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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
In The News
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

Trump Suspends All Travel From Europe to US Over ‘Horrible’ Coronavirus Pandemic
Health
Trump Suspends All Travel From Europe to US Over ‘Horrible’ Coronavirus Pandemic

President Donald Trump took the extraordinary step Wednesday of announcing a suspension of all travel from Europe to the U.S. in an effort to contain the coronavirus, calling the fast-spreading respiratory illness a “horrible” pandemic that requires an “aggressive” response.... Read More

NBA Suspends Season Until Further Notice, Over Coronavirus
Sports
NBA Suspends Season Until Further Notice, Over Coronavirus

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice" after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league's owners were leaning toward playing... Read More

Congress Skeptical of Trump’s Payroll Tax Cut as Bipartisan Talks Begin to Address Coronavirus
Economy
Congress Skeptical of Trump’s Payroll Tax Cut as Bipartisan Talks Begin to Address Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — One of President Donald Trump’s key proposals to confront the economic fallout of the novel coronavirus — a payroll tax cut — got mixed reviews from Senate Republicans on Tuesday during a Capitol Hill strategy-planning lunch that ended... Read More

US States Race to Contain Coronavirus as Cases Exceed 1,000
Health
US States Race to Contain Coronavirus as Cases Exceed 1,000

As coronavirus cases crop up across the United States, some governors and other leaders are scrambling to slow its spread, banning large public gatherings, enforcing quarantines and calling National Guard troops. With new deaths reported and the number of confirmed... Read More

Pelosi Tells House Democrats to Keep Working Despite Coronavirus
Congress
Pelosi Tells House Democrats to Keep Working Despite Coronavirus
2020-03-10 20:45:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON —Speaker Nancy Pelosi told attendees at the House Democratic caucus meeting Tuesday morning that they should stay at work as "captains of the ship" this week as Capitol Hill scrambles to respond to the coronavirus. Among the items under... Read More

Trump Virus Adviser Is a Rarity in White House Ruled By Loyalty
Health
Trump Virus Adviser Is a Rarity in White House Ruled By Loyalty

WASHINGTON — Deborah Birx was visiting South Africa in her role as the State Department’s global ambassador for AIDS prevention and treatment when she got an urgent call from Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to fly home to Washington immediately.... Read More

Tentacles of Olympic Cancellation Would Reach Around Globe
Sports
Tentacles of Olympic Cancellation Would Reach Around Globe

TOKYO (AP) — The tentacles of canceling the Tokyo Olympics — or postponing or staging it in empty venues — would reach into every corner of the globe, much like the spreading virus that now imperils the opening ceremony on... Read More

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