Start your day with the news you need to know and insights you can’t get anywhere else. Every weekday morning, political correspondent James Hohmann brings you an insider’s view of the biggest stories of the moment.
Plus, the coronavirus recession is shaping up to be the biggest blow to the U.S. economy since the Great Recession, and Italy and Spain report the number of coronavirus cases in their countries are beginning to stabilize.
Military helicopters delivered testing kits Thursday to a cruise ship being held off the coast of California, as officials in Washington faced angry questions about whether the vessel is set to become the latest breeding ground for the coronavirus.
Joe Biden swept the South and did surprisingly well in New England and the Upper Midwest on Super Tuesday. He appears poised to seize control of the Democratic presidential race and overtake Bernie Sanders as the delegate leader.
Officials at the Department of Health and Human Services sent more than a dozen workers to receive the first Americans evacuated from Wuhan, China without proper training for infection control or appropriate protective gear.
The CDC reported last night that a person in Northern California has contracted the coronavirus without traveling to regions hit by the outbreak or coming in contact with anyone known to have the infection.
Bernie Sanders came under withering and sustained criticism during last night's presidential debate in Charleston, South Carolina, as his six rivals launched urgent attempts to stop the candidate who has the clearest path to the Democratic nomination.
Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg qualified for Wednesday’s Democratic debate in Las Vegas, setting the stage for a clash that will test the staying power of a campaign that has so far been defined by its astronomical advertising spending.
Attorney General Bill Barr pushed back last night against Trump’s attacks on the Justice Department. The remarkable public rebuke of the president by a sitting member of the cabinet arose from a crisis of confidence at the Justice Department.
Democrats are bracing themselves for a long and divisive slog for the presidential nomination after New Hampshire has added new uncertainty to a race that was already scrambled by last week's caucuses in Iowa.
Mitt Romney sealed a place in history yesterday by voting to convict President Trump of abuse of power, becoming a lone voice of dissent in a Republican Party that otherwise marched in lockstep with the president throughout the impeachment proceedings.
At a pivotal, potentially energizing moment for Democrats, preparing for the first votes of their long-awaited effort to unseat Trump, the presidential candidates found themselves reacting to his massive shadow rather than setting their own course.
President Trump’s legal team offered a startling defense yesterday as senators debated his fate in the impeachment trial, arguing that presidents could do nearly anything so long as they believe their reelection is in the public interest.
Sensational revelations from President Trump’s former national security adviser threatened to upend the Senate impeachment trial Monday, increasing the chances that senators would vote to allow witnesses in a perilous development for the White House.
New materials released by House Democrats appear to show Ukraine’s top prosecutor offering one of Rudy Giuliani's associates damaging information related to Joe Biden if the Trump administration recalled the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.
The only woman in Iran to ever have won an Olympic medal has defected from that country, announcing her departure in a poignant Instagram post this weekend that accuses the government in Tehran of “hypocrisy,” “injustice” and oppressing women.
If the United States withdraws from Iraq as backlash over the killing widens, Russia could strengthen its foothold in the country — much as it did in Syria after Trump ordered a troop pullout there last fall, a step that was later partly reversed.
Mike Pompeo spoke to President Trump multiple times every day last week, culminating in Trump’s decision to approve the killing of Iran’s top military commander, Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, at the strong urging of Pompeo.
A U.S. airstrike killed Iranian Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad on Thursday, the Pentagon said, a dramatic escalation of tensions between the two countries that could lead to widespread violence in the region and beyond.
When the Latino Community Foundation sent questionnaires to the Democratic presidential candidates asking where they stood on issues such as education, health care and immigration, the result was hardly what it anticipated: no response at all.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a key potential Republican swing vote, told an Anchorage TV station that she was “disturbed” by the Senate majority leader’s statement last week that the verdict in President Trump’s upcoming impeachment trial was already determined.
An official from the White House budget office directed the Defense Department to “hold off” on sending military aid to Ukraine less than two hours after President Trump’s controversial phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The House of Representatives voted last night to impeach President Trump on charges that he abused his office and obstructed Congress, branding an indelible mark on the most turbulent presidency of modern times.
Congressional negotiators cemented a $1.3 trillion federal spending deal, with a pay raise for federal workers, money for federal gun violence research and the repeal of several taxes associated with the 2010 health care law.
Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) could reach conservative voters in a way Democrats can’t, potentially bolstering their case to the public. He could also provide Democrats cover from GOP accusations that they’re pursuing a partisan impeachment.
Ballots tallied through the night affirmed that Johnson and his Conservative Party had achieved a smashing success, the largest win for the Tories since Margaret Thatcher prevailed a third time in 1987.
The nation saw a split screen Tuesday, in which Nancy Pelosi dashed from a somber announcement of articles of impeachment against the president to a jubilant proclamation of a revised North American trade accord.
Justice Department IG report examining the FBI investigation of Trump’s 2016 campaign rebutted accusations that officials were driven by political bias, but found broad failures requiring major changes.
The Post obtained records from more than 400 of the interviews after a three-year legal battle. The documents reveal that people who were directly involved in the war could not shake their doubts about the strategy and mission.
Over the past year, my colleagues Josh Parlow and Dave Fahrenthold have interviewed 48 people who worked illegally for the Trump Organization at 11 of its properties in Florida, New Jersey, New York and Virginia.
A federal court ruled last night that former Trump White House counsel Donald McGahn must comply with a House subpoena, finding that “no one is above the law” and that top presidential advisers cannot ignore congressional demands for information.
A confidential White House review of President Trump’s decision to place a hold on military aid to Ukraine has turned up hundreds of documents that reveal extensive efforts to generate an after-the-fact justification for the decision.
Hill emerged as one of the few witnesses over the past two weeks able to move from providing accounts of events inside the White House to placing the unfolding Ukraine scandal in a broader political context.
A counselor in the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine told lawmakers that he was shocked to overhear a phone call in which a top diplomat assured President Trump that Ukrainian officials would pursue an investigation of interest to the U.S. commander in chief.
Using her most aggressive language yet, Nancy Pelosi accused Trump of committing “bribery” by seeking to use U.S. military aid as leverage to pressure the Ukrainian government to conduct investigations that could politically benefit the president.
The first day of public impeachment hearings unearthed new evidence potentially implicating President Trump more directly in a scheme to center American policy toward Ukraine on political investigations.
The House will begin the public phase of its impeachment inquiry with Democrats and Republicans prepared to offer competing narratives of whether President Trump inappropriately pressured Ukraine to investigate his political rivals.
The House GOP's emerging plan to save Trump is to turn the blame on three of his deputies: E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland, personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and, possibly, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney.