Primary elections live updates: Big races are on the ballot in Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas and Texas

Former president Donald Trump's efforts to play GOP kingmaker will be tested in Georgia, where he is backing a Republican challenger to heavily favored Gov. Brian Kemp.

By John Wagner,  Mariana Alfaro,  Amy B Wang,  Felicia Sonmez and Eugene ScottMay 24, 2022

Witness was ‘extremely uncomfortable’ over Trump associate data search

A witness testified Tuesday that a data search conducted on Trump associates in 2016 made him "extremely uncomfortable," one of the last pieces of prosecution evidence against Michael Sussmann, a lawyer accused of lying to the FBI.

By Devlin BarrettMay 24, 2022

The Trailer: Your hour-by-hour guide on what to watch tonight

How to watch today's primaries, why New York Democrats are tearing each other apart, and the closing campaign spots in key races.

By David WeigelMay 24, 2022

How the GOP allows bigotry to be mainstreamed at conservative events

CPAC is defending the appearance of Hungarian talk-show host Zsolt Bayer at its conference in Hungary, where he appeared on the same stage as Donald Trump. It's a culmination of the GOP looking the other way on such things.

By Aaron BlakeMay 24, 2022

Seven primaries to watch Tuesday, while all eyes are on Georgia

All eyes are on Georgia and GOP candidates peddling Trump's false election fraud claims.

By Amber PhillipsMay 24, 2022

The many controversies surrounding Madison Cawthorn

Republican lawmakers normally defend those in their party accused of controversy, but they've turned on Rep. Madison Cawthorn (N.C.) after various controversies.

By Amber PhillipsMay 23, 2022

Biden’s starkest comments yet on defending Taiwan from China

His comments have gradually broken from the established policy of strategic ambiguity. The question is why.

By Aaron BlakeMay 23, 2022

The White House keeps walking back Biden’s remarks

President Biden regularly makes unscripted, pithy remarks that violate the rules of diplomacy and get a lot of attention. His staff always walks them back — but should they?

By Ashley Parker and Tyler PagerMay 24, 2022

Insurrectionists can be barred from office, appeals court says

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit took on a challenge to the freshman congressman's candidacy.

By Rachel WeinerMay 24, 2022

Federal retirement savings program to widely expand investment options

The Thrift Savings Plan will open a long-planned mutual fund “window” June 1, allowing for targeted investing in stock, bond, commodities and other markets in addition to the index-based funds the TSP itself offers.

By Eric YoderMay 24, 2022

State Farm drops support of LGBTQ kids books after conservative furor

State Farm ended its support of the GenderCool Project after the partnership to promote inclusivity had “been the subject of news and customer inquiries.”

By Timothy BellaMay 24, 2022

At Justice Dept., police reform means partnership as much as punishment

How the longtime civil rights advocates who now hold top jobs in President Biden’s Justice Department are trying to strike a middle ground on policing.

By David NakamuraMay 24, 2022

What’s Trump’s backing good for? In big races, often about 30 percent.

David Perdue is polling at a threshold where plenty of GOP candidates have wound up. For some in crowded races, it was good enough. That wouldn't be the case for him.

By Aaron BlakeMay 24, 2022

Fox’s CEO blames complaints about white nationalist rhetoric on jealousy

According to Lachlan Murdoch, the challenges are Fox News's popularity (which is a function of partisanship) and partisanship (which Fox News stokes).

By Philip BumpMay 24, 2022

Recovering from a stroke, Fetterman finds his Senate campaign in limbo

The Democratic nominee has been sidelined for nearly two weeks from one of this year’s most consequential Senate races.

By Colby Itkowitz,  Paul Kane and Ariana Eunjung ChaMay 24, 2022

5 GOP candidates in Michigan ineligible after fraud, election office says

A state elections board said five of 10 GOP candidates for Michigan governor are ineligible because of thousands of fraudulent signatures in their petitions.

By Amy B WangMay 24, 2022

How election modeling can help us understand who might win

Election models can estimate where votes are out, giving observers a chance to see where the election might be headed.

By Adrian Blanco and Artur GalochaMay 24, 2022
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Peter Thiel puts another $3.5 million behind Blake Masters in Arizona

Fresh off J.D. Vance’s win in Ohio, the tech entrepreneur upped his investment in Arizona, where his friend and protégé is courting Trump’s endorsement.

By Isaac Stanley-BeckerMay 24, 2022

Kellyanne Conway admits Trump lost — quite usefully for her

The longtime Trump adviser says Trump lost so that she can say the race was winnable. Then she echoes the party line on how the election was "rigged."

By Philip BumpMay 24, 2022

Kissinger says Ukraine should cede territory to Russia to end war

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Kissinger urged the West to not seek an embarrassing defeat for Russia in Ukraine, warning it could worsen Europe’s long-term stability.

By Timothy BellaMay 24, 2022