Live, From Cleveland! Late-Night Comics Stake Their Turf at Conventions

Late-night TV satirists are setting up shop in Cleveland and Philadelphia at the G.O.P. and Democratic conventions.

Sparkling and Blighted, Convention Cities Spotlight Ignored Urban Issues

Cleveland and Philadelphia, with areas of gleaming renewal and others of crushing poverty, illustrate the plight of America’s cities, little discussed in the campaign.

A More Personal Hillary Clinton Tries to Erase a Trust Deficit

Mrs. Clinton has slowly owned up to the trustworthiness problem. But it will take more than acknowledgment to fix the issue.

Email Issue Only Hardens Political Views in Philadelphia Suburbs

While a parade of Republicans said this week they could not vote for Donald J. Trump, many also said the same about Hillary Clinton after the F.B.I.’s rebuke.

Philadelphia Rail Traffic Disrupted by Cracks in New Trains

Transit officials found cracks in more than a hundred new rail cars, pulling them out of service only weeks before the Democratic National Convention.

Will Dominant Images of Conventions Be of Unity or Protest?

Cleveland and Philadelphia are preparing for the possibility that anger may spill into the streets during the Republican and Democratic conventions.