Senate Panel to Weigh Democrats' Election Overhaul
The Rules Committee could advance a landmark voting rights expansion, as Washington tries to blunt ballot restrictions by Republican-controlled statehouses.
Tracking the political appointees Biden is nominating to fill the top roles in his administration
Follow the president-elect’s progress filling nearly 800 positions, among the 1,200 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.
Live updates: Biden to meet virtually with bipartisan group of governors on ‘best practices’ for vaccinations
Trump’s improvement with non-White voters in 2020 was important — but not as important as the turnout surge
The War Over the 13th Amendment and Modern Day Slavery
Its “servitude’ clause allows prisoners to be put to work and underpaid—unpaid. How Sen. Jeff Merkley and a band of activists are fighting back.
Opposition to Newsom recall grows as Jenner, GOP generate little support, poll finds
A vast majority of Dems, Republicans and unaffiliated or independent voters said they would not be inclined to support Caitlyn Jenner's candidacy.
Biden has a Federalist Society problem on his Supreme Court planning commission
President Joe Biden has been shockingly and happily progressive in his first hundred days in office. He has ignored the pearl-clutching of the deficit peacocks and passed a New Deal-style COVID-19 relief bill, and proposed even more ambitious programs to really start tackling income inequality. He's demonstrated that he's not going to fall into the inside-the-beltway trap of "bipartisanship," chasing Republican support for his proposals, but is redefining what that means in light of the massi...
Seattle ethics panel requires Kshama Sawant to pay $3,516 for violating law
As they unanimously voted to sanction Councilmember Kshama Sawant, some commissioners wondered whether she would continue to publicly deny the allegation she had just admitted.
Seattle council approves plan to raise water, sewage, waste and drainage rates more than 20% by 2026
Redwood City releases new number of unhoused people in streets, encampments
Redwood City on Monday released new homeless numbers as officials continue to grapple with a housing crisis that has worsened during the pandemic
Fremont: Buddhist temple co-founder alleges racial, religious, gender discrimination amid code enforcement dispute
A freeway separates West Oakland from downtown. Biden’s infrastructure bill could help get rid of it.
Students demand resignation of California college president for failing to support professor in viral video