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.
Will Kina Collins be the next progressive Black woman to unseat a Democratic incumbent?
Gun violence, food deserts and poor health care access have created a life expectancy in Kina Collins’ Chicago-area House district that’s lower than surrounding areas. She calls the race a fight for her life.
Liberal justices’ dissent sketches out ‘the loss of power, control, and dignity’ in a post-Roe America
“After today, young women will come of age with fewer rights than their mothers and grandmothers had,” Justice Stephen Breyer wrote.
This anti-abortion group shapes laws nationwide. Your state may be next.
As a 'major player' in creating anti-abortion legislation, Americans United for Life is exploring what is now possible by offering states model bills they can adapt or adopt in full.
How the anti-abortion movement shaped campaign finance law and paved the way for Trump
In “Dollars for Life,” abortion historian Mary Ziegler explains how opposition to abortion is linked to the rise of GOP populists like Donald Trump.
‘There is nowhere I feel safe’: Election workers targeted by Trump describe flood of sexist, racist threats
In Tuesday’s Jan. 6 hearing, Georgia’s chief election administrator and rank-and-file poll workers described break-ins and death threats as Trump supporters bought into his 'Big Lie.'
Medication abortion and clinics on federal land: Here are Democrats’ ideas to protect abortion access
Facing a congressional stalemate, Democratic senators have asked the White House to consider a bevy of executive actions to protect abortion care ahead of an expected Supreme Court decision gutting Roe v. Wade.
‘I was slipping in people’s blood’: Capitol Police Officer Caroline Edwards testifies at first January 6 hearing
Edwards described being knocked unconscious, then getting back up to help protect the Capitol, as lawmakers presented testimony about the attempts to undermine the valid results of the 2020 election.
'We have to break tradition': New York’s Alessandra Biaggi thinks it’s time for a new type of Democrat
The state senator decided to take on DCCC Chair Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney over the party’s support for candidates who don’t back abortion rights or gun control measures.
Abortion divides Democrats in House runoff in South Texas
Jessica Cisneros is in a rematch Tuesday against Rep. Henry Cuellar, the last anti-abortion House Democrat.
Georgia Republicans drew one fewer Democratic district. Now at least one woman will lose her House seat.
Partisan redistricting scrambled Georgia’s House districts. Now Reps. Carolyn Bourdeaux and Lucy McBath — both rising Democratic stars — are competing against each other for the nomination, and only one woman can win.