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New York Times Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Supreme Court Vacancy Hasn't Boosted Trump in Pennsylvania, Poll Shows
President Trump had counted on his court nomination over the weekend to shift the election dynamic away from his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. But it has not reset the race in the key battleground state.

New York Times Politics
Sep 28, 2020

How I Cover a Debate
This time, the setting is different (my couch). But the approach is the same (I get lots of help).

New York Times Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Supreme Court Nominee Barrett Prepares to Meet Senators
The confirmation process cranked into motion on Capitol Hill as the Senate Judiciary Committee began scrubbing Judge Amy Coney Barrett's background.

New York Times Politics
Sep 28, 2020

How Biden Will Debate Trump, the Unpredictable Aggressor
Joe Biden has the scouting report of the president's past debates and four years in office. One way to use it? Respond to unpredictability with a simple, "Here's my stability plan."

New York Times Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Donald Trump Was the Real Winner of ‘The Apprentice'
The reality show temporarily revived his business fortunes by creating the illusion that he was already doing great.

New York Times Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Trump, Biden and 'Made in USA': Same Refrain, Varying Notes
Joe Biden's economic proposals show how the president has shifted the playing field toward protectionism. But there may be fewer jobs to lose, or regain.

New York Times Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Trump, Biden and Domestic Economic Policy
Joe Biden's economic proposals show how the president has shifted the playing field toward protectionism. But there may be fewer jobs to lose, or regain.

New York Times Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Even as Americans Grew Richer, Inequality Persisted
A Federal Reserve survey of family finances shows that inequality was high last year. It's likely to worsen because of the pandemic.

New York Times Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Engage or Proceed? Debating Trump, the Unpredictable Aggressor
Joe Biden has the scouting report of the president's past debates and four years in office. One way to use it? Respond to unpredictability with a simple, "Here's my stability plan."

New York Times Politics
Sep 28, 2020

End the Filibuster? Pack the Court? The Left Is Pushing Biden
A party that is increasingly seeking to play by different rules is led by a figure who helped create the current ones. The outcome of the fight will help define the Democratic Party going forward.

New York Times Politics
Sep 28, 2020

How Omaha Polls Show Joe Biden Has an Edge
Nebraska's Second Congressional District could play a decisive role in a very close election.

New York Times Politics
Sep 28, 2020

More Democrats Embrace Structural Change. They're Ready to Press Joe Biden.
A party that is increasingly seeking to play by different rules is led by a figure who helped create the current ones. The outcome of the fight will help define the Democratic Party going forward.

New York Times Politics
Sep 28, 2020

U.S. Household Wealth Rose Before the Pandemic, but Inequality Persisted
A Federal Reserve survey of family finances shows that inequality was high last year. It's likely to worsen because of the pandemic.

New York Times Politics
Sep 28, 2020

A Theory About Conspiracy Theories
In a new study, psychologists tried to get a handle on the personality types that might be prone to outlandish beliefs.

New York Times Politics
Sep 28, 2020

2020 Presidential Debate Calendar: Biden vs Trump and Harris vs Pence
We've entered debate season, and here's the who, what, when and where for the three matchups between President Trump and Joe Biden and the single vice-presidential debate.

New York Times Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Brad Parscale, Former Trump Campaign Manager, Is Hospitalized in Florida
The Fort Lauderdale police said that Mr. Parscale's wife called the authorities to their home because he was armed and threatening to hurt himself.

New York Times Politics
Sep 28, 2020

How the Biden-Trump Debate Will Play on TV (Don't Expect Fact-Checks)
"My job is to be as invisible as possible," said Chris Wallace of Fox News, the moderator of the opening matchup on Tuesday.

New York Times Politics
Sep 28, 2020

What you need to know about the upcoming presidential debates.


New York Times Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Trump tries to improve his environmental record with a new water rule, but experts reject its efficacy.


New York Times Politics
Sep 28, 2020

What We Learned from Trump Tax Report: $750, Huge Losses and More
A Times report unravels much of the mystery: This is your morning tip sheet.

