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Politico
Oct 03, 2022

The battle for the Senate is a coin flip. Welcome to our Election Forecast.
We rated every race in play in the midterms. Here's who we think will win.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

Herschel Walker threatens to sue Daily Beast over abortion article
The Republican Senate nominee in Georgia, who supports an exception-free ban on abortion, was reported to have paid for the procedure in 2009 for his then-girlfriend.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

Select committee says Eastman improperly shielded emails from investigators
At issue are emails that Eastman has not produced for the Jan. 6 panel.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

U.S. to send Ukraine more advanced rocket systems, officials say
The systems have become a key tool in Ukraine's ability to strike bridges that Russia has used to supply its troops.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson grabs the spotlight in first Supreme Court session
Unlike some rookie justices, Jackson wasn't reticent when the court opened session on Monday.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

Biden pledges ‘further action' against ‘perpetrators of violence' in Iran
The president said he was "gravely concerned" about the crackdown on protesters in the country.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

Tillerson testifies he wasn't aware of indicted Trump ally's foreign policy advice
The former secretary of State took the stand in the foreign agent trial of Trump's longtime friend Tom Barrack.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

Key GOP donor backs Dem after House Republican ousted over Trump impeachment
Former Romney financier David Nierenberg says he is siding with moderation over far-right rhetoric in Washington State.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

Ukrainian officials and allies rail against Elon Musk tweet
"F— off is my very diplomatic reply to you @elonmusk," Ukrainian diplomat Andriy Melnyk tweeted.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

Oath Keeper trial gives rare insight into senators on Jan. 6: 'There was some crying'
There's been little description from law enforcement personnel who were close to lawmakers during the attack.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

‘Lots of heavy fighting ahead': U.S. officials urge caution after Ukrainian gains
Kyiv's forces over the weekend captured the city of Lyman, a strategic railway hub, and continued to push east into the Donetsk region.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

Time to Reinvent Florida Once Again
The destruction of Hurricane Ian also offers opportunity for a more sustainable future.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

DeSantis asked the feds for hurricane relief. But he's long used their cash.
Florida is now poised to benefit from billions of dollars in additional federal assistance to grapple with the devastating damage left by Hurricane Ian.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

DeSantis' long history using federal relief cash to fund his priorities
Florida is now poised to benefit from billions of dollars in additional federal assistance to grapple with the devastating damage left by Hurricane Ian.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

SCOTUS to hear challenge to Section 230 protections
Clarence Thomas has been alluding in previous dissents on other court cases that it is time for the Supreme Court to decide whether Section 230 provides tech companies overly broad liability protections.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

SCOTUS to hear challenge to tech liability protections
Clarence Thomas has been alluding in previous dissents on other court cases that it is time for the Supreme Court to decide whether Section 230 provides tech companies overly broad liability protections.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

Biden visiting Puerto Rico because 'they haven't been taken very good care of'
"They're trying like hell to catch up from the last hurricane. I want to see the state of affairs today and make sure we push everything we can," Biden said.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

Biden vows to ensure Puerto Rico gets ‘every single dollar promised' for recovery
On the ground in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Biden received a briefing on the storm's aftermath and delivered remarks at the Port of Ponce about the administration's efforts.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

Biden's trip to Puerto Rico rekindles memories of Trump's
Five years to the day after his predecessor came to the island and produced some indelible drama and images, Biden made his own survey of a hurricane's damage.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

Hurricane aid watch: Behind Rubio's 'no to pork' vow
Hurricane relief politics watch: Marco Rubio says he'll oppose any aid bill with unrelated 'pork' in it as his state faces the ravages of Ian.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

Oath Keepers trial begins in highest profile Jan. 6 case to date
The charges of seditious conspiracy will be litigated over the next six to eight weeks.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

Kim Kardashian to pay $1.26M to settle SEC crypto charges
The SEC alleged that the celebrity billionaire used her Instagram account to tout EthereumMax's token, EMAX, without adding any disclaimer that she was being given $250,000 to publish the posts.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

Death toll rises in Florida as search and rescue operations continue
The official death tally increased to 58 over the weekend, with the toll likely to rise significantly in the days ahead.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

