Amber Phillips, Washington Post

Amber Phillips

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Past articles by Amber:

Here are the charges in Hunter Biden’s plea deal, and what it means

The president's son will plead guilty to misdemeanor tax charges and reach a separate deal on a gun charge. He will probably avoid jail time as a result. → Read More

Breaking down the GOP investigation into the Biden family

What House Republicans are investigating about the Biden family, and where they lack evidence → Read More

What’s the database the FBI misused to seek info on Jan. 6 suspects, BLM arrestees?

Explaining the Section 702 communications database, which has the FBI in hot water. → Read More

Takeaways from Kentucky and Pennsylvania primary elections 2023

Republican Daniel Cameron makes history in Kentucky's gubernatorial primary; Philadelphia Democrats hold onto their state House majority. → Read More

Breaking down the Philadelphia mayoral race

Philadelphia is one of America's last biggest cities to have only had male leaders. → Read More

A quick rundown of the Kentucky governor’s primary

Republicans will pick a nominee to try to unseat a popular Democratic governor who has managed to hang on in a red state. → Read More

5 ways the debt ceiling fight could end

A trillion-dollar coin? Just ignoring the debt ceiling? A default? → Read More

Explaining the Comstock Act cited by Texas judge in abortion pill ruling

The 150-year-old law could be used to end medicated abortion. → Read More

Comic: What Congress’s next 2 years could look like after the midterms

These are the three likeliest scenarios for who will take control of Congress, and what they have said they will do in power. → Read More

3 ways election deniers are threatening U.S. democracy, explained

A movement to deny legitimate election results is thriving. But what kind of pressure is that movement putting on our system? → Read More

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