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Some details are “still to be worked out,” Sen. Collins said, but lawmakers and White House aides believe major progress was made Wednesday.

(Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

A new report by a GOP-controlled state Senate committee Wednesday sought to tamp down calls for a ballot audit, but also reinforced a Republican push for new voting rules.

Among other measures, the Biden administration intends to revoke the licenses of gun sellers who neglect to run required background checks.


Where Democratic senators stand on changing or eliminating the filibuster

An analysis of the positions where Democratic senators stand on changing or eliminating the filibuster

A filibuster-free Senate? Here’s what Democrats and Republicans could pass.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) is warning about what Republicans could pass without a filibuster once they regain power. Here's a look at what each party might be able to do in the near term without a 60-vote threshold.

Eric Adams and the history of come-from-behind wins in ranked-choice races

Adams's current margin is bigger than any come-from-behind victory in about 400 American ranked-choice races since 2004. But we have seen other margins shift enough.

The new system, under which voters rank multiple favorites, means the final result will not be known until next month.

The Democrat from Rhode Island said the attention to the issue made him reevaluate his other affiliations and he found that a sailing club he belongs to lacks diversity.

The court ruled 8 to 1 that the punishment was too severe, although it declined to say schools never have a role in disciplining students for off-campus speech.

In a 6-to-3 ruling, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that it is the kind of uncompensated ‘taking’ of private property by the government that the Constitution forbids.

Police pursuing someone fleeing arrest might require a warrant if the crime is minor, the court’s majority agrees.

The White House sees a political advantage in focusing on gun control as a way to stem the violence.

Biden also tapped Claire Cronin, a state representative in Massachusetts, to serve as ambassador to Ireland.

  • Analysis

The former mayor's long-time ally is the Republican mayoral nominee.

Graydon Young, charged in 16-defendant conspiracy, pleads guilty to one of six counts in cooperation deal.

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A combination of weather and vaccines have tamped down the coronavirus. But in some states — largely unvaccinated — cases are rising.

The nonprofit Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington published a report detailing how 881 Secret Service employees had tested positive between March 1, 2020, and March 9, 2021.

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Wiley is a strong second-place candidate across New York City — but often behind Adams.

Walton defeated four-term incumbent Byron Brown in Tuesday’s Democratic primary and is all but certain to win in November.

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.

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