Ending affirmative action will be an 'earthquake' for colleges, companies
The Supreme Court's likely ban on race as a consideration in college admissions is also expected to impact hiring, government contracts, financial aid—and more.
Midterms 2022: The Ultimate Insider's Guide
Political insiders from both parties spill the tea on the key races, likeliest upsets, trends to watch—and what it all means for 2024.
Dems Could Flip Enough Governorships to Tie GOP for First Split in 55 Years
The odds are increasing that Republicans will have a net loss of seats in the midterm governor races: 'This is where we thought we'd be."
Can Any Donald Trump Prosecutor Find an Impartial Jury Anywhere in America?
Could all 160 million Americans who voted in the 2020 presidential election be disqualified—and if so, who would be left?
Will GOP Fury Over Trump-FBI Battle Blunt Democrats' Post-Roe Midterm Edge?
As general election season nears, the battle for Senate control is heating up. The big question: how anger over Roe and the Mar-a-Lago search will play out.
Detroit May Not Elect a Black Person to Congress for First Time in 70 Years
The Michigan primary will determine whether Detroit, with the highest percentage of Black citizens of any US city, will have Black representation in Congress.
As Greitens Drama Roils Missouri GOP Senate Race, Dems Seen Gaining Ground
The Show-Me state, which once elected a dead man to the Senate, is again living up to its reputation for messy elections.
How Ron DeSantis Could Out-Trump Trump All the Way to the White House
The Florida governor is 'Trump without the personality baggage,' as a GOP insider puts it, and his recent moves suggest he's gearing up for a presidential run.
'Defund the Police' Is Dead But Other Reform Efforts Thrive In U.S. Cities
Two years after George Floyd's death, many cities are adopting innovative programs to defuse tense situations without police intervention. Just don't use the D-word.
GOP Races Dominated by MAGA Candidates—Whether Trump Has Backed Them or Not
"With the Republican contests, the big takeaway is how Trumpy the entire field is," says one GOP consultant, as the 2022 primary elections get underway.
Dem Races In Pennsylvania, Texas Seen As Bellwether for Party's Future
Upcoming primaries put the battle between moderates and progress center stage. The outcome will say a lot about who's winning the hearts and minds of voters now
These Are Key Races to Watch In Every State Primary This Election Season
Upcoming contests in Ohio and Indiana are among the primaries in 29 states taking place over the next two months.
Candace Owens Cracks Open Door to Run for Office in Newsweek Twitter Chat
The conservative commentator, who has previously ruled out on running for office, told Newsweek: "Never say never."
Super Bowl Writer, 93, Nabs Raise, Stafford Exclusive After Newsweek Story
Jerry Green, 93, the only sportswriter to cover every Super Bowl, was paying his own way to the Big Game—until a Newsweek story changed all that.
One Sports Writer Has Been to Every Super Bowl. Will This Year Be His Last?
Sports writer Jerry Green has been to every Super Bowl since its inception and plans to be at this year's Big Game too (even though he now pays his own way).
GOP Bets on Black Conservatives As Key to Victory: 'We Change or We Die'
Black GOP candidates seem poised to shatter records in the midterms this year. As Georgia's Vernon Jones puts it: "I am the future of the Republican Party."
Can Stacey Abrams Save the Democrats—Again?
The Georgia progressive has big ambitions for the party—and for herself. Good thing, because the Democrats could really use a hero now.
Anti-Vaxxers Could Fuel Spike in Childhood Diseases: 'It Will Be Horrific'
One in five Americans now say they are vaccine skeptics. As resistance expands beyond COVID, health experts call the potential impact 'extremely concerning.'
30 Firsts for American Muslims: Jefferson's Ramadan Dinner to Ali's Oscar
Here's a look back at 243 years of Muslim milestones and pivotal moments in U.S. history.
Since 9/11, US Muslims Gained Unprecedented Political, Cultural Influence
Despite ongoing Islamophobia, American Muslims are having a moment. As one Muslim sportscaster put it: 'Everywhere I look, I see firsts happening."
Texas Democrats 'Risk It All,' Lawmakers from Past Statehouse Revolts Say
State legislators from both parties who have participated in past walkouts in Wisconsin, Oregon and Indiana defend the tactic, saying the political costs are high, but well worth the risk.
Whitmer Says Kamala Harris Is Unfairly Treated Because of Race and Gender
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer weighs in on the unique challenges facing women in office, the current "destructive" political climate, COVID recovery, the sentencing of one of her would-be kidnappers and more in an exclusive Newsweek interview.
Fate of 10 GOP Impeachers Shows 'Going Against Trump Is the Death Knell'
Six months after the Capitol riot, the 10 Republican representatives who voted to impeach Donald Trump are fighting for their political lives. Says one pundit: "I'd be surprised if more than three of the 10 are still in Congress in 2023."
Former Defense Secretary James Mattis Slams Trump on COVID; Praises Biden
Trump's former defense secretary sharply criticized his former boss' handling of the pandemic, comparing his leadership unfavorably to how other presidents handled crises and called the Capitol riots on January 6 "the most disheartening day of my life."
Concerns Mount Over Looming Surge in Bankruptcy as COVID Medical Debt Soars
A recent 30 percent increase in bankruptcies could be a harbinger of more financial pain to come as millions of Americans grapple with rising medical debt from COVID treatment. Says one expert: "It's going to get ugly."
Americans Have Turned Down 1.2 Million Stimulus Payments, Worth $2 Billion
A year after the first round of stimulus checks went out under the CARES Act, more than a million payments remain uncashed or were returned, according to the IRS. Experts say that's a victory.
Record Number of GOP Women in Congress 'Didn't Come to Compromise'
The new class of Republican women in Congress is the largest and most conservative in history, 'more strident than we've ever seen before," one former GOP governor says. The key question: Will the hardliners among them make it tougher to get anything done?
Joe Biden's Options for Dealing with Donald Trump Are Worse than Watergate
When it comes to Donald Trump, the incoming president has a critical decision to make about the best way to move the country forward—and neither Democrats nor Republicans are likely to be happy about his choice.
Republican, Dem Judges Have Turned on Trump—and Not Just On the Election
The president's legal losses are mounting, with a handful of recent significant defeats on issues as diverse as TikTok and sexual assault charges, in addition to his dismal record on election-related lawsuits. And the rulings have come from judges across the political spectrum.
Progressive Priorities at Risk as Biden Plans to Deal with McConnell
Joe Biden campaigned on an ambitious political agenda that included progressive proposals on immigration, health care, climate change and criminal justice reform. But the prospect of a split Congress, led by Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, puts those goals at risk.