New York Times Politics
Sep 28, 2020

For Conservative Christian Women, Amy Coney Barrett's Success Is Personal
Judge Barrett is a new kind of icon for some, one they have not seen before in American cultural and political life.

New York Times Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Murders Are Rising. Blaming a Party Doesn't Add Up.
The data reveals a different picture than the party-driven explanation President Trump and the Department of Justice have offered.

New York Times Politics
Sep 28, 2020

The Reality TV Host vs. the Velvet Shiv: Trump and Biden in Debates
Joe Biden and Donald Trump will bring very different histories and styles to their presidential debate on Tuesday.

New York Times Politics
Sep 28, 2020

How Joe Biden Is Preparing for the Biggest Debate of His Life
The first debate between Joseph R. Biden Jr. and President Trump on Tuesday represents one of the president's last, best chances to move a race that polls show him losing. There are risks for Mr. Biden, too.

New York Times Politics
Sep 28, 2020

As Covid-19 Looms, Some Workers Face Loss of Health Insurance
Coverage is a major expense for employers, especially those in small businesses, as they deal with the pandemic's economic fallout. Many may face end-of-year renewal deadlines that are harder and harder to afford.

New York Times Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Workers Face Looming Cutoffs in Health Insurance
Coverage is a major expense for employers, especially those in small businesses, as they deal with the pandemic's economic fallout. Many may face end-of-year renewal deadlines that are harder and harder to afford.

New York Times Politics
Sep 27, 2020

Obamacare Returns as Galvanizing Issue After Ginsburg Death and Barrett Nomination
The health law had slipped in voter priorities, but the Supreme Court vacancy and November arguments in a case challenging its constitutionality, have given the Affordable Care Act new urgency.

New York Times Politics
Sep 27, 2020

Brad Parscale, Ex-Campaign Manager for Trump, Is Hospitalized in Florida
The Fort Lauderdale police said that Mr. Parscale's wife called the authorities to their home because he was armed and threatening to hurt himself.

New York Times Politics
Sep 27, 2020

Political Groups Begin Dueling Over Barrett in a Costly Clash
The battle may near $40 million in spending and will help define the end of the presidential race, even if Democrats are unlikely to be able to stop the Supreme Court confirmation.

New York Times Politics
Sep 27, 2020

New York Times' Trump Tax Returns Investigation: 18 Revelations
Times reporters have obtained decades of tax information the president has hidden from public view. Here are some of the key findings.

New York Times Politics
Sep 27, 2020

18 Revelations From a Trove of Trump Tax Records
Times reporters have obtained decades of tax information the president has hidden from public view. Here are some of the key findings.

New York Times Politics
Sep 27, 2020

Ransomware Attacks Take On New Urgency Ahead of Vote
Attacks against small towns, big cities and the contractors who run their voting systems have federal officials fearing that hackers will try to sow chaos around the election.

New York Times Politics
Sep 27, 2020

An Editor's Note on the Trump Tax Investigation
The New York Times has examined decades of President Trump's financial records, assembling the most comprehensive picture yet of his business dealings.

New York Times Politics
Sep 27, 2020

California Driver Charged After Striking Two Protesters, Police Say
The woman was charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon on Saturday, the authorities said.

New York Times Politics
Sep 27, 2020

Shepard Smith, Fox News Apostate, Is Starting Over at CNBC
In a new show on a new network, the anchor wants a ‘no pundits' approach: ‘We're not interested in helping you know how to think.'

New York Times Politics
Sep 27, 2020

Obamacare Returns as Galvanizing Issue After Ginsburg Death, Barrett Nomination
The health law had slipped in voter priorities, but the Supreme Court vacancy and November arguments in a case challenging its constitutionality, have given the Affordable Care Act new urgency.

New York Times Politics
Sep 27, 2020

With Nominee Set, Senate Republicans Plan Swift Supreme Court Confirmation
Republicans planned to hold four days of nationally televised public hearings the week of Oct. 12, aiming for a vote on the Senate floor by late October, just days before the election.

