Trump spoke to governors on a video teleconference that also included law enforcement and national security officials, telling the state leaders they “have to get much tougher."…
President Trump has shared a plan states can use to decide when to lift restrictions on movement and economic activity. But some governors say testing for COVID-19 isn’t near the levels necessary to enable them to reopen. Meanwhile, global health…
By John Yang
Their hesitation to strictly enforce the directives highlights the challenges of preserving civil liberties during an unprecedented health crisis.
By Candice Norwood
State and local leaders are struggling to navigate inconsistent federal guidance and fierce political tribalism that is complicating their responses to the coronavirus outbreak. A distinct partisan divide has emerged in recent weeks.
By Steve Peoples, Associated Press
By Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press
The sharp drop in revenue could jeopardize some states' ability to provide basic services.
By William Brangham
The Kentucky governor’s race is one of three gubernatorial contests that will serve as key tests of Republican strength ahead of the 2020 presidential election. President Trump is campaigning there Monday for the incumbent, Matt Bevin, who’s facing a very…
The past month saw a political climate of extreme division in Washington, D.C., over the partial government shutdown. But some leaders at the state and local levels are striving for improved bipartisanship and compromise. On Monday, Judy Woodruff sat down…
By David A. Lieb, Associated Press
Republicans entered the election with a sizable advantage, controlling two-thirds of the state legislative chambers and 33 governors' offices.
Democratic Congressional candidates now hold a nine-point advantage over Republicans, according to the latest poll from the PBS NewsHour, NPR and Marist. But can polls be trusted? In 2016, polls in key states showed Hillary Clinton winning handily. Donald Trump…
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