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How Mitch McConnell Delivered Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s Rapid Confirmation

WASHINGTON — Within hours of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death last month, Senator Mitch McConnell was on the phone with President Trump, assuring him...

Extra support for workers on the dole likely in 2021, but JobSeeker hike ‘temporary’

LoadingThis support is widely expected to be in the form of an extended coronavirus supplement payment on top of the $565-a-fortnight base rate for...

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Welcome to On Politics. I’m Nick Corasaniti, your host on Tuesdays for coverage of all things media and messaging. I’m writing from Philadelphia, where...

Time Is Short, Mail Is Slow and Courts Keep Changing the Rules. What Should Voters Do?

With just over a week left in the campaign, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday that election officials in Wisconsin cannot accept any ballots...

Trump Wants to Pick Off Nevada. But Biden Is Holding a Lead, Our Poll Shows.

Joseph R. Biden Jr. has a steady lead over President Trump in Nevada, a state that has been shading blue in recent elections but...

How Trump Maneuvered His Way Out of Trouble in Chicago

Before Mr. Trump defaulted, Fortress had expected to receive more than $300 million from his company: the $130 million in principal and roughly $185...

Trump Appointee Rescinds Rule Shielding Government News Outlets From Federal Tampering

WASHINGTON — The chief of the U.S. Agency for Global Media on Monday rescinded a rule that protects news outlets funded by the government,...

Supreme Court Galvanizes Push for Early Voting by Wisconsin Democrats

Gladys L. Mitchell-Walthour, a professor of public policy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, believes the negative impact of the court’s decision on Democrats may...

Pfizer C.E.O. All but Rules Out Vaccine Before Election Day

After weeks of dangling the possibility of coronavirus vaccine results by October, Pfizer’s chief executive said on Tuesday that would now be nearly impossible.The...

A Week Before the Election, Time Is Running Out to Vote by Mail

WASHINGTON — With just a week to go before the election on Nov. 3, the window is rapidly closing for many people who still...

Pushing Deep Into G.O.P. Turf, Democrats Are Poised to Expand House Majority

VERONA, N.Y. — Pushing further into Republican territory one week before Election Day, Democrats are poised to expand their majority in the House while...

As Election Nears, Trump Makes a Final Push Against Climate Science

“The real issue at play is the National Climate Assessment,” said Judith Curry, a former chairwoman of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences...

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Centuries-old Netherlands-India textile tradition revived with cotton printing studio De Katoendrukkerij’s opening

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Don’t put up the end of recession balloons just yet

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Please Explain podcast: Low- and middle-income Australians lose in personal tax overhaul

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