‘Take me up to the Capitol now’: How close Trump came to joining rioters

Trump’s demands to lead a march to Capitol Hill sheds new light on his mindset as the siege began.

By Isaac Arnsdorf, Josh Dawsey and Carol D. LeonnigJuly 1, 2022

He threatened to kill Joe Biden. His family says he’s a casualty of war.

A veteran with severe PTSD is charged with threatening President Biden. Caught in the federal justice system, is Scott Merryman beyond help?

By Paul DugganJuly 1, 2022

Post Politics Now: Now a justice, Jackson eager to be ‘part of the promise of our great Nation’

Meanwhile, President Biden chastised the Supreme Court for “outrageous behavior” and said he would support an exception to the Senate’s filibuster rules to make it easier to write abortion protections into law.

By John Wagner and Mariana AlfaroJune 30, 2022

How Trump World pressures witnesses to deny his possible wrongdoing

Trump and his allies shower potential witnesses with private flattery whille publicly blasting those who dare cross him.

By Rosalind S. Helderman, Josh Dawsey and Jacqueline AlemanyJune 30, 2022

Supreme Court limits EPA’s power to combat climate change

The decision risks putting the U.S. further off track from President Biden’s goal of running the power grid on clean energy by 2035.

By Robert Barnes and Dino GrandoniJune 30, 2022

The disputes over Jan. 6 committee evidence, parsed

Amid the pushback on Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony, a look at what has been claimed in the Jan. 6 hearings, what we know, and how ironclad the denials have been.

By Aaron BlakeJune 29, 2022

Gorsuch and Sotomayor’s extraordinary factual dispute

In a dissent, Sotomayor said Gorsuch's summary "misconstrues the facts." The dispute echoes what what happened at the appeals-court level.

By Aaron BlakeJune 29, 2022

Supreme Court lets vaccine mandate stand, tosses rulings on guns, abortion

The court’s orders came on the final day of its term, as the justices announced what additional cases they will review when the court reconvenes in the fall.

By Ann E. Marimow and Robert BarnesJune 30, 2022

Supreme Court clears Biden to end Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

The vote was 5 to 4, with Chief Justice John Roberts writing the majority opinion for himself, Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the court’s three liberals.

By Robert BarnesJune 30, 2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as first Black woman on Supreme Court

Her accession means that four women will simultaneously serve on the Supreme Court for the first time in its history.

By Robert BarnesJune 30, 2022

Supreme Court to review state legislatures’ power in federal elections

The justices will look next term at a case from North Carolina, where Republicans want to restore a redistricting map rejected by the state’s supreme court.

By Robert BarnesJune 30, 2022

Tens of thousands of monkeypox vaccines rushed to clinics

White House pushes new strategy as cases climb.

By Dan Diamond, Lena H. Sun and Fenit NirappilJune 30, 2022

Anthony Ornato has repeatedly disputed key White House conversations

It’s now happened publicly at least three times — with at least one former aide saying he lied, but another vouching for him.

By Aaron BlakeJune 30, 2022

Texas thrusts itself into the center of battles over personal freedom

The state passed an early abortion ban and now Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) indicated he might move against gay rights.

By Annie GowenJune 30, 2022

Miss. lawmaker says 12-year-old incest victims should carry pregnancies to term

"I believe life begins at conception,” Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn (R) said.

By Timothy BellaJune 30, 2022

How the Supreme Court ruled in the major decisions of 2022

In their 2022 rulings, an emboldened 6-3 conservative majority on the Supreme Court rolled backed abortion rights, expanded the rights of gun owners and strengthened the role of religion in public life.

By Ann E. Marimow, Aadit Tambe and Adrian BlancoJune 30, 2022

Can Biden provide abortion on federal lands?

There's not much Biden can do on his own to protect abortion rights nationwide. But he has some ways to make abortion slightly easier to access in red states.

By Amber PhillipsJune 30, 2022

Abortion is now banned in these states. See where laws have changed.

Thirteen states had "trigger bans" to criminalize abortion when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Several other states are working to enact other laws.

By Caroline Kitchener, Kevin Schaul, N. Kirkpatrick, Daniela Santamariña and Lauren TierneyJune 30, 2022

Trump’s ploy to seize power lacked teeth. The Supreme Court may provide dentures.

The court will take up a case considering whether state legislatures should face less scrutiny on their conduct of elections.

By Philip BumpJune 30, 2022

The most likely impact of the Jan. 6 hearings on Trump

The dynamics suggest Republicans will never believe Trump committed a crime. But they might be willing to turn the page in 2024.

By Aaron BlakeJune 30, 2022

Could the Supreme Court give Republicans more control over how to run elections?

Conservatives are closer than they’ve ever been to making the law of the land a once-marginal legal theory that gives state politicians more, unchecked power in how elections are run.

By Amber PhillipsJune 30, 2022