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…

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…

Tom Coburn, the ‘Dr. No’ of Congress, Is Dead at 72

Tom Coburn, an ultraconservative Oklahoma Republican and family physician who in 16 years in Congress crusaded…

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…

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…

‘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…

House Departs Without Vote to Extend Expired F.B.I. Spy Tools

WASHINGTON — House Democrats left the capital on Friday after passing the $2 trillion coronavirus relief…

For Dr. Deborah Birx, Urging Calm Has Come With Heavy Criticism

WASHINGTON — The White House coronavirus task force has featured two trusted medical voices, diplomatic but…

For Farmers, Stimulus Bill Means Subsidies Continue to Flow

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

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…

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…

In Abrupt Shift, Trump Cites Need for Ventilators and Criticizes G.M.

WASHINGTON — President Trump lashed out at General Motors on Friday, blaming it for overpromising on…

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…

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…

How Will the Spending Be Spun?

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

Trump Administration Pulls Back From $1 Billion Coronavirus Ventilator Deal

WASHINGTON — The White House had been preparing on Wednesday to announce amid an escalating pandemic…

Trump Says He Will Label Regions by Risk of Coronavirus Threat

WASHINGTON — President Trump said Thursday that he planned to label different areas of the country…