Bipartisan infrastructure deal sails through first Senate vote

Congress The chamber voted to move forward Wednesday night after negotiators came to an agreement on key issues.

Manchin weighs another term as his influence peaks

Campaigns Sen. Joe Manchin said 2018 was his "last campaign for Senate." Now, he says "you never know" about 2024.

Biden spending over $2B to halt border wall construction amid migrant crisis

More On: us border Harris under water in latest polling amid surging border crisis and veep office gripes Three in 10 illegal immigrants in ICE custody decline COVID vaccine Biden tells fleeing Cubans to get...

Pelosi considers adding more Republicans to Jan. 6 committee

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) signaled Thursday she’s considering adding more Republican members to the select committee to investigate the Jan 6. Capitol attack. Driving the news: Asked during a news conference whether she would appoint...

House Republicans close money gap with majority at stake

Campaigns More than 40 GOP incumbents and candidates raised more than $500,000 in the second quarter of this year, a sign of momentum. House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) with House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.)...

Trump rages over post-presidential books he did interviews for

Media The avalanche of coming books has caused recriminations. And there is anxiety about what’s to come. Former president Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on July 11, 2021, in Dallas. | AP...

For democracy, it’s a time of swimming against the tide

More On: democracy On the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party, the West must kowtow no more Hong Kong’s last pro-democracy newspaper is shutting down Yale’s move to rig board elections reveals the bankruptcy of...

Why Are Republican Governors Sending National Guard to the Border?

politics Can a Nebraska highway cop arrest someone in Texas? Are there really more border-crossers now? An attempt at answering simple questions about a complicated topic.

Trump’s Supreme Court shrinks from controversy

When President Donald Trump was selecting Supreme Court nominees, his advisers spoke in exceptionally vague terms about what he was looking for in a justice, but again and again offered up the same word: “courage.” As...

How Putin could jam up Biden’s post-Afghanistan plans

Foreign Policy The U.S. is looking at basing troops in Central Asia to help ensure Kabul doesn’t fall. But Moscow is working to complicate the withdrawal.

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