Thursday's politics & policy stories


Scoop: Conservative backlash builds against Cornyn's gun talks

John Cornyn

Legal concerns swirled in Trump's inner circle over Jan. 6 plans

Jan. 6 committee hearing
Erin Doherty
Updated Jun 16, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Pence "never budged" on view that he could not overturn election, aide testifies

DeSantis: Florida is "affirmatively against" COVID vaccines for young kids

Photo of Ron DeSantis speaking from a podium while waving his right hand

DOJ: Jan. 6 panel's failure to give transcripts "complicates" probes

Jan. 6 committee releases new photos of Pence during Capitol riot

An image on a screen shows former US Vice President Mike Pence looking at his phone as he shelters in a secure underground location after being evacuated from the Senate chamber on January 6, 2021

Eastman sought White House pardon after Jan. 6

Michael Avenatti pleads guilty to wire fraud and tax charge

Former attorney Michael Avenatti arriving at a federal court in New York in January 2022.

Trump called Pence a "wimp" on "heated" Jan. 6 phone call

Trump lawyer thought only Pence could overturn an election, aide testifies

Image of Greg Jacob testifying.

Meadows doubted Pence's authority to reject electors, Short tells Jan. 6 panel

The Latino burglars of Watergate

Defendants charged with breaking into the DNC offices at the Watergate complex stand outside with their attorney. Virgilio Gonzales, Bernard Barker, and Eugenio Martinez are among the men.
Erin Doherty
Updated Jun 16, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Trump's plan would've created "first constitutional crisis," witness says

Catholic and anti-abortion groups raise alarm about violence

Illustration of two tears of paper with fingers pointing in opposite directions and a woman holding her hands in the middle

Herschel Walker publicly acknowledges 3 more children

Herschel Walker on a stage

Jan. 6 panel to seek testimony from Ginni Thomas

More Americans familiar with Juneteenth since it became federal holiday, poll finds

Illustration of the Juneteenth and American flags in a stand.  

Mapped: "Gas prices" searches rise on Google

Rebecca Falconer
Updated Jun 16, 2022 - Economy & Business

Abbott halts production at Michigan baby formula plant due to storm

The Abbott manufacturing facility in Sturgis, Michigan, on May 13, 2022.

Confederate flag-wielding father and son found guilty in Capitol riot

Photo of a man holding a Confederate flag as he walks in the Capitol building hallways

Focus group: Arizona swing voters skeptical of gun reform framework

Illustration of a gun with a trigger in the shape of a question mark

Jan. 6-linked candidates are outperforming expectations

House GOP welcomes a new Chamber, declares war against the old one

Kevin McCarthy, Jim Jordan and Jim Banks

Florida is only state that hasn't pre-ordered COVID shots for kids under 5

Photo of Ron DeSantis speaking from a podium while gesturing with his right hand

Record 100 million people around the world have been forcibly displaced