Politics


Legislators are promoting measures that would drastically curtail access to the polls and could disproportionately affect voters of color, critics say.

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The South Carolina senator said he went from "Cotton to Congress in one lifetime," but his ancestors owned unusually large amounts of land.

Participants on the first of a two-day summit included Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, among many others.

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.


Biden’s bold move to recognize the Armenian genocide

Plenty of presidents have said they would do so and then backed down. So why now? And what are the risks?

Biden evokes a fraught history of presidents weighing in on criminal cases

From Richard Nixon and Charles Manson, to Obama, to a bunch of examples involving Donald Trump, this is well-trodden but ill-advised territory for a president.

Marjorie Taylor Greene and the implosion of the America First Caucus

Greene is now completely distancing herself from the effort and blaming staff. Here's why that's implausible.

Global leaders convened in a virtual summit as the new administration tried to reassert U.S. leadership on the climate crisis.

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The warming of the planet is a function of a build-up of gases in the atmosphere. Here are the basics of how it works.

Statehood supporters will target the Senate, where opposition is strong but leaders have promised a hearing.

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In this edition: A 23-way election in Texas, how Republicans answer the “did Trump win” question, and the final days of the Louisiana runoff.

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It is, of course, a function of a unique circumstance.

The House is expected to take up the legislation next month. President Biden has vowed to sign it when it reaches his desk.

Scott, the lone African-American Republican senator, is currently leading the party’s efforts at finding a deal with Democrats on legislation to overhaul policing practices.

Court says the commission must get additional authority from Congress to ask courts for monetary relief.

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Greene later said the "Democrat Party" is the party of the "Ku Klux Klan" and "now the party of Black Lives Matters."

Conservatives prevailed in a decision that reverses the court’s trend of leniency toward juveniles convicted of serious crimes.

The American Rescue Plan stimulus package and broad economic optimism have helped businesses and consumers, but many Americans are still jobless.

The position would be similar to one taken by Europe’s drug regulator, the European Medicines Agency, which said this week the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should carry a warning but placed no restrictions on its use.

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Did Trump seize the power conservative media holds with the Republican base, or did he only borrow it?

The architect of Donald Trump's immigration policies twisted a few facts in criticizing Biden's.

The president's planned remarks come amid a busy week at the White House. On Thursday, Biden is scheduled to host a global summit on climate change.

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