Wisconsin Election Fight Heralds a National Battle Over Virus-Era Voting

MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin voters will face a choice between protecting their health and exercising their civic…

Will Wisconsin Be the Last Stand for Bernie Sanders?

Senator Bernie Sanders began his live-stream presentation about the coronavirus on Saturday night as he begins…

‘Swept Up by FEMA’: Complicated Medical Supply System Sows Confusion

WASHINGTON — In Massachusetts, state leaders said they had confirmed a vast order of personal protective…

Peter Navarro Has Antagonized Multinational Companies. Now He’s in Charge.

WASHINGTON — For three years, Peter Navarro has been corporate America’s biggest nemesis, punishing multinational companies…

Inspector General Fired by Trump Urges Whistle-Blowers ‘to Bravely Speak Up’

WASHINGTON — The intelligence community inspector general whom President Trump fired late Friday night has called…

On Politics: ‘Our Pearl Harbor Moment’

Good morning and welcome to On Politics, a daily political analysis of the 2020 elections based…

U.S. Will Give Terrorist Label to White Supremacist Group for First Time

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected to announce on Monday that it is designating an…

U.S. Military Seeks More Funding for Pacific Region After Pandemic

WASHINGTON — United States military officials have outlined a spending request to bolster deterrence against China…

With Campaigns in Remote Mode, Pandemic Upends Battle for Congress

WASHINGTON — As John Hickenlooper, the former Colorado governor and current Democratic candidate for Senate, began…

Top Democrats Press Treasury to Accelerate Airline Bailout

WASHINGTON — Top Democratic lawmakers have urged Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to quickly provide American airlines…

Trump Proceeds With Post-Impeachment Purge Amid Pandemic

WASHINGTON — Remember the impeachment? President Trump does. Even in the middle of a pandemic, he…

In Congress, Doctors Are Pressing for a More Aggressive Coronavirus Response

WASHINGTON — There were just 160 documented cases of the coronavirus in the United States when…

How Black Girls Get Pushed Out of School

[Race affects our lives in countless ways. To read provocative stories on race from The Times,…

They’re Running for Office Without Health Insurance During a Pandemic

In the past week and a half, Cori Bush has been hospitalized twice with shortness of…

Trump Sees Hope for Boosting Global Oil Prices and Helping U.S. Firms

WASHINGTON — When oil prices crashed in early March after a dispute between Russia and Saudi…

Trump Administration Scales Back Paid Leave in Coronavirus Relief Law

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has substantially scaled back paid leave requirements for employers that were…

The Other Front-Line Workers

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From Afar, Congress Begins Oversight of Trump Coronavirus Response

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi, moving aggressively to scrutinize the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus…

DeVos Weighs Waiving Special Education. Parents Are Worried.

WASHINGTON — Tucked away in the $2 trillion coronavirus stabilization bill is a provision that allows…

How Jerome Powell’s Unconventional Career Path Prepared Him for This Crisis

ImageA former colleague said of the Fed chair, Jerome Powell: “He’s a person who can size…