Select a country

California will now mail ballots to voters in all elections, in permanent extension of pandemic-era practice

The move was long sought by state Democrats who have argued that it will make it easier for residents to take part in future elections.
Post Politics

California will now mail ballots to voters in all elections, in permanent extension of pandemic-era practice

The move was long sought by state Democrats who have argued that it will make it easier for residents to take part in future elections.

Texas GOP lawmakers’ redistricting map protects congressional incumbents while avoiding a new Latino-majority seat

Lawmakers in the state Senate, making the first move to redraw House maps, chose to strengthen incumbents against future demographic change rather than draw districts that might be more competitive but risky.
Post Politics

Texas GOP lawmakers’ redistricting map protects congressional incumbents while avoiding a new Latino-majority seat

Lawmakers in the state Senate, making the first move to redraw House maps, chose to strengthen incumbents against future demographic change rather than draw districts that might be more competitive but risky.

How badly unvaccinated Republicans are misinformed, in one stat

The median unvaccinated Republican believes the vaccines have effectively zero efficacy in preventing hospitalizations. This is not the case with unvaccinated Democrats.
Post Politics

How badly unvaccinated Republicans are misinformed, in one stat

The median unvaccinated Republican believes the vaccines have effectively zero efficacy in preventing hospitalizations. This is not the case with unvaccinated Democrats.

A day-by-day guide to Congress’s high-stakes budget week

Congress needs to figure out how to keep the government open by midnight Thursday, raise the debt ceiling to avoid an economic catastrophe, pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill and try to vote on Democrats’ major social policy and climate change legislatio
Post Politics

A day-by-day guide to Congress’s high-stakes budget week

Congress needs to figure out how to keep the government open by midnight Thursday, raise the debt ceiling to avoid an economic catastrophe, pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill and try to vote on Democrats’ major social policy and climate change legislation.

New York’s redistricting tests Democratic opposition to gerrymandering

The state, controlled by Democrats, could make up for gerrymandering expected in Republican states if it draws extreme lines — the kind it has railed against in the past.
Post Politics

New York’s redistricting tests Democratic opposition to gerrymandering

The state, controlled by Democrats, could make up for gerrymandering expected in Republican states if it draws extreme lines — the kind it has railed against in the past.

Biden’s SBA nominee would be the country’s highest-ranking Muslim. The GOP won’t let him get a vote.

Republicans have accused Dilawar Syed, President Biden's nominee as deputy administrator of the Small Business Administration, of being anti-Semitic, but Jewish groups have countered that the claims are anti-Musliim.
Post Politics

Biden’s SBA nominee would be the country’s highest-ranking Muslim. The GOP won’t let him get a vote.

Republicans have accused Dilawar Syed, President Biden's nominee as deputy administrator of the Small Business Administration, of being anti-Semitic, but Jewish groups have countered that the claims are anti-Musliim.

Frances ‘Sissy’ Farenthold, lodestar for Texas liberals, dies at 94

She lost two bids for governor but became a leader among Texas liberals and one of the nation’s most prominent feminists.
Post Politics

Frances ‘Sissy’ Farenthold, lodestar for Texas liberals, dies at 94

She lost two bids for governor but became a leader among Texas liberals and one of the nation’s most prominent feminists.

Rep. Liz Cheney says ‘I was wrong’ to have opposed same-sex marriage before

Cheney’s 2013 condemnation of same-sex marriage caused a rift with her sister, who is a lesbian. The two have now reconciled, the congresswoman from Wyoming said.
Post Politics

Rep. Liz Cheney says ‘I was wrong’ to have opposed same-sex marriage before

Cheney’s 2013 condemnation of same-sex marriage caused a rift with her sister, who is a lesbian. The two have now reconciled, the congresswoman from Wyoming said.

Supreme Court observers see trouble ahead as public approval of justices erodes

With the court about to open one of its potentially most divisive terms in years, a debate rages over whether the nine justices are too political — and too powerful.
Post Politics

Supreme Court observers see trouble ahead as public approval of justices erodes

With the court about to open one of its potentially most divisive terms in years, a debate rages over whether the nine justices are too political — and too powerful.

Fallout begins for far-right trolls who trusted Epik to keep their identities secret

The colossal hack of Epik, an Internet-services company popular with the far right, has been called the “mother of all data lodes” for extremism researchers. Some of those named in the data have already lost their jobs.
Post Politics

Fallout begins for far-right trolls who trusted Epik to keep their identities secret

The colossal hack of Epik, an Internet-services company popular with the far right, has been called the “mother of all data lodes” for extremism researchers. Some of those named in the data have already lost their jobs.

Arizona audit debunks Trump’s false claims, but the poison of misinformation still threatens the electoral process

As other audits continue and the former president continues to claim fraud, GOP leaders refuse to call a halt to his effort to undermine the system
Post Politics

Arizona audit debunks Trump’s false claims, but the poison of misinformation still threatens the electoral process

As other audits continue and the former president continues to claim fraud, GOP leaders refuse to call a halt to his effort to undermine the system

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez apologizes after tearful ‘present’ vote on Israel Iron Dome funding bill

Her decision to effectively abstain from the vote has attracted ire from some supporters.
Post Politics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez apologizes after tearful ‘present’ vote on Israel Iron Dome funding bill

Her decision to effectively abstain from the vote has attracted ire from some supporters.

