Moderate Democratic governors are having a boomlet

Shapiro, Polis, Moore test-drive unorthodox approaches (for now?)

By Olivier Knox and Caroline AndersJanuary 31, 2023

What the TikTok CEO will face when he testifies to Congress

Questions on China, privacy and kids will be on deck.

By Cristiano LimaJanuary 31, 2023

Why Florida Republicans don’t want drilling off their own coast

They agree with Democrats that drilling could jeopardize military activities in the Gulf and harm the state’s tourism industry.

By Maxine Joselow and Vanessa Montalbano January 31, 2023

The covid national health emergencies will officially end in three months

They will run out on May 11, the White House announced.

By Rachel Roubein and McKenzie BeardJanuary 31, 2023

The Abraham Accords expand with cybersecurity collaboration

It's a piece of cybersecurity and diplomatic history, a top DHS official says.

By Tim Starks, Ellen Nakashima and Vanessa Montalbano January 31, 2023

Chances of a deal on police reform quickly dim

In today’s edition … Scoop: Hunter Biden’s allies weigh legal-defense fund for president’s son, Matt Viser, Michael Scherer and Carol D. Leonnig report ... The White House woos Gonzales on border debate … Biden to end covid national emergencies in May … What we’re watching: The Fed ... Michael Luttig envisions ‘the beginning of the end of Donald Trump’ ... but first …

By Leigh Ann Caldwell, Theodoric Meyer and Tobi RajiJanuary 31, 2023

2023 looks increasingly important to fraught U.S.-China relations

All years are pivotal, but some years are more pivotal than others.

By Olivier Knox and Caroline AndersJanuary 30, 2023

TikTok will have a hard time winning over Senate skeptics

Senate Intelligence leaders said a deal with the government may never suffice.

By Cristiano LimaJanuary 30, 2023

How liberal states are shoring up abortion rights

Minnesota, Illinois and other states advance abortion protections.

By Rachel Roubein and McKenzie BeardJanuary 30, 2023

New York might take a second swing at electrification

But it faces opposition from developers and some legislators.

By Vanessa Montalbano and Maxine JoselowJanuary 30, 2023

Anne Neuberger discusses work to protect critical infrastructure

The paradigm is shifting in the administration toward stricter rules.

By Tim Starks and Vanessa Montalbano January 30, 2023

Senators prepare for a showdown over judges and ‘blue slips’

Also in today's edition … Release of Nichols video sparks renewed calls for Congress to act ... Congressional focus on China intensifies ... What we're watching: What spending cuts are on the table for House Republicans?

By Theodoric Meyer, Leigh Ann Caldwell and Tobi RajiJanuary 30, 2023

Surveillance, juvenile justice, Green Book, tipping: Nonpolitical political stories

Your weekly fix of politics way out of the Beltway

By Olivier Knox and Caroline AndersJanuary 27, 2023

The Pentagon is getting more serious about AI

The Defense Department has updated its policy on AI weapons for the first time in a decade.

By Gerrit De Vynck and Cristiano LimaJanuary 27, 2023

Medicaid will become available to some California inmates

Medicaid typically doesn't cover their care.

By Rachel Roubein and McKenzie BeardJanuary 27, 2023

‘We hacked the hackers’: Law enforcement disrupts Hive gang

Hive attacked hospitals, school districts and financial firms.

By Aaron SchafferJanuary 27, 2023

This Republican wants to make NOAA an independent agency

House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Frank D. Lucas (R-Okla.) said NOAA provides valuable scientific information and should be protected.

By Maxine Joselow and Vanessa Montalbano January 27, 2023

Eric Cantor on why today's debt limit fight is different from 2011

Also in today’s edition … Emma Brown and Isaac Stanley-Becker report that the Santos campaign briefly reported $254,000 in payments to ‘anonymous’ ... Trump’s team hopes that his return to Facebook and Instagram will lead to a fundraising windfall, Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey and Isaac write ... The evolution of lies in George Santos’s campaign biography, visualized ... What we're watching: The RNC chair vote.

By Theodoric Meyer, Leigh Ann Caldwell and Tobi RajiJanuary 27, 2023

Sen. Coons on tanks for Ukraine, hunts for classified documents

Delaware lawmaker also warns of Putin’s sabotage campaign

By Olivier Knox and Caroline AndersJanuary 26, 2023

Ken Buck says he’s not backing down in push to check Big Tech

The GOP lawmaker is setting his sights on app stores and Google's ad business.

By Cristiano Lima and Aaron SchafferJanuary 26, 2023