Latest from David Nakamura
Four years ago, Obama argued his administration’s accomplishments were tied to the outcome. That’s true again as the 44th president ramps up his advocacy in the 2020 campaign’s final days.
  • Oct 23, 2020
At a drive-in rally for Joe Biden in Pennsylvania, Obama denounced his successor’s handling of the coronavirus crisis and said he was unable to even “protect himself” from covid-19.
  • Oct 21, 2020
The president has disregarded the pandemic dangers to stage large rallies as a show of strength and an ego boost after months of campaign stumbles.
  • Oct 18, 2020
The president has not met individually with the infectious-disease specialist in more than a month, aides said, keeping tabs mostly by watching his appearances on cable news shows.
  • Oct 13, 2020
Aides say the president is standing up to Beijing. But critics warn he’s created a dangerously tense relationship born out of a chaotic and undisciplined style that has defined many aspects of his presidency.
  • Oct 11, 2020
Detractors say the president has projected dangerous propaganda in service of fostering and maintaining a cult-of-personality sway over his supporters.
  • Oct 10, 2020
  • Podcast
Recent events raised questions about what happens if a president can’t consent to transfer power. Reporter David Nakamura discusses practices around the president's health and safety and law professor Brian Kalt explains how the 25th Amendment works.
  • Oct 8, 2020
Their presence sent yet another message to the public that the president is unchastened by illness.
  • Oct 7, 2020
The 25th Amendment to the Constitution says the vice president would assume full authority if the president dies or is unable to perform his duties, but it is unclear as to what constitutes incapacitated.
  • Oct 3, 2020
The ceremony for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee was held in conflict with a D.C. government ban on gatherings of more than 50 people.
  • Oct 3, 2020