Pentagon reports past Chinese surveillance balloons near Florida, Texas

Several previous incursions of U.S. airspace by Chinese surveillance balloons were occurred Texas, Florida, Hawaii and Guam, defense officials have told Congress.

By Dan Lamothe and Azi PaybarahFebruary 5, 2023

Koch network to back alternative to Trump after sitting out recent primaries

The return of one of the biggest spenders in U.S. politics to the presidential primary field poses a direct challenge to the former president’s comeback bid.

By Isaac ArnsdorfFebruary 5, 2023
Fact CheckerAnalysis

Biden’s 2022 State of the Union proposals: What flopped and what succeeded

With Democrats only narrowly in control of the House and Senate in 2022, Biden’s track record on legislation is mixed.

By Glenn KesslerFebruary 5, 2023

Fears mount around ‘catastrophic’ abortion pills case as decision nears

Abortion rights advocates worry that conservative courts are poised to rule on a Texas lawsuit seeking to ban mifepristone nationwide

By Caroline Kitchener and Perry SteinFebruary 5, 2023

Few Americans are excited about a Biden-Trump rematch, Post-ABC poll finds

Most Americans overall say they would feel dissatisfied or angry if either wins the general election.

By Dan Balz and Emily GuskinFebruary 5, 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

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

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