Mark Meadows, Trump’s Chief of Staff, Has the Coronavirus

Mr. Meadows aided President Trump’s efforts to play down the virus throughout the summer. A second White House aide is also said to have tested positive.

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Infection of Pence Aides Raises New Questions About Trump’s Virus Response

From the beginning, the president has turned mask wearing and other preventive measures into a loyalty test. He and his aides have taken the same approach inside the White House.

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Trump Casts Doubt on Stimulus Deal as Republicans Resist a Possible Compromise

Even as Nancy Pelosi and Steven Mnuchin continued to narrow their differences, the president said Democrats were holding out for too much, suggesting he was preparing to blame them for the demise of a deal.

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Trump Runs the Kind of Campaign He Likes, but Not the One He Might Need

With little time left to change the trajectory of the race, there is a large gulf separating the president’s experience of the campaign from the more sobering assessments of party officials.

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As Trump Flouts Safety Protocols, News Outlets Balk at Close Coverage

Newspapers and networks are wary of exposing their staff members to the president and his aides, saying they do not have assurance that basic precautions will be taken to protect reporters’ health.

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Senate Republicans Denounce White House’s Offer for Coronavirus Relief

Even as Democrats held out for more concessions over funding and provisions, it was the deep divisions among Republicans that were standing in the way.

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White House Blocks New Coronavirus Vaccine Guidelines

The F.D.A. proposed stricter guidelines for emergency approval of a coronavirus vaccine, but the White House chief of staff objected to provisions that would push approval past Election Day.

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At the White House, an Eerie Quiet and Frustration With the Chief of Staff

With President Trump hospitalized, Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, delivered no guidance to aides about how they were expected to behave in a moment of crisis.

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For Trump, the Only Medical News Is Good Medical News

Conflicting accounts of the president’s condition underline the fact that the public does not have a definitive answer about the president’s health.

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The Busy Week When the President Met the Virus

He disparaged masks, encouraged big campaign crowds and employed an often-unreliable test to keep him safe. All the while it turned out the virus was nearby.

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Behind the White House Effort to Pressure the C.D.C. on School Openings

Documents and interviews show how senior officials sought to play down the risks of sending children back to the classroom, alarming public health experts.

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Trump Pressed for a Plasma Treatment. Officials Worry, Is a Vaccine Next?

New details of how the president has demanded faster action from health agencies help explain the intensifying concern that he could demand pre-Election Day approval of a vaccine.

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Pelosi to Recall House for Postal Service Vote as Democrats Press for DeJoy to Testify

The House will cut short its summer recess to consider legislation that would counter changes at the Postal Service that critics say undermine casting ballots by mail.

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Trump’s Go-It-Alone Stimulus Won’t Do Much to Lift the Recovery

A series of executive actions will provoke lawsuits but is unlikely to stoke faster growth in an economy that has cooled this summer.

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Pelosi Is Playing Hardball on Coronavirus Relief. She Thinks She’ll Win.

Emboldened by Republican divisions and a favorable political landscape, the speaker is refusing to agree to a narrow relief measure, unbothered by charges that she is an impediment to a deal.

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Trump Threatens to Bypass Congress as Stimulus Talks Fail Again

Democrats said the talks had been “disappointing,” and President Trump promised to use executive orders to provide relief if no agreement could be reached.

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Trump Officials Float Idea of Narrow Bill to Extend Unemployment Benefits

The proposal on the eve of Republicans’ unveiling of a larger aid bill amounts to a concession that the two parties are unlikely to reach a deal before benefits expire.

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Inside the Failure: 5 Takeaways on Trump’s Effort to Shift Responsibility

President Trump and his top aides sharply shifted their pandemic strategy in mid-April after seizing on optimistic data suggesting the virus would disappear, a Times investigation found.

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Inside Trump’s Failure: The Rush to Abandon Leadership Role on the Virus

The roots of the nation’s current inability to control the pandemic can be traced to mid-April, when the White House embraced overly rosy projections to proclaim victory and move on.

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Madison Cawthorn, 24, Upsets Trump-Endorsed Favorite in North Carolina

Mr. Cawthorn’s victory in the G.O.P. primary for a House seat formerly held by Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, was an upset for his handpicked successor, who had the president’s backing.

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For Mark Meadows, the Transition to Trump’s Chief of Staff Is a Hard One

Only weeks into the job, the former congressman has confronted the same problems that frustrated his three predecessors. It hasn’t helped him with his new White House colleagues that he’s emotional and sometimes cries.

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Mark Meadows Was Once a Trump Phone Pal. Now That He’s Working for Him, It’s Different.

Only weeks into the job, the former congressman has confronted the same problems that frustrated his three predecessors. It hasn’t helped him with his new White House colleagues that he’s emotional and sometimes cries.

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Fourth Time’s the Charm? Mark Meadows Takes Over Trump’s White House

Mr. Meadows, a retiring Republican congressman from North Carolina and one of President Trump’s most ardent defenders, becomes the latest chief of staff for a mercurial president who dispatched the previous three after they fell out of favor.

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Trump Names Mark Meadows Chief of Staff, Ousting Mick Mulvaney

Mr. Mulvaney, a central figure in the president’s pressure campaign on Ukraine, defied a subpoena to testify in the House impeachment inquiry and was never called by the Senate.

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