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The Trump Trials: All rise

The first week of Donald Trumps New York hush money trial, news in his other criminal cases, and what to watch for this week.

The Washington Post 22 Apr 2024 2:00 am

The evolution of Mike Johnson on Ukraine

From backbencher to House speaker, Mike Johnson has done a dramatic turnabout on aid to Ukraine. He may lose his job as speaker because of it.

The Washington Post 21 Apr 2024 10:37 pm

Zelensky urges U.S. to send weapons quickly ahead of Russian offensive

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky indicated that while U.S. lawmakers debated the aid package, Ukraine lost time and momentum in the war against Russia.

The Washington Post 21 Apr 2024 10:31 pm

Group backing RFK Jr. spent more than $2 million on abandoned ballot effort

American Values 2024 is the latest group to struggle while using unlimited donations from the very wealthy to subsidize traditional presidential campaign expenses.

The Washington Post 21 Apr 2024 5:30 pm

Kennedy family members embrace carries deeper meaning for Biden

Biden has longstanding ties to the family of the only other Catholic president, sharing politics and tragedy.

The Washington Post 21 Apr 2024 3:30 pm

At Trumps N.Y. trial, the jury pool spoke, and he had to listen

The jury selection process for Trumps hush money trial gave ordinary Americans a chance to offer their opinions on the former presidents nearly five decades in the public spotlight.

The Washington Post 21 Apr 2024 3:30 pm

Proud Boys appear at Trump rally, drawing condemnation from Biden

Members of the violent extremist group were calling for the release of everyone charged in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack. Trump has pledged to pardon rioters.

The Washington Post 21 Apr 2024 6:11 am

House passes foreign aid bill, sending help to Ukraine and Israel

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) did not immediately act on a measure to topple the speaker as she had promised in the wake of of a Ukraine aid package.

The Washington Post 21 Apr 2024 2:35 am

How every House member voted on aid to Ukraine, Israel and more

The House is voting on funding for Ukraine, Israel, Gaza, the Pacific and a TikTok ban. Speaker Mike Johnson teed up votes over objections from far-right Republicans.

The Washington Post 21 Apr 2024 1:14 am

As Supreme Court takes up homeless ban, a citys unhoused feel abandoned

A consequential Oregon case, opening Monday, will decide whether governments can enforce laws against people sleeping outside when they have nowhere else to go.

The Washington Post 21 Apr 2024 1:05 am

David Pryor, popular Arkansas governor and U.S. senator, dies at 89

He received national attention for his Senate work on senior citizens and taxpayers rights.

The Washington Post 20 Apr 2024 10:30 pm

Live updates: House to vote on Ukraine, Israel aid bills

The House is expected to vote Saturday on legislation to fund Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, among other priorities.

The Washington Post 20 Apr 2024 6:07 pm

In Pa., Bidens challenge is highlighted by protests from both sides

Democrats are hopeful in the state, given recent Democratic wins. But on Bidens recent Pennsylvania trip, he faced chants of Genocide Joe and Youre fired.

The Washington Post 20 Apr 2024 5:30 pm

Voices from the first week of Trumps hush money trial in N.Y.

How attorneys, potential jurors, the judge and the defendant spoke about the Trump trial in New York during its first week.

The Washington Post 20 Apr 2024 3:30 pm

U.S. agrees to withdraw American troops from Niger

A top State Department official accepted Nigers demand that U.S. forces leave the West African country, a move the Biden administration has long resisted.

The Washington Post 20 Apr 2024 6:27 am

Opening statements set for Monday in Trumps New York hush money trial

Some prospective jurors grew emotional during questioning Friday; the 12 jurors and six alternates picked said they can be impartial in judging Donald Trump.

The Washington Post 20 Apr 2024 3:53 am

You asked: Does a vote for RFK Jr. hurt Trump?

This is an open question. It remains to be seen how both the polls and the Kennedy campaign play out.

The Washington Post 20 Apr 2024 2:26 am

A race that could flip the Senate, and Biden on Israel

Elahe Izadi talks with Aaron Blake and Liz Goodwin about Week 1 of Trumps first criminal trial, how Israel is dividing Democrats in Congress, and whether GOP House Speaker Mike Johnsons strategy to approve aid to Ukraine could cost him his job.

The Washington Post 20 Apr 2024 1:35 am

The Campaign Moment: Trump jurors and Biden on Israel

Elahe Izadi talks with Aaron Blake and Liz Goodwin about Week 1 of Trumps first criminal trial, how Israel is dividing Democrats in Congress, and whether GOP House Speaker Mike Johnsons strategy to approve aid to Ukraine could cost him his job.

The Washington Post 20 Apr 2024 1:24 am

Trumps court conduct gives Democrats a Sleepy Joe retort

Democrats, including President Bidens campaign, have been eager to promote reports that former president Donald Trump has apparently fallen asleep during his hush-money trial in New York.

