Daughter of No. 2 House Democrat arrested during clash with Boston cops

Katherine Clark acknowledged the incident in a tweet Sunday that quickly went viral.

Nikki Haley dismisses Pompeo’s VP claims as ‘lies and gossip’

The Republican former ambassador to the United Nations also teased a presidential run during an interview…

Dark money group linked to Leonard Leo is dissolved

The conservative judicial activist used BH Fund to facilitate the nominations of conservative judges, but it…

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The people of New Hampshire vs. Joe Biden

Biden wants to put South Carolina's primary first. But New Hampshire refuses to go second.

George Santos appears to admit drag queen past in Wiki post

A user with the name Anthony Devolder wrote in 2011 that they won several drag pageants.…

RNC chair challenger looks to Never Trumpers for a boost

Harmeet Dhillon is trying to flip votes. And she's looking at interesting factions for help.

Supreme Court says justices ‘actively cooperated’ in leak probe

Unlike clerks and staff, members of nation's highest court were not asked to sign affidavit, marshal…

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Whisper campaign about RNC chair candidate’s Sikh faith roils campaign

Harmeet Dhillon called some fellow Republicans' comments "hurtful."

Santos refuses to resign amid calls from local N.Y. GOP

Local GOP leaders and a fellow Republican congressman told the New Yorker to resign, with some…

‘Wherever it is peaceful’: Venezuelan migrant seeks refuge in D.C.

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Venezuelan migrant hopes to work in U.S. to support family back home

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The anti-McCarthy faction teases a shadow speaker

Rep. Bob Good (R-Va. 5th District) details his strategy for the next potential House speaker. It's…

Will the fusion breakthrough ignite a Congressional chain reaction?

Rep. Don Beyer says this week's breakthrough could be a turning point for both science and…

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Wine tasting in Napa and a staff revolt: How a progressive powerhouse went kaput

Founded after the 2004 Howard Dean presidential campaign, Democracy for America was felled by poor fundraising…

Young conservatives send mixed messages on Trump at MAGA gathering

Some attendees are talking about the former president more as a historical figure than the GOP's…

Conservative youth group disses McDaniel in race for RNC chair

Turning Point USA straw poll endorses Harmeet Dhillon over Ronna McDaniel by a wide margin.

Biden administration wants Supreme Court to end Title 42 — just not yet

The administration seeks another pause -- at least a week -- in winding down the Trump-era…

Trump to meet with Orthodox Jewish group on heels of Fuentes, Ye dinner

The former president will speak before the annual President's Conference of Torah Umesorah at his club…

Zelenskyy expected to visit Washington on Wednesday

The trip would come days after Congress, in the early hours of Tuesday morning, unveiled a…

DeSantis holds early lead over Trump among GOP primary voters

The rivalry between Trump and DeSantis has been building in recent months as the former president…

Democracy for America on track to shut down

The organization started in its current form after Howard Dean's unsuccessful 2004 presidential campaign, and throughout…

GOP operative who allegedly kicked a dog hired as top aide to new congressman

Brandon Phillips was arrested last month on a charge of animal cruelty. In 2016, he resigned…

Gov. Chris Sununu surveys the field

He's a New England moderate in the party of MAGA.

Inside the secret $32M effort to stop ‘Stop the Steal’

Operating with absolutely no public notice, two groups plowed millions across a host of battleground states…

LA City Council member apologizes for leaked racist comments, refuses to resign

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Brittney Griner back home in U.S. after Russian prisoner swap

The deal saw her swapped for notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout.

Ope, sorry: Midwestern House Dems push for leaders between the coasts

Michigan Rep. Debbie Dingell and her allies are done being polite about Democrats' lack of leadership…

3 numbers that show how Raphael Warnock won the Georgia runoff

The GOP is coming to terms with the consequences of its recent aversion to mail voting,…

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Inside the turmoil roiling No Labels’ unity ticket presidential campaign

The centrist group says its critics don't give it proper credit. But ex-staffers say the organization…

Republicans have a post-election epiphany on mail voting

There's just one main hurdle: Donald Trump isn't ready to drop his attack on the method.

Private RNC member emails reveal anger at Trump, frustration with McDaniel’s response to him

In missives sent to all 168 members, several committeemen expressed horror with the Nick Fuentes dinner.…

Democrats elected a big class of young governors. They might be the future of the party.

These new state executives say they're "the next generation of national leaders," and they're willing to…

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December 2022

Political cartoons from the desk of Matt Wuerker.

