Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, Civil Rights Leader and Aide to King, Dies at 98

The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a lieutenant to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who…

House Departs Without Vote to Extend Expired F.B.I. Spy Tools

WASHINGTON — House Democrats left the capital on Friday after passing the $2 trillion coronavirus relief…

John Sears, Strategist for Nixon and Reagan, Dies at 79

John P. Sears, a Republican political strategist who worked for Richard M. Nixon and Ronald Reagan…

Wisconsin Won’t Delay Its Primary, So the Governor Wants to Mail Everyone a Ballot

Gov. Tony Evers of Wisconsin on Friday requested that absentee ballots be sent to every one…

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…

Venezuelan Leader Maduro Is Charged in the U.S. With Drug Trafficking

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela was indicted in the United States on Thursday in a decades-long…

The 2020 Debate Over Health Care Is Getting ‘a Lot More Real’

WASHINGTON — One of the thorniest debates in American politics is over health care. Now add…

Richard Reeves, Columnist and Author on Presidents, Dies at 83

Richard Reeves, a journalist and author who explored the presidency, the internment of Japanese-Americans during World…

Military Judge in 9/11 Trial at Guantánamo Is Retiring

This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. WASHINGTON — The…

Citing Death Penalty, U.K. Court Blocks Giving Evidence on ISIS ‘Beatles’ to U.S.

WASHINGTON — The British government must withhold key evidence from the United States for the trial…

2020 Primary and Election: Has the Coronavirus Postponed It All?

There is a rhythm to it all, in happier times, a procession of dates and checkpoints…

Stanley Sporkin, Bane of Corporate Corruption, Dies at 88

Stanley Sporkin, a legal crusader who, as the chief enforcement officer at the Securities and Exchange…

In Pandemic, Justice Dept. Seeks Video Court Hearings and Home Detention

WASHINGTON — Invoking the coronavirus crisis, the Justice Department has asked Congress to let more federal…

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…

Ex-Field Organizer Sues Bloomberg Campaign, Alleging Breach of Contract

A former field organizer for Michael R. Bloomberg filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against his presidential…

Former Juventus director appeals ban to European Court

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Nearly 14 years after Italy’s biggest soccer scandal, appeals are still ongoing.…

On Politics: Where’s the Relief?

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

The Lessons of the Elections of 1918

Across the country, citizens were ordered to hunker in their homes to avoid catching a deadly…

Idled Cruise Line’s Offer: Use Our Ships as Hospitals. Is That a Good Idea?

WASHINGTON — The idea was floated between friends. At White House news conferences on Thursday and…

Biden Vice President Candidates? Party Leaders Favor Former Rivals

WASHINGTON — With former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. now holding an all but insurmountable…