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06/24/20

Dow drops more than 700 points in worst day since June 11 as virus resurgence concerns grow

Dow tumbles more than 700 points as surge in coronavirus cases rattles investors

The Fed said it could supply the economy with $2.3 trillion. It hasn’t come close so far

Companies Criticize Visa Suspensions, but Impact May Be Muted for Now

A second senior economist is abruptly leaving the White House amid the ongoing economic crisis

McConnell reaches milestone on judges by filling final Circuit Court vacancy

Sen. Tim Scott shares threatening, racist voicemails he's received

Rubio: 'Everyone should just wear a damn mask'

‘The Lord’s Work’: House Republicans Unite Behind Bill Barr Amid Corruption Claims

GOP lawmakers launch new attacks on Black Lives Matter protesters

Republican senators refuse to back Trump’s 'treason' claim against Obama

GOP: Trump needs a new plan

Judge rules Nunes can't sue Twitter over satirical accounts

To Fix Policing in the United States, Follow Its Guidelines Abroad
(The United States has spent decades training foreign nations to build community and capacity—it’s time to apply those lessons at home.)

Live updates: State officials, companies delay reopening measures after record high in new infections

U.S. records most daily coronavirus cases since April; ‘We are in deep trouble’

Florida reports another record spike in coronavirus cases, up 5.3% in a day

Trump rally sparks self quarantine of dozens of Secret Service agents

Fauci: 'I've never seen anything closely resemble' what the coronavirus can do

Coronavirus: Federal government will end funding for 13 community-based Covid-19 test sites, most in Texas

Has America’s Department of Justice been politicised?

Prosecutor testifies on alleged politicization inside Barr’s Justice Department

Barr’s alleged interference in Stone case makes Trump’s potential pardon more scandalous

Trump’s failing grades on coronavirus, Black Lives Matter protests continue to decline

Senate Democrats block GOP policing bill, calling it 'irrevocably flawed' and 'partisan'

Delegates told to stay home for Joe Biden’s nominating convention in Milwaukee

Biden Takes Dominant Lead as Voters Reject Trump on Virus and Race

U.S. Marshals told to prepare to help protect monuments nationwide as Trump targets people who vandalize structures during protests

Donald Trump heads to Wisconsin for visit to another crucial swing state as polls show him trailing Biden

Trump won't follow N.J. quarantine order, White House says

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06/23/20

Nasdaq jumps to record led by Apple in longest winning streak since December

The Second Great Depression
(At least four major factors are terrifying economists and weighing on the recovery.)

GOP senator says federal government must provide schools extra funding to reopen this fall

Mitt Romney among the Republican Lilliputians

As Trump ramps up his coronavirus denialism, GOP allies in hard-hit states are singing a very different tune

The GOP’s impossible choice on Trump’s coronavirus testing comments: He’s dangerous, or he’s lying

McConnell easily wins Kentucky Senate primary

Madison Cawthorn defeats Trump pick in race to succeed Meadows

Senate GOP police bill hits roadblock, as Dems seek changes

Senate GOP police bill hits roadblock, as Dems seek changes

The U.S. is falling behind its peers. Americans — if not their leaders — are starting to notice.

Surging US virus cases raise fear that progress is slipping

Fauci gives Congress COVID-19 warning

Dr. Anthony Fauci tells Congress parts of U.S. are seeing a ‘disturbing surge’ of coronavirus infections

Fauci says coronavirus task force was never told to slow down testing, seemingly contradicting Trump

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta: 'We are right back to square one' on flattening the curve

Live Primary Election Results: Races in Kentucky, New York and Virginia

Trump faces mounting GOP blowback over order to pull troops out of Germany

This is Vandalism, And It’s Taking Place Inside the House of Government

Twitter flags Trump for 'abusive' tweet vowing to use force against vandals who defaced church

D.C. police clear out fledgling autonomous zone near the White House

John Bolton in Conversation with Robert Costa

Native American tribes in a battle for their share of virus stimulus money

Pelosi says GOP 'trying to get away with murder' on police reform bill

Trump signs executive order suspending certain work visas through 2020

Trump says China trade deal 'intact' hours after senior aide declares it 'over'

Trump tells aides he supports second round of stimulus checks, but White House divisions remain

Trump Administration Unveils Security Council Resolution Extending Iran Arms Embargo