GOP lawmakers respond to Trump’s dinner with white nationalist Fuentes

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True or false: Colorado is a swing state

Last month Sen. Michael Bennet won reelection over his Republican challenger, Joe O'Dea, resisting some of…

What happened when Biden and the Royals came to Boston

Union members in Dorchester held a phone bank Biden could use to show his solidarity with…

Cheney calls Trump ‘enemy of the Constitution’ after he proposes terminating it

A number of other Republicans condemned the message, but most stopped short of criticizing Trump himself.

‘One of the oldest hatreds’: Netanyahu sees new source of antisemitism

"There are many, many blessings of the internet age, but it comes also with a curse.…

Trump denies he suggested ‘termination’ of Constitution, without deleting post

On Truth Social on Saturday, he repeated false claims about election fraud, which he said "allows…

Bolton teases presidential run, calls Trump statement on Constitution ‘disqualifying’

The former national security adviser, speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press NOW," said he'd consider running…

Parler halts intent of sale to Kanye West, parent company announces

Though Parler said it cut ties in November with the rapper now known as Ye, the…

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GOP lawmakers mostly decline to condemn Trump over white supremacist meeting

Former Vice President Mike Pence called on the ex-president to apologize for the dinner with prominent…

Donald Trump dined with white nationalist, Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes

The former president hosted Fuentes and Kanye West at Mar-a-Lago. He said it was "quick and…

‘A deranged Anti-semite’: GOP outraged at Ye’s latest horror show

"I like Hitler," Ye told right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, later adding: "I love Jewish people,…

Trump’s Jan. 6 supporters feted at his Mar-a-Lago campaign launch

Several MAGA personalities and Trump world figures with ties to the Jan. 6 rally were fixtures…

Biden’s generation is ceding the stage as he plots his next act

When Nancy Pelosi stepped down, she had a successor in mind. The field that follows President…

Black mayors are leading the nation’s biggest cities for the first time

New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston will all have Black leaders once Karen Bass is…

Musk says granting ‘amnesty’ to suspended Twitter accounts

Online safety experts predict the move will spur a rise in harassment, hate speech and misinformation.

Tell us who’s shaking up race, politics and policy in America

POLITICO will highlight 40 people who had the biggest impact in 2022 -- and we want…

Pence commends leaders of both parties for Jan. 6 handling

Pence said that House and Senate leaders insisted that they had to reconvene that day.

Pelosi had ‘a career to be proud of,’ former GOP speaker says

"It's an impressive legacy," former House Speaker Paul Ryan said.

Trump lashes out at special prosecutor announcement, says he will not ‘partake’

"For six years I have been going through this, and I am not going to go…

Sen. Markey vs. Musk’s Twitter: The freed bird might get its wings clipped

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has been an outspoken critic of changes to Twitter under Elon Musk,…

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The latest victim from House GOP’s election night: impeachment

Some Republicans had eagerly awaited their chance to impeach President Joe Biden and members of his…

DeSantis draws contrast with Trump as party hunts for 2024 alternative

Without mentioning the former president, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis touted lessons from his reelection campaign that…

Your cheat sheet on the nation’s 9 governors-in-waiting

The newcomers will join a group of governors who are seeing their power and prominence expand.

Ivanka Trump on dad’s announcement night: I’m done with politics

"I am choosing to prioritize my young children and the private life we are creating," she…

Trump announces 2024 run for president

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Trump: ‘America’s comeback starts right now’

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DeSantis hits back at Trump ahead of 2024 announcement

Trump has repeatedly taken swipes at DeSantis in both speeches and statements.

Republican Governors tap Reynolds aide as next executive director

Sara Craig Gongol has served as Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds' chief of staff.

Pence: Trump ‘endangered me and my family’

The former vice president also described Trump's words and actions as "reckless."

Customs and Border Protection commissioner resigns

Chris Magnus submitted his resignation "effective immediately" to President Joe Biden.

Judge slaps sanctions on Trump lawyers for ‘frivolous’ Clinton lawsuit

The judge said Trump's lawyers pressed on with claims that were farcical or false, even after…

DHS secretary to Biden’s top border chief: Quit or be fired

Chris Magnus, the Customs and Border Protection chief, has refused to resign. His duties have since…

Liberal nonprofit spent $174M in 2021 as big money kept flowing after Trump

The Sixteen Thirty Fund's latest tax filing details hundreds of grants to organizations on the left.

Move on from Trump? Even GOP critics of the former president don’t see it.

