Politics



Decades of work by abortion opponents and conservative court advocates led to the Supreme Court hearing in which a court majority appeared sympathetic to altering Roe v. Wade.

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As the Supreme Court weighs a restrictive Mississippi law, political activists prepare for what will come if Roe v. Wade is overturned. What might happen isn’t entirely predictable.

Much has been made of the split between less-vaccinated (often red) states and more-vaccinated (often blue) ones. It's even more pronounced at the county level.


The GOP’s vaccine shutdown gambit, and what it says about who’s in charge

Virtually every House Republican went along with a gambit, despite it being doomed to fail. So what happens when Republicans actually have the power and the will to force the issue?

The debt ceiling fight, explained

For the second time this year, the United States faces the possibility of financial calamity if Congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling before Christmas.

The departures of Symone Sanders, Ashley Etienne and other aides have reignited questions about why Vice President Harris churns through top-level Democratic staff, an issue that has colored her nearly 18 years in public service.

FBI says two former Washington state men linked to accused Proud Boys leader Nordean were among first to breach Capitol barricades in Jan. 6 riot, and one apparently posed with Trump attorney Sidney Powell in South Dakota during the August 2021 Sturgis motorcycle rally.

Former Justice Dept. official has indicated he may plead the Fifth, illustrating risks of legal standoff.

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Using FBI data, we created a visual of every day of gun sales since late 1998.

Thirty states and D.C. have passed similar laws, but thus far a parent has never been charged under them in a school shooting.

“The only response I’ve seen from this Administration when it comes to the Afghanistan withdrawal debacle is to throw more money at the problem,” Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said in a statement Thursday night.

“What I have is a one-and-a-half-year-old grandson who had a cold who likes to kiss his pop,” Biden said.

Stopgap measure means that, by Feb. 18, lawmakers must adopt another short-term measure or complete work on a dozen long-stalled appropriations bills.

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The city released a tally of every write-in vote — a list that included some well-known names.

The party’s focus on the political ramifications of the infighting rather than the substance of the disagreement has led civil rights groups and Democrats to charge that Republicans are embracing, or at least enabling, bigotry.

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The November jobs numbers come in lower than expected … for now.

Congress narrowly avoided a shutdown, but lawmakers have a lot more to get done before the end of the year.

Ruth Marcus, The Post's deputy editorial page editor, offers insight into the challenge to Roe v. Wade and explains how a conservative "rule of six" is poised to reshape the nation.

Normally low-profile state legislative races and less prominent gubernatorial contests suddenly hold the potential to become national flash points in the polarizing debate, while state legislative activity will become more significant in shaping abortion laws.

Shutdown threat, defense bill snags and potential debt limit drama — as well as the rising likelihood of divided government — all point to an excruciating new reality on Capitol Hill.

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