Amanda Becker is our Washington correspondent. She has covered the U.S. Congress, the White House and elections for more than a decade. Becker previously worked at Reuters and CQ Roll Call. Her work has appeared in publications including The Washington Post, The New Republic and Glamour magazine. Her political coverage has also been broadcast on National Public Radio.
Nancy Pelosi, the first and only woman to serve as House speaker, will step down from leadership
The highly anticipated announcement from Pelosi, an 82-year-old California Democrat, comes after Republicans won back control of the House in the 2022 midterms.
Election 2022 results: Senate races we’re watching
Democrats will maintain their majority in the U.S. Senate after Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto notches a win in Nevada.
Senator Patty Murray thinks this is the Year of the Women
Washington’s senior senator was first elected in 1992, the ‘Year of the Woman.’ As she runs for reelection, she believes anger over the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling will motivate women voters.
The midterms’ big issues — abortion and the economy — are supercharged in Nevada’s Senate race
Catherine Cortez Masto is the first Latina senator, running as one of the country’s most endangered Senate Democrats in a state where the Latinx vote is key.
Liz Cheney believes the country is on the ‘edge of an abyss.’ She thinks young women can save it.
Cheney may be on the brink of losing her primary, but she has been raising a lot of money and honing an argument that women will be the ones to take down Trump.
Few abortion bans have fetal anomaly exceptions — even when 'carrying a child you know is going to die'
Roughly 120,000 pregnancies in the U.S. each year are affected by fetal anomalies. Nearly all of them cannot be diagnosed until well after the abortion cutoffs set by states.
Arizona Republican governor’s race pits a candidate backed by Trump vs. one backed by Pence
Trump-backed Kari Lake resorted to claims of election fraud as Pence-backed Karrin Taylor Robson’s campaign surged.
Is Florida still a political battleground? Senate candidate Val Demings thinks so.
Democrats say if anyone has the résumé to take Republican Marco Rubio’s Senate seat, it’s this former police chief and three-term House lawmaker who presided over Trump’s impeachment investigation.
GOP Senate candidates don’t really want to talk about abortion
Candidates in competitive Senate races mostly pivot from praising the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision to focusing on Biden, inflation and crime.
Biden says he supports changing Senate filibuster rules to protect abortion rights
Biden’s administration is under pressure to respond to the Supreme Court’s decision gutting Roe v. Wade. But he has said options are limited and it would be best for Congress to pass a law.