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Jul 05, 2022

Post Politics Now: ‘A lot more work to do' on guns, Biden says after latest mass shooting
In a White House ceremony, the president is scheduled to award the Medal of Honor to four soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War.

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Jul 04, 2022

At least six dead in shooting at July Fourth parade outside Chicago
At least six die and more than two dozen are injured in mass shooting at an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Ill.

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Jul 04, 2022

Garland weighs racial equity as he considers death penalty in Buffalo
Capital punishment is immoral, advocates say, and disproportionately affects minorities. Should it be levied against a white supremacist who massacred Black people in Buffalo?

Washington Post Politics
Jul 04, 2022

Visual: Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony from the Jan. 6 hearing
In live testimony, Cassidy Hutchinson used vivid detail to recount scenes involving President Donald Trump and some of his closest associates.

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Jul 04, 2022

Trump cracks down on deceptive fundraising by others using his name
While being known for his own false and misleading emails, Trump faces armies of unaffiliated fundraisers who ape his message and sometimes threaten Republicans in Trump's name.

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Jul 03, 2022

Judge asks U.S. if Saudi crown prince should be immune from suit
The order comes days before Biden is scheduled to visit Saudi Arabia, a trip that has prompted accusations of Biden reversing his promise to make the country a "pariah" after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Jul 03, 2022

Multiple criminal referrals of Trump possible, Cheney says
"What kind of man knows that a mob is armed and sends the mob to attack the Capitol and further incites that mob when his own vice president is under threat?" Cheney said on ABC's "This Week."

Washington Post Politics
Jul 03, 2022

Trust in Supreme Court falters after Roe decision
For many of those opposed to the decision, the rolling back of the constitutional right to an abortion was another example of how American democracy is broken.

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Jul 03, 2022

Texts, web searches about abortion have been used to prosecute women
The data privacy risks associated with abortion aren't hypothetical. Cases around the world show how a digital trail can become evidence.

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Jul 03, 2022

With Roe overturned, Democrats present a patchwork of countermeasures
The ruling created a new rallying cry for Democrats, but also revealed some divergences in the party and unsettled questions about the path forward.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 03, 2022

Minnesota legalizes cannabis edibles, catching some Republicans off guard
State Sen. Jim Abeler told the Star Tribune that he hadn't realized the bill broadly legalized products containing THC.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 02, 2022

Supreme Court marshal presses Md., Va. leaders to stop home protests
The marshal asked the Maryland and Virginia governors, as well as the leaders of Montgomery and Fairfax counties, to put down the ongoing protests.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 02, 2022

Supreme Court marshal asks Md., Va. leaders to stop home protests
The marshal asked the Maryland and Virginia governors, as well as the leaders of Montgomery and Fairfax counties, to put down the ongoing protests.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 02, 2022

Texas Supreme Court blocks order that allowed abortions to resume
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has said he is committed to making the state "fully pro-life."

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Jul 02, 2022

With sweep and speed, Supreme Court's conservatives ignite a new era
Observers say this term should be seen as much as the beginning of an era at the court as the culmination of years of work to solidify a conservative majority.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 02, 2022

Why Republicans should be nervous about their candidates for governor
Swing state contests could shift the party balance and give the GOP more power, but election deniers could be the face of the party in some key races

Washington Post Politics
Jul 02, 2022

The Jan. 6 committee bet big with Cassidy Hutchinson. Did it pay off?
The committee's decision to accelerate her testimony has led to second-guessing, but also produced some of the most memorable hearing moments to date.

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Jul 02, 2022

He was prepared to kill Jan. 6 rioters. Now MAGA voters may give him a Senate seat
Close friends since entering Congress together a decade ago, Reps. Rodney Davis and Markwayne Mullin met different fates Tuesday, both based on GOP voters reactions to the Capitol insurrection.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 02, 2022

Supreme Court marshal asks Md. leaders to enforce anti-picketing laws
Letters asks Gov. Hogan and Montgomery County Executive Elrich to have police departments enforce laws that "squarely prohibit picketing at the homes of Supreme Court Justices."

