Category: Politics

Trump Moves to Replace Watchdog Who Identified Critical Medical Shortages

ImageChristi A. Grimm, the principal deputy inspector general at the Department of Health and Human Services, released a report outlining hospital equipment...

Women at a Marine Boot Camp Represent an Identity Crisis for the Corps

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. — Stretched above the main boulevard on this historic training base in the Mid-Atlantic marsh is a white and black-lettered sign: WE MAKE MARINES....

Your View of Staying Home

Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your guide to the day in national politics. I’m Lisa Lerer, your host. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about how un-unifying this...

Did Federal Officials Really Question W.H.O. Tests for Coronavirus?

At a time when the Trump administration is facing intense criticism for its failure to make coronavirus tests available to millions of nervous Americans, remarks by a...

Meet the Trump Fan Accused of Registering Democrats as Republicans

Wherever crowds gathered in the flat, lake-dotted swath of Florida between Orlando and Ocala, it seemed that Cheryl Hall was there: clad in red, white and blue,...

Judge Orders Medical Panel to Evaluate Tortured Guantánamo Prisoner

This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. WASHINGTON — A federal judge has ordered the United States military to have a...

Florida Woman Changed Voters’ Party Affiliations, Officials Say

A Florida woman was charged on Thursday after officials said she filled out 10 voter registration forms with false information, at least six of which enrolled Democratic...

Don’t Like What’s Happening in Our Country? Run for Local Office

SOMEBODY’S GOTTA DO ITWhy Cursing at the News Won’t Save the Nation, but Your Name on a Local Ballot Can By Adrienne Martini Adrienne Martini’s “Somebody’s...

House Passes Anti-Lynching Bill After 120 Years of Failure

Since at least 1900, members of the House and Senate have tried to pass a law making lynching a federal crime. The bills were consistently blocked, shelved or ignored,...

Army Judge Proposes 2022 Trial in Guantánamo’s Cole Bombing Case

This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba — An Army judge proposed on Tuesday a February 2022 trial...

Presidential Pardons Through History: Who’s Received Them?

For as long as there has been a republic, American presidents have been granting pardons — and no, you don’t need a lifeline from Geraldo Rivera. Mr. Rivera, the Fox...

Killing of Terrorist Leader in Yemen Is Latest Blow to Qaeda Affiliate

WASHINGTON — For more than a decade, Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen has been one of the most dangerous terrorist organizations on the planet. The group spent years...