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Daniel Bush is PBS NewsHour's Senior Political Reporter.
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Nation May 05States formed pacts to reopen together. Will they last?
Regional alliances to coordinate reopening states were new and largely untested when they launched in mid-April. Now, just three weeks later, divisions have opened up, raising questions about whether states will ultimately act together in deciding when to allow nonessential…
Nation Apr 30Exclusive: Warren, Pressley and other lawmakers demand answers from White House on COVID-19 racial disparities
Democrats sent separate letters Wednesday to Vice President Mike Pence and the CDC urging the Trump administration to prioritize African American, Hispanic, Native and other marginalized communities who have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Politics Apr 24‘We’ve got to get going.’ States under pressure to plan for the general election amid a pandemic
The general election is more than half a year away, but states considering any changes in November need to start preparing now in order to have contingency plans ready in time for the fall.
Politics Apr 21DNC weighing how to handle delegate penalties for states that delayed primaries over coronavirus
The Democratic National Committee is working closely with states to find a workaround for a DNC rule that requires states to forfeit half of their delegates if they hold primaries after June 9. Several states have rescheduled their primaries for…
Nation Apr 17Pence says coronavirus testing is highest priority, as governors ask for more federal help
In an interview Friday with the PBS NewsHour, Vice President Mike Pence said the federal government is pushing to expand testing by working with states and private labs that have a “significant amount of unused testing capacity."…
Politics Apr 14Record absentee ballots sustain turnout in Wisconsin primary
Up until the day before Wisconsin's Democratic presidential primary election, it was unclear whether voting would even take place. But the election went forward as planned, and turnout was roughly the same as in recent election cycles.
Politics Apr 09Sanders’ race is over, but the debate over his legacy has just begun
Natalie Harwood cut ties with the Democratic Party the moment Sen. Bernie Sanders ended his 2020 presidential campaign. As soon as she learned on Twitter that he had dropped out of the race Wednesday, Harwood — a 29-year-old diehard…
Nation Apr 06For some states, coronavirus restrictions spark backlash against government intervention
The governor of the state with the greatest number of novel coronavirus cases in the U.S. issued a blunt warning last week to less densely populated parts of the country hoping to avoid New York’s fate.
Nation Apr 02Could the coronavirus reshape America’s social safety net?
Americans across the political spectrum have been forced to rethink the government’s role in protecting workers and supervising the economy, as more people confront a public health crisis that has exposed major gaps in the social safety net.
Politics Mar 26Coronavirus pandemic upends rules of partisan politics in Washington
In responding to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Republicans and Democrats in Congress have found themselves in the unfamiliar position of confronting a crisis that does not fall along partisan lines.