Jonathan Tamari covers national politics and policy from Washington D.C., including lawmakers and issues tied to Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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Despite coronavirus, Wisconsin is holding an election Tuesday. It could hold lessons for Pa. and N.J.

The statewide vote Tuesday is expected to provide a test of what works and what doesn't as voters try to cast ballots amid a deadly virus and social distancing.

Pennsylvania asked FEMA for nearly 500,000 N95 masks. It’s still 380,000 short.

Meanwhile, the state is on track to receive more face shields than it asked for, illustrating complaints that the federal response to the coronavirus has been scattershot and disorganized.

Democrats are delaying the July 2020 Milwaukee convention for a month because of coronavirus

Philadelphia’s organizers looked back on the process of putting together a convention here and the logistical challenges of putting on a convention -- or relocating one -- in uncertain times.

When will I get my coronavirus check? Probably mid-April, but some might have to wait until September

The process of mailing stimulus checks could take up to 20 weeks, potentially pushing back relief for some taxpayers into the fall.

Trump has a coronavirus polling bounce. How meaningful is it?

Polling experts say even a small upward movement for President Trump's poll numbers is meaningful, but they add significant caveats.

Glen Mills Schools will be turned into a medical treatment site to ease the coronavirus crush

The Delaware County campus, shuttered after an Inquirer investigation exposed a pattern of abuse, could host non-critical patients and free up space at sites swamped by coronavirus cases.

With campaigns on hold and Trump at the forefront, how does Joe Biden stay relevant?

Instead of delivering victory speeches and sealing the Democratic nomination, Biden has been largely sidelined as President Donald Trump and high-profile governors become the faces of the coronavirus response.

What the economic stimulus bill could mean for Pa. and N.J.

Lawmakers and aides were still scrambling to pin down exactly what was included against a backdrop of a spiraling national crisis that has killed hundreds and crippled the economy.

What’s in the coronavirus stimulus bill? Individual checks, billions for small businesses, and more.

Help could soon be on its way to individuals, businesses, and local governments impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

Pat Toomey wants to spend more and Bob Casey is swearing as coronavirus turns Washington upside down

Sen. Pat Toomey, a fiscally conservative Republican, criticized the rescue packages approved amid the 2008 financial crash, but says the coronavirus is a very different crisis demanding a different response.