Post Politics Now: Biden, first lady will travel to Uvalde on Sunday

President Biden has no public events on his schedule Thursday. He said Wednesday that he will soon travel to Uvalde, Tex., to meet families of the children killed in the mass shooting there.

By John Wagner and Mariana AlfaroMay 26, 2022

Cruz storms off after being asked why mass shootings happen ‘only in America’

The Texas senator, who is among the Republicans vehemently opposed to proposals from Democrats on expanding background checks on gun sales, has called for increased safety in schools and has condemned “political posturing” in the aftermath of the attack.

By Timothy BellaMay 26, 2022

Justice Dept. won’t charge FBI agents accused of botching Nassar case

The FBI agents accused of bungling the probe of sex abuse by former US Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar will not be charged with a crime, the Justice Department has decided after reviewing additional evidence.

By Devlin BarrettMay 26, 2022

Jan. 6 committee eyes witnesses, but Ginni Thomas unlikely to be focus

The committee is not expected to contact the conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

By Jacqueline Alemany and Josh DawseyMay 26, 2022

The Trailer: Establishment wins, surging turnout and burning Bushes: Takeaways from this week’s primaries

In this edition: Lessons from all of May's primaries, redistricting madness drags into Memorial Day weekend, and the director of Justice Democrats lays out their new strategy to replace centrists.

By David WeigelMay 26, 2022

The likeliest — but still unlikely — gun bill: A ‘red-flag law’

It's perhaps the one proposal that seems to have real bipartisan prospects. But Republicans' uneasy handling of it shows how dim those prospects are.

By Aaron BlakeMay 25, 2022

David Perdue’s historically bad comeback attempt

How his 52-point loss stacks up to others in recent years.

By Aaron BlakeMay 25, 2022

Trump’s 30 percent problem

Over and over again, his endorsed candidates in competitive races have taken less than one-third of the vote -- suggesting a limited hardcore base.

By Aaron BlakeMay 25, 2022

Bipartisan Senate group starts talking about gun proposals

The talks, to be led by Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), began in earnest moments after Senate Republicans blocked a bill aimed at combating domestic terrorism.

By Mike DeBonisMay 26, 2022

What comes after the NRA

The NRA faces critics from all sides, with infighting among its executives and, after the Uvalde, Tex., school shooting, renewed pressure from gun control advocates. And then there are the radical gun groups that say the NRA hasn’t gone far enough.

By Maggie Penman,  Alexis Diao,  Reena Flores,  Jordan-Marie Smith,  Rennie Svirnovskiy,  Ariel Plotnick,  Emma Talkoff,  Sabby Robinson and Sean CarterMay 26, 2022

Tallying America’s fascination with AR-15-style rifles

What spurs interest in buying AR-15s? The threat of regulation.

By Philip BumpMay 26, 2022

Supreme Court allows Biden climate regulations while fight continues

For now, the administration can use a higher estimate for the societal cost of rising greenhouse gasses when federal agencies draft regulations.

By Robert Barnes and Anna PhillipsMay 26, 2022

Singer Don McLean leads wave of dropouts from NRA convention after Texas shooting

Country and gospel singer Larry Gatlin and Larry Stewart of the country band Restless Heart also said Thursday they were dropping out.

By Timothy BellaMay 26, 2022

Demands not to ‘politicize’ tragedy are themselves political demands

In the wake of gun violence, the demand is often meant to dissipate energy.

By Philip BumpMay 26, 2022

The many ‘red flags’ in recent mass shootings

As the debate over "red flag" laws stirs again, here's a look at the red flags from other mass shootings that could have been targeted.

By Aaron BlakeMay 26, 2022

Jordan seeks Jan. 6 panel evidence as condition to comply with committee

Rep. Jim Jordan was among five sitting Republican members of Congress the committee subpoenaed this month as part of its investigation into the Jan 6., 2021, insurrection.

By Amy B WangMay 26, 2022

Mass killings keep happening despite good guys with guns

Adding more guards is often offered as an alternative to gun regulations. Recent shootings reveal multiple flaws in that approach.

By Philip BumpMay 26, 2022

After Texas shooting, Republicans face online anger over NRA money

Nineteen current or recent Republican senators, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Sens. Mitt Romney (Utah), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Joni Ernst (Iowa), have taken at least $1 million in campaign contributions from the NRA over their careers, according to data compiled by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence in 2019.

By Timothy BellaMay 26, 2022

H.R. 8 gun background check bill probably won’t pass, even after Uvalde

Critics are calling for H.R. 8′s passage amid public outrage over the deadliest mass shooting at an American school in nearly a decade. But legal and firearms experts are not optimistic the bill will become law.

By Timothy BellaMay 26, 2022

How Uvalde’s elected officials have voted on gun laws

The rural Texas town is represented by Democrats and Republicans with a wide range of views on gun laws

By Amber PhillipsMay 26, 2022

The rise, fall and (sort of) rise of Mo Brooks explains GOP gun politics

The rise, fall and semi-rise of Brooks encapsulates the power that gun rights hold inside Republican politics, particularly in deep red southern and western states and despite national polling showing overwhelming national support for some restrictions on gun ownership.

By Paul KaneMay 26, 2022

Kristine Gebbie, first White House AIDS czar, dies at 78

Trained as a nurse, she was named by President Bill Clinton as the country's first "AIDS czar."

By Matt SchudelMay 25, 2022

Oklahoma governor signs bill banning abortions after ‘fertilization’

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) on Wednesday signed a law that would effectively prohibit almost all abortions in the state.

By Amy B Wang,  Felicia Sonmez,  Caroline Kitchener and Mariana AlfaroMay 25, 2022