Jon Batiste to headline Biden’s first state dinner, serenade Macron

The Grammy-winning musician and former bandleader on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" gets another high point in a year full of them.

By Jada YuanNovember 27, 2022

Early voters in Georgia head to the polls Saturday for Senate runoff

Those taking advantage of Saturday voting included college students visiting home for Thanksgiving, police officers and ambulance workers with busy work schedules.

By Dylan WellsNovember 26, 2022

U.S. grants Chevron license to pump oil in Venezuela

Under a new Treasury Department license, it will be able to resume pumping oil. The limited license stipulates that any oil produced can only be exported to the United States. No profits from its sale can go to the Venezuelan company but must be used to pay off Venezuelan creditors in the United States.

By Karen DeYoungNovember 26, 2022
Analysis

Steny Hoyer sought ‘consensus.’ The next Democratic leaders may find that hard.

Hoyer hopes the new top Democrats can replicate the balance of the outgoing three, but the new guard must contend with the polarization of the Republican Party.

By Paul KaneNovember 26, 2022

D.C. firefighters sue over policy banning beards for employees

The District violated a court order by prohibiting facial hair, attorney says.

By Jasmine HiltonNovember 26, 2022

Biden has appointed many judges but hasn’t recast the bench like Trump

By keeping their Senate majority, Democrats can keep confirming judges. But thanks to the GOP’s 2015-2016 blockade, the makeup of the courts hasn’t shifted as substantially.

By Aaron BlakeNovember 21, 2022

Kevin McCarthy’s speaker math

Four GOP members have signaled their opposition and put him on the cusp of defeat. But there’s a lot yet to play out.

By Aaron BlakeNovember 18, 2022

How Trump could sabotage the GOP

The obvious smart play for the GOP is to move on. Actually doing that is another matter, given Trump's demonstrated threats and capacity for vengefulness.

By Aaron BlakeNovember 18, 2022

A rare loss for voter ID cements ugly 2022 for election deniers

The states' voters rejected a law that would've required photo ID to vote. Here's how rare that is.

By Aaron BlakeNovember 17, 2022

No big shift for GOP on same-sex marriage, despite impact of Roe on 2022

The Respect for Marriage Act was more limited than many realize, and voting for it offered the GOP an opportunity to align with a strong majority of the public.

By Aaron BlakeNovember 17, 2022

It’s not just 2022. Trump has underperformed in every election.

Trump has either underperformed for his party or cost them votes in every election he's run in -- including when he won in 2016.

By Aaron BlakeNovember 16, 2022

Trump criticized for dining with far-right activist Nick Fuentes and rapper Ye

The former president dined with Nick Fuentes and hip-hop artist Ye earlier this week

By Eugene Scott and Josh DawseyNovember 25, 2022

Writer E. Jean Carroll sues Trump under new N.Y. sexual assault law

The Adult Survivors Act gives adult sexual assault survivors up to one year to file a lawsuit, regardless of when the alleged violation happened.

By Jennifer Hassan and Andrea SalcedoNovember 25, 2022

Democrats battle over 2024 nomination calendar as Biden weighs options

New Hampshire and Nevada fight over first place, as Michigan and Minnesota angle to replace Iowa in the Democratic presidential process.

By Michael Scherer and Tyler PagerNovember 25, 2022

Former surgeon general faces his wife’s cancer — and the ‘Trump Effect’

Jerome Adams and his wife want to tell their own story about melanoma and prevention.

By Manuel Roig-FranziaNovember 25, 2022

What happened to the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump?

A look at the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump

By Eugene ScottNovember 23, 2022

Lisa Murkowski and Mary Peltola win Alaska races, defeating Trump-backed opponents

In Alaska, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) and Rep. Mary Peltola (D) are projected to win their races, defeating Trump-backed opponents.

By Nathaniel HerzNovember 23, 2022

Jan. 6 panel staffers angry at Cheney for focusing so much of report on Trump

Fifteen former and current staffers expressed concerns that important findings unrelated to Trump will not become available to the American public.

By Jacqueline Alemany, Josh Dawsey and Carol D. LeonnigNovember 23, 2022

Georgia Supreme Court reinstates six-week abortion ban

The ban had been overturned one week earlier by a Fulton County judge who ruled it "unconstitutional."

By Kim BellwareNovember 23, 2022

Staughton Lynd, radical historian and activist, dies at 92

A self-styled Marxist, pacifist and existentialist, he became “one of the visible saints of the modern American left," in the description of the Nation magazine.

By Michael S. RosenwaldNovember 23, 2022

GOP candidate for Arizona attorney general sues to reverse results

Abe Hamadeh trailed Democrat Kris Mayes by just 510 votes in a race that was already headed to a mandatory recount.

By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Isaac Stanley-BeckerNovember 23, 2022

Abortion is now banned in these states. See where laws have changed.

Thirteen states had "trigger bans" to criminalize abortion when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Several other states are working to enact other laws.

By Caroline Kitchener, Kevin Schaul, N. Kirkpatrick, Daniela Santamariña and Lauren TierneyNovember 23, 2022

White House likely to honor some GOP probes but not those on Hunter

Biden aides eye a split strategy on GOP investigations — cooperating on topics like Afghanistan but refusing to engage on the president’s son.

By Tyler PagerNovember 23, 2022

Supreme Court clears way for Trump tax returns to go to Congress

Lawmakers say they need Donald Trump’s tax returns from his time in office to help evaluate the effectiveness of annual presidential audits -- a premise Trump rejects.

By Robert BarnesNovember 23, 2022

Post Politics Now: Key races in Alaska expected to be finalized under ranked-choice system

Viewers of a live tabulation process in Alaska should learn whether Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) and Rep. Mary Peltola (D) are returning to Washington next year.

By John Wagner and Mariana AlfaroNovember 23, 2022
Fact CheckerAnalysis

Dissecting GOP claims about Hunter Biden deals allegedly involving his father

At a news conference, the incoming chair of the House Oversight Committee made assertations that have not been proven, are in dispute or are incorrect.

By Glenn KesslerNovember 23, 2022