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New York Times Politics
Mar 28, 2020

Cuomo Postpones New York's Primary Election to June 23 Because of Coronavirus
New York became the 11th state to move its primary in an attempt to limit the risk of spreading the virus.

New York Times Politics
Mar 28, 2020

The U.S.'s Slow Start to Coronavirus Testing: A Timeline
Technical flaws, regulatory hurdles and failures of leadership impeded early screening in the United States, allowing the pandemic to spread.

New York Times Politics
Mar 28, 2020

The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19
Aggressive screening might have helped contain the coronavirus in the United States. But technical flaws, regulatory hurdles and lapses in leadership let it spread undetected for weeks.

New York Times Politics
Mar 28, 2020

Tom Coburn, the ‘Dr. No' of Congress, Is Dead at 72
His prolific use of a bill-blocking measure earned him his nickname, but he also won grudging respect on Capitol Hill as a political maverick.

New York Times Politics
Mar 28, 2020

Trump to See Off Naval Hospital Ship in Virginia, Going Against Travel Warnings
The visit, which Mr. Trump defended as "a tiny trip," was to be his first time leaving the White House in over a week. To stem the spread of the coronavirus, federal guidelines advise against most travel.

New York Times Politics
Mar 28, 2020

Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, Civil Rights Leader and King Aide, Dies at 98
Mr. Lowery helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and gave the benediction at President Barack Obama's inauguration.

New York Times Politics
Mar 28, 2020

Coronavirus May Add Billions to the Nation's Health Care Bill
Insurance premiums could spike as much as 40 percent next year, a new analysis warns, as employers and insurers confront the projected tens of billions of dollars in additional costs of treating coronavirus patients.

New York Times Politics
Mar 28, 2020

‘We are Trying to Protect Our Own': The Towns Keeping Part-Timers Out
Defenders of property rights find something else they want to defend: Their own communities.

New York Times Politics
Mar 28, 2020

As Virus Spreads, China and Russia See Openings for Disinformation
The two powers amplify discredited conspiracy theories and sow division as they look to undermine the United States.

New York Times Politics
Mar 28, 2020

Grappling With the Impact of Coronavirus: This Week in the 2020 Race
Joe Biden tries to break through, Bernie Sanders signals he's staying in and another Super Tuesday (of sorts) emerges.

New York Times Politics
Mar 28, 2020

Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, Civil Rights Leader and Aide to King, Dies at 98
A lieutenant to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mr. Lowery helped organize the Montgomery bus boycott and gave the benediction at President Barack Obama's inauguration.

New York Times Politics
Mar 27, 2020

Coronavirus Fact Check: Analyzing the Patterns in Trump's Falsehoods
For months, the president has downplayed the severity of the pandemic, overstated the impact of his policies and potential treatments, blamed others and tried to rewrite the history of his response.

New York Times Politics
Mar 27, 2020

U.S. Cuts Health Care Aid to Yemen Despite Worries About Coronavirus
The Trump administration cited interference by Houthi rebels. But humanitarian groups and some Democrats asked for a delay because of the pandemic.

New York Times Politics
Mar 27, 2020

Under Intense Criticism, Trump Says Government Will Buy More Ventilators
In another day of mixed messages, the president criticized G.M. and authorized the use of the Defense Production Act to force it to make ventilators after the company had already announced it was going to.

New York Times Politics
Mar 27, 2020

For Farmers, Stimulus Bill Means Subsidies Continue to Flow
The bill allots as much as $23.5 billion in assistance to farmers, a key constituency of President Trump's, in the middle of an election year.

New York Times Politics
Mar 27, 2020

For Dr. Deborah Birx, Urging Calm Has Come With Heavy Criticism
The White House's coronavirus response coordinator drew criticism for comments she made about a lack of ventilator shortages, and for gushing praise of President Trump.

New York Times Politics
Mar 27, 2020

John Sears, Strategist for Nixon and Reagan, Dies at 79
Some thought he was "Deep Throat," the secret source who helped The Washington Post unravel Watergate. He was not.

