Amber Phillips, Washington Post

Amber Phillips

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Recent articles by Amber:

How the Supreme Court could soon drastically expand the right to carry guns

Here's what's happening with New York State Rifle v. Bruen, the court’s first major Second Amendment case in more than a decade. → Read More

Who is Doug Mastriano, Republicans' nominee for governor in Pennsylvania?

Doug Mastriano made denying the results of the 2020 election a central part of his campaign. → Read More

Who is Chuck Edwards, the Republican who ousted Madison Cawthorn?

Edwards's win may have been mostly about kicking Cawthorn out. → Read More

Takeaways from the West Virginia and Nebraska Republican primaries

Trump is now two-for-four in major statewide primaries where he made an endorsement. → Read More

The 2022 battles for state legislatures that could change abortion law after Roe

The midterm elections could change who controls state legislatures — and abortion law. Here is where Democrats are trying to make midterms. → Read More

Why it's so difficult to poll Americans' feelings about abortion

The answer is hard to pin down, for a few reasons. → Read More

Why Democrats probably won’t get rid of the filibuster for abortion

For one, they don't have the votes. → Read More

Madison Cawthorn's many controversies, from gun and driving offenses to orgy comments

Republican lawmakers normally defend those in their party accused of controversy, but they've turned on Rep. Madison Cawthorn (N.C.) after various controversies. → Read More

How Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wages his culture wars

His remarks at his signing of a ban on critical race theory show how the Florida governor frames his policies as moderate. → Read More

What’s going on at the border and why is it becoming a midterm issue?

Does Biden have open-border policies? Or is his approach to the border too Trumpian in nature? It depends which side in politics you ask. → Read More

Democratic primaries to watch ahead of the 2022 midterm elections in November

From a must-win Senate race in Pennsylvania to House Democrats forced to run against each other because of redistricting. → Read More

Republican primaries to watch ahead of the 2022 November midterm election

From Pennsylvania to Ohio, Trump has staked his reputation on endorsing controversial candidates — and that could determine which party controls the Senate next year. → Read More

Just how extreme are these new red-state abortion laws?

This week, in particular, red states are racing each other to pass some of the most conservative abortion laws in the nation. → Read More

What Biden is doing on guns

He announced sweeping new regulations on "ghost guns," as well as a pick to lead the embattled federal agency that oversees gun regulations. → Read More

Why hand-counting ballots is such a bad idea

The right's push to do away with machines in elections would only open them up to chaos and fraud, experts say. → Read More

Palin not the sole reason Alaska is so politically interesting this year

Trump is trying to boost Palin and take out Lisa Murkowski — plus there's ranked-choice voting in the mix. → Read More

Florida’s law limiting LGBTQ discussion in schools, explained

What the new law says — and what it does. → Read More

What is the strategic oil reserve, and can it lower gas prices?

Biden proposes adding 1 million barrels of oil a day to the economy, and the U.S. uses about 20 million barrels of oil a day. → Read More

What is Title 42 and how could lifting it impact the U.S. border?

Under this controversial border policy, the United States turned away migrants before they could ask for asylum. → Read More

How Biden’s budget tries to insulate Democrats in the midterms

He's proposing funding the police, reducing the deficit and boosting military spending — priorities shared by Republicans. → Read More