• California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed into law Tuesday a raft of gun-safety legislation, including doubling taxes in the state on guns and ammunition and prohibiting the carrying of firearms in most public places.Why it matters: The legislation that will from July impose an 11% excise tax on firearms and ammunition sold by gun manufacturers […]
  • After 148 days of tense negotiations, long picket lines, and stalled production, the leadership for the Writers Guild of America on Tuesday voted to officially end the Hollywood writers strike on Wednesday at 12:01 a.m. PT. Why it matters: More than 11,500 writers are now eligible to return to work —which should jumpstart production of […]
  • House Republicans voted to advance four appropriations bills to the chamber's floor late Tuesday but Speaker Kevin McCarthy's team continued to struggle to round up the votes needed to avert a looming government shutdown. Why it matters: McCarthy (R-Calif) has faced multiple setbacks in his push to pass a temporary funding measure to keep the […]
  • President Biden joined striking autoworkers in Detroit on Tuesday, marking what appeared to be the first time a sitting president has ever visited a picket line.Why it matters: The pro-union Democrat's appearance showed solidarity with thousands of autoworkers who have been leading an unprecedented strike of the Detroit Three automakers.Driving the news: Biden spoke briefly […]
  • Lawmakers in both parties are unnerved about the potential ramifications a government shutdown could have on the U.S. economy.Driving the news: Credit rating firm Moody's said Monday that a shutdown would be "credit negative" for the U.S., potentially endangering the country's last remaining "triple A" rating from the big three credit rating firms.Fitch, another ratings […]


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Featured Political Stories

  • Florida is now America's inflation hotspot | CNN Business
    Washington, DCCNN — Florida is America’s inflation hotspot because of a persistent problem with sky-high housing costs. The Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach area has the highest inflation rate of metro areas with more than 2.5 million residents, with a 9% inflation rate for the 12 months ended in April. That’s more than double the national average of … Read more
  • Detroit-area city bans Pride flags on public property | The Hill
    A city near Detroit has banned its residents from displaying LGBTQ flags on public property after a raucous city meeting Tuesday. Hamtramck, Mich., an enclave within north-central Detroit, banned the flags in a unanimous vote with one city council member arguing that the displays are unnecessary. “You guys are welcome,” council member Nayeem Choudhury said, referring to … Read more
  • Bud Light Loses Title as Top-Selling U.S. Beer – WSJ
    Bud Light no longer rules the American beer market. Modelo Especial overtook the brand as the top-selling U.S. beer in May, punctuating a monthslong boycott of Bud Light that has reshuffled the beer industry. Modelo represented 8.4% of U.S. retail-store beer sales in the four weeks ended June 3, compared with 7.3% for Bud Light, … Read more
  • Putin’s Pals Dream Up Fresh Plot to Help Trump Beat Biden
    Dirty Russian pols… In Moscow, the possibility that former President Donald Trump might end up in prison or even seek asylum in Russia has long been a topic of discussion on the Kremlin-controlled state television. A federal indictment that was unsealed on Friday revealed that Trump is facing 37 felony counts, because of a trove … Read more
  • Trump loses two lawyers just hours after being indicted – POLITICO
    The rats are jumping ship. Two of Donald Trump’s top lawyers abruptly resigned from his defense team on Friday, just hours after news broke that he and a close aide were indicted on charges related to their handling of classified documents.Jim Trusty and John Rowley, who helmed Trump’s Washington, D.C.-based legal team for months and … Read more



The Guardian

  • Thinktank carried out analysis as calls mount among Tory MPs for the tax to be abolishedScrapping inheritance tax would cost the government almost £15bn a year in lost revenue by 2032, according to analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies that follows calls from Tory MPs for the main tax on inherited wealth to be […]
  • Home secretary argued that ‘uncontrolled’ migration poses ‘existential challenge for institutions of the west’The Sun is carrying a story today saying Rishi Sunak’s “decision to stall the net zero ban on selling new petrol cars has seen him catch up eight points in the polls”. It is based on the results of this Deltapoll poll.For […]
  • UNHCR defends 1951 convention after UK home secretary’s speech on ‘uncontrolled and illegal migration’The UN’s refugee agency has rebuked Suella Braverman after she claimed that world leaders had failed to make wholesale reform of human rights laws because of fears of being branded “racist or illiberal”.The UNHCR issued a highly unusual statement on Tuesday defending […]
  • Former Cop26 president announces he will not stand in Reading West seat he has held since 2010Alok Sharma has become the latest Conservative MP to announce he will step down at the next general election.The former Cop26 president, who has represented Reading West since 2010, said it had “not been an easy decision” and described […]
  • NEC approves rule stipulating that only ‘contemporary’ motions can be debated after this year’s eventDebates sought by local Labour activists at the party’s future annual conferences could be quashed by the leadership if they are seen as not relevant to current policy platforms, after a series of rule changes passed on Tuesday.The national executive committee, […]