New York Times Politics
Sep 27, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Photos: From Childhood to Notorious R.B.G.
Pictures capture the Supreme Court justice's life and legacy.

New York Times Politics
Sep 27, 2020

2020 Presidential Debate Calendar: What You Need to Know
We've entered debate season, and here's the who, what, when and where for the three matchups between President Trump and Joe Biden and the single vice-presidential debate.

New York Times Politics
Sep 27, 2020

Voters Believe Winner of Election Should Fill Court Vacancy, Poll Shows
A Times/Siena College poll showed that 56 percent said the next president should nominate a Supreme Court justice. And Joe Biden retained a clear lead over President Trump, 49 to 41 percent.

New York Times Politics
Sep 27, 2020

Sudan Is Focus of U.S. Efforts to Improve Ties With Israel
The U.S. is offering cash and promises to entice Sudan to recognize Israel before the American election, while the big prize, Saudi Arabia, remains out of reach.

New York Times Politics
Sep 27, 2020

With Nominee Set, Senate Republicans Plot Swift Supreme Court Confirmation
Republicans planned to hold four days of nationally televised public hearings the week of Oct. 12, aiming for a vote on the Senate floor by late October, just days before the election.

New York Times Politics
Sep 27, 2020

By Lowering the Debate Bar for Biden, Has Trump Set a Trap for Himself?
President Trump has worked overtime to persuade followers that Joe Biden is addled and incoherent. That could backfire if Mr. Biden doesn't fit the caricature.

New York Times Politics
Sep 27, 2020

Sara Gideon Is Running Strong Against Susan Collins in Maine
Her opponent, Sara Gideon, is running on her record in the state — but does it matter in a year when all politics is national?

New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

In Critical Swing State, Trump Again Stokes Doubt on Election Process
The president has spent months falsely insisting — against evidence offered by his own government officials — that mail-in ballots are subject to widespread fraud.

New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

The Judiciary Committee will hold hearings starting Oct. 12. Here is what's next.
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican majority leader, has already vowed that the Senate will vote on President Trump's Supreme Court nominee by the end of the year, though he has not made clear whether that will happen before Election Day, Nov. 3.

New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Trump Announces Barrett as Supreme Court Nominee, Describing Her as Heir to Scalia
In choosing Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the president opted for the candidate most likely to thrill his conservative base and outrage his liberal opponents.

New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Texas: Does Biden actually have a shot at winning? The answer is a tossup.


New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Trump Announces Barrett as Supreme Court Nominee
In choosing Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the president opted for the candidate most likely to thrill his conservative base and outrage his liberal opponents.

New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Democrats Don't Want to Get Personal in Debate Over Barrett
Joseph Biden and Democrats are wary of criticism of Judge Amy Coney Barrett that could be perceived as personal attacks. They will focus on the real-world impact she might have as a Supreme Court justice on health care and access to abortion.

New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Full Transcript: Read Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Remarks
President Trump announced on Saturday that he would nominate Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Top U.S. Lands Official Served Unlawfully for Over a Year, a Federal Judge Rules
A federal judge in Montana ordered William Perry Pendley, whose appointment was not confirmed by the Senate, to leave the position.

New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Before Trump's Supreme Court announcement, Biden accuses him of dividing the country.


New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

These nine state counties could swing the election.


New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

North Carolina: An empty campus says a lot about the state of the race.


New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

For conservatives, Barrett checks all the boxes.


New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Trump is expected to announce his Supreme Court pick at 5 p.m.


New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Democrats Don't Want to Get Personal in Debate Over Coney Barrett
Joseph Biden and Democrats are wary of criticism of Judge Amy Coney Barrett that could be perceived as personal attacks. They will focus on the real-world impact she might have as a Supreme Court justice on health care and access to abortion.

New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Barrett, with children in tow, is seen leaving her Indiana home.


New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

‘The dogma lives loudly within you': Revisiting Barrett's confirmation hearing.


New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Photos capture the Supreme Court justice's life and legacy, from her Brooklyn girlhood to a late-in-life turn as the Notorious R.B.G.