Trump on whether testing comment was in jest: 'I don't kid'

Trump slams protesters at Phoenix rally, visits border wall in Arizona

Trump rallies in Phoenix, claims Democrats trying keep country 'shut down'

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06/22/20

Dow jumps 150 points, Apple leads Nasdaq to record close

Larry Kudlow says a second wave of coronavirus cases ‘isn’t coming’

Kevin Hassett, senior Trump economic adviser, to leave White House

No, Mitt Romney is not leading the resistance

Graham: Trump visa order will have a 'chilling effect on our economic recovery'

GOP rallies around Trump after firing of ManhattanUS attorney

In Arizona, Republicans worry about losing traction with independent

COVID-19 Will Rage 'Like A Forest Fire' In Unprepared America, Top Doc Warns

White House stops mandatory temperature checks, symptom screening

Trump increasingly preoccupied with defending his physical and mental health

Trump's 'kidding' on testing exposes his negligence as virus spikes

Tulsa rally failure may spark Trump campaign team shakeup

Trump’s got bigger problems than empty seats

Trump calls it ‘rigged,’ but voting by mail is routine among his top administration and campaign officials

As Trump slumps, his campaign fixes on a target: Women

Jay Clayton faces a rocky road from SEC chair to ManhattanU.S. attorney

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Gen Z turnout, mail-in voting

Democratic senators say Trump administration has been slow to use coronavirus testing funds

Democrats say U.S. withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty may be illegal

Nadler to subpoena AG Barr over Berman firing

In a GOP Stronghold, a Vacant House Seat Gives Democrats Hope

Biden campaign confirms he will attend three debates with Trump, criticizes the president for flipping on his debate stance

Trump, citing pandemic, orders limits on foreign workers, extends immigration restrictions through December

Trump says he supports another round of stimulus checks

Trump Administration Wants to Cut Pentagon’s Pandemic Team

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06/21/20

GOP's police reform bill leverages funding to 'compel' change: Sen. Tim Scott

Infectious disease expert: We should be testing for coronavirus as much as possible

In the nation’s biggest states, a spike in coronavirus comes with the economic reopening

All eyes on Roberts ahead of Supreme Court's abortion ruling

Sunday shows - Bolton's bombshell book reverberates

FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace 6/21/20 | Breaking Fox News June 21,2020

CNNState of the Union with Jake Tapper 6/21/2020 | CNN Breaking News June 21, 2020

Trump draws fire for saying he wanted coronavirus testing slowed down

Trump's 2020 path gets steeper

Bolton defends not testifying: 'I don't think it would have made a difference'

Bolton calls Trump 'naïve and dangerous' and hopes he'll be remembered as a one-term president

Schiff hopes ousted U.S. attorney testifies before Congress

Primaries renew fears about Democratic unity in presidential race

For Biden and Democrats, confidence comes with a chaser: Fear

Trump campaign, Democrats joust over Tulsa rally turnout

Trump again speaks out on NFL player protests: ‘I thought we won that battle’

5 takeaways from Trump’s Tulsa rally

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06/20/20

Graham signals he won't take up U.S. attorney pick without Schumer, Gillibrand signoff

Florida Governor Ripped For Trying To Pin COVID-19 Spike On Hispanic Workers

Joni Ernst and Donald Trump Could Both Be in Trouble in Iowa

Judge declines to block release of Bolton book

Black leaders in Tulsa are outraged by Trump’s planned rally during a pandemic

Peaceful protester removed by police for alleged trespassing in front of Trump rally venue

Chuck Schumer, 2 other key pro-Israel Democrats warn Israel against annexation

Biden aide begins forming U.S. presidential transition team

Trump ousts ManhattanU.S. attorney who investigated president’s associates

Watch live: President Trump holds a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Trump gives grievance-filled speech to unfilled arena as protests stay mostly peaceful

Trump suggests legislation that would jail people who burn the flag for a year

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06/19/20

S&P 500 ends roller-coaster session lower, but ekes out gain for the week

In big reversal, Treasury and SBA agree to disclose details about many small business loan recipients

Bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol stalled by Missouri's Blunt

Key Republican senator argues against more stimulus

GOP senator quotes J.K. Rowling while blocking vote on LGBTQ bill

Protesters gather at McConnell's Kentucky home: 'No justice, no sleep'

