College Made Them Feel Equal. The Virus Exposed How Unequal Their Lives Are.

The political science class was called “Forced Migration and Refugees.” Students read accounts of migrants fleeing…

Tensions Persist Between Trump and Medical Advisers Over the Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — Rarely has the schism between President Trump and his own public health advisers over…

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…

Are Democrats Cool on Biden?

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

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

WASHINGTON — As the toll of the coronavirus continues to rise — with more states shutting…

Trump Suggests Lack of Testing Is No Longer a Problem. Governors Disagree.

President Trump told governors on a conference call on Monday that he had not “heard about…

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…

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…

Live Coronavirus Updates and Coverage

新冠病毒疫情最新消息 Here’s what you need to know: Mnuchin: Checks will arrive for most Americans within three…

Oracle Providing White House With Software to Study Unproven Coronavirus Drugs

WASHINGTON — The White House is preparing to use software provided by the technology giant Oracle…

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…

Coronavirus Live Updates: Senate Democrats Block Aid Package, Seeking Stronger Protections for Workers

新冠病毒疫情最新消息 Here’s what you need to know: Senate debate turns angry as Schumer and Mnuchin try…

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…

Coronavirus Live Updates: Global Leaders Beg Public to Stay Home; Fed Vows to Buy as Much Debt as Needed

新冠病毒疫情最新消息 Here’s what you need to know: India extends its lockdown to cover almost the entire…

Coronavirus Drives the U.S. and China Deeper Into Global Power Struggle

WASHINGTON — When President Trump took the podium at the White House briefing room one afternoon…

Trump’s Embrace of Unproven Drugs to Treat Coronavirus Defies Science

At a long-winded White House briefing on Friday, President Trump enthusiastically and repeatedly promoted the promise…

With Intelligence Nominee, Trump Ensures an Ally Will Have the Post

WASHINGTON — The legal career of Representative John Ratcliffe, Republican of Texas, almost ended before it…

Search for Coronavirus Vaccine Becomes a Global Competition

WASHINGTON — A global arms race for a coronavirus vaccine is underway. In the three months…

WATCH: Trump Riffs on Experimental Coronavirus Drugs, Concludes ‘Could Be a Game-Changer, Maybe Not!’

President Donald Trump at a coronavirus press conference Thursday riffed on experimental drugs that could potentially…