Latest from Amber Phillips

What to know about the Texas abortion law

The Supreme Court declined to step in to stop a Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. Here’s what that means for legalized abortion in America.
  • Oct 15, 2021

How the global supply chain crisis is posing a political problem for President Biden

The port of Los Angeles is severely backlogged as a result of a snarled global supply chain, creating long waits for goods, higher prices, a potential political headache for Biden.
  • Oct 14, 2021

What can happen to the Trump advisers who are ignoring the Jan. 6 subpoenas?

The special House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection and former president Donald Trump’s role in it has taken a dramatic step to prosecute Steve Bannon for not complying with a subpoena. Here's how that works.
  • Oct 14, 2021

The debt ceiling fight, explained

Could the United States soon be plunged into a recession and face financial calamity by defaulting on its loans for the first time ever? It’s at least a possibility as a deadline to raise the debt limit comes up in October.
  • Oct 12, 2021

Can Trump use executive privilege to stall the Jan. 6 investigation?

Trump doesn't ultimately decide what is covered by executive privilege, but he could stall the process enough to damage the investigation.
  • Oct 12, 2021

Who wants what out of Congress’s fiscal battles?

A rundown of the biggest political players to watch over the next few months as fiscal battles come to a head in Congress, and what they want out of it all.
  • Oct 10, 2021

How changing the filibuster to raise the debt ceiling could solve Democrats’ problems — and maybe create more

Powerful Democrats are coalescing around an idea to eliminate the filibuster for the debt ceiling, except at least one: Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.).
  • Oct 6, 2021

5 ways this debt ceiling standoff could end

With weeks to go, all the likeliest options for how the debt ceiling debate ends — hopefully without a default.
  • Oct 6, 2021

Why South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is so polarizing

A look at Kristi Noem, South Dakota's lightning-rod governor, who recently made headlines and who may have an eye on 2024.
  • Oct 5, 2021

From Jayapal to Manchin: The key players in Democrats’ congressional battles

And what they want on the infrastructure and social spending bills.
  • Oct 1, 2021