Politics


Biden watched three presidents fail to end a war he saw as distracting from bigger threats like China and Russia. Now he’s pulling the plug.

(Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)

Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee voted against the measure.

Biden said the United States needs to “fight the battles for the next 20 years, not the last 20."

The president has been criticized by AAPI groups for the lack of Asian American representation in his Cabinet.


Biden isn’t trying to put a good face on the Afghanistan withdrawal

Biden emphasized this is not so much a “Mission Accomplished” moment as much as a moment in which diminishing returns are unsustainable.

Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal is a moment of truth — and a potentially humbling one — for GOP hawks

Now the GOP confronts another area in which Trump has apparently changed the political paradigm in Washington.

Tucker Carlson’s highly illogical case for questioning vaccine effectiveness

Plenty of conservatives have asked why we should wear marks and social distance post-vaccine. Carlson took that illogical case in a much more conspiratorial direction.

Babbitt’s killing became one of the defining moments of the mob action on Jan. 6, after graphic videos of her shooting spread across social media and were replayed by news outlets.

Federal health officials had recommended Tuesday that states pause use of the vaccine while agencies review six U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of brain blood clot among the more than 7 million people who received the shot.

The pause in distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine could feed into the anxieties of segments of the population who are already wary of receiving a coronavirus vaccine.

According to prosecutors, weapons were stashed in an Arlington hotel.

  • Analysis

Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) echoed Carlson's line in a hearing Tuesday.

The president in February promised to dramatically raise the cap on refugees set in the Trump era. He hasn’t done it yet, and it’s not clear why.

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.

In remarks from the White House, the president said that “it is time for American troops to come home.”

Although significant hurdles remain in the Senate, D.C. statehood has become a central issue for Democrats.

  • Analysis

Coupled with the lack of demonstrated voter fraud, the research undermines rationales for proposed changes to vote access.

  • Analysis

That's even before the Johnson & Johnson "pause."

  • Analysis

A quarter of the country has never known a United States not involved militarily in Afghanistan.

Some states will gain seats after the census, while others such as Rhode Island will likely lose them. And even after the changes, House members from some states will still represent a starkly different number of people than others.

Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) have offered dubious claims and faulty numbers to attack Biden’s infrastructure plan.

Load More