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  1. Urging Iran to ‘Make the Big Deal,’ Trump Ties Nuclear Negotiations to Election World, Today

    The president’s invitation came as international inspectors were said to have found that Iran had boosted its stockpile of low-enriched uranium in the past three months.

  2. Death and Texas Op Ed, Today

    The state prides itself on its fearlessness. But how do you stare down a virus?

  3. Trump Says Jobs Report Made It a ‘Great Day’ for George Floyd, Stepping on Message Washington, Today

    The president’s comments on Mr. Floyd, who died after a police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, were immediately criticized by Joseph R. Biden Jr., his Democratic opponent.

  4. How to Beat the Bully in His Bunker Op Ed, Today

    Democrats can learn from the people who know Trump’s base best — the Never-Trump Republicans.

  5. Trump Campaign Removes Space Video That Violated NASA Ad Rules Science, Yesterday

    The president has tried to parlay space policy into an upbeat campaign issue for the 2020 election.

  6. Trump Agrees to Send Home Troops From Washington, Easing Tensions With the Pentagon Washington, Yesterday

    But what appeared to be an uneasy truce between the White House and military leaders did not mean the conflict was over.

  7. Trump’s Approval Slips Where He Can’t Afford to Lose It: Among Evangelicals Politics, Yesterday

    Polls and private concerns from top social conservatives show the president’s standing with the cornerstone of his base isn’t what it used to be. A photo op with the Bible was supposed to help fix that.

  8. Donald Trump Is No Richard Nixon Op Ed, Yesterday

    He — and his party — is much, much worse.

  9. Chinese Hackers Target Email Accounts of Biden Campaign Staff, Google Says Politics, Yesterday

    The technology giant also confirmed reports that Iran had targeted President Trump’s campaign, underscoring the persistent threat of hackers in the 2020 election.

  10. With Broad Subpoena Power, Republicans Seek to Undercut Russia Inquiry Washington, Yesterday

    Republicans on two Senate committees moved to give their chairmen power to subpoena dozens of Obama administration and F.B.I. officials for the election-year inquiry.

  11. Trump, Citing Pandemic, Moves to Weaken Two Key Environmental Protections Climate, Yesterday

    Twin environmental actions set for Thursday underscored the president’s push to roll back regulations as the coronavirus crisis continues.

  12. Trump Campaign Looks at Electoral Map and Doesn’t Like What It Sees Politics, June 3

    As polls show President Trump significantly trailing his rival, Joseph R. Biden Jr., his campaign is spending heavily in states, like Ohio, that it had hoped would not be competitive at all this year.

  13. Snap Says It Will No Longer Promote Trump’s Account Business, June 3

    The social media company’s decision follows Twitter’s moves to label Mr. Trump’s posts inaccurate or as inciting violence.

  14. Hey @jack, Here Are More Questionable Tweets From @realdonaldtrump Washington, June 3

    We analyzed the president’s Twitter feed for a week. A third of his posts contained falsehoods or murky accusations, underscoring the challenge to Twitter’s chief, Jack Dorsey, of policing him.

  15. Steve King Sinks in Iowa Politics, June 3

    Protesters went back to the streets and, oh, elections took place: This is your morning tip sheet.

  16. The George Floyd Election Op Ed, June 3

    How the protests come to be viewed may determine who the next president is. The way that will play out could surprise us.

  17. Republicans Will Move Trump Convention Speech Out of Charlotte Politics, June 2

    After a stalemate with Democrats in North Carolina, Republicans said the president wouldn’t accept the party’s nomination at its convention in Charlotte, as planned, but would do so in another city.

  18. Joe Biden Laces Into Trump for Fanning ‘Flames of Hate’ Politics, June 2

    In a speech in Philadelphia, Mr. Biden assailed the president’s handling of the protests over police brutality and racial justice, declaring that he had “turned this country into a battlefield.”

  19. Trump Thinks He’s 2020’s ‘Law and Order’ Candidate. He’s Not. Op Ed, June 2

    Trump’s plan to campaign as the second coming of Richard Nixon shows the limits of historical analogy. It’s not 1968.

