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News : Politics

Infrastructure often embraced by both parties, to no avail

Thursday  08:06,   02 april 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants to spend $2 trillion on infrastructure projects to create jobs and help the collapsing economy rebuild from the coronavirus' stunning blows. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says that seems about right.... >>>

Rep. Ilhan Omar calls Trump’s coronavirus press conferences a ‘train wreck’

Thursday  07:30,   02 april 2020

Rep. Ilhan Omar is not a fan of the coronavirus press conferences at the White House. The freshman rep from Minnesota became the latest Democrat to criticize the briefing as rambling and self-promotional. MSNBC and CNN did not run the press... >>>

Trump suggests wearing a scarf against coronavirus. The CDC isn’t so sure.

Thursday  06:06,   02 april 2020

“And I think in a certain way, depending on the fabric, I think in a certain way, a scarf is better, it’s actually better,” the president said Wednesday.(Pictured) The marquee for the Iowa Theater, closed in response to the coronavirus outbreak, is... >>>

The Many Times It’s Been ‘Infrastructure Week’ in Washington

Thursday  05:50,   02 april 2020

WASHINGTON — From the moment President Trump made his 2016 campaign pledge to start a $1 trillion effort to rebuild the United States’ roads and bridges, infrastructure has become a constant motif of his presidency: his unfulfilled boasts about... >>>

The Many Times It’s Been ‘Infrastructure Week’ in Washington

Thursday  05:50,   02 april 2020

WASHINGTON — From the moment President Trump made his 2016 campaign pledge to start a $1 trillion effort to rebuild the United States’ roads and bridges, infrastructure has become a constant motif of his presidency: his unfulfilled boasts about... >>>

A national lockdown to stop coronavirus? Trump is 'thinking about doing that'

Thursday  04:51,   02 april 2020

President Trump shied away Wednesday from issuing domestic travel restrictions or a national lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic that, in a best-case scenario, is expected to kill between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans. Asked at a >>>

Amid virus outbreak, Secret Service signed contract to rent golf carts at home of Trump club

Thursday  04:15,   02 april 2020

The contract does not mention President Trump but mirrors past agreements involving agents protecting him on golf outings.The contract was signed Monday and took effect Wednesday, records show. The Secret Service paid a West Virginia-registered... >>>

Trump praises Pence for skillfully dodging reporter's question

Thursday  03:55,   02 april 2020

President Trump praised Vice President Mike Pence for dodging a reporter's question.President Trump praised Vice President Mike Pence for dodging a reporter's... >>>

Trump’s Friend He Says Has Coronavirus Is a New York Developer

Thursday  03:53,   02 april 2020

For another time on Wednesday, President Trump somberly described a personal connection to the coronavirus as he discussed the effects of the pandemic at his daily briefing with his virus task force. Sometimes he has referred to a friend who has the >>>

Behind the scenes, Kushner takes charge of coronavirus response

Thursday  03:50,   02 april 2020

Trump’s son-in-law sets up shop at FEMA as his portfolio balloons to include manufacturing, supplies and long-term planning.(Pictured) The marquee for the Iowa Theater, closed in response to the coronavirus outbreak, is seen on John Wayne Drive on... >>>

Loeffler’s Wealth Becomes a Risk as Rivals Charge She Profited on the Coronavirus

Thursday  03:25,   02 april 2020

WASHINGTON — When Georgia’s governor picked Kelly Loeffler, a little-known Atlanta businesswoman, to fill the state’s vacant Senate seat late last year, her vast personal wealth and ability to fund her own campaign were top selling points for... >>>

Trump says he's open to speaking to Biden about coronavirus

Thursday  03:13,   02 april 2020

President Trump on Wednesday said he would "absolutely" take a call from former vice president and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to discuss the response to the coronavirus. "Oh absolutely. I'd love to speak to him," Trump >>>

Fauci: Improved testing and tracing can help reopen country

Thursday  03:11,   02 april 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday that improved coronavirus testing and tracing of infected people's contacts will help the country eventually be able to ease up on measures such as stay-at-home orders. Fauci, a top official at the National... >>>

Pelosi should ‘stand down’ on passing another rescue bill, McConnell says

Thursday  03:07,   02 april 2020

The Senate majority leader, in an interview, said talk of a fourth emergency aid package in response to the coronavirus pandemic was “premature.” The House speaker said, “The victims of the coronavirus pandemic cannot wait.”The world is battling the >>>

Biden and other Democrats blast Trump's health care rejection amid coronavirus

Thursday  02:50,   02 april 2020

The Trump administration’s decision to not open a special enrollment period for the health care marketplace because of the coronavirus pandemic has garnered strong criticism from the Democratic Party. A White House official told POLITICO that the... >>>