Death toll rises in Florida as search-and-rescue operations continue
The official death tally increased to 58 over the weekend, with the toll likely to rise significantly in the days ahead.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

Iran's supreme leader breaks silence on protests, blames U.S.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei sharply condemned the protests as a foreign plot to destabilize Iran.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

UK's Kwarteng scraps tax cut after market meltdown
"We get it, we have listened," Kwarteng said.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

Biden to announce $60M to bolster flood protections in Puerto Rico
The funds will come from the recently enacted infrastructure law.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

Fed's Powell ignores politics — and may pay a heavy price
It's a rare moment for a Fed chair to toss aside all political considerations and ignore frantic investors.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

Fed's Powell slides into tough cop role
It's a rare moment for a Fed chair to toss aside all political considerations and ignore frantic investors.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

Democrats stake their House majority on abortion
Abortion policy has been featured in one-third of the party's broadcast TV ads to keep the House.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

Trump startup drama may trigger investor exodus
Ultimately, if Digital World is able to coax the investors to stay in, the company will still need SEC approval before it can close the Trump Media transaction.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

Trump startup investors: Give us a better deal or we'll walk
Ultimately, if Digital World is able to coax the investors to stay in, the company will still need SEC approval before it can close the Trump Media transaction.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

Weak rural turnout could hurt GOP in November
A POLITICO analysis of turnout in this year's special elections suggests that since Dobbs, rural voters are less motivated to cast ballots than others.

Politico
Oct 03, 2022

Why Biden world isn't overly worried about House GOP investigations
The White House thinks a rise of overreaching MAGA Republicans in Congress could turn voters off.

Politico
Oct 02, 2022

How Europe's far right got out of the doghouse
Shunned for decades as politically poisonous, far-right parties scored big wins this year. Now they're in the mainstream.

Politico
Oct 02, 2022

Bolsonaro, Lula appear headed for runoff in Brazil's presidential election
The runoff would be held Oct. 30.

Politico
Oct 02, 2022

Brazil election authority: Bolsonaro, Lula headed to runoff
The presidential runoff will be held Oct. 30.

Politico
Oct 02, 2022

Dem lead with Latinos halved in past decade, poll says
The results of the NBC/Telemundo survey results come after Republicans made gains with Latino voters in the 2020 election.

Politico
Oct 02, 2022

CPAC deletes tweet that used pro-Putin language
The conservative political organization referred to the tweet as "unapproved."

Politico
Oct 02, 2022

9 Central, East Europe NATO countries condemn Russia annexations
The countries also backed a path to membership for Ukraine in the defense alliance, according to a joint statement.

Politico
Oct 02, 2022

Austin stops short of endorsing Biden's vow to defend Taiwan
"We're committed to helping Taiwan develop the capability to defend itself," he said.

Politico
Oct 02, 2022

Scott declines to condemn Trump statement about McConnell's ‘death wish'
Rick Scott, the leader of Senate Republicans' campaign arm, repeatedly deflected questions on the attack from one member of his party against another.

Politico
Oct 02, 2022

A shaken Supreme Court returns to chambers
Can a court riven by ideological divisions, security threats and a leak probe ever get back to normal?

Politico
Oct 02, 2022

Live near water? Get flood insurance, FEMA admin says after Ian.
"Just because you're not required to buy flood insurance doesn't mean you don't have the option to buy it."

Politico
Oct 02, 2022

Stampede at Indonesia soccer match kills more than 100
The country's football league is to be suspended while authorities investigate the incident.

Politico
Oct 02, 2022

It's not impossible that Putin could use nuclear weapons, Austin says
"There are no checks on Mr. Putin," he said.

Politico
Oct 02, 2022

Officials assess massive hurricane damage as Florida begins long recovery
Leaders ponder what Florida will look like after Ian's lethal impact.

Politico
Oct 02, 2022

‘A character-altering event': Officials reflect on Ian's damage
Leaders ponder what Florida will look like after Ian's lethal impact.

Politico
Oct 02, 2022

10 torture sites in 1 town: Russia sowed pain, fear in Izium
Russian torture in Izium was arbitrary, widespread and absolutely routine for both civilians and soldiers.

