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(Page 15) BEGINNING December 12,2019

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3/23/20

Wall Street recoils after massive coronavirus rescue bill trips up a second time; Dow sinks nearly 600 points

Dow sheds another 3% after coronavirus stimulus bill fails in Senate for a second time

The Federal Reserve just pledged asset purchases with no limit to support markets

Fed Fails to Stem Market Bloodbath as Congress Stumbles on Aid Package
(Economists say the sudden slowdown in economic activity from the coronavirus has no precedent in U.S. history.)

Senate on cusp of coronavirus stimulus deal after agreements in key areas

Senate fails to advance coronavirus stimulus bill for second time in two days

McConnell Challenges Dems to Explain Why They’re Holding Up Coronavirus Bill Over Special Interest ‘Wish List’

The Republican Corporate Bailout Is Obscene

Rand Paul says amid criticism that more Americans should be able to get tested for coronavirus

Mitt Romney says U.S. should look to South Korea — not Italy — to stem coronavirus spread

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick thinks grandparents should be willing to sacrifice their lives to save the economy

U.S. vows to cut $1 billion in aid to Afghanistan as political crisis threatens peace deal

Fauci gets frank about Trump: ‘I can’t jump in front of the microphone and push him down’

‘Where Is Dr. Fauci?’ Key Expert Missing From Coronavirus Briefing For Second Day

Trump advisor Larry Kudlow admits he was wrong about coronavirus being ‘contained’

Apparently, Trump ignored early coronavirus warnings. That has consequences.

Trump leads from behind on the coronavirus, invoking federalism to excuse his dithering response 

Trump blasts socialism while using it in his economic response to the coronavirus 

Trump wants to restart the US economy ASAP because he's afraid the tanking stock market will hurt his reelection chances, new report says

The Trump administration has contradicted itself on coronavirus no fewer than 20 times in less than six weeks

Trump cannot block critics on Twitter, federal court affirms

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on a 2020 campaign paused by pandemic

Democrats again block key vote on $2 trillion coronavirus bill as Senate floor erupts with partisan anger

Pelosi $2.5 Trillion Plan Has Mortgage Reprieve: Congress Update

House Democrats propose cash payments of $1,500 per person

Key House chairman cautions against remote voting, suggests other options amid coronavirus outbreak

Biden responds to Trump saying he’s a wartime president: ‘...act like one.’  

Trump downplays coronavirus threat again, even as number of cases in U.S. surges

Trump weighs restarting economy despite warnings from U.S. public health officials

Trump signals openings: US not 'built to be shut down'

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3/22/20

Stock Futures Got Crushed After the Senate Failed to Pass a Coronavirus Aid Package

'Unrecognizable': Experts warn of historic collapse in economic activity

Senate falls far short of votes needed to advance coronavirus bill as clash between Republicans and Democrats intensifies

McConnell rips Democrats for blocking coronavirus stimulus package

McConnell sets second coronavirus vote for shortly after markets open

Rand Paul's coronavirus diagnosis sends shockwaves through Senate

Republican senator: Trump's message on coronavirus recently has 'generally been better'

FEMA chief on masks: 'I can't give you a rough number'

US eliminated key China-based public health position ahead of coronavirus outbreak

Exclusive: U.S. axed CDC expert job in China months before virus outbreak

Sunday shows - Mnuchin: Tentative coronavirus package will include average of $3,000 to a family of four

TRUMP BREAKING NEWS 3/22/20 | Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace 3/22/20 Fox News March 22, 2020

‘You wasted precious months when you could’ve taken action’ — governors slam Trump’s coronavirus response

A reckoning for Trump’s healthcare cuts
(Coronavirus forces changes in rollback of regulations, safety net.)

How the Coronavirus Shattered Trump’s Serene Confidence

Used to Meeting Challenges With Bluster and Force, Trump Confronts a Crisis Unlike Any Before

Trump administration scrambles to offer guidance on what to do if hospitals run out of basic supplies for coronavirus

In pro-Trump West Virginia, a fight to convince residents a pandemic is coming
(A hospital struggles to prepare a community for a virus many still don’t see as a serious threat)

Democrats block McConnell from holding Monday morning vote on coronavirus bill

Senate Democrats block mammoth coronavirus stimulus package

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema calls Rand Paul's behavior prior to receiving coronavirus results 'irresponsible'

Trump activates National Guard in three states; Canadian Olympic Committee says it will not send team to Tokyo Games in 2020

Trump says he's activated National Guard in New York, California and Washington state

Trump defends coronavirus response

Trump after hearing Romney is in self-quarantine: 'Gee, that's too bad'

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3/21/20

U.S. economy deteriorating faster than anticipated as 80 million Americans are forced to stay at home

Gary Cohn says the US is in a recession that will cost ‘trillions’ as unemployment ‘skyrockets’

Kudlow says coronavirus relief package worth more than $2 trillion 
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The coronavirus pandemic will almost certainly cause a permanent expansion of America's social safety net

Mitch McConnell says all sides “very close” on rescue package topping $1T

GOP drafting stimulus package without deal with Democrats

Sticking points force stimulus package talks to spill into Sunday

Coronavirus stimulus package to include expanded unemployment insurance

FDA authorizes first rapid, 'point of care' coronavirus test

In hard-hit areas, testing restricted to health care workers, hospital patients

Governments and Companies Race to Make Masks Vital to Virus Fight
(President Trump resists using emergency powers to compel production, saying companies will voluntarily provide much-needed protective gear.)

Nearly 5,500 National Guard troops deployed to combat coronavirus

The Justice Department reportedly wants new emergency powers amid the coronavirus crisis to detain people indefinitely without trial

Feds: White supremacists' planned to weaponize virus

Trump's Embrace of Unproven Drugs to Treat Coronavirus Defies Science

Former intelligence chiefs: Trump’s removal of experts is deeply destructive to our nation’s safety

Dr. Anthony Fauci: I Don’t Want to ‘Embarrass’ Trump

Democrats call for stimulus to boost Social Security benefits by $200 a month

White House mulling reopening of Obamacare enrollment

Trump's Embrace of Unproven Drugs to Treat Coronavirus Defies Science

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3/20/20

U.S. markets wrap up worst week since the 2008 financial crisis

Dow tumbles 900 points to end Wall Street’s worst week since 2008

The upcoming job losses will be unlike anything the US has ever seen

The Federal Reserve is expanding its asset purchases to include municipal bonds

Tax filing day moved from April 15 to July 15: Treasury Secretary Mnuchin

Senate unable to reach coronavirus stimulus deal before Friday deadline

Senate dives into negotiations on trillion-dollar stimulus bill as economic calamity grows

The Republican Stimulus Bill Is Full of Holes

Hawley, Romney Criticize GOP’s Coronavirus Cash Payment Plan: ‘Lower-Income Families Shouldn’t Be Penalized’

Susan Collins’ Obama-Era Vote Against Pandemic Funding Comes Back to Haunt Her

Sen. Burr asks Senate Ethics Committee for review of his stock sales amid uproar over possible influence of coronavirus briefings

Four senators sold stocks before coronavirus threat crashed market

GOP group uses Donald Trump's coronavirus lies against him in new attack ad

China Is Fighting the Coronavirus Propaganda War to Win
(Beijing isn’t interested in a tit-for-tat media feud with the United States—it’s going for escalation dominance.)

U.S. seeks comments on tariff cuts for Chinese imports to aid coronavirus battle

Trump, Pompeo walk to brink of blaming Iran for rocket attack

U.S. intelligence reports from January and February warned about a likely pandemic

Live updates: Illinois, California, Florida and New York increase restrictions because of coronavirus

Top coronavirus doctor puts head in hands when Trump mentions 'Deep State Department' at briefing

Fauci tempers Trump's optimism on chloroquine use for coronavirus

Trump Is Lying. He Did Not Take Coronavirus Seriously for Weeks | Cut To | Esquire

Online videos 'predicted' details of deadly outbreak, but Trump called coronavirus 'unforeseen problem'

'No one is talking about this': Trump refused to say when everyone who needs a coronavirus test can get one

Under the Virus’s Cloak, Trump Pursues Long-Sought Policies

Amid coronavirus pandemic, Trump makes promises he can’t always keep

U.S. judge freezes House lawsuit seeking President Trump’s IRS tax records

Shields and Brooks on American life amid a pandemic

Democrats balk at $1,200 rebate checks in stimulus plan

Democrats warn that one or two direct payments to Americans won’t be enough

Biden trashes Trump over coronavirus response: 'Step up and do your job, Mr. President'

Congressional Hispanic Caucus campaign arm endorses Biden

Mike Bloomberg transfers his campaign assets to Democratic Party to fight President Trump in swing states

Trump, Pompeo walk to brink of blaming Iran for rocket attack

Trump vows to "win this war" against coronavirus

Trump slams companies for using U.S. tax credit to buy back stocks 

Trump forced to shut down Mar-a-Lago as the coronavirus continues sweeping across the US

Trump’s eruption at an NBC reporter says it all about his alternate reality on coronavirus

What Coronavirus? Trump Campaign Plows Ahead Online With Talk of 'WINNING Like Never Before'

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3/19/20

Dow rises more than 100 points in rebound from 3-year low, tech and energy shares lead

Wall Street regroups in erratic trading after central banks advance more coronavirus rescue options

Oil surges 23% to post best day ever, rebounding from Wednesday’s steep losses

Federal Reserve to backstop the U.S. money market industry and support other central banks, its eighth major emergency action this week

Unemployment claims suddenly surged by 70,000 last week

The Staggering Rise in Jobless Claims This Week

Mnuchin confirms plan for $1,000 cash payments to all Americans

McConnell proposes direct payments of $1,200 per person, $2,400 for couples amid coronavirus

McConnell Releases Senate GOP’s Four-Part Coronavirus Stimulus Plan

McConnell introduces third coronavirus relief proposal

Lindsey Graham is reportedly trying to talk Trump out of coronavirus relief checks for Americans

A Republican senator just called for a 60-day national moratorium on housing and utility payments for people earning below $75,000

GOP senators raise concerns over smaller checks for lower earners

Here Are the 8 Senators Who Voted Against the Coronavirus Relief Package on Wednesday

Trump, Republicans insist coronavirus rescue plan is no 'bailout'

Chuck Grassley says people shouldn't be upset when the coronavirus is called 'Chinese virus'

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), head of powerful committee, sold large amount of stocks before sharp declines in market

Mike Pence's office abruptly cancels CDC official's interview on coronavirus

CDC, the top U.S. public health agency, is sidelined during coronavirus pandemic

CDC analysis shows coronavirus poses serious risk for younger people

The inside story of the CPAC scare: When the coronavirus passed within a handshake of the president, no public health agency took charge

Trump Is Lying. He Did Not Take Coronavirus Seriously for Weeks. 

Before Virus Outbreak, a Cascade of Warnings Went Unheeded
(Government exercises, including one last year, made clear that the U.S. was not ready for a pandemic like the coronavirus. But little was done.)

Coronavirus task force offers an even keel to a zigzag Trump

Trump’s corporatist response to coronavirus shows no concern for national debt 

Trump touts chloroquine for 'immediate' use treating coronavirus, but FDA wants to see the data first

Three pillars of Trump’s case for reelection are collapsing all at once

China Showers Europe With Virus Aid While Sparring With Trump

Kushner coronavirus team sparks confusion, plaudits inside White House response efforts

Cash handouts are coming as countries do 'whatever it takes' to survive the pandemic shock

In the age of coronavirus, big government is back

Democratic leaders criticize GOP stimulus bill as too pro-business

Progressives Call on Pelosi to Negotiate Bigger Cash Payments for Americans

Senate Democrats: Cancel student loan payments and $10,000 in debt amid coronavirus

Tulsi Gabbard Exits Presidential Race, Endorses Joe Biden

Trump, Republicans insist coronavirus rescue plan is no 'bailout'

Trump weighs controls on companies that take virus bailouts

Live updates: Trump cancels in-person G7 summit at Camp David; Confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. doubled in two days

Trump touts chloroquine for 'immediate' use treating coronavirus, but FDA wants to see the data first

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3/18/20

Dow drops 1,300 points, S&P 500 loses 5% as coronavirus market sell-off reaches new low

U.S. markets fall sharply as rampant volatility takes hold

Oil falls 24% in 3rd worst day on record, sinks to more than 18-year low

Layoffs Are Just Starting, and the Forecasts Are Bleak

Layoffs intensify, leading to soaring unemployment claims as coronavirus closures continue

Watch CNBC’s full interview with billionaire investor Bill Ackman on coronavirus outbreak

Senate passes House's coronavirus aid bill, sending it to Trump

Live updates: First member of U.S. Congress tests positive for coronavirus; Senate passes bill to ensure paid leave for many Americans

Senate Republicans eye $75K income threshold for coronavirus checks

A coronavirus recession would hurt all kinds of Republican candidates — not just Trump

Trump World and Senate GOPers Want to Jam Pelosi on Coronavirus Stimulus

GOP right pushes back on Kansas governor for closing schools

Scalise to self-quarantine in response to Diaz-Balart test

What did Dr. Anthony Fauci say about coronavirus testing ‘failing’?

Esper confirms Navy hospital ships won't treat coronavirus patients and will take weeks to deploy

A Navy hospital ship will head to New York to help handle coronavirus outbreak

DHS faces coronavirus with scores of vacancies and a leadership vacuum

Negotiations intensify on Capitol Hill over massive stimulus legislation as coronavirus fallout worsens

ICE to stop most immigration enforcement inside United States, will focus on criminals during coronavirus outbreak

The Virus Has Exposed the Recklessness of Trump’s “America First”
(The world needs to cooperate to beat the coronavirus pandemic. That includes you, President Trump.)

Trump claims China travel restrictions prove he took coronavirus ‘very seriously.’ There are two major problems with that.

Trump ban on fetal tissue research blocks coronavirus treatment effort

Trump’s late conversion to reality leaves out his supporters

Americans more confident in CDC response to coronavirus than Trump: poll

'Well-connected' go first on coronavirus tests, Trump acknowledges

Joe Biden Wins Primaries in Florida, Illinois and Arizona: Highlights

Trump invokes Defense Production Act as coronavirus response

Trump signs coronavirus aid package with paid sick leave, free testing

Trump signs coronavirus relief legislation into law

Next up: Trump's $1T plan to stabilize economy hit by virus

The Trump administration is pulling Medicare and Medicaid levers to combat coronavirus

Trump orders HUD to suspend evictions and foreclosures

Trump: U.S., Canada to close border to nonessential travel due to coronavirus

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3/17/20

Dow rebounds more than 1,000 points as Trump seeks $1 trillion in stimulus for coronavirus fight

Historic slide in oil could cost energy industry thousands of jobs 

Mnuchin Warns Virus Could Yield 20% Jobless Rate Without Action

Credit markets signal the US risks heading towards a financial crisis

Washington is preparing a massive new plan to avert economic catastrophe from coronavirus fallout 

McConnell says Senate will pass House coronavirus bill without changes

McConnell to unhappy GOP senators: 'Gag and vote for' House coronavirus bill

Republicans, White House Gut Paid Sick Leave In Coronavirus Bill

Senate coronavirus vote delayed after Rand Paul pushes doomed amendment

Senators are worried Congress will shut down over coronavirus

Devin Nunes’s bad cleanup effort after his coronavirus comments

Pompeo’s Virus Response Blasted by State Dept Officials

Beijing pulls credentials for journalists at three U.S. news outlets, including The Post

How to seek testing for coronavirus according to state health departments

WATCH LIVE: Confronting Coronavirus — A PBS NewsHour Special

In 2017, Obama officials briefed Trump's team on dealing with a pandemic like the coronavirus. One Cabinet member reportedly fell asleep, and others didn't want to be there.

Why Did the Trump Administration Reject the WHO Coronavirus Test?
(It's the most consequential—and inexplicable—move of this crisis.)

What Went Wrong with Coronavirus Testing in the U.S.

Pressure grows on Trump to invoke Defense Production Act for coronavirus response

IRS and Social Security close field offices across the country as some federal services start shrinking in response to the coronavirus

House pares back paid sick and family leave benefits in coronavirus bill

Elizabeth Warren slams McConnell for handling of coronavirus aid bill: 'Absolutely irresponsible'

4 takeaways from the Arizona, Florida and Illinois primaries

Five takeaways from Tuesday's primary night

Trump seeks stimulus package potentially worth more than $1 trillion, including direct payments to Americans

White House expresses support for immediate cash payments to Americans as part of coronavirus stimulus package
(Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin: ‘We’re looking at sending checks to Americans immediately’)

Trump predicts victory over COVID-19, implores Americans to stay put for two weeks

White House preparing to call on military to boost coronavirus medical response

Trump admin to begin turning back all undocumented immigrants, asylum seekers at borders

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3/16/20

Dow drops nearly 3,000 points, as coronavirus collapse continues; worst day since ’87

Another Big Market Collapse Heightens Fears of Global Recession
(Fed fails to avert panic over coronavirus impact with no concrete U.S. fiscal stimulus in the offing and little government handle on the outbreak.)

