Coronavirus May Kill 100,000 to 240,000 in U.S. Despite Actions, Officials Say

WASHINGTON — The top government scientists battling the coronavirus estimated on Tuesday that the deadly pathogen…

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…

On Politics: Does Biden Need to Turn the Flash On?

Good morning and welcome to On Politics, a daily political analysis of the 2020 elections based…

Behind Trump’s Reversal on Reopening the Country: 2 Sets of Numbers

WASHINGTON — The numbers the health officials showed President Trump were overwhelming. With the peak of…

Trump Administration, in Biggest Environmental Rollback, to Announce Auto Pollution Rules

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected on Tuesday to announce its final rule to roll…

Trump Said He Was the President of Manufacturing. Then Disaster Struck.

When President Trump came to office, he promised a new day with America’s manufacturers, casting himself…

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…

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…

John Sears, Strategist for Nixon and Reagan, Dies at 79

John P. Sears, a Republican political strategist who worked for Richard M. Nixon and Ronald Reagan…

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…

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…

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 ‘Disaster Diplomacy’ Has So Far Had Few Results

WASHINGTON — As the coronavirus raced across the globe earlier this year, the Trump administration offered…

Job Vacancies and Inexperience Mar Federal Response to Coronavirus

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

Live Coronavirus Updates and Coverage

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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…

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…

Slow Response to the Coronavirus Measured in Lost Opportunity

WASHINGTON — When Ford’s chief executive, Jim Hackett, announced on Tuesday that the carmaker would team…