Green, Aiona win party nominations in Hawaii’s race for governor

Term limits and a surprise retirement set the stage for Saturday’s intraparty contests.

By David WeigelAugust 14, 2022

Michigan plot to breach voting machines points to a national pattern

A state police inquiry in Michigan found evidence of a conspiracy that has echoes elsewhere in the country as election deniers seek proof of 2020 fraud.

By Patrick Marley and Tom HamburgerAugust 14, 2022

Most abortions are done at home. Antiabortion groups are taking aim.

Two top anti-abortion groups have crafted and successfully lobbied for state legislation to ban or further restrict drugs used to terminate pregnancies.

By Kimberly KindyAugust 14, 2022

Trump’s secrets: How a records dispute led the FBI to search Mar-a-Lago

The court-authorized search was a remarkable moment for Donald Trump, and a turning point in his relationship with the Justice Department.

By Josh Dawsey, Rosalind S. Helderman, Jacqueline Alemany and Devlin BarrettAugust 13, 2022

Top lawmakers seek intelligence assessment of documents from Mar-a-Lago

Top House investigators want the director of National Intelligence to conduct a damage assessment of the boxes of highly classified information seized by the FBI.

By Jacqueline AlemanyAugust 13, 2022

The story behind Trump’s and Fox News’s specious ‘What about Obama’ parallel

Fox News and the Trump team are pointing to former president Barack Obama's library possessing 30 million documents. But the two situations have basically no resemblance for a host of reasons.

By Aaron BlakeAugust 12, 2022

2 illuminating exchanges from the House GOP on the FBI’s Trump search

Many Republicans went out on a limb for Trump. The strength of that branch is about to be tested — as a pair of exchanges reinforces.

By Aaron BlakeAugust 12, 2022

Merrick Garland seeks to call Trump’s bluff

In filing to unseal the search warrant used at Mar-a-Lago — and emphasizing that former president Donald Trump could object — the Justice Department put the ball in his court.

By Aaron BlakeAugust 11, 2022

Democrats close the gap in two post-Roe v. Wade special elections

Special elections shouldn’t be oversold. But results in Minnesota and Nebraska were remarkably similar and, combined with other evidence, undercut the idea of a big GOP wave.

By Aaron BlakeAugust 10, 2022

Biden gets a big victory and Democrats get some November talking points

President Biden’s party remains on the defensive in the coming elections, but a flurry of events has given Democrats hope of holding off the worst this fall.

By Dan BalzAugust 13, 2022

The Trump search warrant focuses on classified information. What you need to know.

Answers to questions about classified information to help decode some of the items included in the Mar-a-Lago warrant inventory list.

By Perry SteinAugust 13, 2022

Idaho’s top court allows strict abortion ban to kick in

An abortion ban with few exceptions is scheduled to take effect on Aug. 25. The court is separately reviewing the merits of the law.

By Andrew JeongAugust 13, 2022

What’s going on with all the missing Jan. 6 texts

Though there are still questions about how the day unfolded, evidence is missing: texts from the Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and Defense Department.

By Amber PhillipsAugust 13, 2022

Fetterman returns to the campaign trail three months after stroke

Hanging over his first public in-person campaign event was a single question: How would the lingering effects of the stroke hinder his ability to wage a winning campaign?

By Annie LinskeyAugust 12, 2022

Post Politics Now: House passes Inflation Reduction Act in major win for Biden

The House is taking up a sweeping Senate-passed package that aims to lower health-care costs, combat climate change, raise taxes on some large companies and reduce the deficit.

By John Wagner and Mariana AlfaroAugust 12, 2022

What could the Mar-a-Lago search mean for Trump legally?

The FBI searched Trump's residence for evidence of violation of the Espionage Act. What is that?

By Amber PhillipsAugust 12, 2022

Agents at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago seized 11 sets of classified documents, court filing shows

The newly-unsealed search warrant for Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club lists potential crimes including mishandling defense information and destruction of records.

By Devlin Barrett and Josh DawseyAugust 12, 2022

What if Trump hadn’t spent the week directing fury at the FBI?

Trump has known the details of the FBI search all week — but exaggerated and misrepresented it because it was useful. No matter what damage it did to others.

By Philip BumpAugust 12, 2022

National Archives counters Trump’s baseless claims about Obama records

Since the FBI search of his Florida home and club this week for classified documents, Trump has incorrectly asserted in social media posts that Obama “kept 33 million pages of documents, much of them classified."

By John WagnerAugust 12, 2022

Federal law enforcement leaders warn about danger as GOP assails FBI

Law enforcement leaders are raising alarms about threats to federal agents as prominent Republicans attack the FBI for its search of Donald Trump’s residence and as authorities investigate an attempted breach at a field office in Ohio.

By Hannah KnowlesAugust 12, 2022

Why tackling drought is a significant part of Democrats’ economic package

The Inflation Reduction Act includes $4 billion meant to address drought — a central concern as the planet warms.

By Philip BumpAugust 12, 2022

Wisconsin GOP fires election investigator who pushed false fraud claims

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R) dismissed attorney Michael Gableman a week after Gableman joined Donald Trump in endorsing the speaker’s primary opponent.

By Patrick MarleyAugust 12, 2022

House GOP stands by Trump despite revelation FBI searched for nuclear documents

Since the search at the former president's property, Republicans have directed their vitriol at the FBI and Attorney General Merrick Garland.

By Marianna Sotomayor, Eugene Scott, John Wagner and Leigh Ann CaldwellAugust 12, 2022
The Washington Post

FBI searched Trump’s home to look for nuclear documents and other items, sources say

Experts in classified information said the unusual search underscores deep concern among government officials about the types of information they thought could be located at Mar-a-Lago.

By Devlin Barrett, Josh Dawsey, Perry Stein and Shane HarrisAugust 12, 2022