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…

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…

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…

E.P.A., Citing Coronavirus, Drastically Relaxes Rules for Polluters

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced a sweeping relaxation of environmental rules in…

How Will the Spending Be Spun?

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

Coronavirus relief bill: What it means for business

The $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package that the Senate passed on Wednesday will fundamentally transform the…

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…

German clubs pledge cash for clubs struggling for revenue

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Four German soccer clubs have pledged a combined 20 million euros ($21.9…

Job Vacancies and Inexperience Mar Federal Response to Coronavirus

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

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…

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…

Colleges Get Billions in Coronavirus Relief, but Say Deal Falls Short of Needs

WASHINGTON — The $2 trillion stimulus package barreling toward passage by the Senate on Wednesday will…

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…

How Andrew Cuomo, New York Governor, Became the Politician of the Moment

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo awoke before dawn on Tuesday, emerging after a few…