New York Times Politics
Mar 27, 2020

House Departs Without Vote to Extend Expired F.B.I. Spy Tools
The operational effect may be limited because the surveillance laws remain in effect for existing investigations.

New York Times Politics
Mar 27, 2020

‘Your Health or the Right to Vote': A Battle in Wisconsin as Its Primary Nears
As many states postpone primaries amid the coronavirus outbreak, Wisconsin is plowing ahead with plans to vote on April 7. Now the governor wants to send everyone an absentee ballot — in under two weeks.

New York Times Politics
Mar 27, 2020

$2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Is Signed Into Law
Dozens of lawmakers rushed back to Washington to thwart a stall tactic from Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky.

New York Times Politics
Mar 27, 2020

Wisconsin Won't Delay Its Primary, So the Governor Wants to Mail Everyone a Ballot
As many other states delay their presidential primary elections amid the coronavirus pandemic, Wisconsin is plowing ahead with plans to vote on April 7.

New York Times Politics
Mar 27, 2020

Pentagon Order to Plan for Escalation in Iraq Meets Warning From Top Commander
A secret Pentagon directive orders planning to try to destroy a militia group backed by Iran, but America's top general in Iraq cautions of the risks.

New York Times Politics
Mar 27, 2020

Thomas Massie, House's ‘Mr. No,' Tries to Force Vote on Coronavirus Aid Bill
The Kentucky libertarian's tactics failed, but not before forcing lawmakers back to the Capitol for passage of the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package, infuriating them and President Trump.

New York Times Politics
Mar 27, 2020

Don't Need That $1,200 Stimulus Check? Here Are Places to Donate It.
The federal government approved a $2 trillion stimulus package, which includes direct payments to millions of Americans to help get through the coronavirus outbreak. If you don't need the money, here are some ideas to help you give it to someone in need.

New York Times Politics
Mar 27, 2020

In Abrupt Shift, Trump Cites Need for Ventilators and Criticizes G.M.
The attack came hours after the president charged that states were inflating their needs and shortly before G.M. said in a statement that it would manufacture the devices.

New York Times Politics
Mar 27, 2020

$2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Passes House
Dozens of lawmakers rushed back to Washington to thwart a stall tactic from Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky.

New York Times Politics
Mar 27, 2020

Here's How the House Can Voice Vote on the $2 Trillion Stimulus Package
Leaders in both parties were hoping to pass the measure by voice vote, highly unusual for such consequential legislation. But the plan could collapse if even one lawmaker objects.

New York Times Politics
Mar 27, 2020

Lawmakers Brace for a Vote on the $2 Trillion Stimulus Plan
Dozens of members of the House were rushing to Washington on Friday in case their votes were needed to clear a late-stage obstacle to passage of the economic stabilization measure.

New York Times Politics
Mar 27, 2020

Can Trump Break a 50 Percent Approval Rating?
As the coronavirus rages, Americans' views of President Trump have risen slightly to reach record highs, polls show. But he remains polarizing.

New York Times Politics
Mar 27, 2020

The Most Powerful People in American Politics Are Over 65
President Trump is 73. His leading rival is 77. And many of their strongest supporters — vulnerable to the coronavirus but enormously influential politically — are eligible for Social Security.

New York Times Politics
Mar 27, 2020

Scrubbing In to Vote, the House Returns to Consider a $2 Trillion Stimulus Plan
Members of the House who return to Washington on Friday to clear the stimulus measure for President Trump will find a chamber transformed by the coronavirus pandemic.

New York Times Politics
Mar 27, 2020

Man Charged With Making Death Threats to Nancy Pelosi in Coronavirus Rant
Gavin Weslee Blake Perry, 27, of Wichita Falls, Texas, wrote on Facebook that Democrats were terrorists and should be shot on sight, prosecutors said.

New York Times Politics
Mar 26, 2020

Trump Administration Pulls Back From $1 Billion Coronavirus Ventilator Deal
A deal with General Motors and Ventec Life Systems to produce tens of thousands of the critical lifesaving devices seemed imminent. Then the announcement was pulled back.

