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

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

The GOP and where it’s headed on criminalizing abortion

Polls show the American people strongly oppose criminalizing abortion and threatening doctors and women with jail time. But despite the GOP's assurances, it'll be a topic that's very difficult to avoid.

By Aaron BlakeMay 11, 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

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

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

The fight for control of the U.S. House

Republicans need a net gain of just five seats to retake the House majority.

By Marianna Sotomayor and Dan BalzMay 16, 2022

Your guide to the 2022 midterm elections

The Post's guide to the 2022 midterm elections focuses on the most important House, Senate and governor's races, along with the key issues and voters.

By Dan Balz and Marianna SotomayorMay 16, 2022

The 2022 midterm primaries to watch

The House and Senate primaries to watch in the 2022 midterm elections.

By Marianna Sotomayor and Dan BalzMay 16, 2022

The forces steering the 2022 midterm elections

President Biden’s approval ratings are in the danger zone, putting the Democrats’ slender majorities in the House and Senate in jeopardy.

By Dan Balz and Marianna SotomayorMay 16, 2022

Key issues that could determine the 2022 midterms

Inflation and abortion have been the preeminent issues, but voters will also be hearing about crime, education, immigration and jobs.

By Dan Balz and Marianna SotomayorMay 16, 2022