Tuesday's politics & policy stories


Judge rejects Fox News parent's request to dismiss Dominion defamation suit

Photo of a phone screen showing Fox News' website and Donald Trump's picture
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Jan. 6 committee weighs changes to hearing schedule, citing new evidence

Jamie Raskin and Bennie Thompson
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) and Jan. 6 committee chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.). Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

NRA: Senate gun control bill "falls short at every level"

CEO and Executive vice president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) Wayne LaPierre prepares to speak.
NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre prepares to speak at an event. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Jury finds Bill Cosby sexually assaulted teen in 1975, awards her $500K

US Entertainer Bill Cosby arrives for a scenting hearing.
Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing. Photo: Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Texas Rep. Cuellar beats back progressive challenger

Rep. Henry Cuellar
Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas). Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call
Oriana Gonzalez
Updated Jun 21, 2022 - Health

Louisiana governor signs into law bill to make mailing abortion pills a crime

Picture of a person holding a sign that says "keep abortion safe and legal"
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Oriana Gonzalez
Jun 21, 2022 - Health

Louisiana bill criminalizing abortion providers if Roe falls signed into law

Picture of three people holding signs in support of abortion rights
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Shawna Chen
Updated Jun 21, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Jan 6. panel witnesses recount post-election threats of violence

Photo of Wandrea Shaye Moss speaking
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Trump singles out witness ahead of Jan. 6 hearing

Former President Donald Trump in the Oval Office displayed on a screen during a hearing of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack.
Former President Trump in the Oval Office displayed on a screen during the Jan. 6 commitee hearing. Photo: Tom Brenner/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Jan. 6 hearing reveals extent of Trump’s pressure campaign

A transcript of a phone call between Donald Trump and Brad Raffensperger, Georgia Secretary of State
A transcript of a phone call between former U.S. President Donald Trump and Brad Raffensperger, Georgia's secretary of state, appears on a video screen during the fourth Jan. 6 committee hearing. Audio revelead Trump asking Raffensperger to "find 11,780 votes." Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

Meadows wanted to send gifts to Georgia election officials, Jan. 6 panel says

Raffensperger
Brad Raffensperger, Georgia secretary of state, testifies during the fourth hearing on the Jan. 6 investigation on June 21. Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

Sen. Johnson's office sought to hand-deliver fake electors to Pence

Biden to nominate Arati Prabhakar as new White House science adviser

Arati Prabhakar
Arati Prabhakar speaks onstage during the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in October 2016. Photo: Mike Windle/Getty Images for Vanity Fair

Arizona House speaker says GOP Rep. Biggs pressed him on decertifying electors

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.)
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.). Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

Trump campaign had call script to pressure state legislators on election

Trump campaign script revealed by the Jan. 6 committee.
Source: Jan. 6 select committee.

Arizona House speaker: "I didn't want to be used as a pawn" in effort to overturn election

Photo of Rusty Bowers
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Axios
Updated Jun 21, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Uvalde gunman's last 90 minutes: What we know

People place items outside of Robb Elementary School in Texas
Family members place a picture at a memorial outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Photo: Getty Images

Families of detained Americans press Biden for meeting

President Biden speaking in the White House on June 16.
President Biden speaking in the White House on June 16. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images
Ivana Saric
Updated Jun 21, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Texas claims "abject failure" by Uvalde cops

Steven C. McCraw
Steven McCraw during a press conference on May 27 in Uvalde, Texas. Photo: Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

What Colombia’s swing left means for the U.S.

Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez celebrate their victory in Colombia's presidential election on June 19. Photo: Andrés Cardona/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez celebrate their victory in Colombia's presidential election on June 19. Photo: Andrés Cardona/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Biden announces pay bump for federal firefighters

A Forest Service wildland firefighter battling the Caldor Fire near Twin Bridges, California, in August 2021.
A Forest Service wildland firefighter battles the Caldor Fire near Twin Bridges, Calif., in August 2021. Photo: Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images

Supreme Court rules Maine violated Constitution by excluding religious schools in aid program

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Trump filmmaker subpoenaed by Jan. 6 committee

A general view during the third hearing by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol.
A view during the third Jan. 6 hearing on June 16. Photo: Chen Mengtong/China News Service via Getty Images
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian
Jun 21, 2022 - World

Law banning Xinjiang products goes into effect

Illustration of a gavel
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Biden administration rescinds Trump-era rule on landmines

President Biden speaking in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., on June 17.
President Biden speaking in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., on June 17. Photo: Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Biden to appoint first Native American as treasurer

Treasury Department seal
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Here's who's testifying at the fourth Jan. 6 committee hearing

Photo of Donald Trump on a huge screen unfurled over the Jan. 6 committee in a packed hearing room
An image of former President Trump is displayed during the third hearing of the House Jan. 6 select committee in the Cannon House Office Building on June 16, 2022 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Drew Angerer via Getty Images
Axios
Jun 21, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Texas GOP calls Biden "acting president"

Texas GOP
Graphic: Texas GOP
Axios
Jun 21, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Jan. 6 committee counsel urged to run for Senate seat

John Wood
John Wood, the House Jan. 6 committee's senior investigative staff counsel. Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images
Axios
Jun 21, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Elon Musk undecided on Trump in 2024 presidential election

Elon Musk
Elon Musk appears via video in Doha on June 21. Photo: Christopher Pike/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Mike Allen
Jun 21, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Sneak peek: Henry Kissinger's 6 lessons

Henry Kissinger
Henry Kissinger. Photo: Adam Berry/Getty Images

A record number of LGBTQ candidates are running for Congress

Illustration of a pride flag yard sign
Illustration: Natalie Peeples/Axios
Rebecca Falconer
Updated Jun 21, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Colbert defends staff members arrested in Washington

A screenshot of "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert on his show on Monday night.
A screenshot of "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert on his show on Monday night. Photo: CBS

Pence says Democrats using Capitol riot probe "to distract attention"

Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks to a crowd of supporters at the University Club of Chicago on June 20, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois.
Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks to a crowd of supporters in Chicago on Sunday. Photo: Jim Vondruska/Getty Images
Rebecca Falconer
Jun 21, 2022 - World

Kremlin claims captured American vets not protected by rules of war

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov moderates Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual press conference at the Manezh exhibition hall in central Moscow on December 23, 2021.
Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov. Photo: Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP via Getty Images