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Trump challenges authority, independence of agency watchdogs

3 hours ago   |   Star Tribune

President Donald Trump is moving aggressively to challenge the authority and independence of agency watchdogs overseeing his administration, including removing the inspector...
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Donald Trump: Congress should boost Paycheck Protection Program by $250 billion

7 hours ago   |   Boston Herald   |   2 articles

President Trump is calling on Congress to boost the small business Paycheck Protection Program by another $250 billion, to help keep Americans employed amid the coronavirus...
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In Another Pushback Against Oversight, Trump Removes Pandemic Inspector General

In Another Pushback Against Oversight, Trump Removes Pandemic Inspector General

9 hours ago   |   NPR

President Trump removed the head of a group charged with overseeing the Coronavirus package passed by Congress. Trump has bristled at the oversight actions of several...
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Dems eye Medicaid incentives for next coronavirus rescue package

Dems eye Medicaid incentives for next coronavirus rescue package

9 hours ago   |   Politico

Democrats are considering a new strategy to win over Obamacare holdouts in the states: generous enticements to expand Medicaid in the next coronavirus rescue package. In an...
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Trump takes aim at agency watchdogs: 'Give me the name'

10 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   2 articles

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is moving aggressively to challenge the authority and independence of agency watchdogs overseeing his administration, including removing the...
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Most Americans on food stamps must shop at stores, risking coronavirus exposure

Most Americans on food stamps must shop at stores, risking coronavirus exposure

10 hours ago   |   Politico

Most of the 42 million Americans who receive food stamps aren't allowed to use them to shop for groceries online - and some lawmakers and state governments are rushing to...
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Pelosi says U.S. administration wants more funds for coronavirus relief: CNN

13 hours ago   |   Reuters   |   3 articles

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called her to ask Congress for more money to help small businesses hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic...
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Trump administration, U.S. Congress eye quick approval of more small business aid

13 hours ago   |   Reuters   |   2 articles

The Trump administration on Tuesday was preparing to ask Congress for an additional round of emergency loans to help small businesses hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic, and...
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Trump sidelines watchdog tapped for virus rescue oversight

14 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   5 articles

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has sidelined the inspector general who was tapped to chair a special oversight board of the $2.2 trillion economic package intended to help...
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Schumer proposes $25,000 "heroes" pay for frontline workers

15 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   3 articles

WASHINGTON - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer is calling for up to $25,000 “heroes” pay for frontline health care and service industry workers, as Congress pushes ahead...
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Acting Navy secretary offers to resign over handling of virus-stricken...

Acting Navy secretary offers to resign over handling of virus-stricken aircraft carrier

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly offered to resign on Tuesday following an uproar over a profanity-laced address to the crew of the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier USS... Read more ...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Calls For National Voting Overhaul

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Calls For National Voting Overhaul

The massive set of proposals includes $4 billion in new elections funding, 30 days of required early voting, and a mail-in-ballot to be sent to every registered voter in the... Read more ...

Trump says he didn't know of, still hasn't seen Navarro memos on possible...

Trump says he didn't know of, still hasn't seen Navarro memos on possible pandemic

President Donald Trump on Monday denied that he'd ever seen a handful of memos, written and circulated through the White House by his top trade adviser beginning in January... Read more ...

Democrats Call For Coronavirus Hazard Pay In Next Relief Bill

Democrats Call For Coronavirus Hazard Pay In Next Relief Bill

Their proposal could boost front-line workers' wages by as much as $25,000 this year. Read more ...

Wisconsin voters brave long lines amid coronavirus crisis

Wisconsin voters brave long lines amid coronavirus crisis

Lines outside of polling places in Wisconsin stretched for blocks on Tuesday, as the state's presidential primary and hundreds of local elections went forward largely as usual... Read more ...

Sailor aboard 4th U.S. aircraft carrier tests positive for coronavirus

Sailor aboard 4th U.S. aircraft carrier tests positive for coronavirus

A sailor assigned to the USS Nimitz, a Bremerton, Wash.-based aircraft carrier, tested positive for Covid-19 last week after experiencing symptoms while on board the ship... Read more ...

Incoming press secretary's coronavirus dismissals mirrored Trump's

Incoming press secretary's coronavirus dismissals mirrored Trump's

Like her new boss, incoming White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has a history of downplaying the coronavirus. McEnany, the current national press secretary for... Read more ...

Appeals court rejects block on Trump administration execution plans

Appeals court rejects block on Trump administration execution plans

An appeals court panel has voted, 2-1, to overturn an injunction against the Trump administration's plan to restart federal executions for the first time since 2003. However... Read more ...

Trump removes independent watchdog for coronavirus funds, upending oversight...

Trump removes independent watchdog for coronavirus funds, upending oversight panel

President Donald Trump has upended the panel of federal watchdogs overseeing his implementation of the $2 trillion coronavirus law, tapping a replacement for the Pentagon... Read more ...

John Lewis, Once Trump Target, Backs Joe Biden For President

John Lewis, Once Trump Target, Backs Joe Biden For President

“It would be good to have a woman of color” as vice president, said civil rights icon and Georgia Rep. John Lewis. Read more ...