Biden tests negative for coronavirus after rebound case

The president had been in isolation for a week after testing positive from a "rebound" case of coronavirus infection.

By Tyler PagerAugust 6, 2022

Culture wars could be a winning issue — for Democrats

Democrats have hope they can limit some of their potential losses in the midterms and outperform expectations because of abortion and gun-control issues.

By Paul KaneAugust 6, 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 TierneyAugust 6, 2022

Trump targets top Wisconsin GOP lawmaker for not overturning election

The State Assembly speaker refused to invalidate the 2020 general election results.

By Patrick MarleyAugust 6, 2022

What happened to the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump?

Of those who are running again, all have challengers backed by Trump.

By Amber PhillipsAugust 3, 2022

Takeaways from primaries in Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Arizona

Kansas received a surprise show of support for abortion, and election deniers in Arizona had a good night.

By Amber PhillipsAugust 3, 2022

How Kansas became a bellwether for abortion rights

If it had passed, the ballot initiative would have ended the state's constitutional right to abortion.

By Amber PhillipsAugust 3, 2022

What two negative GDP quarters means for ‘recession’ — and our politics

How predictive are two straight quarters of negative GDP of an officially declared recession? And how much does that matter, politically?

By Aaron BlakeJuly 28, 2022

What is reconciliation, and what can Democrats get done with it?

Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) changed his mind on supporting a climate and health-care deal, meaning Democrats can use reconciliation to achieve a major campaign goal.

By Amber PhillipsJuly 28, 2022

From the one-China policy to the Taiwan Relations Act, here’s what to know

After House Speaker Pelosi's visit to Taiwan raised tensions, here's a look at the U.S. policies, communiques and assurances regarding China and Taiwan.

By Andrew JeongAugust 6, 2022

Federal salaries lag 22.5 percent behind private sector, report finds

"Pay gap" between federal employees and comparable private sector workers has stayed about steady over the two years since the last assessment by the Federal Salary Council.

By Eric YoderAugust 5, 2022

White House summons Chinese ambassador as crisis escalates

Chinese Ambassador Qin Gang was called to the White House after China launched military exercises in reaction to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.

By Yasmeen Abutaleb, Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Ellen NakashimaAugust 5, 2022

Republicans select Milwaukee to host 2024 national convention

The Republican National Committee announced Friday that Milwaukee will be the host for the 2024 Republican National Convention, tapping a swing state that helped decide the outcome of the past two presidential elections.

By Eugene ScottAugust 5, 2022

Post Politics Now: Ahead of weekend debate, Schumer says economic package a ‘very, very, very big deal’

President Biden on Friday signed two bipartisan bills that target those who commit fraud in pandemic-era small-business relief programs.

By John Wagner and Mariana AlfaroAugust 5, 2022

Ogles wins closely watched GOP primary for U.S. House in Tennessee

Voters in the state went to the polls Thursday to nominate a slate of midterm candidates.

By David WeigelAugust 5, 2022

What would happen if a state official refused to certify an election?

There are backstops in place — for now — protecting our elections if Lake, Mark Finchem or another official went rogue and refused to certify the results.

By Amber PhillipsAugust 5, 2022

Russia signals willingness to discuss prisoner swap with U.S.

Russia will discuss a prisoner exchange involving the basketball star but not in public, said Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

By Robyn Dixon, Adela Suliman and Karen DeYoungAugust 5, 2022

How Alex Jones was embraced by Trump, Rogan years after Sandy Hook lies

Trump has called Jones "amazing," while Rogan has argued that the Infowars founder is "entertaining."

By Timothy BellaAugust 5, 2022

Fetterman to hold first campaign rally since suffering a stroke in May

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, who suffered a stroke in May and has been recovering, will hold his first campaign rally next week in Erie County. Fetterman has held some fundraisers, but this would be his first major public event.

By John WagnerAugust 5, 2022

Controversial federal court changes debated in Manchin negotiations

An early version of the talks included possibly moving future litigation involving the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline proposed in Manchin’s state to the U.S. District Court for the D.C. Circuit.

By Rachel WeinerAugust 5, 2022

Kari Lake wins GOP primary for Arizona governor

In Washington state, two of the 10 Republican lawmakers who voted to impeach Donald Trump after the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack faced multiple challengers.

By Amy B Wang and Eugene ScottAugust 4, 2022

Monkeypox is ‘a public health emergency,’ U.S. health secretary declares

The move comes as officials scramble to boost access to monkeypox treatments and vaccines amid rising case counts.

By Dan DiamondAugust 4, 2022

Post Politics Now: ‘Listen to the American people,’ Biden says, urging passage of economic package

The president is holding a virtual meeting with business and labor leaders to tout the Inflation Reduction Act, which aims to lower health-care costs, combat climate change and reduce the deficit.

By John Wagner and Mariana AlfaroAugust 4, 2022