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Trumps dominance in GOP comes into focus, worrying some in the party

Rep. Liz Cheneys defeat by a wide margin marked the fourth loss by a House Republican who voted to impeach Trump last year on charges that he incited a riot

The Washington Post 18 Aug 2022 5:32 am

Trumps defense against federal investigation: The Russia hoax hoax

The investigation into Russian interference and Trump's campaign was well-predicated and has not been shown to have been either partisan or debunked.

The Washington Post 18 Aug 2022 3:32 am

Liz Cheneys fall and future

Congresswoman Liz Cheneys crushing defeat in Wyomings Republican primary on Tuesday. Plus, Alaska experiments with a new way to vote.

The Washington Post 18 Aug 2022 3:17 am

Trump rakes in millions off FBI search at Mar-a-Lago

The former presidents political fundraising surged to over $1 million a day last week after sagging earlier this year.

The Washington Post 18 Aug 2022 2:45 am

Liz Cheneys historic margin of defeat

Depending upon how you slice it, it might be the biggest of the 21st century. And its nearest competitors have something in common.

The Washington Post 18 Aug 2022 12:51 am

No, half the country doesnt oppose charging Trump with a crime

But that doesn't mean that more than half the country does.

The Washington Post 18 Aug 2022 12:17 am

Pence pushes back against GOP calls to defund the FBI

The former vice president disagreed Wednesday with those in his party who have called to defund the FBI after the bureaus search of former president Donald Trumps residence in Florida last week.

The Washington Post 17 Aug 2022 11:16 pm

CDC, under fire, lays out plan to become more nimble and accountable

In our big moment, our performance did not reliably meet expectations, Walensky acknowledges.

The Washington Post 17 Aug 2022 10:44 pm

After the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago, views of Trump ... didnt change

YouGov polling released on Wednesday shows no significant shift in how Republicans view the former president. Caveats, as always, apply.

The Washington Post 17 Aug 2022 9:01 pm

Liz Cheney for president? Why it could actually matter.

A look at her dim prospects and why she could run, and have it matter, regardless.

The Washington Post 17 Aug 2022 8:21 pm

Post Politics Now: After losing in Wyoming, Cheney says shes considering a run for president

The Wyoming congresswoman established a new leadership PAC early Wednesday and is vowing to do everything she can to keep former president Donald Trump from returning to the White House.

The Washington Post 17 Aug 2022 6:01 pm

What happened to the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump?

Of those who are running again, all have challengers backed by Trump.

The Washington Post 17 Aug 2022 5:45 pm

Democrats face first test in bid to defeat DeSantis

The Florida primary vote offers a lens into Democrats strategy against a rising star of the Republican Party.

The Washington Post 17 Aug 2022 5:30 pm

Three early takeaways from the Alaska and Wyoming elections

Three high-profile GOP women saw their political careers hang in the balance. Here's where things stand.

The Washington Post 17 Aug 2022 5:16 pm

Rudy Giuliani expected to testify before Georgia grand jury

The former New York City mayor has been told he is a target of a criminal probe into efforts to overturn the 2020 election

The Washington Post 17 Aug 2022 3:30 pm

Cortez Mastos misfired attack on Laxalts opioid record

In a hard-fought Senate race, Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto has ginned up misleading claims about opioid lawsuits in her attack ads.

The Washington Post 17 Aug 2022 12:30 pm

Liz Cheney went against the clear path. Now she leads an anti-Trump movement.

Cheney used her concession speech, after losing a GOP primary to Donald Trumps handpicked candidate, to promise a sustained campaign against him and his allies.

The Washington Post 17 Aug 2022 11:14 am

Liz Cheney loses primary while vowing effort to keep Trump from White House

Cheney is the fourth House Republican to lose a primary after voting to impeach Trump last year

The Washington Post 17 Aug 2022 9:47 am

Trump is rushing to hire seasoned lawyers but he keeps hearing No

The former presidents current legal team includes a Florida insurance lawyer whos never had a federal case, a past general counsel for a parking garage company and a former host at far-right One America News.