Based on history, the stock market is pricing in a recession and maybe something more ‘onerous’

Wall Street says these things must happen before the market will stop plunging and bottom

More than half of American jobs are at risk because of coronavirus

Trump officials and Senate GOP leaders urge immediate action on House-passed coronavirus bill

Senate could push through ‘Phase 3’ coronavirus rescue plan this week

Coronavirus package hits roadblocks amid GOP opposition

Mitt Romney tweets coronavirus advice that would force senators to stay at home

Sen. Romney proposes $1,000 handout for U.S. adults in coronavirus stimulus

GOP Sen. Cotton calls for monthly cash payments to Americans during coronavirus pandemic

Nunes walks back 'go to your local pub' comments, blames media for creating coronavirus panic

Ohio governor says state will order primary polls closed Tuesday, citing ‘health emergency’ from coronavirus

U.S.-led coalition to withdraw hundreds of troops from smaller bases in Iraq

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma tweeted for the first time ever to say he's started shipping 1 million masks and 500,000 coronavirus testing kits to the US

Election live updates: No in-person voting will take place Tuesday in Ohio, governor says; Biden wins Washington primary

Live updates: U.S. sees largest one-day increase in death toll since the outbreak began; San Francisco area asked to shelter at home

Trump, Truth, and the Mishandling of the Coronavirus Crisis

Coronavirus will finish Trump’s presidency

U.S. Justice Dept. abandons prosecution of Russian firm indicted in Mueller election interference probe

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on primary challenges, polarized pandemic response

House passes corrected coronavirus bill

Who are the women probably on Joe Biden’s shortlist for vice president?

Trump changes tone, gets real on virus threat

Trump says coronavirus crisis could stretch into August, may look at lockdown for ‘certain areas’

Trump says coronavirus crisis could go through July or August

Trump says coronavirus pandemic could bring on a recession

Trump licks his chops as Biden veers left on sanctuary cities, fracking

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3/15/20

Fed cuts rate to zero, launches more bond purchases in historic moves to fight coronavirus

Federal Reserve slashes interest rates to zero as part of wide-ranging emergency intervention
(The Fed took the most dramatic steps since the 2008 financial crisis to bolster the U.S. economy in the face of the coronavirus)

U.S. Stock Futures Tumble to Limit Down After Fed Rate Reduction

Kudlow: 'Most of our supply lines are working pretty well' amid outbreak

Mnuchin downplays possibility of recession amid coronavirus outbreak

McConnell: Discussions underway on additional coronavirus bills

Nunes urges Americans to 'stop panicking': 'It's a great time to just go out' if you're healthy

Mnuchin: 'I really don't know' when Google website for managing coronavirus testing will be ready

Without guidance from the top, Americans have been left to figure out their own coronavirus solutions

Trump says ‘relax,’ urges against hoarding as coronavirus cases soar and Fed cuts rates to zero

Trump’s Discordant Display of Nativism in a Pandemic

CDC recommends no events of more than 50 people for next eight weeks

Sunday shows - Fauci: Possibly a 'few months' until life gets 'back to normal'

Fauci: 'If it looks like you're overreacting, you're probably doing the right thing'

Fauci says coronavirus response may look like 'overreaction' but could prevent worst-case scenario

Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace 3/15/20 FULL | Trump Breaking News March 15, 2020

Democratic debate live updates: Biden-Sanders debate closes with return to discussion of coronavirus

Winners and losers from the Bernie Sanders-Joe Biden debate

5 takeaways from the Democratic debate

Joe Biden Announces He Would Pick a Woman as Running Mate in Election; Bernie Sanders Says He Probably Would

Biden leads Sanders by 2-to-1 margin among Democratic primary voters: Poll

Sanders says first thing needed in coronavirus pandemic is to 'shut this president up'

Trump tries to ease concerns of a nation increasingly rattled over coronavirus

Trump congratulates Fed for rates cut, calls action 'terrific'

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3/14/20

With unprecedented force and speed, a global recession is likely taking hold

Rep. Ken Buck calls coronavirus relief package a “boondoggle,” votes against it

While in self-quarantine, Sen. Ted Cruz critical of Trump administration's handling of coronavirus testing

Fresh rocket attack wounds international troops in Iraq, potentially deepening U.S.-Iran tensions

Unlikely pair of Pelosi and Mnuchin join forces as Washington’s crisis negotiators

Bolton defends decision to shutter NSC pandemic office

How Dr. Anthony Fauci became Trump's coronavirus truth teller

Live updates: Trump tests negative, physician says; Georgia delays primary as Spain, France take drastic measures

Why Trump isn’t getting the payroll-tax cut he wanted for the coronavirus

How Trump Is Tanking His Own Presidency
(His bumbling coronavirus response could well sink the economy—and his re-election chances.)

Trump is breaking every rule in the CDC’s 450-page playbook for health crisis

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Fuels Trump’s Autocratic Instincts

America is paying the price for Trump’s arrogance — again

Coronavirus exposes Trump's greatest weaknesses

Nation's largest union, NEA, endorses Biden for president

Trump tests negative for coronavirus

White House widens European travel ban to include U.K., Ireland

Trump disbanded NSC pandemic unit that experts had praised

As virus roils markets, Trump again threatens Fed chairman

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3/13/20

Stocks bounce back big, rally soars after Trump declares national emergency on coronavirus

Stocks post biggest rally since 2008, clawing back some of their coronavirus collapse

Oil rebounds 5% as Trump says US will purchase oil for strategic reserve

CNBC’s full interview with Treasury Secretary Mnuchin on federal coronavirus response

Senate Republicans Sit Out the Coronavirus Crisis

Is coronavirus 'just a cold' or a reason to self-quarantine? Trump supporters seem split.

In 2020, conservatives believe they’re battling to save America’s soul by supporting Trump

U.S. counters Iraq’s condemnation of airstrikes on Iran-backed militia facilities

An Iranian Proxy Group Is Likely Behind Attack That Killed U.S. Soldiers in Iraq
(The U.S. Centcom chief warns of an ‘illusion of return to normalcy’ in U.S.-Iran tensions.)

U.S. agency issues emergency order to speed coronavirus relief deliveries

Top health official Fauci: Coronavirus crisis could last 8 weeks

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma to send 500K coronavirus test kits, 1 million face masks to US

Trump grows more irate as his attempts to contain coronavirus fallout fail

Trump reportedly rejected aggressive coronavirus testing in hopes it would help his re-election

Trump not tested nor quarantined despite potential coronavirus exposure from Bolsonaro aide

Trump Should Self-Quarantine Like Trudeau
(Both leaders have been exposed to the coronavirus. But only one is doing the responsible thing.)

Google says coronavirus tool in 'early stages' of development after Trump announcement

His own version of truth
(Trump’s response to the coronavirus may be making things worse)

Trump just gave the worst speech of his presidency

Live Updates: Third Mar-a-Lago guest tests positive for coronavirus; Trump declares national emergency

Federal judge cites coronavirus in decision blocking Trump admin cut to food stamps

Shields and Brooks on leadership in a time of crisis

House passes coronavirus economic relief package with Trump’s support
(The bipartisan vote sends the legislation to the Senate. It includes paid sick leave, unemployment insurance, free testing, money for food stamps, and more.)

White House, House Democrats reach deal on coronavirus economic relief package, Pelosi announces

Trump declares national emergency over coronavirus outbreak; Pelosi announces aid deal

Under heavy fire, Trump administration says it will partner with private sector to expand coronavirus testing

Trump gives people with student loans a break amid coronavirus

Trump Slams 'Nasty' Question As PBS Reporter Challenges Him On Shutdown Of Pandemic Unit

Trump slams CDC for lack of coronavirus testing, blames Obama

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3/12/20

Dow plunges 10% amid coronavirus fears for its worst day since the 1987 market crash

Markets are desperate for government action as they plunge deeper into bear territory

U.S. stock market suffers worst crash since 1987, as Americans wake up to a new normal of life

Coronavirus market rout threatens to wipe out Trump’s stock market gains since his election

Fed to pump in more than $1 trillion in dramatic ramping up of market intervention amid coronavirus meltdown 

McConnell: House coronavirus bill an 'ideological wish list'

Senate Republicans poised to reject House coronavirus relief bill

Republican senator: It's time to hold China 'accountable' for the coronavirus

GOP views next few weeks as critical for Trump

'We are flying blind': Lawmakers fume amid lack of coronavirus testing and answers

Graham to self-quarantine after Mar-a-Lago trip

New Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows Republicans largely dismiss threat of coronavirus

Trump tells GOP senator he does not support House surveillance deal

U.S. launches strikes in Iraq against Iranian-backed militias after attack that killed coalition troops

Coronavirus expert says US is 'failing' on testing

Europe blindsided by Trump’s travel restrictions, with many seeing political motive

Trump Can’t Deport the Coronavirus
(COVID-19 is as American as apple pie now—and people are more likely to catch the virus from their neighbors than from foreigners.)

A President Unequal to the Moment

Trump’s Oval Office speech did the opposite of what it was supposed to do

Clarifications after Trump’s Oval Office address are emblematic of his uneven coronavirus response 

White House can't get its stories straight on coronavirus

Fact check: Trump falsely claims anybody who returns from Europe is being tested for coronavirus

Majority of white evangelical Protestants in US believe Trump serves their interests

The Coronavirus Is Killing Globalization as We Know It
(The outbreak has been a gift to nativist nationalists and protectionists, and it is likely to have a long-term impact on the free movement of people and goods.)

Pelosi: House 'close' to striking deal with Trump on coronavirus response package

Democrat Senators introduce bill to provide free coronavirus testing

Joe Biden releases plan to combat coronavirus in effort to show contrast with Trump

Biden calls testing failure ‘colossal,’ Sanders calls for unity and health care access in coronavirus speeches

Joe Biden pivots to healing Democrat split despite Bernie Sanders' vow to fight on

Joe Biden appoints Jen O’Malley Dillon as new campaign manager

Sanders wins California; he and Biden criticize Trump’s handling of coronavirus outbreak

Trump weighing potential emergency declaration for coronavirus

White House payroll tax cut would counteract coronavirus downturn

Trump tells GOP senator he does not support House surveillance deal

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3/11/20

Dow drops 1,400 points and tumbles into a bear market, down 20% from last month’s record close

Dow enters bear market after coronavirus declared pandemic

Coronavirus threatens the jobs of these 15 million US workers

Payroll tax cut still bad idea for stimulus

Senate GOP chairman abruptly shifts course on subpoena targeting Bidens

Poll: Democrats nationally approve of Utah Sen. Mitt Romney. Republicans? No way

Congress pours cold water on Trump's payroll tax cut

GOP chairman blocks quick passage of paid sick leave bill

U.S. senator threatens tech companies, says don't block his child abuse bill

U.S. and coalition troops killed in rocket attack in Iraq, potentially spiking tensions with Iran

Trump's radical plan to waive payroll tax would punch hole in Social Security, Medicare budgets

Trump keeps politics first in coronavirus response. That could slow his fiscal package 

Fact check: A list of 28 ways Trump and his team have been dishonest about the coronavirus

Trump Won't Answer CNN Reporter's Question About His False Coronavirus Comments

Trump accused of coronavirus 'cover up' as president faces criticism for giving money to companies he has stake in

Exclusive: White House told federal health agency to classify coronavirus deliberations - sources

Trump Is Seething Over Having to Work With Pelosi on a Coronavirus Response

Trump’s rhetoric does encourage open prejudice and bias. We checked.
(When other politicians don’t object, it amplifies that ‘Trump effect’)

Health insurers score points with Trump administration by promising free coronavirus care 

Anthony Fauci undercuts Trump on the flu and other coronavirus assertions

Supreme Court says Trump administration may continue ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy for asylum seekers

Feds arrest over 600 alleged Mexican cartel members 

House Democrats unveil coronavirus economic response package

House Democrats jam GOP with coronavirus bill

US Congress votes to restrain Trump on Iran

Biden picks up endorsements from 9 former Bloomberg backers in Congress

Democratic primaries highlights: Sanders to remain in race despite another round of difficult losses to Biden

Live updates: Trump announces travel ban from most of Europe; WHO declares coronavirus a pandemic

Trump on coronavirus scare: 'This is not a financial crisis'

Trump urged Mnuchin to pressure Fed’s Powell on economic stimulus in explosive tirade about coronavirus

Coronavirus updates: Trump meets with Wall Street execs, March Madness closed to fans

U.S. will loan $50 billion to small businesses, defer taxes to to fight coronavirus, Trump says

Trump administration wants hundreds of thousands of federal workers to be ready to telework full time

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3/10/20

Dow rallies more than 1,100 points in a wild session, halves losses from Monday’s sell-off

Oil jumps more than 10% one day after sharpest decline since 1991, amid hopes for continued OPEC talks

Wall Street wants Trump to act within days on virus, or risks for a bigger sell-off and a recession will grow

GOP congressman — who warned Trump about pandemics — offers pointed criticism of proposed CDC cuts

Republicans face backlash over racist labeling of coronavirus

Trump’s Coronavirus Tax Cut Falls Flat on Capitol Hill

Trump pitches payroll tax cut through election to skeptical GOP senators

Michigan GOP mayor ditches 'deranged' Trump, endorses Biden for president

ClimateChangeTown Hall Kasich

Trump budget chief holds firm on CDC cuts amid virus outbreak

Trump’s War on the Concept of Women’s Health
(The United States has joined with a group of authoritarian countries in opposing not just abortion, but also basic medical vocabulary that applies to women.)

The Trump administration has contradicted itself on coronavirus no fewer than 14 times in less than a month

Trump defies expert opinions on coronavirus: 'It will go away, just stay calm'

Trump campaign announces Wisconsin event shortly after White House advises to 'avoid crowding'

Trump officials considering extending tax-filing deadline over coronavirus

Justice Department must disclose secret Mueller grand jury evidence to Congress, appeals court finds

Pelosi rejects calls to shutter Capitol: 'We are the captains of this ship'

Biden seizes control of Democratic presidential race with big primary wins over Sanders

Biden takes command of Democratic race

Biden to Sanders supporters: 'We share a common goal' of defeating Trump

5 takeaways from Tuesday’s primaries

Andrew Yang endorses Biden in 2020 race

Major gun safety groups endorse Joe Biden’s presidential bid

Trump pitched 0% payroll tax rate for the rest of the year, White House official says

Trump says he's OK with coronavirus test but doesn't need one: 'I feel extremely good' 

Trump defies expert opinions on coronavirus: 'It will go away, just stay calm'

Trump campaign announces Wisconsin event shortly after White House advises to 'avoid crowding'

White House to meet with top tech companies about coronavirus response

White House likely to pursue federal aid for shale companies hit by oil shock, coronavirus downturn
(But the idea could face resistance from those who support direct aid to workers. One critic called the idea ‘absurd.')

Trump endorses Tuberville over Sessions in Alabama Senate runoff

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3/9/20

Dow sinks 2,000 points in worst day since 2008, S&P 500 drops more than 7%

U.S. markets crater as coronavirus, oil prices trigger brief halt in trading

Oil plunges 24% for worst day since 1991, hits multi-year low after OPEC deal failure sparks price war

Fed to step up cash injections for banks to guard against market pressure

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley's job approval and favorability ratings drop in new Iowa Poll

5 congressmen -- including Trump's future chief of staff and lawmaker who shook President's hand -- to self-quarantine after CPAC

Incoming White House chief of staff Mark Meadows among lawmakers sidelined by coronavirus concerns

Is it racist to call coronavirus the ‘Wuhan Virus’? GOP congressman’s self-quarantine tweet sparks a debate.

Trump and Pence try to reassure GOP donors they have coronavirus response under control

The Taliban deal is failing to take hold

As markets tank over coronavirus, Trump’s tanking of his own credibility haunts him

Markets are tanking, coronavirus is spreading – and Trump is attacking Biden and the media

Trump downplays oil plunge, coronavirus as markets tank: ‘Life & the economy go on’

Trump’s Coronavirus Claims Often Contradicted by His Own Experts

Trump leaves White House coronavirus briefing without answering questions about health

Trump reportedly told aides he fears journalists will purposefully try to infect him with coronavirus on Air Force One

Trump has not been tested for coronavirus, White House says

Who the Hell Wants Another Four Years of This?

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on coronavirus politics, Michigan primary stakes

Pelosi says plan for Round 2 of coronavirus relief could arrive as early as this week

Democrats are calling on Trump to include paid sick leave for workers in any economic package to fight the coronavirus

Democrats balk at Trump's payroll tax cut proposal

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock to run for Senate, boosting Democrats’ fortunes in their bid to claim Senate majority

Sen. Cory Booker endorses Joe Biden for president

Bad news for Bernie Sanders in a pair of Michigan polls

Mike Bloomberg continues to fund election efforts, targets black voters in key swing states

Trump says he will seek payroll tax cut, relief for hourly workers as part of coronavirus economic package

Trump goes into attack mode as coronavirus panic hits stock market

Trump on coronavirus: The flu is worse

Trump leaves White House coronavirus briefing without answering questions about health

Trump reportedly told aides he fears journalists will purposefully try to infect him with coronavirus on Air Force One

Trump and Pence try to reassure GOP donors they have coronavirus response under control

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3/8/20

Crude oil price war causes Dow futures to plummet 1,000 points

Stephen Moore: 'Economy will roar back to life' when coronavirus is contained

Veterans Are Working, but Not in Jobs That Match Their Advanced Training

Ted Cruz to stay at home this week after interacting with coronavirus patient

Paul Gosar says he's under 'self-quarantine' after interacting with person at CPAC who now has coronavirus

Joni Ernst's approval rating drops 10 points: poll

North Korea Launched Unidentified Projectile, South Korea Says

Fauci on shutting down coronavirus epicenters: 'Anything's possible'

Surgeon general: You're going to see more cases of coronavirus, 'doesn't mean we should panic'

Former FDA Commissioner: States and cities may have to shut business 'for national interests' amid coronavirus outbreak

Administration officials seek to offer consistent message amid shifting coronavirus situation

Frustration inside White House over mixed coronavirus messaging

US coronavirus cases pass 500 as defiant Trump praises response

Coronavirus case at CPAC brings outbreak closer to Trump, threatening to upend his routine amid reelection bid

Fact Check:Trump and his campaign promote dishonestly edited Biden video

Sunday shows - Tuesday elections, coronavirus response dominate

Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace 3/8/20 | Breaking Fox News March 8, 2020

Schumer, Gillibrand call for less federal restrictions on coronavirus testing in New York

Connecticut senator: 'We have no concept' of coronavirus scope

Inslee urges bipartisanship to combat coronavirus, brushes off Trump criticism: 'It's background noise'

Sen. Kamala D. Harris endorses Joe Biden for president

Sanders focuses on Biden's record, predicts Michigan victory as primary becomes two-man race

Rev. Jesse Jackson Endorses Bernie Sanders For 2020 Presidential Nomination

Trump: 'Fake News Media is doing everything possible to make us look bad' on coronavirus response

Trump escalates fight against press with libel lawsuits

Trump and his campaign promote dishonestly edited Biden video

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3/7/20

Rand Paul looms as wild card in surveillance fight

Matt Gaetz Wore Gas Mask To Mock Coronavirus Concerns. One Of His Constituents Just Died From It.

