Wednesday's politics & policy stories


Trump-era Remain in Mexico program under new scrutiny

A Remain in Mexico protester in front of the Supreme Court
A demonstrator protests against the Remain in Mexico policy outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Photo: Eric Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Uvalde schools police chief put on administrative leave

Law enforcement officers speak together outside of Robb Elementary School following the mass shooting on May 24 in Uvalde, Texas.
Law enforcement officers speak meet outside Robb Elementary School following the mass shooting on May 24 in Uvalde, Texas. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Trump-abandoned Mo Brooks retiring after "bad guys won"

Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., walks up the House steps.
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) walks up the House steps. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images

Man pleads not guilty to attempting to kill Justice Kavanaugh

Photo of Brett Kavanaugh's side profile
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh stands in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on Dec. 3, 2018. Photo: Jabin Botsford/Pool via Getty Images

Scott says he doesn't support Texas GOP's stance on homosexuality

Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) in the Capitol on June 14.
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) in the Capitol on June 14. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images

Jan. 6 committee extends hearings to July

Jan. 6 Committee Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.)
Jan. 6 select committee Chair Bennie Thompson. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Texas state senator sues Texas DPS for Uvalde shooting public records

Photo of a sign in the shape of Texas that says "Uvalde strong," surrounded by flowers
A memorial in front of Robb Elementary School on June 17 in Uvalde, Texas. Photo: Brandon Bell via Getty Images
Barak Ravid
Jun 22, 2022 - World

Scoop: U.S. working on normalization "road map" for Saudi Arabia and Israel

Saudi flag
Photo: Eric Alonso/Getty Images
Barak Ravid
Jun 22, 2022 - World

Biden's balancing act in Israel

Joe Biden
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Fed chair says recession a "possibility" amid inflation battle

Jerome Powell speaks during a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on June 22. Photo: Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Andrew Gillum indicted on wire fraud charges

Andrew Gillum
Andrew Gillum in 2019. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Jacob Knutson
Updated Jun 22, 2022 - Sports

House Oversight to subpoena Dan Snyder for testimony

Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder speaking in Landover, Maryland, in February 2022.
Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder speaks in Landover, Md., in February 2022. Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images

House Republican who represents Uvalde says he supports gun safety bill

Rep.-elect Tony Gonzales (R-TX) arrives to the Hyatt Regency hotel on Capitol Hill.
Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas) in November 2020. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images

Two women's signatures will appear on U.S. currency for first time

Janet Yellen
Janet Yellen speaks during an event at the Rotman School of Management in Toronto, Canada, on June 20. Photo: Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Trump endorsement tracker: Which candidates have won and lost

Voters paying less attention to daytime Jan. 6 hearings, poll finds

The Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack holds a hearing on the US Capitol.
The House select committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 attack holds a hearing in the U.S. Capitol. Photo: Oliver Contreras/For The Washington Post via Getty Images

Trump: McCarthy should've put Republicans on Jan. 6 committee

Jan. 6 committee hearing
Members of the House Select Committee during a hearing on June 21. Photo: Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images

Cause of Surfside building's collapse remains elusive after a year

Memorial signage lines a fence blocking the site of the building collapse that left 98 dead in Surfside, Florida.
A memorial on a fence at the site of the Champlain Towers South condos in Surfside, Florida. The building collaped on June 24, 2021, killing 98 people. Photo: Deirdra Funcheon/Axios

Exclusive: Raffensperger says he wishes Fox News carried every Jan. 6 hearing

Three men holding their right hands up swearing to tell the truth
Georgia Secretary of StateBrad Raffensperger is flanked by Rusty Bowers, Arizona's House speaker, and Gabriel Sterling, chief operating officer for Raffensperger, as they are sworn June 21 to testify before the House's Jan. 6 committee. Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

Watergate trial records digitized for 50th anniversary

A chart of President Nixon and officials involved in the Watergate scandal
President Nixon and officials involved in the Watergate scandal. Photo: Bettmann Archives

Biden calls on Congress to suspend federal gas tax

Biden
Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images
Rebecca Falconer
Updated Jun 22, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Brooklyn Center to pay Daunte Wright's family $3.25M in settlement

 Katie Wright (C), mother of Daunte Wright, marches with people honoring George Floyd on May 23, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Katie Wright (center), the mother of Daunte Wright, marches with others honoring her son and George Floyd in May 2021 in Minneapolis. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Chris West wins Republican primary to take on Georgia Rep. Sanford Bishop

Jeremy Hunt and Chris West debate
Chris West, right, and Jeremy Hunt at the Atlanta Press Club runoff debate in June. Photo: Brynn Anderson/AP

Bipartisan Senate group releases bill text for gun safety deal

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) speaking to reporters in the Capitol on June 8.
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) speaking to reporters in the Capitol on June 8. Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Yesli Vega wins GOP primary to face Abigail Spanberger in Virginia

Yasli Vega
Yasli Vega. Photo: Nathan Howard/Getty Images

Katie Britt beats out Mo Brooks in Alabama's Senate runoff

Republican Senate candidate for Alabama, speaks during an election night watch event in Montgomery, Alabama.
Republican Senate candidate for Alabama Katie Britt speaks during an election night watch event in Montgomery, Ala. Photo: Andi Rice/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Uvalde mayor accuses Texas Department of Public Safety of "false leaks"

Photo of Don McLaughlin speaking into a microphone
Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin speaks during a press conference about the mass shooting on May 27, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. Photo: Michael M. Santiago via Getty Images

Rich McCormick defeats Trump-backed opponent in Georgia primary runoff

Rich McCormick. Photo: David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire

Jen Kiggans wins GOP primary to face Dem. Rep. Elaine Luria in Virginia

Capitol Police data indicates threats to lawmakers have surged since 2017

Oz drops Trump branding in general election shift

Mike Collins defeats Trump-backed Vernon Jones in Georgia's 10th district

Mike Collins
Mike Collins at the Atlanta Press Club's June runoff debate. Photo: Brynn Anderson/Associated Press