The Washington Post 17 Aug 2022 8:27 am

Liz Cheneys loss is suddenly an afterthought in the GOP embrace of Trump

Being on the ballot a week after the Mar-a-Lago search meant that Cheney's loss simply reinforced the scale of the opposition she was facing.

The Washington Post 17 Aug 2022 8:10 am

FBI arrests ex-congressman on charges of fraud and money laundering

The 28-count indictment of former congressman TJ Cox (D-Calif.) includes 15 counts of wire fraud and one count of campaign contribution fraud.

The Washington Post 17 Aug 2022 5:19 am

The Trailer: In New York, a top House Democrat relishes a chance to beat his partys left wing

How Biden's wins are impacting Democratic primaries, what you should watch in tonight's elections, and how to interpret the special election results in Minnesota.

The Washington Post 17 Aug 2022 4:38 am

Biden signs sweeping bill to tackle climate change, lower health-care costs

The ambitious law aims to tamp down on inflation, lower prescription drug prices, address climate change, reduce the deficit and impose a minimum tax on the largest corporations.

The Washington Post 17 Aug 2022 2:09 am

The universe of alleged Trumpworld criminality continues to expand

A Trump Organization official will plead guilty. A Trump attorney may face state charges.

The Washington Post 17 Aug 2022 1:20 am

First lady Jill Biden tests positive for coronavirus

The first lady will begin a course of Paxlovid antiviral therapy and isolate for at least five days, the White House said.

The Washington Post 17 Aug 2022 12:11 am

Meet Becca Balint, the first woman Vermont could send to Congress ever

If elected, Becca Balint will be the first woman to represent the state in Congress, as well as the first out queer person to do so.

The Washington Post 16 Aug 2022 11:32 pm

Abortion is now banned in these states. See where laws have changed.

Thirteen states had rigger bans to criminalize abortion when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Several other states are working to enact other laws.

The Washington Post 16 Aug 2022 11:15 pm

A less deadly virus now doesnt validate skepticism from 2020

Yes, omicron is leading to fewer covid deaths. Yes, it renders cloth masks less effective. No, this doesn't mean you were right two years ago.

The Washington Post 16 Aug 2022 10:45 pm

Trumps ploy about lowering the temperature

The conspiratorial, wartime rhetoric has not stopped, and Trump seems to have blessed its continuation.

The Washington Post 16 Aug 2022 10:25 pm

Trumps career-defining sales pitch: Theyre targeting you, not me

That idea, though, is quickly being coopted by people like Tucker Carlson.

The Washington Post 16 Aug 2022 8:31 pm

Six drastic plans Trump is already promising for a second term

The former presidents recent speeches have begun specifying new policies hed pursue if he returns to the White House, with an emphasis on crime, voting and shrinking the government.

The Washington Post 16 Aug 2022 3:30 pm

A Capitol rioter tried to bond with a Reagan judge, then got a lecture

Judge Thomas F. Hogan said he was increasingly irritated by Jan. 6 defendants who expressed no responsibility or remorse for their actions.

The Washington Post 16 Aug 2022 3:30 pm

Liz Cheneys future and what else to watch in Wyoming and Alaska primaries

On Tuesday, some of the biggest anti-Donald Trump names in Republican politics will be on the ballot. Heres what were watching in primaries in Alaska and Wyoming.

The Washington Post 16 Aug 2022 3:30 pm

After Mar-a-Lago search, can Dems run against Trumpism but not Trump?

Democrats wonder if they can talk about Donald Trump on the trail or simply ignore him.

The Washington Post 16 Aug 2022 4:30 am

Giulianis legal jeopardy in Georgia

Donald Trump's lawyer has been informed he's a arget of the Fulton County, Ga., district attorney's probe. Here's what we know about his actions in the state.

