Thursday's politics & policy stories


Confidence in SCOTUS hits historic low, poll finds

Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Top DOJ officials detail Trump's efforts to overturn election results

: A video featuring a picture from a White House meeting is played during the fifth hearing by the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack

DoD investigated "Italygate" conspiracy theory per Trump request

DOJ leadership told Trump they'd all resign over Jeffrey Clark

Photo of Steve Engel and Jeff Rosen sitting at a table at a crowded committee hearing

Ex-Trump aides say six House Republicans sought pardons after Jan. 6

Former Justice officials: Trump asked DOJ to seize voting machines

Photo of a video screen showing a picture of Donald Trump and senior DOJ officials with the text "Why don't you guys seize machines?"

Jan. 6 panel reveals new details about GOP lawmakers' role in Trump's DOJ schemes

Source: Jan. 6 select committee

Trump called former AG "virtually every day" to push DOJ on election fraud

Ex-Trump officials say Clark plans to probe election "nuts"

Photo of a hearing room

Cheney encourages Wyoming Democrats to switch parties and vote for her

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) speaking during a Jan. 6 select committee hearing in the Capitol on June 21.
Shawna Chen
Updated Jun 23, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Judge approves $1 billion settlement over Surfside condo collapse

Photo of a collapsed condo building with torn walls and rubble hanging off the exterior
Axios Explains: Abortion

Red states crack down on abortion pills

Reports: Federal investigators search Trump DOJ official's home

Jeff Clark, former assistant attorney general for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, speaking in Washington, D.C., September 2020.

Biden administration to cancel $6 billion of student debt for defrauded borrowers

Student debt borrowers gather with a brass band for their monthly “Cancel Student Debt - All of it for All” action.

New York politicians outraged over Supreme Court gun control ruling

Picture of Kathy Hochul

Latino evangelical leader sees major voter shifts

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Jr. speaks during the 2021 King Holiday Observance Beloved Community Commemorative Service on January 18, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Biden administration proposes new Title IX protections for trans students

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona testifying before a Senate panel on June 7.
Oriana Gonzalez
Updated Jun 23, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Supreme Court strikes down New York's concealed carry gun law

Picture of Supreme Court building

Ex-Trump aide books written after 2020 lag in sales

Former U.S. President Donald Trump gives the keynote address at the Faith & Freedom Coalition.

Oil refiner execs head to White House amid soaring profits, record gas prices

Kendall Baker
Updated Jun 23, 2022 - Sports

How 50 years of Title IX have changed American sports

A basketball player with "title ix" on their jersey

What Gen Z really wants

Illustration of the letter Z made out of overlapping ballots

Here's who's testifying at the fifth Jan. 6 committee hearing

Rebecca Falconer
Updated Jun 23, 2022 - World

Fight for key Donbas cities reaching "fearsome climax," Ukraine warns

Ex-West Virginia lawmaker who filmed himself at Capitol riot jailed

U.S. expands monkeypox testing in bid to better track scope of outbreak

Photo of a gloved hand holding a vial

Jan. 6 panel "re-doing" subpoena after failing to find Mo Brooks

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.)