America’s shift to the right in 2021 is worse news for Democrats than it seems
More bad news for Democrats ahead of the midterms, but also for efforts to make the GOP seem toxic.
A year ago, Biden unveiled a 200-page plan to defeat covid. He has struggled to deliver on some key promises.
The U.S. would have have been better prepared for virus curveballs if the administration had moved more quickly to boost testing, acquire real-time data on the virus and convey risks more clearly, say some coauthors, advisers
U.S. Senate candidate from Louisiana smokes marijuana in campaign ad
Gary Chambers, a Democrat, said he hopes the new spot will force a conversation about legalization of the drug.
Texas’s six-week abortion ban remains in effect after federal appeals court ruling
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit rejected a request from abortion providers to send the case back to a trial court judge who previously blocked the law.
Bipartisan Senate delegation meets with Ukrainian leaders amid Russia tensions
The Biden administration and lawmakers from both political parties have become increasingly concerned in recent weeks that Russia may be preparing to invade Ukraine.
The conservative knives come out for Brett Kavanaugh
A day after Kavanaugh allowed a vaccine mandate for health-care workers to move forward, Tucker Carlson, Ron DeSantis and even Donald Trump Jr. went after him — in remarkably personal terms.
The right’s conspiratorial defenses of Jan. 6 figures come under microscope with seditious-conspiracy charges
Some were pitched as sympathetic figures being railroaded. Another was a supposed government agent. They're now the first people charged with sedition in more than a decade.
Everything we know about Kevin McCarthy’s conversations with Trump concerning the Jan. 6 attacks
McCarthy says he was the first person to speak with Trump during the attack, and he had a lengthy, emotional conversation with him in the days after.
Fox News and the right pitched the lack of sedition charges as proof Jan. 6 wasn’t an insurrection. Now what?
They did so even as the writing was on the wall that this day could arrive.
We now have the first seditious-conspiracy charges from Jan. 6. Here’s how historic that is.
The seditious conspiracy charges against members and associates of the Oath Keepers are the first such charges in more than a decade.
The ugliness of gerrymandering, epitomized in Ohio
Many Republicans involved in the process acknowledged it for what it was -- a pretty brazen attempt at holding on to power. GOP state Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor punctuated that.
Democrats fret about delivering on health care promises ahead of midterms
In 2020, Democrats promised health-care reforms if elected. Now they are feeling pressure to deliver as the 2022 midterm elections loom.
Ohio voters asked for fairness in redistricting. They didn’t get it.
A new redistricting commission failed its first test as the Ohio Supreme Court said the legislative and congressional district maps must be redrawn.
Swing-district Democrats in need of a midterm reboot push leadership to break up BBB
These members have argued to House leaders that holding votes on narrow measures such as curbing prescription drug costs and extending the child tax credit would help Democrats make a case that they can improve voters’ lives.
‘Some people just don’t like us:’ In a Texas synagogue, 11 hours of terror
A brave rabbi, repeated security trainings and the FBI’s top hostage negotiators bring peaceful end to harrowing ordeal.
The Justice Dept. alleged Jan. 6 was a seditious conspiracy. Now will it investigate Trump?
Interviews suggest officials are not taking steps to directly probe the former president or his inner circle.
DirecTV says it will sever ties with far-right network One America News
The conservative news channel, which rose to prominence during the Trump administration and has promoted conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election and coronavirus pandemic, will be dropped from DirecTV in early April when its contract expires.
As Biden ends his first year amid many challenges, is there a second act ahead?
He weathered one of the roughest weeks of his presidency, and his year ends with his approval ratings underwater. Now the question is whether he has a course correction in mind.
‘One of those weeks’: From voting rights to vaccines, Biden experiences the limits of his office — and the fragility of his presidency
Action on Capitol Hill and a decision by the Supreme Court led to one of the worst weeks of Biden’s first year in office.
FEC report shows how national party committees allegedly blow past contribution limits
The 2019 report, which gained little attention at the time, calls attention to a loophole in individual contribution limits.
CDC says N95 masks offer far better protection than cloth masks against omicron variant
Updated guidance stops short of saying people should wear the higher-quality masks, but offers advice on effectiveness.
Jan. 6 defendants Rhodes, Vallejo will stay jailed until bond hearings next week
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, arrested Thursday, is the highest-profile person charged to date.
Ohio Supreme Court rejects GOP-drawn congressional map as unfairly partisan
The opinion was a victory for Democrats who have contended that the House lines defied a state ban on partisan gerrymandering.
Supreme Court to hear case of high school football coach who lost job after praying with players
The case dates to 2015, when Joseph Kennedy, an assistant football coach at Bremerton High School in Washington, offered private prayer after games and often was joined by players and coaches of both teams. An opposing coach complained, and Kennedy’s contract was not renewed.
Biden White House forces resignation of former Trump aide who promoted baseless Jan. 6 theories
The Biden administration on Friday forced out Darren Beattie, who was a member of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad.