would have have been better prepared for virus curveballs if the administration had moved more quickly to boost testing, acquire real-time data on the virus and convey risks more clearly, say some coauthors, advisers

Washington Post Politics
Jan 18, 2022

America's shift to the right in 2021 is worse news for Democrats than it seems
More bad news for Democrats ahead of the midterms, but also for efforts to make the GOP seem toxic.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 18, 2022

U.S. Senate candidate from Louisiana smokes marijuana in campaign ad
Gary Chambers, a Democrat, said he hopes the new spot will force a conversation about legalization of the drug.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 17, 2022

Texas's six-week abortion ban remains in effect after federal appeals court ruling
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit rejected a request from abortion providers to send the case back to a trial court judge who previously blocked the law.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 17, 2022

Bipartisan Senate delegation meets with Ukrainian leaders amid Russia tensions
The Biden administration and lawmakers from both political parties have become increasingly concerned in recent weeks that Russia may be preparing to invade Ukraine.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 17, 2022

Democrats fret about delivering on health care promises ahead of midterms
In 2020, Democrats promised health-care reforms if elected. Now they are feeling pressure to deliver as the 2022 midterm elections loom.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 17, 2022

Bipartisan Senate delegation arrives in Ukraine to show support amid tensions with Russia
The Biden administration and lawmakers from both political parties have become increasingly concerned in recent weeks that Russia may be preparing to invade Ukraine.

Washington Post Politics
Jan 17, 2022

Ohio voters asked for fairness in redistricting. They didn't get it.
A new redistricting commission failed its first test and the Ohio Supreme Court said the legislative and congressional district maps must be redrawn.

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