France says trains-not-planes and other nonpolitical political tales

A Juul settlement. The return of face masks? Vermont’s housing crisis.

By Olivier Knox and Caroline AndersDecember 9, 2022

Tech critics urge Supreme Court to narrow Section 230

A blockbuster case may decide the future of the liability shield.

By Cristiano Lima and Aaron SchafferDecember 9, 2022

Providers ramp up their lobbying game to avert Medicare cuts

Doctors and hospitals are once again trying to duck planned cuts to their reimbursements.

By Rachel Roubein and McKenzie BeardDecember 9, 2022

Meet the congressman planning House Republicans’ Hunter Biden investigation

Also in today's edition … Ukraine lobbies lawmakers as worries grow about continued support for the war with Russia ... K Street move ... What we're watching: The Jan. 6 committee will meet Sunday to decide on criminal referrals.

By Theodoric Meyer, Leigh Ann Caldwell and Tobi RajiDecember 9, 2022

No job too big, no job too small: Biden opens the 2024 argument

The president makes the case democracies still deliver

By Olivier Knox and Caroline AndersDecember 8, 2022

States are passing more tech laws when one party holds the keys

State ‘trifectas’ have been more effective in setting rules for the internet, researchers found.

By Cristiano Lima and Aaron SchafferDecember 8, 2022

CDC chief says she'll work to comply with upcoming Republican probes

Rochelle Walensky told us she'll try to answer "reasonable and rational" questions.

By Rachel Roubein and McKenzie BeardDecember 8, 2022

A Twitter data tracker inhabits tens of thousands of websites

Digital ad analysis firm Adalytics took stock of them.

By Tim Starks and Aaron SchafferDecember 8, 2022

Youngkin inches closer to pulling Virginia from regional climate program

The move underscores that governors can have enormous influence over the direction of state climate policy. That influence is set to grow in January, when a divided Congress comes to Washington, undermining the prospects for additional federal climate legislation.

By Maxine Joselow and Vanessa Montalbano December 8, 2022

House GOP plans many investigations next year. Senate Democrats say they do too.

Also in today's edition: Tony Romm on incoming House Republican Whip Tom Emmer’s strong cryptocurrency ties ... A narrow GOP majority is forcing moderates to find their voice, Marianna Sotomayor reports ... What we’re watching: The year-end spending negotiations

By Leigh Ann Caldwell, Theodoric Meyer and Tobi RajiDecember 8, 2022

The Respect for Marriage Act is progress, but LGBTQ advocates say it’s no Obergefell

RFMA isn’t a one-to-one replacement if Obergefell is overturned. But its passage will still be extraordinary.

By Caroline AndersDecember 7, 2022

States are joining the TikTok crackdown

Republicans are leading a push to ban the app from state government devices.

By Cristiano Lima and Aaron SchafferDecember 7, 2022

Nearly one-third of ads supporting Warnock mentioned abortion

Democrats leveraged the issue to help them win a 51st Senate seat.

By Rachel Roubein and McKenzie BeardDecember 7, 2022

Manchin spat with energy regulator could be self-sabotage, experts say

Manchin, who chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has declined to schedule a confirmation hearing for Richard Glick, the Democratic chairman of FERC, in the lame-duck session of Congress. President Biden renominated Glick for a second, five-year term in June.

By Maxine Joselow and Vanessa Montalbano December 7, 2022

How big a deal is a 51st Senate vote, anyway?

Also in today’s edition … The annual defense policy bill was released late last night and it would expand sexual assault provisions … Scoop: Trump team searches two of his properties amid court battle with DOJ … What we’re watching: The spending negotiations and the Supreme Court's election case.

By Leigh Ann Caldwell, Theodoric Meyer and Tobi RajiDecember 7, 2022

The curious history of Georgia’s runoff election

Warnock vs Walker has roots in racism

By Olivier Knox and Caroline AndersDecember 6, 2022

Microsoft previews its defense of the Activision-Blizzard deal

The remarks arrive as the $69 billion acquisition faces mounting regulatory scrutiny globally.

By Cristiano Lima and Aaron SchafferDecember 6, 2022

BODs: Hot or not?

DHS issues these directives to federal agencies to boost their cyber defenses.

By Tim Starks and Aaron SchafferDecember 6, 2022

The covid vaccine mandate for military members might be the next one to fall

Republicans are pushing to end the requirement in a year-end defense bill.

By Rachel Roubein and McKenzie BeardDecember 6, 2022