New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Wisconsin: Milwaukee tries to reverse a troubling trend in voter registration.


New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Judge Barrett's Nomination Will Touch Off a Partisan Battle, but Trump Has the Upper Hand
At a rally Friday night, the president hedged slightly on whether the Senate will vote by Nov. 3 or wait until a lame-duck session afterward.

New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

A High-Stakes Test for Joe Biden's Love of Senate Tradition
He reveres custom and recognizes the courts' essential role in shaping a policy agenda. Those dual instincts have perhaps never been in greater conflict as they are in this Supreme Court fight.

New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Arizona: A Donald Trump Jr. event is full of people and conspiracy theories.


New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Barrett Clerked for Scalia. Conservatives Hope She'll Follow His Path.
For years, the conservative movement has been searching for someone who could lead American jurisprudence to the right with the kind of intellectual rigor that conservatives say made Justice Antonin Scalia so effective for decades.

New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Michigan: Enthusiasm runs high as early voting begins.


New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Minneapolis officials said they would defund the police. Some now regret that pledge.


New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Pennsylvania: In a county Trump flipped, Democrats seek voters willing to flip back.


New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

November's election could hinge on the voting process itself.


New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Barr has brought the D.O.J. closer to the White House than it has been in a half-century, historians say.


New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

How the 2020 Election Could Hinge on the Voting Process Itself
This election is not just about who will win, but also whether voters will be able to cast ballots and have them counted.

New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

The Judicial Wars Started on Biden's Watch. Can He End Them?
He reveres Senate custom and recognizes the courts' essential role in shaping a policy agenda. Those dual instincts have perhaps never been in greater conflict.

New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

How a Pledge to Dismantle the Minneapolis Police Collapsed
When a majority of City Council members promised to "end policing as we know it" after George Floyd's killing, they became a case study in how idealistic calls for structural change can falter.

New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Biden, With Strong Polls, May Have More at Stake in the Debate: This Week in the 2020 Race
President Trump's Supreme Court pick was leaked 24 hours before his official announcement. The Supreme Court nomination and next week's first presidential debate both have the chance to alter the 2020 race.

New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Trump Again Says He Would Welcome a ‘Smooth' Transition. But He Has Conditions.
The president warned his supporters of Democratic schemes to "cheat" their way to victory in November and said, "We're not going to stand for it."

New York Times Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Here Are The Ways to Vote in the 2020 Presidential Election
This year's election will be a little different from past ones, given the pandemic, but with planning and a few precautions, voting shouldn't be any more difficult.

New York Times Politics
Sep 25, 2020

Justice Dept. Documents Highlight Criticisms of Mueller Inquiry
The attorney general provided information on two matters to President Trump's allies that was meant to damage the F.B.I.'s Russia investigation and the special counsel's office.

New York Times Politics
Sep 25, 2020

Appeals Court Permits House to Sue Over Trump's Border Wall Spending
A panel ruled that the House had standing to pursue a constitutional lawsuit over the president's move to spend more money on a wall than Congress had approved.

New York Times Politics
Sep 25, 2020

Barr's Approach Closes Gap Between Justice Dept. and White House
The attorney general has brought the department closer to the White House than it has been in a half-century, historians said.

New York Times Politics
Sep 25, 2020

Here's What 4 of Our Reporters Are Watching as Voting Begins to Unfold
Mail-in ballots, legal challenges, voter education: Our journalists discussed their thinking about what is shaping up to be a fiercely contested, multiday election.

New York Times Politics
Sep 25, 2020

Justice Dept. Aids Trump's False Narrative on Voting
In a series of unusual moves, the Justice Department has helped stoke skepticism about mail-in voting.

New York Times Politics
Sep 25, 2020

Trump Selects Amy Coney Barrett to Fill Ginsburg's Seat on the Supreme Court
The president's nomination of Judge Barrett, a favorite of conservatives, to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will kick off a furious and unprecedented scramble to confirm her in the Senate before Election Day.

New York Times Politics
Sep 25, 2020

Making History, Ginsburg Is Honored at a Capitol Divided Over Replacing Her
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lay in state in Statuary Hall in a ceremony choreographed to allow the women of Congress to honor her legacy and the example she set.