Election fraud, QAnon, Jan. 6: Far-right extremists in Germany read from a pro-Trump script

Apocalyptic messages circulating ahead of German elections on Sunday import conspiratorial rhetoric from the U.S.
Post Politics

Election fraud, QAnon, Jan. 6: Far-right extremists in Germany read from a pro-Trump script

Apocalyptic messages circulating ahead of German elections on Sunday import conspiratorial rhetoric from the U.S.

The question Republicans still can’t really answer on vaccine mandates

Repeatedly, GOP lawmakers have struggled to explain why this vaccine can't be mandated when others are. The upshot: They might just roll back those other ones too.
Post Politics

The question Republicans still can’t really answer on vaccine mandates

Repeatedly, GOP lawmakers have struggled to explain why this vaccine can't be mandated when others are. The upshot: They might just roll back those other ones too.

White House gets most of what it wants on boosters. But it also gets confusion.

The messy process leading to this moment sparked massive confusion about the booster program, critics say, and may distract from efforts to get first shots to the unvaccinated.
Post Politics

White House gets most of what it wants on boosters. But it also gets confusion.

The messy process leading to this moment sparked massive confusion about the booster program, critics say, and may distract from efforts to get first shots to the unvaccinated.

Arizona ballot review commissioned by Republicans reaffirms Biden’s victory

The final report concluded that President Biden’s margin was slightly larger than the certified results, emphasizing that the totals essentially matched. The review had been denounced by election experts as unprofessional and biased.
Post Politics

Arizona ballot review commissioned by Republicans reaffirms Biden’s victory

The final report concluded that President Biden’s margin was slightly larger than the certified results, emphasizing that the totals essentially matched. The review had been denounced by election experts as unprofessional and biased.

Arizona recount results raise stakes for GOP-backed ballot reviews in other states

Under pressure from former president Donald Trump, Republicans in Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin are pursuing examinations of the 2020 vote in their states.
Post Politics

Arizona recount results raise stakes for GOP-backed ballot reviews in other states

Under pressure from former president Donald Trump, Republicans in Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin are pursuing examinations of the 2020 vote in their states.

Biden defends his social agenda bill, saying the cost will be zero

The president argued the cost of the package will be offset by tax hikes on the wealthy and big corporations. He also counseled patience on the nation’s turmoil, saying “we’re going to be in a very different place” by year’s end.
Post Politics

Biden defends his social agenda bill, saying the cost will be zero

The president argued the cost of the package will be offset by tax hikes on the wealthy and big corporations. He also counseled patience on the nation’s turmoil, saying “we’re going to be in a very different place” by year’s end.

Biden probably will release information about Trump’s Jan. 6 activities, White House says

The president has concluded «it would not be appropriate to assert executive privilege» to block information Congress is seeking about Trump and his aides, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday.
Post Politics

Biden probably will release information about Trump’s Jan. 6 activities, White House says

The president has concluded «it would not be appropriate to assert executive privilege» to block information Congress is seeking about Trump and his aides, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday.

All migrants have been cleared from encampment in Del Rio, Tex., homeland security secretary says

Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas made the announcement Friday at the White House amid widespread criticism of the Biden administration’s handling of the migrants, most of them Haitians, at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Post Politics

All migrants have been cleared from encampment in Del Rio, Tex., homeland security secretary says

Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas made the announcement Friday at the White House amid widespread criticism of the Biden administration’s handling of the migrants, most of them Haitians, at the U.S.-Mexico border.

House passes legislation to create statutory right to abortion as battle over Texas law heats up

The Women’s Health Protection Act was approved by the Democratic-controlled House but faces tough odds in the evenly divided Senate.
Post Politics

House passes legislation to create statutory right to abortion as battle over Texas law heats up

The Women’s Health Protection Act was approved by the Democratic-controlled House but faces tough odds in the evenly divided Senate.

The final report on the Arizona ballot review is scheduled to be released today. Here’s how we got here.

The findings will cap a tumultuous five-month recount that was widely criticized by election experts as biased and sloppy.
Post Politics

The final report on the Arizona ballot review is scheduled to be released today. Here’s how we got here.

The findings will cap a tumultuous five-month recount that was widely criticized by election experts as biased and sloppy.

Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance argues against need for rape and incest exceptions in abortion laws

The author and venture capitalist running for the GOP Senate nomination said in a local interview that unborn babies should be allowed to live even if the circumstances are “somehow inconvenient.”
Post Politics

Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance argues against need for rape and incest exceptions in abortion laws

The author and venture capitalist running for the GOP Senate nomination said in a local interview that unborn babies should be allowed to live even if the circumstances are “somehow inconvenient.”

House poised to pass legislation creating statutory right to abortion as battle over Texas law heats up

The Women’s Health Protection Act is expected to pass the Democratic-controlled House but faces tough odds in the evenly divided Senate.
Post Politics

House poised to pass legislation creating statutory right to abortion as battle over Texas law heats up

The Women’s Health Protection Act is expected to pass the Democratic-controlled House but faces tough odds in the evenly divided Senate.