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Politico
Apr 23, 2021

Listen: The senators at the center of the chamber's 50-50 split


Politico
Apr 23, 2021

The fall and fall of soccer's European Super League
It took less than 48 hours for the breakaway league to die, as Europe's top politicians got involved.

Politico
Apr 23, 2021

Russia's Navalny to end prison hunger strike on 24th day
In an Instagram post on Friday afternoon, Navalny said he will continue to demand a visit from his doctor to address a loss of sensation in his legs and arms.

Politico
Apr 23, 2021

Russian's Navalny to end prison hunger strike on 24th day
In an Instagram post on Friday afternoon, Navalny said he will continue to demand a visit from his doctor to address a loss of sensation in his legs and arms.

Politico
Apr 23, 2021

Demings 'seriously considering' challenging DeSantis or Rubio
The Florida Democrat told POLITICO she may run for governor or Senate in 2022.

Politico
Apr 23, 2021

Democrat Joe Manchin says there's one GOP senator he'd endorse 'in a heartbeat'
Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin is repeating his controversial endorsements of Senate Republicans

Politico
Apr 23, 2021

Democrat Manchin backs Republican Murkowski's reelection
Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin is repeating his controversial endorsements of Senate Republicans

Politico
Apr 23, 2021

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.

Politico
Apr 23, 2021

An armed New York mayor? Democratic ex-cop plans to ride an anti-crime message to City Hall.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, a former NYPD captain, is talking tough on crime and might convince Democrats to make him the next mayor of New York.

Politico
Apr 23, 2021

Biden's climate plan faces global skepticism
President Joe Biden's new climate commitment leaves some wondering whether the U.S. will stick to the plan this time.

Politico
Apr 23, 2021

It's been exactly one year since Trump suggested injecting bleach. We've never been the same.
It was wild in the moment. In time, it came to symbolize the chaotic nature of the presidency and the early Covid fight.

Politico
Apr 23, 2021

Trump's bleach news conference happened one year ago today. We've never been the same.
It was wild in the moment. In time, it came to symbolize the chaotic nature of the presidency and the early Covid fight.

Politico
Apr 23, 2021

Why Is Trump Going to War Here?
Driven by revenge, the former president has staked his control over the GOP on an unlikely Ohio district.

Politico
Apr 23, 2021

The Fate of Trumpism Will Be Decided Here
Driven by revenge, the former president has staked his control over the GOP on an unlikely Ohio district.

Politico
Apr 23, 2021

The border turned out to be a better attack on Biden than even Republicans thought
The GOP planned to use immigration against the president before he was even sworn in. He was ill-prepared for that.

Politico
Apr 23, 2021

Biden wasn't even sworn in when Republicans began plotting ways to use the border as a political attack
Democrats want Biden to speak more forcefully and clearly about the border problems that have left the party vulnerable in the midterm elections.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

White House writes off Johnson & Johnson vaccine after string of production failures
The chaos has disappointed the Biden team, which once argued that the company's one-dose vaccine would be central to turning the tide of the pandemic.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

Progressives swoon over Ellison role in Chauvin trial
The left wants to see the former congressman in higher office. But there are limited opportunities in Minnesota, where Democratic incumbents hold both Senate seats and the governorship.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

White House dances around a big contributor to climate change: agriculture
Biden wants to slash emissions by the end of the decade, but his administration is treading lightly when it comes to the farm industry.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

Biden's sweeping climate goal comes down to one thing
The president wants a sprint to slash greenhouse gas output throughout the U.S. economy. But electricity is the only sector with a running start.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

Opinion | Why Gun Control Is Now a Matter of National Security
Biden should seize on the rise of far-right militias to make an urgent new case for action.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

Trump group teams with Texas in challenge to Biden immigration policies
A new suit alleges the administration is putting Americans at greater risk of Covid by allowing some migrants who illegally cross the border to be released in the U.S.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

California public universities plan to require Covid-19 vaccines


Politico
Apr 22, 2021

HUD scraps Trump proposal on transgender access to single-sex homeless shelters
The Trump rule would have rolled back transgender protections included in HUD's 2016 Equal Access rule, which mandated access to shelter based on a person's self-expressed gender identity.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

