Post Politics Now: Federal judge to hear arguments on releasing Mar-a-Lago affidavit

The Justice Department is arguing 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

How the Mar-a-Lago search has helped fuel GOP attacks on the IRS

Verbal attacks on federal law enforcement after the FBI search of Donald Trump’s Florida estate have become enmeshed with Republican criticism of a Democratic spending bill.

By Marianna SotomayorAugust 18, 2022

Federal judiciary can’t stop support staff from political activity

A 2018 rule barring administrative workers from expressing views on or participating in politics expressing views is unconstitutional, the court ruled.

By Rachel WeinerAugust 18, 2022

Biden’s bogus boast of 1 million ‘construction jobs’

The president claims 1 million construction jobs would be created by the CHIPS Act. The number in the report he cites is just 6,200.

By Glenn KesslerAugust 18, 2022

Post Politics Now: After losing in Wyoming, Cheney says she’s considering a run for president

The Wyoming congresswoman established a new leadership PAC early Wednesday and is vowing to do everything she can to keep former president Donald Trump from returning to the White House.

By John Wagner and Mariana AlfaroAugust 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

What surviving GOP impeachment backers have in common: Alternative primaries

It appears every GOP impeachment supporter who survived a 2022 primary will have done so in a top-two or ranked-choice system. Coincidence or not?

By Aaron BlakeAugust 17, 2022

Three early takeaways from the Alaska and Wyoming elections

Three high-profile GOP women saw their political careers hang in the balance. Here's where things stand.

By Aaron BlakeAugust 17, 2022

Trump’s ploy about lowering the temperature

The conspiratorial, wartime rhetoric has not stopped, and Trump seems to have blessed its continuation.

By Aaron BlakeAugust 16, 2022

Trump’s dominance in GOP comes into focus, worrying some in the party

Rep. Liz Cheney’s defeat by a wide margin marked the fourth loss by a House Republican who voted to impeach Trump last year on charges that he incited a riot

By Hannah Knowles, Josh Dawsey and David WeigelAugust 17, 2022

Trump’s defense against federal investigation: The ‘Russia hoax’ hoax

The investigation into Russian interference and Trump's campaign was well-predicated and has not been shown to have been either partisan or debunked.

By Philip BumpAugust 17, 2022

CDC, under fire, lays out plan to become more nimble and accountable

‘In our big moment, our performance did not reliably meet expectations,’ Walensky acknowledges.

By Lena H. Sun and Dan DiamondAugust 17, 2022

Liz Cheney’s fall — and future

Congresswoman Liz Cheney’s crushing defeat in Wyoming’s Republican primary on Tuesday. Plus, Alaska experiments with a new way to vote.

By Maggie Penman, Alexis Diao, Reena Flores, Jordan-Marie Smith, Rennie Svirnovskiy, Ariel Plotnick, Emma Talkoff, Sabby Robinson, Sean Carter and Natalie BettendorfAugust 17, 2022

Trump rakes in millions off FBI search at Mar-a-Lago

The former president’s political fundraising surged to over $1 million a day last week after sagging earlier this year.

By Josh Dawsey and Isaac ArnsdorfAugust 17, 2022

Abortion is now banned in these states. See where laws have changed.

Thirteen states had "trigger bans" to criminalize abortion when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Several other states are working to enact other laws.

By Caroline Kitchener, Kevin Schaul, N. Kirkpatrick, Daniela Santamariña and Lauren TierneyAugust 17, 2022

Giuliani appears before Georgia grand jury in election probe

The former New York City mayor has been told he is a target of a criminal probe into efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

By Matthew Brown and Tom HamburgerAugust 17, 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

No, half the country doesn’t oppose charging Trump with a crime

But that doesn't mean that more than half the country does.

By Philip BumpAugust 17, 2022

Planned Parenthood to spend record $50 million on midterm elections

The record investment underscores how much reproductive rights advocates believe abortion will be a motivating issue for voters after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

By Amy B WangAugust 17, 2022

Pence pushes back against GOP calls to ‘defund the FBI’

The former vice president disagreed Wednesday with those in his party who have called to “defund the FBI” after the bureau’s search of former president Donald Trump’s residence in Florida last week.

By John WagnerAugust 17, 2022

After the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago, views of Trump ... didn’t change

YouGov polling released on Wednesday shows no significant shift in how Republicans view the former president. Caveats, as always, apply.

By Philip BumpAugust 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

Cheney says she is considering a White House run after drubbing in Wyo. primary

Cheney is the fourth House Republican to lose a primary after voting to impeach Trump last year.

By Paul Kane and Hannah KnowlesAugust 17, 2022

Syria denies holding Austin Tice after Biden’s demand for release

The Foreign Ministry statement denied holding any U.S. citizens. President Biden directly accused the Syrian government last week of holding the journalist.

By Sarah DadouchAugust 17, 2022