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Politico
Sep 30, 2020

Christie looks to clean up Trump's remarks on hate groups: 'I heard it differently'
Far-right groups such as the Proud Boys quickly seized on the comments by the president, which they took as a call to action.

Politico
Sep 30, 2020

What GOP Delegates Are Worried About This Election
11 of Trump's most committed supporters discuss mail-in voting, postelection unrest and what happens if Trump loses.

Politico
Sep 30, 2020

SCOTUS battle crashes into decisive Senate race in Iowa
Both candidates are wary that the politics could backfire on them in a neck-and-neck contest.

Politico
Sep 30, 2020

The 6 key races you haven't heard of that may help decide how we secure our elections
The secretaries of state on the ballot in November are using election security to make their case as voters increase scrutiny of their work.

Politico
Sep 30, 2020

Republicans plot out Barrett confirmation blitz
The White House and GOP senators are moving quickly, and they have little margin for error.

Politico
Sep 30, 2020

Undecided voters call Trump ‘unhinged' and ‘un-American' — but unswayed by debate
Snapshots from a Frank Luntz focus group.

Politico
Sep 30, 2020

Why Trump resorted to torching the debate
Unlike in 2016, he lacks a clear message or line of attack against his opponent. What remained was bullying, interruptions and ad hominem provocations.

Politico
Sep 30, 2020

Irish foreign minister optimistic of reaching limited post-Brexit deal


Politico
Sep 30, 2020

Europe shrugs at Trump's ‘America First' drug pricing
The U.S. push for cheaper medicines is unlikely to change anything, and could make drug pricing even more opaque.

Politico
Sep 30, 2020

Biden campaign faces questions about whether he should skip next debates
The campaign insisted he would participate in the final two, but some Democrats said he should demand rule changes.

Politico
Sep 30, 2020

Trump's jarring white supremacist moment launches an online furor
The president told the Proud Boys, a self-described "western chauvinist" group, to "stand back" and "stand down."

Politico
Sep 30, 2020

An Epic Moment of National Shame: The Debate Was an Embarrassment for the Ages
Trump shredded the rulebook and any sense of decorum.

Politico
Sep 30, 2020

The biggest falsehoods and exaggerations in the first Trump-Biden showdown
We took stock of the most questionable statements during the chaotic primetime event.

Politico
Sep 30, 2020

‘Trump's Strategy Is To Turn the Debates Into a Dumpster Fire on Steroids'
Even longtime political observers had never seen anything like Tuesday's debate. Forget what it means for the election—what does it mean for our democracy? 20 of them weigh in.

Politico
Sep 30, 2020

Chris Wallace faces criticism for letting candidates run wild in first debate
Much of the event was plagued with crosstalk as President Donald Trump, former Vice President Joe Biden and the moderator talked over one another.

Politico
Sep 30, 2020

‘Fraud like you have never seen': Trump denounces mail-in voting
Biden urges Americans to vote by any means necessary

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Biden tries to catch Trump with post-debate digital onslaught
The campaign was taking over home pages on some of the web's most popular sites.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

The moment Trump seized on Biden's sons
Trump's attack-dog style in the first debate crescendoed when shifted the subject to Hunter as Joe Biden talked about his late son Beau.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Live analysis of Biden and Trump's first debate
Our reporters and editors break down the first 2020 presidential debate.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Key moments from Trump and Biden's first primetime showdown
The debate quickly devolved into cross-talk and recriminations.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

The most bitter clashes from Trump and Biden's first debate showdown
The primetime debate quickly devolved into cross-talk and recriminations.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

