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Kenneth Brody, investment banker who led Export-Import Bank, dies at 79

A prominent figure in Washington as well as on Wall Street, he rallied donors in the financial industry behind Bill Clintons first presidential campaign.

30 Mar 2023 9:34 am
Ariz. governors press secretary resigns amid backlash over gun-toting post

Gov. Katie Hobbs's press secretary has resigned after posting a controversial tweet that appeared to reference the Nashville shooting.

30 Mar 2023 6:20 am
Senate passes resolution to end covid emergency in a largely symbolic vote

The vote comes after President Biden announced the national emergency would end in May.

30 Mar 2023 5:10 am
House Republicans lining up to defend Trump, helping in GOP primary

Recent moves created the appearance that House Republicans were running political interference for Donald Trump's presidential campaign, an unusual move in an open primary.

30 Mar 2023 4:00 am
Fetterman expected to return to Senate next month after depression treatment

Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) checked himself into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in February after he was evaluated by the attending physician of Congress.

30 Mar 2023 2:45 am
The polarization of Trump, in one simple poll result

Quinnipiac University polling shows how Trump divides in a way Speaker McCarthy doesn't.

30 Mar 2023 2:40 am
Fentanyl is single greatest challenge U.S. faces, DHS secretary says

Alejandro Mayorkas told a Senate panel that the Biden administration was working with Mexico to bring the fight to the cartels.

30 Mar 2023 1:58 am
A new lens into Maria Bartiromos embrace of 2020 conspiracy theories

An email obtained by Dominion Voting Systems shows how fully Bartiromo seized on nonsensical fraud claims.

30 Mar 2023 1:29 am
How each senator voted on the repeal of the Iraq War authorization

The Senate voted 66-30 with bipartisan support to repeal a decades-old military force authorization to go to war in Iraq.

30 Mar 2023 1:15 am
N.Y. grand jury likely on hiatus in Trump hush money case until late April

The grand jury pause comes days after former president Donald Trump publicly predicted he would soon be arrested, stoking widespread public interest.

30 Mar 2023 12:39 am
New poll shows skepticism of Manhattan DAs case against Trump

By a nearly 2-to-1 margin, Americans view the case as being more about politics than the law. And when it comes to Trump, thats unusual.

30 Mar 2023 12:38 am
Senate votes to repeal decades-old authorizations for Iraq, Gulf wars

If passed by the House and signed into law, the bill would repeal the 1991 Gulf War authorization and 2002 authorization for the Iraq War.

30 Mar 2023 12:25 am
The unrelenting pace of mass shootings in 2023

Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) thinks it's premature to discuss new laws almost 29 hours after a mass shooting. The average gap between mass shootings this year is under 17 hours.

29 Mar 2023 11:26 pm
Americans want spending cuts. Just not those ones. Or those ones.

As Republicans push for spending cuts in the debt-ceiling debate, a poll shows 60 percent say the government spends too much. But people also don't want cuts in virtually any major, specific area.

29 Mar 2023 8:53 pm
Idaho bill would ban abortion trafficking for minors traveling for procedure

A Republican-led Idaho House bill would limit minors ability to travel for an abortion without parental consent, even in states where the procedure is legal.

29 Mar 2023 8:09 pm
Donald Trump does not understand democracy

The former president views leadership like a private business, not as a function of public trust.

29 Mar 2023 7:58 pm
Post Politics Now: Biden to press for democratic renewal in speech to global summit

The president is expected to call for up to $690 million in new funding for his initiative to support democracy and fight corruption worldwide.

29 Mar 2023 5:53 pm
In Congress, little urgency to address gun violence with legislation

I would say weve gone about as far as we can go, said Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.), a key negotiator of a bipartisan gun control package that passed last year.

29 Mar 2023 2:33 pm
GOP donors open to other Trump challengers as DeSantis tries to find footing

Interviews show the desire for a backup option in 2024 has intensified amid questions about the Florida governor.

29 Mar 2023 2:30 pm
Biden says he has exhausted executive action on guns, Congress must act

The president renewed his call for Congress to pass an assault weapons ban and said theres a moral price to pay for inaction.

29 Mar 2023 6:49 am
Congress authorized war in Iraq. Its repeal debate focuses on Iran.

A spotlight on mission creep as lawmakers get ready to sunset AUMF, which has authorized the use of force for 20 years.

29 Mar 2023 4:38 am
Harris touches on Africas painful past and youthful future

Vice President Harris visits Ghanas Cape Coast Castle, a former clearinghouse for enslaved people, and addresses young people at Black Star Gate.

29 Mar 2023 3:37 am
Why Donald Trump is talking about parents not loving their kids

It's partly a joke. It's partly tapping into something deeper.

29 Mar 2023 1:59 am
U.S. judge says Pence must give some testimony in Trump Jan. 6 probe

Former vice president Mike Pence can remain silent on topics that deal specifically with his role in Congress on Jan. 6, 2021, people familiar with the matter said.

29 Mar 2023 1:22 am
Tracking Biden administration political appointees to fill top roles

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.

29 Mar 2023 1:11 am
Senate chaplain says lawmakers must move beyond thoughts and prayers after Nashville shooting

Lord, deliver our senators from the paralysis of analysis that waits for the miraculous, Senate chaplain Barry C. Black said Tuesday in an unusually pointed call for action.

