The president’s aggressive tactics against protesters have already damaged the reputation of government agencies.
Peter NicholasTom Ridge, 1st homeland security secretary, on Trump's actions in Portland: "I would say to this president that it’s totally unacceptable to send in these federal agents unilaterally."
The 'Gone With the Wind' film legend, who died at age 104, went up against a broken studio system—and helped change the industry forever.
Peter NicholasOlivia de Havilland, who died at age 104, was a glamorous and accomplished movie star. Yet her enduring legacy is how she helped destroy the indentured servitude that was the Hollywood studio contract system of the 1930s and ’40s, Todd S. Purdum writes.
Some of the president’s opponents fear that he’ll refuse to leave the White House if he loses the election. Here’s why.
Peter NicholasRe-upping our piece on whether Trump would accept defeat and transfer power peacefully, in light of his telling Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday he'd have to wait and see how the election turns out. "... I will tell you at the time," Trump said.
Peter NicholasIn light of the president's tweet this morning floating an election delay, it's worth noting that, under the Constitution, his term ends on Jan. 20th. Re-upping our story.
The nation’s top public-health expert tells The Atlantic that he isn’t going anywhere, despite the Trump administration’s newest attempts to undercut him.
Peter NicholasIn his private meeting with White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, Anthony Fauci didn't get an apology over the WH's release of the oppo-style attack on him. Meadows told Fauci he hadn't known about it.
Peter NicholasDespite the White House attacks, Dr. Fauci tells us he will not resign. He believes he's doing important work combating the virus and is not about to stop.
He’s made the presidency about himself, and now the same is true for down-ballot races.
Peter NicholasFormer GOP NH Sen Judd Gregg: "In almost all these states where Republicans are at risk, the election turns on, primarily, independent women voters. But they are very frustrated and antagonized by the president’s character. And so they’re in play.”
Peter NicholasAla. Sen. Doug Jones, on Trump's musings about injecting disinfectant: "I’ve got moms and dads out there who all of a sudden are covering their children’s ears because they teach them to stay away from things like that!”
Peter NicholasSen. Republican aide: "If Trump goes down and goes down big, that means you lose a lot of congressional seats and Senate races. But if you had Biden elected and a Republican Senate, I’m not sure you’d have a lot of complaints."
President Trump’s targets have been Democratic leaders. But the outbreak isn’t going to stay confined to Democratic states.
Peter NicholasA White House aide tells me: “We have a really productive call with Governor X, who is incredibly complimentary, and then he goes out and does a press conference and kicks the shit out of us."
Peter Nicholas“We’re trying to act as if we’re interacting with a normal president, or at least a normal Republican president," an aide in Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's administration told me, of dealings with Pres. Trump.
The scale of death and economic damage that the coronavirus is bringing to the U.S. could have been avoided—if only we had started testing for the virus sooner.
Peter NicholasHow many people are sick with the coronavirus in the United States, and when did they get sick? We don’t know. @alexismadrigal and @yayitsrob report on the failure of coronavirus testing, and how it happened