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A majority of Maryland registered voters say they support a November ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana for all people ages 21 and older.

Voters have much more positive perceptions of Wes Moore (D) than Dan Cox (R), a Post-UMD poll finds; voters give Cox relatively strong marks on the economy.

The fight for control of Congress is an intense one, as Republicans hold significant advantages in the most competitive House seats. But the GOP edge is being tempered by energy among Democrats over abortion rights.


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In today's edition … Ruby Cramer reports on the night an armed man shouted at Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and her husband outside their Seattle home — and how threats of political violence haunt and alter the lives of elected officials ... Poll Watch: Emily Guskin examines what Americans think about Trump’s classified files at Mar-a-Lago … Jeff Stein and Tory Newmyer scoop that Treasury will warn the White House that crypto needs major regulations … but first …

Also in today's edition … The Post's Hannah Knowles, David Weigel and Paul Kane on why GOP prospects are narrowing in the House as Democrats overperform in early contests … Poll Watch: Emily Guskin on the voters who are down on Biden but not on Democrats … DeSantis flexes influence with ‘anti-woke’ school board victories, Tim Craig and Lori Rozsa report.

In today's edition … Biden quietly signs law enforcement mental health bill, upsetting some supporters ... What we're watching: Former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg, and the hearing to unseal the affidavit that led to the FBI Mar-a-Lago search … Poll Watch: Record high say life will be worse for the next generation … but first …

In today’s edition … Democrats race to adopt climate, health deal after Manchin breakthrough … Text messages for Trump’s acting Homeland Security secretary and acting deputy secretary are missing for a key period leading up to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol … Poll Watch: Most parents don't plan to vaccinate their young children and a new poll on the Supreme Court's abortion ruling … but first …

Those who support abortion access are less certain they will vote this fall — a sign of the challenges facing Democrats who hope the issue will motivate their base in the midterms.

Also in today’s edition … The “187 minute” Jan. 6 hearing tonight … Democratic senators are introducing a marijuana legalization bill … Poll Watch: Most Americans now say the Supreme Court should consider public opinion … K Street keeps raking it in.

Four years after the Supreme Court overturned a law that limited sports gambling mostly to Nevada, about two-thirds of Americans now approve of making betting on professional sporting events legal.

About half of Americans (48 percent) have heard “a lot” or “some” about the NCAA’s decision last year to allow college athletes to be paid when their names or images are used commercially.

In today’s edition … The Senate could pass the bipartisan gun bill today … From the notebook of Josh Dawsey: Trump heading to Alaska … Rosen, Donaghue, and Engel expected to testify today … Poll Watch: Emily Guskin on who's watching the Jan. 6 hearings

While most Americans know little (or nothing) about Title IX, a strong majority supports requiring colleges and universities to offer women as many sports scholarships as men.

In today’s edition … Pence walks a tightrope between owning Jan 6. role and courting Trump voters … Poll Watch from Emily Guskin: The U.S. economy may not be in a recession, but many Americans think it is already … Fed announces sharp interest rate hike to fight inflation … but first …

Even as an increasing number of Americans know and support transgender people, many say they still do not think it is fair for transgender women to compete against cisgender female athletes.

In today’s edition … The House passed tough new gun measures hours after wrenching testimony, the latest on Senate negotiations, from The Post's Mike DeBonis … Poll Watch: The latest on what the public thinks about what Congress is considering in response to mass shootings via Emily Guskin ... but first ...

Support among Black voters remained strong, but has softened among one of the Democratic Party's most fiercely loyal groups.

Despite high costs, 72 percent of Americans say they will probably travel for vacation this summer.

Two years after George Floyd’s murder, nearly 8 in 10 Black Americans say there has been little or no improvement in how police treat Black people, according to a Washington Post-Ipsos poll.

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