As Twitter defends its counterterror work, experts fear a spike under Musk

Researchers say Musk's staffing and policy changes could lead to a resurgence in extremist content.

By Cristiano Lima and Aaron SchafferNovember 30, 2022

How the likely new leaders of House Democrats have acted on health care

It's not a top issue for Jeffries, Clark or Aguilar.

By Rachel Roubein and McKenzie BeardNovember 30, 2022

Countries are negotiating a global plastics treaty. It won’t be easy.

Advocates hope to create plans to reduce plastic production, make recycling easier and stem the vast tide of plastics that flow into the world’s oceans.

By Michael Birnbaum, Vanessa Montalbano and Maxine JoselowNovember 30, 2022

Dems to give nod to unions as leaders seek to avert rail strike

The decision comes after a growing chorus of Democrats voiced opposition to Congress passing a railroad deal they viewed as unfriendly to rail workers.

By Leigh Ann Caldwell, Theodoric Meyer and Tobi RajiNovember 30, 2022

Iran, World Cup, China: Three protests test the White House

And they aren’t getting the same treatment by the U.S.

By Olivier Knox and Caroline AndersNovember 29, 2022

Musk is waging war on Apple. Republicans are joining in.

The mogul's claim Apple threatened to boot Twitter riled conservatives.

By Cristiano Lima and Aaron SchafferNovember 29, 2022

The fight over medication abortion is just getting started

Antiabortion activists want FDA to rescind approval.

By Rachel Roubein and McKenzie BeardNovember 29, 2022

What’s in store for cybersecurity in Congress’s stretch run

Lawmakers have a list of cyber objectives before the end of the year.

By Tim Starks and Aaron SchafferNovember 29, 2022

Biden's clean-energy czar faces his toughest task yet

John Podesta is playing a key role in making sure Democrats' signature climate change legislation achieves its goals.

By Maxine Joselow and Vanessa Montalbano November 29, 2022

Biden pushes Congress to avoid rail strike. But how quickly can it act?

Also in today’s edition … Senate same-sex marriage bill on verge of passing … Some Republicans issue rare rebuke of Trump over dinner with Fuentes and Ye … Wyden demands financial data from Binance, other crypto firms, Tony Romm reports … Toluse Olorunnipa on why Biden is seizing on gun control despite hurdles in Congress … What we're watching: Biden in Michigan.

By Leigh Ann Caldwell, Theodoric Meyer and Tobi RajiNovember 29, 2022

Covid protests, microchips blockade test Xi’s power in China

Unprecedented demonstrations against his ‘zero covid’ policies

By Olivier Knox and Caroline AndersNovember 28, 2022

Democrats join Twitter alternative Mastodon in protest of Musk

But none are quitting the prominent social network yet.

By Cristiano Lima and Aaron SchafferNovember 28, 2022

Three health stories you might have missed

Long covid treatments, abortion in Georgia and federal judges.

By Rachel Roubein and McKenzie BeardNovember 28, 2022

3 climate stories you may have missed over the Thanksgiving break

From congressional races in Alaska to a wildlife conference in Panama, the past few days brought a flurry of important developments for the planet.

By Maxine Joselow and Vanessa Montalbano November 28, 2022

FCC steps up campaign against Huawei and other Chinese tech companies

The commission said it voted unanimously to adopt rules banning U.S. sales and imports of certain telecom equipment.

By Tim Starks and Aaron SchafferNovember 28, 2022

Your guide to Congress's lame duck session

Also in today’s edition … Tory Newmyer and Peter Whoriskey go inside Sam Bankman-Fried’s courtship of a Washington regulator … High-profile Republicans gain followers in first weeks of Musk’s reign … What we’re watching this week.

By Theodoric Meyer, Leigh Ann Caldwell and Tobi RajiNovember 28, 2022

Look closer. These non-political stories are political.

Hospitals on the brink. Train strike? Opioid deal. Executions halt.

By Olivier Knox and Caroline AndersNovember 23, 2022

Lawmakers want to know Musk’s plan to fight misinformation in Spanish

Congressional Hispanic Caucus members fear non-English users will face the brunt of his changes.

By Cristiano Lima and Aaron SchafferNovember 23, 2022