Trump campaign is creating an alternate reality online about coronavirus

“We have met the moment and we have prevailed. Americans do whatever it takes to find solutions, pioneer breakthroughs, and harness the energies we need to achieve a total victory.” — President Trump, at a news conference, May 11, 2020…

House to cast first-ever remote vote as Republicans wage constitutional challenge

House lawmakers prepared to cast the first-ever remote congressional floor votes Wednesday, albeit under a legal cloud after Republican leaders filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the arrangement. The new system of remote voting by proxy was pushed…

House to cast first-ever remote vote as Republicans wage constitutional challenge

House lawmakers prepared to cast the first-ever remote congressional floor votes Wednesday, albeit under a legal cloud after Republican leaders filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the arrangement. The new system of remote voting by proxy was pushed…

Biden calls for federal civil rights investigation into death of George Floyd

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Wednesday condemned the death of an African American man after he was taken into police custody in Minnesota, referring to the incident as a “horrific killing” that required a civil rights investigation by…

Trump administration to end Iran deal waivers in a blow to Obama-era pact

The Trump administration is ending sanctions waivers that allow Russian, Chinese and European companies to do work at sensitive Iranian nuclear sites, following an internal battle between Iran hawks and a more aggressive group of hard-liners inside the U.S. government,…

In Russia’s pandemic struggles, even Putin couldn’t speed bonuses to health workers

MOSCOW — It was mid-March and Russia had reported just 114 covid-19 cases, but President Vladimir Putin wanted to make a grand gesture: bonus payments for medical workers “who are performing their duties with honor.” But weeks rolled on, and…

The Cummings scandal shows the gap between the U.S. and U.K.

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday, along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today’s WorldView newsletter. Britain is agog over the Dominic Cummings saga. According…

The White House thumbs its nose at GOP critics of inspector general purge

President Trump’s controversial purge of inspectors general began nearly two months ago. And as it has progressed, GOP critics have pleaded — often gently — with the White House to substantiate the moves. On Tuesday, the White House effectively thumbed…

Biden says he’ll pick running mate by Aug. 1

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic candidate for president, told supporters Wednesday night that his campaign has interviewed every candidate on his short list to be his running mate and hoped to name the woman by Aug. 1. To fill the…

To Trump, everything gets the Hillary treatment: Make it as untrustworthy as he is

President Trump knows he says things that aren’t true. To some extent, he couldn’t not know, given that he averaged 15 false or misleading statements a day over the first 1,169 days of his presidency. Trump exaggerates, misrepresents, misspeaks and…