House Passes $2.2 Trillion Economic Stimulus Package, Trump Quickly Signs It
Congress
House Passes $2.2 Trillion Economic Stimulus Package, Trump Quickly Signs It
2020-03-27 20:05:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package in what had to be record time on Friday, speedily sending the bill on to the White House for the president's signature. “This will deliver urgently... Read More

Trump Brags About China Travel Ban; Health Experts Say It’s Had Little Effect
In The News
Trump Brags About China Travel Ban; Health Experts Say It’s Had Little Effect

WASHINGTON — Confronted with criticism about the lagging federal response to the coronavirus crisis, President Donald Trump often boasts about his Jan. 31 decision to restrict travel from China, where the outbreak began, claiming he saved thousands of American lives.... Read More

Trump Campaign Threatens TV Stations Airing Ads Criticizing President’s Coronavirus Actions
Media
Trump Campaign Threatens TV Stations Airing Ads Criticizing President’s Coronavirus Actions

WASHINGTON — The Trump reelection campaign told TV stations they could lose their operating licenses for airing an ad criticizing the president’s actions in the coronavirus crisis — a challenge that may be more bluster than actual threat. President Donald... Read More

Trump’s Refusal to Use Wartime Powers to Direct Scarce Medical Supplies Has Left States Fighting It Out
Health
Trump’s Refusal to Use Wartime Powers to Direct Scarce Medical Supplies Has Left States Fighting It Out

WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump invoked emergency war powers last week to fight the coronavirus outbreak, many were hopeful that the federal government would take charge in addressing the nation’s dire shortage of ventilators, protective masks and other critical... Read More

Trump Wants Country ‘Opened Up,’ Prompting Blowback from Governors
Economy
Trump Wants Country ‘Opened Up,’ Prompting Blowback from Governors

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and some of the nation’s most prominent governors plunged into heated debate Tuesday over how much death they’re willing to risk in order to get the economy running again during the coronavirus pandemic. Public health... Read More

Free Speech Lawsuit Against Trump Gets Go-Ahead from Judge
Litigation
Free Speech Lawsuit Against Trump Gets Go-Ahead from Judge

Free speech advocates can move forward with a lawsuit alleging U.S. President Donald Trump violated the Constitution by threatening journalists and news organizations who have criticized his administration. U.S. District Judge Lorna Schofield on Tuesday denied Trump’s request to throw... Read More

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

Lawsuit Against Trump Delayed While Similar Dispute Pending
Law
Lawsuit Against Trump Delayed While Similar Dispute Pending
2020-03-23 19:15:32
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - A federal judge put a lawsuit by Congress against President Donald Trump on hold Friday until other legal action against the White House is resolved. The lawsuit filed by congressional Democrats seeks six years of Trump’s federal tax... Read More

Trump Weighs Easing Stay-at-Home Advice to Curb Economic Rout
Political News
Trump Weighs Easing Stay-at-Home Advice to Curb Economic Rout

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump began talking privately late last week about reopening the nation, despite the swiftly rising number of coronavirus cases and against the advice of health professionals, because he’s worried about the economic damage from an extended... Read More

Trump Touts Unproven Coronavirus Remedies
Health
Trump Touts Unproven Coronavirus Remedies

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, facing a national outcry over the lack of available coronavirus testing and an imminent spike in positive cases, tried to inject some optimism into the situation Thursday, suggesting that two existing drugs may be effective... Read More

Murphy, Cunningham Urge Leadership to Suspend Tariffs During Coronavirus Crisis
Economy
Murphy, Cunningham Urge Leadership to Suspend Tariffs During Coronavirus Crisis
2020-03-19 14:48:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Reps. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., have written a letter to the Congressional leadership, urging them to temporarily suspend tariffs imposed by the White House as part of Congress’ upcoming coronavirus response bill. Both Murphy, a... Read More

Trump Harnesses Wartime Powers and Signs Coronavirus Legislation
Political News
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

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