GOP fears Biden's low-key campaign is paying off

Oklahoma Republicans Speak Out Against Trump Ahead Of Tulsa Rally

Republican Matt Gaetz and son, Nestor, appear together on Fox News

WHO says coronavirus enters ‘new and dangerous phase’ as daily cases hit record high

In countries keeping the coronavirus at bay, experts watch U.S. case numbers with alarm

Fauci warns of troubling ‘anti-science’ beliefs as nation battles coronavirus

Fauci, Birx warned Trump against holding Tulsa rally

White House dismissal of COVID-19 concerns draws criticism

Arizona, Florida, California and Nevada report record-high single-day increases in coronavirus cases

How White Supremacy Weakens the United States
(The Trump administration’s agenda on race undermines the country’s military, alliances, and security.)

Susan Rice calls Trump administration 'racist to its core,' says Senate backers belong in 'trash heap of history'

U.S. judge blasts Bolton for abandoning classified information review but doubts he can bar book publication

Tense mood grips Tulsa as Trump fans and protesters gather ahead of campaign rally

Shields and Brooks on Bolton’s book claims, Juneteenth amid racial unrest
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House Dems weigh new push for Bolton testimony

Colorado governor signs sweeping police reform bill ending qualified immunity, banning chokeholds

Trump intends to renew effort to end DACA protections for young undocumented immigrants

Trump warns protesters ahead of Tulsa rally

Trump to host 4th of July event despite pleas from lawmakers to cancel

How Trump plans to turn around his losing campaign

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06/18/20

Dow falls more than 30 points, but Nasdaq ekes out fifth straight gain

Jobless claims total 1.5 million, worse than expected as economic pain persists

Another 1 million jobless claims show Congress may need to extend extra benefits set to expire

Senate confirms Trump judicial pick over prominent GOP defection

Chuck Grassley will co-sponsor Senate policing bill: 'Victims of police abuse deserve justice'

Senate Republicans look for way to avoid election year debate over military bases named for Confederate leaders

GOP senator blocks bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol

GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

Roberts sparks backlash from conservative senators with DACA ruling

A GOP sheriff vowed not to enforce Arizona’s coronavirus restrictions. Now he’s tested positive.

Some parts of the U.S. are ‘on the cusp of losing control’ of coronavirus, Dr. Scott Gottlieb says

In a major election-year ruling, Supreme Court blocks Trump’s move to end DACA — for now

Bolton book and Supreme Court ruling on ‘dreamers’ amount to twin defeats to Trump

Trump administration's 'sloppy' work has led to Supreme Court losses

Details from John Bolton’s book are damning for Donald Trump

Trump Is Losing Credit Where He May Soon Need It Most

Trump administration move could add 'significant risks' to retirement accounts

As Trump warns of leftist violence, a dangerous threat emerges from the right-wing boogaloo movement

Trump’s China-bashing strategy falls apart

Facebook removes Trump ads with symbol once used by Nazis to designate political prisoners

Twitter labels Trump video tweet as manipulated media, continuing its crackdown on misinformation

Top State Department official resigns in protest of Trump’s response to racial tensions in the country

Amy Klobuchar withdraws from VP consideration, urges Biden to pick a woman of color

Biden campaign rebukes Trump effort to push for more debates

Biden launches first major advertising campaign in battle against Trump

Fox News poll: Biden's lead widens to 12 points over Trump

Trump lashes out at Supreme Court after DACA ruling doesn't go his way

Trump says he'll release new list of potential Supreme Court nominees

Trump Campaign Pushing for Four Debates With Biden

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06/17/20

Dow drops more than 100 points, snaps 3-day winning streak

U.S. weekly jobless claims remain high, second wave of layoffs blamed

Top economists want Congress to spend more on coronavirus recovery

What a successful economic recovery plan must look like

Judge orders Mnuchin to give Native American tribes full stimulus funding

Senate GOP unveils policing bill that would discourage, but not ban, tactics such as chokeholds and no-knock warrants

5 takeaways from the Senate hearing on policing reform

Tim Scott, Once Quiet on Matters of Race, Embraces Key Role on Police Reform

Tensions flare between Reps. Cedric Richmond and Matt Gaetz during police reform hearing

Oklahoma GOP senator says people with health issues shouldn't attend Tulsa Trump rally

Trump's attacks on mail-in voting hurt Republican chances — including his own, says former GOP Gov. Ridge