Judge orders third Proud Boys leader detained pending trial
Charles Donohoe is the latest to be locked up in recent days while fighting charges of conspiring to stop the certification of the 2020 election.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

CDC reassigns official who drew spotlight for pandemic warning
Messonnier is being absorbed into an incident management response team headed by CDC Director Rochelle Walensky.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

Yang accused of being 'out of touch' over LGBTQ comments


Politico
Apr 22, 2021

'Outrageous': Bank regulator lobbies for Trump-era rule, angering Democrats
Consumer watchdogs have warned that it could unleash predatory loans by enabling "payday" lenders to evade state interest rate caps.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

Senate passes anti-Asian American hate crime bill
The bill soared through the chamber despite Democrats' earlier fears of a Republican filibuster.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

U.S. troops increasingly vulnerable to directed-energy attacks, Pentagon tells lawmakers
DoD briefers identified Russia as a likely culprit.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

Unions warn Senate Democrats: Pass the PRO Act, or else
Losing unions' support ahead of 2022 could be devastating to Democrats, who are looking to maintain — and, ideally, build on — their razor-thin majorities in the House and Senate in the upcoming midterm elections.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

Capitol Police denies Lofgren claim they were focused only on anti-Trump forces on 1/6
A Capitol Police statement said a top lawmaker took a radio transmission, which said to focus on anti-Trump protesters, out of context.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

Opinion | What the Irish Could Teach Navalny About Hunger Strikes
Martyrdom helped the Irish gain independence. It may not work the same way in Putin's Russia.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

Republicans roll out $568 billion infrastructure package that Dems have already rejected
It's significantly more narrow, focused primarily on transportation infrastructure, along with some other items like broadband and water projects.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

'Far too small': Democrats pile on GOP infrastructure plan
It's significantly more narrow, focused primarily on transportation infrastructure, along with some other items like broadband and water projects.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

D.C. statehood approved by House as Senate fight looms
The bill is certain to face GOP pushback, given that the proposed 51st state would be overwhelmingly Democratic.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

RNC chair McDaniel floated possible Michigan governor run
The just-reelected party chair told committee members this week she's considered challenging Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

'The Supreme Court ruled in favor of scam artists,' FTC chief says after justices gut agency's powers
In a 9-0 ruling, the justices said the Federal Trade Commission cannot force companies that engage in wrongdoing to pay restitution to consumers.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

Russian troops to pull back from Ukrainian border


Politico
Apr 22, 2021

Clyburn defends Pelosi, Waters over Chauvin trial rhetoric
The highest-ranking African American in Congress pushed back against criticism of his colleagues' comments.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

Biden's top scientist met Jeffrey Epstein twice. It's now complicating his confirmation.
Eric Lander is the last of the Cabinet nominees who hasn't been confirmed. His time at Harvard, where he met the convicted sex offender, is part of the reason why.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

Biden's top scientist met twice with Jeffrey Epstein. It's now complicating his confirmation.
Eric Lander is the last of the Cabinet nominees who hasn't been confirmed. His time at Harvard, where he met the convicted sex offender, is part of the reason why.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

Stephen Brown and the Moral Challenge of the Midcareer Journalist
The globe-trotting Brown, who died at 57 last month, was a model for the bridge generation of newsroom leaders.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

Biden unveils sweeping climate goal — and plans to meet it even if Congress won't
It's a goal the White House insists the U.S. can meet even if Congress rejects Biden's calls for trillions of dollars in green infrastructure spending.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

Biden aims for sweeping climate goal — with or without Congress
It's a goal the White House insists the U.S. can meet even if Congress rejects Biden's calls for trillions of dollars in green infrastructure spending.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

Pentagon investigated suspected Russian directed-energy attacks on U.S. troops
Defense officials have briefed congressional committees on the use of mysterious weapons against American service members.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

To repeat, or not to repeat — that's the question for next school year
Pandemic-related learning loss means some parents are weighing whether their children should repeat a grade. In 18 states, they won't have a choice.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

'Parents are powerless': Students face being held back after a year of remote learning
Pandemic-related learning loss means some parents are weighing whether their children should repeat a grade. In 18 states, they won't have a choice.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

‘Parents are powerless': Students face being held back after a year of remote learning
Pandemic-related learning loss means some parents are weighing whether their children should repeat a grade. In 18 states, they won't have a choice.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

Black Democrats urge party to shift its voting rights push
Congressional Black Caucus members are pressing a narrower strategy, focused on a bill named for the late Rep. John Lewis.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

European Union preparing legal case against AstraZeneca over vaccine shortfalls
At issue is the number of doses that the company was supposed to have provided.

