Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, Civil Rights Leader and Aide to King, Dies at 98

The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a lieutenant to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who…

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…

Here’s How the House Can Voice Vote on the $2 Trillion Stimulus Package

WASHINGTON — The House planned on Friday to use an extraordinary method to push through a…

Can the House Pass a $2 Trillion Stimulus by Voice Vote? Here’s How It Works

WASHINGTON — The House planned on Friday to use an extraordinary method to push through a…

How Will the Spending Be Spun?

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

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…

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…

Rand Paul’s Positive Coronavirus Test Sets the (Still Meeting) Senate on Edge

WASHINGTON — In another workplace, in another town, the news that a colleague who, days and…

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…

The Fed’s Message: The Money-Printing Presses Are Fired Up and Ready to Go

ImageJerome Powell, the Fed chair, at a news conference early this month.Credit…Eric Baradat/Agence France-Presse — Getty…

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…

Trump Says Coronavirus Cure Cannot ‘Be Worse Than the Problem Itself’

President Trump on Sunday night said that the government would reassess the recommended period for keeping…

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

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

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…

The U.S. Shut Down Its Economy. Here’s What Needs to Happen in Order to Restart.

WASHINGTON — The American economy has stopped working. We’re going to try turning it off and…

Young Voters Know What They Want. But They Don’t See Anyone Offering It.

The oldest of them were just out of college on 9/11; the youngest were not yet…

Used to Meeting Challenges With Bluster and Force, Trump Confronts a Crisis Unlike Any Before

WASHINGTON — During his campaign for the White House in 2016, President Trump’s advisers briefly tried…

The Lessons of the Elections of 1918

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

Under the Virus’s Cloak, Trump Pursues Long-Sought Conservative Policies

WASHINGTON — The White House, under the guise of its coronavirus response, is quietly advancing policies…

Search for Coronavirus Vaccine Becomes a Global Competition

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