  20. Donald Trump Is Lost in Space Op Ed, June 2

    The president is incapable of summoning the better angels of our nature. He doesn’t even seem to know what they are.

  21. Republicans Fear Trump’s Criticism of Mail-In Ballots Will Hurt Them Politics, June 2

    Officials and strategists warned that if a wide partisan gap over mail voting continues in November, Republicans could be at a disadvantage.

  22. William Barr’s State of Emergency Magazine, June 1

    The attorney general has long held an expansive view of presidential power. With multiple crises converging in the run-up to the 2020 election, he is busy putting his theories to work.

  23. As Protests and Violence Spill Over, Trump Shrinks Back Washington, May 31

    The president spent Sunday out of sight, berating opponents on Twitter, even as some of his campaign advisers were recommending that he deliver a televised address to an anxious nation.

  24. What Trump and Toxic Cops Have in Common Op Ed, May 31

    It’s us versus them.

  25. In Seeking to Hold Michigan, Trump Can Be His Own Worst Enemy Washington, May 31

    The state provides a case study in how the president’s impulsive and insulting statements can undermine his push for re-election.

  26. Black Americans Have a Message for Democrats: Not Being Trump Is Not Enough Politics, May 31

    Joe Biden wants to heal the soul of the country in this moment of protest and loss, and win the White House. Simply telling people to vote in November may not help with either goal.

  27. Black Americans Have a Message for Democrats: Not Being Trump Is Not Enough Politics, May 31

    Joe Biden wants to heal the soul of the country in this moment of protest and loss, and win the White House. Simply telling people to vote in November may not help with either goal.

  28. Kris Kobach Is Back, and a Kansas Senate Seat May Be Up for Grabs Politics, May 30

    Mr. Kobach’s polarizing presence in a race in a reliably Republican stronghold has party leaders worried that Kansas will become a high-stakes battleground for control of the Senate.

  29. ‘The Pain Is Too Intense’: Biden Challenges White Americans Politics, May 29

    In his first formal remarks on the death of a black Minneapolis man, Joseph Biden spoke in stark terms about the everyday indignities African-Americans still suffer.

  30. ‘The Pain Is Too Intense’: Biden Challenges White Americans Politics, May 29

    In his first formal remarks on the death of a black Minneapolis man, Joseph Biden spoke in stark terms about the everyday indignities African-Americans still suffer.

  31. President Trump Is a Doughnut Op Ed, May 29

    Will he concede if beaten by Joe Biden in November?

  32. What Trump, Biden and Obama Said About the Death of George Floyd Politics, May 29

    Both President Trump and Joseph R. Biden Jr. have called for justice for Mr. Floyd. Mr. Trump has also called protesters “thugs,” and Mr. Biden has blamed him for “incendiary tweets.”

  33. Trump’s Looting and ‘Shooting’ Remarks Escalate Crisis in Minneapolis Politics, May 29

    The president’s tweets prompted Twitter to append them with a note saying the posts were “glorifying violence.” Joe Biden condemned Mr. Trump, saying “it’s no time to encourage violence.”

  34. Un libro de 1991 predijo una gran crisis en 2020. ¿Qué sigue ahora? en Español, May 29

    Dos académicos acuñaron el término milénial y desarrollaron una base de admiradores para sus teorías sombrías. Uno de ellos pronostica ahora un cambio generacional en la política estadounidense que no presagia nada bueno para los republicanos.

  35. When Voters Discuss Coronavirus, They’re Really Talking About Trump Politics, May 29

    Even though most people don’t name the coronavirus as their top voting issue, President Trump’s response to the outbreak, and how it’s perceived, will probably swing the election.

  36. How Trump’s Tweets Cause Collateral Damage for Families Already in Pain Politics, May 29

    The president’s baseless insinuations about the death of Lori Klausutis reflect a callous pattern that can leave even ordinary people facing threats from his supporters long after he has moved on.

  37. Fight Over G.O.P. Convention Escalates in North Carolina Politics, May 28

    President Trump has pushed state leaders to hold the kind of event he wants. Top Republicans and the state’s Democratic governor traded demands this week over safety measures.