Peace elusive as US attempts Afghan exit
(Signing an “Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan” with the Taliban does not make it so.)

Live updates: CPAC attendee tests positive for coronavirus; Italy considers locking down center of outbreak

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declares a state of emergency and confirms 76 cases of coronavirus in the state

Squandered time: How the Trump administration lost control of the coronavirus crisis

As Americans Continue To Get Coronavirus, Trump Shows He Doesn't Really Care

Trump Weekends in Florida as Fear of the Coronavirus Rises

Biden racks up union endorsements ahead of crucial primaries

Sanders Presses Attacks on Biden's Record but Says His Rival Could Also Beat Trump

Trump: No promises regarding steel and aluminum tariffs on Brazil

Trump administration overrode CDC recommendation that elderly, at-risk populations not fly: AP

Trump says he will not stop campaign rallies over coronavirus

Trump said that if he's reelected he'd cut entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare to shrink the trillions in national debt

Trump sets up for bruising campaign against Biden

Town Hall with President Trump | Part 1

Town Hall with President Trump: Part 2

Town Hall with President Trump | Part 3

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3/6/20

 Dow falls 250 points, ekes out small weekly gain after a wild run

The market now sees the Fed cutting by 75 basis points in March

Job growth smashes expectations for February as unemployment falls back to 3.5%

U.S. trade deficit narrows in January; exports, imports fall

CNBC’s full interview with White House advisor Larry Kudlow on February jobs and coronavirus concerns

Romney to vote for subpoena in Senate investigation targeting the Bidens

Cory Gardner delivers with major land conservation and parks funding

Trump picks Mark Meadows as new White House chief of staff

Afghans Wonder: Is the Peace Deal Just for Americans?
(The Taliban are happily talking with Trump and standing down against U.S. troops, but they say they are "still at war" with Afghan national security forces.)

Pence gently tries to correct Trump's false coronavirus testing claims

Azar contradicts Pence, says there's no coronavirus testing kit shortage

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accuses China of setting back coronavirus prevention efforts

Exclusive: The Strongest Evidence Yet That America Is Botching Coronavirus Testing
(“I don’t know what went wrong,” a former CDC chief told The Atlantic.)

U.S. coronavirus death toll reaches 15; at least half of U.S. states confirm cases

Utah’s coronavirus response team accuses Trump of spreading misinformation

Trump muddles coronavirus message as response team struggles to match 'wishful thinking'

10 times Trump downplayed the coronavirus  

The Supreme Court is working on its first big abortion case in years by reviewing a Louisiana law 

Fox News Catches Kellyanne Conway Lying for Trump About Cutting Entitlements

Shields and Brooks on Warren’s farewell, Biden’s surge

Democrats introduce bill to guarantee paid sick leave in response to coronavirus

House Democrats request appeal asking court to enforce subpoena for former Trump White House counsel Donald McGahn

Trump signs $8.3 billion bill to fight coronavirus

Trump visits tornado-ravaged town in Tennessee, promises help

Trump picks Mark Meadows as new White House chief of staff

Trump calls Inslee a 'snake' amid coronavirus outbreak in Washington state

Trump campaign files defamation suit against CNN

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3/5/20

Dow tanks more than 950 points as Wall Street’s roller-coaster week continues

U.S. markets tank as coronavirus outlook worsens

10-year Treasury yield hits all-time low below 0.9% as virus fears fuel demand for US debt

Senate passes $8.3 billion emergency bill to fight coronavirus

More than a dozen Republican senators move to censure Schumer for SCOTUS jabs

Republicans, rooting for Sanders, see Biden wins as setback

Mitt Romney Says There's 'No Question' Hunter Biden Probe Appears Political

Sen. Ted Cruz Hatches Plan to Curtail the International Criminal Court’s Power

New Hampshire gov joins legal fight to keep 'Obamacare'

The GOP’s latest assault on Obamacare comes at exactly the right time — for Democrats

A fight over vaccine affordability threatened the coronavirus spending package 

Coronavirus outbreak expands to 18 states

Coronavirus death rate is 3.4%, World Health Organization says, Trump says 'hunch' tells him that's wrong

Judge cites Barr’s ‘misleading’ statements in ordering review of Mueller report redactions

U.S. District Court blocks Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements

Dems Pounce After Trump Says He Intends to Cut Entitlements

The GOP’s latest assault on Obamacare comes at exactly the right time — for Democrats

Schumer says he misspoke in remarks directed at two Supreme Court justices, defends abortion rights

Facebook drops Trump ads after Pelosi cites census confusion

Democrats in Congress coalesce around Joe Biden's campaign

Michigan Gov. Whitmer endorses Biden days before primary

Wall Street cheers Biden's Super Tuesday wins as stocks surge, fundraisers line up behind him 

Joe Biden’s Utah comeback may be bigger story than Bernie Sanders’ primary win

Elizabeth Warren, Once a Front-Runner, Drops Out of Presidential Race

Elizabeth Warren won’t endorse Biden or Sanders right away. Here’s why

Elizabeth Warren’s exit raises questions about the role of women in U.S. politics

Mike Bloomberg plans new group to support Democratic nominee

Trump insists Taliban wants to 'make a deal' after surge in violence in Afghanistan

Trump administration to allow more foreign temporary workers

Trump denies official coronavirus death rate based on his 'hunch' and suggests people with deadly virus can go to work

Coronavirus death rate is 3.4%, World Health Organization says, Trump says 'hunch' tells him that's wrong

'We're saving this country': Trump says Biden, Obama left U.S. 'a mess'

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3/4/20

U.S. markets post big gains as Joe Biden’s Super Tuesday surge offers coronavirus respite

Dow soars more than 1,100 points as market rallies off Biden win, UnitedHealth pops 10%

Private payrolls up 183,000 as hiring shows no signs of coronavirus scare

Fed's move to calm coronavirus-panicked investors only spooked them further 

Senate GOP ramps up investigations as Biden surges

GOP senator to try to censure Schumer over SCOTUS remark

Coronavirus: Republican senator tells Trump to ‘let the professionals do the talking’ after he repeatedly contradicts expert health advice

Rand Paul says he'll 'stay here all weekend' to get foreign aid cut included in coronavirus bill

Trump, Senate strike deal to fund conservation projects, restore national parks

Ex-Labor Secretary Turns Donald Trump's Insulting Nickname For Democrats On The GOP

U.S. Congress Moves to Restrain Pentagon Over Africa Drawdown Plans
(Esper already faces an uphill battle in trying to push through potential cuts to Africom. New legislation could make that even tougher.)

US strikes Taliban forces, in first hit since peace deal

The Coronavirus. The Stock Market. Now Biden’s Comeback Adds to Trump’s Bad Week.

Trump falsely claimed that Obama administration slowed down diagnostic testing, experts say

California governor declares state of emergency over coronavirus

Chief Justice Roberts rebukes Schumer over comments that Kavanaugh, Gorsuch will ‘pay the price’ for a vote against abortion rights

House passes $8.3 billion emergency spending package to respond to coronavirus outbreak

Schumer warns Kavanaugh and Gorsuch they will 'pay the price'

Biden surge calms Democratic jitters

Joe Biden’s Super Tuesday Revival

Joe Biden forged a Super Tuesday coalition that could win the Democratic nomination – and presidency 

Michael Bloomberg ends presidential bid, endorses Joe Biden

Super Tuesday live updates: Bloomberg exits a race reshaped after Biden’s surprising show of strength

After Mounting Losses, Elizabeth Warren Reviews Her Options
(Ms. Warren’s failure to finish in the top two in any Super Tuesday state left her with microscopic chances of success. Her campaign said she was weighing her next move.)

Warren, Sanders allies scramble to find her an exit ramp

5 takeaways from Super Tuesday

Trump to speak at Republican Jewish Coalition conference for 2nd straight year

Trump, Senate strike deal to fund conservation projects, restore national parks

Trump slams Schumer statement on Kavanaugh, Gorsuch: 'Serious action MUST be taken NOW'

Trump says Biden Ukraine dealings will be a 'major' campaign issue

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3/3/20

Dow plunges more than 700 points despite the Fed cutting rates

Dow plunged despite Fed’s emergency rate cut to stem coronavirus panic

Fed cuts rates by half a percentage point to combat coronavirus slowdown

Fed cuts rates sharply in response to coronavirus risk to economy, markets

Powell: Fed will do its part to keep economy strong

Mnuchin hails Fed decision to cut rates amid coronavirus outbreak, as Trump calls for more action

A large majority of Americans are worried the economy will take a massive hit from the coronavirus

Sessions to face Tuberville in Alabama GOP Senate runoff

Coronavirus is making some Republicans reconsider the merits of free health care

'They are defeated': With U.S. deal, Taliban claim victory over America

The United States Wants Peace. The Taliban Wants an Emirate.

WHO: Coronavirus death rate higher than initially thought

As Coronavirus Spreads, Iranian Doctors Fear the Worst
(Iran’s political and economic isolation hasn’t stopped COVID-19—but sanctions are threatening to turn an outbreak into a catastrophe.)

Live updates: U.S. reports 9th coronavirus death as the virus continues to spread; Fed cuts interest rate

'This is not sustainable': Public health departments, decimated by funding cuts, scramble against coronavirus

Chief Justice John Roberts heading down collision course with himself

The New Coalition Behind Joe Biden

Super Tuesday tests Mike Bloomberg’s money against Joe Biden’s momentum 

Bloomberg to reassess campaign following lackluster Super Tuesday showing

Takeaways from Super Tuesday: Biden's big bounce

Trump speaks with senior Taliban leader by phone, in a first between a U.S. president and insurgent force since Afghan war began

Trump suggests using flu vaccine on coronavirus and is instantly corrected by health experts: ‘No’

Mnuchin hails Fed decision to cut rates amid coronavirus outbreak, as Trump calls for more action

Trump rips into Biden, is told by Sanders to butt out, ahead of Super Tuesday
(US president says former VP would be ‘put into a home’ while others run the White House, should he be elected, day before 10 states hold primaries)

Trump mocks Bloomberg, Warren over early Super Tuesday results

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3/2/20

U.S. stocks surge, global markets stabilize on hopes that central banks will address coronavirus fallout

Dow roars back from coronavirus sell-off with biggest gain since 2009, surges 5.1%

With the Fed expected to ease, doubts arise over whether rate cuts will help 

10-year Treasury yield drops to another record low of 1.03% as historic fall in US rates continues

U.S. Senate leader says he hopes Trump intelligence nominee will get bipartisan vote

Conservative News Giant Newsmax Is Funding a Super PAC for Its Publisher’s GOP Senate Ally

Trump to meet with Republicans amid deadlocked surveillance fight

Pence vows to follow 'the science' on virus response

Joint Chiefs chairman backs Afghan agreement

FEMA preparing for Trump emergency declaration on

Timeline: How Trump was out of step with the CDC during coronavirus response

3 new risks for Trump

How a Trump Insider Embeds Climate Denial in Scientific Research

Supreme Court to take up another challenge to Affordable Care Act

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Biden’s win before Super Tuesday

House pushes to vote on funding for coronavirus response next week, Pelosi says

Democratic fears that Bernie Sanders would hurt down-ballot candidates influence suburban voters 

Super Tuesday: Klobuchar Drops Out Paving Way for Biden, Sanders, and Bloomberg

Biden seeks to consolidate Democrats with momentum of his S.C. victory

Election highlights: Buttigieg, Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke and Harry Reid endorse Biden

Biden surges higher with Klobuchar, Buttigieg endorsements

Sen. Tammy Duckworth endorses Joe Biden for president

Mark Udall joins Michael Hancock in endorsing Joe Biden for president

Trump administration orders four Chinese news outlets in U.S. to reduce staffs

Trump defends coronavirus response, warns Democrats against 'political attacks'

Watch live: President Trump holds a rally in Charlotte

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3/1/20

Surveillance fight pits Trump allies against each other

Pence solidifies role as Trump soldier

Mike Pence calls Donald Trump Jr.'s inflammatory coronavirus comments an 'understandable' response

Pence: 'A lot of irresponsible rhetoric among Democrats' over coronavirus

Afghan government objects to elements of U.S.-Taliban peace deal

4 Takeaways From the U.S. Deal With the Taliban

North Korea Marks Year of Failed Trump Talks With Missile Test

Threat of coronavirus calls for expertise — not loyalty
(Trump’s post-impeachment purges of supposedly disloyal federal employees endanger Americans’ safety amid outbreak of COVID-19)

Trump is pushing a dangerous, false spin on coronavirus — and the media is helping him spread it

2020 federal poverty guidelines: Why it might get harder to be considered poor under Trump

Coronavirus rumors and chaos in Alabama point to big problems as U.S. seeks to contain virus

Second person dies of coronavirus in US

Ex-FDA commissioner: There could be 'hundreds or low thousands' of coronavirus cases

Sunday shows - Coronavirus politics shares spotlight with Super Tuesday, South Carolina primary

Fox News Sunday Chris Wallace [3pm] 3/1/20 - President Trump Breaking News Mar 1,2020

Judge rules Cuccinelli unlawfully appointed to run immigration agency

Joe Biden’s firewall holds. What his South Carolina comeback means for Super Tuesday. 

Biden sets sights on key Super Tuesday states amid newfound momentum

Biden, Sanders condemn Trump amid coronavirus outbreak

Buttigieg drops out of Democratic race after S.C. propels Biden into Super Tuesday

Pete Buttigieg is ending his presidential bid

Trump is expected to visit the CDC and NIH this week amid growing coronavirus threat

Trump says US willing to help Iran with coronavirus

'Dark and lonely road': Trump rekindles Bloomberg feud

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2/29/20

Romney gets standing ovation for impeachment vote during stop in Denver

Live updates: First U.S. death confirmed; travel restrictions announced affecting Iran, Italy and South Korea in response to coronavirus

U.S. signs peace deal with Taliban agreeing to full withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan

For Trump, a reckoning has come

Inside Trump’s frantic attempts to minimize the coronavirus crisis

Joe Biden Takes Commanding Win in South Carolina

Biden touts victory in South Carolina: 'We are very much alive'

Tom Steyer ends his presidential bid

Trump says additional coronavirus cases are ‘likely’ as US announces new restrictions and warnings

Trump: Administration 'very strongly' considering closing southern border amid coronavirus outbreak

Trump seeks to quell fear as first U.S. coronavirus death is reported

Trump hails Taliban deal: 'Everybody’s tired of war' 

Trump says getting rid of "bad" people made him successful

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2/28/20

Dow falls 350 points Friday to cap the worst week for Wall Street since the financial crisis

Dow dives 350 points as U.S. markets wrap up worst week since the financial crisis

Fed’s Powell says coronavirus poses ‘evolving risks,’ pledges to ‘act as appropriate’ for economy

Kudlow: Don’t think market’s plunge will have long-term effect

The President's Virus Response is Lacking 

Lindsey Graham thanks Trump, bemoans 'never-ending bull----' at South Carolina rally

Conservative pundits blame a grab bag of supposed villains amid the coronavirus outbreak

Sen. Mitt Romney jeered at conservative gathering

Republicans growing nervous about 2020 economy

There are fewer registered Republicans than independents for the first time ever

WHO raises coronavirus threat assessment to its highest level: ‘Wake up. Get ready. This virus may be on its way’

Media’s coronavirus stories trying to hurt Trump, Mick Mulvaney says as he urges public to turn off TV

The Trump administration is providing a lot of mixed messages on coronavirus outbreak

Trump officials discuss tax cuts, other emergency measures in hopes of tackling coronavirus fallout

Fact-checking President Trump’s coronavirus news conference

Judge voids nearly 1 million acres of oil and gas leases, saying Trump policy undercut public input

President Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy blocked in federal court

Former White House counsel Don McGahn does not have to testify to House, appeals court finds

Shields and Brooks on South Carolina stakes, Trump’s virus response

Democrat gets in heated exchange with Pompeo at hearing: 'Do you believe coronavirus is a hoax?'