Lincoln Project launches new ad hitting Trump over China policies

Anthony Fauci hasn't talked to Donald Trump about coronavirus in 2 weeks

Leaked CDC document contradicts Pence claim that U.S. virus cases 'have stabilized'

Some states see Covid-19 cases surging as restrictions are relaxed

Rising COVID-19 cases start political brawl in Arizona

Five bombshells about Trump from Bolton's book

John Bolton Plumbs the Depth of Trump’s Depravity

Trump asked China’s Xi to help him win reelection, according to Bolton book

Justice Department seeks emergency order to block publication of Bolton’s book

Does Trump Want to Fight for a Second Term? His Self-Sabotage Worries Aides

Senator demands Trump Organization explain Chinese business dealings in light of Bolton book

Tensions flare between Reps. Cedric Richmond and Matt Gaetz during police reform hearing

House panel approves expansive policing bill to ban chokeholds and make it easier to prosecute officers for misconduct

Biden, in fiery speech, goes after Trump's coronavirus response

Biden lead over Trump grows to 13 points: poll

Biden leads Trump in six 2020 swing states, CNBC/Change Research poll finds

Trump says Obama didn't reform policing. But he did and then the president ditched it.

Trump’s Proposal Would Give $1T to Roads, 5G, Broadband

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06/16/20

Dow jumps more than 500 points as Wall Street cheers record retail sales comeback

U.S. May retail sales surge 17.7% in the biggest monthly jump ever

Jerome Powell: 'Significant uncertainty' about timing and strength of economic recovery

U.S. Rep. Tom Rice, 2 family members have COVID-19

'Inaccurate and harmful': Texas Senators Cruz, Cornyn dismiss notions of systemic racism in police and society

Congress set for fight over expiring unemployment relief

Republican Group Questions Trump’s Health: ‘It’s Time We Talk About This’

Why the U.S. Can’t Get Israel to Break Up With China

Elites in Beijing see America in decline, hastened by Trump

Fauci on coronavirus infections: 'We're still in a first wave'

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Trump rally is ‘worst-case scenario’ for spread of coronavirus

Trump on coronavirus: 'If we stop testing right now, we'd have very few cases, if any.' Why he's dangerously wrong.

Trump administration under fire over attempts to block oversight of coronavirus funds

Trump tries to plot a political comeback based on the economy. Biden says not so fast.

Trump’s 2020 polls are getting worse. Here’s proof.

Tulsa Officials Plead for Trump to Cancel Rally as Virus Spikes in Oklahoma

Judge denies request to stop Trump rally due to coronavirus concerns

Justice Department asks court to order Bolton to stop the release of his book

Pelosi asks House chairs to enforce mandatory mask-wearing during hearings

Warren slams Pence's coronavirus remarks: As 'pathetic' as they are 'reckless'

Trump signs order on policing, but Democrats and activists say it falls far short of what is needed

A look at Trump's executive order on police procedures

WH officials walk back promise of vaccine by year's end

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06/15/20

Dow closes 150 points higher as Fed announcement sparks big comeback from massive losses

The Fed says it is going to start buying individual corporate bonds

Survey: 3 in 4 Americans say their finances haven't improved under Trump

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he will talk to lawmakers about small business bailout disclosure

Senate GOP seeks to restrict use of chokeholds in police reform bill

GOP senator defends Trump’s Tulsa rally as health official warns it’s a ‘huge risk factor’ amid coronavirus spike

GOP senator defies Trump, calls for renaming military bases

Sen Ted Cruz Wades Into Ron Perlman Twitter Battle, Tries to Start Fight With Rep Jim Jordan

How out of step is the Republican Party on gay rights?

Surging coronavirus cases raise fears of new lockdowns

Covid-19 is spreading into Republican-voting areas of America

FDA pulls emergency approval for antimalarial drugs touted by Trump as covid-19 treatment

FDA’s hydroxychloroquine reversal raises even bigger questions about Trump’s role in pushing for the drug

Supreme Court says gay, transgender workers protected by federal law forbidding discrimination

Supreme Court passes up challenges from gun groups on laws they say violate Second Amendment

NOAA leaders violated agency’s scientific integrity policy, Hurricane Dorian ‘Sharpiegate’ investigation finds

Veterans Fear Trump Will Use Military as Election Gambit

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Trump picking a Tulsa rally amid protests

