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News : Politics

Biden will, Trump won't: Politicians face coronavirus mask challenge

Thursday  07:51,   09 april 2020

To wear a mask or to not wear a mask? Joe Biden and President Trump are having conflicting reactions to new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance that members of the public should wear a face covering to protect against the... >>>

Republican, Democratic senators press Trump for more on IG firing

Thursday  07:10,   09 april 2020

The senators want a written explanation for the removal of the intelligence community inspector general who flagged the Ukraine complaint.Trump on Friday, citing a loss in confidence, told Congress he was removing Michael Atkinson, the inspector... >>>

Small Business Funding Hits Snag in Senate as Mcconnell, Schumer at Impasse

Thursday  06:15,   09 april 2020

Senate Democrats are expected to block a GOP measure for $250 billion more for small businesses and instead offer a broader proposal of their own. How lawmakers will overcome the impasse remains to be seen. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"],... >>>

Trump preparing to unveil second coronavirus task force, officials say

Thursday  06:05,   09 april 2020

A smaller panel made up of top administration and private-sector officials will focus on combating the pandemic’s economic impact, according to people familiar with the plans. The task force will be made up of a mix of private-sector and top... >>>

Trump’s resistance to independent oversight draws bipartisan scrutiny

Thursday  05:05,   09 april 2020

The president’s repeated defiance, which has largely defined his tenure, raises questions about whether any new safeguards created by Congress will be effective.His resistance to the watchdog system established after the ­Watergate scandal come on... >>>

White House working on plan to cut aid to W.H.O.

Thursday  04:50,   09 april 2020

The move comes as President Donald Trump tries to deflect blame for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Administration officials said they also plan to look into the timeline of the WHO's reaction to the coronavirus after it first appeared in... >>>

GOP Bid to Give More Aid to Business Runs Into Democrats' Push for Broader Relief

Thursday  04:26,   09 april 2020

A Republican effort to quickly approve hundreds of billions of dollars in funding to support struggling small businesses’ payrolls ran into resistance on Capitol Hill, as Democrats proposed a rival, broader plan to bolster the federal response to... >>>

Small businesses still struggling for loans even as $100B is approved

Thursday  02:55,   09 april 2020

The Trump administration has approved roughly $100 billion of the $350 billion allocated for emergency loans to small businesses devastated by the coronavirus outbreak, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told lawmakers on Wednesday.But the figure has >>>

Mnuchin, Schumer in talks to strike short-term relief deal

Thursday  02:55,   09 april 2020

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) are in talks to avoid a nasty Senate floor fight between Democrats and Republicans that could leave a critical small-business loan program short on funds.Senate... >>>

Coronavirus crisis highlights Trump’s resistance to criticism — and his desire for fervent praise

Thursday  02:15,   09 april 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has crystallized several long-standing undercurrents of the president’s governing ethos: a refusal to accept criticism, a seemingly insatiable need for praise — and an abiding mistrust of independent entities and... >>>

Treasury IG sends report to House Dems on handling of Trump tax returns

Thursday  01:30,   09 april 2020

The Treasury Department inspector general's office on Wednesday sent a report about the department's handling of House Democrats' request for President Trump's tax returns to key lawmakers.Acting inspector general Richard Delmar said >>>

Poll: Voters split on which party is helping most during coronavirus outbreak

Thursday  01:20,   09 april 2020

Voters are split on which party in Congress is doing a better job at helping Americans during the coronavirus crisis, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.Of those surveyed, 35 percent of registered voters said Republicans are better helping Americans, 35... >>>

Trump tells religious leaders: 'We're going to beat this plague'

Thursday  01:06,   09 april 2020

President Donald Trump told religious leaders on Wednesday that "we have a tremendous year coming up" and that the United States would beat coronavirus "soon," while seeming to implore people of faith to support him in his re-election. "We have a... >>>

Corona in the USA: Jared Kushner and the fight against the virus

Thursday  00:10,   09 april 2020

© TOM BRENNER / REUTERS Jared Kushner, husband of Trump's daughter Ivanka, is said to play a crucial role in fighting the corona virus in the USA. This is probably not a good idea. It was Jared Kushner's first appearance at the White House Corona... >>>

Durbin warns of 'dangerous and risky' Senate return on April 20

Wednesday  23:31,   08 april 2020

The Illinois Democrat says some lawmakers “decided they’re not going to get back on an airplane.” “Think about all of the things you have to put into that calculation [of returning]. No. 1, what is the status of where you are sheltering? I don’t... >>>