Kari Lake files lawsuit against Arizona elections officials

Lake, who lost the Arizona governor's race, asked a court to throw out the election results.

By Justine McDaniel and Kyle RempferDecember 10, 2022

In Senate shake-up, Sinema changes her party affiliation to independent

With the move, Democrats will still maintain control of the Senate. Two other members of the party's caucus already identify as independents.

By Liz Goodwin, John Wagner, Eugene Scott and Leigh Ann CaldwellDecember 9, 2022
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Biden to call for African Union to permanently join G-20

President Biden next week will announce U.S. support for the African Union to become a permanent member of the G20, a step long pushed by African nations.

By Yasmeen AbutalebDecember 9, 2022

U.S. judge won’t hold Trump’s office in contempt, people familiar say

The Justice Department sought a contempt order from the chief judge amid a dispute over whether all classified documents have been returned by Trump's legal team.

By Spencer S. Hsu, Jacqueline Alemany and Josh DawseyDecember 9, 2022

3 men who fought police and lit up during Jan. 6 riot sentenced

A Las Vegas man and two Proud Boys associates were ordered to forfeit some of the money they raised off their prosecutions as part of their punishment

By Rachel Weiner and Spencer S. HsuDecember 9, 2022

Democrats now govern more Americans at the state level than Republicans

Republicans control more states, 22 to 17. But population-wise, Democrats have the edge for the first time since before the 2010 election.

By Aaron BlakeDecember 8, 2022

Republicans suddenly get religion on early voting

Republicans are espousing its virtues, even as the party was losing the Georgia runoff. The two might be related. But how related are they really?

By Aaron BlakeDecember 8, 2022

Senate Democrats had a good 2022. The 2024 election could be brutal.

Democrats beat history by holding the Senate and actually gaining a seat. That will be exceedingly difficult in 2024, given how the map looks.

By Aaron Blake and Nick MourtoupalasDecember 8, 2022

Why Herschel Walker might be the most embarrassing 2022 loss for Trump

This is how Walker's loss compares to the other Trump-backed Republicans who cost their party votes in the 2022 midterm elections.

By Aaron BlakeDecember 7, 2022

Post Politics Now: Schumer downplays impact of an independent Sinema on Democratic powers

The news that the Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) is now an independent came a day after Democrats reelected Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) to continue leading the caucus.

By John Wagner and Mariana AlfaroDecember 9, 2022
Analysis

The rise and fall of right-wing influencers — as tracked by TPUSA

The right-wing group's social media promotions serve as a de facto ordering of who's in and out of power.

By Philip BumpDecember 9, 2022

The status of key investigations involving Donald Trump

What you need to know about the Mar-a-Lago documents, the Jan. 6 investigation, the Georgia elections probe and the New York fraud lawsuit, among othes.

By Matt Zapotosky, Matthew Brown, Shayna Jacobs, Devlin Barrett and Jacqueline AlemanyDecember 9, 2022

Gun shop owner fired at unmarked police car thinking thieves were inside

Andy Raymond was jailed on felony assault charges after authorities say he fired two rounds at a moving, unmarked police SUV.

By Dan MorseDecember 9, 2022
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Whip count: Here’s how much trouble Kevin McCarthy is in

Here are the lawmakers who are likely to decide McCarthy's fate in January's House speaker election.

By Aaron Blake and JM RiegerDecember 9, 2022
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Tracking which 2020 election deniers are winning, losing in the midterms

Follow live results where 291 Republican election deniers, who disputed the 2020 election results, are winning or losing their 2022 midterm election races.

By Adrian Blanco, Daniel Wolfe and Amy GardnerDecember 9, 2022
Analysis

A brief history of Senate defections

Defections like the one by Kyrsten Sinema have happened more than a dozen times in the past century, only occasionally reshaping power.

By Philip BumpDecember 9, 2022
The FixAnalysis

The politics of Kyrsten Sinema’s party switch

Sinema looked set to face an arduous primary if she sought reelection as a Democrat, so the move makes some sense for her personally. But what about the political impact more broadly?

By Aaron BlakeDecember 9, 2022

Fauci slams ‘lowlife’ trolls harassing his wife, children over covid

Anthony S. Fauci, a public face of the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, said he is alarmed by the harassment of his wife and children.

By Adela SulimanDecember 9, 2022

Carey Parker, stalwart Senate aide to Ted Kennedy, dies at 88

He helped shape some of the most significant federal laws of the past 50 years, becoming an eminence of Capitol Hill in his own right.

By Emily LangerDecember 8, 2022

Mar-a-Lago special master formally dismissed; Trump not expected to appeal

The filing marked the official end of Donald Trump’s request for an outside review of documents seized by the FBI in a court-authorized search.

By Perry SteinDecember 8, 2022

Post Politics Now: Schumer reelected as Senate majority leader; Murray to ascend to president pro tem

On the other side of the Capitol, the Democratic-lead House passed a bill to protect same-sex marriages, clearing the way for President Biden to sign it.

By John Wagner and Mariana AlfaroDecember 8, 2022
Analysis

Donald Trump’s grip on the GOP, in four charts

Republicans see racism against Whites as a bigger problem than antisemitism.

By Philip BumpDecember 8, 2022

A closer look at the House Republicans who broke ranks for the marriage bill

Many of the 47 Republicans who backed the Respect for Marriage Act are being targeted by Democrats in the midterm elections or are retiring from Congress.

By Marianna Sotomayor and Hannah DormidoDecember 8, 2022

Here’s which House members voted for or against the Respect for Marriage Act

More Republicans joined in support of the Respect for Marriage Act, which passed in a 258-169 vote, following a Senate amendment.

By Hannah Dormido, Adrian Blanco and Kati PerryDecember 8, 2022