Supreme Court marshal asks Md., Va. leaders to stop home protests

The marshal asked the Maryland and Virginia governors, as well as the leaders of Montgomery and Fairfax counties, to put down the ongoing protests.

By Jasmine Hilton and Ann E. MarimowJuly 2, 2022

With sweep and speed, Supreme Court’s conservatives ignite a new era

Observers say this term should be seen as much as the beginning of an era at the court as the culmination of years of work to solidify a conservative majority.

By Robert BarnesJuly 2, 2022

Texas Supreme Court blocks order that allowed abortions to resume

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has said he is committed to making the state “fully pro-life.”

By Adela SulimanJuly 2, 2022

Biden to award Medal of Freedom to Biles, John McCain, Denzel Washington

President Biden will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to 17 athletes, activists, sports stars, business leaders and politicians.

By Eugene Scott and Steven GoffJuly 2, 2022

Why Republicans should be nervous about their candidates for governor

Swing state contests could shift the party balance and give the GOP more power, but election deniers could be the face of the party in some key races

By Dan BalzJuly 2, 2022

Anthony Ornato has repeatedly disputed key White House conversations

It’s now happened publicly at least three times — with at least one former aide saying he lied, but another vouching for him.

By Aaron BlakeJune 30, 2022

Can Biden provide abortion on federal lands?

There's not much Biden can do on his own to protect abortion rights nationwide. But he has some ways to make abortion slightly easier to access in red states.

By Amber PhillipsJune 30, 2022

The most likely impact of the Jan. 6 hearings on Trump

The dynamics suggest Republicans will never believe Trump committed a crime. But they might be willing to turn the page in 2024.

By Aaron BlakeJune 30, 2022

The Jan. 6 committee bet big with Cassidy Hutchinson. Did it pay off?

The committee’s decision to accelerate her testimony has led to second-guessing, but also produced some of the most memorable hearing moments to date.

By Jacqueline Alemany, Josh Dawsey, Paul Kane and Amy GardnerJuly 2, 2022

He was prepared to kill Jan. 6 rioters. Now MAGA voters may give him a Senate seat

Close friends since entering Congress together a decade ago, Reps. Rodney Davis and Markwayne Mullin met different fates Tuesday, both based on GOP voters reactions to the Capitol insurrection.

By Paul KaneJuly 2, 2022

Top VA posts need filling as nominee fights refuted allegations

Veterans Affairs faces a major expansion of benefits and big modernization issues as top positions remain long vacant. One nomination seems doomed.

By Joe DavidsonJuly 2, 2022

N.Y. passes law on guns, starts abortion rights process after Supreme Court rulings

Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) pushed lawmakers to act after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a state gun-control law and overturned Roe v. Wade.

By Praveena Somasundaram, Andrew Jeong and Meryl KornfieldJuly 2, 2022

Democracy advocates raise alarm after Supreme Court takes election case

The decision to consider “independent legislature theory” concerned voting rights advocates who say state lawmakers could twist the rules to favor their party.

By Colby Itkowitz and Isaac Stanley-BeckerJuly 1, 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 TierneyJuly 1, 2022

Justice Dept. subpoenas two Arizona state senators in Jan. 6 probe

Senate President Karen Fann (R) and state Sen. Kelly Townsend (R) received subpoenas last week, according to a spokeswoman.

By Yvonne Wingett SanchezJuly 1, 2022

The filibuster, explained

President Biden has called to suspend the Senate filibuster so Democrats can codify abortion rights after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

By Peter W. Stevenson and Amber PhillipsJuly 1, 2022

Post Politics Now: Biden acknowledges there aren’t enough votes to change the filibuster on abortion

The president is hosting a virtual meeting from the White House to talk about protecting reproductive rights in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

By John WagnerJuly 1, 2022

4 key Jan. 6 committee witnesses after Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony

Here is a look at what Tony Ornato, Pat Cipollone and others could provide to the committee.

By Aaron BlakeJuly 1, 2022

What is witness tampering? And could this charge apply to Trump?

Witness tampering isn't often prosecuted, but the seeds are there for a charge, either against Trump or the people who made the calls.

By Amber PhillipsJuly 1, 2022

‘Take me up to the Capitol now’: How close Trump came to joining rioters

Trump’s demands to lead a march to Capitol Hill sheds new light on his mindset as the siege began.

By Isaac Arnsdorf, Josh Dawsey and Carol D. LeonnigJuly 1, 2022

He threatened to kill Joe Biden. His family says he’s a casualty of war.

A veteran with severe PTSD is charged with threatening President Biden. Caught in the federal justice system, is Scott Merryman beyond help?

By Paul DugganJuly 1, 2022