Thursday's top stories


The (new) GOP plan to defeat Raphael Warnock and Mark Kelly

Illustration of the Republican elephant logo made out of football play diagram elements.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Indigenous tribes push back on calls to open abortion clinics on federal lands

Illustration of a caduceus and a prescription pad on a collage of torn paper
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

McConnell threatens to kill China competition bill

Mitch McConnell at a lectern
Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images
Andrew Freedman
Updated Jun 30, 2022 - Energy & Environment

Heat waves topple monthly, all-time records from Japan to Italy

Map showing 3-day temperature anomalies across Europe ending June 29, 2022.
Map showing three-day temperature anomalies across Europe, ending June 29, 2022. Source: Weatherbell.com

Climate body blow

Illustration of a gavel hitting Earth
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The filibuster explained — and what Biden's proposal to change it means

President Joe Biden holds a press conference on the last day of the NATO Summit at the IFEMA Convention Center, in Madrid, Spain on June 30, 2022.
Photo: Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Oriana Gonzalez
Updated Jun 30, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as Supreme Court justice

Axios
Jun 30, 2022 - Health

FDA: Updated COVID boosters will roll out in the fall

Person administering a COVID shot
Registered Nurse Mariam Salaam administers the Pfizer booster shot in Los Angeles on May 5. Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images

Axios-Ipsos Latino poll: Small percentage of Latinos have guns

Pistols and handguns are shown for sale at the Gun Gallery in Glendale, California.
Guns for sale at the Gun Gallery in Glendale, Calif. Photo: Gabriel Bouys/AFP via Getty Images

Supreme Court will hear case on states’ power in federal elections

Picture of the Supreme Court.
Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

The crypto bear: The bad, the ugly and no-good

Illustration of hands trying to pull a one hundred dollar bill out from under a large pixelated coin.
Illustration: Megan Robinson/Axios

Supreme Court reins in Biden's power on climate change

Illustration of the Earth in a set of scales.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

SCOTUS allows Biden to end "Remain in Mexico" policy

A family of migrants walking on a road
Migrants taking part in a caravan heading to the US. Photo: Pedro Pardo/AFP via Getty Images

Toys R Us bankruptcy lawsuit could shake private equity

Illustration of a colorful toy gavel.
Illustration: Gabriella Turrisi/Axios
Oriana Gonzalez
Updated Jun 30, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Biden backs filibuster changes to codify Roe v. Wade

Picture of Joe Biden
Photo: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Key inflation gauge remains high in May

People shop for frozen food at a Walmart store
Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images
Mike Allen
Jun 30, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Exclusive: Biden to meet with governors on abortion rights

Biden leaves a speech about the Supreme Court
President Biden leaves after addressing the nation on June 24 following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images
Axios
Jun 30, 2022 - World

Russian forces withdraw from strategic Snake Island in the Black Sea

A satellite image of Snake Island in the Black Sea captured by Maxar Technologies after Russia's invasion on March 13. Photo: Maxar Technologies
A satellite image of Snake Island in the Black Sea after Russia's invasion on March 13. Photo: Maxar Technologies
Mike Allen
Jun 30, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Both parties see the other side as "generally bullies"

A chart showing the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics poll
Graphic: University of Chicago's Institute of Politics

The airlines already know Fourth of July will be a mess

Illustration of a rolling suitcase taped to a propelling rocket firework.
Illustration: Megan Robinson/Axios

Fear of a recession could become a self-fulfilling prophecy

Illustration of a stressed out businessman on a laptop sitting on a downward trending arros
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Threat of criminal charges changes health plans' abortion considerations

Illustration of a jail cell door forming the shape of a red cross.
Illustration: Gabriella Turrisi/Axios

First look: Pence joins multimillion-dollar anti-abortion midterms ad campaign

Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the National Press Club on November 30, 2021 in Washington, DC.
Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the National Press Club on November 30, 2021 in Washington, DC. Photo: Drew Angerer via Getty Images

Axios-Ipsos Latino poll: Gun violence becomes top concern

Barak Ravid
Jun 30, 2022 - World

Israeli Knesset dissolves, with Lapid to become acting premier

Yair Lapid
Yair Lapid, Israel's foreign minister, speaks during a cabinet meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem on June 27. Photo: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty Images
Rebecca Falconer
Updated Jun 30, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Liz Cheney: GOP can't be loyal to both Trump and the Constitution

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), Vice Chair of the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol during a hearing on June 28, 2022 in Washington, DC.
Rep. Liz Cheney, vice chair of the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol, during on Capitol Hill on Tuesday: Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images
Axios
Jun 30, 2022 - World

Marcos Jr. sworn in as Philippine president

Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.
Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. Photo: Ezra Acayan/Getty Images

Smuggling charges filed against 2 men over Texas migrant deaths

 People ommemorate as they leave flowers, candles and water, where dozens of dead migrants found in a truck in San Antonio, Texas, United States on June 29.
People commemorate as they leave flowers, candles and water on Wednesday where dozens of bodies were found inside a truck in San Antonio, Texas, in a suspected migrant-smuggling operation. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images