Washington Post

Syndicate content
Post Politics from The Washington Post is the source for political news headlines, in-depth politics coverage and political opinion, plus breaking news on the Obama administration and White House, Congress, the Supreme Court, elections and more.
Updated: 28 min 33 sec ago

President Trump made 8,158 false or misleading claims in his first two years

2 hours 13 min ago
Midway through his term, the president has accumulated many, many Pinocchios.

Trump and Pelosi take aim at each other during shutdown

Sun, 2019-01-20 22:16
The squabbling is the latest sign that both sides remain far apart as the longest government shutdown in history drags on and as states scramble to mitigate the impact.

Trump two years in: The dealmaker who can’t seem to make a deal

Sun, 2019-01-20 18:24
The president is trying to bend Congress to his will in the shutdown fight, but his negotiating skills appear to be falling short. “It’s like McDonald’s not being able to make a hamburger,” one critic said.

The Trailer: What we learned about Gillibrand 2020 this weekend

Sun, 2019-01-20 18:00
In this special, shorter Martin Luther King Jr. Day edition: Gillibrand on the trail, the Democrats' secular holiday and the Larry Hogan fan club.

Stacey Abrams looks at her options after the narrow loss in a Georgia election marred by disputes over voting irregularities

Sun, 2019-01-20 17:57
The 2018 Democratic nominee for Georgia governor embarks Monday on a “thank you” tour of the state as she nears a decision on what to seek next.

Pence links Trump’s push for a border wall to Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

Sun, 2019-01-20 17:27
The vice president quoted from King’s “I Have a Dream” speech as he defended the president's latest pitch to secure funding for a barrier along the United States’ southern border.

Tulsi Gabbard says she has no regrets about meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Sun, 2019-01-20 14:49
“The only alternative to having these kinds of conversations is more war,” the Hawaii Democrat, who is running for president in 2020, said Sunday.

‘I will stand up for what I believe in’ Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says — but what she believes quickly changed as she moved from House to Senate

Sun, 2019-01-20 08:00
Once a moderate Democrat, the New York senator and presidential candidate has adopted liberal positions along with and sometimes ahead of her party’s voters.

Most young white men are much more open to diversity than older generations

Sun, 2019-01-20 08:00
Seemingly contrary to the scene shown in that viral video from Friday.

Trump says Democrats used to be for new border barriers. He’s right.

Sat, 2019-01-19 18:13
Every Senate Democrat voted for new border barriers along the southern border as part of an immigration overhaul bill in 2013. Now Democrats are refusing President Trump's request for what they say is an unnecessary wall.

Mueller publicly disputed the BuzzFeed report. Here’s why it’s a such rare move for a prosecutor.

Sat, 2019-01-19 17:38
Mueller publicly countered the BuzzFeed report. Here's why that's a rare move for a prosecutor.

Trump offers 3-year extension of protection for ‘dreamers’ in exchange for $5.7 billion for wall; Democrats call it a ‘non-starter’

Sat, 2019-01-19 17:17
The president’s proposal, in a rare Saturday address, is designed to ramp up pressure on Democrats, but many already say it is unacceptable.

BuzzFeed’s stumble is highest-profile misstep at a time when press is under greatest scrutiny

Sat, 2019-01-19 15:50
Reporting by the online publication elicited a rare correction from the special counsel’s office.

A $450 dinner, $45 whisky: Political appointee, aide ring up the expenses

Sat, 2019-01-19 14:33
The National Credit Union Administration defended spending by two agency officials highlighted in an inspector-general probe.

Shouting, near fisticuffs, emotions high: Today’s Washington could get worse

Sat, 2019-01-19 12:08
Cooler heads prevailed in the House, but lawmakers nearly came to blows Thursday over a single vote and a shouted remark. The shutdown is taking a toll on political discourse.

‘Would you like to speak to the president?’

Sat, 2019-01-19 09:48
An accidental encounter with President Trump, from a brasserie in Paris.

Since the NFL anthem protests, white fans like the white players more — and the black ones less.

Sat, 2019-01-19 07:00
And that will translate into less endorsement money for black players.

Pelosi abandons Afghanistan trip, accuses Trump of imperiling lawmakers with disclosure

Fri, 2019-01-18 22:49
The escalating dispute between the House speaker and the president comes as the record-breaking partial government shutdown continues with no end in sight.

George W. Bush delivers pizza to his unpaid Secret Service detail and calls for shutdown to end

Fri, 2019-01-18 22:15
Some 6,000 Secret Service employees are among the 800,000 federal workers not receiving paychecks.

Senator asks FBI for perjury investigation of Kirstjen Nielsen over family separation statements

Fri, 2019-01-18 21:42
Nielsen testified, "We’ve never had a policy for family separation.” A senator said a previously undisclosed memo shows she lied.