  38. U.S. Accuses Russian Military Hackers of Attack on Email Servers Washington, May 28

    The unusually public complaint showed that American spy agencies are becoming more aggressive in calling out Moscow’s interference as the presidential election approaches.

  39. Mourning Alone Politics, May 28

    As the coronavirus death toll crosses 100,000, Americans have been left without a consoler in chief.

  40. Biden’s Testing Strategy Sets Up a Clear Contrast With Trump on the Coronavirus Washington, May 28

    While the president has left testing responsibilities to the states, his Democratic rival would harness the power of the federal government to drive testing down to the workplace.

  41. Trump and Biden Will Fight the Election With Charts Business, May 28

    In the campaign, selective quoting of statistics will paint sharply different — but equally valid — pictures of economic health during the pandemic.

  42. They Predicted ‘The Crisis of 2020’ … in 1991. So How Does This End? Politics, May 28

    Two scholars coined the term millennial and developed a fan base for their grim theories. Now, the surviving one sees a generational realignment happening in American politics that does not bode well for Republicans.

  43. Get Republicans to Vote Against Trump? This Group Will Spend $10 Million to Try Politics, May 28

    A new organization, Republican Voters Against Trump, is testing the premise of whether there are really any persuadable voters left.

  44. Trump Will Have His Coronation Op Ed, May 27

    If North Carolina won’t host the Republican Party’s convention, he’ll find a state that will.

  45. What Would Happen if Twitter Banned Trump? Op Ed, May 27

    Social media and journalists alike amplify the president’s lies and propaganda.

  46. Trump Plays the Old Conspiracy Theory Hits Politics, May 27

    Trump smears Joe Scarborough, and Twitter does a voting fact-check: This is your morning tip sheet.

  47. Republicans Think They Can Get Away With It. They Might Be Right. Op Ed, May 27

    The leaders of the governing party can’t seem to stop doing and proposing unpopular things.

  48. Biden Calls Trump a ‘Fool’ for Not Wearing Mask in Coronavirus Crisis Politics, May 26

    Joseph Biden, in his first in-person interview since the virus curtailed his campaign, suggested the president was being “falsely masculine’’ by refusing to wear a mask.

  49. Biden, Urging Face Masks, Calls Trump a ‘Fool’ for Not Wearing One Politics, May 26

    Joseph Biden, in his first in-person interview since the coronavirus curtailed his campaign, suggested the president was being “falsely masculine’’ by refusing to wear a mask.

  50. Twitter Grapples Anew With Its Trump Conundrum Business, May 26

    The social media company came under fire — again — for not removing Mr. Trump’s posts that contain falsehoods.

  51. In Audacious Move, Georgia and Florida Governors Offer to Host G.O.P. Convention Politics, May 26

    The party is still contractually obligated to hold the event in North Carolina, but President Trump has threatened a change of location as the state’s Democratic governor urges caution because of the coronavirus.

  52. Joe Biden’s Gaffe, and Advice for His Campaign Letters, May 26

    Readers discuss a comment Mr. Biden made about his support from blacks and call on him to be more in the public eye.

  53. Trump siembra dudas sobre la votación. Y eso le roba el sueño a algunos en Español, May 26

    Un grupo de planificadores —la mayoría demócratas, pero también algunos republicanos anti-Trump— ha ensayado cómo responder a varias opciones apocalípticas para las elecciones presidenciales de Estados Unidos.

  54. Trump Bolsters Staff for Election With New Deputy Campaign Manager Politics, May 26

    The president is installing Bill Stepien, a veteran political adviser, to the top hierarchy of his re-election staff, adding support for the campaign manager, Brad Parscale.

  55. Campaigning in a Crisis: Obama, McCain and the 2008 Meltdown Politics, May 26

    Barack Obama and John McCain were rocked by a national emergency during the 2008 campaign, and their responses decided the race, aides say. There are lessons for Joseph R. Biden Jr. and President Trump.