Nancy Pelosi calls stock market plunge ‘disturbing’ as she pushes for coronavirus funding

House approves bill banning flavored tobacco products

Full Video: CNNSouth CarolinaTown Hall With Bloomberg, Biden, Klobuchar, and Warren (Feb. 26)

Full Video: CNNSouth CarolinaTown Hall With Sanders, Buttigieg, and Steyer (Feb. 23)

US to sign historic deal with Taliban, Trump announces, beginning end of US war in Afghanistan and withdrawal of American troops

Trump again nominates Rep. John Ratcliffe to be director of national intelligence

White House blasts court's decision to block 'remain in Mexico' policy

Trump Criticizes Media for Coverage of Coronavirus

Trump hits Democrats over coronavirus criticism: 'This is their new hoax'

Trump tries to shift blame as virus outbreak rattles markets

Full Video: President Trump Rally From Charleston, South Carolina (Feb. 28)

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2/27/20

Dow plunges 1,100 points, bringing its decline from a record high to more than 10%

Here’s how long stock market corrections last and how bad they can get

Market pressure heats up on the Fed with at least three cuts now priced in for 2020

Coronavirus Shows the Problem With Trump’s Stock Market Boasting

Coronavirus is already disrupting the economy. Look at West Coast ports. 

This week’s stock shock is just the start of the economic pain if coronavirus hits American wallets

McConnell slams Schumer for playing 'partisan political attacks' with coronavirus

Steve Scalise says Republicans worked with Obama on Ebola. Let’s go to the tape.

The 2020 Democratic Primary Is Giving Some Republicans DéjàVu

Pence's office placed in charge of coronavirus messaging

Mike Pence was criticized for his handling of Indiana’s HIV outbreak. He will lead the U.S. coronavirus response.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus, and how is it treated?

U.S. workers without protective gear assisted coronavirus evacuees, HHS whistleblower says

Coronavirus pushes Trump to rely on experts he has long maligned

Ex-Obama health adviser calls Trump comments on coronavirus response 'incoherent'

Trump Has a Problem as the Coronavirus Threatens the U.S.: His Credibility

Judge rules Trump can't use Washington military funds for border wall

Appeals court refuses to throw out Joe Arpaio's guilty verdict after Trump pardon

February 27, 2020PBS NewsHour full episode

Democratic Leaders Willing to Risk Party Damage to Stop Bernie Sanders

Pelosi faces a challenge to House majority beyond her control: Bernie Sanders

Elizabeth Warren wants to defund Trump’s border wall and use the money to fight coronavirus

South Carolina Primary Poll: 20 Point Lead For Joe Biden?

Bloomberg: 'I'm going to stay right to the bitter end' of Democratic primary race

Trump upends controversial surveillance fight

Partisanship infects U.S. coronavirus reactions

Donald Trump Goes Off On Comcast At Cabinet Room Meeting: “They’re The Racists”

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2/26/20

Dow falls more than 100 points as market’s attempt to rebound from sell-off fails

10-year Treasury yield drops to record low of 1.30% on coronavirus fears

U.S. Stock Market Appears Most Vulnerable to Virus Shock

Congress warns Pentagon not to move money to fund Trump wall

Sen. Kennedy slams DHS secretary for lack of coronavirus answers  

Sen. Mitt Romney: Trump administration ‘substantially’ unprepared for coronavirus outbreak in the United States

Senate Republicans strongly back Barr after his clash with Trump

Shifting demographics drive GOP nosedive on US West Coast

The Death of Truth to Power
(Intelligence services do their job by staying out of politics. Donald Trump’s new intelligence chief could end all that.)

The Trump administration says the coronavirus vaccine might not be affordable for all Americans

Trump's 'Caronavirus' Fantasy World Might Soon Collide With Reality

Pretty much everything Trump has said about coronavirus is suspect

Trump’s coronavirus response includes many things he criticized President Obama for

What Trump Really Doesn’t Get About Trade

Trump mocked sea wall to protect N.J. from flooding. Now the project is halted.

House passes historic anti-lynching bill after Congress’s century of failure

DNC warns campaigns about cybersecurity after attempted scam

Schumer announces $8.5 billion request for emergency coronavirus funding

Pelosi says she'd be comfortable with Sanders at top of ticket

Sanders’s surge spreads fear among House and Senate Democrats

South Carolina Polls Show Late-Breaking Biden Revival

Biden leads by 18 points in South Carolina

Bloomberg first Democratic party candidate to confirm speech at AIPAC

The Globe endorses Elizabeth Warren

Live updates: Trump appoints Pence to lead virus response as U.S. confirms its first case of unknown origin

Trump appoints Pence to lead US response to coronavirus outbreak

The Trump administration says the coronavirus vaccine might not be affordable for all Americans

Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create a panic on coronavirus

Seeking Black Voters, Trump Campaign To Open Offices In 15 Black Communities

Trump campaign sues The New York Times for libel over Russia opinion article

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2/25/20

Stocks plunge for a second day as the Dow lost more than 800 points on Tuesday

Despite market washout, the Fed is unlikely to cut rates anytime soon in response to coronavirus

10-year Treasury yield drops to record low of 1.31% as coronavirus hits the global economy

Watch CNBC’s full interview with Larry Kudlow on coronavirus, economy

Mitch McConnell: 'Foolish' for GOP to speculate which Democrat is easiest to beat

McConnell, Looking to Energize Social Conservatives, Forces Votes on Abortion

Two longstanding abortion measures fail in the US Senate

Senators blast Trump administration for coronavirus response

Senators warn Trump not to blow the coronavirus response

Trump and the Republicans have warped the courts

Nobel-Winning Economist Slams GOP Over 'Most Cynical Policy Reversal Of Modern Times'

Utah Republican women say they are not an ‘endangered species’

Pence, Pompeo to speak at AIPAC policy conference

Live updates: Spread of coronavirus in U.S. appears inevitable, health officials warn; U.S. financial markets drop sharply

Donald Trump seems to know very little about the coronavirus

The Trump plan casts a shadow over Israel’s election

Trump nominee to federal court once called for abolishing Social Security, several government agencies

STEPHEN MILLER, THE ARCHITECT OF TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION PLAN

White House hires college senior as top Trump official

Lawmakers raise alarms over Trump coronavirus response

Watch live: Democrats debate in South Carolina

Warren unloads on Bloomberg as Dem debate becomes more personal

Takeaways From Democrats’ Last Debate Before South Carolina, Super Tuesday

Winners and losers from the South Carolina Democratic debate

Trump administration opens new legal front in battle against 'sanctuary' jurisdictions

Trump and the Republicans have warped the courts

Trump says purge of disloyal staffers is for the 'good of the country'

President Trump fixates on stock market as coronavirus spreads 

Trump Says No Country Has Helped Him Win Elections, Slams Schiff

Trump calls Stone juror ‘totally biased’ while prosecutors, defense attorneys are debating new trial

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2/24/20

Dow plunges 1,000 points on coronavirus fears, 3.5% drop is worst in two years

U.S., global markets plunge as coronavirus cases spike outside China

The coronavirus is hurting stocks, but here’s what could be the real problem

10-year Treasury yield falls to three-year low on coronavirus fears, 30-year rate hits record low

Susan Collins breaks with Trump over Grenell

One Utah senator’s votes align more with President Trump. It’s not Mike Lee.

Oregon state Republicans leave Capitol to deny vote on climate bill

Pompeo appeared to coordinate with Giuliani on Ukraine, new documents show

Trump 'gag rule' on abortion referral can be enforced, U.S. appeals court rules

Trump’s India visit opens with more symbolism than substance as he celebrates ties with a fellow nationalist

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Sanders’Nevada victory

7 of the 8 Democrats running for president support a tax on stock trades

Sanders releases list of how to pay for his proposals

Sanders says 'it's unfair to simply say everything is bad' with Fidel Castro's Cuba

White House asks Congress for $1.8 billion to bolster coronavirus response

Trump named a loyalist to head intelligence. Will Richard Grenell eliminate dissent?

Trump’s first day in India: A massive rally with Modi and a tour of the ‘truly incredible’ Taj Mahal

Trump suggests Sotomayor, Ginsburg should have to recuse themselves on 'Trump related' cases

Trump makes veiled threat toward Schiff over classified briefing on Russian 2020 election interference

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2/23/20

Trump's 'Big' China Trade Deal Has Some Really Big Problems

Trump campaign, Republicans spent over $1 million at Trump businesses in 2019

Five things to know about emerging US, Taliban peace deal

National security adviser: 'I haven't seen any intelligence' that Russia is trying to help Trump

Trump allies assembled lists of officials considered disloyal to president: report

Sunday shows - 2020 spotlight shifts to South Carolina

FOX NEWS Sunday With Chris Wallace 2/23/20 | Breaking TRUMP February 23, 2020

Robert O'Brien on "Face the Nation," February 23, 2020

Schiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again'

Democratic senator: It's 'pretty clear' Russia supports political right in US 'over and over again'

Trump's Intel moves spark Democratic fury

Connecticut senator: 'Trump policy on Iran has been a total disaster'

Clyburn to endorse Biden ahead of S.C. primary

Nevada caucuses highlights: Sanders wins, Buttigieg campaign challenges some results

South Carolina Debate: Seven Candidates Including Tom Steyer and Mike Bloomberg

Presidential primary: Where do the remaining Democrats stand on gun control?

Trump’s India trip mixes politics with policy, and offers the promise of his biggest rally yet

Responding to news of Russian interference, Trump sends chilling message to U.S. intelligence community

Trump accuses Schiff of leaking intelligence about Russia to hurt Sanders

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2/22/20

Coronavirus fears spoiled a solid earnings season and will further dominate markets ahead

As Trump Seizes Money For Wall, Congress's Spending Power Weakens

A Conservative Judge Just Slapped the Trump Administration’s Treatment of Poor People

Russian interference reports rock Capitol Hill

‘We should be very afraid’: Admiral who oversaw Bin Laden raid hits out at Trump over sacking of intelligence chief

Supreme Court allows 'public charge' rule to take effect nationwide

Sotomayor accuses Supreme Court of bias in favor of Trump administration

Rapid changes strain the 9th Circuit
(Trump’s 10 picks have begun to shift court’s longtime liberal bent and stirred criticism from veteran judges.)

California answers Trump abortion threat
(Officials tell the White House that the state will continue to require health plans to cover the procedure.)

Democrats are on a perilous course as they seek a nominee to challenge Trump

Nevada caucuses live updates: Sanders wins the Nevada caucuses, official results slowly trickle in

Sanders takes aim at Trump after Nevada caucus victory

Trump in India: What to expect on trade, security and human rights

Trump embarks on expansive search for disloyalty as administration-wide purge escalates

Trump Dismisses Warning of Russian 2020 Meddling as a Democratic 'Hoax'

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2/21/20

Dow drops more than 200 points, posts losing week as coronavirus fears resurface

The S&P 500 just passed its highest valuation level in almost 18 years

The Federal Reserve thinks low rates have had only a ‘modest’ impact on stock market prices

Five GOP-led states seek to block Equal Rights Amendment

McConnell-aligned super PAC-funded group meddling in North Carolina Democratic primary

People call out Ted Cruz for hypocritical tweet about mandatory vasectomies

Judge dismisses Nunes lawsuit against Fusion GPS

William Barr to meet Republican senators amid tensions with Trump

Pompeo Announces Taliban Peace Deal Plan
(The pact pledging “intra-Afghan” talks is to be signed Feb. 29, but questions remain over whether the deal will last.)

Suspected Mexican cartel figure handed over to U.S. amid surge of extraditions

Russia Is Said to Be Interfering to Aid Sanders in Democratic Primaries

Attorney General Barr is in a mess — and has no one to blame but himself

Ex-CIA chief calls Trump intel shakeup a 'virtual decapitation' of the intelligence community

Maximum Disaster: Donald Trump's Iran Policy Is a Total Disaster

Chaos deepens among Democrats after Bloomberg's misfire

Bloomberg, in Reversal, Says He’ll Release 3 Women From Nondisclosure Agreements

Wounded but defiant, Bloomberg promises to keep fighting
(After poor debate dims his aura in US Democratic primaries, billionaire tells campaign rally he’s not going away, adviser says ‘he was just warming up’)

Mike Bloomberg calls himself the ‘un-Trump’ in SaltLake campaign rally

Rivals worry Sanders building 'insurmountable' Super Tuesday lead

Bernie Sanders briefed by U.S. officials that Russia is trying to help his presidential campaign

Full Video: CNNNevadaTown Hall With Biden and Warren (Feb. 20)

Elizabeth Warren reverses her position on super PAC support as she seeks comeback

Shields and Brooks on Las Vegas debate, Trump’s pardons

Trump gives Defense Department power to abolish bargaining rights for civilian unions

A buoyant Trump out West, cheerful about his acquittal and eager to mock his Democratic opponents

Trump directly sought to block publication of Bolton's book: WaPo

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2/20/20

Dow falls more than 100 points after suffering a sudden midday sell-off that confused traders

Can a Republican take on Trump and survive? Mitt Romney is proving it’s possible.

Mike Lee defends impeachment vote in town hall meeting; also calls ERA part of ‘a radical pro-abortion agenda.’

Top GOP super PAC spent money on NC Democrat

Trump seeks to boost vulnerable GOP senator with Colorado rally

Netanyahu disavows Trump plan idea to redraw border around Arab Israeli towns

Lawmakers Are Warned That Russia Is Meddling to Re-elect Trump

Senior intelligence official told lawmakers that Russia wants to see Trump reelected

Mulvaney says U.S. is ‘desperate’ for more legal immigrants

House to vote on legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime

The Democratic debate descends into class warfare, as the billionaire and socialist play off each other 

Democrats jockey for advantage after spirited debate in Nevada

Three members of Congress endorse Bloomberg after raucous debate

Bloomberg quietly plotting brokered convention strategy

Trump angry after House briefed on Russia meddling in 2020 election on his behalf

New Trump Disability Rule Targets Non-English Speakers

Trump is silent on far-right violence, again

Trump lashes out at Fox News coverage: 'I won every one of my debates'

Trump holds a 'Keep America Great' rally in Colorado

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2/19/20

S&P 500 and Nasdaq jump to record highs, Dow climbs more than 100 points

Fed officials feel rates are likely to stay where they are, minutes show

It’s never been this hard for companies to find qualified workers

Trump economist says 'uncertainty' from trade disputes hit business investment

Republicans Have a Plan to Win Back the House: Fight Like Trump

Mulvaney calls out GOP for being 'a lot less interested' in deficits under Trump than Obama: report

Republicans owe Vindman a public apology

Pompeo tries to unite the West while dividing Washington

US judge sides with migrants in case against Border Patrol

Trump is making Barr look like his stooge. And he’s apparently not going to stop.

Las Vegas Democratic debate turns into all-out brawl 

Democratic rivals pummel Bloomberg at start of Nevada debate

Everybody came for Mike Bloomberg, and other top moments from the February Democratic debate in Las Vegas

Winners and losers from the Nevada Democratic debate

Most interesting man in politics: Bloomberg breaks all the rules, upends 2020 race

Bloomberg hits progressive rivals at debate: 'We're not going to throw out capitalism'

Bloomberg 'weathered the storm' during fiery Democratic debate, his campaign says

Trump signs order diverting water to California farmers against state wishes

Trump to name Richard Grenell, U.S. ambassador to Germany, as acting head of intelligence

Trump dismisses John Rood, the Pentagon’s policy chief

Trump administration backs Oracle in Supreme Court battle against Google

Trump tests Barr with more tweets about the Justice Department

Watch:Trump holds rally in Arizona

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2/18/20

Dow falls for a third day, dropping 165 points after Apple’s coronavirus warning

McConnell stands by Barr amid Stone sentencing fallout

McConnell takes aim at Democratic presidential candidates

Graham tells Defense Secretary Esper he could 'make your life hell' in battle over Trump Africa policy

Susan Collins in statistical tie with Democratic challenger: poll

GOP campaign donor in Texas among President Trump’s pardons

The Oslo Accords Are Dead. Should the Palestinian Authority Live On?
(Trump’s peace plan killed any hope of a negotiated settlement. Rather than empty rhetoric, Palestinian leaders owe their people a new approach—even if it means disbanding the PA.)

Barr has told those close to Trump he is considering quitting if the president keeps tweeting about Justice Dept. investigations

Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall

Democrats worried about Trump's growing strength

NBC News/WSJ poll: Sanders opens up double-digit lead nationally

Mike Bloomberg releases plan to rein in Wall Street

For Mike Bloomberg, Wednesday’s presidential debate means stepping outside his very expensive comfort zone

Bloomberg to sell his company if elected president: campaign

Trump grants clemency to high-profile individuals, including Rod Blagojevich, Michael Milken and Bernard Kerik

Post-impeachment, Trump declares himself the ‘chief law enforcement officer’ of America

Trump admits he makes AG Barr's job harder

Trump pledges federal support for Los Angeles in hosting 2028 Olympics

Trump aims to be distraction for Democrats on Western U.S. swing

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2/17/20

Sen. Cotton repeats coronavirus origins conspiracy theory

The descent of the GOP into authoritarian know-nothingism

China to grant tariff exemptions on additional U.S. goods

US Jewish umbrella group adopts stances on guns and unions at odds with Trump

Federal judges' association calls emergency meeting after DOJ intervenes in case of Trump ally Roger Stone

The EPA is about to change a rule cutting mercury pollution. The industry doesn’t want it.