Politico
Oct 02, 2022

The war against superbugs caught in congressional quagmire
The push to heed warning from public health experts faces buzzsaw of end-of-year budgeting.

Politico
Oct 02, 2022

Stampede at Indonesia soccer match leaves 174 dead
The country's football league is to be suspended while authorities investigate the incident.

Politico
Oct 02, 2022

Zelenskyy vows to retake more areas after pushing Russia out of Lyman
Ukraine's president says there will be "more Ukrainian flags" in eastern areas "in a week."

Politico
Oct 02, 2022

King Charles reportedly to cancel planned climate summit appearance
The monarch's trip to Egypt would've been his first abroad as King.

Politico
Oct 02, 2022

‘Real People That We Care About Are Being Exploited'
Lured with false promises of high pay and decent labor conditions, immigrants are held against their will by outlaw farmers who withhold their wages.

Politico
Oct 02, 2022

‘4-alarm blaze': New York's public health crises converge
A look inside the state health department's battle against three simultaneous disease outbreaks

Politico
Oct 02, 2022

Courts could throw state marijuana markets into disarray
And only Congress has the power to stop it.

Politico
Oct 01, 2022

Biden to visit hurricane-ravaged Florida and Puerto Rico
The president and first lady Jill Biden will visit Puerto Rico on Monday and then Florida on Wednesday.

Politico
Oct 01, 2022

Venezuela releases 7 jailed Americans; U.S. frees 2 prisoners
The swap of the Americans, including five oil executives held for nearly five years, is the largest trade of detained citizens ever carried out by the Biden administration.

Politico
Oct 01, 2022

NYC police investigate after Russian consulate vandalized
As of Saturday, no arrests have been made, and the investigation remains ongoing, an NYPD spokesperson said.

Politico
Oct 01, 2022

Florida begins long recovery as death toll from Hurricane Ian rises
More than 1.3 million homes and businesses remained without power on Saturday.

Politico
Oct 01, 2022

DeSantis defends early hurricane response as questions mount over evacuations
More than 1.3 million homes and businesses remained without power on Saturday.

Politico
Oct 01, 2022

Russia abducts head of Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, operator says
Ukrainian operator Energoatom says Ihor Murashov was arrested by Russian patrols Friday afternoon.

Politico
Oct 01, 2022

Ukrainian forces close in on Lyman in Donetsk region, Kyiv says


Politico
Oct 01, 2022

Biden to make a big fundraising swing through the Tri-State area
The president will raise cash for Democrats at the home of New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.

Politico
Oct 01, 2022

Dozens dead from Ian, one of strongest, costliest U.S. storms
Ian was expected to move across central North Carolina on Saturday morning and reach south-central Virginia by the afternoon.

Politico
Oct 01, 2022

New York's private schools are gaming vaccine exemptions in ‘obvious' fraud
After rarely crossing the 1 percent mark, some private schools suddenly reported 5, 10 or 20 percent of students claiming medical exceptions.

Politico
Oct 01, 2022

How one New York county went from fighting measles to battling polio
Since July, Rockland County has administered more than 5,000 polio vaccines.

Politico
Oct 01, 2022

Ian will 'financially ruin' homeowners and insurers
The storm inundated the homes of thousands of Floridians who don't have flood insurance, exposing weaknesses in the nation's effort to address the rising costs of extreme weather.

Politico
Oct 01, 2022

The region where Democrats aren't going all in on the fall of Roe
The campaigns in heavily Latino and religious South Texas are shaping up along different lines than elsewhere in the country.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

Abbott and O'Rourke clash over immigration, abortion in Texas governor's debate
The Friday debate is likely to be the only one before November.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

Arizona GOP chair: DOJ has not attempted to enforce false-elector subpoenas
The batch of subpoenas was one of the earliest public signs of DOJ's rapidly unfolding criminal investigation related to Trump's effort to remain in power.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

Feds seek to fast-track appeal in Trump Mar-a-Lago documents fight
Prosecutors say Judge Cannon's timeline would curtail criminal investigation.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

‘He's not going to scare us': Why the West isn't buying Putin's bluster
The Russian leader's boasts don't match the reality in Ukraine.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

4 things holding back restoration of Florida's electric grid
More than 1.6 million customers in the state remained without power Friday, with no estimate of how many weeks it will take to restore them all.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

