Post Politics Now: Biden to host summit next month on countering hate-fueled violence

The White House said the president will deliver the keynote address at the Sept. 15 United We Stand Summit, which will focus on incidents such as the mass shooting in Buffalo in May.

By John Wagner and Mariana AlfaroAugust 19, 2022
Analysis

Mehmet Oz’s problem isn’t the memes. It’s the authenticity.

The memes are a symptom, not the disease.

By Philip BumpAugust 19, 2022

In New York, Democrats clash over identity in bitter primary season

After a Democratic plan to redraw the congressional map backfired, fierce infighting erupted, including in a Manhattan race pitting two titans of the House against each other.

By Colby ItkowitzAugust 19, 2022

Court orders release of DOJ memo on Trump obstruction in Mueller probe

The panel agreed with a lower court judge who found the Department of Justice's arguments misleading.

By Rachel WeinerAugust 19, 2022

Pa. Senate race no longer tossup as Fetterman memes zero in on Oz’s wealth

The social media spat comes as new predictions show that the tight race is drifting in Fetterman’s favor.

By Kim BellwareAugust 19, 2022

Liz Cheney’s historic margin of defeat

Depending upon how you slice it, it might be the biggest of the 21st century. And its nearest competitors have something in common.

By Aaron BlakeAugust 17, 2022

Liz Cheney for president? Why it could actually matter.

A look at her dim prospects — and why she could run, and have it matter, regardless.

By Aaron BlakeAugust 17, 2022

What happened to the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump?

Of those who are running again, all have challengers backed by Trump.

By Amber PhillipsAugust 17, 2022
Analysis

Where the gap between rent and the minimum wage is the widest

Rents have gone up. Minimum wages haven't.

By Philip BumpAugust 19, 2022

District attorney says Graham’s testimony is crucial in election probe

The Atlanta-area district attorney conducting a criminal investigation of Republican efforts to reverse the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia argued in a court filing Friday that Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) should appear before a special grand jury next week despite his appeal to postpone offering testimony.

By John Wagner and Tom HamburgerAugust 19, 2022
Analysis

Tucker Carlson and Stephen Miller offer a predictable campaign pitch: fear

The pair can't seem to understand that their obsessions are not those of Americans more broadly.

By Philip BumpAugust 19, 2022
The FixAnalysis

Could Sarah Palin have cost the GOP a House seat?

Democrat Mary Peltola leads among first-choice voters in Alaska's new ranked-choice system. And the available evidence makes the race look very close.

By Aaron BlakeAugust 19, 2022
Analysis

What to know about Ron DeSantis’s political ‘election fraud’ arrests

Twenty arrests — not convictions — is a tiny fraction of the vote. But it goes downhill from there.

By Philip BumpAugust 19, 2022

Assault weapon manufacturers would see 20% tax under proposed legislation

The proposed legislation also includes a bill that would require each firearm manufacturer to create and implement a system to track and analyze crimes committed with firearms they have sold.

By Jacqueline AlemanyAugust 19, 2022

White House speeds monkeypox vaccines, but not everyone likes the pace

Officials also strike deal to expedite 2.5 million vials by having vaccines finished in the United States, rather than Denmark.

By Dan Diamond and Fenit NirappilAugust 18, 2022

Post Politics Now: Judge says he’s inclined to release parts of Mar-a-Lago affidavit after redactions

The Justice Department argued to keep sealed a document believed to hold key details about the government’s search of former president Donald Trump's residence, while media organizations are pushing for its release.

By John Wagner and Mariana AlfaroAugust 18, 2022
The FixAnalysis

McConnell’s grim 2022 expectations-setting

McConnell now suggests Republicans might not pick up the one seat needed to re-take the Senate.

By Aaron BlakeAugust 18, 2022

McConnell warns GOP may not win Senate, as group linked to him invests heavily in Ohio

The GOP leader predicted there is “probably a greater likelihood the House flips than the Senate,” despite an election cycle that typically would be advantageous for Republicans.

By Amy B Wang and Mariana AlfaroAugust 18, 2022
Analysis

Americans see an ‘invasion’ at the border. But what does that mean?

New polling shows how opinion on immigration has turned negative — in part thanks to changes in rhetoric.

By Philip BumpAugust 18, 2022
The FixAnalysis

Trump: Release the full affidavit! Trump’s lawyers in court: Meh.

A magistrate judge said that portions of the document could be unsealed. But seeing the document remain mostly sealed is likely a best-case scenario for Trump.

By Aaron BlakeAugust 18, 2022

The Georgia criminal investigation into Trump and his allies, explained

Here's what you need to know about Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis's criminal investigation into Trump and his allies.

By Matthew BrownAugust 18, 2022