The Hill

  • The Senate voted Tuesday to advance a short-term funding measure needed to avert a government shutdown at the end of the week, though not every lawmaker in the upper chamber was in support. The vote was 77 to 19, with all 19 in opposition part of the Republican Party.  The Senate Republicans who voted no include Sens….
  • A fire at a wedding party in northern Iraq killed over 100 people and injured at least 150 on Tuesday, local officials said, according to The Associated Press. The fire took place in a town just outside Mosul, a predominantly Christian part of the country. Video of the blaze showed the wedding venue engulfed in…
  • The Writers Guild of America (WGA) will officially lift its strike on Wednesday, allowing Hollywood’s writers to return to work after a nearly five-month halt on most TV and film productions. The WGA said Tuesday it voted to lift the strike as of 12 a.m. PST, which will authorize Hollywood writers to return to work […]
  • A former Twitter executive will join Peloton as its chief product officer, the company announced Tuesday, replacing a company co-founder in the role. Nick Caldwell was named for the position on Tuesday, joining the leadership team of a company that has faced difficulty maintaining the rocketing growth it experienced during the COVID pandemic. “Nick brings…
  • Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) said Tuesday he is not likely to make an endorsement in the 2024 presidential primary, for now staying out of the contentious race. “I don’t expect to endorse anyone. I think voters should choose this, and I’m sure it will be a well-participated primary,” Youngkin said at the Economic Club…

Five Thirty Eight

  • Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly-ish polling roundup. It’s officially impeachment season again. On Tuesday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced that he’s directing three House committees to start investigating whether President Biden benefited from his son Hunter’s business dealings overseas. McCarthy accused the Biden family of “a culture of corruption,” saying that the Biden administration […]
  • The second Republican presidential primary debate is less than two weeks away, so time is running out for GOP contenders to meet the Republican National Committee’s qualification criteria. To make the Sept. 27 debate, each candidate must have at least 3 percent support in two qualifying national polls, or at least 3 percent in one […]
  • On Wednesday, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney announced he would not run for reelection in 2024. On the surface, the electoral impact of Romney’s decision is minimal — his seat should stay safely in Republican hands. But it’s still notable because it represents the departure of one of the few remaining Republican senators who had a […]
  • Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. nrakich (Nathaniel Rakich, senior elections analyst): For a long time, the economy has been seen as a big liability for President Biden in his reelection bid. Inflation soared in 2021 and 2022, culminating at a rate of 9.1 percent last June. The same […]
  • Among the most politically tuned-in, last week saw the kind of hand-wringing and accusations of bias surrounding the polls that you’d usually expect from the final two months of a campaign, not the final year and two months of a campaign. The focus was largely on general election polls: Whether a Wall Street Journal poll […]

Political Wire

  • “House Republicans are planning to plow ahead with their impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden in the event of a government shutdown, though a lapse in federal funding could present […]
  • “House Republicans on Tuesday advanced four full-year spending bills, handing Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) a small win but doing little to stave off a government shutdown at the end of […]
  • After a judge ruled that Donald Trump was liable for extensive financial fraud over a decade, the former president railed against the “new, un-American depths” and “radical attack” against him. […]
  • California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) “signed a series of bills Tuesday to further strengthen California’s gun control measures, drawing praise from anti-gun violence advocates and prompting legal action from firearm […]
  • New Jersey first lady Tammy Murphy (D) is “seriously considering a run” for the seat held by embattled Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Axios reports. “Murphy and her husband, Gov. Phil […]

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