It was a counterweight to the “deep state” Trump believed was out to disrupt his agenda. Coordinating labor policy for the White House’s Domestic Policy…View More Trump’s historic assault on the civil service was four years in the making
The first time President Trump claimed false credit for the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act — which President Barack Obama signed into law in…View More Spin, hyperbole and deception: How Trump claimed credit for an Obama veterans achievement
Joe Biden and his allies took a different tack, seeking to refocus the conversation on the president’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which the campaign…View More Trump seeks momentum from debate while Biden focuses on pandemic
President Trump has systemically sought to dismantle Obama’s policies and degrade his broad popularity, repeatedly leveling false attacks that the previous administration spied on his…View More As Obama stumps for Biden, another chance to vanquish Trump and protect his own legacy
You might be surprised, though, to learn the margin of Trump’s lead. It’s only 7 points, which, if that margin were to hold until Election…View More Analysis | The electoral map is very weird right now
Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, 61, the state’s first female commissioner of agriculture and commerce, was appointed to the seat in 2018 and defeated Espy, 66,…View More In Senate rematch, Democrats hope for an Espy upset but remain realistic about Mississippi politics
“In total,” it concluded, “in an unmitigated epidemic, we would predict approximately 510,000 deaths in [Great Britain] and 2.2 million in the U.S.,” even excluding…View More Analysis | How many coronavirus deaths are truly attributable to Trump?
“The most optimistic [date] would be 2024,” Constantin said, according to an account of the meeting obtained by The Washington Post. He had a warning…View More Loan payments loom as Trump fights for his political future – and the future of his business
“I think Joe Biden made correct decision for him and his family,” Trump wrote. “Personally, I would rather run against Hillary because her record is…View More Analysis | The Trailer: Trump is Trump. Biden is not Clinton.
Get the latest updates on the the election. In the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll, Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads President Trump, with 54 percent…View More House GOP candidate in N.C. criticizes reporter for work with ‘non-white males, like Cory Booker’
HHS has the responsibility for overseeing a network of shelters that care for underage migrants who arrive to the United States without an adult. The…View More Trump administration pressures CDC to back detention of migrant children in border hotels amid coronavirus
But Democrats are expected to engage in a number of dilatory procedural tactics Friday, as they have all week, to protest Barrett and what they…View More McConnell prepares to finalize Senate confirmation of Barrett to Supreme Court
But what was most familiar at the outset was Trump’s happy talk on the biggest issue of the election: the coronavirus. A president who has…View More Analysis | Trump’s closing argument on coronavirus: ‘spikes’ for thee, but not for me
On Wednesday, the court decided 5-3 in favor of the state of Alabama to ban curbside voting. The majority didn’t explain its reasoning, but the…View More Analysis | The Supreme Court is giving voting-rights advocates heartburn
There was one point that Trump had clearly come ready to make, though. Over the course of the debate, he leveled an odd criticism at…View More Analysis | Trump’s new focus: False, ironic claims about Biden leveraging his office to make money
At one point, Trump offered a retort that got at something that has been cause for no small amount of worry among Democrats and the…View More Analysis | ‘What’s happening out there’ with Black men and Trump?
It was not a surprise then that, shortly after the second and final presidential debate Thursday night, Trump took to Twitter to claim that he…View More Analysis | The final tally: Trump went 0 for 5 in his general-election debates
In at least one case, a drop in the percentage of Black employees was fueled by managerial indifference that diversity training is designed to combat.…View More Perspective | Federal agencies have diversity problems. Trump’s recent directive doesn’t help.
The last debate is tonight; follow live updates on the Biden-Trump debate and the election here. In the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll, Democratic nominee…View More Election live updates: Biden to focus on the coronavirus; Trump seeking to shore up support in Florida
Trump: “Would you close down the oil industry?” Biden: “Yes. I would transition.” Trump: “That is a big statement.” Biden: “That is a big statement.”…View More Analysis | How politically damaging were Biden’s comments about closing down the oil industry?