Primary elections live updates: Georgia Rep. McBath prevails in incumbent v. incumbent race

Former president Donald Trump's efforts to play GOP kingmaker will be tested in Georgia, where he is backing a Republican challenger to heavily favored Gov. Brian Kemp.

By John Wagner,  Mariana Alfaro,  Amy B Wang,  Felicia Sonmez and Eugene ScottMay 24, 2022

After Uvalde, angry Democrats assail GOP over resistance to gun laws

"I am here on this floor to beg, to literally get down on my hands and knees and beg my colleagues: Find a path forward here," Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) implored his colleagues. "Work with us to find a way to pass laws that make this less likely.”

By Colby Itkowitz,  Marianna Sotomayor and Mike DeBonisMay 24, 2022

Democrats refocus attention on drug prices after Oregon primary shakeup

There's rekindled interest on Capitol Hill in pushing through prescription drug legislation before the midterm elections — when Democrats are at risk of losing their congressional majorities and any chance at the sort of aggressive policy they have promised in their campaigns since at least 2006.

By Mike DeBonisMay 24, 2022

From Sandy Hook to Buffalo and Uvalde: Ten years of failure on gun control

President Biden has played a central role in the unsuccessful efforts to enact significant gun control legislation amid thousands of mass shootings.

By Ashley Parker,  Tyler Pager and Colby ItkowitzMay 24, 2022

How the GOP allows bigotry to be mainstreamed at conservative events

CPAC is defending the appearance of Hungarian talk-show host Zsolt Bayer at its conference in Hungary, where he appeared on the same stage as Donald Trump. It's a culmination of the GOP looking the other way on such things.

By Aaron BlakeMay 24, 2022

Seven primaries to watch Tuesday, while all eyes are on Georgia

All eyes are on Georgia and GOP candidates peddling Trump's false election fraud claims.

By Amber PhillipsMay 24, 2022

The many controversies surrounding Madison Cawthorn

Republican lawmakers normally defend those in their party accused of controversy, but they've turned on Rep. Madison Cawthorn (N.C.) after various controversies.

By Amber PhillipsMay 23, 2022

Biden’s starkest comments yet on defending Taiwan from China

His comments have gradually broken from the established policy of strategic ambiguity. The question is why.

By Aaron BlakeMay 23, 2022

Video released of garage meeting of Proud Boys, Oath Keepers leaders

Henry “Enrique” Tarrio and Stewart Rhodes met with heads of two right-wing groups on eve of Jan. 6 Capitol attack. The existence of the video and the interest of FBI and House investigators in it have been reported previously but clips of the recording had not been made public.

By Spencer S. HsuMay 24, 2022

Witness was ‘extremely uncomfortable’ over Trump associate data search

A witness testified Tuesday that a data search conducted on Trump associates in 2016 made him "extremely uncomfortable," one of the last pieces of prosecution evidence against Michael Sussmann, a lawyer accused of lying to the FBI.

By Devlin BarrettMay 24, 2022

The Trailer: Your hour-by-hour guide on what to watch tonight

How to watch today's primaries, why New York Democrats are tearing each other apart, and the closing campaign spots in key races.

By David WeigelMay 24, 2022

The White House keeps walking back Biden’s remarks

President Biden regularly makes unscripted, pithy remarks that violate the rules of diplomacy and get a lot of attention. His staff always walks them back — but should they?

By Ashley Parker and Tyler PagerMay 24, 2022

Insurrectionists can be barred from office, appeals court says

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit took on a challenge to the freshman congressman's candidacy.

By Rachel WeinerMay 24, 2022

Federal retirement savings program to widely expand investment options

The Thrift Savings Plan will open a long-planned mutual fund “window” June 1, allowing for targeted investing in stock, bond, commodities and other markets in addition to the index-based funds the TSP itself offers.

By Eric YoderMay 24, 2022

State Farm drops support of LGBTQ kids books after conservative furor

State Farm ended its support of the GenderCool Project after the partnership to promote inclusivity had “been the subject of news and customer inquiries.”

By Timothy BellaMay 24, 2022

At Justice Dept., police reform means partnership as much as punishment

How the longtime civil rights advocates who now hold top jobs in President Biden’s Justice Department are trying to strike a middle ground on policing.

By David NakamuraMay 24, 2022

What’s Trump’s backing good for? In big races, often about 30 percent.

David Perdue is polling at a threshold where plenty of GOP candidates have wound up. For some in crowded races, it was good enough. That wouldn't be the case for him.

By Aaron BlakeMay 24, 2022

Fox’s CEO blames complaints about white nationalist rhetoric on jealousy

According to Lachlan Murdoch, the challenges are Fox News's popularity (which is a function of partisanship) and partisanship (which Fox News stokes).

By Philip BumpMay 24, 2022

Recovering from a stroke, Fetterman finds his Senate campaign in limbo

The Democratic nominee has been sidelined for nearly two weeks from one of this year’s most consequential Senate races.

By Colby Itkowitz,  Paul Kane and Ariana Eunjung ChaMay 24, 2022

5 GOP candidates in Michigan ineligible after fraud, election office says

A state elections board said five of 10 GOP candidates for Michigan governor are ineligible because of thousands of fraudulent signatures in their petitions.

By Amy B WangMay 24, 2022