Post Politics Now: No near end in sight for Pa. GOP Senate primary
President Biden was in South Korea on Friday in the first visit to Asia of his presidency, kicking off a five-day tour designed to underscore his administration’s commitment to the region in the face of a rising China.
How a Social Security program piled huge fines on the poor and disabled
The remarkable penalties led to tumult inside the office of Inspector General Gail Ennis, where a whistleblower was targeted for retaliation, an administrative judge ruled.
San Francisco archbishop denying Pelosi Communion over abortion rights
The edict from Salvatore J. Cordileone, the Catholic Church archbishop in San Francisco, represents an extraordinary rebuke of Pelosi’s Roman Catholic faith.
Biden kicks off Asia trip lauding tech cooperation with South Korea
President Biden's five-day trip to South Korea and Japan is meant to emphasize U.S. commitment to the region in the face of a more assertive China.
Pennsylvania GOP Senate race is likely headed to a recount
The Associated Press said the race was too close to call.
Who’ll win in Pennsylvania? Gaming out remaining votes in Oz vs. McCormick.
Breaking down what we know about how this could end.
How the Supreme Court could soon drastically expand the right to carry guns
Here's what's happening with the court’s first major Second Amendment case in more than a decade.
Who is Doug Mastriano, the GOP nominee for governor in Pennsylvania?
Doug Mastriano made denying the results of the 2020 election a central part of his campaign.
Irony abounds on Trump’s bogus voter fraud claims in 2022 GOP primaries
"Human error." Late ballot "dumps" changing who's leading in the tallies. Mail-in ballots deciding the winner. This time, these factors are being treated with less suspicion.
Democrats have a few more weeks to enact their agenda
Summer and election season tend to be unproductive.
Biden security officials sent home after incident in South Korea
A member of President Biden’s security personnel has been accused of assaulting a South Korean in Seoul one day before Biden's trip to the country, according to South Korean police.
Breaking down claims about congresspeople and pre-Jan. 6 Capitol tours
Some Democrats claimed early that these were akin to "reconnaissance" tours. Here's where the Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) revelation fits.
Oracle’s Larry Ellison joined Nov. 2020 call about contesting Trump’s loss
The billionaire GOP donor, the biggest backer of Elon Musk’s attempted Twitter takeover, participated along with Fox’s Sean Hannity and Sen. Lindsey Graham, according to court filings and a participant.
The Thomases have diverging views on accepting undesired outcomes
It's hard not to see new reports about Ginni Thomas's efforts to subvert the 2020 election outside of Clarence Thomas's recent chiding about Roe v. Wade.
How redistricting is shaping the 2022 U.S. House map
The Post is analyzing the 2022 U.S. House map in this redistricting tracker as states finalize their congressional boundaries for the next decade. Republicans and Democrats are going to great lengths to tip districts in their favor and accusations of gerrymandering and lawsuits have followed.
John Eastman’s election-fraud evidence is as weak as you’d expect
In a legal filing, Eastman tries to cast fraud concerns as legitimate. The evidence he cites to do so is not good.
Judges accused of sex discrimination, bullying, internal survey shows
The complaints from staff at the federal trial and appeals courts in D.C., an institution regarded as a steppingstone to the Supreme Court, appear in a confidential workplace survey obtained by The Washington Post.
Former New York mayor Bill de Blasio announces bid for Congress
The former two-term mayor cast himself as a leader who can quickly get results for New Yorkers still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, inflation and other challenges.
Oklahoma lawmakers pass bill banning abortions after ‘fertilization’
If signed into law, Oklahoma would effectively ban all abortions in the state.
How Trump’s census plot might have cost red states
A new census report shows 14 states were significantly miscounted, which might have cost red states 2-3 seats. A potential reasons: Trump's chaotic attempts to game the system.
Doug Mastriano warned of left-wing ‘Hitlerian Putsch’ in 2001 paper
Two decades before he was Republican nominee for Pennsylvania governor, Doug Mastriano warned in a master's thesis that the United States was vulnerable to a left-wing “Hitlerian Putsch” that would begin with the dismantling of the U.S. military and end with the destruction of the country’s democracy.
Baltimore’s Natasha Dartigue named Maryland’s next public defender
Natasha Dartigue has been a public defender for more than 25 years and is currently the acting district public defender for the city of Baltimore.
Brad Raffensperger stood up to Trump. Now he’s courting Trump’s base.
The Georgia secretary of state is running in a tight primary against an election denier endorsed by the former president.
Court to investigate leaked survey alleging misconduct among judges
Disclosure of the confidential survey has amplified criticism of the judiciary among some in Congress, where pending legislation would extend to the judiciary’s 30,000 employees the same antidiscrimination rights afforded to other government employees.