  56. On Politics: Biden Ventures Out Politics, May 26

    Biden wears a mask in public, but also puts his foot in his mouth: This is your morning tip sheet.

  57. Inside the Dizzying Effort to Pitch Trump to Black Voters Politics, May 26

    Joe Biden’s “you ain’t black” gaffe was immediate grist for an online show called “Black Voices for Trump.” But its cast of Trump advisers routinely ignores the president’s history of divisive remarks.

  58. Why a Biden Victory Hinges on Picking the Right Running Mate Op Ed, May 26

    The Democratic nominee needs someone to energize the party's coalition and balance the ticket.

  59. The Brutal Clarity of the Trump-McConnell Plan to Protect Businesses Op Ed, May 25

    The liability-protection ruse is an excuse to coerce Americans back to work by refusing desperately needed help.

  60. In Praise of Fallible Leaders Op Ed, May 25

    We need a president who can admit it when he’s wrong.

  61. Trump Threatens to Pull Republican National Convention From North Carolina Politics, May 25

    The president, who has wondered aloud to aides why the convention can’t be held in Florida, said North Carolina’s governor needed to “guarantee” that the event could be held in August.

  62. Which Party Would Benefit Most From Voting by Mail? It’s Complicated National, May 25

    Conventional wisdom has been that Democrats are more likely to benefit from voting by mail. But that’s not what research has shown.

  63. Which Party Would Benefit Most From Voting by Mail? It’s Complicated. National, May 25

    Conventional wisdom has been that Democrats are more likely to benefit from voting by mail. But that’s not what research has shown.

  64. Donald Trump, Joe Biden and the Vote of the Irish Op Ed, May 25

    From Tammany Hall to ‘Build the Wall,’ the long journey of Irish-American politics.

  65. Biden Can Beat Trump … if He Doesn’t Blow It Op Ed, May 24

    Joe being stuck at home during an election year may turn out to be a good thing.

  66. Trump Promotes Posts From Racist and Sexist Twitter Feed Washington, May 24

    On a somber Memorial Day weekend, the president did not mention the mounting coronavirus toll and instead retweeted personal attacks on his political rivals.

  67. Trump Sows Doubt on Voting. It Keeps Some People Up at Night. Politics, May 24

    A group of worst-case scenario planners — mostly Democrats, but also some anti-Trump Republicans — have been gaming out how to respond to various doomsday options for the 2020 presidential election.

  68. Firing a Salvo in Culture Wars, Trump Pushes for Churches to Reopen Washington, May 22

    President Trump threatened to overrule states that refuse to open places of worship. The White House could not explain how he has that power, and legal experts said he did not have such authority.

  69. White House Worries About Kelly Loeffler’s Senate Prospects in Georgia Washington, May 22

    President Trump, concerned about his own outlook in the state, plans to stay on the sideline in a race where he favored a different choice for senator.

  70. Trump Orders States to Allow Places of Worship to Open, Though He Has No Authority To Washington, May 22

    President Trump has always been an unlikely champion of evangelical and conservative religious voters, and by speaking out, he put himself out front on an issue important to them at a time when his support has been eroding.

  71. How the Trump Effect Could Lift Democratic Senate Candidates Politics, May 22

    Republican incumbents in swing states have struggled to disentangle themselves from President Trump, whose voters are loyal but represent a minority of the electorate.

  72. In Michigan Visit, Trump Forgoes Criticism and Talks About the Economy and the Flood Washington, May 21

    Touring a Ford plant, he donned a mask but then took it off because he “didn’t want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it.”

  73. On Politics: Putting a Stamp (or Not) on Vote-by-Mail Politics, May 21

    President Trump makes false claims, and Mike Pompeo faces scrutiny: This is your morning tip sheet.

  74. G.O.P. Officials Quietly Consider Paring Back Convention Politics, May 21

    President Trump has insisted that the Republican convention is moving ahead for August despite the coronavirus. But even he has expressed openness to a scaled-down event.

  75. We’ve Got Way Too Many Trumps Op Ed, May 20

    The next generation’s terrible trio, and two we’ll leave alone.