Barr Aimed To Block Turkish Bank Indictment After Erdogan Asked Trump For Help: Report

Bolton decries White House 'censorship' in rare public remarks on his book

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Nevada caucuses, Bloomberg’s ad blitz

Democrats Plan to Highlight Health Care and Jobs Over Investigating Trump

Lawmakers push back at Trump's Pentagon funding grab for wall

Congress looks to strengthen hand in State Department following impeachment

Democrats fear Republican sabotage in key Senate race

Ban on assault weapon sales dies in Va. Senate committee

Sanders and Bloomberg exchange blows as Democratic race heats up

Trump administration's budget cuts aren't economic, they're ideological

Trump rejects Obama taking credit for strong economy

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2/16/20

The U.S. Economy Is Rigged
(While the public cannot identify exactly how the system is rigged, it is nonetheless correct: elites in business and government collude regularity to run the American economy to their own advantages and have increasingly done so for decades.)

GOP senator on Trump's Roger Stone tweet: 'Just because you can sing ... doesn't mean you should sing'

Ted Cruz takes aim at Alabama vasectomy bill: 'Yikes'

Senate braces for fight over impeachment whistleblower testimony

Allies show US the price of reducing common defense funding

NIH official says coronavirus 'on the verge' of becoming global pandemic unless containment becomes 'more successful'

Worried about Coronavirus? Tell Trump to reverse cuts to critical US agencies

'Medicare for All' will turn into health care for none

U.S. Watchdog to Investigate Trump's Farm Bailout Program

More than 1,100 former DOJ officials press for Attorney General Barr to step down

Sunday shows - Spotlight shines on Bloomberg, stop and frisk

Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace 2/16/20 | Fox News Today February 16, 2020

Democrats fear rule of law crumbling under Trump

Klobuchar calls on Barr to testify in front of Senate after department rejects recommended Roger Stone sentencing

Democrats' choice: Unite or go down to defeat

Candidates make electability arguments, talk Bloomberg as focus turns to more diverse states

Biden: 'Last time we ran' African American votes were 'basically taken for granted'

Democrats take aim at Bloomberg on stop-and-frisk, treatment of women

Trump speaks with Turkey's Erdogan amid growing tensions in Syria

Trump eliminates funding for program honoring Ambassador Stevens, who was killed in Benghazi

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2/15/20

Ted Cruz once called Trump ‘utterly amoral’ and a ‘sniveling coward.’ Then he worked to save his presidency.

GOP climate plan faces pushback — from Republicans

Iranian FM: Trump, led by novice advisers, brought region close to war

Why aren’t more Americans working? Fed Chair Powell says blame education and drugs, not welfare.

William Barr Moves to Take the Reins of Politically Charged Cases

Barr back on the hot seat

'On the brink': Trump's push for Medicaid transparency could worsen rural hospital crisis

The Trump administration is reportedly fearful China may cut into the global jet-engine market. GE could pay the price.

Pelosi says she 'had no intention' to tear up Trump's State of the Union until she read it

Senate Democrats Say Trump Administration Skimps on Virus Fight

Worries grow as moderates split Democratic vote

Bloomberg pledges to 'dismantle systems that are plagued by bias and discrimination'

Bloomberg’s big bucks break campaign mold

Trump unleashed: President moves with a free hand post-impeachment

Trump mocks the faith of others. His own religious practices remain opaque.

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2/14/20

Stocks close little changed, but post a gain for the week

Congressmen Curtis, McAdams vote to extend ERA ratification deadline

Appeals court unanimously strikes down Medicaid work requirements

GAO to review Trump administration's $28 million farm bailout

DOJ won't charge former FBI Deputy Director McCabe

As impeachment trial ended, federal prosecutors took new steps in probe related to Giuliani, according to people familiar with case

A PRESIDENT SO UNHINGED THAT EVEN BILL BARR SAYS HE’S OUT OF CONTROL

So Trump Basically Confessed to the Ukraine Charges

Trump's 'DeepState' conspiracy theory just took a big hit

Trump’s 29th Trip To Mar-a-Lago Brings Golf Tab To 334 Years Of Presidential Salary

Trump-Barr divide worsens as the president bucks a request to stop tweeting, and the Justice Dept. declines to charge ex-FBI official McCabe

William Barr must go
(Every member of Congress should be calling for the resignation of the attorney general.)

Mark Shields and Michael Gerson on New Hampshire primary, Trump vs. DOJ

Pelosi names first-ever House whistleblower ombudsman director

Poll: Bloomberg overtakes Biden in Florida

White House considering tax incentive for more Americans to buy stocks, sources say

Trump administration eyes 10% middle-class tax cut proposal

Trump to send border agents to "sanctuary" cities to help ICE

Trump budget zeroes out funding for Stars and Stripes, the military's newspaper

Trump maintains he can intervene in cases after Barr urges him to curb tweeting

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2/13/20

Dow drops more than 100 points, slips from record high as reported coronavirus cases jump

McConnell: Trump 'ought to listen to' Barr's advice on DOJ tweets

Senate passes resolution to limit Trump’s power to order military action against Iran

Republicans ready to look past Trump’s brash intervention in Roger Stone case

Utah Rep. Chris Stewart could be Trump’s next intelligence director

Republicans expect Trump to withdraw controversial Fed nominee

Right-Wing Backlash Greets Modest GOP Foray Into Climate Change

YouTube Removes Clip of Rand Paul Speaking on Senate Floor, Citing Concern He Named Ukraine Whistleblower

Iran says it will strike U.S. and Israel if they make the 'slightest error'

U.S. national security team is downsizing
(Trump’s top aide, Robert O’Brien, has quietly trimmed one-third of the staff in five months on job.)

Barr pushes back against Trump’s criticism of Justice Dept., says tweets ‘make it impossible for me to do my job’

John Kelly, essentially: Trump is doing everything wrong

Trump’s authoritarian style is remaking America

Trump's revenge vs. Trump's rewards

Trump seeks to bend the executive branch as part of impeachment vendetta

Trump contradicts past denials, admits sending Giuliani to Ukraine

U.S. House removes ERA ratification deadline, one obstacle to enactment

Pelosi: A.G. Barr 'has deeply damaged the rule of law'

Senate Democrats introduce legislation to change impeachment trial rules

Doubts emerge about Trump Fed nominee Judy Shelton after tough questioning

Senate Democrats queasy over Sanders as nominee

Sanders builds double-digit national lead: poll

Trump to Raid Pentagon’s War Account to Build Border Wall
(The White House plans to divert $3.8 billion from across the Department of Defense to build Trump’s long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.)

Trump says John Kelly has a 'military and legal obligation' to 'keep his mouth shut'

Trump takes on Judge Amy Berman Jackson ahead of Roger Stone’s sentencing

Trump floats halt to officials listening in on calls with foreign leaders

Trump says his 'life would've been a lot easier' if he picked Barr over Sessions

Trump to headline a $580,600-per-couple fundraiser, the most expensive of his reelection bid

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2/12/20

Dow jumps more than 250 points to a record

US deficit surges 25% in fiscal 2020 and is $1.1 trillion over the past year

Fed chief issues stark warning to Congress on deficits

GOP senators say Trump shouldn't weigh in on pending sentences

Romney’s not really alone. Republican senators were ready to oust Nixon in 1974.

How is Mitt Romney handling impeachment fallout? ’I don’t follow that.’

Voters approve of Romney's impeachment vote to convict Trump 50%-39%, poll finds 

Sessions in close race for Alabama GOP Senate nomination: poll

Collins: Trump 'angered by impeachment'

Trump escalates campaign of retribution as Republican senators shrug

Rep. Jim Jordan accused of participating in OSU sexual abuse cover-up by ex-wrestler

Poll: 94% percent of Palestinians oppose US peace plan

Barr to testify before House Judiciary panel

Barr ensnared in Roger Stone firestorm

Senate Democrats Demand Barr Resign Or Face Impeachment Over Roger Stone Case

House Democrats ask Secret Service for details about its payments to Trump’s company

Warren: We are watching a descent into authoritarianism

Democrats now face a fractured and divisive contest for the nomination

Mike Bloomberg wins the Democratic spotlight and the derision of his rivals

Deval Patrick suspends presidential bid

Trump Pressures Palestinians and Allies Over Peace Plan
(The White House blocks a U.N. resolution and threatens to withhold aid to the Palestinians.)

The Trump administration approved the U.S. use of land mines. That’s a step back for global campaigns to ban their deployment.

Trump is elevating judges who could gut the Voting Rights Act

Trump escalates campaign of retribution as Republican senators shrug

Trump attacks federal judge, prosecutors in Twitter tirade defending Roger Stone

Trump withdraws D.C. U.S. Attorney's nomination to Treasury Dept. amid Roger Stone controversy

Trump declines to rule out pardon for Roger Stone

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2/11/20

S&P 500 and Nasdaq eke out fresh record closing highs

Fed Chair Powell warns Congress that $1 trillion budget deficits are unsustainable

Job openings slide to a two-year low as labor market gets tighter

Senate Republicans confirm Trump's 51st federal appeals court judge

Some Utah GOP leaders demand Mitt Romney’s loyalty to Trump and his agenda

Senate GOP blocks three election security bills

Barr takes control of legal matters of interest to Trump, including Stone sentencing

Prosecutors quit amid escalating Justice Dept. fight over Roger Stone’s prison term

House Budget Committee Chair slams White House budget proposal

In Search of the ‘Disappearing Corporate Income Tax’

Pelosi calls for investigation into Roger Stone sentencing recommendation

New Hampshire Democratic Primary- Live Updates

Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire primary

Riding wave of momentum, Klobuchar lands in 3rd place in New Hampshire primary

Andrew Yang drops out of presidential race

Michael Bennet drops out of presidential race

Trump Seeks to Halve U.S. Funding for World Health Organization as Coronavirus Rages
(The president’s new budget would cut more than $3 billion in global health programs.)

Trump looks to kill student loan forgiveness program

Trump says military may consider discipline for ousted aide Vindman

Trump swipes at resigned prosecutors, judge in Roger Stone case

Trump calls Bloomberg a 'total racist' for supporting stop and frisk policies that president also endorsed

AHEAD OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY, TRUMP TRIES TO MAKE TROUBLE FOR THE DEMOCRATS

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2/10/20

Dow jumps 170 points, Amazon leads S&P 500 and Nasdaq to record highs

What to look for when Fed Chair Powell meets with Congress this week

How Trump’s trade war is hurting swing states

‘We’re hurting’: In New Hampshire’s poorest city, few signs of Trump’s ‘blue-collar boom’

Trump's Budget Math Grapples With Economic Reality

Lindsey Graham’s tarring of Alexander Vindman

CPAC chairman says he would fear for Mitt Romney’s ‘physical safety’ at conference

GOP chairman says he won't hold hearing on Trump's budget: 'It turns into a diatribe'

Senators, bruised by impeachment, hunt for deals

U.S. charges four Chinese military members in connection with 2017 Equifax hack

Justice Department launches legal assault to roll back sanctuary cities

Barr acknowledges Justice Dept. has created ‘intake process’ to vet Giuliani’s information on Bidens

More than 100 U.S. troops diagnosed with brain injuries from Iran attack -officials

Sacred Native American burial sites are being blown up for Trump’s border wall, lawmaker says

Navy Prepares to Slash Funding for New Warships

Trump’s $4.8 Trillion Budget Would Cut Safety Net Programs and Boost Defense

Juan Williams: The door is open for Bloomberg

Lauren Chooljian and James Pindell preview the New Hampshire primary

Pelosi slams Trump's new budget for 'savage' cuts in Medicare

Vindman dismissal spurs Chuck Schumer to request all 74 inspectors general look into potential whistleblower retaliation

Manchin to Trump: I'm no Munchkin, and by the way, you're 'much heavier than me'

Nadler demands answers from Barr on 'new channel' for receiving Ukraine info from Giuliani

Democrats see chances rising for brokered convention

Top Democrats turn on each other after Iowa, complicating the party’s chances against Trump

Bloomberg creeps into 3rd place in new national poll

Trump’s $4.8 Trillion Budget Would Cut Safety Net Programs and Boost Defense

Trump calls for slashing funding for toxic Superfund cleanup

Trump Downplays Brain Injuries in Iran Attack With Toll at 109

Trump travels to Dover to receive remains of service members killed in Afghanistan

Full Video: President Trump Rally From Manchester, New Hampshire (Feb 10)

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2/9/20

Trump budget plan would fail to eliminate deficit over 10 years, briefing document shows

Lindsey Graham says DOJ is handling information from Giuliani on Bidens

Graham vows to approach Hunter Biden probe with caution: 'I'm not going to be the Republican Christopher Steele'

Graham backs Vindman firing: 'People in his chain of command have been suspicious of him regarding his political point of view'

Jeff Sessions Was 'Trump Before Trump.' Will Alabama Voters Remember?

Fight over Trump’s impeachment shifts to battle over the impact on Senate races

Impeachment fallout threatens to upend battle for Senate 

Envoy warns US could pull support for annexation if Israel ‘ignores’ Trump terms

E.U. to Trump: ‘We are not foes’

Trump’s new budget proposal expected to show how far he has moved away from some 2016 campaign promises

Trump under pressure to renew last nuke treaty with Russia

US to spend up to $66M in efforts to counter coronavirus: health officials

Iowa Democratic Party projects Pete Buttigieg the winner of the delegate race, with Bernie Sanders preparing a challenge

Sunday shows - 2020 Democrats make closing arguments in New Hampshire

FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace 2/9/20 | Breaking Fox News February 9 , 2020

Trump expected to ask for $2 billion in funding for border wall, make cuts to medicare, medicaid, and social security in 2020 budget

Trump to request 6 percent domestic cuts in $4.8 trillion budget

Trump slashes foreign aid, cuts safety net programs in new budget proposal

Trump hosts governors, claims credit for their performance

Trump steps up pitch to black voters

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2/8/20

Trump's Trade Tussle With China Is Indicative of a Future Free Market Failure

How Mitch McConnell Delivered Acquittal for Trump 

Group of GOP senators tried to stop Trump from Sondland ouster

Republicans sense momentum after impeachment win

Trump is losing the support of the United States' closest ally after the president slammed down the phone on them during an 'apoplectic' call

Jewish Democrats spearhead letter to Trump blasting peace plan

Buried in Trump’s peace plan, a proposal that could strip thousands of Israeli Arabs of their citizenship

Buried in Trump’s peace plan, a proposal that could strip thousands of Israeli Arabs of their citizenship

Pelosi's miscalculation and Trump hatred

Nancy Pelosi: McConnell and the GOP Senate are accomplices to Trump’s wrongdoing

Democrats to plow ahead with Trump probes post-acquittal

‘Tempted to despair’: Trump’s resilience causes Democrats to sound the alarm

Fight over Trump’s impeachment shifts to battle over the impact on Senate races

Bloomberg meets with Democratic governors

Michael Bloomberg surges to 2nd place in the betting markets

Trump defends removal of impeachment witness

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2/7/20

Dow drops more than 250 points, snaps 4-day winning streak amid coronavirus worries

The economy added 225,000 jobs in January, showing continued strength

Post-tax cut job gains weren’t quite as great as initially thought

Plan to probe Bidens sparks GOP divisions

Collins says it would not be appropriate for Trump to retaliate against impeachment witnesses

Anti-Trump Republican Group Defends 'Patriot' Mitt Romney After Trump Attacks

Senate Republicans have sunk Trump's last four Federal Reserve choices. But Judy Shelton is far from a lock.

The Republican Party is white and Southern. How did that happen?

Watch CNBC’s full interview with Vice President Mike Pence

Shields and Brooks on Trump’s acquittal, Iowacaucus chaos

Key House Democrat says Perez must go: 'He doesn't lead on anything'

Winners and losers from the New Hampshire Democratic debate

President Trump questions Sen. Mitt Romney’s faith in criticizing his vote to convict him of abuse of power

Why Trump attacks Romney, Pelosi and any person of faith who disagrees with him

Trump criticizes West Virginia Democrat on impeachment votes

Trump fires Gordon Sondland, the second impeachment witness to be removed from his post on Friday

Trump removes two key witnesses in impeachment trial

Trump triumphs over Dems in emoluments case as appeals court tosses suit

Trump Opens a New Front in the Trade Wars

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2/6/20

Dow rises more than 80 points to a record as Wall Street extends winning streak to four days

January jobs report may have gotten an extra boost from the weather

China to halve retaliatory tariffs on hundreds of US goods worth about $75 billion

A reluctant Romney tried to give Trump an out on impeachment. The White House wouldn’t take it. 

Romney says he expects 'unimaginable' consequences after impeachment vote

MITT ROMNEY’S ACT OF POLITICAL COURAGE

Lindsey Graham Figures When He Dies, God Will Be Cool With Him Acquitting Trump

Trump is out for revenge -- after the GOP swore he didn’t threaten them

Senate Report Criticizes Response to Russian Meddling and Partly Blames McConnell

Gaetz filing ethics complaint against Pelosi for 'destroying' Trump speech

House Republicans move Jordan to Judiciary, Meadows to Oversight

GOP governor says Trump 'abused his powers,' shouldn't be in office

Treasury responds to GOP requests for Hunter Biden, Burisma info

President Trump, Cory Gardner to headline Colorado Springs rally

After Trump plan, Khamenei to fund Palestinian terror groups ‘as much as we can’

At Embassies Abroad, Trump Envoys Are Quietly Pushing Out Career Diplomats
(“There’s zero support or pushback from the department for the career people,” said one former U.S. official.)

