Saturday's politics & policy stories


Ted Cruz to "wait and see" if Trump runs before making 2024 decision

Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas.

Trump targets Wisconsin GOP lawmaker for not overturning election results

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Burlington) addresses the Assembly.
Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos. Photo: Andy Manis/Getty Images

Trevor Reed: Brittney Griner to face "serious" health threats in Russian prison

How Latinos became strong Democrats

Photo illustration of a "Vote Here" sign translated into Spanish and candidate John F. Kennedy with members of the Viva Kennedy leaders in 1960.
Photo illustration: Gabriella Turrisi/Axios. Photo: Dr. Hector P. Garcia Papers, Mary and Jeff Bell Library, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

The candidates to watch

Photo illustration of Yesli Vega, Monica De La Cruz, Mayra Flores and Cassy Garcia.
Photo illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios. Photos: Nathan Howard, Anna Moneymaker, Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images, courtesy of Cassy Garcia for Congress and Monica De La Cruz for Congress

Axios-Ipsos poll: Latino fault lines over immigration, police

What's driving the shift

Photo illustration of Rep. Mayra Flores, between two images, one of a woman holding an American and Venezuelan flag, and another of a border patrol officer.
Photo illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios. Photos: Anna Moneymaker, Alicia Vera/Bloomberg, Eric Thayer for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Mapped: Power of Latino Protestants

The shifting Latino voters

Illustration of a torn photo of Hispanic man wearing a Biden/Harris face mask overlaying a photo of a "Latinos voten por Trump" banner.
Photo Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios. Photo: The Washington Post, NurPhoto/Getty

Axios AM Deep Dive: Great Hispanic shift

Photo illustration of a voting booth with people holding signs that read "vota"
Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photos: Joe Klamar/AFP, Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images via Getty Images

Alex Jones' lawyer may face legal repercussions after phone records disclosure

Alex Jones
Jones. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Mark Robinson
Updated Aug 6, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Private insurers won't get drug price break, clause struck from Senate bill

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Biden negative for COVID after weeklong "rebound" case

President Joe Biden takes his face mask off.
Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

North Carolina school district plans to put AR-15s in every school

On display at a gun shop in Wendell, N.C., an AR-15 assault rifle.
An AR-15 rifle on display in North Carolina. Photo: Chuck Liddy/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Poll: 41% of people in U.S. feel safe at polling places

Voting booths set up at the Ames Public Library for a primary election on June 7, 2022 in Ames, Iowa. Photo: Stephen Maturen via Getty Images

Impeachment Republican Dan Newhouse beats Trump-backed foe

Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.)