Monday's politics & policy stories


Jacob Knutson
Updated Jun 20, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Only 18 states have made Juneteenth a state holiday

A motorcade of people celebrating Juneteenth in Los Angeles in 2021.
Juneteenth is celebrated in Los Angeles in 2021. Photo: Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Summer school could become the norm for students

Illustration of a pattern for backpacks.
Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios
Herb Scribner
Updated Jun 20, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Eric Greitens' "RINO hunting" video removed from Facebook

Eric Greitens delivers a speech.
Eric Greitens delivers a speech in 2018. Photo: Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Kinzinger shares letter that threatens to "execute" him and his family

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) during the Jan. 6 hearings.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) during the Jan. 6 select commitee hearings. Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

UN asked to extend waiver allowing some Taliban leaders to travel abroad

Flags stand outside the United Nations (UN) building in Geneva, Switzerland.
Flags stand outside the United Nations (UN) building in Geneva, Switzerland. Photo: Robert Hradil/Getty Images

Jan. 6 committee wants to talk to Pence and may subpoena him

Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks to a crowd.
Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks to a crowd. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images
Rebecca Falconer
Updated Jun 20, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Teen killed, officer among 3 injured in shooting after D.C. music festival

Germany to fire up coal plants as Russia cuts gas supply

An elderly woman looks at the Jaenschwalde lignite coal-fired power plant, which is among the biggest single emitters of CO2 in Europe, on October 29, 2021 in Peitz, Germany.
The coal-fired Jänschwalde Power Station in Brandenburg, Germany. Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Former Watergate prosecutor: Trump has "zero" defense in Georgia probe

Former U.S. President Donald Trump gives the keynote address at the Faith & Freedom Coalition on June 17.
Former President Trump gives the keynote address at the Faith & Freedom Coalition on June 17 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo: Seth Herald/Getty Images

School banned from holding Catholic mass after flying BLM, LGBTQ Pride flags

Robert J. McManus, bishop of the Diocese of Worcester, Mass., delivers the benediction during commencement exercises at Worcester's Assumption College in 2013. Photo: Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Republican senators face pushback from both sides on gun control

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) speaks during a news conference in the Capitol on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images

Border agents set new record amid historic migrant trends

State AGs' corporate cash cow

Illustration of two people shaking hands on a giant stack of money.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Texas GOP goes full MAGA at 2022 convention

Sen. John Cornyn,
Sen. John Cornyn. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images

What we know about San Antonio's mass shooting

Photo: Ty Wright/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Rep. Adam Kinzinger warns 2024 election "is going to be a mess"

Trump privately admitted he lost election to Biden: Ex-White House aide

Alyssa Farah
Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

6 in 10 Americans now say Trump should be charged for Jan. 6, poll finds

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Ivana Saric
Updated Jun 19, 2022 - Politics & Policy

U.S. gas tax holiday is "worth considering," Yellen says

Trump lashing out at Jan. 6 panel is "essentially saying 'Yeah I did it'": Raskin

Some Democrats urge Google to fix search results leading to fake abortion clinics

Google search engine
Photo: Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Yellowstone to partially reopen this week following catastrophic flooding

Yellowstone North Entrance Road
North Entrance Road is washed out by flooding in Yellowstone National Park on June 15 in Gardiner, Mont. Photo: Kyle Stone/National Park Service via Getty Images

Juneteenth is at risk of losing its meaning

Illustration of a Black fist wearing a kente cloth bandana.
Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios