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Marine recruits during a ceremony at Parris Island, S.C., in February 2020. Defense Department officials acknowledge that rooting out far-right extremist thinking from a military of 1.3 million active-duty troops will be an uphill slog.

After Capitol riot, Pentagon announces new efforts to weed out extremism among troops

“The vast majority of those who serve in uniform and their civilian colleagues do so with great honor and integrity, but any extremist behavior in the force can have an outsized impact,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a memo Friday.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

‘We believe it’s time for Carlson to go’: Anti-Defamation League calls on Fox News to fire Tucker Carlson

The Anti-Defamation League on Friday called for the resignation of Fox News host Tucker Carlson in the wake of comments he made that appeared to defend the white supremacist “replacement theory” — a far-right extension of a colonialist theory that white people around the world are being replaced by nonwhite people.

Matt Gaetz.

Gaetz faces House ethics probe; federal investigation widens

The House Ethics Committee has opened an investigation of Representative Matt Gaetz, citing reports of sexual and other misconduct by the Florida Republican.

The Battle for the GOP
Amanda Chase, a Republican candidate for governor of Virginia, has embraced the nickname "Trump in heels."

‘Do you have to go a little crazy to stop the ones that are crazier?’ Virginia’s governor’s race is a window into the GOP’s turmoil

The Virginia governor's race may turn into a test of whether the GOP base is willing to confront the electoral downsides of running as far as possible to the extreme.

Representative Matt Gaetz.

Gaetz hires prominent New York lawyers amid federal probe

Representative Matt Gaetz is retaining two prominent attorneys as he faces a Justice Department investigation into sex trafficking allegations involving underage girls.

Hunter Biden appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," where he discussed his new book "Beautiful Things."

Hunter Biden discusses new memoir, laughs off Trump criticism on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

President Biden’s son appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to discuss his new book,“Beautiful Things,” in a conversation that included moments of seriousness, sympathy, and occasional hilarity.

President Biden, accompanied by Vice President Kamala Harris, spoke about gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden at the White House on Thursday.

‘We’ve got a long way to go’: Biden unveils actions on guns, says much more needed

President Biden, calling gun violence in the United States “an international embarrassment,” took a set of initial steps to address the problem, starting with a crackdown on the proliferation of so-called ghost guns, or firearms assembled from kits.

James Pindell | Analysis
President Joe Biden.

Joe Biden promised more on guns

When Joe Biden ran for president, he made some bold promises on guns. He hasn't fulfilled them yet.