Amber Phillips, Washington Post

Amber Phillips

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Recent articles by Amber:

How the Supreme Court could give Republicans more power with elections

The Supreme Court is considering two election cases in Alabama and North Carolina that could give Republicans a lot more authority to shape elections. → Read More

What are midterm elections and why are they important?

Who are the candidates I should know about? What are the top issues? How can I vote? We answer your questions about the November elections. → Read More

What happens if Republicans take the House, Senate (or both) in 2023?

Three scenarios for which party controls Congress — and what politicians have said they'll do with that power. → Read More

What an election denier could do if elected secretary of state

It’s a crucial job, but not one that many Americans have heard of. Here’s what to know about the races that could have big consequences for how our democracy works. → Read More

Democrats can keep Senate control with these six crucial races

Get caught up on the Senate candidates and their midterm campaigns, from Pennsylvania to Nevada. → Read More

Election reform, police funding and Democrats’ other priorities before the midterms

Democrats know their time in power could be limited to the next few months. Here's what they're trying to do before it runs out. → Read More

The major revelations from the investigation of what Trump took to Mar-a-Lago

We’ve learned quite a bit about the FBI's investigation and how Trump is trying to defend himself. → Read More

Takeaways from Biden’s speech warning of threats to American democracy

Biden called out Trump by name and said the former president and much of the GOP "threaten the very foundation of our republic." → Read More

Takeaways from the Department of Justice's latest filing about Mar-a-Lago

The Justice Department alleged in a late-night court filing that Trump's lawyers hid classified documents from federal agents. → Read More

Takeaways from the redacted affidavit used for the Mar-a-Lago search

The largest piece of evidence about why FBI agents searched former president Donald Trump’s residence is out. → Read More

Four takeaways from the New York and Florida primaries

One of the last big primary nights of the season gave us clear trends for the midterms. → Read More

What the Constitution's speech or debate clause means for Lindsey Graham in Georgia

Sen. Lindsey Graham is arguing that his calls about Georgia's election results were part of his official duties as a senator, so he shouldn't have to testify about them. → Read More

New York’s chaotic Democratic primaries, explained

No Democrat in their right mind would engineer the match-ups that they have to deal with Tuesday. → Read More

In Kansas abortion vote, what's at stake for abortion rights

If it passes, the ballot initiative will end the state's constitutional right to an abortion. → Read More

Reconciliation explained: How Democrats can pass climate, health bills

Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) changed his mind on supporting a climate and health-care deal, meaning Democrats can use reconciliation to achieve a major campaign goal. → Read More

5 takeaways from the Jan. 6 hearing on extremism and Trump

The hearing focused on the nexus between extremism and Trump’s attempts to stay in power. → Read More

What is witness tampering? And could this charge apply to Trump?

Witness tampering isn't often prosecuted, but the seeds are there for a charge, either against Trump or the people who made the calls. → Read More

6 takeaways from primaries and runoffs in Illinois, Colorado, Oklahoma and elsewhere

Some far-right Republicans win, while some election-deniers lose. → Read More

4 takeaways about Trump from Cassidy Hutchinson's Jan. 6 hearing testimony

Hutchinson, aide to Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows, said Trump knew his supporters were armed when he encouraged them to go to the Capitol. → Read More

What states have primaries today? 5 races to watch

This Tuesday is a big one, with primaries and runoffs in seven states totaling five U.S. Senate races, four governor’s races, and dozens of House seats. → Read More