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The lead GOP negotiators on the bipartisan infrastructure legislation, from left: Senator Lisa Murkowski, Senator Bill Cassidy, Senator Rob Portman, Senator Susan Collins, and Senator Mitt Romney speak to reporters.

Senate votes to launch work on bipartisan infrastructure plan in key step forward for Biden priority

Senate Democrats and Republicans banded together on Wednesday to advance a roughly $1 trillion proposal to improve the country’s aging infrastructure, overcoming months of political deadlock on one of President Joe Biden’s signature economic policy priorities.

Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, at a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 25.

GOP Senator Tom Cotton vows to block Rachael Rollins from being confirmed as US attorney

A conservative from Arkansas and potential 2024 presidential candidate, Tom Cotton has been an outspoken critic of Democrats on crime. He linked Rollins, a criminal justice reformer, to policies he said have contributed to a jump in violent crime nationwide.

French Culture Minister Roselyne Bachelot deliverseda speech next to the painting "Rosebushes under the Trees" (1905) by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt, during an event to announce the restitution of the artwork to a Jewish family from which it had been despoiled in 1938.

US ramps up pressure on Poland over Holocaust restitution

The United States is ramping up pressure on Poland in hopes of stopping legislation that would prevent families from receiving restitution for property seized during the Holocaust and communist era.

US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov greeted each other at the start of their meeting in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday. Sherman and Ryabkov held what the State Department described as "substantive and professional" talks on arms control and other strategic issues on Wednesday despite myriad other differences that have sent relations into a tailspin.

US, Russia hold ‘professional’ arms talks despite tensions

Senior diplomats from the United States and Russia held what the State Department described as “substantive and professional” talks on arms control and other strategic issues on Wednesday despite myriad other differences that have sent relations into a tailspin.

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Susan Wright, the Trump-backed candidate for Texas's 6th Congressional District, lost her election Tuesday.

Trump holds the most important endorsement in American politics. But what does it mean for 2024 if his candidates suddenly start losing?

On Tuesday, the Trump-backed candidate lost a special election for Congress against another Republican.

Capitol Police Sergeant Aquilino Gonell (left) and Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone supported one another.

‘This is how I’m going to die’: Police detail violence during Jan. 6 attack

Capitol and Washington police officers gave emotional, sometimes-angry accounts of the Jan. 6 attack to the new House committee investigating the day’s violent events.

Republican Jake Ellzey of Texas won a US-House seat on Tuesday night.

Ellzey wins US House seat over Trump-backed rival

Republican Jake Ellzey of Texas won a US House seat on Tuesday night over a rival backed by Donald Trump, dealing the former president a defeat in a test of his endorsement power since leaving office.

President Biden spoke at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in McLean, Va., on Tuesday.

Biden plans to require federal workers to be vaccinated or undergo repeated tests

President Biden will announce Thursday that all federal employees will be required to be vaccinated against the coronavirus or face repeated testing mandates, a White House official said, a dramatic escalation of the administration’s effort to combat the spread of the Delta variant.