  76. Trump’s Dilemma: Reject DeVos Debt Forgiveness Rollback or Anger Veterans Washington, May 20

    Nancy Pelosi sent the president a bipartisan resolution to reverse his education secretary’s tightening of student debt forgiveness rules. He must decide whether to sign it during an economic crisis.

  77. ‘Where Are They?’: Biden Criticizes G.O.P. Over Trump’s Firing of Inspectors General Politics, May 20

    At a virtual round table discussion, the former vice president said that defending the independent watchdogs “used to be a hobbyhorse for Republican senators.”

  78. Senate Panel, Urged On by Trump, Subpoenas Biden-Related Material Washington, May 20

    Republicans are using their Senate majority to try to uncover evidence of wrongdoing that President Trump believes is pivotal to his re-election chances in November.

  79. Can Michigan Mail Absentee Forms? Yes. Can Trump Withhold Funds? Unlikely. Politics, May 20

    The president falsely claimed that sending out ballot applications was illegal, repeated his false assertion about voter fraud and suggested he could withhold funding to the states over how they run elections.

  80. Senate Panel, Urged On by Trump, Subpoenas Biden-Related Material Washington, May 20

    Republicans are using their Senate majority to try to uncover evidence of wrongdoing that President Trump believes is pivotal to his party’s chances in November.

  81. Trump Steps Up Attacks on Mail Vote, Making False Claims About Fraud Politics, May 20

    President Trump initially said he might withhold federal funding for Michigan and Nevada if the states moved forward in expanding vote by mail, though he later backed off that threat.

  82. Trump Is Playing the China Card. Who Believes Him? Op Ed, May 19

    He attacks Joe Biden to deflect blame for his terrible handling of Covid-19 and record of appeasing Beijing.

  83. Election Watchdog, Dormant for Months, Can Finally Move Into Action Politics, May 19

    With the confirmation of James E. Trainor III, the Federal Election Commission can function again. But warring ideologies among its members raise questions about what it can accomplish.

  84. Trump’s Purge of the Watchdogs Podcasts, May 19

    What a string of firings of inspectors general at government agencies reveals about presidential power.

  85. The End of ‘Who Me? For V.P.?’ Politics Politics, May 19

    Maybe now people can actually admit their ambitions.

  86. Freed by Court Ruling, Republicans Step Up Effort to Patrol Voting National, May 18

    Officials seek to recruit 50,000 poll watchers and spend millions to fight voter fraud. Democrats say the real goal is to stop them from voting.

  87. Donald Trump Jr. Smears Biden With Baseless Instagram Post Politics, May 16

    Signaling the increasingly dark tactics of the Trump campaign, the president’s oldest son falsely accused Mr. Biden of preying on children.

  88. Justin Amash Abandons Third-Party Presidential Bid Politics, May 16

    The Michigan conservative said the “extraordinary challenges” of campaigning in the current environment had discouraged him from challenging President Trump and Joe Biden.

  89. Justin Amash Abandons 2020 Campaign, Citing Pandemic and Polarization Politics, May 16

    The Michigan conservative said the “extraordinary challenges” of campaigning in the current environment had discouraged him from challenging President Trump and Joe Biden.

  90. Sorry, Abe Lincoln Is Not on the Ballot Politics, May 16

    But the 16th president is showing up quite a bit in the 2020 race. He remains uncommitted.

  91. A Sitting President, Riling the Nation During a Crisis Politics, May 15

    By smearing his opponents, championing conspiracy theories and pursuing vendettas, President Tru​mp has reverted to his darkest political tactics in spite of a pandemic hurting millions of Americans.

  92. The Masked Versus the Unmasked Op Ed, May 15

    How can Trump opponents take on people who will stop at nothing?

  93. ‘Geriatric,’ ‘China’s Puppet’: Trump Campaign Unleashes Ads Attacking Biden Politics, May 15

    President Trump’s re-election team has launched a long-promised barrage of negative ads against Joseph R. Biden Jr., focusing on his age and his past comments on China.

