Politics


In crucial Senate races in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and elsewhere, the Democratic coalition that came together to elect Biden is fracturing again — with big implications for his presidency.

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On Capitol Hill, several of the administration’s top officials involved in the fight against the coronavirus, including Anthony S. Fauci, are testifying before a Senate panel.

‘Zero Fail’ depicts missteps, successes and evolution of the agency tasked with protecting the president.

  • Analysis

Saying that Biden is president, to sidestep the lack of evidence of fraud, seems a lot more clever than it is.


Conservatives hail the ‘Queen of England’ announcing voter ID. But there’s an important catch.

Debunking a popular social media argument.

Here’s what H.R. 1, the House-passed voting rights bill, would do

If passed, the bill would mark a huge expansion of voting rights.

Lindsey Graham says the quiet part out loud on Trump — again

Not for the first time, Graham indicates that it's about fear more than anything.

  • Analysis

Assessing a not-entirely-hyperbolic claim from Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Follow the president-elect’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.

The senator from Illinois discusses her years of poverty and how that informs what she brings to the job.

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The tug and pull of cultural and economic issues and changing coalitions affect both parties.

Biden, 78, promised as a candidate to be transparent about his health. His last released health summary was from 17 months ago.

The House minority leader says he rented a "room" from pollster Frank Luntz. But the condo bylaws prohibit such arrangements.

Later this week, Biden plans to host his first meeting with top congressional leaders from both parties as well as another meeting with lawmakers focused on his jobs and infrastructure plan.

Which incentive works best? Recent surveys provide some clues.

They say it's about not focusing on the past -- while Republicans including Donald Trump have kept focused on exactly that.

  • Analysis

It's a sharp example of how "conservativism" has evolved.

  • Analysis

New analysis from the data firm Catalist adds important context to our understanding of what happened in November.

  • Analysis

The cascading inability of unsuccessful candidates to take the L.

If Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is ousted from her leadership post, it would highlight how much the January vote by 10 GOP lawmakers to impeach President Donald Trump was not the start of some bigger movement, but a momentary blip of resistance.

Critics say the administration has taken a piecemeal approach to the worsening international crisis, when a far-reaching plan is needed.

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