Washington Post Politics
Jul 01, 2022

New York tightens gun laws, revisits abortion rights after SCOTUS rulings
Gov. Kathy Hochul pushed lawmakers to act after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a state gun-control law and overturned Roe v. Wade.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 01, 2022

Democracy advocates raise alarm after Supreme Court takes election case
The decision to consider "independent legislature theory" concerned voting rights advocates who say state lawmakers could twist the rules to favor their party.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 01, 2022

Justice Dept. subpoenas two Arizona state senators in Jan. 6 probe
Senate President Karen Fann (R) and state Sen. Kelly Townsend (R) received subpoenas last week, according to a spokeswoman.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 01, 2022

Post Politics Now: Biden acknowledges there aren't enough votes to change the filibuster on abortion
The president is hosting a virtual meeting from the White House to talk about protecting reproductive rights in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 01, 2022

Biden to award Medal of Freedom to Biles, John McCain, Denzel Washington
President Biden will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to 17 athletes, activists, sports stars, business leaders and politicians.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 01, 2022

4 key Jan. 6 committee witnesses after Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony
Here is a look at what Tony Ornato, Pat Cipollone and others could provide to the committee.

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Jul 01, 2022

The filibuster, explained
President Biden has called to suspend the Senate filibuster so Democrats can codify abortion rights after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

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Jul 01, 2022

What is witness tampering? And could this charge apply to Trump?
Witness tampering isn't often prosecuted, but the seeds are there for a charge, either against Trump or the people who made the calls.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 01, 2022

Biden to award Medal of Freedom to Biles, McCain, Denzel Washington
President Biden will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to 17 athletes, activists, sports stars, business leaders and politicians.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 01, 2022

Post Politics Now: Biden to keep abortion ruling in spotlight by meeting with Democratic governors
The president is hosting a virtual meeting from the White House to talk about protecting reproductive rights in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 01, 2022

He threatened to kill Joe Biden. His family says he's a casualty of war.
A veteran with severe PTSD is charged with threatening President Biden. Caught in the federal justice system, is Scott Merryman beyond help?

Washington Post Politics
Jul 01, 2022

‘Take me up to the Capitol now': How close Trump came to joining rioters
Trump's demands to lead a march to Capitol Hill sheds new light on his mindset as the siege began.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 30, 2022

How Trump World pressures witnesses to deny his possible wrongdoing
Trump and his allies shower potential witnesses with private flattery whille publicly blasting those who dare cross him.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 30, 2022

Anthony Ornato has repeatedly disputed key White House conversations
It's now happened publicly at least three times — with at least one former aide saying he lied, but another vouching for him.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 30, 2022

Supreme Court lets vaccine mandate stand, tosses rulings on guns, abortion
The court's orders came on the final day of its term, as the justices announced what additional cases they will review when the court reconvenes in the fall.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 30, 2022

Tens of thousands of monkeypox vaccines rushed to clinics
White House pushes new strategy as cases climb.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 30, 2022

Trump's ploy to seize power lacked teeth. The Supreme Court may provide dentures.
The court will take up a case considering whether state legislatures should face less scrutiny on their conduct of elections.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 30, 2022

How the Supreme Court ruled in the major decisions of 2022
In their 2022 rulings, an emboldened 6-3 conservative majority on the Supreme Court rolled backed abortion rights, expanded the rights of gun owners and strengthened the role of religion in public life.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 30, 2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as first Black woman on Supreme Court
Her accession means that four women will simultaneously serve on the Supreme Court for the first time in its history.

