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Trump hints at cutting WHO funding over coronavirus handling, says they ‘really blew it’

Tuesday  18:55,   07 april 2020

President Trump suggested Tuesday that he might consider cutting funding for the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus crisis.President Trump suggested Tuesday that he might consider cutting funding for the World Health... >>>

Pence to headline coronavirus call with House Democrats

Tuesday  18:00,   07 april 2020

House Democrats will receive a coronavirus briefing from Vice President Mike Pence and other top officials.(Pictured) New York City nurses and health workers gather at a 'COVID-19 Frontline Health Worker Action' event on April 6, in New York City to >>>

Long lines, face masks in Wisconsin as voters head to polls despite coronavirus

Tuesday  17:53,   07 april 2020

Wisconsin voters faced long lines at limited polling locations.Wisconsin voters faced long lines at limited polling locations on Tuesday, as the state's presidential primary and local elections moved ahead despite mounting fears about the... >>>

Grisham out as West Wing press secretary without having held a briefing

Tuesday  17:15,   07 april 2020

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham is leaving the job without ever having briefed the press. Meadows is currently considering several candidates for the press secretary job, including Trump campaign spokesman Kayleigh McEnany. The... >>>

Trump’s Aggressive Advocacy of Malaria Drug for Treating Coronavirus Divides Medical Community

Tuesday  16:50,   07 april 2020

While Dr. Anthony Fauci has urged caution in using hydroxychloroquine, some doctors are prescribing it to patients who have the virus despite the fact it has never been tested for it.Once again, according to a person briefed on the session, the... >>>

Wisconsin voters to go to the polls Tuesday, despite "stay-home" order

Tuesday  15:55,   07 april 2020

Wisconsinites are going to the polls to vote in person on Tuesday after a series of legal battles.On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the lower court ruling that would have allowed more time for absentee voting. As a result, all ballots must... >>>

Liberals recoil at SCOTUS’ Wisconsin primary decision

Tuesday  15:45,   07 april 2020

Liberals excoriated the Supreme Court’s conservative majority over its decision blocking a court order that extended the period to return absentee ballots.Many critics said the justices had acquiesced in forcing voters to literally put their lives... >>>

Pressure mounts on Congress for quick action with next coronavirus bill

Tuesday  13:45,   07 april 2020

Lawmakers are facing mounting pressure to move to the next phase of coronavirus legislation, less than two weeks after passing a historic $2.2 trillion economic relief bill.While the most recent round of federal funding was unprecedented in its... >>>

John Lewis endorses Biden for president

Tuesday  13:35,   07 april 2020

Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president during a call with reporters on Monday and implored Americans to "vote like we never ever, ever voted before." "It is my belief that we need Joe Biden... >>>

Corona crisis: Donald Trump and Joe Biden on the phone

Tuesday  10:05,   07 april 2020

It was a "wonderful" conversation, says US President Donald Trump: He talked on the phone with his opponent Joe Biden for about 15 minutes, not much is known about the content. © Susan Walsh / AP / DPA US President Donald Trump and his potential... >>>

Americans Want to Boycott Chinese Goods, Senator Rick Scott Says

Tuesday  09:16,   07 april 2020

"We should never forget it is communist China, run by the General Secretary of the Communist Party Xi," Scott said.In an interview on The Charlie Kirk Show podcast, released Monday night, the Florida senator called China an American adversary. Kirk, >>>

Worried that $2 trillion law wasn’t enough, Trump and congressional leaders converge on need for new coronavirus economic package

Tuesday  09:00,   07 april 2020

Barely a week after the enactment of a $2 trillion economic rescue package, Congress is already preparing for more, as the needs of small businesses and individual Americans become glaringly obvious.House Democrats are eyeing a package of spending... >>>

Democratic lawmaker calls for Peace Corps, Americorps volunteers to be eligible for unemployment benefits

Tuesday  08:15,   07 april 2020

Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) is calling for Peace Corps and Americorps volunteers to be eligible to receive unemployment benefits recently authorized under the third coronavirus relief package passed by Congress.... >>>

Supreme Court refuses to extend absentee voting in Wisconsin despite pandemic

Tuesday  07:00,   07 april 2020

Democrats have argued the coronavirus pandemic calls for increased use of voting by mail – perhaps through the general election in November.Refusing to depart from its opposition to last-minute changes that can confuse voters, the justices blocked a >>>

Wisconsin Election Fight Heralds a National Battle Over Virus-Era Voting

Tuesday  06:36,   07 april 2020

Wisconsin voters will face a choice between protecting their health and exercising their civic duty on Tuesday after state Republican leaders, backed up by a conservative majority on the state’s Supreme Court, rebuffed the Democratic governor’s... >>>