The hidden worst part of Donald Trump's unhinged impeachment victory speech

'Liberated' Pelosi bashes Trump — and woos Democratic base 

House votes to condemn Trump Medicaid block grant policy

House approves pro-union labor bill

Democratic chair calls for recanvass in Iowa as national leaders raise new questions about handling of app

Final Iowa Democratic caucus results show Buttigieg, Sanders on top

Pete Buttigieg continues to surge in N.H. polling

Full Video: CNNTown Hall With Biden, Warren, Yang, and Steyer (Feb. 5, New Hampshire)

Trump announces death of al-Qaeda leader in Yemen after US strike

Trump discusses coronavirus with China's Xi

Trump takes shot at Romney at National Prayer Breakfast

Trump lambastes his critics as he moves to target perceived enemies over impeachment

‘It was hell’: Trump celebrates impeachment acquittal, while ripping Democrats and Romney

President celebrates Senate acquittal at the White House, expresses no contrition and calls Democratic leaders ‘vicious and mean’

Trump is out for revenge -- after the GOP swore he didn’t threaten them

Trump decries 'evil' impeachment drive, relishes acquittal

Trump and the chief justice: Impeachment is over, but they’re not done with each other
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2/5/20

Dow jumps 480 points, S&P 500 closes at record as market shakes off coronavirus fears

There’s a 70% chance of recession in the next six months, new study from MIT and State Street finds

Trump remains in office after Senate votes to acquit impeached president on obstruction of Congress charge

Senate votes to acquit President Trump on impeachment charges

McConnell 'disappointed' by Romney impeachment vote, but 'I'm going to need his support'

McConnell tees up five Trump judges after impeachment trial wraps

Romney, Defying the Party He Once Personified, Votes to Convict Trump
(Senator Mitt Romney grew emotional as he pronounced the president “guilty of an appalling abuse of public trust.” The recriminations from fellow Republicans were immediate.)

Romney votes to convict Trump on charge of abuse of power, becoming the lone Republican to break ranks

Mitt Romney dismantles the GOP’s strained defenses of Trump

GOP senators reject punishing Romney for impeachment vote

Susan Collins says Trump will be ‘much more cautious’ after impeachment. The evidence suggests otherwise.

End of impeachment trial to leave deep scars in Senate

State of the Union showcases Trump’s total control of the GOP on eve of probable impeachment acquittal 

Just after Trump acquittal, Republican senators requested Hunter Biden's travel records

An Eye for an Eye Doesn’t Make Americans Safer
(The Trump administration is doubling down on vengeance as a foreign-policy doctrine, placing the United States and its allies in danger.)

Here is what we can take away from Trump’s impeachment and acquittal

Trump claimed in the State of the Union address he rebooted a failing economy. The facts don't support him, but voters might.

Trump has scant results to show on lowering drug prices. So he's mostly attacking Democrats in last night's State of the Union address. 

Supreme Court Will Weigh Expediting Democrats’ Obamacare Appeals

Pelosi unloads on Trump in private meeting after SOTU standoff

Pelosi-Trump relationship takes turn for the terrible

Schiff: Bolton 'refused' to submit affidavit on Trump's involvement in Ukraine controversy

House Democrats 'likely' to subpoena John Bolton, says Judiciary Chairman Nadler

Alabama Sen. Doug Jones to vote to convict Trump

Trump barrels into 2020 campaign, emboldened after acquittal

After Senate acquittal, Trump tweets video showing him running for president indefinitely

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2/4/20

Dow soars more than 400 points, Tesla surge leads Nasdaq to all-time high

Mitch McConnell calls for an end to House Democrats' 'nonsense impeachment'

Trump impeachment acquittal on track ahead of Senate vote

What U.S. senators said on day before vote to acquit or convict Trump

Susan Collins to vote to acquit Trump of all impeachment charges

Rand Paul reads alleged whistleblower's name on Senate floor

The hypocrisy of the GOP senators
(Shameless Republicans finally admit what was clear from the start: Trump’s call wasn’t ‘perfect.’)

White House, Republicans blast Pelosi for ripping up copy of Trump speech

U.S. military arms its submarines with new ‘low-yield’ nuclear warheads

DOJ tells Supreme Court that subpoenas for Trump's finances are unconstitutional

Trump's acquittal may have profound impact on presidential power

State of the Union live updates: Trump touts economy, immigration policies and foreign relations in address as Senate impeachment vote nears

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's exaggerated 'great American comeback'

‘The guardrails are gone’: Democrats brace for emboldened Trump at State of the Union

Democrats Walk Out During Trump’s State Of The Union Address

Here’s What Democratic Legislators Chanted During the State of the Union Address

Democratic senator: 'I regret attending' Trump's State of the Union speech

Pelosi tweets photo showing her extending hand to Trump at speech

Pelosi rips up Trump's State of the Union address

Full Video: Iowa Democratic Party Press Conference to Release Caucus Results

First set of Iowa Democratic caucus results shows Sanders and Buttigieg leading

Big city Democratic donors may end up influencing the 2020 contest more than the Iowa caucuses 

Bloomberg Plans to Double Ad Spending After Iowa Caucus Problem

President Donald J. Trump's 2020 State of the Union Address
February 4, 2020  9:00 PM EST.

4 takeaways from Trump’s State of the Union address

Five takeaways from Trump's tense State of the Union address

Trump boasts of economic gains on eve of impeachment verdict

Trump appears to ignore Pelosi's handshake offer

Trump says AOC will challenge Schumer and 'kick his ass' in 2022

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2/3/20

Stocks rebound from Friday’s deep sell-off, but coronavirus fears linger

Republicans say Trump has learned his lesson on impeachment. The evidence suggests otherwise.

Lindsey Graham: GOP to probe whistleblower, Bidens after impeachment trial

Joe Biden and Lindsey Graham were great friends. Then came impeachment.

Mitch McConnell is terrible but John Roberts is actually the worst 

Ernst walks back her Biden impeachment remarks

Murkowski says she'll vote to acquit Trump despite 'shameful and wrong' behavior

Trump impeachment trial: Closing arguments tee up final vote after Senate rejects new witnesses

Rising Kansas revenues fuel GOP anger over lack of tax cuts

Israel rejects Trump’s idea of redrawing borders, moving Arab towns to Palestine

Trump’s Peace Plan Is Palestinians’ Worst Nightmare

Watch Live: 2020 Iowa Caucus Results (Feb. 3, 2020)

Iowa caucuses 2020 live updates: Entrance polls show big age divide

HHS notifies Congress that it may tap millions of additional dollars for coronavirus response

Trump faces accusers: What to watch during his big speech

Trump nears acquittal as spotlight shines on undecideds

Amy Walter and O. Kay Henderson on Iowa’s undecided voters

House managers argue that senators have a ‘duty’ to remove Trump from office; Sen. Manchin calls for censure

Third House Democrat announces plans to boycott State of the Union

Schiff Warns of Acquittal Precedent: Trump ‘Could Offer Alaska to the Russians’

‘I will pay more’: Bloomberg unveils $5 trillion tax plan targeting the wealthy and corporations

Trump is reportedly hoping to lock up John Bolton

2020 Iowa caucus: President Trump recaptures overwhelming Iowa Republican support

Trump faces accusers: What to watch during his big speech

Trump nears acquittal as spotlight shines on undecideds

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2/2/20

Slowing economy complicates campaign messaging for Trump

Trump Needs To Address This: Why the Federal Budget Is in Such Bad Shape

Inside the Senate trial: McConnell stops rebel push in GOP for witnesses

GOP senator warns Republicans could impeach Biden if he wins White House

Ernst: Trump may have acted in 'wrong manner' with Ukraine

Alexander: Trump will 'think twice' before engaging in conduct he was impeached for again

RNC chairwoman says she's 'not concerned' about any 2020 Democrats

Montana state GOP lawmaker says Constitution calls for socialists to be jailed, shot

Thousands march in Tel Aviv against Trump plan

‘A massive historical story’: Trump’s impending acquittal could have profound ramifications for future presidents

White House advisers study potential economic fallout from coronavirus as global response intensifies

Sunday shows — Spotlight shifts to Iowa caucuses

FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace 2/2/20 | Breaking Fox News February 2, 2020

Democrats gear up for State of the Union protests as impeachment lingers

Schiff: 'Remarkable' some Republicans say Trump's conduct wrong but not impeachable

Schiff: 'Nothing' Democrats could have 'done differently' in impeachment probe

Schiff mum on House subpoena of Bolton

Biden responds to GOP senator's impeachment warning

Bloomberg campaign replies to Trump insults with a few of their own

CBS's final state poll has Biden, Sanders locked in tie ahead of Iowa caucuses

Iowa Caucus Countdown: Candidates Campaign in Final Hours

Trump toots horn in Iowa
(While Democrats dominate the run-up to caucuses, president asserts himself at rally.) 

Trump threatens to overshadow Democrats in Iowa

President Donald Trump To Fox News Host Sean Hannity: Impeachment? “It’s Been Unfair”

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2/1/20

Republicans agree it was no ‘perfect call’ — but will vote to acquit Trump anyway

Republicans prepare to defend Trump's expected acquittal

Senate to emerge from impeachment trial guilty of extreme partisanship

Behind the scenes of McConnell's impeachment drama

‘He shouldn’t have done it.’ GOP senator who scolded Trump on Ukraine explains why he backs acquittal

Mitt Romney won't be invited to CPAC after impeachment trial vote for witnesses

Palestinian Authority cuts security ties with US, Israel following Trump peace plan announcement

Savaging Trump plan, Abbas says Palestinians cutting all ties with Israel, US

Trump’s Mideast peace plan is a farce
(His make-believe peace plan is almost certain to drive Palestinians further than ever from a negotiated two-state peace agreement with Israel.)

TRUMP’S INEVITABLE ACQUITTAL AND THE THREAT TO AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

Justice Department acknowledges 24 emails reveal Trump’s thinking on Ukraine

Pelosi says it was 'sad' to see McConnell 'humiliate' Chief Justice Roberts while presiding over witness vote

Senate Democrats outraise Republicans, but GOP has cash edge

How the House lost the witness battle along with impeachment

Billionaire U.S. candidate Bloomberg floats plan to tax rich people 'like me'

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1/31/20

Dow plummets 600 points in worst day since August as coronavirus fears grow

NEW REPORTS SHOW THAT TRUMP’S ECONOMIC PROMISES WERE EMPTY

Senate defeats measure to call for witnesses; final vote to be held Wednesday

Senate to vote Wednesday on whether to remove or acquit Trump on impeachment charges

Senate GOP passes resolution setting up end of Trump trial

The Republican Senate Just Wrote Donald Trump a Blank Check to Ratf*ck the 2020 Election

Attorney tells McConnell that Parnas has records 'directly relevant' to impeachment

Trump impeachment trial: What's next for Mitch McConnell and his hopes of keeping Republican Senate majority?

Murkowski to oppose impeachment witnesses; GOP can close trial

Lamar Alexander says no need for witnesses; GOP in position to end impeachment trial

Lamar Alexander takes a pass on his McCain moment

Lamar Alexander’s yes-he-did-it statement on Trump, annotated

Lamar Alexander Has Ushered in the Age of Fearful Men

Jim Jordan says calling Bolton as witness "isn't warranted"

Rubio Explains ‘Political Judgment’ in Impeachment Vote: ‘Voters Themselves Can Hold the President Accountable’

'A job only half done': Former White House chief of staff condemns Senate for not having impeachment trial witnesses

U.S. killed a top al-Qaida leader in Yemen, reports say

14 more U.S. troops diagnosed with brain injury following Iranian missile attack

Watch Live: Day 10 of President Trump Impeachment Trial in U.S. Senate

A new Bolton revelation ties Trump to Giuliani’s early efforts in Ukraine — and loops in other Trump allies

Trump’s border wall, vulnerable to flash floods, needs large storm gates left open for months

David Brooks and Ruth Marcus on Senate’s witness vote, Sanders’ surge

Schiff calls out Trump lawyer Cipollone after Bolton places him 'in the loop' on Ukraine

Pelosi: Trump's expanded travel ban is 'outrageous, un-American' and threatens 'rule of law'

DNC drops donor requirement for debates, opening door for Bloomberg

John Delaney drops out of Democratic presidential race

Trump expands travel ban to six new countries

Trump says coronavirus outbreak is ‘all under control’ and a ‘very small problem’ in US

Echoing his campaign pitch, Trump will focus on economic boom in annual speech

Trump doesn’t necessarily think Biden is his biggest 2020 threat. At least, not anymore.

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1/30/20

Dow rises more than 100 points in late comeback, erases a 244-point drop

Fourth-quarter GDP rose only 2.1% and full-year 2019 posts slowest growth in three years at 2.3%

U.S. economy grew 2.3 percent in 2019, the slowest of Trump’s presidency

Economic growth looks even weaker this quarter, with virus now a wild card

The Economic Reality That’s Splitting the Country Apart

Sen. Romney drills into the impeachment case against Trump

Impeachment trial live updates: Collins says she will vote for calling witnesses in Trump’s impeachment trial; Alexander says he will oppose calling witnesses

Impeachment trial live updates: Sen. Collins says she will vote for calling witnesses in Trump’s impeachment trial, first Republican to break with GOP leadership

Chief Justice Roberts intervenes, refuses to read GOP question during impeachment

New recording shows access Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman had to Trump at Mar-a-Lago donor event

Trump’s defense lawyers refused to answer two important questions related to the president’s intent 

Watch Live: Day 9 of President Trump Impeachment Trial in U.S. Senate

Impeachment trial live updates: Senators pose more questions ahead of crucial vote on witnesses

House passes two measures seeking to restrain Trump on Iran

Impeachment trial: Michael Bennet asks about precedent Trump has set by not complying with subpoenas
"House prosecutor calls it “a claim of monarchical, dictatorial power” by Trump"

Trump’s Middle East plan marks the end of the two-state solution

White House to propose keeping Ukraine aid intact in new budget, a big departure from past efforts to slash assistance

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1/29/20

Stocks close little changed after Fed decision, Apple jumps to record

Fed holds rates steady, affirms commitment to higher inflation

U.S. economy growing moderately in fourth quarter; likely missed Trump's 3% goal in 2019

Senate Republicans move the goal posts again after Bolton’s book and Dershowitz’s defense of Trump 

Cory Gardner opposes subpoenaing witnesses in Trump impeachment trial

Impeachment trial: Cory Gardner questions whether House went too far

GOP senators believe they have the votes to block witnesses

Senators take reins of impeachment trial in marathon question session

John Roberts blocks Rand Paul's question on whistleblower

Collins, Murkowski, Romney get first GOP impeachment question

GOP predicts Roberts won't cast tie-breaking vote on witnesses

Ted Cruz clarifies after Lev Parnas's lawyer calls senator's tweet 'fake news'

Rep. Collins confirms he will seek Senate seat in Georgia, triggering GOP brawl

Trump’s Peace Plan Is a Trojan Horse That Aims to Make Israeli Occupation Permanent
(The White House initiative is a piece of political malware masquerading as a credible diplomatic initiative. The goal is not peace but the permanent normalization of Israel’s military rule over millions of Palestinians.)

Watch Live: Day 8 of President Trump Impeachment Trial in U.S. Senate

Impeachment trial live updates: Dershowitz defends quid pro quo, saying Trump believes his reelection is in the public interest

Trump’s defense team claims a quid pro quo with Ukraine isn’t impeachable

JOHN BOLTON’S BOOK IS MAKING FOOLS OF TRUMP’S REPUBLICAN ENABLERS

Bolton has disrupted the Senate impeachment trial. What happens now?

Bolton’s lawyer contends his book does not contain classified material and asks White House for expedited review so he can testify if called

White House told Bolton to scrub classified info from book before publishing

New poll shows voters believe Bolton over Trump

Schumer suggests Senate may not hear witness testimony  

Democratic senator to force vote requiring Roberts to weigh in on witnesses

Dem Senator Agrees Hunter Biden is a ‘Relevant’ Impeachment Witness

Adam Schiff says the Trump whistleblower was right, deserves anonymity – trial updates

Democrats outraged over White House lawyer's claim that some foreign involvement in elections is acceptable

Trump signs 'truly fair' USMCA deal, says someone had to act

Trump administration is moving to change how states get Medicaid funding 

Trump administration issues new sanctions related to Russia’s takeover of Crimea

Trump unveils plan for ‘realistic 2-state’ deal, ‘undivided’ Israeli Jerusalem

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1/28/20

Dow rallies more than 180 points, rebounding from its worst day since October

US budget deficit to break $1 trillion in fiscal 2020, CBO says

McConnell tells Republican senators he does not have the votes yet to block witnesses

Mitt Romney: It’s ‘increasingly apparent’ Senate should hear from John Bolton

'You can't predict him': Lamar Alexander key in vote for witnesses at Senate trial

Republicans signal renewed confidence they'll avoid witness fight

GOP confident of win on witnesses

Graham: There will be 51 GOP votes to call Bidens, whistleblower

Graham’s metamorphosis
(From critic to Trump’s attack dog, senator captures the GOP’s shift)

GOP concedes Trump may have withheld aid for probes but says it's not impeachable

Senate Republicans seize on Dershowitz argument, say Trump’s actions aren’t impeachable

Republicans take a deep breath after initial Bolton scare

THE BOLTON BOMBSHELL AND THE UNWAVERINGLY PRO-TRUMP G.O.P.

