Trump Won the Internet. Democrats Are Scrambling to Take It Back.

The deceptively edited video that purported to show Joseph R. Biden Jr. endorsing President Trump’s re-election…

Liberty University Brings Back Its Students, and Coronavirus, Too

LYNCHBURG, Va. — As Liberty University’s spring break was drawing to a close this month, Jerry…

Coronavirus Taunts Evoke a Painful History for Asian-American Leaders

Soon after President Trump first uttered the phrase “Chinese virus,” Representative Grace Meng got a call…

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…

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…

Tom Coburn, the ‘Dr. No’ of Congress, Is Dead at 72

Tom Coburn, an ultraconservative Oklahoma Republican and family physician who in 16 years in Congress crusaded…

‘We are Trying to Protect Our Own’: The Towns Keeping Part-Timers Out

John Lowry vacationed in Door County, Wis., when he was a child. He loved it so…

For Dr. Deborah Birx, Urging Calm Has Come With Heavy Criticism

WASHINGTON — The White House coronavirus task force has featured two trusted medical voices, diplomatic but…

Thomas Massie, House’s ‘Mr. No,’ Tries to Force Vote on Coronavirus Aid Bill

WASHINGTON — When Representative Thomas Massie heard that House leaders wanted to pass a $2 trillion…

Can Trump Break a 50 Percent Approval Rating?

Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates,…

The Most Powerful People in American Politics Are Over 65

LAS VEGAS — Joseph R. Biden Jr. wasn’t accustomed to overflow audiences. It was a Tuesday…

How Will the Spending Be Spun?

Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your guide to the day in national politics. I’m Lisa Lerer,…

A $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Will Help, but More May Be Needed

WASHINGTON — If you want to shut down an economy to fight a pandemic without driving…

V.A. Criticized for Effort to Keep Some Veterans Away From Private Care During Outbreak

WASHINGTON — An effort by the Department of Veterans Affairs to prevent some veterans from seeking…

How Andrew Cuomo, New York Governor, Became the Politician of the Moment

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo awoke before dawn on Tuesday, emerging after a few…

On Politics: The Economy Won’t Distance

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

Trump Has Given Unusual Leeway to Fauci, but Aides Say He’s Losing His Patience

President Trump has praised Dr. Anthony S. Fauci as a “major television star.” He has tried…

Trump Considers Reopening Economy, Over Health Experts’ Objections

WASHINGTON — As the United States entered Week 2 of trying to contain the spread of…

In Daily Coronavirus Briefing, Trump Tries to Redefine Himself

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s campaign rallies have been canceled for the foreseeable future. His noisy back-and-forths…

Obamacare Turns 10 Today. Here’s a Look at What Works and Doesn’t.

A pandemic. A Supreme Court challenge (again). A presidential election campaign — this time with attacks…