  94. Trump’s Ratings on the Virus Are Sagging. Why Isn’t Biden Surging? Politics, May 15

    Joe Biden may have a lead in most polls, but it’s not anywhere close to a comfortable one.

  95. Trump, Biden and the Myth of ‘But 2016’ Politics, May 15

    There are members of both parties who believe the president has the ability to defy the normal rules of politics. That view ignores electoral trends of recent years.

  96. Trump’s Ad Team Blitzes Biden, Spending Millions to Define Him Early in the Race Politics, May 14

    President Trump’s campaign has launched a long-promised barrage of attack ads against Joseph R. Biden Jr., focusing on his age and his past comments on China.

  97. In Meetings With Governors and Mayors, Biden Seeks Mantle of a Leader Politics, May 14

    The former vice president held virtual meetings with the governors of Connecticut, Michigan and New Jersey on Thursday and sought to align himself with leaders on the local level.

  98. Biden on Assault Allegation: ‘I Wouldn’t Vote for Me if I Believed Tara Reade’ Politics, May 14

    Joseph R. Biden Jr. said Americans should “vote their heart,” but also sharpened his criticism of Ms. Reade’s claim. And he made appearances on Thursday with two women in the running to be his vice president.

  99. G.O.P. Defiance of Pennsylvania’s Lockdown Has 2020 Implications Politics, May 14

    Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, said it was a “cowardly act” for Republican officials to flout his virus stay-at-home orders. But conservatives see rising anger that could lift turnout in November.

  100. The Electoral College Is a Confusing Mess Op Ed, May 13

    Even the Supreme Court justices are perplexed.

  101. In Bid for Party Unity, Biden Moves Beyond Restoring the Pre-Trump Era Politics, May 13

    Trying to win over progressives and aware that the coronavirus crisis is upending the political landscape, Joe Biden is increasingly using the language of systemic disruption.

  102. In Bid for Party Unity, Biden Moves Beyond Restoring the Pre-Trump Era Politics, May 13

    Trying to win over progressives and aware that the coronavirus crisis is upending the political landscape, Joe Biden is increasingly using the language of systemic disruption.

  103. Coronavirus: The Risks of Reopening Too Soon Letters, May 13

    A reader, citing Dr. Anthony Fauci’s warning, says states are moving too quickly to reopen without taking the proper precautions. Also: Jared Kushner’s election remark; the World Trade Organization.

  104. Biden Has an Edge on Trump. So Why Are Democrats Worried? Politics, May 13

    The former vice president has unified the party and is leading in the polls. But some Democrats say he faces familiar challenges, including slow decision-making and flaws in his digital operation.

  105. The Constitutional Clash on a Conference Call Podcasts, May 13

    Yesterday, the Supreme Court considered two sets of cases with potentially historic implications for presidential power — over the phone.

  106. Trump Is Staking Out His Own Universe of ‘Alternative Facts’ Op Ed, May 13

    The president’s re-election strategy isn’t based on reality. How could it be?

  107. Kushner, Law Aside, Doesn’t Rule Out Delaying 2020 Election Washington, May 12

    The opinion of a White House staff member has no bearing on when the election is held, but his comment played into the concerns of President Trump’s detractors.

  108. Trump Is Courting Black Voters. His Failures on the Virus Are a Problem. Politics, May 12

    The president has only fleetingly addressed the pandemic’s outsize impact on black Americans, and made no apparent effort to aggressively tackle the racial disparities.

  109. McConnell, With Majority at Risk, Returns to an Old Target: Obama Washington, May 12

    Allies of the former president say any attempt to silence him will fail.

  110. McConnell, With Majority at Risk, Returns to an Old Target: Obama Washington, May 12

    Allies of the former president say any attempt to silence him will fail.

  111. When the Campaigns Have Your Digits Politics, May 12

    A text from the Trump campaign usually LOOKS LIKE THIS, while Biden texts often go on and on and ….

  112. Biden Says He’s Not ‘Hiding’ at Home, but ‘Winning’ Against Trump Politics, May 12

    In an interview on ABC, Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, pushed back against concerns from allies that he needs to do more to compete against the highly visible incumbent president.

