How Coronavirus Has Transformed Elections Across the U.S.

From the White House to the county courthouse, the coronavirus pandemic has drastically upended the 2020…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

As Crisis Unfolds, Sanders Sees a Moment That Matches His Ideas

Both hands were waving — over here, over there, a full wingspan on display — as…

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…

Sanders Is Ready to Debate Again. Biden Says ‘We’ve Had Enough Debates.’

A day after Senator Bernie Sanders’s campaign indicated that he would participate in a presidential debate…

Bernie Sanders Plans to Participate in Next Debate, Campaign Says

Senator Bernie Sanders plans to participate in the Democratic presidential debate in April if one is…

As Federal Government Mobilizes, Local Officials Say Response Remains Too Slow

WASHINGTON — Federal emergency response teams toured a convention center in New York City on Monday,…

Biden, Struggling for Visibility During Crisis, Faults Trump’s Response to Virus

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., confronting questions over his lack of visibility…

Biden Addresses a Visibility Question: ‘How Do We Get More of You?’

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., the likely Democratic nominee against President Trump in this…

Rand Paul Tests Positive for Covid-19, Fueling Anxiety in the Capitol

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans were struggling to salvage a more than $1 trillion economic rescue package…

‘Wartime President’? Trump Rewrites History in an Election Year

WASHINGTON — With the economy faltering and the political landscape unsettled as the coronavirus death toll…

Joe Biden’s Campaign Was Cash Poor. He Seized Control of the Nomination Anyway.

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has taken command of the Democratic primary for president…

The Lessons of the Elections of 1918

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

How It All Came Apart for Bernie Sanders

In mid-January, a few weeks before the Iowa caucuses, Senator Bernie Sanders’s pollster offered a stark…

The War on Coronavirus Comes to Trump Properties

Reeling from the global fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump’s family business has cut back…

What Coronavirus? Trump Campaign Plows Ahead Online With Talk of ‘WINNING Like Never Before’

On Sunday, hours before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned against any gatherings of…