Thursday's politics & policy stories


Confidence in SCOTUS hits historic low, poll finds

Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
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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
A video featuring a photo from a White House meeting is played during the fifth hearing by the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

DoD investigated "Italygate" conspiracy theory per Trump request

Former Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller speaks during a meeting in November 2020 at the Pentagon. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

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
Steven Engel (left), former assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel, testifies alongside Jeffrey Rosen, former acting attorney general, during the Jan. 6 select committee's fifth hearing on June 23, 2022 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Alex Wong via Getty Images

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

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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
Photo: Jan. 6 select committee

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

Jeffrey Rosen, former Acting Attorney General, testifies before the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol in the Cannon House Office Building on June 23, 2022 in Washington, DC. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

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

Photo of a hearing room
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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.
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) speaking during a Jan. 6 select committee hearing in the Capitol on June 21. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images
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
Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Fla. Photo: Miami Herald file/Tribune News Service via Getty Images
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.
Jeffrey Clark. Photo: Susan Walsh-Pool/AFP via Getty Images

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.
Student debt borrowers gather with a brass band for their monthly “Cancel Student Debt — All of it for All” action outside the White House on June 7. Photo: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for MoveOn

New York politicians outraged over Supreme Court gun control ruling

Picture of Kathy Hochul
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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.
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Jr. during the 2021 King Holiday Observance Beloved Community Commemorative Service in Atlanta. Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images

Biden administration proposes new Title IX protections for trans students

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona testifying before a Senate panel on June 7.
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona testifying before a Senate panel on June 7. Photo: Oliver Contreras/for The Washington Post via Getty Images
Oriana Gonzalez
Updated Jun 23, 2022 - Politics & Policy

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

Picture of Supreme Court building
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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.
Former President Trump gives keynote address at the Faith & Freedom Coalition at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. Photo: Seth Herald/Getty Images

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
Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios

What Gen Z really wants

Illustration of the letter Z made out of overlapping ballots
Illustration: Natalie Peeples/Axios

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

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Rebecca Falconer
Updated Jun 23, 2022 - World

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

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky holds a press conference at Mariinsky Palace in Kyiv, Ukraine, earlier this month. Photo: Ludovic Marin/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

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

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

Photo of a gloved hand holding a vial
A suspected monkeypox sample at the microbiology laboratory of La Paz Hospital in Madrid last month. Photo: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez via Getty Images

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

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.)
Republican Rep. Mo Brooks (center). Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images