The Washington Post 16 Aug 2022 3:59 am

Good news for crudit lovers in Pennsylvania: Salsa prices have dropped

An April video of Pennsylvania Senate candidate Mehmet Oz shopping went viral again Monday, prompting us to wonder: How were prices holding up.

The Washington Post 16 Aug 2022 2:41 am

The curious timing of Trump naming two allies to access his records

In late June, as tensions with the Justice Department were roiling, Trump named two allies as representatives able to access his records.

The Washington Post 16 Aug 2022 1:47 am

The precedented investigation of an ex-presidents actions

The search of Trump's residence is unprecedented. A federal investigation of a former president's actions, in the final days of his tenure? Not so much.

The Washington Post 16 Aug 2022 12:06 am

Another year, another high-profile voter-fraud summit goes bust

This time, it was True the Vote that promised to reveal the evidence behind its claims ... but then didn't.

The Washington Post 15 Aug 2022 11:07 pm

Alaska vote tests Trumps influence, Palins bid and a new election system

Two simultaneous elections will be held Tuesday with voters casting ballots under unusual new conditions.

The Washington Post 15 Aug 2022 10:54 pm

Tracking Bidens nominees 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.

The Washington Post 15 Aug 2022 9:53 pm

How ranked-choice voting could change the way democracy works

More places are adopting ranked-choice voting. Why?

The Washington Post 15 Aug 2022 9:37 pm

President Biden to rally Democrats in Maryland next week

Biden is set to headline a Democratic National Committee event in the Maryland suburbs of Washington.

The Washington Post 15 Aug 2022 8:49 pm

Trumps new argument on the Mar-a-Lago files is weak and insufficient

Trump can't get his story straight, not that he needs to.

The Washington Post 15 Aug 2022 7:40 pm

Post Politics Now: Biden, Democrats plan grand celebration next month of Inflation Reduction Act

Biden plans to sign the sprawling economic package into law this week, but a bigger event is being planned for after Labor Day, when voters are expected to pay more attention.

The Washington Post 15 Aug 2022 6:15 pm

Election deniers march toward power in key 2024 battlegrounds

GOP nominees who dispute the 2020 results could be positioned to play a critical role in the next presidential election

The Washington Post 15 Aug 2022 3:30 pm

Condemnations of FBI in wake of Trump seizure worry lawmakers

Many in the GOP have launched broadsides against law enforcement, prompting even some of their colleagues to urge them to tone down the rhetoric.

The Washington Post 15 Aug 2022 1:26 am

U.S. lawmakers visit Taiwan after Pelosi trip angers China

Five members of Congress, led by Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), will discuss U.S.-Taiwan relations as well as investments such as semiconductors.

The Washington Post 15 Aug 2022 12:17 am

Michigan plot to breach voting machines points to a national trend

A state police inquiry in Michigan found evidence of a conspiracy that has echoes elsewhere in the country as election deniers seek proof of 2020 fraud.

The Washington Post 14 Aug 2022 4:30 pm

Most abortions are done at home. Antiabortion groups are taking aim.

Two top anti-abortion groups have crafted and successfully lobbied for state legislation to ban or further restrict drugs used to terminate pregnancies.

The Washington Post 14 Aug 2022 3:30 pm

Trumps secrets: How a records dispute led the FBI to search Mar-a-Lago

The court-authorized search was a remarkable moment for Donald Trump, and a turning point in his relationship with the Justice Department.

The Washington Post 14 Aug 2022 3:30 am

Top lawmakers seek intelligence assessment of documents from Mar-a-Lago

Top House investigators want the director of National Intelligence to conduct a damage assessment of the boxes of highly classified information seized by the FBI.

The Washington Post 14 Aug 2022 1:15 am

Biden gets a big victory and Democrats get some November talking points

President Bidens party remains on the defensive in the coming elections, but a flurry of events has given Democrats hope of holding off the worst this fall.

