OPEC and its allies move to slash oil production by 2 million barrels a day

The cut, led by Russia and Saudi Arabia, could add to inflation pressures and undercut efforts to help Ukraine.

By Jeff Stein, Evan Halper, Adela Suliman and John HudsonOctober 5, 2022

Post Politics Now: Biden to meet with DeSantis, tour Hurricane Ian damage in Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is considered a potential 2024 White House contender, and he and Biden have sparred on several issues. The White House says the visit will be "above politics."

By John Wagner and Mariana AlfaroOctober 5, 2022

9 tips to debunk false claims made by friends and family

Correcting your friends or family can be stressful. But, experts say we’re more likely to change our point of view if we’re approached by someone we care about.

By Teddy AmenabarOctober 5, 2022

Elon Musk may soon own Twitter. What might it look like when he does?

The Tesla CEO’s fresh offer to buy Twitter for $44 billion represents a win for the firm’s board. But Musk is almost sure to transform the company.

By Elizabeth Dwoskin and Will OremusOctober 5, 2022

Biden is actually Greek. And Jewish. And raised by Puerto Ricans.

The president, to hear him tell it, is actually Greek. And Jewish. And raised by Puerto Ricans. It's how he tries to connect, even if it's sometimes a stretch.

By Matt ViserOctober 5, 2022

What happens next with Herschel Walker

The Daily Beast reported Walker paid for a girlfriend's abortion in 2009. What will the GOP do, and what could the story mean for Walker's campaign?

By Aaron BlakeOctober 4, 2022

What are midterm elections and why are they important?

Who are the candidates I should know about? What are the top issues? How can I vote? We answer your questions about the November elections.

By Amber PhillipsOctober 3, 2022

The issue choice that could decide the 2022 election

It seems quite possible the battle for Congress will be decided based upon which timely issues Americans vote on more: the economy and inflation (Republicans), or abortion rights and political extremism (Democrats). But which weighs more heavily?

By Aaron BlakeOctober 3, 2022

DeSantis, FEMA defend Lee County evacuation amid growing questions

Both the Biden administration's FEMA director and Florida GOP officials like Gov. Ron DeSantis are pointing out the county was on the periphery of the storm's path. Here's what we know and what the forecasts showed.

By Aaron BlakeOctober 3, 2022

How the Supreme Court could give Republicans more power with elections

The Supreme Court is considering two election cases in Alabama and North Carolina that could give Republicans a lot more authority to shape elections.

By Amber PhillipsOctober 3, 2022

Post Politics Now: Biden warns of GOP’s ‘extreme’ policies as he marks 100 days since Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade

Officials discussed a White House report noting that abortion bans have taken effect in more than a dozen states and close to 30 million women of reproductive age now live in a state with a ban.

By John Wagner and Mariana AlfaroOctober 4, 2022

GOP leaders rally behind Walker. But in Georgia, Republicans fret.

The emerging dynamic five weeks before the election encapsulated a predicament Republicans are confronting in the midterms.

By Annie Linskey and Cleve R. Wootson Jr.October 4, 2022

Supreme Court debates Alabama’s refusal of second Black voting district

The case is another major test of the Voting Rights Act.

By Robert BarnesOctober 4, 2022

Afghanistan war veteran who threatened Biden could avoid prosecution

Scott Merryman, who suffers from PTSD-related mental illnesses, will be released from custody to undergo mental-health treatment, authorities say.

By Paul DugganOctober 4, 2022

Trump asks Supreme Court to intervene in Mar-a-Lago search case

Trump asked the Supreme Court to put classified documents back into an independent review being conducted by a federal judge.

By Devlin Barrett and Robert BarnesOctober 4, 2022

Okla. GOP ties hospital’s covid funds to end of gender-affirming care

Republican lawmakers threatened to withhold $108 million in federal funds from OU Health unless a hospital stopped providing gender-affirming care.

By Kimberly KindyOctober 4, 2022
Analysis

Midterm polls swing back to the right

Polling shows the Democratic momentum toward November slowing — or reversing.

By Philip BumpOctober 4, 2022
The FixAnalysis

One of Trump’s flimsiest lawsuits yet

Trump is suing CNN because it invoked Hitler in its coverage of him. If that sounds like a personal grievance in search of a legal strategy, that's no coincidence.

By Aaron BlakeOctober 4, 2022

Sen. Ron Johnson downplays Jan. 6: ‘Not what an armed insurrection would look like’

Johnson also said “protesters did teach us all how you can use flag poles, that kind of stuff, as weapons."

By Amy B WangOctober 4, 2022

FAQ: What cases are before the Supreme Court this term?

The justices will consider disputes with implications for future elections, race and college admissions, LGBTQ rights and more.

By Robert Barnes and Ann E. MarimowOctober 4, 2022
Analysis

Most fentanyl is seized at border crossings — often from U.S. citizens

The popular narrative about the drug is misleading.

By Philip BumpOctober 4, 2022

Trump and the Mar-a-Lago documents: A timeline

A look at key moments in the criminal investigation into the top-secret and other documents Trump kept at Mar-a-Lago.

By Rosalind S. HeldermanOctober 4, 2022

Herschel Walker denies report that he paid for girlfriend’s abortion

Walker’s denial came after the Daily Beast published an account from a woman who said Walker encouraged her to have an abortion while they were dating.

By Annie Linskey and Cleve R. Wootson Jr.October 4, 2022

In Trump White House, classified records routinely mishandled, aides say

As president, Donald Trump never strictly followed the rules and customs for handling sensitive documents, according to 14 officials from his administration.

By Shane Harris, Josh Dawsey, Ellen Nakashima and Jacqueline AlemanyOctober 4, 2022
Analysis

Christian Walker turns his online influence against his father

The biggest threat to Herschel Walker’s Senate campaign may be his own son.

By Philip BumpOctober 4, 2022