Politico
Apr 22, 2021

United Kingdom coronavirus contracts raise corruption alarm
A probe of nearly 1,000 contracts in response to the crisis found a bias toward politically connected companies.

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

NATO's climate challenge
The alliance's secretary general explains why its members must work together to adapt to rising temperatures and cut emissions.

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

Bidenworld fears many vaccine skeptics may be unreachable. They're trying anyway.
A new effort to sell the jab is focusing on a few things: financial hurdles, conservative media and not speaking down to those who are hesitant.

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

Biden world fears many vaccine skeptics may be unreachable. They're trying anyway.
A new effort to sell the jab is focusing on a few things: financial hurdles, conservative media and not speaking down to those who are hesitant.

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

Opinion | Why Biden's Climate Summit Is Overhyped
And who's going to hold China accountable for its climate pledges, and how precisely?

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

House votes to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi killing
The Biden administration released an intelligence report in February concluding that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the killing of the dissident and journalist in 2018.

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

Israel says it struck targets in Syria after missile attack
Iran, which maintains troops in Syria, had vowed revenge against Israel.

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

Dems' ambitions narrow as political reality sets in
After a Trump era that emboldened its left flank, the party's legislative agenda is gliding down from loftiness to pragmatism.

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

Clyburn facing potential $5,000 metal detector fine
The House Majority Whip could be the first Democrat fined for violating the new security rules.

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

Democrats fear GOP targeting racial justice protests


Politico
Apr 21, 2021

Chauvin trial hardens political fault lines
Nearly every Democrat at every level issued statements heralding the decision. Few Republicans followed suit.

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

Chauvin trial political fallout: Groundbreaking verdict, same fault lines
Nearly every Democrat at every level issued statements heralding the decision. Few Republicans followed suit.

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

Opinion | Will a Boycott Knock Tucker Off the Air? Don't Count on It.
It turns out that advertisers aren't the only thing that floats the Fox ship.

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

Caitlyn Jenner has infrequently voted. Now she might run for office.


Politico
Apr 21, 2021

Senate GOP preserves earmark ban, adds strict debt ceiling posture
The largely symbolic decision came after a majority of House Republicans voted to back Democrats' return to earmarking.

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

Senate Republicans expected to keep earmark ban
The largely symbolic decision, would come after a majority of House Republicans voted in a secret ballot to back Democrats' return to earmarking.

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

Lofgren: Capitol Police official being investigated for directions to pursue only 'anti-Trump' protesters Jan. 6
An investigation found an official's radio transmission to "all outside units' attention" that they should not be "looking for any pro-Trump in the crowd," according to Lofgren.

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

Impeachment investigators have received over 200 tips about Cuomo


Politico
Apr 21, 2021

Raimondo bearish on GOP infrastructure alternative
The Commerce secretary said Republicans' $600 billion proposal was not enough to meet the country's needs.

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

Murkowski bucks her party to back Biden's pick for DOJ No. 3
GOP leaders had heavily signaled that their entire 50-member conference would stay unified against her.

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

Senate Democrats reject Republican infrastructure bid
Democrats are rejecting a counteroffer to President Joe Biden's $2.5 trillion infrastructure spending package before it's even introduced.

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

Biden: 200 million Americans have been vaccinated
The administration is reaching a new turning point in its vaccination campaign, as supply begins to outpace demand.

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

WATCH: The politics of Biden's climate agenda, explained
Playbook co-author Ryan Lizza breaks down the week's top news story.

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

Lawmakers reveal — and dispute - FBI conclusion about 2017 baseball field shooting
Rep. Wenstrup says the FBI privately told members the shooting was a 'suicide by cop' incident

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

Lawmakers reveal — and dispute — FBI conclusion about 2017 baseball field shooting
A GOP congressman said the FBI privately told members the shooting was a ‘suicide by cop' incident.

