Post Politics Now: No near end in sight for Pa. GOP Senate primary

President Biden was in South Korea on Friday in the first visit to Asia of his presidency, kicking off a five-day tour designed to underscore his administration’s commitment to the region in the face of a rising China.

By John Wagner and Mariana AlfaroMay 20, 2022
The Washington Post

How a Social Security program piled huge fines on the poor and disabled

The remarkable penalties led to tumult inside the office of Inspector General Gail Ennis, where a whistleblower was targeted for retaliation, an administrative judge ruled.

By Lisa ReinMay 20, 2022

San Francisco archbishop denying Pelosi Communion over abortion rights

The edict from Salvatore J. Cordileone, the Catholic Church archbishop in San Francisco, represents an extraordinary rebuke of Pelosi’s Roman Catholic faith.

By Felicia Sonmez and Mike DeBonisMay 20, 2022

Biden kicks off Asia trip lauding tech cooperation with South Korea

President Biden's five-day trip to South Korea and Japan is meant to emphasize U.S. commitment to the region in the face of a more assertive China.

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.,  Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Seung Min KimMay 20, 2022

Pennsylvania GOP Senate race is likely headed to a recount

The Associated Press said the race was too close to call.

By Colby ItkowitzMay 20, 2022

Who’ll win in Pennsylvania? Gaming out remaining votes in Oz vs. McCormick.

Breaking down what we know about how this could end.

By Aaron BlakeMay 19, 2022

How the Supreme Court could soon drastically expand the right to carry guns

Here's what's happening with the court’s first major Second Amendment case in more than a decade.

By Amber PhillipsMay 19, 2022

Who is Doug Mastriano, the GOP nominee for governor in Pennsylvania?

Doug Mastriano made denying the results of the 2020 election a central part of his campaign.

By Amber PhillipsMay 18, 2022

Irony abounds on Trump’s bogus voter fraud claims in 2022 GOP primaries

"Human error." Late ballot "dumps" changing who's leading in the tallies. Mail-in ballots deciding the winner. This time, these factors are being treated with less suspicion.

By Aaron BlakeMay 18, 2022

Democrats have a few more weeks to enact their agenda

Summer and election season tend to be unproductive.

By Philip BumpMay 20, 2022

Biden security officials sent home after incident in South Korea

A member of President Biden’s security personnel has been accused of assaulting a South Korean in Seoul one day before Biden's trip to the country, according to South Korean police.

By Peter Hermann and Min Joo KimMay 20, 2022

Breaking down claims about congresspeople and pre-Jan. 6 Capitol tours

Some Democrats claimed early that these were akin to "reconnaissance" tours. Here's where the Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) revelation fits.

By Aaron BlakeMay 20, 2022
The Washington Post

Oracle’s Larry Ellison joined Nov. 2020 call about contesting Trump’s loss

The billionaire GOP donor, the biggest backer of Elon Musk’s attempted Twitter takeover, participated along with Fox’s Sean Hannity and Sen. Lindsey Graham, according to court filings and a participant.

By Isaac Stanley-Becker and Shawn BoburgMay 20, 2022

The Thomases have diverging views on accepting undesired outcomes

It's hard not to see new reports about Ginni Thomas's efforts to subvert the 2020 election outside of Clarence Thomas's recent chiding about Roe v. Wade.

By Philip BumpMay 20, 2022

How redistricting is shaping the 2022 U.S. House map

The Post is analyzing the 2022 U.S. House map in this redistricting tracker as states finalize their congressional boundaries for the next decade. Republicans and Democrats are going to great lengths to tip districts in their favor and accusations of gerrymandering and lawsuits have followed.

By Adrian Blanco,  Kevin Schaul and Ashlyn StillMay 20, 2022

John Eastman’s election-fraud evidence is as weak as you’d expect

In a legal filing, Eastman tries to cast fraud concerns as legitimate. The evidence he cites to do so is not good.

By Philip BumpMay 20, 2022

Judges accused of sex discrimination, bullying, internal survey shows

The complaints from staff at the federal trial and appeals courts in D.C., an institution regarded as a steppingstone to the Supreme Court, appear in a confidential workplace survey obtained by The Washington Post.

By Ann E. MarimowMay 20, 2022

Former New York mayor Bill de Blasio announces bid for Congress

The former two-term mayor cast himself as a leader who can quickly get results for New Yorkers still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, inflation and other challenges.

By Felicia Sonmez and Colby ItkowitzMay 20, 2022

Oklahoma lawmakers pass bill banning abortions after ‘fertilization’

If signed into law, Oklahoma would effectively ban all abortions in the state.

By Amy B Wang,  Felicia Sonmez and Caroline KitchenerMay 20, 2022

How Trump’s census plot might have cost red states

A new census report shows 14 states were significantly miscounted, which might have cost red states 2-3 seats. A potential reasons: Trump's chaotic attempts to game the system.

By Aaron BlakeMay 20, 2022

Doug Mastriano warned of left-wing ‘Hitlerian Putsch’ in 2001 paper

Two decades before he was Republican nominee for Pennsylvania governor, Doug Mastriano warned in a master's thesis that the United States was vulnerable to a left-wing “Hitlerian Putsch” that would begin with the dismantling of the U.S. military and end with the destruction of the country’s democracy.

By Greg JaffeMay 20, 2022

Baltimore’s Natasha Dartigue named Maryland’s next public defender

Natasha Dartigue has been a public defender for more than 25 years and is currently the acting district public defender for the city of Baltimore.

By Katie MettlerMay 20, 2022

Brad Raffensperger stood up to Trump. Now he’s courting Trump’s base.

The Georgia secretary of state is running in a tight primary against an election denier endorsed by the former president.

By Amy GardnerMay 20, 2022

Court to investigate leaked survey alleging misconduct among judges

Disclosure of the confidential survey has amplified criticism of the judiciary among some in Congress, where pending legislation would extend to the judiciary’s 30,000 employees the same antidiscrimination rights afforded to other government employees.

By Ann E. MarimowMay 20, 2022