How Trump’s Cash Crunch is Affecting the Campaign’s Final Weeks

President Trump’s campaign has far less money than advisers had once anticipated for the final stretch of the presidential election, as rosy revenue projections failed to materialize, leaving aides scrambling to address a severe financial disadvantage against Joseph R. Biden Jr. at the race’s most crucial juncture. To close the budgetary shortfall, Mr. Trump has … Read more

Most Aggressive Move Against Tech Giants in Decades

Here’s what you need to know: The Justice Department accused Google of building an illegal monopoly over central parts of the internet.Credit…John Taggart for The New York Times The Justice Department accused Google of maintaining an illegal monopoly over search and search advertising, in the government’s most significant legal challenge to a tech company’s market … Read more

Behind in Polls, Republicans See a Silver Lining in Voter Registrations

With President Trump trailing in public polls in nearly every major battleground state, Republicans are pointing to what they see as more promising data: Updated voter registration tallies show that Republicans have narrowed the gap with Democrats in three critical states. As the presidential campaign heads into its final weeks, Republicans hope that gains in … Read more

U.S. Virus Cases Climb Toward a Third Peak

The number of new coronavirus cases in the United States is surging once again after growth slowed in late summer. While the geography of the pandemic is now shifting to the Midwest and to more rural areas, cases are trending upward in most states, many of which are setting weekly records for new cases. The … Read more

Senators Expected to Shift Gears as Barrett Hearings Enter Day 3

Here’s what you need to know: “This hearing, to me, is an opportunity to not punch through a glass ceiling, but a reinforced concrete barrier around conservative women,” said Senator Lindsey Graham.Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina and the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, opened Wednesday’s hearing by proclaiming … Read more

Senators Question Barrett on Her Views and Qualifications

Here’s what you need to know: Judge Amy Coney Barrett arriving in the Capitol on Tuesday.Credit…Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times As questioning got underway, Judge Barrett described her judicial philosophy, calling herself a strict textualist and originalist in the tradition of her mentor, the late Justice Antonin Scalia. “In English, that means I … Read more