Politics

Trump Ads Attack Biden Through Deceptive Editing and Hyperbole

We reviewed all of the Trump campaign’s television since June. Two-thirds contained clearly misleading claims or videos.

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‘We’re Desperate’: Transit Cuts Felt Deepest in Low-Income Areas

As the pandemic wreaks havoc on public transit systems across the country, experts say it is low-income residents, people of color and essential workers bearing the brunt.

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Kamala Harris Changes the Race While Trump Tells on Himself

There were surprises this week that weren’t entirely shocking: Ms. Harris joined Joe Biden’s ticket and President Trump resurrected birtherism. Here’s what to make of the last week in politics.

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TeleTracking Technologies, Firm Running Coronavirus Database, Refuses to Answer Senators’ Questions

A private technology company managing a new coronavirus database said a nondisclosure agreement with the Trump administration blocks it from discussing its $10.2 million contract.

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When Trump Calls a Black Woman ‘Angry,’ He Feeds This Racist Trope

President Trump’s use of the word to describe Joe Biden’s vice-presidential pick, Kamala Harris, plays off a hurtful stereotype with a decades-long history.

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Firm Running Coronavirus Database Refuses to Answer Senators’ Questions

A private technology company managing a new coronavirus database said a nondisclosure agreement with the Trump administration blocks it from discussing its $10.2 million contract.

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President Trump Visits Younger Brother in Hospital in New York

Robert S. Trump, the Trump family’s unofficial spokesman and consigliere, is said to be gravely ill.

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Senators Criticize Guantánamo Prison Coronavirus Plan

After a report from the Pentagon, Democrats questioned whether there was enough capacity to help either detainees or their guards if an outbreak occurs.

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Top Homeland Security Officials Are Serving Illegally, G.A.O. Says

The acting secretary of homeland security, Chad F. Wolf, and his deputy, Kenneth T. Cuccinelli, were appointed to their posts in violation of federal law, Congress’s watchdog determined.

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McConnell Appears Set to Quietly Suffocate Long-Debated F.B.I. Surveillance Bill

The Senate majority leader has long been a strong supporter of extending Patriot Act provisions. This year, he’s letting them remain lapsed.

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