Wednesday's politics & policy stories


Scoop: Schumer's CHIPS Act gambit

Chuck Schumer sticks his finger in the air

Unpacking the Jan. 6 committee's Secret Service debacle

Cassidy Hutchinson and Jamie Raskin

Cuellar to Democrats: "Let me be me"

Photo illustration of Henry Cuellar pointing his finger at a tiny donkey.

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas former White House counsel Pat Cipollone

Discovery of 1955 warrant in Emmett Till's murder sparks calls for arrest

Photo of Emmett Till's gravestone

GOP's Gmail feud escalates

A smartphone icon for Google's Gmail application.
Oriana Gonzalez
Jun 29, 2022 - Health

Abortion providers sue to block West Virginia's 1800s pre-Roe ban

Picture of the Supreme Court building with abortion rights protesters walking in front of it

Ginni Thomas' lawyer questions "basis" for Jan. 6 committee interview

Ginni Thomas

New York officials file lawsuits against "ghost gun" makers

New York Attorney General Letitia James and New York City Mayor Eric Adams

McConnell: Blocking Obama's SCOTUS pick led to overturning Roe v. Wade

Picture of Mitch McConnell
Barak Ravid
Jun 29, 2022 - World

U.S., Israel and several Arab countries establish Negev Forum

Secretary of State Tony Blinken (center) and the foreign ministers of Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Morocco and the UAE hold a press conference at the Negev summit in Israel in March.

WHO chief calls U.S. abortion ruling "a setback" that will cost lives

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization Director-General talks during a FIFA meeting.
Barak Ravid
Jun 29, 2022 - World

Fresh round of Iran nuclear talks ends with no progress

Iran envoy Rob Malley. Photo: Brendam Smialowski/AFP via Getty

Lev Parnas sentenced to 20 months in prison for campaign finance crimes

Lev Parnas exiting a federal court in New York City in February 2020.

Justice Stephen Breyer to retire from Supreme Court on Thursday

Picture of Stephen Breyer

SCOTUS rules states can prosecute non-Native Americans on Indigenous lands

Photo of the Supreme Court facade as the sun sets
Oriana Gonzalez
Jun 29, 2022 - Health

Abortion providers sue Ohio to challenge six-week ban

Picture of abortion rights protesters

Cheney calls on ex-White House lawyer to testify before Jan. 6 committee

Representative Liz Cheney, a Republican from Wyoming, speaks during a hearing of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol.

Pelosi receives Communion at Vatican despite support for abortion rights

Nancy Pelosi attends the mass for the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul at Vatican Basilica on June 29, 2022 in Vatican City, Vatican.

Democrats target two open House seats after Roe ruling

DCCC Chair Sean Patrick Maloney
Mike Allen
Jun 29, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Jan. 6 hearings deliver new template for digital-era dramatics

This graphic from June 23 reflects the hearings' high production values.

2 charged with weapons possession after deaths of 53 migrants in San Antonio

 In this aerial view, members of law enforcement investigate a tractor trailer on June 27, 2022 in San Antonio, Texas.
Rebecca Falconer
Updated Jun 29, 2022 - World

Zelensky slams "terrorist" Putin and urges UN to expel Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky sits for a press conference on April 23, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine.

GWU dismisses calls to remove Clarence Thomas from teaching role

Clarence Thomas, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, during the formal group photograph at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, April 23, 2021.
Monica Eng
Jun 29, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Trump-backed Illinois Rep. Mary Miller wins GOP primary

Sen. Mike Lee wins Utah GOP Senate primary

Monica Eng
Jun 29, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Rep. Sean Casten beats fellow House Democrat Marie Newman in Illinois primary

County sheriff Mike Ezell ousts incumbent in Mississippi GOP primary runoff

Rep. Michael Guest wins Mississippi primary runoff

Rep. Michael Guest, R-Miss., walks down the House steps after the vote to censure Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021.
John Frank
Jun 29, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Joe O'Dea wins GOP Senate primary to challenge Michael Bennet in Colorado

GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert wins primary against moderate challenger

History's lens: Why Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony mattered

Cassidy Hutchinson

Boebert's call to collapse separation of church and state spurs alarm

Photo of Lauren Boebert carrying a folder as she walks

Abortion rights ads swamp social media