Post Politics Now: Warnock, Walker make final pitches in Georgia Senate runoff

Both campaigns are making stops designed to energize base voters in a race in which turnout will be key.

By John Wagner and Mariana AlfaroDecember 5, 2022

Georgia official doubts Democratic plan for 2024 presidential primary

The state is the second after New Hampshire to object to Biden’s proposal to rework the traditional order of early states.

By Michael Scherer and Amy GardnerDecember 5, 2022

Supreme Court seems to side with web designer opposed to same-sex marriage

Conservative justices seemed amenable to web designer Lorie Smith’s argument that the state can't compel her to make wedding sites for same-sex couples.

By Robert BarnesDecember 5, 2022
Analysis

It’s a millennial workforce now

The baby boom no longer represents much of the American workforce.

By Philip BumpDecember 5, 2022

Congress working to strike last-minute immigration deals

Two bipartisan groups of senators are working to strike immigration deals as they stare down the end of another congressional term with no action.

By Marianna Sotomayor, Liz Goodwin, Maria Sacchetti and Camila DeChalusDecember 5, 2022

Who could be speaker, if not Kevin McCarthy

The answer isn't obvious. But here's some early handicapping on the names that have been floated.

By Aaron BlakeDecember 2, 2022

Why you should care about what just happened in Cochise County

It's unlikely it'll truly happen in Arizona, as some have speculated. But we're also in uncharted territory, and the situation there provides a big test of an increasingly embattled certification process.

By Aaron BlakeDecember 2, 2022

Herschel Walker is a very flawed candidate. Could he still win?

A new poll reinforces his liabilities. But Georgia also leaned Republican on Election Day.

By Aaron BlakeDecember 2, 2022

Trump’s committee paying for lawyers of key Mar-a-Lago witnesses

The payments are legal, and a defense lawyer for the witnesses says they are not problematic. But some outside legal experts say they could pose a conflict.

By Devlin Barrett, Josh Dawsey and Isaac Stanley-BeckerDecember 5, 2022

Ex-N.Y. Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin has federal corruption charges dismissed

A federal judge said prosecutors did not sufficiently allege a “quid pro quo” between Benjamin and a real estate developer who helped raise campaign contributions.

By Shayna JacobsDecember 5, 2022
Analysis

What does ‘woke’ mean? Whatever Ron DeSantis wants.

Florida: Where woke goes to be defined.

By Philip BumpDecember 5, 2022
The FixAnalysis

The many bad signs for Trump after his 2024 launch

The polling trends we saw over the course of 2022 appear to have accelerated after a disastrous midterm election for Trump.

By Aaron BlakeDecember 5, 2022

When to expect results from Georgia’s Senate runoff

Unofficial results in the Georgia Senate runoff will begin to be posted online shortly after polls start closing at 7 p.m.,

By Azi PaybarahDecember 5, 2022

Georgia’s runoff system was created to dilute Black voting power

Georgia’s runoff system was created in 1964 after the urging of a powerful segregationist. Now, 58 years later, two Black men are competing for a U.S. Senate seat.

By Matthew BrownDecember 5, 2022

Paul Pelosi attends Kennedy Center Honors in first public appearance since attack

The House speaker’s husband received a thunderous standing ovation as he accompanied his wife to the storied event in the Kennedy Center’s Opera House.

By Eugene ScottDecember 5, 2022

Second gentleman Doug Emhoff to host roundtable focused on antisemitism

Emhoff, the first Jewish spouse of a U.S. vice president, will host an event focused on the rise of antisemitism in the United States and efforts to combat hate in the country.

By Eugene ScottDecember 5, 2022
The FixAnalysis

The Trump GOP’s desertion of ‘law and order’ crosses a new threshold

It's not just Trump calling for the termination of the Constitution. And it's been a long time coming, with little pushback from his party.

By Aaron BlakeDecember 5, 2022

GOP lawmakers largely silent after Trump suggests ‘termination’ of Constitution

Trump’s posts represent an escalation in his attacks on American institutions — one that scholars say must be heeded as a sign of how far he is willing to go to regain power.

By Amy B WangDecember 5, 2022
Analysis

No, limiting the Hunter Biden laptop story didn’t cost Trump the election

This claim is largely based on a highly dubious poll from a right-wing organization. But it also makes no sense on the merits.

By Philip BumpDecember 5, 2022

Tracking Biden’s nominees to fill the top roles in his administration

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 BlancoDecember 5, 2022
Analysis

Trump’s call to set aside the Constitution raises a question: Why now?

The former presidents' nonsensical calls to be reinstated aren't new. But the current moment is unique in several ways.

By Philip BumpDecember 5, 2022

Georgia’s Senate race is heading to a runoff. Here’s how it will work.

Sen. Raphael G. Warnock and Herschel Walker are headed to a runoff in Georgia. Here is how that works.

By Matthew Brown and Annabelle TimsitDecember 5, 2022

What Georgia’s past two Senate contests tell us about the runoff

Georgia is expected be a hard-fought presidential battleground once again in 2024, making any shifts in the state’s electorate important for both parties.

By Theodoric Meyer, Adrian Blanco and Luis MelgarDecember 5, 2022