McCarthy demands meeting with Biden. White House: ‘Show us your budget.’

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Tuesday demanded a meeting with President Biden to discuss the nation’s debt limit — a move that the White House and Democrats suggested was premature.

By John WagnerMarch 28, 2023

U.S. judge says Pence must give some testimony in Trump Jan. 6 probe

Former vice president Mike Pence can remain silent on topics that deal specifically with his role in Congress on Jan. 6, 2021, people familiar with the matter said.

By Josh Dawsey and Devlin BarrettMarch 28, 2023

Post Politics Now: Biden rebukes Republicans during North Carolina visit

The president is kicking off a three-week “Investing in America” tour with a visit to a semiconductor manufacturer in Durham, N.C.

By John Wagner and Mariana AlfaroMarch 28, 2023

The irreducible problem for gun-control activists: The number of guns

There are a literally uncountable number of guns in the U.S., the fundamental, unaddressable problem with gun violence.

By Philip BumpMarch 28, 2023

Harris touches on Africa’s painful past — and youthful future

Vice President Harris visits Ghana’s Cape Coast Castle, a former clearinghouse for enslaved people, and addresses young people at Black Star Gate.

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.March 28, 2023

That jarring new poll on ‘patriotism’

A new poll shows a new low in Americans' patriotic feelings. Here's what's behind it.

By Aaron BlakeMarch 27, 2023

How big is Trump’s true-believer base?

It's substantial, but it's clearly not as big as it once was. And in fact, it's not a majority of Republicans.

By Aaron BlakeMarch 27, 2023

The top 10 Republican presidential candidates for 2024, ranked

Trump reclaims the top spot -- for now, at least.

By Aaron BlakeMarch 25, 2023

GOP’s school board push remains an elaborate theory in search of evidence

Dissecting the House GOP's new report on the Justice Department's alleged "weaponization" of the FBI against parents who complain to school boards.

By Aaron BlakeMarch 24, 2023
The FixAnalysis

Congress authorized war in Iraq. Its repeal debate is largely about Iran.

A spotlight on mission creep as lawmakers get ready to sunset AUMF, which has authorized the use of force for 20 years.

By Aaron BlakeMarch 28, 2023

Why Donald Trump is talking about parents not loving their kids

It's partly a joke. It's partly tapping into something deeper.

By Philip BumpMarch 28, 2023

Tracking Biden administration political appointees to fill top roles

Follow the president's progress filling nearly 800 positions, among the 1,200 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.

By Harry Stevens, Madison Walls and Adrian BlancoMarch 28, 2023

Senate chaplain says lawmakers must ‘move beyond thoughts and prayers’ after Nashville shooting

“Lord, deliver our senators from the paralysis of analysis that waits for the miraculous," Senate chaplain Barry C. Black said Tuesday in an unusually pointed call for action.

By Amy B WangMarch 28, 2023

How Fox News is trying to guide its viewers away from Trump

The channel played host to the former president on Monday — and then went into clean-up mode.

By Philip BumpMarch 28, 2023
The FixAnalysis

Sean Hannity’s attempt to coach Trump backfires — again

Despite the Fox host’s prompts, Trump declined to give him the answers he sought. And they pertain to some central questions in a key legal fight.

By Aaron BlakeMarch 28, 2023

In Photos: Vice President Harris visits Ghana

Vice President Harris began a week-long tour of Africa on Monday by saying the United States plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in the continent.

By Washington Post StaffMarch 28, 2023

Congress had a lot to say about TikTok. Much of it was wrong.

‘Nyquil chicken’ and the ‘blackout challenge’ were phenomena before TikTok existed.

By Taylor LorenzMarch 28, 2023

Pro-DeSantis PAC hires senior team from Cruz, Trump, Youngkin campaigns

Never Back Down has set itself up to receive donations of unlimited value to support the Florida governor’s presidential ambitions.

By Michael SchererMarch 28, 2023

Biden stuck between China hawks, young voters as TikTok pressure mounts

The administration faces national security concerns over the app’s ownership — and a possible backlash over a ban.

By Jeff Stein, Cristiano Lima and Taylor LorenzMarch 28, 2023

A Gen Z party chair hopes to change Democrats’ fortunes in N.C.

Clayton Anderson, 25, is looking to use her position to highlight the party’s need to appeal to voters like her — young and from rural parts of North Carolina.

By Sabrina RodriguezMarch 28, 2023

Christie repeatedly berates Trump in N.H., signals 2024 decision by June

Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie also portrayed himself as uniquely well positioned to take on the 45th president.

By Colby ItkowitzMarch 27, 2023

Post Politics Now: Trump’s fate hangs in balance with Manhattan grand jury

In Washington, President Biden is hosting a summit on women-owned businesses. Vice President Harris is on a three-nation tour of Africa.

By John Wagner and Mariana AlfaroMarch 27, 2023

As Israel erupts, Biden faces politically volatile pressures

Biden has long been a big backer of the Jewish state, but Israel — and American politics — are shifting sharply.

By Toluse Olorunnipa and John HudsonMarch 27, 2023

Supreme Court hears free-speech challenge to portion of immigration law

A lower court said the law barring anyone from encouraging undocumented residents to stay was overly broad and could keep families, charities from helping.

By Robert BarnesMarch 27, 2023