Cruise Giant Carnival Works to Manage Deepening Coronavirus Crisis

Feb. 18, 2020, 7 p.m. ET
Carnival could be hurt financially after passengers on two of its ships were found to be infected.

Fact-Checking Pete Buttigieg Before the Nevada Caucuses

Feb. 18, 2020, 5:30 p.m. ET
The former mayor of South Bend, Ind., has cherry-picked his record on minority poverty and arrests, overstated his consistency on health policy and used a questionable rationale to attack a rival.

Clayton Williams, Oilman Whose Gaffes Cost an Election, Dies at 88

Feb. 18, 2020, 4:30 p.m. ET
Leading Ann Richards in 1990, he was undone by a spate of blunders. He was the last Republican to date to lose a race for governor of Texas.

Trump Commutes Corruption Sentence of Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois

Feb. 18, 2020, 2 p.m. ET
The president also pardoned Bernard Kerik, the former New York City police commissioner, and Edward DeBartolo, a former owner of the San Francisco 49ers.

Trump Contradicts Advisers on China Technology Fears

Feb. 18, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
The president, in a series of tweets, said the U.S. would not restrict sales to the country, a sharp shift in administration policy.

Michael Bloomberg Surges in Poll and Qualifies for Democratic Debate in Las Vegas

Feb. 18, 2020, 6:30 a.m. ET
After garnering 19 percent support in a national poll, the billionaire will be on the debate stage, where he is certain to be a target of onstage criticism.

Reality Winner, Imprisoned for Leaking Russian Hacking Report, Seeks Clemency

Feb. 17, 2020, 11:30 p.m. ET
The Air Force veteran is serving more than five years in prison for sending a classified report to a news website while she was working as a National Security Agency contractor.

Huawei Is Winning the Argument in Europe, as the U.S. Fumbles to Develop Alternatives

Feb. 17, 2020, 9 p.m. ET
Germany seems poised to follow Britain in letting the Chinese maker build next-generation networks, despite last appeals from the United States.

An Afghan Killed 2 Americans. The U.S. Government Issued the Gun.

Feb. 17, 2020, 7:30 p.m. ET
The Department of Defense has dispatched hundreds of thousands of small arms to Afghan security forces. It was one of these weapons that left two U.S. troops dead in a recent insider attack.

On Politics: Bloomberg Under the Microscope

Feb. 17, 2020, 10:30 a.m. ET
Political donations, a Nevada poll, Republican turnout: This is your morning tip sheet.

Senator Tom Cotton Repeats Fringe Theory of Coronavirus Origins

Feb. 17, 2020, 4:30 a.m. ET
In an interview on Fox News, the Arkansas lawmaker raised the unsubstantiated possibility that the new coronavirus originated in a high-security biochemical lab in China.

Trump Effort to Keep U.S. Tech Out of China Alarms American Firms

Feb. 16, 2020, 6:30 p.m. ET
The administration wants to protect national security by restricting the flow of technology to China. But technology companies worry it could undermine them instead.

Trump Kicks Off the Daytona 500, and a Race for Florida Votes

Feb. 16, 2020, 5:30 p.m. ET
The appearance at the NASCAR event, complete with flyovers and a trip around the track in the presidential limousine, was a highly choreographed showing by the president.

Former Justice Dept. Lawyers Press for Barr to Step Down

Feb. 16, 2020, 8:30 a.m. ET
More than 1,100 former prosecutors and officials who served in Republican and Democratic administrations signed an open letter condemning the president and the attorney general over the Stone case.

A Presidency Increasingly Guided by Suspicion and Distrust

Feb. 15, 2020, 1:30 p.m. ET
Presidential paranoia is not a new phenomenon but Mr. Trump, burned by impeachment, seems to have elevated it to a governing philosophy of his White House.

William Barr Moves to Take the Reins of Politically Charged Cases

Feb. 14, 2020, 9:30 p.m. ET
Amid mounting furor over politicization at the Justice Department, the attorney general ordered reviews of such investigations and prosecutions.

Facebook Says Political Candidates Can Use Sponsored Memes

Feb. 14, 2020, 8 p.m. ET
Unlike campaign advertisements, the posts are not subject to advance review by Facebook, and the platform does not make money from them.

Bill de Blasio Endorses Bernie Sanders

Feb. 14, 2020, 7 p.m. ET
The New York City mayor, who was briefly a presidential candidate himself, is scheduled to campaign with Mr. Sanders in Nevada ahead of the caucuses there next week.

Bill de Blasio Plans to Endorse Bernie Sanders

Feb. 14, 2020, 6 p.m. ET
The New York City mayor, who was briefly a presidential candidate himself, is expected to travel with Mr. Sanders in Nevada, according to people familiar with the plans.

Andrew McCabe, Ex-F.B.I. Official, Will Not Be Charged in Lying Case

Feb. 14, 2020, 12:30 p.m. ET
The decision to decline charges appears to be a move to distance the Justice Department from President Trump, who has long attacked Mr. McCabe.

Another Caucus Is Coming. But Nevada Will Look Completely Different.

Feb. 14, 2020, 11:30 a.m. ET
Nevada is more diverse than Iowa and in many ways more reflective of the Democratic Party. And it has a different take on how caucuses should work.

Russians Pressure U.S. Forces in Northeast Syria

Feb. 14, 2020, 11 a.m. ET
Russian troops are engaging in standoffs with U.S. troops guarding oil fields and fighting remnants of the Islamic State.

What Being a Mayor Taught Pete Buttigieg

Feb. 14, 2020, 6 a.m. ET
Some Democratic rivals question whether Buttigieg has the experience to be president. Some key episodes in South Bend show how he struggled, learned and grew as a leader.

How Rashad Robinson, Racial Justice Activist, Spends His Sundays

Feb. 14, 2020, 6 a.m. ET
The head of Color of Change likes to go out for brunch and cocktails. He just needs to find the right hat.

Former Clerk Alleges Sexual Harassment by Appellate Judge

Feb. 13, 2020, 9:30 p.m. ET
The former clerk told a House committee that Judge Stephen R. Reinhardt, a prominent liberal judge who died in 2018, routinely sexually harassed her and other women who worked for him.

Trump Places Loyalists in Key Jobs Inside the White House While Raging Against Enemies Outside

Feb. 13, 2020, 7:30 p.m. ET
President Trump had a busy morning on Twitter and the radio, in a tirade that rivaled his most grievance-filled moments since becoming president.

Administration to Divert Billions From Pentagon to Fund Border Wall

Feb. 13, 2020, 6:30 p.m. ET
The formal notification to Congress prompted bipartisan outcry and accusations that the administration had again overstepped its constitutional authority.

How Months of Miscalculation Led the U.S. and Iran to the Brink of War

Feb. 13, 2020, 6 p.m. ET
The Trump administration escalated pressure on Iran to try to negotiate over its nuclear aims. Instead, Iran fought back with violent attacks. At critical points, each country misjudged the other.

North Dakota Tribes Score Key Voting Rights Victory

Feb. 13, 2020, 5 p.m. ET
In a win for voting rights advocates, North Dakota agreed to a binding consent decree to ensure that Native Americans can vote without an ID that shows a residential addresses.

House Votes to Extend Deadline to Ratify Equal Rights Amendment

Feb. 13, 2020, 4 p.m. ET
The House voted largely along party lines to extend a 1982 deadline for states to ratify the amendment, which mandates equality between the sexes. But the vote was largely symbolic.

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