Sunday's top stories


Trump gives House a break

Photo illustration of a collage of Donald Trump, Kevin McCarthy and the US Capitol.
Photo illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios. Photos: Al Drago/Bloomberg, Sean Rayford/Getty Images
Alayna Treene
Updated Aug 7, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Senate Democrats pass $740 billion tax, climate and health care bill

 Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a news conference about the Inflation Reduction Act
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) speaks during a news conference about the Inflation Reduction Act. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Gun makers appeal to masculinity, supremacist groups to sell guns: Report

stuffed animals, flowers, and other keepsakes are left next to crosses bearing the names of the victims of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School
A memorial to the victims of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Photo: Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images

Liz Cheney calls GOP "very sick," questions whether party can recover

Rep. Liz Cheney questions Cassidy Hutchinson, a top former aide to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, as she testifies before the Jan. 6 committee on June 28, 2022. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

Stephen Breyer says America goes the wrong way "from time to time"

Stephen Breyer
Stephen Breyer speaks during an event at the Library of Congress on Feb. 17. Photo: Evan Vucci-Pool/Getty Images

Insulin price cap for private insurers pulled from reconciliation bill

Illustration of a syringe pulling from a vial with a hundred dollar bill as a label.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios
Julia Shapero
Aug 7, 2022 - World

Lindsey Graham among senators throwing support behind Pelosi's Taiwan trip

Navy personnel are seen on a Taiwanese Navy warship on Aug. 7 in Keelung, Taiwan. Photo: Annabelle Chih/Getty Images
Ivana Saric
Aug 7, 2022 - World

China announces additional military drills near Taiwan

A soldier looks through binoculars during combat exercises off Taiwan coast
A soldier looks through binoculars during combat exercises and training of the navy of the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army PLA in the waters around Taiwan on Aug. 5. Photo: Lin Jian/Xinhua via Getty Images
Axios
Updated Aug 7, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Biden leaves White House isolation for first time in 18 days

Biden
President Biden gestures to members of the press as he exits the South Portico of the White House before walking to Marine One for a trip to Delaware on Aug. 7. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images

Celebrity candidates threaten GOP's hopes of a Senate majority

Oz and Shaq
Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian
Updated Aug 7, 2022 - World

Taiwanese shrug off China drills: "Everyone becomes numb to it"

Three tourists pose for a photo on the beach near Kaohsiung Harbor, with oceanliners on the horizon.
Tourists pose for a photo on the beach near Kaohsiung Harbor, as cargo ships anchor outside the Taiwanese port on August 5, 2022. Photo credit: Sebastian Kjeldtoft.