Friday's politics & policy stories


Scoop: Trump leans toward endorsing Doug Mastriano for Pa. governor

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Alleged Brooklyn subway shooter pleads not guilty

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Frank James is led by police after being arrested for his connection to the mass shooting at the 36th St. subway station, April 13, New York City. Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images
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Updated May 13, 2022 - Health
Axios Explains: Abortion

Red states race to enact new abortion restrictions

TV-bound Psaki bids Biden and press corps farewell at last briefing

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during her last daily briefing on May 13. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Kathy Barnette tweets targeted Muslims, LGBTQ people and Obama

 Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate Kathy Barnette listens to speakers.
Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate Kathy Barnette. Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

Texas allowed to resume investigations of families with trans kids

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Austin urges "immediate ceasefire" in call with Russia's defense minister

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin during testimony on May 11, 2022 in Washington, DC.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin during testimony on May 11 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Louisiana abortion bill allowing homicide charges against patients stopped for now

Picture of people protesting in favor of abortion access wearing red robes
Handsmaid themed protesters march down Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 25, 2019. Photo: EMILY KASK/AFP via Getty Images

Mike Pence to campaign for Trump target Brian Kemp

Brian Kemp and Mike Pence
Gov. Brian Kemp and Vice President Mike Pence in May 2020 in Atlanta. Photo: Brynn Anderson/AP

Scoop: New Trump venture

Illustration of a microphone wearing a big red tie
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

California will raise minimum wage to $15.50 due to inflation

Photo of Gavin Newsom speaking from a podium while gesturing with his hands raised
California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a press conference at the Native American Health Center in Oakland, Calif., on Dec. 22, 2021. Photo: Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Getty Images

Georgia swing voters: Abortion isn’t the central issue

Illustration of two ballots creating the shape of a medical cross
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Jan. 6 committee opens a Pandora’s box of retaliation

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios