Trump, under legal threat, tries to short-circuit DeSantis momentum

The former president holds his first rally of the 2024 campaign on Saturday, as he seeks to further slow his chief GOP rival.

By Isaac Arnsdorf, Isaac Stanley-Becker and Hannah KnowlesMarch 25, 2023

Indictment or no, Trump’s strategy is the same: Attack and threaten

Indictments or threats of them can boost Donald Trump's standing in the short run. The fact that Trump is leaning in so energetically shows he believes the same thing.

By Dan BalzMarch 25, 2023

‘A horrible vote’: Congress revisits one of its gravest mistakes, the Iraq War

More than 20 years after granting unfettered power to wage war, Congress is finally trying to clean up the mess from a 2002 vote that upended the world and U.S. politics.

By Paul KaneMarch 25, 2023
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The top 10 Republican presidential candidates for 2024, ranked

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

By Aaron BlakeMarch 25, 2023

Hollywood, music industry brace for a TikTok ban

Since the last time the U.S. government considered banning TikTok in 2020, the app has evolved from a social platform supporting content creators to an entertainment powerhouse.

By Taylor LorenzMarch 25, 2023

DeSantis’s ‘truth’ dig at Trump — and the uneasy question it spotlights

DeSantis called truth “essential” and said, “We have to agree that there’s a certain reality.” One truth he won’t touch, though: the legitimacy of Trump’s loss.

By Aaron BlakeMarch 22, 2023

Some Republicans express worry about their own witch hunts

As the GOP launches into investigating a supposed vast government conspiracy against them, some in their ranks urge caution.

By Aaron BlakeMarch 22, 2023

Harris heads to Africa amid Biden’s urgent courtship of the continent

The United States seeks to counter efforts by China, Russia and others to woo the continent after the turbulent Trump years.

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and Katharine HoureldMarch 25, 2023

Lawmakers tour D.C. jail to investigate treatment of Jan. 6 defendants

Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability toured the jail in response to complaints from Jan. 6 defendants held there.

By Tom Jackman and Emily DaviesMarch 24, 2023

Post Politics Now: Biden says U.S., Canada are two countries with ‘one heart’

Biden’s first trip to Canada as president aimed to bolster a close alliance and tackle issues such as immigration and trade.

By John Wagner and Mariana AlfaroMarch 24, 2023

GOP congressman tells U.S. trade negotiator she’s ‘too nice’ to do her job

"You're too nice a person to be in the job that you’re in," Rep. Greg Murphy (R-N.C.) told Katherine Tai during a congressional hearing Friday. "I don’t need your pity," the nation's top trade negotiator told him.

By Justine McDanielMarch 24, 2023

TikTok admits it banned former NBA player critical of China

The ban of Enes Kanter Freedom lasted 12 days, until TikTok's CEO was being grilled on Capitol Hill.

By Drew HarwellMarch 24, 2023

Biden and Trudeau reaffirm their alliance

Biden makes his first visit to Canada as president at a time of growing international tensions.

By Matt Viser and Amanda ColettaMarch 24, 2023
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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

Trump warns of ‘potential death & destruction’ if he’s charged in hush-money case

The post-midnight posting on Truth Social, Trump’s social media platform, was his latest — and most explicit — allusion to violence that could follow an indictment.

By John Wagner and Hannah AllamMarch 24, 2023
The FixAnalysis

William Barr’s defense of Fox News, parsed

Barr's arguments often gloss over the particulars of the case and the ways in which experts say defamation can be proved.

By Aaron BlakeMarch 24, 2023

Here’s who doesn’t pay attention to political news (not you)

Groups that pay attention to political news are often those who benefit from politics.

By Philip BumpMarch 24, 2023

Trump lawyer Evan Corcoran appears before Mar-a-Lago grand jury in D.C.

Trump lawyer Evan Corcoran goes before a federal grand jury in D.C. on Friday, after losing a fight to keep his notes and other papers away from prosecutors.

By Perry Stein, Josh Dawsey, Devlin Barrett and Jacqueline AlemanyMarch 24, 2023

House approves parental rights bill in largely a party-line vote

The Parents Bill of Rights Act serves as a message for Republicans, who believe voters agree with their position that parents don’t have enough input in schools.

By Marianna Sotomayor, Hannah Natanson and Jacqueline AlemanyMarch 24, 2023

The systemic bias of state-level anti-gay legislation

Elected officials in Florida and Texas are using control of schools to make the lives of gay Americans more difficult.

By Philip BumpMarch 24, 2023

Lindsey Graham publicly admonished for fundraising on Capitol grounds

Graham (R-S.C.) solicited campaign contributions for former Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker during a Fox News interview.

By Mariana AlfaroMarch 24, 2023
The FixAnalysis

Trump repeatedly evokes threat of violence over a potential indictment

In a series of social-media posts, Trump criticized calls for peace and cited potential for “catastrophic” "death & destruction” if he’s charged. His words are in keeping with a long history of allusions to violence by his supporters.

By Aaron BlakeMarch 24, 2023