2020 Elections

Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic, Joe Biden Leads Donald Trump by 6 Points in New Presidential Poll
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Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic, Joe Biden Leads Donald Trump by 6 Points in New Presidential Poll

Though the 2020 presidential race has left the forefront of the news cycle due to the growing international concern about the coronavirus, a lack of visibility does not appear to have hurt the campaign of Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden. A... Read More

Federal Judge Won't Postpone Wisconsin Primary, But Expands Voting
2020 Elections
Federal Judge Won't Postpone Wisconsin Primary, But Expands Voting
2020-04-03 13:34:35
by Dan McCue

A federal judge on Thursday refused to push back the date of Wisconsin's April 7 presidential primary despite concerns about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. U.S. District Judge William Conley's ruling came after listening to arguments Wednesday over whether the primary... Read More

States Get Fraction of Requested Supplies From Strategic Stockpile
State News
States Get Fraction of Requested Supplies From Strategic Stockpile

WASHINGTON — Since the novel coronavirus was first detected in the District of Columbia about a month ago, the city has requested more than 1 million N95 masks from the national stockpile. The number of these masks the city has received: 5,520. ... Read More

White House Ended Pandemic Early-Warning Program to Detect Coronaviruses
Health
White House Ended Pandemic Early-Warning Program to Detect Coronaviruses

Two months before the novel coronavirus probably began spreading in Wuhan, China, the Trump administration ended a $200 million pandemic early-warning program aimed at training scientists in China and other countries to detect and respond to such a threat. The... Read More

Boost the Schmooze? Trump Wants Tax Dining Deduction Back
Business
Boost the Schmooze? Trump Wants Tax Dining Deduction Back

WASHINGTON (AP) — It may be an odd gesture at a time of social distancing, but President Donald Trump is leaning into his plea to Congress to restore full tax benefits prized by business for fine dining and schmoozing. Trump... Read More

Democrats Delay Nominating Convention Until Week of Aug. 17
In The News
Democrats Delay Nominating Convention Until Week of Aug. 17
2020-04-02 18:58:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee announced Thursday that it will delay its presidential nominating convention until the week of Aug. 17, citing the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and how long it will last. “In our current climate of... Read More

Bipartisan House Panel to Provide Oversight on Federal Coronavirus Response
Congress
Bipartisan House Panel to Provide Oversight on Federal Coronavirus Response
2020-04-02 18:11:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the formation of a bipartisan select committee to oversee the allocation of trillions of dollars in approved funding to address the coronavirus crisis and ensure taxpayers dollars are "spent carefully and effectively." Pelosi... Read More

Pro-Trump Super PAC Targets Biden in First Round of Swing State Ads
2020 Elections
Pro-Trump Super PAC Targets Biden in First Round of Swing State Ads

WASHINGTON — Even with the country largely at a standstill amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic, election year politics are intensifying as the general election matchup has come into clearer focus. The main super PAC backing President Donald Trump’s reelection bid... Read More

Veterans Groups Ask That Members Be Allowed to Join COVID-19 Fight
Veterans
Veterans Groups Ask That Members Be Allowed to Join COVID-19 Fight
2020-04-02 17:24:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A pair of veterans service organizations are calling on Congress and the National Governors Association to re-examine the nation's current medical credentialing system to allow veterans with medical experience to join in the fight against COVID-19. Both the... Read More

Jobless Claims Reach New Record High As 6.6 Million File for Assistance
Economy
Jobless Claims Reach New Record High As 6.6 Million File for Assistance
2020-04-02 17:17:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - More than 6.6 million Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits last week, shattering the record number for the second week in a row, the Labor Department announced Thursday. Last week, 3.3 million people filed jobless claims, meaning... Read More

Coronavirus Recession Now Expected to be Deeper and Longer
Economy
Coronavirus Recession Now Expected to be Deeper and Longer

WASHINGTON — As projections of the coronavirus death toll soar, forecasts for the ensuing economic carnage have also quickly turned much darker – both for the depth and duration of the damage. Where only days ago, economists were following President... Read More

Wall Street Donors Forgo Political Contributions During Pandemic
Campaign Finance
Wall Street Donors Forgo Political Contributions During Pandemic

WASHINGTON — Big donors to U.S. presidential campaigns are feeling the economic pinch from the coronavirus pandemic and holding on to their money just when the candidates — especially Democratic front-runner Joe Biden — need it most. With stocks falling,... Read More

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