Wednesday's politics & policy stories


Kinzinger slams DCCC after Meijer loss for boosting right-wing challenger

Photo of Adam Kinzinger speaking while raising a finger in the air
Rep. Adam Kinzinger delivers closing remarks during the fifth hearing held by the Jan. 6 select committee on June 23, 2022 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Alex Wong via Getty Images

Gavin Newsom pushes Hollywood to film in California after Roe v. Wade reversal

Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a press conference.
Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a press conference. Photo: Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Getty Images)

Sinema eyes changes to tax, climate portions of reconciliation bill

Kyrsten Sinema
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Oriana Gonzalez
Updated Aug 3, 2022 - Health

Biden issues second executive order to protect abortion access

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Impeachment Republicans dwindle

Alex Jones accused of perjury after Sandy Hook parents' lawyer obtains his texts

Photo of Alex Jones in a cap surrounded by protesters
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones joins thousands of gun rights advocates at a rally organized by The Virginia Citizens Defense League on Jan. 20, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia. Photo: Win McNamee via Getty Images

Esper says missing DoD Jan. 6 texts were likely deleted due to "normal process"

Ivana Saric
Updated Aug 3, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Highland Park shooting suspect pleads not guilty to 117 charges

Memorials are placed near the scene of a shooting at a Fourth of July parade,
Memorials are placed near the scene of a shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Ill. Photo: Jim Vondruska/Getty Images

Election workers "in the crossfire" of fraud rhetoric, secretaries of state say

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson speaks during a press conference.
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson speaks during a press conference. Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
Barak Ravid
Aug 3, 2022 - World

Kushner: Friedman went behind our backs on Bibi annexation plans

Trump signs an order recognizing Golan Heights as Israeli territory. Photo: Michael Reynolds - Pool/Getty Images
Kushner, Netanyahu, Friedman, and other U.S. officials watch as Trump signs an order recognizing the Golan Heights as Israeli territory on March 25, 2019. Photo: Michael Reynolds/Getty Images
Ivana Saric
Updated Aug 3, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Pelosi leaves Taiwan, ending controversial visit

Nancy pelsoi
Nancy Pelosi speaks after receiving Taiwan’s highest civilian honour Aug. 3 in Taipei. Photo: Handout/Getty Images
Barak Ravid
Aug 3, 2022 - World

Iran nuclear talks to resume in Vienna on Thursday

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Mike Allen
Aug 3, 2022 - Politics & Policy

First look: Former Treasury secretaries push Manchin bill

Sen. Joe Manchin speaks to reporters outside his office in the Hart Senate Office Building yesterday.
Sen. Joe Manchin speaks to reporters outside his office in the Hart Senate Office Building on Tuesday. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

Scoop: 2024 GOP hopefuls back Trump's plan to purge civil servants

Illustration of an elephant trunk snatching a worker
Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

Arizona speaker Rusty Bowers loses seat after testifying at Jan. 6 committee

Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers testifies before the Jan. 6 select committee
Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers testifies to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on June 21, 2022. Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Warren says she won't back bipartisan abortion rights bill

Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks during a press conference on Tuesday,June 28, 2022 in South Boston, MA.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren during a June press conference in Boston. Photo: Nancy Lane/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images

Trump-endorsed Blake Masters wins GOP Senate nod in Arizona

A man in a suit with an American Flag pin speaking into a microphone.
Blake Masters speaks before President Donald Trump's speech at a Save America rally Friday, July 22, 2022, in Prescott, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Trump-backed Finchem wins GOP primary for Arizona secretary of state

Mark Finchem waves a cowboy hat above his head on a stage
Mark Finchem, a Republican candidate for Arizona secretary of state, waves to the crowd as he arrives to speak at a Save America rally on July 22, 2022, in Prescott Valley, Ariz. Photo: Ross D. Franklin/AP

Trump-backed John Gibbs defeats incumbent Meijer in Michigan primary

John Gibbs
John Gibbs, a software engineer and former Trump administration employee. Photo courtesy of John Gibbs for Congress.

China warns airlines to avoid airspace near Taiwan

F-16V jet fighters taxi on the runway at the Air Force base, as the Taiwanese military holds a drill  in Chiayi, Taiwan, on Jan 5, 2022.
An F-16V jet fighter on the runway at an air force base in Chiayi, Taiwan, earlier this year. Photo: Ceng Shou Yi/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Republican Rep. Paul Gosar wins primary to keep his seat

A man in a suit and tie standing in front of the U.S. Capitol.
Rep. Paul Gosar defeated challengers in the CD9 Republican primary. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Oriana Gonzalez
Updated Aug 3, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Kansas voters reject anti-abortion constitutional amendment

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Rep. Haley Stevens defeats progressive Rep. Andy Levin in Michigan primary

U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens at her election night victory party
U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens, in yellow, celebrates on election night. Photo: Joe Guillen/Axios

2 top House Democrats won't say if Biden should run for re-election

Rep. Jerry Nadler. Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt wins GOP Senate primary

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt speaks to reporters in front of the Supreme Court of the United States on Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt speaks to reporters in front of the Supreme Court of the United States on April 26. Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Tudor Dixon wins Michigan's Republican primary for governor

Tudor Dixon
Tudor Dixon, Republican gubernatorial candidate for Michigan, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. Photo: Tristan Wheelock/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Michigan GOP cancels election watch party after death threats

Donors wait for Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon to speak at her primary election night party at the Amway Grand Plaza on August 2.
Donors wait for Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon to speak at her primary election night party at the Amway Grand Plaza on Tuesday in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images