Benjamin Swasey Ben Swasey is a deputy editor on the Washington Desk, covering the 2020 presidential campaign through the inauguration. A Massachusetts native, Swasey was previously a political editor and digital manager at WBUR in Boston. Politics And Football Mix Again, As Trump Cheers Return Of Big Ten Play By Benjamin Swasey • Sep 16, 2020 Football and the presidential campaign have intersected yet again. President Trump on Wednesday cheered the Big Ten Conference's decision to resume its college football season in late October. Sen. Rand Paul Has Tested Positive For The Coronavirus By Benjamin Swasey • Mar 23, 2020 Updated at 5:53 p.m. ET Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has become the first senator to test positive for the coronavirus. His staff says he is asymptomatic. In a statement released on Sunday, Paul's deputy chief of staff, Sergio Gor, wrote: Biden, Sanders Remarks Show How The Coronavirus Has Upended The Campaign By Benjamin Swasey • Mar 18, 2020 For the third straight primary Tuesday, Joe Biden emerged as the winner. But the country is in a vastly different state than it was just a few weeks ago, and as a result, the former vice president's victory address on Tuesday night was hardly celebratory. "Tackling this pandemic is a national emergency akin to fighting a war," the Democratic front-runner said in prepared remarks from his home in Wilmington, Del.