Latest from Daniela Santamariña

How abortion laws in the U.S. compare to those in other countries

Countries around the world have made it easier to get an abortion legally, but policies in many parts of the United States are making it harder.
  • Sep 27, 2021

What abortion policy would look like in the U.S. if Roe v. Wade fell

Pro- and anti-abortion legislation has become stronger over the past two decades, an indication of what the country would look like without the 1973 precedent.
  • Sep 2, 2021

How congressional redistricting works in your state

With potential for gerrymandering and control of the U.S. House at stake, state legislatures and independent commissions are drawing new U.S. House and state legislative boundaries.
  • Aug 25, 2021

Between the GOP and the governor’s mansion: A bigger, bluer Northern Virginia

This fall’s governor’s race could reveal whether Virginia has undergone a lasting political realignment or merely experienced an anti-Trump spasm.
  • Aug 7, 2021

Which Biden priorities are not included in the bipartisan infrastructure deal?

Democrats hope any bipartisan deal Biden signs would be accompanied by a second package of spending passed through a partisan process called reconciliation.
  • Jul 29, 2021

Which senators supported a Jan. 6 Capitol riot commission

The Washington Post tallied the votes of senators regarding a commission to investigate the Capitol attack.
  • May 28, 2021

What we know about the high, broad turnout in the 2020 election

Census survey data shows turnout was up across nearly every part of the electorate. Here’s what we learned from it.
  • May 13, 2021

At the 100-day mark, has Biden kept his campaign promises?

An overall look at what promises Biden has kept or broken during his first 100 days in office.
  • Apr 27, 2021

What’s in Biden’s budget proposal

The Biden administration unveiled its budget Friday. See which departments would get the biggest increases in funding.
  • Apr 9, 2021

How new immigration legislation would fit into an already complex system

Several pieces of recently-introduced federal immigration legislation could create new paths to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants.
  • Mar 12, 2021