The Fort Lauderdale police said that Mr. Parscale’s wife called the authorities to their home because he was armed and threatening to hurt himself.
The first episode of of our four-part series, Stressed Election, focuses on voter suppression in Georgia, where a growing Black and Latino population is on the precipice of exercising its political voice, if they get the chance to vote.
Trump will just make a scene and lie. What’s in it for voters?
Attacks against small towns, big cities and the contractors who run their voting systems have federal officials fearing that hackers will try to sow chaos around the election.
The battle may near $40 million in spending and will help define the end of the presidential race, even if Democrats are unlikely to be able to stop the Supreme Court confirmation.
Times reporters have obtained decades of tax information the president has hidden from public view. Here are some of the key findings.
The health law had slipped in voter priorities, but the Supreme Court vacancy and November arguments in a case challenging its constitutionality, have given the Affordable Care Act new urgency.
The E.P.A. will tout a new rule on testing lead in drinking water as President Trump’s latest environmental achievement, but water experts see only modest improvements at best.
A Times/Siena College poll showed that 56 percent said the next president should nominate a Supreme Court justice. And Joe Biden retained a clear lead over President Trump, 49 to 41 percent.
Republicans planned to hold four days of nationally televised public hearings the week of Oct. 12, aiming for a vote on the Senate floor by late October, just days before the election.
President Trump has worked overtime to persuade followers that Joe Biden is addled and incoherent. That could backfire if Mr. Biden doesn’t fit the caricature.
The president has spent months falsely insisting — against evidence offered by his own government officials — that mail-in ballots are subject to widespread fraud.
Democrats prioritize banning chokeholds, and Republicans are focused on not defunding the police.
Joseph Biden and Democrats are wary of criticism of Judge Amy Coney Barrett that could be perceived as personal attacks. They will focus on the real-world impact she might have as a Supreme Court justice on health care and access to abortion.
Have any president and his hometown ever had such mutual animosity?
The lesson from pro-democracy fighters abroad: Humor deflates authoritarian rulers.
Voters are facing a deluge of misinformation about voting by mail, some prompted by the president. Here’s a guide to those false claims.
This year’s election will be a little different from past ones, given the pandemic, but with planning and a few precautions, voting shouldn’t be any more difficult.
He reveres Senate custom and recognizes the courts’ essential role in shaping a policy agenda. Those dual instincts have perhaps never been in greater conflict.
President Trump’s Supreme Court pick was leaked 24 hours before his official announcement. The Supreme Court nomination and next week’s first presidential debate both have the chance to alter the 2020 race.
The president warned his supporters of Democratic schemes to “cheat” their way to victory in November and said, “We’re not going to stand for it.”
The attorney general has brought the department closer to the White House than it has been in a half-century, historians said.
In a series of unusual moves, the Justice Department has helped stoke skepticism about mail-in voting.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lay in state in Statuary Hall in a ceremony choreographed to allow the women of Congress to honor her legacy and the example she set.
Mitch McConnell has a tricky needle to thread.
For many Americans, the fundamental question of this election is not just who will win, but also whether they will be able to cast ballots and have their votes counted.
From Myanmar to Canada, people are asking: How did a superpower allow itself to be felled by a virus? And why won’t the president commit to a peaceful transition of power?
With an eye to a possible Biden presidency, the Russian leader called for a “reboot” on information security but offered no concessions.
From the courts to Congress, we might need fewer embalming norms and more room for victories and defeat.
America is in terrible danger.
Joseph Biden’s supporters are highlighting his Catholic faith and values while President Trump, with a Supreme Court selection looming, is operating on the culture-war turf he prefers.
His pick is likely to galvanize Democrats while bringing him few new voters, and could hurt some Republican Senate incumbents. But the president needs to steer the debate away from the virus.
An estimated 38 million eligible voters have disabilities. It has always been hard for them to vote, and this year has brought even more obstacles.
It turns out 1820 has a lot to tell us about 2020.
He already knows how to face down a bully.
Truth sandwiches, ridicule and other tactics for Joe Biden when he faces President Trump.
Jamelle Bouie joins the podcast for a debate on reforming the highest court in the land.
Court losses are piling up for President Trump’s environmental deregulation agenda. But a second term in the White House could help them stick.
The social network said it was moving proactively to dismantle infrastructure Russia could use against the American presidential election.
President Trump declined for a second day to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he lost the election, while Republicans, including Mitch McConnell, implicitly rebuffed him, promising an “orderly transition.”
Even as early voting has gotten underway, some pivotal states are still litigating how ballots should be cast and counted, creating uncertainty that is being fanned by President Trump.
Readers react to the president’s pre-emptive dismissal of election results that go against him.
His strongman threats are scary. But don’t forget that he’s weak.
Prosecutors have suggested in court papers that an investigation into the president could focus on a range of possible crimes.
The coronavirus has added strain to Wisconsin voters already facing challenges to ballot access.
Among other measures, Americans will no longer be able to import Cuban cigars or stay in hotels owned by the Cuban government.
Opinions about the Supreme Court vacancy and the coming fight over filling it seem poised to split along partisan lines.