Latest from Michael Scherer
President Trump is urgently repeating his tactics of 2016: big rallies, conspiracy theories, insulting nicknames. But the political landscape has shifted, and the effect may not be the same.
  • Oct 24, 2020
After the 2016 presidential election, many Americans are mistrustful of polls. Here’s how to read the poll numbers heading into Nov. 3.
  • Oct 21, 2020
The president argued that the American people were no longer interested in taking precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, even as the number of confirmed cases has been rising in a majority of states.
  • Oct 19, 2020
Voters, party officials and campaign aides are caught between optimism and dread, the residue of seeing Clinton’s expectations of victory dashed.
  • Oct 18, 2020
The president is behind in polls, but Republicans still see a chance for a repeat of his 2016 come-from-behind victory.
  • Oct 17, 2020
The prime time network events replaced the canceled second scheduled presidential debate and reflected jarring differences between the candidates.
  • Oct 16, 2020
The new donations come on top of $300 million already given by the couple amid concerns over a smaller-than-needed level of federal funding.
  • Oct 13, 2020
The divided state, where the vote count could take days or weeks, is still struggling to establish the rules of the election.
  • Oct 10, 2020
The two vice-presidential nominees defended their septuagenarian running mates in a debate focused on President Trump’s record and Joe Biden’s plans.
  • Oct 8, 2020
The vice president dropped his objections to the barrier after viewing the setup during a walk-through of the debate hall, the Commission on Presidential Debates said.
  • Oct 6, 2020