COVID-19 has altered the world as we have known it. There are more questions than answers. Among the most important questions is, how will it influence the November election? Other questions include: Can the parties hold their conventions? How will campaigns be affected? Will the economy rebound or are we in for a major downturn? How will Congress respond to this crisis? What will our relationship be with the global community? We try to make sense of it all by providing a forum for discussion of news focusing on Washington and beyond, empowering OLLI members to understand different perspectives on the federal government and other areas of national concern. During this session we will focus on current news stories selected by the class. This is a fast-paced study group. Students are expected to be (or become) keen observers of national news through many different sources. Reading assignments and topics will be distributed by email. Differing points of view are respectfully welcomed.