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Vox's policy and politics team explains everything you need to know about what's going on in Washington and what it means for your life.

Why hasn’t pandemic aid fraud become a bigger scandal?

The best, worst, and just plain dumb of American politics in 2022

2022 was the worst for many US hospitals. The aftershocks will last for years.

Blue cities and the Biden administration are failing migrants bused from the border

Is legal weed doomed to be run by big business?

One public health lesson from 2022 worth remembering

Georgia is a perfect example of the growing power of Asian American voters

What to know about the most important elections in 2023

Winter storms put the US power grid to the test. It failed.

Kari Lake’s long-shot lawsuit challenging her midterms loss, explained

The Trumpiest court in America

Good luck explaining a TikTok ban to young people

Read the January 6 committee’s damning report on Trump’s election subversion efforts

What we learned from the January 6 committee report

Great news for germs

How Democrats mostly neutralized Republican attacks on crime in the midterms

Sean Hannity’s damning deposition in the Fox News defamation lawsuit, explained

Can art destruction save us from climate destruction?

Why are American lives getting shorter?

5 studies released in 2022 that might change how you think about health care

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s unexpected visit to the US, explained

Trump’s tax returns are about to become public. What happens now?

The bill to prevent Trump from stealing the next election, explained

Sotomayor and Kagan need to think about retiring

America’s most important EV is also its goofiest

The US government’s TikTok ban is more complicated than it sounds

A Pennsylvania county delayed certifying the midterms. That has scary implications for 2024.

America’s Trumpiest court doesn’t care if your right to a fair trial was violated

What America’s politicians get wrong about young voters

The January 6 committee’s case against Trump

What the January 6 committee’s criminal referral means for Trump

Fortnite maker Epic Games has to pay $520 million for tricking kids and violating their privacy

A bad year for the bad guys

Title 42 may be ending soon. The US immigration system isn’t ready.

Peru is in crisis. How did it happen?

How an obscure Christian right activist became one of the most powerful men in America

Manchin’s permitting reform effort is dead. Biden’s climate agenda could be a casualty.

5 experts share how to make day care less germy

This DC party invite shows all the money to be made off the Ukraine war

World leaders are racing to protect nature — but the definition of one word is tripping them up