New York Times Politics
Mar 26, 2020

Coronavirus relief bill: What it means for business
The $2 trillion aid package is expected to save jobs and bail out companies, but it reorders the relationship between government and private industry.

New York Times Politics
Mar 26, 2020

How Will the Spending Be Spun?
American politics were rewired after the Great Recession. The current crisis could shake things up again.

New York Times Politics
Mar 26, 2020

U.S. Officials Push for Expelling Suspected Chinese Spies at Media Outlets
Trump administration officials are discussing taking action after China said it would expel almost all American journalists for The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal.

New York Times Politics
Mar 26, 2020

Trump Says He Will Label Regions by Risk of Coronavirus Threat
The federal guidelines are meant to help states decide whether to relax or enhance the quarantine and social distancing measures they have put in place.

New York Times Politics
Mar 26, 2020

E.P.A., Citing Coronavirus, Drastically Relaxes Rules for Polluters
The agency said it would not penalize companies that violate rules on monitoring and reporting pollution discharges.

New York Times Politics
Mar 26, 2020

Trump's Baseless Claim That a Recession Would Be Deadlier Than the Coronavirus
The opposite is more likely to be true, according to research and experts.

New York Times Politics
Mar 26, 2020

Congress Addresses Housing Crunch Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
The economic stabilization package includes more than $12 billion for housing and protection from evictions and foreclosures, as the pandemic hits cities already in housing crises.

New York Times Politics
Mar 26, 2020

Education Dept. Hits Penn State Again for Sexual Misconduct Procedures
Eight years after the Jerry Sandusky abuse scandal, the Education Department said the university still needed to overhaul its procedures.

New York Times Politics
Mar 26, 2020

As Coronavirus Crisis Unfolds, Sanders Sees a Moment That Matches His Ideas
With the odds of winning long, some Democrats wonder why Bernie Sanders is still in the presidential race. He's still pushing his agenda, though it's not clear who's listening.

New York Times Politics
Mar 26, 2020

Venezuelan Leader Maduro Is Charged in the U.S. With Drug Trafficking
Federal prosecutors accused President Nicolás Maduro of participating in a narco-terrorism conspiracy, in a major escalation of the Trump administration's efforts to pressure him to leave office.

New York Times Politics
Mar 26, 2020

‘It's a Wreck': 3.3 Million File Unemployment Claims as Economy Comes Apart
The weekly figure is among the first data on the economic toll of the vast disruption of normal life and commerce caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

New York Times Politics
Mar 26, 2020

U.S. Army Halts Training Over Coronavirus but Then Changes Its Mind
The infection rate within the American military has shot up to a degree some officials find alarming.

New York Times Politics
Mar 26, 2020

‘It's a Wreck': 3.3 Million File Jobless Claims as Economy Comes Apart
The weekly figure is among the first data on the economic toll of the vast disruption of normal life and commerce caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

New York Times Politics
Mar 26, 2020

Trump's ‘Disaster Diplomacy' Has So Far Had Few Results
North Korea and Iran have not taken him up on the offer for aid on combating the coronavirus. And Russia and China have extended similar offers of help to the United States.

New York Times Politics
Mar 26, 2020

‘It's a Leadership Argument': Coronavirus Reshapes Health Care Fight
Joe Biden and other Democrats were already talking about health care before the coronavirus, but the outbreak gives new urgency to a central issue for the party.

New York Times Politics
Mar 26, 2020

On Politics: The Bill's Being Sold. Does It Have the Goods?
Criticism from Cuomo and provisions for interest groups: This is your morning tip sheet.

New York Times Politics
Mar 26, 2020

Job Vacancies and Inexperience Mar Federal Response to Coronavirus
Unfilled jobs and high turnover mean the government is ill equipped for a public health crisis, said many former and current federal officials and disaster experts.

