Barr Expands Early Release of Inmates at Prisons Seeing More Coronavirus Cases

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr ordered the Bureau of Prisons on Friday to expand…

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…

How Will Biden Choose a Running Mate? Look to the Obama Model

Joseph R. Biden Jr. has spoken with former President Barack Obama about the process of selecting…

A Ventilator Stockpile, With One Hitch: Thousands Do Not Work

WASHINGTON — President Trump has repeatedly assured Americans that the federal government is holding 10,000 ventilators…

Iran Says U.S. Sanctions Are Taking Lives. U.S. Officials Disagree.

As Iran struggles with a devastating coronavirus outbreak, a broken economy and a severe shortage of…

Obamacare Markets Will Not Reopen, Trump Decides

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On Politics: Trump Backs Off a Promise

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

Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidelines Through End of April

WASHINGTON — President Trump retreated Sunday from his desire to relax coronavirus guidelines by Easter, announcing…

The Race for Virus Money is on. Lobbyists Are Standing by.

WASHINGTON — The federal government is open for coronavirus business, and the scramble to get some…

Trump Now Says He’ll Make Decision ‘Very Shortly’ About NY Quarantine That Cuomo Hasn’t Heard of and Doesn’t Want

Speaking at the Norfolk, VA send-off ceremony for the Navy’s hospital ship headed to NYC, President…

The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19

WASHINGTON — Early on, the dozen federal officials charged with defending America against the coronavirus gathered…

Scrubbing In to Vote, the House Returns to Consider a $2 Trillion Stimulus Plan

By WASHINGTON — The microphones have been removed from the well of the House to guard…

Man Charged With Making Death Threats to Nancy Pelosi in Coronavirus Rant

A Texas man, ranting on social media about the congressional response to the coronavirus outbreak, has…

Live Coronavirus Updates and Coverage

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Why June 2 Is Suddenly the Hottest Date on the Primary Calendar

Think of it as Super Postponed Day. June 2 had been an afterthought on the Democratic…

Democrats Again Block Action on Coronavirus Stimulus, Seeking Restrictions on Corporate Aid

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Monday again blocked action on a nearly $2 trillion economic rescue…

Voting by Mail Is the Hot New Idea. Is There Time to Make It Work?

In Wisconsin, Democrats sued elections officials to extend voting deadlines. In Rhode Island, the secretary of…

Chris Hayes Stunned to Hear CT Governor Say 200 Nurses Sidelined Due to Lack of Testing

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes expressed shock at the news that 200 nurses in the state of Connecticut…

Senate proposal on child exploitation fuels fears of encryption regulation

Privacy advocates fear that a new Senate proposal aimed at combating the exploitation of children would…