GOP senator airs anti-Biden ad in Iowa amid impeachment trial

GOP leader warns lawmakers on fundraising: 'Getting our ass kicked'

How Ukraine Vanished in the Fog of Impeachment
(American leaders now understand that Kyiv is critical to domestic politics. But they've forgotten how important it is to U.S. foreign policy.)

Trump’s Defense Team Discounts Bolton as Republicans Work to Hold Off Witnesses
(The president’s legal team completed its impeachment defense and Republicans huddled to discuss whether to call new witnesses.)

GOP wins closely watched Texas special election

Full Video: Day 7 of President Trump Impeachment Trial in U.S. Senate

Trump lawyers contradict one another as they conclude first phase of impeachment trial 

4 moments to watch from Day 3 of Trump’s impeachment defense

Trump’s Defense Team Discounts Bolton as Republicans Work to Hold Off Witnesses
(The president’s legal team completed its impeachment defense and Republicans huddled to discuss whether to call new witnesses.)

Former Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly tells Sarasota crowd ‘I believe John Bolton’

Nadler floats John Kelly as potential impeachment witness

Trump announces long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace package amid doubts it will lead to progress

Trump praises Pompeo over handling of NPR reporter: 'You did a good job on her'

Trump asks 'what the hell has happened' to Fox News after interview with Democratic senator

Watch Live: President Trump ‘Keep America Great’ Rally in Wildwood, New Jersey (Jan 28)

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1/27/20

Dow posts worst day since October and turns negative for the year as coronavirus fears grow

The stock market is starting to worry about Bernie Sanders

Trump's economic approval rating hits new high in Washington Post-ABC News poll 

McConnell urges GOP senators to keep powder dry on witness question

Meadows: Republicans who break with Trump could face political repercussions

Key GOP senators say reports on Bolton book bolster case for witnesses in impeachment trial

Susan Collins: Bolton’s Contradiction of Trump ‘Strengthens the Case’ for Calling Impeachment Witnesses

GOP defends Trump as Bolton book adds pressure for witnesses

Senate Republicans face pivotal moment on impeachment witnesses

GOP senators reportedly 'blindsided' by Bolton revelations

Graham says he wants to see Bolton manuscript

Toomey discusses a ‘one-for-one’ witness deal in Trump impeachment amid Bolton revelations, officials say

John Bolton’s bombshell gives the GOP a glimpse of its nightmare scenario

The 29 defenses Trump’s allies have floated on Ukraine and impeachment

GOP Senator Joni Ernst Ponders Whether Senate Impeachment Trial Will Hurt Joe Biden

Watch live: President Trump’s legal team mounts defense in impeachment trial

Trump lawyers brush past Bolton concerns in trial, Starr makes first argument

Dershowitz: Bolton allegations would not constitute impeachable offense

Trump team resumes defense amid fallout from new report on Bolton’s claim on withholding military aid from Ukraine

John Bolton’s book undercuts the Trump defense team’s claims that there are no firsthand witnesses 

Bolton upends Trump impeachment trial 

Trump trial team detours into a defense of Rudy Giuliani

Trump team goes on the attack against Bidens

The Journey of John Bolton: From Right-Wing Zealot to Rock of the Republic
(Trump’s former national security advisor could be a key to proving the impeachment case against the president.)

Supreme Court allows Trump administration to proceed with ‘wealth test’ rules for immigrants

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on impeachment trial witnesses, Iowa polls

Chuck Schumer says John Bolton must testify to Trump impeachment trial after ‘stunning’ bombshell

House passes bill aimed at bolstering Holocaust education

Trump to tell Israelis they have 6 weeks to get peace plan moving — report

Trump says he was concerned about corruption in Ukraine. The evidence indicates he was focused on Biden.

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1/26/20

GOP prospects of defeating witness vote uncertain after New York Times Bolton report

GOP senator defends Trump amid Parnas recording: 'Certainly the president meets a lot of people' 

GOP senator says Democrats want to slow down impeachment trial

Cotton: Democrats are 'upset that their witnesses haven't said what they want them to say'

GOP senator says impeachment trial will 'hopefully' serve as warning to Trump, future presidents

GOP senator says idea that Ukraine interfered in US election is 'not a conspiracy theory'

Republican senator: Trump's Schiff tweet not a 'death threat'

Democrats, Republicans tussle over witnesses as vote approaches

TRUMP, IMPEACHMENT, AND THE SHORT-TERM THINKING OF THE G.O.P.

Why Republicans may lose Texas

Rocket fire hits US Embassy compound in Iraq

Suspicions cloud Trump's Middle East peace plan

Senate should remove Trump, majority of independent voters say in Fox News poll

Trump's troubles won't end with a Senate acquittal

VFW: Trump should apologize for downplaying troops' injuries

Four significant questions raised by the newly released recording of Trump and Lev Parnas

Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace 1/26/20 | Breaking Fox News January 26, 2020

Sunday shows - Spotlight shifts to Trump tweet, Senate trial witnesses

Democrats step up pressure over witnesses after Bolton bombshell

Democrats call for Bolton to testify in Trump impeachment trial after new report on aid to Ukraine

House impeachment manager: 'Evidence against the president is overwhelming'

Impeachment manager says senators should vote for witnesses as a 'favor' to the country

Impeachment manager dismisses concerns Schiff alienated key Republican votes: 'This isn't about any one person' 

Schiff: Justice Roberts should rule on relevance of Hunter Biden testimony

Biden and Sanders are breaking away from the pack of candidates among Democrats nationwide, Washington Post-ABC News poll finds

Full Video: PeteButtigiegFoxNewsTown Hall From Iowa (Jan. 26)

Trump denies telling BoltonUkraine aid was tied to investigations

Site That Ran Anti-Semitic Remarks Got Passes for Trump Trip
(The White House granted TruNews, a right-wing Christian site, press credentials for the president’s Davos trip after its founder’s remarks calling impeachment a “Jew coup.”)  

Trump suggests NPR shouldn’t exist after heated Mike Pompeo interview

Trump's legal team previews impeachment defense

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1/25/20

Romney: 'It's very likely I'll be in favor of witnesses' in Trump impeachment trial

Sen. Ted Cruz reacts to latest in impeachment trial

Will any senators actually flip on Trump impeachment?

Kaine: GOP senators should 'at least' treat Trump trial with seriousness of traffic court

Gantz accepts White House invite for separate meeting with Trump on peace deal

In first day of defense, Trump’s team argues that he did nothing wrong, and that Democrats presented selective case

Trump's lawyers make Schiff credibility part of defense strategy

Trump defense team signals focus on Schiff

Assessing the Trump team’s 6-point impeachment defense

Trump lawyers argue Democrats just want to overturn election

Democrats are having a field day after Trump's lawyers accidentally made the strongest case to call witnesses in his impeachment trial

Trump Impeachment: Making a Case Against a President, and Against Tuning Out

Schiff pushes back: Defense team knows Trump is guilty

Des Moines Register editorial board endorses Elizabeth Warren for president

Trump wants a Democrat to vote for acquittal in impeachment trial. The White House eyes Joe Manchin.

Listen: Trump tells associates to ‘get rid of’ U.S. ambassador to Ukraine

The White House is reportedly worried that House Democrats will continue to dig up damaging information on Trump after the impeachment trial

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1/24/20

Dow drops 170 points to end the week as coronavirus fears grow

Mitch McConnell doesn’t care what you think. He just wants to win.

When Senate Republicans were quite concerned about Trump and Ukraine

A GOP senator trafficked in flimsy allegations to impugn Alexander Vindman. And then Trump retweeted it.

Lindsey Graham will oppose subpoena of Hunter Biden

Will Republicans see the light and do what's right? 

Senator Ted Cruz Calls CNN Reporter ‘Obnoxious’ and ‘Partisan/Unfair’

Senators worry that asking for new impeachment trial witnesses could create lengthy executive privilege debate

GOP senators incensed by Schiff's 'head on a pike' remark

Romney, others want to slap $100M in user fees on e-cigarette makers

Pompeo explodes at NPR reporter, asks if she could find Ukraine on a map

Watch Live: Day 4 of President Trump Impeachment Trial in U.S. Senate

Fox's Napolitano: There is 'ample and uncontradicted' evidence supporting Trump's removal from office

Only one quarter of Americans trust the US Senate to hold a fair impeachment trial

Americans still divided on Trump’s removal from office, but a strong economy is boosting his approval rating, Post-ABC poll finds

Trump lawyer: Joe and Hunter Biden have 'relevant evidence' for impeachment trial

‘Take her out’ — Trump reportedly caught on tape ordering the removal of Ukraine ambassador

Pentagon says 34 U.S. troops were diagnosed with brain injuries after Iranian missile attack

Veterans group demands apology from Trump over comments on brain injuries

David Brooks and Karen Tumulty on Senate impeachment trial and Jim  Lehrer 

House impeachment managers declare ‘facts have been proved’ as they wrap up their opening arguments against Trump

Democrats to shine spotlight on Trump’s alleged obstruction on last day of arguments

Adam Schiff's Closing Argument for Trump's Removal Was Simple: He Is Pathologically Self-Interested

‘Right matters.’ Adam Schiff quotes Alexander Vindman in plea to unmoved GOP senators. 

Schiff says Justice Roberts should rule on witnesses

Impeachment trial: Jason Crow says Trump’s actions “certainly not OK with the American people”

Democrats feel political momentum swinging to them on impeachment

Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports

Trump administration threatens funds to California over requirement that health plans cover abortion

Trump headlines March for Life rally in Washington, bringing crowds and extra security to the Mall

Full Video: President Trump Speaks at “March For Life” Rally in Washington

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1/23/20

  S&P 500 ekes out gain, erases losses after WHO calms coronavirus fears

Senate GOP unmoved by Dems' impeachment message: 'Not changing our opinion'

One in 3 Republicans think Trump has probably acted illegally, but most don’t want him convicted 

Lindsey Graham Bizarrely Defends Trump: 'He Did Nothing Wrong In His Mind'

Graham praises Schiff on impeachment presentation: 'You're very well-spoken'

GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz praised Democrats' impeachment presentation and skewered Trump's defense as looking like 'an 8th-grade book report'

Senate GOP uses Trump's executive privilege threat as rallying cry against subpoenas

Susan Collins asked Justice Roberts to intervene after Nadler late-night 'cover-up' accusation

Senators allow classified evidence from Pence aide for impeachment trial

Senate Republicans confident they'll win fight on witnesses

Could impeachment cost the GOP its Senate majority?

Republican state lawmakers push bills to restrict medical treatments for transgender youths 

Europe Is the New Front in Trump’s Trade War
(Savoring his partial China deal and passage of the new NAFTA, the U.S. president turns his sights on America’s closest allies. But he may have less success there.)

TRUMP’S IMPEACHMENT TRIAL IN THE SENATE DAY 3

Fox News Live: Senate impeachment trial of President Trump Day 3
(MOVE CURSOR FORWARD)

Impeachment trial live updates: House managers focus on alleged abuse of power as they begin second day of opening arguments against Trump

Trump's reelection looks more like a long shot than a slam dunk

Democrats use Trump’s allies in their case against the president

Schiff’s compelling rebuttal to a spurious White House claim

Democrats hammer abuse of power charge, allege Trump put self over country

Female impeachment managers say American public know a 'rigged' trial when they see one

Sen. Van Hollen releases documents from GAO investigation

Michael Bennet: Rebuttal to impeachment case has been “the president’s middle finger”

Democrats take impeachment back to 1999 and other moments from the Senate trial

Nadler plays 1999 clip of Graham defining high crimes: 'It doesn't even have to be a crime'

Trump promised his mileage standards would make cars cheaper and safer. New documents raise doubts about that.
(Top Senate Democrat argues that revised rule “will lead to vehicles that are neither safer, nor more affordable or fuel-efficient.”)

Biden says he would not 'make the deal' to testify in the impeachment trial

Steyer unveils criminal justice reform plan

Trump administration unveils new rules aimed at preventing foreign women from traveling to US to give birth

Trump administration scales back U.S. water protections

Trump says he will 'save' Social Security after signaling openness to entitlement cuts

Trump is preparing to release his Middle East peace plan, will brief Israel’s Netanyahu in Washington, Pence says

Trump says Democrats' impeachment arguments 'loaded with lies' at start of trial

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1/22/20

Stocks close little changed, IBM leads tech shares higher

Trump says GDP would be near 4% and the Dow could be 10,000 points higher if it weren’t for the Fed

HOW TO DEBUNK TRUMP’S FALSE CLAIMS ABOUT THE ECONOMY

Have Trump's economic promises been fulfilled? 

Republican Lawmakers Questioned Trump’s Withholding of Ukraine Aid, Documents Show
(Newly released emails and other documents show that some of those now sitting as jurors in Trump’s impeachment trial were also unhappy about his move to freeze aid last year.)

Senators urge House impeachment managers to tone it down after testy debate

Senate adopts rules for impeachment trial, ends 13-hour argument marathon

No. 2 GOP leader eyes Wednesday of next week for possible votes on witnesses

Rand Paul invites Trump to see 'partisan charade' at Senate trial

DEVIN NUNES' HOME STATE NEWSPAPER SAYS REPUBLICAN 'HAS BETRAYED THE TRUTH AND, QUITE POSSIBLY, BETRAYED OUR COUNTRY'

Ted Cruz wanted to talk about one thing after impeachment trial: 'Banging'

Senators opt to drink milk on Senate floor during impeachment trial

Several senators left the chamber in the middle of Adam Schiff's impeachment remarks

Impeachment trial live updates: Senate hears opening arguments making the case against Trump

Watch live: Opening arguments in President Trump’s impeachment trial begin

Watch Live: Day 2 of President Trump Impeachment Trial in U.S. Senate

Sekulow indicates Trump should not attend impeachment trial

'Emotion' from Trump's legal team wins presidential plaudits

Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows two-thirds of voters want the Senate to call new impeachment witnesses

Poll: Majority say Trump should be removed by Senate

More U.S. Troops Treated for Concussion Symptoms as Trump Downplays ‘Headaches’
(Veterans criticize president for dismissing possibility that U.S. personnel suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran missile strike.)

Schiff says Trump compromised 2020 election, and removal from office is only solution

Schiff cites Russia collusion in opening argument at Trump impeachment trial

Nadler gets under GOP's skin

Democrats' impeachment case lands with a thud with GOP — but real audience is voters

Joe Biden talks Ukraine, but not impeachment, in Iowa – as the Senate trial complicates his messaging 

Trump suggests he may be open to entitlement cuts in future

Trump minimizes severity of head injuries in Iran attacks

Trump says his side in impeachment trial has 'all the material'

Trump says impeachment trial witnesses would be national security risk

With his mind on impeachment, Trump wraps up Davos visit by railing against Washington

Watch the full CNBC interview with US President Donald Trump from Davos

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1/21/20

Dow falls more than 100 points amid first US case of coronavirus, big decline in Boeing

How Mitch McConnell’s proposed Senate trial will work

McConnell changes resolution at the start of Trump impeachment trial after pushback

McConnell drops two-day limit on opening arguments

Mitch McConnell’s Impeachment Witness Comments Come Back To Haunt Him

Senate fails to get deal to speed up fight over impeachment rules

Senate rejects Democratic effort to subpoena Bolton to testify in Trump’s impeachment trial

Impeachment trial live updates: Senate rejects Democratic effort to subpoena acting White House chief of staff Mulvaney for testimony in Trump’s impeachment trial

GOP rejects effort to compel documents on delayed Ukraine aid

Senate adopts ground rules for impeachment trial, delaying a decision on witnesses until after much of the proceedings

Standoff: U.S. troops block Russian forces from capturing Syrian oil field

Watch Live: Donald Trump’s Impeachment Trial Begins in the Senate

What we learned from the 1st day of Trump’s Senate impeachment trial 

Chief Justice Reads Rules for President Trump’s Impeachment Trial to Senate

Roberts admonishes House managers, Trump lawyers after heated exchange

Schiff joins Schumer in blasting McConnell's impeachment trial rules

Schiff mauls Cipollone on impeachment trial's first day

Adam Schiff: Calling Hunter Biden as witness would be 'abuse' of impeachment trial

Nadler, White House lawyers clash in late-night debate

Democrats increase pressure on Susan Collins as Trump impeachment trial begins

The 2020 Democratic field is outraising Trump by a huge margin — that didn’t happen to Obama or Bush

Here are President Trump's top five health-care whoppers 

Even in battleground states, support for removing Trump is higher than his job approval

Team Trump mocks Democrats' impeachment case: 'Difficult to sit there and listen'

Supreme Court refuses to fast-track a challenge to the Affordable Care Act

Trump says he is serious about slapping tariffs on European cars if he cannot strike a trade deal

'Who the hell cares about the budget?': Trump tears into critics of mounting federal spending and debt under his watch

'Great American comeback': Trump uses Davos speech to rebut impeachment efforts

Trump drops a climate bomb on Davos

Trump announces the US will join 1 trillion tree initiative

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1/20/20

Trump’s China deal was pitched as boon for working class, but he celebrated with Wall Street titans

McConnell proposes swift impeachment trial with long days

McConnell proposes compressed schedule for impeachment trial

Romney pledges 'open mind' ahead of impeachment trial

Flake: Republicans don't speak out against Trump 'because they want to keep their jobs'

