Nicholas Fandos, The New York Times

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Justice Dept. Officials Outline Claims of Politicization Under Barr

Two career officials accused the attorney general and other political appointees of interfering in law enforcement to advance his interests and the president’s. → Read More

Roger Stone Sentencing Was Politicized, Ex-Prosecutor Plans to Testify

The prosecutor’s supervisor said that the case was being treated differently because of the defendant’s relationship with the president, according to planned testimony. → Read More

G.O.P. Scrambles to Respond to Public Demands for Police Overhaul

Republicans have been startled by the extent to which public opinion has shifted in recent days after the killings of unarmed black Americans by the police and the protests that have followed. → Read More

House Pulls Surveillance Measure After Trump Tells Republicans to Vote No

A bipartisan compromise to reinstate expired F.B.I. powers to investigate terrorism and espionage collapsed amid bipartisan opposition. → Read More

White House Worries About Kelly Loeffler’s Senate Prospects in Georgia

President Trump, concerned about his own outlook in the state, plans to stay on the sideline in a race where he favored a different choice for senator. → Read More

With Move to Remote Voting, House Alters What It Means for Congress to Meet

The House’s planned vote on Friday to allow lawmakers to work from afar will fundamentally change how Congress operates. → Read More

Richard Burr Steps Back From Senate Panel as Phone Is Seized in Stock Sales Inquiry

The move is a major escalation in the investigation into the senator’s sale of stocks that came as President Trump and other Republicans were playing down the threat of the coronavirus. → Read More

House Democrats Unveil $3 Trillion Pandemic Relief Proposal

The proposal was immediately rejected by Senate Republicans, who called it too large and far-reaching. → Read More

Fight Over Postal Service Funding Leaves Future of Mail in Limbo

With the coronavirus pandemic threatening the Postal Service’s financial viability, a rescue for America’s favorite agency has become a political battle. → Read More

Online Retailers Spend Millions on Ads Backing Postal Service Bailout

The coalition, which includes Amazon, plans to pour $2 million into ads opposing President Trump’s call for higher package delivery rates and pressing for Congress to help the service. → Read More

Trump Ally Sees Easier Path to Intelligence Post in Second Attempt

Representative John Ratcliffe, an outspoken defender of President Trump, still faces questions about his partisanship and qualifications to be director of national intelligence. → Read More

Trump Gets Coronavirus Tests While Senators Wait

As senators prepare to return on Monday, Congress’s doctor warned that he does not have the capacity to test all 100 for coronavirus. At the White House, the president and many of his aides are tested repeatedly. → Read More

Republican-Led Review Backs Intelligence Findings on Russian Interference

A new Senate report undercuts claims by President Trump and his allies that Obama-era officials sought to undermine his candidacy by investigating Russia’s 2016 election meddling. → Read More

Coronavirus Is Threatening One of Government’s Most Ubiquitous Services: The Mail

The Postal Service needs billions to continue funding its operations and make other payments, the agency told lawmakers. → Read More

Trump to Fire Intelligence Watchdog Who Had Key Role in Ukraine Complaint

The president notified lawmakers late on Friday, saying he had lost confidence in the inspector general for the intelligence community. → Read More

Trump to Fire Intelligence Watchdog Who Had Key Role in Ukraine Complaint

The president notified lawmakers late on Friday, saying he had lost confidence in the inspector general for the intelligence community. → Read More

Congress and White House Strike Deal for $2 Trillion Stimulus Package

The plan would provide direct payments to taxpayers, jobless benefits and a $500 billion fund to assist distressed businesses, with oversight requirements demanded by Democrats. → Read More

Rand Paul Tests Positive for Covid-19, Fueling Anxiety in the Capitol

The Kentucky Republican is the first senator to be diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. He went about his routine for days after being tested, potentially exposing many colleagues. → Read More

Senator Richard Burr Sold a Fortune in Stocks as G.O.P. Played Down Coronavirus Threat

After the sales in February, the North Carolina Republican warned a group that the virus could soon cause a major disruption in the United States. Three other senators also sold major holdings around the same time. → Read More

One Group of Older Americans Is Ignoring Coronavirus Advice: Members of Congress

Many lawmakers are over 65, but congressional business continues, in conflict with public health guidelines. → Read More