No one thinks Tuesday was a great night for the former president. They just can't see…

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How to flip a GOP stronghold: be a normal politician

Greg Landsman, a Democrat, ousted 13-term incumbent Republican Rep. Steve Chabot in Ohio's 1st District, a…

‘People are gonna think you’re stupid’: Trump warned Pence not to ‘wimp out’ before Jan. 6, Pence writes

In an excerpt adapted from Pence's book, the former vice president wrote about Trump repeatedly admonishing…

Trump calls Pelosi ‘an animal’

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Pelosi aide expected to testify in trial of Jan. 6 defendant accused of stealing speaker’s office laptop

Jamie Fleet will become the highest-ranking Capitol Hill aide to testify in the more than two…

Democrats’ ‘optimistic apostle’ offers hope for the midterms

Veteran Democratic strategist Simon Rosenberg explains why he's Twitter's apostle of liberal optimism and how early…

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The GOP’s shadow race for Nebraska senator is already locked up — if the governor wants it

Pete Ricketts signaled in an interview that he's open to replacing Sen. Ben Sasse, though he…

Trump lawyers saw Justice Thomas as ‘only chance’ to stop 2020 election certification

"We want to frame things so that Thomas could be the one to issue some sort…

Trump joins conspiracists stoking doubts about Pelosi attack

The former president suggested on Tuesday that it wasn't a break in. Authorities have been clear…

November 2022

Political cartoons from the desk of Matt Wuerker.

Prominent conservatives share online disinformation about Paul Pelosi assault

The posts by Donald Trump Jr. and Rep. Clay Higgins, among others, come as GOP leaders…

Stephen Miller group’s radio ads accuses Biden of ‘racism’ towards white Americans

The ad, a recording of which was obtained by POLITICO, is running in Georgia.

Like everything Trump touches, LIV Golf has become about him

The America First movement finds a partner in the Saudi-funded tour.

Law enforcement agencies rush to assess new threats to lawmakers

Local law enforcement officials are trying to understand the scale of potential threats to the physical…

Attempted attack on Pelosi raises questions on motive, family protections

The assailant who attacked Paul Pelosi is expected to be arraigned in court on Tuesday, though…

Pelosi assault is latest in series of threats, attacks against political figures

Lawmakers and judges have decried an uptick in threats against them.

Paul Pelosi told attacker he needed to use the bathroom, called 911 from there

"Where is Nancy?" the perpetrator called out before assaulting the speaker's husband with a hammer --…

1984: Rosalind Wyman briefs reporters on convention space

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The strategy behind McCarthy’s vague 2023 agenda

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How we predict elections

POLITICO's politics editor Scott Bland breaks down what reporters covering the 2016 election learned and what…

The tech moguls who want to remake American politics

At a Miami conference, a new movement takes shape. But who will vote for it?

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Weaponized (un)truths: Has the GOP ‘lost its mind’?

Robert Draper's latest book, "Weapons of Mass Delusion: When the Republican Party Lost Its Mind," sets…

Abrams’ campaign chair collected millions in legal fees from voting rights organization

Fair Fight Action, the nonprofit founded by Abrams, paid her close friend and ally's law firm…

LIV Golf enlists NRA-tied firm as consultants

The Saudi-bankrolled tour is further extending its reach in the D.C. area.

Oath Keeper describes group’s large weapons cache ahead of Jan. 6

The group's founder, Stewart Rhodes, and several regional leaders are charged with conspiring to disrupt the…

Blake masters acknowledges Biden as president in Arizona debate

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Dream job disappointment: Testifying against Trump

Think you have a rocky relationship with your former boss? Sarah Matthews resigned as Trump's deputy…

‘We need help’: Eric Adams declares state of emergency amid migrant arrivals

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What to know about Christian Walker and his star turn in Georgia’s Senate race

Herschel Walker's son has taken a central role in the race after criticizing his father on…

October 2022

Political cartoons from the desk of Matt Wuerker.

Republicans rally around Walker’s imperiled candidacy

The Georgia Senate race is so close that Republicans can't afford to give up on the…

Herschel Walker denies paying for abortion

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Texts, recordings show Oath Keepers’ early talk of armed resistance to Biden presidency

Rhodes' sedition trial has revealed detailed communications about planning for a violent uprising.

Venezuela releases 7 jailed Americans; U.S. frees 2 prisoners

The swap of the Americans, including five oil executives held for nearly five years, is the…

Iran’s supreme leader breaks silence on protests, blames U.S.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei sharply condemned the protests as a foreign plot to destabilize Iran.

Giorgia Meloni’s Hard Right Playbook

POLITICO Europe's Hannah Roberts dissects right-wing Italian politics and the rise of Giorgia Meloni, the firebrand…

Arizona GOP chair: DOJ has not attempted to enforce false-elector subpoenas

The batch of subpoenas was one of the earliest public signs of DOJ's rapidly unfolding criminal…

States appeal dismissal of suit against U.S. archivist for refusing to certify ERA ratification

The states are seeking to have the Equal Rights Amendment published as part of the Constitution.