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…

Coronavirus May Add Billions to the Nation’s Health Care Bill

With so much still uncertain about how widespread hospitalizations for coronavirus patients will be around the…

Grappling With the Impact of Coronavirus: This Week in the 2020 Race

Hello, from the socially distanced land of our comfy (read: tiny) New York apartments! Electoral politics…

As Virus Spreads, China and Russia See Openings for Disinformation

WASHINGTON — China and Russia have both seized on the novel coronavirus to wage disinformation campaigns…

‘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…

Coronavirus Fact Check: Analyzing the Patterns in Trump’s Falsehoods

Hours after the United States became the nation with the largest number of reported coronavirus cases…

U.S. Cuts Health Care Aid to Yemen Despite Worries About Coronavirus

The Trump administration on Friday cut off tens of millions of dollars for health care programs…

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…

For Farmers, Stimulus Bill Means Subsidies Continue to Flow

WASHINGTON — After providing nearly $26 billion in aid to farmers over the past few years…

Pentagon Order to Plan for Escalation in Iraq Meets Warning From Top Commander

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has ordered military commanders to plan for an escalation of American combat…

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…

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…

Don’t Need That $1,200 Stimulus Check? Here Are Places to Donate It.

Congress passed a sweeping $2 trillion stimulus package on Friday, its most drastic measure to date…

‘It’s a Wreck’: 3.3 Million File Jobless Claims as Economy Comes Apart

More than three million people filed for unemployment benefits last week, sending a collective shudder throughout…

Trump’s ‘Disaster Diplomacy’ Has So Far Had Few Results

WASHINGTON — As the coronavirus raced across the globe earlier this year, the Trump administration offered…

On Politics: The Bill’s Being Sold. Does It Have the Goods?

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

Job Vacancies and Inexperience Mar Federal Response to Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — Of the 75 senior positions at the Department of Homeland Security, 20 are either…