Schiff change? California Dem meets with backers for possible leadership bid
He could face multiple other Democrats in any battle for the caucus' top spot.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

'Deranged': What Jan. 6 panel members said about Ginni Thomas' testimony
Lawmakers are unsure if they'd feature any of her testimony in their final hearing.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

Lawmakers split on Ukraine's new NATO bid
When asked by POLITICO if she backed Ukraine's NATO accession, Speaker Nancy Pelosi declined to explicitly endorse it, but said she supports a "security guarantee" for Kyiv.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

House passes government funding, averting shutdown threat
Meanwhile, there are early signals that lawmakers will soon have to haggle over additional disaster aid in the wake of Hurricane Ian's destruction.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

Kyiv vows Russian troops will ‘simply be exterminated' after Putin annexes Ukrainian territory
The Russian announcement comes as Ukrainian troops make headway on the battlefield.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

Ukraine formally applies for fast-track NATO membership
Kyiv seeks "accelerated accession" to the defense alliance, Zelenskyy says.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

Ian's death toll rises as massive rescue efforts continue in Florida
Some 1.9 million people are still without power.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

Gavin Newsom Brings the Fight to Red States
He says he's not running for president, but he is carving out a lane in a possible future Democratic primary.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

What Is Gavin Newsom Doing in Texas?
He says he's not running for president, but he is carving out a lane in a possible future Democratic primary.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

Progressive reactions muted, mixed after Biden student loan plan changes
Progressive lawmakers were pushing the president to fulfill his campaign promise of forgiving student loans.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

U.S. cracks down on top Russian officials with new sanctions
Among those sanctioned are top officials of the Russian central bank and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Valentinovich Novak.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

U.S. launches new crackdown on Russia with financial sanctions
Among those sanctioned are top officials of the Russian central bank and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Valentinovich Novak.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

Mayor's migrant tents being built by Trump border wall contractor
A City Council member will raise the issue at a hearing Friday.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

Ian inflicts staggering losses on Florida's growth machine
Floridians attempting to rebuild from the hurricane will confront rising insurance premiums, construction costs and interest rates — along with flood losses that many were not insured against.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

Justice Jackson set for formal swearing-in ahead of court's fall term
Jackson's installation is not expected to change the decidedly conservative bent of the court.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

With major cases looming, Justice Jackson formally sworn in
Jackson's installation is not expected to change the decidedly conservative bent of the court.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

Putin announces Russia will annex four Ukrainian territories after sham referendums
The move is expected to unleash a wave of sanctions and widespread condemnation from other nations.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

Biden denounces Kremlin's 'phony' move to annex Ukrainian territory
"We will rally the international community to both denounce these moves and to hold Russia accountable," Biden said.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

Biden denounces Kremlin's ‘phony' move to annex Ukrainian territory
"We will rally the international community to both denounce these moves and to hold Russia accountable," Biden said.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

Hurricane Ian heads for Carolinas after pounding Florida
With all of South Carolina's coast under a hurricane warning, a steady stream of vehicles left Charleston on Thursday.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

Opinion | Putin's Nuclear Threat Marks the Start of a New Era
It's clear that nuclear deterrence isn't protecting the world.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

Opinion | The Age of Predatory Nuclear-Weapon States Has Arrived
Putin's nuclear threat marks the start of a new era.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

Alaska's Special House Race Stunned America. Here's What November Could Bring.
A conversation with a leading pollster in Alaska about the state's bold, experimental politics, and what they mean for the rest of the country.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

‘Total destruction': Florida residents live through night of terror
The region was left with 2 million people without power and a fear that a huge death count awaits.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

The Fed's Powell is squeezing the global economy
The Fed's interest rate hikes have fueled market turmoil by boosting the value of the dollar and feeding higher borrowing costs.

Politico
Sep 30, 2022

The nation's cartoonists on the week in politics
Every week political cartoonists throughout the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other head-slapping events in the world of politics. The fruits of these labors are hundreds of cartoons that entertain and enrage readers of all political stripes. Here's an offering of the best of this week's crop, picked fresh off the Toonosphere. Edited by Matt Wuerker.

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