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Jun 30, 2022

Post Politics Now: Now a justice, Jackson eager to be ‘part of the promise of our great Nation'
Meanwhile, President Biden chastised the Supreme Court for "outrageous behavior" and said he would support an exception to the Senate's filibuster rules to make it easier to write abortion protections into law.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 30, 2022

Supreme Court clears Biden to end Trump's ‘Remain in Mexico' policy
The "Remain in Mexico" policy requires some asylum seekers who enter the country illegally, mainly from Central and South America, to return to Mexico while they await a hearing.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 30, 2022

Supreme Court lets vaccine mandate stand without religious exemption
Three conservative justices, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas, objected to their colleagues' refusal to review the state's requirement.

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Jun 30, 2022

Post Politics Now: Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in to Supreme Court, making history
Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed by the Senate in April but had been waiting for Justice Stephen G. Breyer to conclude his tenure.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 30, 2022

Biden calls for suspending filibuster rules to guarantee abortion rights
The president stakes out his strongest position so far on reproductive rights, but chances of a change in the Senate remain slim.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 30, 2022

Can Biden provide abortion on federal lands?
There's not much he can do, Biden admits, on his own. But there are ways to make abortion in red states slightly easier to access.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 30, 2022

Could the Supreme Court give Republicans more control over how to run elections?
Conservatives are closer than they've ever been to making the law of the land a once-marginal legal theory that gives state politicians more, unchecked power in how elections are run.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 30, 2022

The Supreme Court's climate decision, explained
In a major ruling, court conservatives blocked one of the government's only tools to curtail emissions.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 30, 2022

Supreme Court limits EPA's power to combat climate change
The decision risks putting the U.S. further off track from President Biden's goal of running the power grid on clean energy by 2035.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 30, 2022

The most likely impact of the Jan. 6 hearings on Trump
The dynamics suggest Republicans will never believe Trump committed a crime. But they might be willing to turn the page in 2024.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 30, 2022

Supreme Court to review state legislatures' power in federal elections
The justices will look next term at a case from North Carolina, where Republicans want to restore a redistricting map rejected by the state's supreme court.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 30, 2022

Why would Liz Cheney choose this fight if she didn't believe in it?
Trump has for months dismissed Cheney's anger at his actions as biased and hostile. But, as she made clear in a speech Wednesday, there's a more logical explanation.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 30, 2022

Post Politics Now: Biden endorses scrapping Senate filibuster to codify abortion, privacy rights
Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed by the Senate in April but has been waiting for Justice Stephen G. Breyer to conclude his tenure.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 30, 2022

A ban, a lawsuit, an election: Abortion firestorm erupts in Wisconsin
Some already see signs of heightened Democratic energy in this battleground state that will help decide control of the Senate, including surges in donations.

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Jun 30, 2022

Post Politics Now: Ketanji Brown Jackson to be sworn in as Supreme Court justice, making history
President Biden's nominee was confirmed by the Senate in April but has been waiting for Justice Stephen G. Breyer to conclude his tenure.

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Jun 30, 2022

Liz Cheney says Republicans face a choice: Trump or the Constitution
As the Jan. 6 committee continues to present its findings, Liz Cheney said Republicans face a choice between Trump and the Constitution.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 30, 2022

Proud Boys, the Base labeled far-right terrorist groups by New Zealand
New Zealand said that the Proud Boys' role in the Jan 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot contributed to its blacklisting.

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Jun 30, 2022

The most popular fact checks of 2022, so far
Here are the 10 fact checks that have most captivated — or angered — readers so far in 2022.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas former White House counsel Pat Cipollone
The panel has been ramping up the pressure, believing his testimony about former president Donald Trump could be explosive

Washington Post Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Abortion is now banned in these states. See where laws have changed.
Thirteen states had "trigger bans" to criminalize abortion when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Several other states are working to enact other laws.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Antiabortion lawmakers want to block patients from crossing state lines
Some advocacy groups and their allies are crafting legislative language that could be adopted in Republican-led state capitals.