New York Times Politics
Mar 26, 2020

Ex-F.B.I. Agent Who Vanished on C.I.A. Mission to Iran Is Most Likely Dead, U.S. Concludes
The retired agent, Robert Levinson, was said to be the longest-held American hostage in history. A scandal erupted inside the C.I.A. over his disappearance.

New York Times Politics
Mar 26, 2020

The 2020 Debate Over Health Care Is Getting ‘a Lot More Real'
Joe Biden and other Democrats were already talking about health care before the coronavirus, but the outbreak gives new urgency to a central issue for the party.

New York Times Politics
Mar 26, 2020

Senate Passes Aid Package
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there were early signs that New York's restrictions on gatherings could be slowing the virus but that more needed to be done in New York City.

New York Times Politics
Mar 26, 2020

Senate Approves $2 Trillion Stimulus After Bipartisan Deal
The plan would provide direct payments to taxpayers, jobless benefits and a $500 billion fund to assist distressed businesses, with oversight requirements demanded by Democrats.

New York Times Politics
Mar 25, 2020

Live Coronavirus Updates and Coverage
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin predicted that the $2 trillion rescue package would pass the Senate on Wednesday night and said that Americans would receive stimulus checks "within the next three weeks."

New York Times Politics
Mar 25, 2020

Richard Reeves, Columnist and Author on Presidents, Dies at 83
His books on Kennedy, Nixon, Clinton and others could be as unsparing as his syndicated column. He was also a familiar face on PBS public-affairs programs.

New York Times Politics
Mar 25, 2020

Man Suspected of Planning Attack on Missouri Hospital Is Killed, Officials Say
According to officials, the man had expressed racist and anti-government sentiments.

New York Times Politics
Mar 25, 2020

V.A. Criticized for Effort to Keep Some Veterans Away From Private Care During Outbreak
By Wednesday morning, the White House sought to correct the impression that the department was putting a pause on the Mission Act.

New York Times Politics
Mar 25, 2020

Congress Moves Toward Approving $2 Trillion Stimulus After Bipartisan Deal
The plan would provide direct payments to taxpayers, jobless benefits and a $500 billion fund to assist distressed businesses, with oversight requirements demanded by Democrats.

New York Times Politics
Mar 25, 2020

Trump Gets a Bump
He's making overly optimistic promises for the country, but new polling is promising for him.

New York Times Politics
Mar 25, 2020

A $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Will Help, but More May Be Needed
The bill moving through Congress is more than twice as large as the stimulus package passed in 2009, but it will soothe a shutdown economy for only a few months.

New York Times Politics
Mar 25, 2020

Military Judge in 9/11 Trial at Guantánamo Is Retiring
Col. W. Shane Cohen had served on the case for less than a year and set a January 2021 jury selection date that now appears uncertain.

New York Times Politics
Mar 25, 2020

Ex-F.B.I. Agent Who Vanished on C.I.A. Mission to Iran Is Likely Dead, U.S. Concludes
The retired agent, Robert Levinson, was said to be the longest-held American hostage in history. A scandal erupted inside the C.I.A. over his disappearance.

New York Times Politics
Mar 25, 2020

Colleges Get Billions in Coronavirus Relief, but Say Deal Falls Short of Needs
Congress's emergency coronavirus bill would provide colleges and universities with about $14 billion to weather shutdowns and move to distance learning. That is unlikely to be enough.

New York Times Politics
Mar 25, 2020

Sanders Is Ready to Debate Again. Biden Says ‘We've Had Enough Debates.'
"I think we should get on with this," Joe Biden said, dismissing the idea that another debate is needed with his rival, Senator Bernie Sanders.

New York Times Politics
Mar 25, 2020

Stimulus Checks, Unemployment Benefits and More Details From the Coronavirus Bill
The largest economic stimulus measure in modern history would authorize direct payments to taxpayers and loans to small businesses, and create a $500 billion corporate bailout fund.

New York Times Politics
Mar 25, 2020

Fine Print of Stimulus Bill Contains Special Deals for Industries
Small banks, retailers and for-profit colleges got provisions they wanted. So did Boeing. Among those who could potentially benefit: President Trump's company.