The Washington Post 20 Apr 2024 1:18 am

What to remember as we march to November

Polls show and will continue to show an even race, and past is not precedent.

The Washington Post 20 Apr 2024 1:16 am

Ukraine weapons package ready to go once aid bill clears Congress

It will take less than a week, U.S. officials say, for a resupply of some weapons to reach Ukraine once a $95 billion foreign bill clears Congress.

The Washington Post 20 Apr 2024 12:46 am

Will Kennedy play spoiler at the state level? New polling says maybe.

Close races in swing states remain close even with independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in the mix.

The Washington Post 19 Apr 2024 10:09 pm

How Americans view the conflict in Gaza

Most Americans oppose the military action but are more likely to sympathize with the Israeli people.

The Washington Post 19 Apr 2024 9:01 pm

Who is Alvin Bragg, the DA prosecuting Trumps N.Y. hush money trial?

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg charged Donald Trump with falsifying business records in connection with a hush-money payment to Stormy Daniels.

The Washington Post 19 Apr 2024 7:26 pm

Live updates: Trump hush money trial jury selection resumes to pick alternates

Jury selection is scheduled to continue Friday in Donald Trumps hush money trial in New York. Twelve jurors have been seated and six alternates need to be chosen.

The Washington Post 19 Apr 2024 6:16 pm

Election 2024 latest news: Biden seeks to bolster labor support with speech at union conference

Live updates from the 2024 campaign trail with the latest news on presidential candidates, polls, primaries and more.

The Washington Post 19 Apr 2024 6:06 pm

Trumps the likely GOP nominee. He can serve even if convicted of a crime.

In drafting the Constitution, the framers did not seriously consider that someone convicted of a felony would be a viable White House candidate, one expert said.

The Washington Post 19 Apr 2024 5:50 pm

House bill would shine a light on federal prisons dark problems

A House committee voted nearly unanimously for a bill that would provide more accountability and oversight on federal prisons with a long list of problems.

The Washington Post 19 Apr 2024 3:30 pm

Tumultuous Trump trial day ends with 12 jurors, 1 alternate selected

Two jurors selected earlier for the New York trial were dismissed, and Donald Trumps lawyers could not convince the judge that they can keep the former president quiet.

The Washington Post 19 Apr 2024 5:30 am

The Trump Trials: Trumps jury seems nearly set. How we got here

Key takeaways from the third day of jury selection in Donald Trumps New York hush money trial.

The Washington Post 19 Apr 2024 3:33 am

Turning Point Action official resigns after accusation of election-related fraud

Arizona Rep. Austin Smith (R) who was senior director at the campaign arm of Charlie Kirks Turning Point USA was accused of submitting fake signatures.

The Washington Post 19 Apr 2024 3:00 am

Do the Kennedy endorsements of Biden mean much even against another Kennedy?

The non-Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Kennedys collectively backed President Biden on Thursday. Does it matter?

The Washington Post 19 Apr 2024 2:08 am

Trumps increasingly charged criminal trial

This case was always bound to have major political implications. Heres what we can say so far.

The Washington Post 19 Apr 2024 1:49 am

Johnsons plan to send aid to Ukraine moves closer to reality

Hard-line Republicans, who oppose Ukraine aid, have continued to threaten to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) from his leadership position over his foreign aid plan.

The Washington Post 19 Apr 2024 1:41 am

Being a juror on a high-profile case: Life inside a bubble

While serving on a jury, you cant talk about what you do for hours each day, even with your co-workers. And you cant learn anything about it, either.

The Washington Post 19 Apr 2024 12:46 am

The politics of younger voters are less exceptional than they used to be

Polls continue to show that President Biden retains an advantage with voters under 30, but its not clear where he can gain more ground.

The Washington Post 18 Apr 2024 10:49 pm

Marjorie Taylor Greene would like to remind us that she is not serious

Making a joke about something wonky you did lands a lot better when youre not incessantly doing similar things.

The Washington Post 18 Apr 2024 8:13 pm

Election 2024 latest news: Biden to campaign in Philadelphia with members of Kennedy family

Live updates from the 2024 campaign trail with the latest news on presidential candidates, polls, primaries and more.

The Washington Post 18 Apr 2024 6:06 pm

Trump deploys favorite political tool, social media, as legal cudgel

Behind the scenes, researchers working for Trumps legal defense are scouring prospective jurors online lives, hunting for bias.

The Washington Post 18 Apr 2024 3:30 pm

Kennedy family members will endorse Biden at Philadelphia event

The move by several Kennedys to endorse President Biden is a rebuke of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who is pursing the White House as an independent.

