Walker’s loss in Ga. spurs new GOP hand-wringing, calls for new strategy

The GOP hand-wringing repeatedly came back to Herschel Walker, one of many inexperienced and polarizing nominees who lost battleground races this year.

By Colby Itkowitz, Hannah Knowles and Dylan WellsDecember 7, 2022

Post Politics Now: Democrats bask in Warnock’s win in Ga., history-defying Senate gain

With Warnock’s win, members of the Democratic caucus will hold 51 seats in the chamber, a pickup of one seat in midterm elections in which Republicans hoped to take control of the chamber.

By John Wagner and Mariana AlfaroDecember 7, 2022

Emhoff decries ‘epidemic of hate’ at event on antisemitism

Doug Emhoff decried an “epidemic of hate” facing the United States as he convened a roundtable at the White House on rising antisemitism.

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and John WagnerDecember 7, 2022

Arkansas teen couldn’t wait for change. So he ran for mayor — and won.

Jaylen Smith went from high school student body president to 18-year-old mayor in his hometown in Arkansas.

By Ben BraschDecember 7, 2022
Analysis

No one takes the lead after polls close. Let’s stop saying that.

Journalists, stop contributing to the erosion of confidence in elections.

By Philip BumpDecember 7, 2022

The GOP’s ‘stolen-election’ fever has dropped, for now

Polls show far less appetite for election denialism than after the 2020 election. But why?

By Aaron BlakeDecember 6, 2022

The difference that 51 votes makes for Democrats in the Georgia runoff

Another Senate seat would mean majorities on committees and an easier time confirming judges. The political consequences could reach even further.

By Aaron BlakeDecember 6, 2022

Whip count: Here’s how much trouble Kevin McCarthy is in

Here are the lawmakers who are likely to decide McCarthy's fate in January's House speaker election.

By Aaron Blake and JM RiegerDecember 6, 2022

4 takeaways from the Georgia Senate runoff

How Raphael Warnock did it, plus what it adds to our understanding of the 2022 election (and of Donald Trump).

By Aaron BlakeDecember 6, 2022

The many bad signs for Trump after his 2024 launch

The polling trends we saw over the course of 2022 appear to have accelerated after a disastrous midterm election for Trump.

By Aaron BlakeDecember 5, 2022

Trump told crowd to ‘fight like hell’ before riot. Can he be sued?

A lower court judge found Trump could be held liable for the violence of the Jan. 6 riot.

By Rachel WeinerDecember 7, 2022

Senate Democrats look to the future with expanded majority after Georgia win

Democrats gained a 51st Senate seat on Tuesday night, ending a complicated 50-50 majority that gave the GOP more power than a minority party typically has.

By Liz GoodwinDecember 7, 2022

Supreme Court majority questions massive shift of election authority

The case the Supreme Court is hearing Wednesday could fundamentally alter oversight on legislative maps and other high-stakes election issues.

By Robert Barnes and Ann E. MarimowDecember 7, 2022
The FixAnalysis

Why Herschel Walker might be the most embarrassing 2022 loss for Trump

This is how Walker's loss compares to the other Trump-backed Republicans who cost their party votes in the 2022 midterm elections.

By Aaron BlakeDecember 7, 2022

William Hammond, Army historian of Vietnam War, dies at 79

His two-volume study of the war concluded flawed policy and rising casualties, not negative press coverage, eroded public support.

By Michael S. RosenwaldDecember 7, 2022

Drop in Republican turnout means a bigger win for Warnock

Turnout was lower in the Georgia Senate runoff than in November’s general election, but Democrat Raphael Warnock more than doubled his lead over Herschel Walker.

By Adrian Blanco, Kevin Uhrmacher and Kati PerryDecember 7, 2022
Analysis

The 33 worst days of Trump’s political career, ranked

An admittedly subjective and likely incomplete list on which Tuesday unquestionably appears.

By Philip BumpDecember 7, 2022

DeSantis to huddle with donors after thumping reelection victory

A dinner in Miami this weekend may be one of several such gatherings this month as speculation builds about a 2024 presidential campaign.

By Isaac Stanley-BeckerDecember 7, 2022

Democrats ramp up investigation of Kushner family business dealings

Democratic-led congressional panels are seeking records about Jared Kushner’s diplomatic activities at time when family’s New York property was bailed out.

By Michael KranishDecember 7, 2022

Lawmakers decry massive backlog in Social Security disability claims

A bipartisan call for action followed a Washington Post report on a crisis at the little-known state offices that process applications for Social Security’s two disability programs.

By Lisa ReinDecember 7, 2022

Post Politics Now: Warnock defeats Walker in Georgia runoff race

Sen. Raphael G. Warnock (D-Ga.) defeated Republican Herschel Walker in a hard-fought runoff, the last outstanding Senate race in the country.

By Amy B Wang, Mariana Alfaro, John Wagner and Matthew BrownDecember 7, 2022

Warnock beats Walker in Ga. runoff, growing Democrats’ Senate majority

It was a hard-fought victory for Democrats in an increasingly purple state that was central to the party’s gains last election cycle and is expected to be a key battleground in 2024.

By Sabrina Rodriguez, Dylan Wells, Matthew Brown and Hannah KnowlesDecember 7, 2022

Congress moves to end military’s coronavirus vaccine mandate

It’s a major capitulation for Democrats, after Republicans had threatened to stymie action on the $858 billion bill

By Karoun DemirjianDecember 6, 2022

Mainstream Republicans back Marjorie Taylor Greene audit of Ukraine aid

The measure was narrowly defeated by a Democratic-led panel, but the vote revealed broader GOP support for extensive oversight of Ukraine funding.

By John HudsonDecember 6, 2022

Who is Herschel Walker?

Walker, a Georgia football legend, has had a tumultuous campaign for the U.S. Senate.

By Emmanuel Felton and Colby ItkowitzDecember 6, 2022