The first 2020 presidential debate, in photos
President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden took the stage Tuesday evening at the first of three presidential debates ahead of the 2020 election. The debate — held at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace — is expected to focus on six key topics: Trump's and Biden's records, the Supreme Court, the coronavirus pandemic, the economy, race and violence in cities and election integrity. The next presidential debates are scheduled for Oct. 15 and Oct. 22, with a vice presidential debate set for Oct. 7.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Biden and Trump finally face off
Our reporters and editors break down the first 2020 presidential debate. The stakes are high: Coronavirus cases are on the rise, early voting is underway and few voters remain undecided.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Trump's big tax breaks could make it easier for Biden to sell tax hikes on wealthy
Biden has floated trillions of dollars in new taxes on the rich to pay for policies like student debt forgiveness and expanded childcare.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

HHS ad blitz sputters as celebrities back away
The $300 million, taxpayer-funded campaign to tout the administration's response to Covid-19 falls behind schedule amid widespread criticism.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

The Armed Women at the Center of the Louisville Protests
A self-proclaimed security team helps keep the demonstrations going without letting them go too far.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

In Senate questionnaire, Barrett won't pledge to recuse herself from 2020 election cases
Democrats have called for her to commit to recusing herself from issues that involve the Nov. 3 presidential contest.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Trump email says he ‘finished debating' Biden hours before debate begins
The president's campaign jumped the gun on touting his performance.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Watch Live: The first 2020 Presidential Debate
The first presidential debate between Trump and Biden kicks off Tuesday night.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Trump looks to turn things around at tonight's debate: What to watch
The president is running out of time, with voting already underway in some states and few voters still undecided. But tonight's debate gives him an opportunity to make his case.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Trump mayhem takes over first debate
The president interrupted and bullied. Biden called the president a "clown." Chris Wallace, the moderator, despaired.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Senate clears hurdle to avoiding a shutdown
The Senate advanced the measure in an 82-6 vote, easily clearing the 60-vote threshold.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Schumer aims to squeeze GOP on Obamacare
Senate Democrats are making the future of Obamacare a key issue in their fight against confirming Amy Coney Barrett.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

IRS chief asks watchdog to review safeguards after leak of Trump's tax information
The president has charged that his tax information was "illegally obtained" by The New York Times.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Chamber of Commerce and top political strategist part ways amid turmoil
Scott Reed, who had been with the business organization for most of the past decade, said it was shifting toward Democrats.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Inside the (nearly) audience-free presidential debate
The more intimate, conversational event still has gift bags for attendees, but now the swag includes Purell.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

How a nearly empty room led to debate chaos
The more intimate, conversational setting meant the candidates weren't playing to an audience. Instead, they were talking over each other the whole time.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Facebook's Clegg: 'Impossible' for Cambridge Analytica-style scandal to happen again


Politico
Sep 29, 2020

GOP threatens more judicial confirmations if Dems delay Barrett
"There's a price to pay," Sen. John Thune says.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Intel chief releases Russian disinfo on Hillary Clinton that was rejected by bipartisan Senate panel
Former top officials were aghast at the move by John Ratcliffe, the director of national intelligence.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

An Abnormal Debate for an Abnormal Moment
Viewers should watch Trump and Biden more as psychologists and neurologists than political scientists.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Schiff subpoenas DHS over whistleblower complaint
The subpoenas also give the department until Oct. 6 turn over previously requested documents.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Coming Tonight: 2020 First Presidential Debate Live Analysis
Joe Biden and Donald Trump meet onstage tonight for their first head-to-head debate of the 2020 campaign, each hoping to grab momentum going into October.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Poll: Presidential, Senate contests are tight in Georgia
Joe Biden has pulled neck and neck with President Donald Trump, and the state's two incumbent Republican senators are also in close contests.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Pelosi eyes last-ditch shot at stimulus deal with Mnuchin
Many on Capitol Hill are skeptical the speaker and Treasury secretary will reach an agreement.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Biden releases tax returns before debate, amid furor over Trump's
Biden's filings show he paid about 30 percent of his $985,000 in adjusted gross income in federal taxes.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Flynn lawyer spoke with Trump, she reveals in contentious hearing
The attorney, Sidney Powell, said she recently briefed the president on the case and asked him not to issue a pardon.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Ahead of debate, Biden campaign attacks Facebook for allowing 'dangerous claptrap'
A Facebook spokesperson maintained the company is applying its rules as it should.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Demand Justice launches seven-figure ad buy for SCOTUS fight
The ad will air just ahead of Tuesday's presidential debate.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

