Trump’s Aggressive Advocacy of Malaria Drug for Treating Coronavirus Divides Medical Community

WASHINGTON — President Trump made a rare appearance in the Situation Room on Sunday as his…

Trump Dismisses HHS Inspector General’s Report That Found Ongoing Testing Shortages: ‘Could Politics Be Entered Into That?’

Confronted by a reporter at his daily press briefing, President Donald Trump brusquely dismissed an internal…

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Is Trying to Lead in a Pandemic Without Picking Sides

On Thursday, in a public service announcement filmed in his wood-paneled office, Gov. Greg Abbott of…

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…

Juggling Lessons From Katie Porter

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

Trump Confronts a New Reality Before an Expected Wave of Disease and Death

WASHINGTON — Five weeks ago, when there were 60 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the…

They Made a New Life in the U.S. The Coronavirus Sent Them Fleeing.

SYDNEY, Australia — As countries began sealing their borders against the coronavirus and airlines rapidly slashed…

Coronavirus May Kill 100,000 to 240,000 in U.S. Despite Actions, Officials Say

WASHINGTON — The top government scientists battling the coronavirus estimated on Tuesday that the deadly pathogen…

How Coronavirus Made Powell and Mnuchin in Charge of Saving the Economy

WASHINGTON — On March 15, as economic devastation from the coronavirus showed no signs of abating,…

How Powell and Mnuchin Became the Duo in Charge of Saving the Economy

WASHINGTON — On March 15, as economic devastation from the coronavirus showed no signs of abating,…

Wartime Production Law Has Been Used Routinely, but Not With Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — Chemicals used to construct military missiles. Materials needed to build drones. Body armor for…

Who Are the Voters Behind Trump’s Higher Approval Rating?

Justin Penn, a Pittsburgh voter who calls himself politically independent, favored Joseph R. Biden Jr. in…

On Politics: Does Biden Need to Turn the Flash On?

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

U.S. Counts on Global Crises to Press Again for Power Shift in Venezuela

WASHINGTON — The United States is seizing on Venezuela’s economic pain and the coronavirus threat to…

Biden Faces a Cash Gap With Trump. He Has to Close It Virtually.

Joseph R. Biden Jr. is working the phones with top donors while cloistered in his Delaware…

Congress Just Spent $2 Trillion on Coronavirus Relief. It’s Eyeing More.

WASHINGTON — As the toll of the coronavirus continues to rise — with more state shutdowns,…

Behind Trump’s Reversal on Reopening the Country: 2 Sets of Numbers

WASHINGTON — The numbers the health officials showed President Trump were overwhelming. With the peak of…

Trump Touts FDA Approval of New 5-Minute Coronavirus Test: ‘A Whole New Ballgame’

At Sunday’s Coronavirus Task Force Briefing at the White House, President Donald Trump announced that the…

The U.S.’s Slow Start to Coronavirus Testing: A Timeline

Dec. 31 The World Health Organization says that Chinese health officials in Wuhan revealed a “cluster…

I Wouldn’t Have Voted For Elizabeth Warren, But She’s Right About Coronavirus Testing

Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was never going to get my vote, even if…