Politics

Inside Melania Trump's unprecedented campaign trail absence

First lady Melania Trump -- in a historic break from precedent -- has yet to set foot on the campaign trail this year even as her husband, President Donald Trump, fights for votes, especially among suburban White women with whom…

Stimulus talks come down to a Trump loyalty litmus test

If House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is successful in getting Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and the White House to sign off on a nearly $2 trillion stimulus proposal and it gets drafted before the election, she'll force Senate Majority Leader Mitch…

'I waited 21 years for this moment'

Carlos Garcia feared this moment would never come.And Justine Okello is feeling emotional about his chance to do something so many people around the world can't: vote.More immigrants who've become US citizens like them are eligible to vote in 2020…

Long-term unemployed are exhausting state benefits

As the coronavirus pandemic continues into its eighth month, a growing number of Americans are exhausting their state unemployment benefits and shifting to extended payments funded by the federal government.But this additional cushion won't last much longer for many people.…

The legal doctrine that could sway the election

As emergency petitions concerning voting rights challenges have raced through the courts in the final weeks of the election, judges and justices have found themselves trying to explain a legal doctrine that was designed to preserve the integrity of the…

President Donald Trump's war chest has dwindled as election draws near

President Donald Trump's campaign entered October with just $63.1 million in remaining cash reserves, new filings show, underscoring his financial vulnerabilities as Election Day fast approaches.Trump's campaign burned through more money than it took in last month, spending more than…

Republican senators drop coronavirus ad messaging in final weeks

Throughout the spring, summer and fall, vulnerable Senate Republicans and their allies ran TV ads touting their efforts to pass multi-trillion dollar bills addressing the coronavirus pandemic. In Georgia, a Republican super PAC praised "quick action" from Sen. David Perdue…