McCarthy thinks he can find ‘responsible’ way to raise debt ceiling

“We’re not going to default,” the House speaker pledged, but he also called for budget cuts without offering specifics.

By Azi PaybarahJanuary 29, 2023

Pelosi attacker wanted to hurt more people, according to jailhouse call

‘I’m so sorry I didn’t get more of them. ... I should’ve come better prepared,' a man identifying himself as David DePape says hours after video of the attack on Paul Pelosi was released.

By Maham Javaid, Adela Suliman and Ben BraschJanuary 29, 2023

Congress pressed to pass police reform after Tyre Nichols’s brutal beating

The attorney for Nichols’s family called on Congress to pass stalled legislation aimed at combating police misconduct. But it could face an uphill battle in the House.

By Robert KlemkoJanuary 29, 2023

The 2024 GOP presidential primary season is kicking off. Here’s the potential field.

As Donald Trump hits the trail, many other Republicans are making moves toward challenging him.

By Hannah Knowles and Amy B WangJanuary 29, 2023

Trump’s lasting legacy on the judiciary is not just at the Supreme Court

The outspoken conservative judges President Donald Trump put on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals are at the forefront of resistance to the Biden administration.

By Ann E. MarimowJanuary 29, 2023

Senate Democrats had a good 2022. The 2024 election could be brutal.

Democrats beat history by holding the Senate and actually gaining a seat. That will be exceedingly difficult in 2024, given how the map looks.

By Aaron Blake and Nick MourtoupalasJanuary 26, 2023

The GOP’s big risk in legitimizing Marjorie Taylor Greene

What does it mean for Republicans to promote her as a face of the party? And what do voters think of the congresswoman?

By Aaron BlakeJanuary 26, 2023

GOP gives the Freedom Caucus the keys to the car

The Freedom Caucus is a small portion of the House GOP. But thanks to newly announced committee assignments and spots on key panels, it will be the face of the party.

By Aaron BlakeJanuary 25, 2023

The plot thickens on George Santos’s biggest problem

Santos’s campaign amended his campaign finance filings. But the changes still don't clear up the questions surrounding his potential financial improprieties.

By Aaron BlakeJanuary 25, 2023

New Arizona GOP chairman solicits election deniers to secure spot

Jeff DeWit, a former state treasurer and Trump campaign aide, wooed prominent election deniers to stave off far-right challenge

By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Isaac ArnsdorfJanuary 28, 2023

As Trump hits the trail in two states, some vulnerabilities come into focus

Trump campaigned in New Hampshire and then headed to South Carolina on Saturday, amid growing Republican interest in elevating other standard-bearers

By Hannah Knowles and Camila DeChalusJanuary 28, 2023
Analysis

Trump’s path to GOP nomination is strewn with obstacles

Trump tries to jump-start his lackluster campaign. Rivals, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, hold off. So far, the 2024 contest looks little like 2016.

By Dan BalzJanuary 28, 2023

President, protesters, athletes and politicians mourn Tyre Nichols

President Biden, sports stars, civil rights activists and protesters have expressed their outrage at the video showing Memphis police beating Tyre Nichols.

By Adela Suliman and Andrew JeongJanuary 28, 2023
Analysis

Independent voters wary of investigations, want House GOP to deliver results

In several focus groups in battlegrounds, independents worry the new House majority's focus on investigations is just part of a "get-even" culture.

By Paul KaneJanuary 28, 2023

Who would work for Rep. Santos? Capitol Hill is watching closely.

No staff hirings on Capitol Hill are being more closely watched than those of Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.), who has been buried in controversy since his election.

By Joe Heim and Meagan FlynnJanuary 28, 2023

DeSantis advisers prepare for potential presidential run, explore staff options

The private activity is the latest indication the second-term Republican governor is laying a foundation for a potential White House bid.

By Hannah KnowlesJanuary 28, 2023

Musk meets with GOP tech critics and Biden aides during D.C. visit

Elon Musk said he met with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries to discuss ensuring Twitter “is fair to both parties.”

By Tony Romm, Faiz Siddiqui, Cat Zakrzewski and Adela SulimanJanuary 27, 2023

Man sentenced to nearly 7 years in Jan. 6 assault of Officer Brian Sicknick

Julian Khater admitted he used chemical spray on officers defending the U.S. Capitol, including Sicknick, who died the next day. George Tanios was sentenced to 5 months.

By Rachel Weiner and Spencer S. HsuJanuary 27, 2023
The FixAnalysis

A retrospective on the right’s Paul Pelosi conspiracy theories

Newly-released footage should quash speculation about the assault. But the Pelosi episode shows how many on the right are all too easer to spread innuendo and debunked claims.

By Aaron BlakeJanuary 27, 2023

Post Politics Now: Ronna McDaniel secures a fourth term as RNC chair

McDaniel, who was first elevated to her position by President Donald Trump, faced a spirited challenge from Harmeet Dhillon, who had the backing of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).

By John Wagner and Mariana AlfaroJanuary 27, 2023

Ronna McDaniel quells revolt to win reelection as chair of fractured RNC

The RNC voted to stick with McDaniel amid demands for accountability for the party’s string of electoral failures.

By Isaac Arnsdorf, Dylan Wells and Josh DawseyJanuary 27, 2023
Analysis

There’s actually only one conspiracy theory: Democrats are evil

Everything else — the attack on Paul Pelosi, the stolen election, the "deep state" targeting Donald Trump — is just a variation.

By Philip BumpJanuary 27, 2023
The FixAnalysis

How the Ilhan Omar committee vote compares to Marjorie Taylor Greene’s

Given McCarthy’s claim that he’s simply applying the new standard set by Democrats, it’s worth running through a comparison of the two situations.

By Aaron BlakeJanuary 27, 2023

Election losses only deepen Arizona Republicans’ insistence on fraud

Many Arizona Republicans are still clinging to 2020 election fraud falsehoods, refusing to acknowledge their candidates lost and resisting attempts to lessen the extreme divisions in the state.

By Yvonne Wingett SanchezJanuary 27, 2023