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News : Politics

Coronavirus consumes Trump’s presidency — and Biden’s plan to take him on this spring

Sunday  06:10,   05 april 2020

The 2020 election is now likely to turn on Trump’s handling of the crisis. And some analysts say Biden could benefit from the disproportionate focus on Trump. “If ever there were a year when you might benefit from being invisible, it’s this one,”... >>>

Some top Sanders advisers urge him to consider withdrawing

Sunday  05:56,   05 april 2020

A small group of Bernie Sanders’s top aides and allies, including his campaign manager, are urging him to consider leaving the presidential race.A small group of Bernie Sanders’s top aides and allies — including his campaign manager and his longtime >>>

John Brennan, under scrutiny by top prosecutor, highlights Trump's 'lawlessness' after firing watchdog

Sunday  04:55,   05 april 2020

Former CIA Director John Brennan protested President Trump's "lawlessness" in his first public missive since it was reported U.S. Attorney John Durham is increasingly focused on the Obama-era spymaster. © Provided by Washington Examiner With the >>>

AOC Calls U.S. 'Brutal Society' in Video Mixing Margarita, Critics Blast

Sunday  03:56,   05 april 2020

Conservative critics of the New York congresswoman brushed off her criticisms of the federal government's coronavirus response, noting instead she made a margarita while urging Americans to push fellow lawmakers into action.New York... >>>

It's the coronavirus, stupid

Sunday  03:55,   05 april 2020

From the presidential contest to local issue campaigns, political ads are shifting to speak to the new issue that matters above all others: the coronavirus pandemic.Donald Trump officially filed paperwork for his re-election campaign on the day of... >>>

Early on, Cheney and Cotton warned about the coronavirus. They still face pushback in the GOP.

Sunday  03:55,   05 april 2020

The two conservatives make no apologies for calling it the “China virus” and are careful not to rebuke Trump. But they call the clamor to reopen businesses while the nation is in the grip of the pandemic misguided.Frustrated by... >>>

Campaigning during coronavirus: Candidates look for new ways to connect

Sunday  02:56,   05 april 2020

Down-ballot candidates face unprecedented challenges campaigning with coronavirus.As COVID-19 paralyzes the nation, candidates across the country are facing unprecedented challenges with campaigning in a monumental election year. While traditional... >>>

'A searing time for whistleblowers': Ousted intel watchdog wrote private letter to Schumer

Sunday  02:00,   05 april 2020

Michael Atkinson took a thinly veiled swipe at those who had failed to defend the intelligence official who first reported concerns about Donald Trump’s conversation with the president of Ukraine last summer. “As you know, the past six months have... >>>

'He shouldn't be talking that way in a letter': Trump says he agrees with Navy Capt. Crozier's firing

Sunday  01:15,   05 april 2020

President Trump said he did not make the decision to fire Navy Capt. Brett Crozier, but he disagreed with Crozier's actions: "He shouldn't be talking that way in a letter."Trump said he did not make the decision to fire Crozier, but he... >>>

Trump defends decision to fire Ukraine watchdog Michael Atkinson, despite bipartisan concerns

Sunday  01:05,   05 april 2020

Trump notified Congress Friday that he fired the inspector general who informed Congress about a whistleblower complaint about over his Ukraine call.The president notified Congress on Friday that he fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general who... >>>

Trump Says Second Virus Panel With Economic Focus ‘Good Idea’

Sunday  00:26,   05 april 2020

President Donald Trump said the notion of creating a second White House coronavirus task force to examine how best to reopen the country’s economy was a “good idea.” require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>

‘There will be death’: Trump warns of ‘toughest week’ ahead

Sunday  00:05,   05 april 2020

The president told the country to brace for the coming apex of the coronavirus outbreak.A New York City Parks Department worker removes a basketball hoop April 3 to discourage people from playing together in a closed public park during the outbreak... >>>

Seeking coronavirus relief, investment firm with ties to Kushner emails Kushner, Trump admin

Saturday  23:45,   04 april 2020

Apollo Global Management emailed Jared Kushner and other Trump admin officials about relaxing rules on a $100 billion loan program.A New York City Parks Department worker removes a basketball hoop April 3 to discourage people from playing together... >>>

Burr says intelligence watchdog should be 'independent' after inspector general firing

Saturday  23:25,   04 april 2020

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said the intelligence community inspector general should be allowed to work free of any “pressure” after President Trump fired its top watchdog in what critics say was an act of political retaliation. © Bonnie Cash Burr... >>>

Trump pick for coronavirus recovery watchdog is not independent enough: Democrats

Saturday  23:15,   04 april 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump's pick for the new watchdog overseeing $2.3 trillion in coronavirus-related fiscal spending is not independent enough to do the job, congressional Democrats said on Saturday. The White House said late on Friday Trump... >>>