  113. Donald Trump, Unmasked Op Ed, May 12

    We’re all in this together. Almost all.

  114. Are State Polls Any Better Than They Were in 2016? Upshot, May 12

    The risk of a systematic error is lower this time, but there are still issues that seem to tilt these surveys to the left.

  115. Biden and Trump Teams Each Raised Over $60 Million in April Politics, May 11

    President Trump and the Republicans, who brought in slightly more, maintain a vast cash advantage. But Mr. Biden’s substantial haul is likely to buoy Democrats who are worried about his ability to compete financially.

  116. How to Outflank Trump Online Op Ed, May 10

    The president’s digital presence is formidable, but veterans of the Yang and Buttigieg campaigns say it can be outmaneuvered.

  117. Has Trump Decided We Will Follow Sweden and Just Not Told Us? Op Ed, May 10

    The president brings instability and confusion to a crisis.

  118. Live and Let Die, Trump-Style Editorial, May 9

    The world’s greatest con artist has finally come up against a foe he can’t fool.

  119. Obama Warns That Dropped Charges Against Flynn Put ‘Rule of Law’ at Risk Washington, May 9

    Speaking to 3,000 supporters, the former president took a sharper line toward the Trump administration than he typically does in public.

  120. Fight Over Virus’s Death Toll Opens Grim New Front in Election Battle Investigative, May 9

    Elements of the right have sought to bolster President Trump’s political standing by turning scientific questions into political issues.

  121. Anxious About the Virus, Older Voters Grow More Wary of Trump Politics, May 9

    Surveys show the president’s standing with seniors, the group most vulnerable to the coronavirus, has fallen as he pushes to reopen the country.

  122. Dropping of Flynn Case Heightens Fears of Justice Dept. Politicization Washington, May 8

    Across the country, rank-and-file prosecutors cringed at another extraordinary intervention by Attorney General William P. Barr.

  123. Trump Praises Barr and Revels in Dismissal of Charges Against Flynn Washington, May 8

    In a Fox News interview, Mr. Trump also angrily revived grievances about the special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and promised a swift economic rebound.

  124. ‘Full Steam Ahead’ for Trump’s Convention? North Carolina Has Doubts Politics, May 8

    The president craves a nationally televised coronation with cheering supporters, but even Republican lawmakers in North Carolina are expressing doubts it can take place as planned.

  125. G.O.P. Coronavirus Message: Economic Crisis Is a Green New Deal Preview Climate, May 7

    As the economy melts down, embattled conservatives are testing a political response: saying Democratic climate policies would bring similar pain.

  126. ‘Never Seen Anything Like This’: Experts Question Dropping of Flynn Prosecution Washington, May 7

    Abandoning the case is the latest step in a pattern of dismantling the work of the Russia investigators. A former prosecutor likened it to eating the department from the inside out.

  127. Postal Service Pick With Ties to Trump Raises Concerns Ahead of 2020 Election Washington, May 7

    The growing appetite for mail-in voting is adding to worries about the selection of a Republican fund-raiser and Trump donor to be the postmaster general.

  128. The New Culture War Politics, May 7

    You’re either a liberal snowflake controlled by big government or a greedy conservative willing to sacrifice Grandma for the economy. It took less than two months for Americans to get here.

  129. On Politics: Rising Hunger as the Virus’s Effects Spread Politics, May 7

    Grim evidence of a virus’s continuing toll as the country reopens: This is your morning tip sheet.

  130. Knock, Knock, Who’s There? No Political Canvassers, for the First Time Maybe Ever Politics, May 7

    Candidates and political parties are struggling to plan for a fall campaign without some of the most basic building blocks of politics.

  131. Annexing the West Bank Would Hurt Israel Op Ed, May 7

    A conservative American commentator on Middle Eastern affairs gives six reasons to believe that taking over the territory would harm both U.S.-Israel relations and Israel’s status as the Jewish state.

  132. How Joe Biden Can Defeat Trump From His Basement Op Ed, May 7

    If he can win the battle for our screens, he can benefit from the death of the traditional presidential campaign.