NYC infection rate spikes as students head back to school


Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Mike Pompeo to warn Vatican the devil's in the detail of its China deal


Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Giuliani: Trump ‘doesn't have to hold back at all' vs. Biden
Giuliani said Trump should have the green light to take the gloves off at Tuesday's presidential debate in Cleveland.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Grand jury was never asked to mull homicide charges in Breonna Taylor case
Kentucky's attorney general said the only charge he recommended to the grand jury was wanton endangerment.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Kentucky AG agrees to release grand jury tapes in Breonna Taylor case
Daniel Cameron also said in a statement that the only charge he recommended to the grand jury was wanton endangerment.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Poll: Biden up 9 points in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania was one of a trio of Rust Belt states that flipped for Trump in 2016.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

‘Last Man Standing' for GOP, late-night talk for Dems: Where TV ads can reach voters for cheap
To reach Republican voters, Tim Allen's Fox sitcom "Last Man Standing" scored as a top-10 efficient advertising destination in all four markets.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Debates don't matter. Unless someone face-plants.
Make-or-break debates are the exception, not the rule.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

The New York Times Confirms Trump Is a Genius
He may not be stable, but he has a coherent strategy for harnessing self-promotion for personal gain.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

The Surprisingly Limited Success of Trump's Signature Anti-Poverty Program
Cleveland's experience shows why "opportunity zones" help middle-income neighborhoods more than poor ones.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

The 10 biggest whoppers you can expect to hear at the first debate
Here's where Trump and Biden are most likely to play fast and loose with the facts ahead of Tuesday night's faceoff.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Barr's Justice Department serves up talking points for Trump
DOJ officials say they are just following the law. But department veterans see political motives in Barr's recent moves.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Once on defense, Dems grow confident in Trump country
House Democrats are reducing defensive spending to focus on vulnerable Republicans.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

House Republicans work to close gender gap despite Trump headwinds
Despite successful recruitment and primary efforts, the GOP worries that a suburban revolt could deliver another disappointment.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

‘Conservative Republican women are alive and well': House GOP moves to close gender gap
Despite successful recruitment and primary efforts, the GOP worries that a suburban revolt could deliver another disappointment.

Politico
Sep 29, 2020

Trump — not Biden — is being underestimated going into the debate
Watching his 2015 and 2016 debate performances is a mind-boggling experience, knowing how it turned out in the end.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

Ranking countries' likelihood to secure a future coronavirus vaccine
We've mapped where more a dozen countries stand when it comes to their likelihood to secure a vaccine.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

The battleground: These states will determine the 2020 election
The latest polls, ad spending and other data and analysis from 2020's key states.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

Who wins 2020? Predictions for every election & key races
We analyzed the electoral map and every House, Senate and gubernatorial seat to determine who we think will win the 2020 elections.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett to begin meeting Senate Republicans
President Donald Trump's pick to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will make the rounds starting Tuesday.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

‘He just lies': Florida's senior voters suddenly are in play
Democrats are active even in The Villages, a Trump stronghold.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

Trump's tax troubles couldn't have come at a worse time
And Biden's team is lapping it up.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

5 things to know about Trump's taxes
The story suggests the president mostly avoided paying taxes the old-fashioned way: by losing money.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

Trump administration orders assessment on bolstering nuclear warheads as talks with Russia stall
U.S. diplomats are trying to play hardball with Russia in negotiations over whether to extend New START.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

Thousands of aviation layoffs loom amid a dysfunctional Congress
Standalone bills to extend payroll support for aviation workers have gone nowhere in either chamber.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

Opinion | Just How Conservative Is Amy Coney Barrett's Record on Voting Rights?
Critics focus on her views on abortion and health care but the presidential election itself could be her first major case.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

