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White House, Congress Agree on $2 Trillion Virus Rescue Bill
Political News
White House, Congress Agree on $2 Trillion Virus Rescue Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. The urgently... Read More

Deal Reached on $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Bill — Largest by far in US History
Congress
Deal Reached on $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Bill — Largest by far in US History

WASHINGTON — After haggling for days over the final details, Senate Democrats and the White House agreed Tuesday to a nearly $2 trillion stimulus package to combat the economic fallout of the coronavirus outbreak, including direct payments to most Americans... Read More

Blue Dogs Call for End to Partisan Games With Economic Rescue Legislation
Congress
Blue Dogs Call for End to Partisan Games With Economic Rescue Legislation
2020-03-24 23:18:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - With the latest economic stimulus bill stalled on Capitol Hill since Sunday, both the Blue Dogs and New Democrat coalitions in the House are calling for an end to the partisanship that is preventing the roughly $2 trillion... Read More

Trump-Appointed Judge Playing Defense on Presidential Powers
Courts
Trump-Appointed Judge Playing Defense on Presidential Powers

WASHINGTON — Democrats saw warning signs long before President Donald Trump nominated Neomi Rao to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. At the time, she was a White House lawyer who zealously defended Trump’s agenda.... Read More

Biden Holds Sizable Edge Over Trump in Swing Counties, Poll Finds
2020 Elections
Biden Holds Sizable Edge Over Trump in Swing Counties, Poll Finds

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden has a substantial lead over President Donald Trump in 300 of the crucial so-called swing counties that could determine the November election, a new poll released Tuesday showed. The poll was taken last week as Americans... Read More

With Medical Safety Gear Scarce, the Public Is Stepping Up. Here’s Help on Ways to Help
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With Medical Safety Gear Scarce, the Public Is Stepping Up. Here’s Help on Ways to Help

Increasingly desperate pleas from health care workers and public authorities for donations of face masks and other protective gear are an unsettling sign of just how unprepared American hospitals are for the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Alison Cooke, assistant chief of... Read More

Bloomberg Transfers $18 Million to DNC, Dems In Battleground States
2020 Elections
Bloomberg Transfers $18 Million to DNC, Dems In Battleground States
2020-03-24 19:27:38
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has abandoned plans to form a new super PAC dedicated to defeating President Donald Trump and is instead donating $18 million to the Democratic National Committee to achieve the same ends.... Read More

Senate Partisanship Boils Over as Stimulus Talks Stall
Political News
Senate Partisanship Boils Over as Stimulus Talks Stall

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans and Democrats grew visibly angry and emotional on the Senate floor Monday as negotiations over a financial rescue package appeared to stall, even as Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., said he and Treasury Secretary... Read More

Calls for Remote Voting Amid Coronavirus Pick Up Support
Congress
Calls for Remote Voting Amid Coronavirus Pick Up Support

WASHINGTON — Bipartisan efforts to encourage the Senate to adopt procedures for remote voting are gaining steam, with at least two more Republicans speaking out for the need to make operational changes in the face of the coronavirus crisis and... Read More

Frustrated by Economic Damage, Trump Says He May Ease Restrictions
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Frustrated by Economic Damage, Trump Says He May Ease Restrictions

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, desperate to turn around the cratering economy, indicated Monday that he is likely to ease within weeks extreme restrictions on commerce that were intended to stem the deadly coronavirus pandemic, resisting advice from public health... Read More

Fed Unleashes Unprecedented Measures to Shore Up Reeling Economy
Economy
Fed Unleashes Unprecedented Measures to Shore Up Reeling Economy

The Federal Reserve, racing again to contain mounting economic and financial-market fallout from the coronavirus, unveiled a sweeping series of measures that pushed the 106-year old central bank deeper into uncharted territory. In a surprise announcement Monday before markets opened... Read More

Pa. Supreme Court Denies Gun Advocates’ Challenge to Coronavirus Clampdown
State News
Pa. Supreme Court Denies Gun Advocates’ Challenge to Coronavirus Clampdown

PHILADELPHIA — A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court dismissed a group of gun rights advocates’ legal challenge to Gov. Tom Wolf’s statewide order closing all non-“life-sustaining” businesses, clearing the way for enforcement of the mandate to begin. In an order issued... Read More

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