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…

Cuomo Postpones New York’s Primary Election From April 28 to June 23

New York will postpone its April 28 presidential primary until June 23, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo…

Trump to See Off Naval Hospital Ship in Virginia, Going Against Travel Warnings

WASHINGTON — President Trump was set to fly to Norfolk, Va., on Saturday to see off…

‘We are Trying to Protect Our Own’: The Towns Keeping Part-Timers Out

John Lowry vacationed in Door County, Wis., when he was a child. He loved it so…

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…

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…

Venezuelan Leader Maduro Is Charged in the U.S. With Drug Trafficking

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela was indicted in the United States on Thursday in a decades-long…

How Will the Spending Be Spun?

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

Trump’s Baseless Claim That a Recession Would Be Deadlier Than the Coronavirus

President Trump, in saying that he wanted to reopen the economy by Easter, has argued that…

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…

V.A. Criticized for Effort to Keep Some Veterans Away From Private Care During Outbreak

WASHINGTON — An effort by the Department of Veterans Affairs to prevent some veterans from seeking…

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…

Why June 2 Is Suddenly the Hottest Date on the Primary Calendar

Think of it as Super Postponed Day. June 2 had been an afterthought on the Democratic…

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…

2020 Primary and Election: Has the Coronavirus Postponed It All?

There is a rhythm to it all, in happier times, a procession of dates and checkpoints…

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…

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…

Trump Considers Reopening Economy, Over Health Experts’ Objections

WASHINGTON — As the United States entered Week 2 of trying to contain the spread of…

Democratic Convention Planners Look at Contingency Options

WASHINGTON — Planners for the Democratic National Convention are looking at “contingency options” in case the…

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…