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Biden describes his phone call with Trump about coronavirus response

Wednesday  15:22,   08 april 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden said he told President Donald Trump that the federal response to the pandemic is "about taking responsibility."The call, which took place Monday, marked a rare moment of direct communication between the two political... >>>

The heartbreaking call from the widow of a bus driver who died from coronavirus

Wednesday  14:20,   08 april 2020

A woman whose husband bus driver died from coronavirus called on Americans to take the disease seriously. © REUTERS / Joshua Lott Jason Hargrove is one of the faces of the coronavirus in the United States. This man, a bus driver in Detroit, died of >>>

Intelligence report warned of coronavirus crisis as early as November: Sources

Wednesday  11:53,   08 april 2020

"Analysts concluded it could be a cataclysmic event," a source says.Concerns about what is now known to be the novel coronavirus pandemic were detailed in a November intelligence report by the military's National Center for Medical Intelligence... >>>

Voting-rights disputes in virus era spark court battles

Wednesday  09:00,   08 april 2020

Wisconsin's chaotic primary may just be the beginning. Both major parties are preparing for a monthslong, state-by-state legal fight over how citizens can safely cast their ballots should the coronavirus outbreak persist through November's... >>>

Combative in public, Trump administration and congressional leaders negotiate behind the scenes on coronavirus relief

Wednesday  07:06,   08 april 2020

Trump hasn’t spoken to Pelosi since October, but she has dealt with Mnuchin multiple times as the nation grapples with the coronavirus pandemic and an economic crisis. >>>

Kushner’s team seeks national coronavirus surveillance system

Wednesday  04:00,   08 april 2020

Critics worry about a Patriot Act for health care, raising concerns about patient privacy and civil liberties.(Pictured) A passer-by wears a mask out of concern for the coronavirus while walking past a public service sign on April 7 in... >>>

Wisconsin voters wait for hours, others stay home amid virus

Wednesday  03:41,   08 april 2020

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Despite federal health recommendations, thousands of Wisconsin voters waited hours in long lines outside overcrowded polling stations on Tuesday so they could participate in a presidential primary election that tested the limits >>>

'I hate seeing bad things happen': Trump approves of Navy secretary's resignation, says it's a 'really unselfish thing'

Wednesday  02:40,   08 april 2020

"He made a mistake, but he had a bad day," Trump said of Capt. Brett Crozier. "I hate seeing bad things happen, man made a mistake.""The whole thing was very unfortunate," Trump said to reporters during a press... >>>

Trump says he didn't see Navarro memos but wouldn't have changed course if he had

Wednesday  02:05,   08 april 2020

President Trump on Tuesday said he had not seen memos from one of his top trade advisers warning in January of the consequences of a potential pandemic, but denied he would have acted differently if he had.The president was asked at a coronavirus... >>>

Trump says US may put a 'very powerful hold' on funding to World Health Organization

Wednesday  01:55,   08 april 2020

President Trump signaled Tuesday he may put a "very powerful hold” on funding to the World Health Organization as he lashed out at the United Nations specialized agency and accused it of “being very China-centric" amid the coronavirus pandemic.... >>>

White House acknowledges coronavirus disproportionately taking African American lives

Wednesday  01:45,   08 april 2020

President Trump on Tuesday acknowledged African Americans are disproportionately getting sick, and dying, of COVID-19, vowing to release data detailing the extent of the problem in the coming days."We're doing everything in our power to address... >>>

Trump removes another inspector general, declaring war on government watchdogs

Wednesday  00:35,   08 april 2020

In President Trump’s latest salvo in an ongoing bid to reshape government oversight of his administration, he has fired the Pentagon inspector general charged with overseeing implementation of the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. The... >>>

Acting Navy secretary resigns after criticizing ousted captain who raised alarm on outbreak

Wednesday  00:15,   08 april 2020

Thomas Modly was facing a backlash over his stinging remarks about Capt. Brett Crozier.Modly made the offer during a Tuesday morning conversation with Defense Secretary Mark Esper, the officials said. Esper accepted his resignation and has selected... >>>

Incoming press secretary's coronavirus dismissals mirrored Trump's

Wednesday  00:00,   08 april 2020

A familiar face for cable news viewers, Kayleigh McEnany's commentary on the global pandemic has lagged behind the warnings of public health experts.The world is battling the COVID-19 outbreak that the World Health Organization declared a global >>>

House GOP leaders back effort to boost small business loans

Tuesday  23:50,   07 april 2020

Top House Republicans are signaling support for billions in additional funding for small businesses devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.House GOP leaders are rallying around Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's call for an additional $250... >>>