Trump lawyers urge senators to swiftly acquit Trump in impeachment trial

Trump’s lawyers urge dismissal of “flimsy” impeachment case

'No cause, case closed': Alan Dershowitz lays out a defense of Trump

White House calls for Trump acquittal in ‘rigged’ impeachment as Senate prepares for swift trial

How Trump Twisted Iran Intel to Manufacture the ‘Four Embassies’ Threat

CNN poll: 51% say Senate should remove Trump from office

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Iowa caucus dynamics, impeachment politics

Democrats: McConnell impeachment trial rules a 'cover up,' 'national disgrace'

Schumer navigates rocky terrain as impeachment trial unfolds

GOP seeks to 'smear' Hunter Biden by calling him as impeachment witness: Nadler

House revives agenda after impeachment storm

With two weeks until Iowa, the Democratic presidential candidates are getting aggressive — with each other

Trump taps 8 House Republicans for impeachment defense team

Trump is struggling to convince even his own base that they shouldn't hear new evidence in his impeachment trial

White House to Block Possible Testimony from Lev Parnas: Report

Trump scrambles to defend pre-existing conditions record amid ObamaCare lawsuit

Trump administration targets 'birth tourism' with new vetting plans for visas

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1/19/20

Mitch McConnell may win the impeachment and lose the Senate

'Dead for practical purposes': Graham says Republicans lack votes to dismiss impeachment trial

Graham: Abuse of power 'poorly defined' in articles of impeachment

GOP senator 'open' to impeachment witnesses 'within the scope' of articles

GOP senator, Chuck Todd spar over whether Lev Parnas should testify in Senate impeachment trial

Cornyn disputes GAO report on withholding of Ukraine aid: It's 'certainly not a crime'

GOP senator on Trump soliciting foreign interference: 'Those are just statements'

Cruz: Hearing from witnesses could extend Senate trial to up to 8 weeks

GOP senator says it looks like House has 'weak hand'

Schiff's star impeachment witness angling for deal with prosecutors by testifying, Republicans say

US sanctions Iranian general for ‘massacre of 148 helpless Iranians’ in protests

Dershowitz distances himself from White House response to Democrats’ impeachment charges

Dershowitz: Trump impeachment acquittal would ‘make me unhappy as an individual’
(Although he will defend US president during Senate trial for the ‘survival of the constitution,’ former Harvard professor says he won’t vote Trump in November)

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Trump’s strong-arm foreign policy tactics create tensions with U.S. friends and foes

Trump’s EPA is said to cut scientists out of new water policy that threatens New England wetlands

Schiff says intelligence community is withholding Ukraine documents from Congress

Schiff: Argument president cannot be impeached for abusing power 'absurdist'

Nadler: GOP senators who want to negotiate witnesses are 'part of the cover-up'

House Democrats may call new impeachment witnesses if Senate doesn't

Senate Democrat: 'Fine' to hear from Hunter Biden 

House impeachment manager: 'All of the relevant witnesses are on the table'

Jason Crow will prosecute Trump. Does that hurt his re-election chances?

Durbin says he hopes enough GOP senators know that 'history will find you'

Biden breaks away from 2020 pack in South Carolina

Trump administration planning to crack down on 'birth tourism'

Trump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers

Trump reportedly said 'I should never have done that f---ing vaping thing,' expressing regrets over his involvement in e-cigarette policy

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1/18/20

Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss

New text messages put Devin Nunes on the hot seat

Parnas pressure grows on Senate GOP

Is Mike Pence preparing to resign, assume the presidency, or both?

Ronald Reagan’s son says his father would be ‘embarrassed and ashamed’ of ‘traitorous’ Trump

Maduro says he’s still in control of Venezuela, ready for direct talks with the United States

‘Once this is over, we’ll be kings’: How Lev Parnas worked his way into Trump’s world — and now is rattling it

A new collection of personal photos show Giuliani's 'fixer' Lev Parnas with Trump's inner circle, despite claims they don't know each other

Trump lawyers attack House impeachment as 'brazen and unlawful' effort to overturn 2016 results

The economy and voters
(To Trump’s frustration, the boom hasn’t helped his reelection chances)

The TRUST Act is a plot to gut Social Security behind closed doors

Democrats file brief against Trump, 'the Framers' worst nightmare'

House Democrats say Senate ‘must eliminate the threat’ that the president poses to national security

House Democrats: Trump must be removed to protect 2020 election

Jewish Dems push to reverse Trump ban on migration from some Muslim countries

Trump sends Senate angry response to impeachment summons

Trump lashes out at HHS secretary after briefing shows Democrats leading on health care

Trump Says Soleimani Strike Followed General Saying ‘Bad Things’

Trump privately told donors new details about Soleimani airstrike at Mar-a-Lago fundraiser

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1/17/20

Stocks rise slightly to end a record-setting week

The US is running a $1 trillion deficit, but politicians and investors don’t see a problem

US-China phase one deal brings some market relief, but experts warn uncertainty remains

Trump’s China deal ignores the big picture

NAFTA’s Replacement Gives Labor Some Shelter From Globalization’s Storms
(The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement sets new standards for workers — but can’t stand alone.)

Joni Ernst says watchdog's finding that White House broke law is 'moot' for impeachment

Senate GOP mulls speeding up Trump impeachment trial

GOP threatens to weaponize impeachment witnesses amid standoff

Nunes aide communicated with Parnas about Ukraine campaign, messages show

Ex-congressman Chris Collins sentenced to 2 years on insider-trading, false-statements charges

Khamenei calls Trump a clown who’ll betray Iranians, hails missile hits in Iraq

Rudy Giuliani’s Bagman Lev Parnas Blows Up Trump’s Ukraine Defense

Trump lavished praise on Giuliani, then hinted he may throw him under the bus by denying any knowledge of a letter his attorney sent Ukraine's president

Trump can’t stop John Bolton from testifying

Black Americans are deeply pessimistic about the country under Trump, whom more than 8 in 10 describe as ‘a racist,’ Post-Ipsos poll finds

Shields and Brooks on Trump impeachment evidence, Democratic debate

House Democrats release more Lev Parnas documents

Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process

How the Senate’s most vulnerable Democrat is approaching impeachment

Hill Democrats vow to fight future budget raids for Trump border wall

Trump warns Iran's supreme leader to be 'careful with his words'

Trump Melted Down at a Meeting With Military Leaders and Called Them Dopes, Babies, and Losers

Trump expands legal team to include Alan Dershowitz, Kenneth Starr as Democrats release new documents

Trump warns of 'attack' on 2nd Amendment ahead of Virginia gun rights rally

More pizza, fewer vegetables: Trump administration further undercuts Obama school-lunch rules

Unhappy and Preoccupied, the President Tries in Vain to Change the Subject

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1/16/20

S&P 500 tops 3,300 for the first time as stocks surge on strong earnings and data

Holiday sales climb 4.1%, retail industry trade group says, on the higher end of estimates

The Uneasy Truce of Trump’s Trade Deal with China

Impeachment trial live updates: Historic impeachment trial of Trump begins in the Senate

The GOP said Trump committed no crime. The GAO now rules he broke the law.
(The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office severely undermines a core Trump impeachment defense)

As Trump impeachment trial nears, the battle turns to witnesses

Rand Paul on Senate trial: 'I don’t think any Republicans are going to vote for impeachment'

Rand Paul Warns Republicans of Electoral Consequences if They Back Dem Witnesses But Refuse to Call Hunter Biden

Pence pens op-ed encouraging Democrats to buck their party and acquit Trump

Poll shows Collins displaces McConnell as most unpopular senator

Sen. Martha McSally slams CNN reporter as 'liberal hack'

Rep. Liz Cheney says she won’t seek open Senate seat, will seek reelection in House

Senate approves new North American trade deal with Canada and Mexico

Here are the 10 senators who voted against Trump's North American trade deal

Chief Justice John Roberts, senators sworn in for impeachment trial

With stakes beyond task at hand, John Roberts takes central role in Trump’s impeachment trial

11 US troops injured in Iran missile strikes on Iraqi bases

Pompeo under pressure over threats to Yovanovitch

Lev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe

Lev Parnas’s interviews, and documents, tie Trump more directly to the Ukraine pressure campaign 

Eyeing swift impeachment trial, Trump’s legal team aims to block witnesses and cast doubt on charges

Trump Tax Break That Benefited the Rich Is Being Investigated

White House hold on Ukraine aid violated federal law, congressional watchdog says

Nancy Pelosi's unprecedented gamble to hold her fire with Trump's impeachment is paying off in spades

Prosecutor role could put Adam Schiff on hot seat

House votes to overturn Trump rule that makes loan forgiveness harder; Senate fight looms

Bloomberg unveils plan to make new buildings ‘zero-carbon’ by 2025

Trump wants to end requiring U.S. religious welfare groups to tell clients of options

Trump struggled to read US constitution, expose says: 'It's like a foreign language'

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1/15/20

Stocks touch record highs before giving up most of those gains into the close 

The ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal Is Still Hypothetical
(The United States and China inked a preliminary agreement, but the question of its enforcement remains.)

Here’s what China agreed to buy from the US in the phase one trade deal

McConnell makes case for Trump acquittal ahead of trial

Graham on impeachment trial: 'End this crap as quickly as possible'

Ted Cruz Pitches ‘Witness Reciprocity’ for Impeachment Trial

Republicans Divided On Witness Testimony Ahead Of Senate Impeachment Trial

Impeachment spotlight turns to key question: Whether to call witnesses

Collins questions delay on Lev Parnas documents

GOP senator: 'Huge mistake' to restrict press access during impeachment trial

Senators under strict orders to pay attention during weeks-long impeachment trial

How Giuliani’s outreach to Ukrainian gas tycoon wanted in U.S. shows lengths he took in his hunt for material to bolster Trump

Parnas: Trump threatened to withhold more than just military aid to Ukraine

Lev Parnas implicates Trump on the eve of Senate trial

Parnas used access to Trump’s world to help push shadow Ukraine effort, new documents show

Days before Europeans warned Iran of nuclear deal violations, Trump secretly threatened to impose 25% tariff on European autos if they didn’t

Trump lawyers hurry to craft defense
(President’s legal team for impeachment trial is still up in the air.)

Federal judge temporarily halts Trump administration policy allowing local governments to block refugees 

Impeachment live updates: House managers deliver impeachment articles to Senate; McConnell’s office says Senate will formally accept them Thursday

House members march articles of impeachment across Capitol to Senate

Schiff, Nadler lead group of House managers to prosecute Trump in Senate impeachment trial

List: House impeachment managers announced for Trump Senate trial

Colorado’s Jason Crow will help prosecute Trump in Senate

Democrats have new evidence in impeachment case but do Republicans want to hear it?

Pelosi and Schumer were right with the strategy to delay impeachment

Warren accused Sanders of calling her ‘a liar on national TV’ in their tense confrontation after Tuesday’s debate

Bloomberg campaign, fighting allegations of sexism, launches 'Women for Mike'

Trump signs partial economic deal with China, calls trade pact a ‘momentous step’

Trump is still pushing for a new nuclear deal with Iran. How likely is that?

White House Plans Tax Cut, Hopeful of a Republican House Majority

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1/14/20

Dow closes flat, bank shares jump led by JP Morgan

Trump’s trade deal with China won’t give many U.S. companies relief, as most tariffs will remain

McConnell opens door for Hunter Biden testimony at Trump trial

Senate restrictions on impeachment press coverage draw backlash

Republicans face internal brawl over impeachment witnesses 

John Bolton’s testimony looks increasingly likely

Chris Christie is reportedly back at the White House

Senate resolution to limit Trump’s military authority on Iran has enough GOP votes to pass, key Democrats say

Up to 10 GOP senators consider bucking Trump on war powers

Lawmakers from both parties criticize White House plan to take $7.2 billion in Pentagon funding for Trump’s border wall

The Iran nuclear deal hangs by a thread

READ: House docs on Giuliani associate Lev Parnas's texts, notes

Ukraine prosecutor offered information related to Biden in exchange for ambassador’s ouster, newly released materials show

House to vote Wednesday to send impeachment articles against Trump to the Senate

10 questions after Pelosi announces a Wednesday vote on transmitting the articles of impeachment 

Pelosi restricts McConnell to a narrow impeachment path

House committee threatens to subpoena if Pompeo

House releases note on 'Biden case' from Giuliani associate

Schumer on Trump tweet: 'How low can the president go?'

Democratic debate highlights: Candidates on foreign policy, health care and electability

Scorecard: Grading the debate performance of the Democratic candidates

Trump says he agrees with idea of replacing Obama-eraIran deal with his own

Trump holds rally in Wisconsin as Democrats take debate stage

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1/13/20

S&P 500 rises to record high after news the US will remove currency manipulator tag from

US budget deficit running 11.8% higher this year

U.S. coal-fired power plants closing fast despite Trump's pledge of support for industry

A pact with Trump on impeachment? McConnell’s Kentucky backers demand it.

Trump's fate rests with McConnell in impeachment trial

GOP senators reject plans to dismiss Trump impeachment

GOP leadership: There aren't 51 votes to dismiss Trump articles of impeachment

Rand Paul pledges to force Hunter Biden vote if GOP backs Dem impeachment witnesses

A GOP-led edge: Red states see less unemployment, more economic growth

Russian spies hacked Ukrainian gas company at heart of Trump impeachment trial, again entangling Moscow in domestic U.S. politics

U.S. commanders at al-Asad base believe Iranian missile barrage was designed to kill

Impeachment live updates: Preparations accelerate this week for historic Senate trial of Trump

What the Constitution actually says about a Senate impeachment trial

Rudy Giuliani Desperately Wants To Join Trump's Impeachment Defense Team

Trump’s traffic jam of false claims on preexisting conditions

To the Contrary, Trump Has Tried to Weaken Protections for Pre-existing Conditions

Trump Debuts a New Claim That Is the Actual Diametric Opposite of Reality

Trump criticized for retweeting image of Pelosi, Schumer in Muslim attire

Here’s what’s in the phase one China trade deal Trump is signing this week

Judge rules in favor of administration on family separations at border

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Iowa caucus countdown, Sanders vs. Warren

Schumer, Eyeing Senate's Top Job, Navigates Tricky Impeachment Terrain

Biden most trusted among Democratic primary voters on foreign relations: poll 

Cory Booker’s Exit From 2020 Race Ends a Once-Promising Political Chapter

Trump says ‘it doesn’t really matter’ if Iranian general posed an imminent threat

Trump asks Supreme Court to let immigrant 'public charge' rule take effect

Trump plans to divert $7.2 billion from Pentagon for border wall construction

Trump amplifies incendiary tweets about Nancy Pelosi after her comments on Iran protests

Trump unleashes tweetstorm on Democrats over Iran strike

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1/12/20

Business groups worry they won't see a Phase 2 Trump-China trade deal

Oil steady on easing U.S.-Iran tensions, eyes on China trade deal

GOP Senator said the 'problem' is with briefers, not Trump

Paul: US 'drifting away from' founders' desire that it be 'difficult to go to war'

Bill Weld's view of 2020 campaign coverage

Defense Secretary Esper said he ‘didn’t see’ evidence of an Iranian plot to attack four embassies

Top Trump administration officials decline to provide evidence that Soleimani would attack 4 US embassies

Esper: Gang of 8 'did not think' further intelligence on Iranian threat should be shared with Congress

Mnuchin dismisses 'rumor' that China's commitments in phase one of trade deal was changed in translation

Amash: Trump claim about US embassy threats 'seems to be totally made up'

The crisis between the US and Iran is far from over

Sunday shows - Administration officials grilled on Trump's Iran claims

FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace 1/12/20 | Breaking Fox News January 12, 2020

Poll: Most Americans disapprove of Trump approach to Iran

Pelosi says Trump ‘impeached for life’ despite McConnell’s ‘gamesmanship,’ ‘coverup’

Pelosi calls McConnell's support of dismissing impeachment articles a 'cover up'

Nancy Pelosi's moves delay start to Senate impeachment trial

Schiff: House Intelligence Committee 'considering' Bolton subpoena

Democratic senator: Trump told Laura Ingraham more about Soleimani killing than we heard in briefing

Democrats scramble to rein in Trump's Iran war powers

'I'm spending all my money to get rid of Trump': Michael Bloomberg

Trump says he 'couldn't care less' if Iran wants to negotiate

Trump, Pelosi square off ahead of impeachment trial

Trump hits Senate for giving impeachment 'credibility' by holding trial

Trump bemoans 'stigma' of impeachment

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1/11/20

Now Mike Lee knows what it feels like

Here's how partisan wrath over Trump's impeachment changed the future of 2 lawmakers

Showdown over Trump impeachment trial underscores power of Pelosi and McConnell

Amash accuses Trump of selling military support to Saudi Arabia

U.S. plans expulsions of at least a dozen Saudi military students whose colleague killed three at Pensacola military base

North Korea says it has 'been deceived by the U.S.'

Netanyahu praises Trump as US announces new Iran sanctions after missile strikes

White House's Plan To Dramatically Extend Controversial Travel Ban Triggers Outcry

Democrats conflicted over how to limit Trump's war powers

Democrats expand ground game to woo Latinos in Nevada

Biden holds wide lead among black voters in Democratic presidential race, Post-Ipsos poll finds

Trump tweets message of support to Iranian protesters: 'Your courage is inspiring'

Trump Brags About Serving Up American Troops to Saudi Arabia for Nothing More Than Cash

Trump signals intent to block Bolton

John Bolton impeachment t