The Washington Post 18 Apr 2024 2:30 pm

Defying Niger exit order leaves U.S. troops vulnerable, whistleblower says

A U.S. Air Force leader in Niger made a whistleblower complaint to Congress raising alarm over the Biden administrations reluctance to heed an eviction notice.

The Washington Post 18 Apr 2024 4:22 am

The politics of the swiftly dismissed Mayorkas impeachment trial

Republicans will argue that Democratic senators dispensing with the trial of the homeland security secretary shows they arent serious about the border. But they were again undercut by their own.

The Washington Post 18 Apr 2024 3:48 am

Trump is overstating the problem of having to be in court

His campaign style is uniquely well-suited to having his weekdays occupied.

The Washington Post 18 Apr 2024 3:01 am

NRA averts another trial by settling lawsuit by D.C. attorney general

The NRA avoided another potentially expensive trial by settling with the D.C. attorney general on allegations that its charity arm misused funds.

The Washington Post 18 Apr 2024 2:01 am

In a swing through Pennsylvania, Biden pivots to populism

Addressing steelworkers Wednesday, President Biden identified with families of modest means and sought to create a contrast with former president Donald Trump.

The Washington Post 18 Apr 2024 1:54 am

How senators are voting to end the Mayorkas impeachment trial

See how senators are voting on dismissing the impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

The Washington Post 18 Apr 2024 1:20 am

Trump takes aim at a remaining House Republican who voted to impeach him

Of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump after the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, just Rep. Dan Newhouse and one other remain in the chamber.

The Washington Post 18 Apr 2024 12:55 am

How Bidens abortion stance has shifted over the years

Watch how Biden has shifted his views on abortion over the years.

The Washington Post 18 Apr 2024 12:46 am

James Comer refuses to learn anything from his investigation into Biden

In a heated exchange with Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), the House Oversight Committee chairman reiterated repeatedly debunked claims.

The Washington Post 18 Apr 2024 12:45 am

Barr, a vocal Trump critic, says he will support the Republican ticket in November

Barr, who served as attorney general under Donald Trump, had a falling out with the former president over his claims of 2020 election fraud but nevertheless says he will support the Republican ticket in November.

The Washington Post 17 Apr 2024 11:28 pm

Supreme Court makes it easier to file workplace discrimination claims

The justices unanimously ruled that employees do not need to prove harm to career prospects or a change in salary or rank to win a discrimination claim.

The Washington Post 17 Apr 2024 11:27 pm

Speaker Johnson moves on foreign aid, possibly triggering vote to oust him

The speaker has introduced a complex five-part plan requiring separate floor votes on Israel and Ukraine, as well as a stand-alone proposal to assuage far-right members who want to strengthen the U.S. southern border. Success is far from guaranteed.

The Washington Post 17 Apr 2024 10:50 pm

Partisans more likely to see O.J. Simpson favorably than the other candidate

Meanwhile, about 1 in 10 supporters of both President Biden and Donald Trump views their own candidate unfavorably.

The Washington Post 17 Apr 2024 10:31 pm

Bidens handling of Gaza shakes his support in the Black community

Some Black activists want voters to reject Biden over his Gaza policy. Others see Trump as a far bigger threat.

The Washington Post 17 Apr 2024 9:21 pm

The Trump GOPs inverted perception of crime in America

Fear-driven rhetoric about immigrants is belied by data, while assertions of Donald Trumps innocence conflict with the evidence.

The Washington Post 17 Apr 2024 8:54 pm

The biggest 2024 Supreme Court rulings so far, and whats still to come

Were tracking decisions in the biggest cases before the Supreme Court in 2024. See the latest.

The Washington Post 17 Apr 2024 8:40 pm

Election 2024 latest news: Biden to greet steelworkers in battleground state of Pennsylvania

Live updates from the 2024 campaign trail with the latest news on presidential candidates, polls, primaries and more.

The Washington Post 17 Apr 2024 6:07 pm

Inside the GOP reckoning over Arizonas 1864 abortion ban

As Arizona lawmakers consider repealing a Civil War-era abortion ban, the state GOP like the national party is split on the issue ahead of the 2024 election.

The Washington Post 17 Apr 2024 5:09 pm

Sheehy apologized and asked for leniency after alleged 2015 gun incident

The Montana GOP Senate candidate now says he lied about accidentally shooting himself at Glacier National Park.

The Washington Post 17 Apr 2024 2:30 pm

Trump trial further splinters his relationship with his beloved New York

He was a Queens-born developer who conquered Manhattan and the tabloids, but now hes a Florida man who visits the city only intermittently.

The Washington Post 17 Apr 2024 2:30 pm

Biden wants to hike tariffs on Chinese steel as U.S. election looms

As November draws closer, President Biden is calling for tripling tariffs on Chinese steel and protections for the U.S. industry.

