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Reporter’s Notebook: As Congress mulls coronavirus stimulus, prepare for ‘phases’

Reporter’s Notebook: As Congress mulls coronavirus stimulus, prepare for ‘phases’ Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. The House and Senate had not even completed approval of the third phase … read more

Trump asks Congress for additional $250B for Paycheck Protection Program

President Trump announces he is asking Congress for $250 billion to help replenish small businesses. #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOXNews.com and the direct-to-consumer streaming … read more

In Congress, Doctors Are Pressing for a More Aggressive Coronavirus Response

In Congress, Doctors Are Pressing for a More Aggressive Coronavirus Response WASHINGTON — There were just 160 documented cases of the coronavirus in the United States when Representative Raul Ruiz, Democrat of California, told Vice President Mike Pence in a … read more

Trump Firing IG Who Flagged Complaint That Triggered Impeachment | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Robert Costa explains the significance to Trump telling Congress he is firing the inspector general who flagged the Ukraine whistleblower complaint that eventually led to the president’s impeachment. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of … read more

Trump fires Michael Atkinson, intelligence IG who told Congress about Ukraine phone call: report

Trump fires Michael Atkinson, intelligence IG who told Congress about Ukraine phone call: report President Trump has reportedly fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community who alerted Congress to concerns about a Trump phone call with … read more

Reporter’s Notebook: Congress’ potential challenges with virtual voting amid coronavirus pandemic

Reporter’s Notebook: Congress’ potential challenges with virtual voting amid coronavirus pandemic Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Why can’t they just vote from home? You’ll hear that question a lot … read more

From Afar, Congress Moves to Oversee Trump Coronavirus Response

From Afar, Congress Moves to Oversee Trump Coronavirus Response WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi, moving aggressively to scrutinize the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, said Thursday that she would seek to create a special bipartisan committee to oversee … read more

Inside US Indo-Pacific Command’s $20 billion wish list to deter China — and why Congress may approve it

Inside US Indo-Pacific Command’s $20 billion wish list to deter China — and why Congress may approve it WASHINGTON — A $1.6 billion defensive ring around Guam. Millions in new military funding for partner nations. A billion dollars for increased … read more

‘Infrastructure Week’ Returns as Trump and Democrats Eye Post-Virus Jobs Plan

‘Infrastructure Week’ Returns as Trump and Democrats Eye Post-Virus Jobs Plan WASHINGTON — As Congress and the White House contemplate the next phase of the government response to the coronavirus pandemic and its economic toll, leaders in both parties are … read more

‘Infrastructure Week’ Returns as Trump and Democrats Eye Post-Virus Jobs Plan

‘Infrastructure Week’ Returns as Trump and Democrats Eye Post-Virus Jobs Plan WASHINGTON — As Congress and the White House contemplate the next phase of the government response to the coronavirus pandemic and its economic toll, leaders in both parties are … read more

Congress should wait to see whether more coronavirus action needed: McConnell

Congress should wait to see whether more coronavirus action needed: McConnell © Reuters. U.S. Senate Majority Leader McConnell enters the Senate Chamber Floor after Congress agreed to a multi-trillion dollar economic stimulus package created in response to the economic fallout … read more

Virus power-grab? Trump admin seeks ‘sweeping’ powers to detain without trial during pandemic

Attorney General Bill Barr has asked Congress for new sweeping emergency powers, that include holding people “indefinitely without trial” during times of emergencies, according Politico. Former Federal Prosecutor Maya Wiley joins Ari Melber, and argues while “courts are legitimately struggling” … read more

Congress Just Spent $2 Trillion on Coronavirus Relief. It’s Eying More.

Congress Just Spent $2 Trillion on Coronavirus Relief. It’s Eying More. WASHINGTON — As the toll of the coronavirus continues to rise — with more state shutdowns, extensive new layoffs and overwhelmed hospitals — lawmakers and administration officials are turning their … read more

Meadows to resign from Congress this afternoon, officially starts as Trump’s chief of staff tomorrow

Meadows to resign from Congress this afternoon, officially starts as Trump’s chief of staff tomorrow Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., is planning to resign from Congress on Monday afternoon and will begin as President Trump’s new White House chief of staff Tuesday, … read more