The Washington Post 13 Aug 2022 11:03 pm

The Trump search warrant focuses on classified information. What you need to know.

Answers to questions about classified information to help decode some of the items included in the Mar-a-Lago warrant inventory list.

The Washington Post 13 Aug 2022 10:00 pm

Whats going on with all the missing Jan. 6 texts

Though there are still questions about how the day unfolded, evidence is missing: texts from the Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and Defense Department.

The Washington Post 13 Aug 2022 3:30 pm

Idahos top court lets near-total abortion ban kick in

An abortion ban with few exceptions will take effect on Aug. 25. The court is separately reviewing the merits of the law.

The Washington Post 13 Aug 2022 8:17 am

Fetterman returns to the campaign trail three months after stroke

Hanging over his first public in-person campaign event was a single question: How would the lingering effects of the stroke hinder his ability to wage a winning campaign?

The Washington Post 13 Aug 2022 7:32 am

What if Trump hadnt spent the week directing fury at the FBI?

Trump has known the details of the FBI search all week but exaggerated and misrepresented it because it was useful. No matter what damage it did to others.

The Washington Post 13 Aug 2022 3:57 am

Why tackling drought is a significant part of Democrats economic package

The Inflation Reduction Act includes $4 billion meant to address drought a central concern as the planet warms.

The Washington Post 13 Aug 2022 1:59 am

Wisconsin GOP fires election investigator who pushed false fraud claims

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R) dismissed attorney Michael Gableman a week after Gableman joined Donald Trump in endorsing the speakers primary opponent.

The Washington Post 13 Aug 2022 1:53 am

House GOP stands by Trump despite revelation FBI searched for nuclear documents

Since the search at the former president's property, Republicans have directed their vitriol at the FBI and Attorney General Merrick Garland.

The Washington Post 13 Aug 2022 1:43 am

Agents at Trumps Mar-a-Lago seized 11 sets of classified documents, unsealed filing shows

The newly-unsealed search warrant for Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club lists potential crimes including mishandling defense information and destruction of records.

The Washington Post 13 Aug 2022 1:25 am

Federal law enforcement leaders warn about danger as GOP assails FBI

Law enforcement leaders are raising alarms about threats to federal agents as prominent Republicans attack the FBI for its search of Donald Trumps residence and as authorities investigate an attempted breach at a field office in Ohio.

The Washington Post 12 Aug 2022 10:17 pm

FBI attacker was prolific contributor to Trumps Truth Social website

An account with the gunmans name was one of the pro-Trump social networks most prolific users, writing hundreds of posts calling to kill [the FBI] on sight.

The Washington Post 12 Aug 2022 9:54 pm

Investigate Hunter Biden? Most Democrats say yes. Investigate Trump? Most Republicans say no.

A majority of Democrats say it's at least somewhat important to probe the president's son's business activity. Republicans are less enthusiastic about looking into Trump.

The Washington Post 12 Aug 2022 8:57 pm

Event venues (like Trumps Mar-a-Lago) are not good places to store nuclear secrets

New details of the search of Mar-a-Lago reinforce the unique risk posed by Trump's apparent retention of classified material.

The Washington Post 12 Aug 2022 7:57 pm

Post Politics Now: House poised to send Inflation Reduction Act to Biden for his signature

The House is taking up a sweeping Senate-passed package that aims to lower health-care costs, combat climate change, raise taxes on some large companies and reduce the deficit.

The Washington Post 12 Aug 2022 6:06 pm

Under fire, Homeland Security watchdog delays probe with GOP help

Joseph V. Cuffari and his staff have refused to release documents and hindered interviews in an effort to block and delay a probe into his actions, sources say.

The Washington Post 12 Aug 2022 3:30 pm

Merrick Garland seeks to call Trumps bluff

In filing to unseal the search warrant used at Mar-a-Lago and emphasizing that former president Donald Trump could object the Justice Department put the ball in his court.

The Washington Post 12 Aug 2022 2:34 am