Supreme Court splits in deportation case, says judiciary has limited role

The Supreme Court on Monday made it more difficult for federal courts to review the factual determinations that can lead to the removal of noncitizens.

By Robert BarnesMay 16, 2022

Sussmann trial jury picked; openings statements set for Tuesday

A jury has been picked for the trial of Michael Sussmann, a lawyer accused of lying to the FBI during the 2016 presidential campaign.

By Devlin BarrettMay 16, 2022

How Trump’s pact with the Club for Growth turned into a grudge match

A tight alliance between the Club for Growth and former president Donald Trump cracked open when they backed different contenders in the Ohio senate primary two weeks ago.

By Josh Dawsey and Isaac ArnsdorfMay 16, 2022

Trump’s off-the-cuff abortion position moves closer to reality

In 2016, Trump said women who receive abortion should face criminal punishment. Many Republicans agree.

By Philip BumpMay 16, 2022

Post Politics Now: Ukraine aid, baby formula shortages, high gas prices on agenda for Congress

President Biden will host Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotaki at the White House on Monday. On Tuesday, Biden plans to travel to Buffalo in the wake of the nation's latest mass shooting.

By John Wagner and Mariana AlfaroMay 16, 2022

What Trump aides who wrote tell-all books said, before and after

Amid criticism of officials like Mark Esper for not speaking out earlier, we look at what they're saying now versus what they said when they worked for Trump.

By Aaron BlakeMay 13, 2022

Jan. 6 panel’s historic subpoenas to House GOPers — and what’s next

There are a number of options on the table for the Jan. 6 committee to enforce new and historic subpoenas against House Republicans. Which one it takes will show how serious the committee is — and could reverberate.

By Aaron BlakeMay 13, 2022

Can the Jan. 6 committee get Republicans to talk using subpoenas?

Here's how Republicans can resist the committee's request.

By Amber PhillipsMay 12, 2022

The near extinction of the congressional middle on abortion

When Roe was decided, there was little difference between how the parties voted in the Senate. A vote to save it this week was almost completely divided along partisan lines.

By Aaron BlakeMay 12, 2022

How Trump’s Dr. Oz endorsement could cost the GOP in Pennsylvania

Multiple recent polls show even lots of Pennsylvania Republicans don't like Oz — nearly half, in one poll. What happens if he becomes their nominee?

By Aaron BlakeMay 16, 2022

Stefanik echoed racist theory allegedly espoused by Buffalo suspect

The No. 3 House Republican, who ran Facebook ads parroting the “great replacement” conspiracy theory, illustrates the radical turn taken by an increasing number of Republicans.

By Marianna SotomayorMay 16, 2022

Democrats would face upheaval under redrawn New York congressional map

In April, New York’s highest court struck down the Democrats’ proposed map as unconstitutional and instead tasked a "neutral expert" with redrawing the state's congressional districts.

By Amy B Wang and Colby ItkowitzMay 16, 2022

Supreme Court agrees with Cruz, strikes campaign contribution limit

The Supreme Court split along ideological lines and agreed with Sen. Ted Cruz’s challenge to a law limiting post-election political contributions to repay a candidate’s loan to his campaign.

By Robert BarnesMay 16, 2022

States pursue extreme restrictions in crafting post-Roe abortion law

What had been a slow, deliberate erosion of abortion rights over the 50 years since the Supreme Court’s ruling in Roe v. Wade now seemed to be a flash flood of increasingly severe restrictions and proposals cropping up at the state level, abortion rights advocates say, as antiabortion Republicans envision a post-Roe world.

By Amy B Wang and Caroline KitchenerMay 16, 2022

Cheney says GOP has ‘enabled’ racism. Here’s what she’s talking about.

The right’s embrace of the racist “replacement theory” endured even after a series of tragedies in which the shooter espoused it. Here's a timeline of how the party has dealt with such issues.

By Aaron BlakeMay 16, 2022

No one will apologize for hyping the ‘great replacement theory’

As Rep. Elise Stefanik has already shown. Once again, the media is cast as the oppressive force.

By Philip BumpMay 16, 2022

Only one part of the Buffalo massacre deviated from right-wing rhetoric

Every part of it — racist rationalization, access to guns, online indoctrination, extremist violence — has been a focus of repeated warnings for years.

By Philip BumpMay 16, 2022

Tracking the political appointees Biden is nominating to fill the top roles in his administration

Follow the president's progress filling nearly 800 positions, among the 1,200 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.

By Harry Stevens,  Madison Walls and Adrian BlancoMay 16, 2022

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.

By Ann E. MarimowMay 16, 2022

New dad Pete Buttigieg says baby formula shortage ‘is very personal’

The secretary of transportation, like millions of parents, has been left scrambling for baby formula amid the shortage.

By María Luisa PaúlMay 16, 2022

Michael Sussmann’s trial begins Monday: What to know

Key questions and answers about the trial of Michael Sussmann, a lawyer accused of lying to the FBI during the 2016 presidential campaign.

By Devlin BarrettMay 16, 2022

Governor’s races to watch in the 2022 midterms

The outcomes have significant implications for state-by-state governance at a time when red and blue states are heading in opposite directions.

By Dan Balz and Marianna SotomayorMay 16, 2022

Key demographics for the 2022 midterm elections

The four groups of voters that will prove critical to results in the 2022 midterm elections.

By Dan Balz and Marianna SotomayorMay 16, 2022

The 2022 midterms could be a referendum on Biden

This year's campaign appears set to follow the pattern of midterm elections being a referendum on the incumbent president.

By Dan Balz and Marianna SotomayorMay 16, 2022