New York Times Politics
Sep 25, 2020

State Dept. Rescinded Award to Journalist for Criticizing Trump, Review Finds
The department told a Finnish reporter that she would be honored for her work to uncover Russian disinformation campaigns. It reversed itself — and tried to cover it up — after realizing she was also critical of President Trump.

New York Times Politics
Sep 25, 2020

9 Battleground State Counties That Trump and Biden Need to Win
Every vote matters, but thanks to the Electoral College, some votes may matter more.

New York Times Politics
Sep 25, 2020

In ‘The Field' Podcast, Voters Are the Main Characters
After a pandemic-induced hiatus, the show has returned, with a focus on the voices of Americans throughout the country as they grapple with the weightiest questions of the November election.

New York Times Politics
Sep 25, 2020

Ron Paul Hospitalized After Medical Episode in Live Video
Mr. Paul, 85, a former congressman and presidential candidate and the father of Senator Rand Paul, slurred his words while speaking on his YouTube channel on Friday.

New York Times Politics
Sep 25, 2020

Ron Paul Hospitalized After Medical Episode on Livestream
Mr. Paul, 85, a former congressman and presidential candidate and the father of Senator Rand Paul, slurred his words while speaking on his YouTube channel on Friday.

New York Times Politics
Sep 25, 2020

What We Know About Voting in the 2020 Election
A primer on what to expect in this year's presidential election — before, during and after Election Day.

New York Times Politics
Sep 25, 2020

Appeals Court Permits House to Sue Over Trump's Emergency Wall Spending
A panel ruled that the House had standing to pursue a constitutional lawsuit over the president's move to spend more money on a border wall than Congress had approved.

New York Times Politics
Sep 25, 2020

Mail-In Voting Fact-Check: What Is True and False?
Voters are facing a deluge of misinformation about voting by mail, some prompted by the president. Here's a guide to those false claims.

New York Times Politics
Sep 25, 2020

Ginsburg, Obama and the Lunch That Could Have Altered Supreme Court History
President Obama met with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, hinting at retirement, but the art of nudging justices off the court is politically delicate and psychologically complicated.

New York Times Politics
Sep 25, 2020

Short of Money to Run Elections, Local Authorities Turn to Private Funds
Cities and states face huge bills to deal with voting during the pandemic. Mark Zuckerberg offered $300 million to help — and conservatives are objecting.

New York Times Politics
Sep 25, 2020

‘I Feel Sorry for Americans': A Baffled World Watches the U.S.
From Myanmar to Canada, people are asking: How did a superpower allow itself to be felled by a virus? And why won't the president commit to a peaceful transition of power?

New York Times Politics
Sep 25, 2020

Why Arizona Is Tilting Blue: ‘The State's Clearly in Motion'
If Joe Biden wins the state, it would be only the second time a Democratic presidential candidate has done so since 1952. But Arizona has been trending more friendly to the party for years.

New York Times Politics
Sep 25, 2020

Trump and Biden Court Catholic Vote, in Very Different Ways
Joseph Biden's supporters are highlighting his Catholic faith and values while President Trump, with a Supreme Court selection looming, is operating on the culture-war turf he prefers.

New York Times Politics
Sep 25, 2020

At Pentagon, Fears Grow That Trump Will Pull Military Into Election Unrest
Defense Department officials said top generals could resign if Mr. Trump ordered the active-duty military into the streets to quell election protests.

New York Times Politics
Sep 25, 2020

How Trump and Biden Are Courting the Catholic Vote
Joseph Biden's supporters are highlighting his Catholic faith and values while President Trump, with a Supreme Court selection looming, is operating on the culture-war turf he prefers.

New York Times Politics
Sep 25, 2020

As Trump Considers Amy Coney Barrett, He Faces a Tightrope
His pick is likely to galvanize Democrats while bringing him few new voters, and could hurt some Republican Senate incumbents. But the president needs to steer the debate away from the virus.

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