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…

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…

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,…

From Afar, Congress Begins Oversight of Trump Coronavirus Response

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi, moving aggressively to scrutinize the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus…

Inside Kim Kardashian’s Prison-Reform Machine

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

Law firm criticized by USSF asks to withdraw from lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seyfarth Shaw, the law firm whose arguments critical of American women’s players…

The Many Times It’s Been ‘Infrastructure Week’ in Washington

WASHINGTON — From the moment President Trump made his 2016 campaign pledge to start a $1 trillion…

Trump Rebuffs Demands to Lift Tariffs as Economy Falters

WASHINGTON — President Trump continues to resist calls from hundreds of companies to drop tariffs he…

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…

Congress Just Spent $2 Trillion on Coronavirus Relief. It’s Eyeing More.

WASHINGTON — As the toll of the coronavirus continues to rise — with more state shutdowns,…

Congress Just Spent $2 Trillion on Coronavirus Relief. It’s Eying More.

WASHINGTON — As the toll of the coronavirus continues to rise — with more states shutting…

How Coronavirus Has Transformed Elections Across the U.S.

From the White House to the county courthouse, the coronavirus pandemic has drastically upended the 2020…

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…

For Farmers, Stimulus Bill Means Subsidies Continue to Flow

WASHINGTON — After providing nearly $26 billion in aid to farmers over the past few years…