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Trump Harnesses Wartime Powers and Signs Coronavirus Legislation
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Trump Harnesses Wartime Powers and Signs Coronavirus Legislation

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday invoked wartime powers that could boost the manufacturing of medical equipment used to fight the coronavirus pandemic, as hospitals braced for a nationwide explosion of infections and Congress rushed to pass emergency legislation... Read More

Pandemic Ignites Interest in Remote Voting by Congress; McConnell, Pelosi Say No
Congress
Pandemic Ignites Interest in Remote Voting by Congress; McConnell, Pelosi Say No

WASHINGTON — Senators on both sides of the aisle said this week that the chamber is exploring the possibility of voting remotely on a third legislative package responding to the coronavirus pandemic, a move that would upend tradition and require... Read More

Coronavirus Pushes Hospitals to Share Information About Stocks of Protective Gear
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Coronavirus Pushes Hospitals to Share Information About Stocks of Protective Gear

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Masks, gloves and other equipment are crucial as health care workers face the COVID-19 outbreak. There is a strategic national stockpile that the U.S. government controls — but no one knows what, beyond that stockpile, is available... Read More

Reporters Get New Guidelines as Capitol Hill Coronavirus Cases Grow
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Reporters Get New Guidelines as Capitol Hill Coronavirus Cases Grow

WASHINGTON — Capitol Hill’s exposure to the coronavirus is growing, and reporters were asked to do their part as measures to combat the virus that causes COVID-19 escalated significantly around the Capitol on Monday. At least three current and one... Read More

Federal Agencies Remain Open in DC, OMB Urges ‘Maximum Telework Flexibilities'
Health
Federal Agencies Remain Open in DC, OMB Urges ‘Maximum Telework Flexibilities'
2020-03-16 16:10:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Office of Management and Budget on Sunday asked federal agencies in and around the nation's capitol to offer telework to all eligible employees, the latest in the government's evolving steps to deal with the coronavirus. In a... Read More

Fauci Says Americans Must Be Prepared to Hunker Down More
Health
Fauci Says Americans Must Be Prepared to Hunker Down More

WASHINGTON — Americans must be ready for more drastic steps to slow the march of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday. “Americans should be prepared that they are going to have to hunker down significantly... Read More

CDC Says US Gatherings of Over 50 People Should Be Put Off
Health
CDC Says US Gatherings of Over 50 People Should Be Put Off

WASHINGTON — In the most extreme effort yet to slow the march of coronavirus in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that events of 50 people or more not be held for about two months. For... Read More

House Strikes Deal With White House, Passes Sweeping Coronavirus Relief Package
Economy
House Strikes Deal With White House, Passes Sweeping Coronavirus Relief Package
2020-03-16 13:15:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House passed an emergency spending package in overwhelmingly bipartisan fashion Saturday morning, just hours after reaching an agreement with the White House on the next steps in addressing the unfolding coronavirus outbreak. The vote on the 110-page... Read More

Trump’s Stock Market Now Worst Since Double-Recession George W. Bush
Wall Street
Trump’s Stock Market Now Worst Since Double-Recession George W. Bush

WASHINGTON — The return on stocks since Donald Trump’s presidential election win in 2016 has slumped to 24% thanks to the historic rout the past three weeks, undercutting what had been a better-than-average gain for American leaders over the past... Read More

Coronavirus Response Puts Administration Weaknesses Under Spotlight
Political News
Coronavirus Response Puts Administration Weaknesses Under Spotlight

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s inattention to detail, distaste for experts, need for validation and belief that he can create his own set of alternative facts have been hallmarks of his political rise. But after three years in which daily... Read More

McConnell Cancels Next Week's Recess to Address Coronavirus Legislation
Congress
McConnell Cancels Next Week's Recess to Address Coronavirus Legislation
2020-03-12 18:58:38
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell canceled the Senate's planned recess next week in order to continue working on legislation to address the economic implications of the coronavirus outbreak. "Notwithstanding the scheduled state work period, the Senate will be... Read More

Washington State to Restrict Gatherings of More Than 250 People
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Washington State to Restrict Gatherings of More Than 250 People

OLYMPIA, Wash. – In the most drastic move yet to try to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is expected Wednesday to restrict gatherings of more than 250 people in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties,... Read More

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