Administration Turns to Private Firms to Help Process Small Business Aid

WASHINGTON — The Small Business Administration doled out tens of millions of dollars in contracts in…

Life, Covid-Free, After 22 Days in the Hospital

After 22 days in the hospital, fighting for his life, Mark Frilot is going home. A…

During a Pandemic, an Unanticipated Problem: Out-of-Work Health Workers

As hospitals across the country brace for an onslaught of coronavirus patients, doctors, nurses and other…

The Navy Fired Captain Crozier After His Letter on the Coronavirus. Hear How the Crew Responded.

WASHINGTON — It was a send-off for the ages, with hundreds of sailors aboard the aircraft…

What Unites the Right and Left? Coronavirus Anxiety

Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates,…

Trump Administration Scales Back Paid Leave in Coronavirus Relief Law

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has substantially scaled back paid leave requirements for employers that were…

The Other Front-Line Workers

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

‘I’m Scared’: Wisconsin Election Puts Poll Workers at Risk of Virus

Angie Copas has high blood pressure and asthma, and her job as clerk for the village…

Inside Kim Kardashian’s Prison-Reform Machine

Kim Kardashian West breezed into a steakhouse in Washington, D.C., last month, wearing a bright white…

Loeffler’s Wealth Becomes a Risk as Rivals Charge She Profited on the Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — When Georgia’s governor picked Kelly Loeffler, a little-known Atlanta businesswoman, to fill the state’s…

Prepare for War or Fight Coronavirus? U.S. Military Battles Competing Instincts

WASHINGTON — One of the hallmarks of the United States military is its ability to project…

Pro-Trump Super PAC to Spend $10 Million on Attack Ads Against Biden

The super PAC supporting President Trump’s re-election is planning a $10 million advertising spree to attack…

The Safety Net Got a Quick Patch. What Happens After the Coronavirus?

WASHINGTON — President Trump and congressional Republicans spent the last three years fighting to cut anti-poverty…

The Safety Net Is Stronger. What Happens After the Coronavirus?

WASHINGTON — President Trump and congressional Republicans spent the last three years fighting to cut anti-poverty…

Sanders Argues He Has ‘Narrow Path’ and Says He Wants to Push His Issues

Senator Bernie Sanders this week offered his clearest articulation to date of his rationale for remaining…

Fracking Once Lifted Pennsylvania. Now It Could Be a Drag.

CARMICHAELS, Pa. — The last time the global economy was in free fall, an economic savior…

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…

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…

Tom Coburn, the ‘Dr. No’ of Congress, Is Dead at 72

Tom Coburn, an ultraconservative Oklahoma Republican and family physician who in 16 years in Congress crusaded…