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

FDA inspection report casts doubt on J&J vaccine contractor's ability to restart production
The FDA said the size and design of Emergent's manufacturing facilities could prevent its bid to deliver millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines this year.

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

Justice Department opens broad probe of Minneapolis police
The "pattern or practice" probe will be separate from a federal criminal investigation into George Floyd's killing.

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

Juventus chief blames Brexit for Super League collapse


Politico
Apr 21, 2021

South Korean president: Trump 'beat around the bush' on North Korea diplomacy
Moon Jae-in helped broker two summit meetings between Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

South Korean president: Trump ‘beat around the bush' on North Korea diplomacy
Moon Jae-in helped broker two summit meetings between Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

U.S. considers more weapons shipments to Ukraine amid Russian buildup
Russia has built up roughly 120,000 troops along Ukraine's eastern border, intruded into European airspace and restricted the movement of foreign ships.

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

Biden's climate all-stars: ‘The ambition is breathtaking' - but so are the expectations
The president lured top talent into his administration, all behind one goal: "There aren't a lot of egos. Just a motivation to make things happen."

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

Biden's climate all-stars: ‘The ambition is breathtaking' — but so are the expectations
The president lured top talent into his administration, all behind one goal: "There aren't a lot of egos. Just a motivation to make things happen."

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

Biden assembled an all-star climate team. Now he has to deliver.
The president lured top talent into his administration, all behind one goal: "There aren't a lot of egos. Just a motivation to make things happen."

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

States have a new Covid problem: Too much vaccine
Millions of Americans are still getting shots each day — but, in a jarring twist after months of scarcity, too many slots remain open as skeptics hold out.

Politico
Apr 21, 2021

Why Boris Johnson is dropping everything for soccer
It took days for the prime minister to issue a tweet about violence in Northern Ireland, but the European Super League has produced a full government response.

Politico
Apr 20, 2021

Corporate America boosts Biden's inaugural committee
Companies from Amazon to Uber contributed large sums to Biden's $61 million haul.

Politico
Apr 20, 2021

Mark McCloskey, gun-toting St. Louis lawyer, considering Senate bid
"I can confirm that it's a consideration, yes," McCloskey said in a brief interview on Tuesday evening.

Politico
Apr 20, 2021

Few options seen for Chauvin appeal
The former Minneapolis officer faces an uphill battle to overturn his conviction on murder and manslaughter charges in the killing of George Floyd.

Politico
Apr 20, 2021

Chauvin is guilty. Now comes the hard road ahead.
George Floyd's murder sparked a 21st century civil rights movement. But will that movement lead to lasting change?

Politico
Apr 20, 2021

21 Experts on What the Verdict Means — and Where to Go From Here
The Chauvin verdict felt like a pivotal moment. Will it turn out that way?

Politico
Apr 20, 2021

The Chauvin Verdict: ‘The Terrain Going Forward Will Not Be the Same'
The Chauvin verdict felt like a pivotal moment. Will it turn out that way? Twenty-one experts explain what it meant — and what we can look for next.

Politico
Apr 20, 2021

Why the White House wanted to avoid the refugee issue
In trying to minimize a political backlash on refugees, the Biden administration triggered an even bigger one.

Politico
Apr 20, 2021

'Gasoline on top of that fire:' Why the White House wanted to avoid the refugee issue
In trying to minimize a political backlash on refugees, the Biden administration triggered an even bigger one.

Politico
Apr 20, 2021

Biden's first 100 days


Politico
Apr 20, 2021

Ukrainian president invites Putin for talks in conflict zone


Politico
Apr 20, 2021

Biden readies ambitious pitch to make the U.S. the global climate leader
A pledge to cut U.S. carbon pollution by roughly half of its 2005 levels would be hard to meet — but falling short would bring "consequences."

Politico
Apr 20, 2021

George Floyd's family: ‘Today, we are able to breathe again'
His family expressed gratitude that Derek Chauvin was convicted on all charges.

Politico
Apr 20, 2021

Biden's open to doing immigration through reconciliation, Hispanic lawmakers say
The president spoke to members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Tuesday and pledged to lean in to immigration reform.

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