29 Mar 2023 1:07 am
McCarthy demands meeting with Biden. White House: Show us your budget.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Tuesday demanded a meeting with President Biden to discuss the nations debt limit a move that the White House and Democrats suggested was premature.

29 Mar 2023 12:51 am
The irreducible problem for gun-control activists: The number of guns

There are a literally uncountable number of guns in the U.S., the fundamental, unaddressable problem with gun violence.

28 Mar 2023 11:49 pm
How Fox News is trying to guide its viewers away from Trump

The channel played host to the former president on Monday and then went into clean-up mode.

28 Mar 2023 8:53 pm
Sean Hannitys attempt to coach Trump backfires again

Despite the Fox hosts prompts, Trump declined to give him the answers he sought. And they pertain to some central questions in a key legal fight.

28 Mar 2023 8:40 pm
Post Politics Now: Biden to rebuke Republicans during North Carolina visit

The president is kicking off a three-week Investing in America tour with a visit to a semiconductor manufacturer in Durham, N.C.

28 Mar 2023 6:12 pm
In Photos: Vice President Harris visits Ghana

Vice President Harris began a week-long tour of Africa on Monday by announcing the United States plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in the continent.

28 Mar 2023 5:27 pm
Congress had a lot to say about TikTok. Much of it was wrong.

Nyquil chicken and the blackout challenge were phenomena before TikTok existed.

28 Mar 2023 3:30 pm
Pro-DeSantis PAC hires senior team from Cruz, Trump, Youngkin campaigns

Never Back Down has set itself up to receive donations of unlimited value to support the Florida governors presidential ambitions.

28 Mar 2023 3:30 pm
A Gen Z party chair hopes to change Democrats fortunes in N.C.

Clayton Anderson, 25, is looking to use her position to highlight the partys need to appeal to voters like her young and from rural parts of North Carolina.

28 Mar 2023 3:30 pm
Christie repeatedly berates Trump in N.H., signals 2024 decision by June

The former New Jersey governor also portrayed himself as uniquely well-positioned to take on the 45th president.

28 Mar 2023 9:07 am
As Israel erupts, Biden faces politically volatile pressures

Biden has long been a big backer of the Jewish state, but Israel and American politics are shifting sharply.

28 Mar 2023 5:06 am
Supreme Court hears free-speech challenge to portion of immigration law

A lower court said the law barring anyone from encouraging undocumented residents to stay was overly broad and could keep families, charities from helping.

28 Mar 2023 4:40 am
Harris, in Ghana, promises support for Africa but faces skepticism

Vice President Harris announced nearly $139 million in funding to Ghana, her first stop on a weeklong tour of Africa.

28 Mar 2023 4:40 am
Trump extends election-rigging myth to his potential criminal charges

Trump repeatedly emphasized his false insistence that the 2020 election was stolen from him and suggested his political opponents were now bent on rigging the next election against him through the prospect of criminal charges.

28 Mar 2023 4:19 am
That jarring new poll on patriotism

A new poll shows a new low in Americans' patriotic feelings. Here's what's behind it.

28 Mar 2023 2:33 am
DeSantiss policies get some mixed reviews from DeSantis supporters

Polling on a spate of policies the Florida governor has enacted shows a limited appeal and potential damage in support.

28 Mar 2023 2:20 am
GOP congressman from Nashville district heartbroken by shooting

Rep. Andy Ogles (R-Tenn.), who represents the Nashville district where the Covenant School is located, said Monday that he was utterly heartbroken by the mass shooting that left six dead, including three children. A 2021 Christmas photo of Ogles and his family drew attention from Democrats and gun control advocates.

28 Mar 2023 1:45 am
Why guns are Americas number one killer of children

In part, we're better at preventing car-crash deaths. In part, our gun culture is exceptional.

28 Mar 2023 1:20 am
How big is Trumps true-believer base?

It's substantial, but it's clearly not as big as it once was. And in fact, it's not a majority of Republicans.

27 Mar 2023 10:27 pm
As always, Republicans are ready to give Trump a pass

New polls show that Trump's party objects to criminal charges, both specifically and in general.

27 Mar 2023 10:26 pm
Abortion is now banned or under threat in these states

More than a dozen states have laws that criminalize abortion when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Heres a look at abortion laws by state.

27 Mar 2023 9:29 pm
In Waco, Trump stokes anger and valorizes violent actors

At his dubiously timed rally in Waco, Tex., Trump paired calls for resistance with tacit assurances that those who did would be valorized.

27 Mar 2023 8:52 pm
Post Politics Now: Grand jury probing Trumps alleged hush-money payments could reconvene

In Washington, President Biden is hosting a summit on women-owned businesses. Vice President Harris is on a three-nation tour of Africa.

27 Mar 2023 6:11 pm
Rep. Ro Khanna endorses Rep. Barbara Lee in Senate race in California

Khanna, a leading progressive Democrat, said he will co-chair Lees campaign seeking the seat held by retiring Sen. Dianne Feinstein, rather than run himself.

26 Mar 2023 11:55 pm