The Washington Post 17 Apr 2024 2:30 pm

Bob Graham, former Florida governor and U.S. senator, dies at 87

Mr. Graham made a short-lived bid for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination, campaigning largely on his opposition to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

The Washington Post 17 Apr 2024 8:51 am

Menendezs legal strategy may include blaming his wife, unsealed document says

A brief unsealed suggests the senator may seek to demonstrate that Nadine Menendez led him to believe nothing unlawful was taking place.

The Washington Post 17 Apr 2024 6:50 am

What we know so far about the jurors in Trumps New York hush money trial

Jury selection is underway in the historic hush-money trial of former president Donald Trump, with the first seven jurors being seated Tuesday.

The Washington Post 17 Apr 2024 5:25 am

Seven jurors picked in Trumps N.Y. trial as judge presses ahead

The New York Supreme Court justice overseeing former president Donald Trumps criminal trial said opening statements could begin as soon as Monday.

The Washington Post 17 Apr 2024 4:58 am

Most reject Trumps claims of persecution. Some still have concerns.

Polls show Americans generally regard the charges against Trump as appropriate and even think hes a criminal. But as many as half are concerned about fairness and the role of politics.

The Washington Post 17 Apr 2024 2:06 am

Company defends Trumps $175 million bond in new filing

Trumps $175 million bond is secured by his cash, according to the company backing an arrangment that allows Trump to appeal a massive civil fraud judgment.

The Washington Post 17 Apr 2024 2:05 am

Supreme Court divided over key charge against Jan. 6 rioters and Trump

Conservatives including Justices Neil M. Gorsuch and Samuel A. Alito Jr. expressed concern about giving prosecutors too much power.

The Washington Post 17 Apr 2024 1:52 am

Momentum builds to oust Johnson from House speakership

The motion is going to get called, okay? Does anybody doubt that? The motion will get called, and then hes going to lose more votes than Kevin McCarthy, said Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) of Johnson.

The Washington Post 16 Apr 2024 11:40 pm

Ex-Army staffer pleads guilty in massive life-insurance scheme

After a Washington Post investigation, authorities charged ex-Army counselor Caz Craffy with siphoning millions of dollars from deceased soldiers families.

The Washington Post 16 Apr 2024 9:38 pm

Live updates: Jury selection continues in Trumps New York hush money trial

Jury selection continues in Donald Trumps first criminal trial. Hes charged with falsifying business records connected to a payment to Stormy Daniels.

The Washington Post 16 Apr 2024 6:18 pm

Election 2024 latest news: Biden heading to Pa. for first of three days in battleground state

Live updates from the 2024 campaign trail with the latest news on presidential candidates, polls, primaries and more.

The Washington Post 16 Apr 2024 6:02 pm

Biden flexes his cash advantage, GOP megadonors spend big in latest FEC filings

Federal Election Commission filings from the first quarter of 2024 show Democrats building an advantage over Republicans in key Senate contests, even as some GOP self-funders and wealthy donors have made the race for cash competitive by pumping their own money in.

The Washington Post 16 Apr 2024 5:32 pm

A tech-stock bubble and burst, all within three weeks

The plunging price of shares of Truth Socials parent company means Donald Trump is no longer among the worlds richest people.

The Washington Post 16 Apr 2024 4:15 pm

Bidens options for retaliating against Iran risk antagonizing China

The administration faces challenges enacting new economic penalties that are not purely symbolic, experts say.

The Washington Post 16 Apr 2024 3:30 pm

Johnson gambles on plan separating Israel aid from Ukraine funds

Johnson plans to put four different bills on the floor, essentially decoupling aid for Israel from help for Ukraine, the issue that has Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene threatening to oust him from the speakers chair.

The Washington Post 16 Apr 2024 8:30 am

N.Y. trials focus on tawdry scandal could underscore Trumps weakness with women

Prosecutors way of explaining Trumps motivation for paying hush money could underscore his enduring weakness with female voters.

The Washington Post 16 Apr 2024 5:37 am

Iran attack complicates Bidens push to change the course of Gaza war

On Gaza, Biden is warning Israel to change its approach. On Iran, he is promising unconditional support.

The Washington Post 16 Apr 2024 4:33 am

Trumps rhetoric on thwarting Iran vs. his record

Trump and his allies are increasingly claiming very bad things wouldnt have happened on his watch. Irans attacking Israel isnt a great example.

The Washington Post 16 Apr 2024 3:41 am

Biden uses release of 2023 tax returns to draw contrast with Trump

The release comes on tax day, and a day after Biden will hold a tax-related event at Scranton, Pa.

The Washington Post 16 Apr 2024 3:13 am

Day 1 of Trump's first criminal trial

Today on Post Reports, were on the scene at the Manhattan courthouse where Donald Trump is facing trial in the first ever criminal prosecution of a former U.S. president.

The Washington Post 16 Apr 2024 2:51 am