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Jun 29, 2022

The subtle, vital effects of letting Louisiana's congressional map stand
A Supreme Court ruling will let the state of Louisiana relegate two-thirds of its adult Black population to heavily Republican districts.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Hutchinson testimony: Assessing the basis for aide's explosive claims
Some of her testimony to the Jan. 6 committee, given under oath, was based on firsthand knowledge; other details were relayed secondhand.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Jackson to take Supreme Court oath Thurs., minutes after Breyer retires
Jackson, 51, was chosen for the court by President Biden after Breyer this year announced his plans to retire.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Meet the seven Hill Republicans willing to hold Trump accountable
Yes, the number is in the single digits.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Abortion is illegal for millions. Will Big Tech help prosecute it?
Now that abortion is illegal for millions, firms like Amazon, Facebook and Google are reckoning with the prospect of data requests on users for prosecutions.

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Jun 29, 2022

The disputes over Jan. 6 committee evidence, parsed
Amid the pushback on Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony, a look at what has been claimed in the Jan. 6 hearings, what we know, and how ironclad the denials have been.

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Jun 29, 2022

Texas AG says he'd defend sodomy law if Supreme Court revisits ruling
Attorney General Ken Paxton suggested he would be comfortable supporting a law outlawing intimate same-sex relationships.

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Jun 29, 2022

Which congressional district am I in?
Use this tool to find out what altered political boundaries after the 2020 Census mean for your representation in the U.S. House.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Hutchinson provided ‘nuggets' for Justice's criminal probe, experts say
An ex-White House aide's revelations about conversations before, during, and after Jan. 6 offer new insight that legal experts said could be of use to prosecutors as they weigh a case against Donald Trump.

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Jun 29, 2022

Post Politics Now: Breyer to retire Thursday from Supreme Court, clearing way for Jackson swearing-in
Members of the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack hope that the bombshell testimony of former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson at Tuesday's hearing will prompt other potential witnesses to tell their stories.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Biden and NATO send Russia a defiant message
NATO countries, welcoming Finland and Sweden and announcing a surge of forces, hope to signal to Moscow that their commitment to Ukraine is not waning.

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Jun 29, 2022

Former Giuliani associate Lev Parnas sentenced to 20 months in prison
Parnas was convicted at trial of campaign-finance violations and separately pleaded guilty to stealing investment funds.

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Jun 29, 2022

How redistricting is shaping the 2022 U.S. House map
The Post is analyzing the 2022 U.S. House map in this redistricting tracker as states finalize their congressional boundaries for the next decade. Republicans and Democrats are going to great lengths to tip districts in their favor and accusations of gerrymandering and lawsuits have followed.

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Jun 29, 2022

Supreme Court says Oklahoma can prosecute crimes in ‘Indian Country'
The 5-to4 ruling limits the reach of a 2020 decision that reclassified a large swath of the state as Indian land.

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Jun 29, 2022

Gorsuch and Sotomayor's extraordinary factual dispute
In a dissent, Sotomayor said Gorsuch's summary "misconstrues the facts." The dispute echoes what what happened at the appeals-court level.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony was unique. The aftermath hasn't been.
Amber Heard 2.0, but not for the reasons people using that phrase generally mean.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Elmo gets coronavirus shot, sparks another Muppet feud with Ted Cruz
This isn't the first time Texas Republican Cruz has tangled with a high-profile Sesame Street Muppet over vaccines.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 29, 2022

After the overturning of Roe, many Republicans want to change the subject
While Democrats have leaned heavily into elevating abortion concerns, Republicans in midterm races have often been avoiding questions or taking pains to shift the topic.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Pelosi receives Communion at Vatican after earlier U.S. bishop refusal
Pope Francis has said that the decision on granting Communion to politicians who support abortion rights, as Pelosi does, should be made from a pastoral point of view, not a political one.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Post Politics Now: Ginni Thomas balks at invitation to talk to Jan. 6 committee
Members of the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack hope that the bombshell testimony of former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson at Tuesday's hearing will prompt other potential witnesses to tell their stories.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Big Tech silent on data collection as workers call for post-Roe action
Now that abortion is illegal for millions, firms like Amazon, Facebook and Google are reckoning with the prospect of data requests on users for prosecutions.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 29, 2022