New York Times Politics
Mar 25, 2020

Shutdown Spotlights Economic Cost of Saving Lives
President Trump and others have asked if halting normal life and commerce to fight the coronavirus is worth the cost. Here's how economists figure it.

New York Times Politics
Mar 25, 2020

As States Delay Primaries, June 2 Is Suddenly a Big Tuesday on the Calendar
As many as 12 states may hold primaries on June 2, which now carries the biggest delegate haul since Super Tuesday. That could change how the rest of the Democratic race plays out.

New York Times Politics
Mar 25, 2020

Senate Plans Vote on $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill After Sealing Bipartisan Deal
The package would provide direct payments to taxpayers, jobless benefits and a $500 billion fund to assist distressed businesses, with oversight requirements demanded by Democrats.

New York Times Politics
Mar 25, 2020

Citing Death Penalty, U.K. Court Blocks Giving Evidence on ISIS ‘Beatles' to U.S.
The decision raised the question of whether the Trump administration will promise not to seek the execution of two ISIS detainees accused of abusing hostages.

New York Times Politics
Mar 25, 2020

The People Leading When Leaders Do Not
Business owners, pastors and others are voluntarily closing their doors as the coronavirus spreads, seeking to fill a void when clarity from political leaders is lacking.

New York Times Politics
Mar 25, 2020

What's in the Coronavirus Stimulus Package? 5 Things to Know
The largest economic stimulus measure in modern history would authorize direct payments to taxpayers and loans to small businesses, and create a $500 billion corporate bailout fund.

New York Times Politics
Mar 25, 2020

As States Reshuffle the Primary Calendar, June 2 Is Suddenly Looking More Super
Seven states have moved toward holding their primaries on June 2, which now carries the biggest delegate haul since Super Tuesday. That could change how the rest of the Democratic race plays out.

New York Times Politics
Mar 25, 2020

On Politics: We Have a Deal
An aid bill advances, and President Trump wants to jump-start the economy: This is your morning tip sheet.

New York Times Politics
Mar 25, 2020

Pentagon Takes Restrained Role in Coronavirus Response, Despite Calls for Help
Officials are trying to determine the military's role in safeguarding the United States from a new enemy within its borders, even as commanders fear infection across the ranks.

New York Times Politics
Mar 25, 2020

Why June 2 Is Suddenly the Hottest Date on the Primary Calendar
As more states postpone primaries amid the coronavirus pandemic, June 2 now carries the biggest delegate haul since Super Tuesday. That could change how the rest of the Democratic race plays out.

New York Times Politics
Mar 25, 2020

Congress and White House Strike Deal for $2 Trillion Stimulus Package
The plan would provide direct payments to taxpayers, jobless benefits and a $500 billion fund to assist distressed businesses, with oversight requirements demanded by Democrats.

New York Times Politics
Mar 24, 2020

U.N. Issues $2 Billion Appeal to Combat Virus and Urges Aid for Other Crises
Without continued humanitarian assistance, the U.N. warned, crisis areas will be unable to contain the coronavirus, potentially killing millions of people.

New York Times Politics
Mar 24, 2020

How Andrew Cuomo, New York Governor, Became the Politician of the Moment
With his coronavirus briefings, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has emerged as an authoritative voice in the crisis.

New York Times Politics
Mar 24, 2020

Trump Wants U.S. ‘Opened Up' by Easter, Despite Health Officials' Warnings
"You can't just come in and say let's close up the United States of America," the president said, insisting again that he did not view the coronavirus as any more dangerous than the flu.

New York Times Politics
Mar 24, 2020

Slow Response to the Coronavirus Measured in Lost Opportunity
If the administration had reacted to the ventilator shortage in February, a private sector effort starting now might have made lifesaving equipment in mid- to late April. Now it is unlikely to be before June.

