Biden’s tense diplomatic dance with China has a long history

Biden draws on a long, mixed history with China and Xi Jinping as tensions rise over Beijing's surveillance balloon.

By Yasmeen AbutalebFebruary 4, 2023

Pick your early Democratic primary states with our 2024 lineup builder

President Biden and the DNC selected their early states, but what are yours? Our tool uses income, voter turnout and other aspects to pick your early states.

By Kati Perry, Nick Mourtoupalas and Dara GoldFebruary 4, 2023

DNC approves Biden plan to remake 2024 calendar but hurdles remain

The move was expected but it does not guarantee the calendar will ultimately be enacted as designed.

By Dylan Wells and Tyler PagerFebruary 4, 2023
Analysis

House GOP embraces mainstream media after years of bashing ‘fake news’

House Republicans have begun to blitz the airwaves they previously shunned. Last Sunday four of the five traditional Sunday talk shows featured House Republicans, a stark contrast to recent years when weeks or months could go by without a single House Republican appearing.

By Paul KaneFebruary 4, 2023

Need financial advice? Call your mother.

In this bonus episode of Post Reports, listen in as personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary talks about money and “adulting” with her daughters.

By Charla Freeland, Lucy Perkins and Maggie PenmanFebruary 4, 2023

Two years after Jan. 6, Trump is still promoting violent rhetoric

The former president has employed suggestive rhetoric before. But the message he promoted to his social media followers this week was strikingly direct.

By Aaron BlakeFebruary 2, 2023

George Santos’s shady campaign money, explained

Let’s run down what we’ve learned about his potential legal liabilities and financial issues.

By Aaron BlakeFebruary 1, 2023

Timeline: Biden’s retention of classified documents

What we know so far about where and when the documents were discovered, and when they were disclosed.

By Aaron BlakeFebruary 1, 2023

Nikki Haley’s 2024 prospects

Polls showed she was the rare Trump administration official who was well-regarded on both sides of the political spectrum. Now come some hard decisions.

By Aaron BlakeFebruary 1, 2023

Allan A. Ryan, who hunted down Nazis hiding in America, dies at 77

Mr. Ryan served as director of a Justice Department unit designated to find and expel anyone in the United States who had assisted the Nazis.

By Michael S. RosenwaldFebruary 3, 2023

Post Politics Now: Biden hails surge in hiring with an eye on 2024

Ahead of appearances at a Democratic National Committee gathering, the president and vice president are holding an event focused on water infrastructure upgrades.

By John Wagner and Mariana AlfaroFebruary 3, 2023

Nikki Haley, Tim Scott and more to blitz Iowa, S. Carolina in 2024 ‘preseason’

While the Republican primary is still ramping up slowly, Nikki Haley, Ron DeSantis, Tim Scott and others are planning travel as campaigning enters a more active phase.

By Hannah Knowles and Dylan WellsFebruary 3, 2023

The longtime Biden aide at the center of classified documents furor

Kathy Chung went to work for Biden in 2012, becoming part of his inner circle and a bridge between him and his family

By Matt Viser, Carol D. Leonnig and Tyler PagerFebruary 3, 2023
The FixAnalysis

Trump’s early-state poll problem

The polls nationally have narrowed. But the polls in the states that matter more in the GOP primaries are actually worse for him.

By Aaron BlakeFebruary 3, 2023

Despite prior sexual harassment probe, executive hired to senior federal job

The agency that sets personnel and hiring policy across the federal government hired a senior leader last year who was found in a previous job to have sexually harassed two women.

By Lisa ReinFebruary 3, 2023
Analysis

How to build your own spy balloon

Jealous of the attention being paid to the balloon that rather suspiciously drifted over to the U.S. from China? Why not make your own!

By Philip BumpFebruary 3, 2023
The FixAnalysis

Why the Chinese spy balloon case isn’t as simple as ‘just shoot it down’

The situation is not nearly as simple as the "shoot it down" crowd might lead you to believe.

By Aaron BlakeFebruary 3, 2023

GOP Rep. Clyde hands out assault-rifle lapel pins to House colleagues

GOP lawmakers have been spotted wearing the pins in the wake of a spate of mass shootings across the country and during National Gun Violence Survivors Week.

By Amy B Wang and John WagnerFebruary 3, 2023
Analysis

There will always be a fringe litmus test that Kevin McCarthy will fail

The House speaker's rejection of the effort to grant martyrdom for Ashli Babbitt is a reminder of how modern Republican politics works.

By Philip BumpFebruary 3, 2023

Abortion is now banned or under threat in these states

More than a dozen states have laws that criminalize abortion when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Here’s a look at abortion laws by state.

By Caroline Kitchener, Kevin Schaul, N. Kirkpatrick, Daniela Santamariña and Lauren TierneyFebruary 3, 2023

Trump ‘totally’ disagrees with McCarthy on death of Jan. 6 rioter Babbitt

Earlier Thursday, McCarthy told reporters that the Capitol Police officer who shot the Ashli Babbitt had done his job. Trump says Babbitt was "murdered."

By John WagnerFebruary 3, 2023

Republicans aim to decimate abortion access in post-Roe haven states

GOP hard-liners seek new abortion restrictions in key post-Roe destination states, including North Carolina, Florida and Nebraska.

By Caroline Kitchener and Rachel RoubeinFebruary 3, 2023

Jan. 27-Feb. 1, 2023, Washington Post-ABC News poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted Jan. 27-Feb. 1, 2023 among a random national sample of 1,003 adults and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points among the full sample and larger error margin among subgroups.

By Washington Post StaffFebruary 3, 2023

Republicans rally around conservatives who lost their elections

The GOP base lionizes some defeated candidates as wronged warriors and avatars of legitimate grievances.

By Ashley ParkerFebruary 3, 2023