What Can We Learn From Rival Political Ads in Florida?

Trump Claimed Ballot Fraud in Florida. He Was Proved Wrong.

Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your guide to the day in national politics. I’m Pati Mazzei, filling in for Lisa Lerer. Florida has seen the play before. President Trump, without proof, complains repeatedly about ballot fraud in communities rich with Democratic voters, questioning the legitimacy of the election. That is a reference not to Tuesday […]

Biden Easily Cleared the Low Bar Set by Trump in a Chaotic First Debate

Biden Easily Cleared the Low Bar Set by Trump in a Chaotic First Debate

There were times, however, when the preparation eluded Mr. Biden, and Mr. Trump seemed to get under his skin, as his barrage of disruptions and insults were intended to do. Mr. Biden, who overcame a childhood stutter to become a self-assured debater in the Senate, seemed at a momentary loss for words when Mr. Trump […]

Wichita State football team's plane crash evokes moving memories 50 years later

Wichita State football team’s plane crash evokes moving memories 50 years later

SILVER PLUME, Colo. — In a small clearing on Mount Trelease, a faded and tattered yellow shirt rests among twisted shards of metal. Emblazoned across the front: Wichita State. A heavy reminder of what took place 50 years ago in this section of the Colorado Rocky Mountains where memorials and tributes dot the scarred landscape. […]

Senate Clears Stopgap Spending Bill to Avoid a Shutdown, Sending It to Trump

Senate Clears Stopgap Spending Bill to Avoid a Shutdown, Sending It to Trump

WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a stopgap spending bill on Wednesday to keep the government funded through early December, punting the threat of a government shutdown and a series of thorny debates about federal funding until after the general election. Hours before government funding was set to lapse with the end of the 2020 […]

Puck has already dropped on potentially frenzied NHL offseason

Puck has already dropped on potentially frenzied NHL offseason

Even before the Tampa Bay Lightning returned home to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship, Julien BriseBois was on the phone with other NHL general managers about what to do next. He is certainly not alone in making calls. “Although we ended the hockey season officially for the ’19-20 season (Monday) night, I can tell you […]