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…

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…

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…

Man Charged With Making Death Threats to Nancy Pelosi in Coronavirus Rant

A Texas man, ranting on social media about the congressional response to the coronavirus outbreak, has…

How Will the Spending Be Spun?

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

U.S. Officials Push for Expelling Suspected Chinese Spies at Media Outlets

WASHINGTON — As China moves forward with expelling almost all American journalists from three major American…

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…

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…

The People Leading When Leaders Do Not

County Line Pie was almost as busy on a Sunday in mid-March as it had been…

Congress and White House Strike Deal for $2 Trillion Stimulus Package

WASHINGTON — Senators and Trump administration officials reached an agreement early Wednesday on a sweeping, roughly…

Can We Put a Price Tag on a Life? The Shutdown Forces a New Look

Can we measure the cost of hundreds of thousands of dead? President Trump and leading business…

Super PACs Step In to Attack Trump’s Coronavirus Response

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

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,…

Trump Has Given Unusual Leeway to Fauci, but Aides Say He’s Losing His Patience

President Trump has praised Dr. Anthony S. Fauci as a “major television star.” He has tried…

At Least 13,500 Americans Abroad Need Help Getting Home, State Dept. Says

WASHINGTON — An estimated 13,500 Americans abroad have asked the State Department for help returning to…

Democrats Again Block Action on Coronavirus Stimulus, Seeking Restrictions on Corporate Aid

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Monday again blocked action on a nearly $2 trillion economic rescue…

Obamacare Turns 10 Today. Here’s a Look at What Works and Doesn’t.

A pandemic. A Supreme Court challenge (again). A presidential election campaign — this time with attacks…

Trump Bets Business Will Answer Call to Fight Virus, but Strategy Bewilders Firms

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s refusal to invoke the Defense Production Act to commandeer resources for the…

The Lessons of the Elections of 1918

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