Pelosi and Mnuchin make one final attempt at Covid talks before elections
Top Democrats spent much of the weekend and Monday finalizing a roughly $2.2 trillion relief package.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

U.S. weighs closing embassy in Iraq as threats raise spectre of Benghazi
U.S. officials have told their Iraqi counterparts that they will close the embassy unless Iraqi leaders do more to rein in Iranian-backed militias.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

Poll: Two-thirds of voters don't expect to know Biden-Trump winner on election night
Election administrators have been warning that a sharp increase in voting by mail could make the ballot-counting process slower.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

Trump admin begins shipping rapid coronavirus tests to states
The first shipments, totaling 6.5 million tests, will be sent this week, and the amount each state receives will be based on population data.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

Senate Judiciary panel staffs up for Barrett fight
Both sides have added more than 20 staff members so far with more expected to come.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

‘Brad Parscale hits her': Former Trump campaign manager accused of domestic violence


Politico
Sep 28, 2020

Trump's TikTok restrictions ‘likely exceed' his legal authority, federal judge says
The legal teams for TikTok and the Trump administration are expected to meet by no later than Wednesday to propose next steps in the case.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

Top FDA vaccine official says vaccine guidance may never be released
The battle over the FDA guidance comes amid concerns that political pressure will prompt the agency to greenlight a vaccine based on thin evidence.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

Black families average less than 15 percent of wealth of white families, Fed says
The findings underscore how different racial groups entered the coronavirus pandemic on uneven footing.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

Trump sought deals with Moscow mayor
Republicans have accused Joe Biden's son of taking payments from the late mayor's billionaire widow, which he denies.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

U.S., Greece call for a peaceful solution in Eastern Mediterranean during Pompeo visit


Politico
Sep 28, 2020

Why Ukraine loves Joe Biden


Politico
Sep 28, 2020

Poll: Slim majority opposes Trump filling Supreme Court vacancy before election
Still, a majority of those polled agree that the Senate should hold confirmation hearings for Trump's nominee.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

Opinion | Why Chris Wallace Won't Be the Trump-Slaying Moderator Liberals Crave
It's not him. It's the format.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

Trump tries new line of defense amid tax scandal
The New York Times reported that the president paid only $750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

Yes, A Tax Scandal Can Take Down a Politician
What does the story of Bill Brock foretell for Trump?

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

James Baker's 7 Rules for Running Washington
Across decades and presidencies, he excelled at the sort of deal-making that no longer seems possible. Here are his most indelible lessons for getting and keeping power in the capital.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

How Private Black Tragedy Shapes American Politics
Breonna Taylor's family is now in a traumatizing but influential fraternity—one whose shared history reaches back generations.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

Ex-White House aide launches ads aimed at getting mothers to vote for Trump
The campaign is part of a new PAC, Moms for Safe Neighborhoods, founded by Jessica Anderson, who worked for OMB.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

Campus life sans Covid: A few colleges write the playbook for pandemic success
Schools finding success are deploying methods health experts have recommended for months for the whole country to keep the virus under control.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

‘The Super Bowl' of politics: Why the debate is so crucial for Trump and Biden
It might be the last chance for Trump to shake up a race that's been remarkably stable.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

Biden braces for Trump to come after his family in first debate
POLITICO interviewed more than a dozen campaign aides and outside allies about the candidates' preparations and expectations for Tuesday's showdown.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

Big money flows to Trump to counter Bloomberg
Preserve America, a new super PAC backing Trump, has aired $80 million in ads in the past month, becoming one of the biggest forces in 2020.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

Can a Supreme Court Pick Fix Trump's Female Voter Problem?
With only weeks before the election, there aren't many voters who haven't made up their minds already about the president's long and checkered history with women.

Politico
Sep 28, 2020

‘The Women Around Him Are Accessories to His Brand'
Trump has said it was important to put a woman on the Supreme Court. But his long, checkered history with women makes it unlikely he'll make inroads with female voters.

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