6 takeaways from elections in Illinois, Colorado, Oklahoma and other states
Some far-right Republicans win, while some election-deniers lose.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 29, 2022

After reversal of Roe, many Republicans want to change the subject
While Democrats have leaned heavily into elevating abortion concerns, Republicans in midterm races have often been avoiding questions or taking pains to shift the topic.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Elmo gets covid vaccine, sparks another muppet feud with Ted Cruz
This isn't the first time Texas Republican Cruz has tangled with a high-profile Sesame Street muppet over vaccines.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Ex-GOP congressman Jeff Fortenberry gets probation for lying to FBI
In March, the congressman was found guilty of lying to federal investigators about illegal campaign contributions from a foreign billionaire.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Fact-checking movement grapples with a world awash in false claims
The rapid growth of the fact-checking movement has been accompanied by an equally sharp rise in false claims across social media.

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Jun 29, 2022

Election deniers in Colo. rejected in favor of more moderate Republicans
The Democratic and Republican nominating contests marked the first time Americans went to the polls since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Primaries: Mike Flood (R) is projected to win special House contest to replace Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.)
New York, Illinois and Colorado choose their nominees for governor; Oklahoma decides on Senate nominees and House primaries in Illinois pit members against each other.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Primaries live updates: Trump-backed Rep. Mary E. Miller (R) is projected to beat Rep. Rodney Davis (R) in Illinois's 15th District
New York, Illinois and Colorado choose their nominees for governor; Oklahoma decides on Senate nominees and House primaries in Illinois pit members against each other.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 28, 2022

In Hutchinson's testimony, experts see ‘nuggets' for Justice probe
An ex-White House aide's revelations about conversations before, during, and after Jan. 6 offer new insight that legal experts said could be of use to prosecutors as they weigh a case against Donald Trump.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Jan. 6 hearing: Trump wanted armed mob to march to Capitol, sought to join, aide says
The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol is holding an unexpected hearing to review recently obtained evidence related to former President Donald Trump and the insurrection.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Cassidy Hutchinson's path from trusted insider to explosive witness
In Trump's White House, she had extraordinary access and in the eyes of many White House staffers, she had inordinate power.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Trump had his own rampage as rioters assaulted Capitol, aide says
Dramatic new testimony revealed how the president's famous temper flared during critical hours on Jan. 6 and earlier.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Trump sought to lead armed mob to Capitol on Jan. 6, aide says
Cassidy Hutchinson delivered stunning revelations about events inside the White House on the day of the Capitol attack.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Drugstores ration Plan B contraceptives as Roe ruling sparks panic
The retailers placed purchase caps on Plan B and other pills just days after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Abortions in Texas can temporarily resume, judge rules
A Texas "trigger ban" is still scheduled to take effect 30 days from last week's Supreme Court decision.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 28, 2022

On Jan. 6, it's Trump's word against the word of former GOP allies
The Republicans who are under oath versus the ones who are not.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Over and over, the White House was warned about not making Jan. 6 worse
The testimony of former Mark Meadows's chief of staff Cassidy Hutchinson revealed how often President Donald Trump had been warned about amplifying the threat at the Capitol.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Primaries live updates: Voters in N.Y., Ill., choose candidates for governor; marquee Senate races dominate in Okla.
New York, Illinois and Colorado choose their nominees for governor; Oklahoma decides on Senate nominees and House primaries in Illinois pit members against each other.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Soaring inflation and $6.30 gas spur relief checks in California
The California measure is a response to high gas prices and inflation, Democratic lawmakers say.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 28, 2022

The Trailer: Five things to watch this primary day
In this edition: Which lawmaker will emerge from two member-on-member primaries in Illinois, and will another Giuliani get on the ballot in November in New York.

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