Post Politics Now: Congress returns with a Friday shutdown deadline looming

At the White House, President Biden plans to deliver remarks Tuesday focused on “lowering health care costs and protecting and strengthening Medicare and Social Security."

By John Wagner and Mariana AlfaroSeptember 27, 2022

Facebook parent dismantles China-based network targeting American users

The network was unusual because it attempted to influence U.S. users about American topics, a Meta official said.

By Naomi NixSeptember 27, 2022

How Kevin McCarthy’s political machine worked to sway the GOP field

Allies spent millions in a sometimes secretive effort to weed out candidates who could cause the House leader trouble or jeopardize GOP victories in November.

By Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey, Isaac Arnsdorf and Marianna SotomayorSeptember 27, 2022

Biden to reveal plan for reducing obesity, ending hunger by 2030

The first White House conference on hunger in over 50 years will tackle what the administration calls the country’s “urgent, nutrition-related health crisis.”

By Andrew JeongSeptember 27, 2022
Fact CheckerAnalysis

The false claim that Senate Republicans ‘plan to end Social Security and Medicare’

It’s the final weeks of the election campaign, and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) is relying on an old trope — a nonexistent GOP plan to eliminate popular old-age programs.

By Glenn KesslerSeptember 27, 2022

4 charts that show the GOP’s 2022 popularity gap

For months, concerns have been raised about under-performing, Trump-aligned candidates in key races. A bevy of new polling bears out those concerns.

By Aaron BlakeSeptember 25, 2022

The sex-trafficking investigation of Matt Gaetz, explained

The latest in the years-long investigation is that Gaetz sought a preemptive pardon from Trump for sex trafficking.

By Amber PhillipsSeptember 23, 2022

Trump’s special master pick turns into a headache

The point of calling for a special master would seem to be to delay the government's investigation. Instead, Raymond J. Dearie has pressed Trump's team on several baseless claims their client made out of court.

By Aaron BlakeSeptember 23, 2022

Election reform, police funding and Democrats’ other priorities before the midterms

Democrats know their time in power could be limited to the next few months. Here's what they're trying to do before it runs out.

By Amber PhillipsSeptember 23, 2022

Jim Florio, New Jersey congressman and governor, dies at 85

He signed one of the strongest gun-control laws in the country but lost his bid for reelection as governor over a massive increase in taxes.

By Emily LangerSeptember 26, 2022

Biden faces pressure to waive restriction as ship idles off Puerto Rico coast

The president faces a challenge as he simultaneously tries to make good on two pledges: To be the most pro-labor president in history and to provide Puerto Rico with whatever it needs to recover from a devastating hurricane

By Toluse Olorunnipa and Jeff SteinSeptember 26, 2022

Post Politics Now: Amid inflation challenges, Biden holds event focused on saving money

After returning to the White House on Monday, the president is scheduled to host the Atlanta Braves before convening a meeting of the White House Competition Council.

By John Wagner and Mariana AlfaroSeptember 26, 2022

Trump nominee is voted out as head of Inter-American Development Bank

People familiar with the process said the ouster was the result of a well-publicized investigation into improper actions Mauricio Claver-Carone while at the helm of the organization.

By Azi PaybarahSeptember 26, 2022

U. of Idaho may stop providing birth control under new abortion law

Employees could be charged with a felony and fired if they appear to promote abortion, according to new guidance

By Caroline Kitchener and Susan SvrlugaSeptember 26, 2022
Analysis

Why a ‘carpetbagger’ attack is particularly potent in Pennsylvania

More than 7 in 10 state residents were born there, the fourth-highest percentage in the U.S.

By Philip BumpSeptember 26, 2022

Who said these notable quotes from the Jan. 6 hearings?

The Jan. 6 House committee's hearings have drawn on more than 1,000 interviews in its investigation of the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Take our quiz to see if you remember who was behind the most striking quotes.

By Hannah KnowlesSeptember 26, 2022
Analysis

Trump can win the 2024 nomination the way he won in 2016: Barely

Questions about the strength of Trump's current position ignore that he doesn't need a majority of Republicans to vote for him in the 2024 primary.

By Philip BumpSeptember 26, 2022

Sinema, McConnell engage in mutual admiration — and some Democrats seethe

Speaking at the McConnell Center in Kentucky, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) on Monday expressed support for restoring elements of the filibuster and suggested that Republicans might win control of the House or Senate in the midterm elections.

By Azi PaybarahSeptember 26, 2022
The FixAnalysis

How to watch the Jan. 6 committee hearing and what to look for

The House Jan. 6 committee's last scheduled public hearing will be on Wednesday. Here's what to expect.

By Amber PhillipsSeptember 26, 2022
The FixAnalysis

‘Impeachable whatever’: GOP floats impeaching Biden for ... something

Republicans have suggested impeaching the president on a few occasions now. The precise grounds for impeachment, though, aren't always clear.

By Aaron BlakeSeptember 26, 2022
Analysis

A new way to visualize America’s surge in partisan hostility

Data from the American National Election Studies shows how the left-right divide widened.

By Philip BumpSeptember 26, 2022

Jan. 6 committee hearing will use clips from Roger Stone documentary

The committee is considering including video clips in which Stone, a longtime adviser to Donald Trump, predicted violent clashes and forecast that the president would use armed guards and loyal judges to stay in power.

By Dalton Bennett, Jon Swaine and Jacqueline AlemanySeptember 26, 2022
Analysis

There’s always demand for a Trump smoking gun. So there’s always supply.

Since 2015, Trump's critics have demanded final, indisputable proof of Trump's criminal culpability. So there's been a push to meet that demand.

By Philip BumpSeptember 26, 2022

Abortion is now banned in these states. See where laws have changed.

Thirteen states had "trigger bans" to criminalize abortion when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Several other states are working to enact other laws.

By Caroline Kitchener, Kevin Schaul, N. Kirkpatrick, Daniela Santamariña and Lauren TierneySeptember 26, 2022