Trump Won the Internet. Democrats Are Scrambling to Take It Back.

In the era of big data, memes and disinformation, the Democrats are trying to regain their digital edge as the president and his loyalists dictate the terms of debate. A Biden rally in Cleveland was canceled this month over coronavirus concerns.Credit…Maddie McGarvey for The New York Times Supported by By Jim Rutenberg and Matthew Rosenberg The deceptively edited video that […]

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On Politics: Trump Backs Off a Promise

By Giovanni Russonello Good morning and welcome to On Politics, a daily political analysis of the 2020 elections based on reporting by New York Times journalists. Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every weekday. Where things stand President Trump’s hopes that the economy would be “opened up” by Easter have come to an end. He announced […]

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Trump Wants You to Know He's More Popular than 'The Bachelor'

As the United States’ death toll from coronavirus surpassed 2,000 over the weekend, our reality show president took to Twitter on Sunday to inform everyone he was more popular than ABC’s The Bachelor.  Citing a report from the New York Times, Trump tweeted: “Because the ‘Ratings’ of my News Conferences etc. are so high, ‘Bachelor finale, Monday Night Football type numbers’ […]

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Partisan divide returns in U.S. Congress on coronavirus next steps

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fresh partisan divisions flared on Sunday on the next steps for the U.S. Congress in dealing with the coronavirus crisis, with the top House of Representatives Republican casting doubt on the need for more economic stimulus legislation while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled she plans to move forward with it. President Donald Trump on Friday signed into […]

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Pelosi expects bipartisan House vote for $2 trillion coronavirus bill Friday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she expected the chamber to pass an estimated $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill when it meets on Friday, after the Senate overwhelmingly approved the unprecedented economic rescue legislation Wednesday evening. “Tomorrow we’ll bring the bill to the floor. It will pass with strong bipartisan support,” Pelosi, a Democrat, told reporters. The […]

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Coronavirus emerges as major threat to U.S. election process

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. election officials looking to construct a safe voting system in a worsening coronavirus pandemic are confronting a grim reality: there may not be enough time, money or political will to make it happen by the November election. The possibility the pandemic could last into the fall, or flare again as millions of voters are set to […]

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Trump Stops Short of Quarantine Threat Against NY, NJ and CT

We’re tracking the latest on the coronavirus outbreak and the global response. Sign up here for our daily newsletter on what you need to know. President Donald Trump backed away from imposing a quarantine for New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut to stop the spread of Covid-19, after floating the idea on isolating those hard-hit areas earlier […]

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The Race for Virus Money Is On. Lobbyists Are Standing By.

Companies see the outbreak as a chance to cash in, do some good, or both. Among the early winners: the Washington influence industry. By Kenneth P. Vogel WASHINGTON — The federal government is open for coronavirus business, and the scramble to get some of it is on. A South Carolina company has hired a lobbyist close to President Trump to […]

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Trump Says Two Companies Responding to Forced Production Threat

We’re tracking the latest on the coronavirus outbreak and the global response. Sign up here for our daily newsletter on what you need to know. President Donald Trump said two companies that he didn’t identify are responding favorably to the government’s demands for equipment to combat the coronavirus pandemic, after he threatened to force General Motors Co. to make ventilators. […]

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Trump Claims Power To Gag Watchdog Overseeing New $500 Billion Bailout

President Donald Trump has issued a signing statement declaring that he can block a watchdog from telling Congress when information is withheld about payouts to businesses in the massive new $2 trillion economic relief law. Democrats fought hard for provisions in the measure to ensure transparency and accountability regarding $500 billion in payouts to businesses to help them survive the coronavirus […]

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