Senate Democrat renews fight for Silicon Valley watchdog

Sen. Michael Bennet assailed tech giants' alleged corrosive effect on democracy in an address.

By Cristiano LimaFebruary 6, 2023

Sen. Cassidy shares his HELP Committee hopes this year

But the Louisiana Republican will need to follow the lead of Chairman Bernie Sanders.

By Rachel Roubein and McKenzie BeardFebruary 6, 2023

How CISA plans to get tech firms to bake security into their products

Officials argue that companies value speed over security.

By Tim Starks and Vanessa Montalbano February 6, 2023

Three ambitious climate bills to watch in California

The bills would require emissions disclosures, pension divestments from oil and gas companies.

By Maxine Joselow and Vanessa Montalbano February 6, 2023

The Joe Manchin of the House GOP?

Congress takes aim at Biden’s handling of balloon … Schumer works to keep Democrats united as debt ceiling talks begin … Americans aren’t feeling the impact of Biden’s agenda, poll finds … but first …

By Leigh Ann Caldwell, Theodoric Meyer and Tobi RajiFebruary 6, 2023

Organs-for-freedom leads this week’s nonpolitical political stories

Mississippi health care, Mardi Gras shake-up, fentanyl death penalty

By Olivier Knox and Caroline AndersFebruary 3, 2023

Twitter curbs researcher access, sparking backlash in Washington

The company is ending free access to a key research tool.

By Cristiano LimaFebruary 3, 2023

These three states could again shift the nation’s abortion landscape

We're watching North Carolina, Florida and Nebraska.

By Rachel Roubein and McKenzie BeardFebruary 3, 2023

Alaska lawmakers up pressure on Biden to approve massive oil project

They argue the Willow project would provide crucial jobs and revenue for Alaska.

By Maxine Joselow and Vanessa Montalbano February 3, 2023

U.S. nuclear sites face hacking and espionage threats

A Chinese spy balloon over Montana is the latest incident contributing to espionage fears.

By Tim Starks and Vanessa Montalbano February 3, 2023

Clyburn says Democrats should compromise on policing bill

In today’s edition … Blinken goes to China amid deteriorating relations … Confidence in police drops after beating of Tyre Nichols … Toluse Olorunnipa explains how Biden turns to certain brands to boost his everyman image … Ashley Parker on Republicans rallying around defeated candidates … Buttigieg eyes road safety

By Theodoric Meyer, Leigh Ann Caldwell and Tobi RajiFebruary 3, 2023

Campaign-mode Biden gives allies ‘hell’

Europe unveils ‘green’ plan to counter U.S. and China

By Olivier Knox and Caroline AndersFebruary 2, 2023

A new bill would ban anyone under 16 from using social media

The proposal is part of a growing wave of similar calls.

By Cristiano LimaFebruary 2, 2023

At least three red states could make it harder for voters to keep abortion legal

Ohio, Florida and Missouri pursue measures making it harder to pass ballot initiatives.

By Rachel Roubein and McKenzie BeardFebruary 2, 2023

SEC suit ‘charts a perilous new course,’ hacked law firm says

A courtroom battle between a law firm and the SEC raises questions about what information is out-of-bounds for cyber regulators.

By Aaron Schaffer and Vanessa Montalbano February 2, 2023

Under fire, the gas industry is hiring Democratic politicians to help

Gas bans threaten customer losses for gas utilities, which dominate the nation’s liberal strongholds.

By Maxine Joselow and Vanessa Montalbano February 2, 2023

When Kevin met Joe: A good start or early posturing?

In today’s edition … Bipartisan bonhomie on China and covid cooperation … Hunter Biden’s lawyers target critics, Matt Viser reports ... Paul Farhi writes that Karine Jean-Pierre is frustrating reporters ... Bill to criminalize Supreme Court leaks is reintroduced ... Dentons hires McCarthy ally Jeff Denham … but first…

By Theodoric Meyer, Leigh Ann Caldwell and Tobi RajiFebruary 2, 2023

U.S. cautions Ukraine on aid as public support slips

GOP drives the drop in backing for Kyiv

By Olivier Knox and Caroline AndersFebruary 1, 2023

Biden administration urges app store revamp in clash with Google, Apple

An NTIA report calls for sweeping new rules to restrict the tech giants.

By Cristiano LimaFebruary 1, 2023

Oil giant Shell accused of 'greenwashing' and misleading investors

Shell says its financial disclosures are fully compliant with all SEC requirements.

By Maxine Joselow and Vanessa Montalbano February 1, 2023