New York Times Politics
Mar 24, 2020

Can We Put a Price Tag on a Life? The Shutdown Forces a New Look
President Trump and others have asked if halting normal life and commerce to fight the coronavirus is worth the cost. Here's how economists figure it.

New York Times Politics
Mar 24, 2020

Oracle Providing White House With Software to Study Unproven Coronavirus Drugs
The online platform could allow physicians to upload patient data on how malaria drugs perform on coronavirus patients.

New York Times Politics
Mar 24, 2020

2020 Primary and Election: Has the Coronavirus Postponed It All?
Primary elections are being pushed back. The Olympics are officially in 2021. The election-year calendar seemed set in stone and now it is up in the air.

New York Times Politics
Mar 24, 2020

Bernie Sanders Plans to Participate in Next Debate, Campaign Says
It was the strongest sign yet that he plans to keep competing against Joe Biden in the Democratic presidential primary.

New York Times Politics
Mar 24, 2020

The Oversight Playbook From 2008 Returns as Bailout Swells
Lawmakers are eyeing the appointment of a new inspector general to keep tabs on Treasury's $500 billion "slush fund."

New York Times Politics
Mar 24, 2020

Facing Crisis, Arts Groups Push for Their Own Bailout
As museums shutter and theaters go dark, cultural institutions are calling for the government's help. But they recognize they're not the first priority during a pandemic.

New York Times Politics
Mar 24, 2020

Super PACs Step In to Attack Trump's Coronavirus Response
Democratic strategists worry that President Trump's consistent airtime is giving him a messaging advantage.

New York Times Politics
Mar 24, 2020

Stanley Sporkin, Bane of Corporate Corruption, Dies at 88
As the S.E.C.'s enforcer, he targeted firms that made illegal campaign contributions in the U.S. and bribed officials to gain business in other countries.

New York Times Politics
Mar 24, 2020

Democrats Near Deal With White House on Stimulus Package
Top Democrats and administration officials said they were optimistic about finalizing a compromise on a nearly $2 trillion economic package after agreeing to add oversight for a bailout fund.

New York Times Politics
Mar 24, 2020

On Politics: The Economy Won't Distance
A new Trump narrative runs counter to the medical consensus: This is your morning tip sheet.

New York Times Politics
Mar 23, 2020

Trump Has Given Unusual Leeway to Fauci, but Aides Say He's Losing His Patience
The president has become increasingly concerned as Dr. Anthony S. Fauci has grown bolder in correcting his falsehoods about the spread of the coronavirus.

New York Times Politics
Mar 23, 2020

As Federal Government Mobilizes, Local Officials Say Response Remains Too Slow
Signs of a large-scale federal response to the coronavirus outbreak have begun to appear, generating praise from local officials but also pleas that they need much more.

New York Times Politics
Mar 23, 2020

The Fed Goes All In With Unlimited Bond-Buying Plan Due to Coronavirus
The Federal Reserve will buy bonds as needed to calm markets, and will buy corporate debt in a series of emergency lending programs.

New York Times Politics
Mar 23, 2020

In Pandemic, Justice Dept. Seeks Video Court Hearings and Home Detention
Lawmakers are said to be skeptical about other Trump administration ideas, including expanding presidential power to curb asylum and suspending deadlines for arraignments.

New York Times Politics
Mar 23, 2020

Trump Considers Reopening Economy, Over Health Experts' Objections
The president is questioning whether stay-at-home orders have gone too far. But relaxing them could significantly increase the death toll from the coronavirus, health officials warn.

New York Times Politics
Mar 23, 2020

In Daily Coronavirus Briefing, Trump Tries to Redefine Himself
The briefing has given him a unique perch from which he can talk about the pandemic and try to project leadership after initially minimizing it. But that's not always what he has done.

New York Times Politics
Mar 23, 2020

At Least 13,500 Americans Abroad Need Help Getting Home, State Dept. Says
About 5,700 U.S. citizens and legal residents have already returned with the government's assistance, and flights scheduled this week could help another 1,600.

New York Times Politics
Mar 23, 2020

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