House demands coronavirus loan info from Treasury, banks

Obama to join Biden virtually for first joint fundraiser

Joe Biden pulls in massive $81M cash haul for May

Trump on coronavirus: 'If we stop testing right now, we'd have very few cases, if any'

Trump executive order on police reform expected to include use of force guidelines, misconduct tracker, source says

Trump administration blocks tribes from protecting their waters

The Rising Trump Lawyer Battling to Reshape the Electorate

Trump calls it 'inappropriate' for Bolton to write book

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06/14/20

Kudlow calls $600 unemployment checks a 'disincentive,' expects them to stop in July

GOP Senator: 'Haven't Decided' if I'll Wear Mask at Trump's Tulsa Rally

GOP candidates balance pros, cons of running with Trump

Scott: 'I think we'll find' a 'path forward' on bipartisan police reform

Cotton emerges as key figure in base renaming fight

Rep. Riggleman ousted in Virginia GOP convention after presiding over same-sex marriage

Ben Carson Tells U.S. To 'Grow Up' Over Racist Gripes; Stacey Abrams Calls Him 'Infantile'

Infectious disease expert says coronavirus won't slow down until 'about 60% or 70%' of American population is infected, points out US is at 'about 5%'

Trump rally called ‘dangerous move’ in age of coronavirus

Is the Trump admin keeping medical experts off the air?

Trump loses 2 pivotal allies in his anti-kneeling crusade: NASCAR and the NFL

Officials familiar with Lafayette Square confrontation challenge Trump administration claim of what drove aggressive expulsion of protesters

Sunday shows - Police reform dominates

Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace 6/14/20 | Breaking Fox News June 14, 2020 HD

State of the Union With Jake Tapper 6/14/20 [Full] | CNN Trump Breaking News June 14, 2020

Thousands gather Sunday for prayer and protests in Washington

Booker says GOP senator has told him qualified immunity is 'on the table' in Senate police reform bill

Stacey Abrams weighs in on Wendy's police shooting

Ethics controversy rattles Hickenlooper's Senate bid

Trump tries to explain his slow and unsteady walk down a ramp at West Point

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06/13/20

Economic Reality Bites Wall Street and Trump

Republicans start bracing for shutdown fight in run-up to election

Tight polls put GOP on edge in Texas

Republicans and Trump want a Jacksonville convention party. Some locals are worried about the area’s health.

Ernst challenger leads by three points in tight Iowa Senate race

Secret Service now says it did use pepper spray to clear protesters during the Trump church photo op

Trump’s Deployment of National Guard to Deal With D.C. Protests Cost Taxpayers $21 Million

The Trump Administration’s Hateful Message on Health Care for Transgender Americans

Biden's VP list narrows: Warren, Harris, Susan Rice, others

Trump salutes traditions at West Point graduation amid criticism of his moves to politicize military

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06/12/20

Dow rises more than 400 points, but Wall Street clinches biggest weekly loss since March

The Fed’s economic forecasts are all over the map, a sign of how uncertain these times are

Transparency concerns plague small business lending program over disclosing information about coronavirus relief loans

‘There is no emergency’: W.H. economic advisers shrug off feared ‘second wave’ of coronavirus

Mnuchin: White House seriously considering second round of stimulus checks

Pandemic deepens economic pain at Trump’s company, already suffering from a tarnished brand

Republicans start bracing for shutdown fight in run-up to election

GOP group touts Graham's past praise of Biden, criticism of Trump in new ad

On summit anniversary, North Korea vows to build up military

Fauci 'concerned' that Floyd protests could lead to coronavirus spike, but has no comment on Trump rallies

Listen to Dr. Fauci's advice on attending a Trump rally

CDC urges organizers of large gatherings to “strongly encourage” use of face masks

CDC warns U.S. may reimplement strict coronavirus measures if cases go up ‘dramatically’

Shields and Brooks on Americans’ changing views of policing

Democrats hammer Mnuchin after he says names of small-business borrowers won't be disclosed

Nancy Pelosi is adamant: Statues honoring Confederates in the Capitol have got to go

Biden hits Senate Republicans over relief bill: 'They're so damn stupid'

Trump officials to roll back LGBTQ protections

Trump administration revokes transgender health protection

Trump reschedules Tulsa rally after criticism of overlap with Juneteenth

Trump calls for a ‘new and updated’ GOP platform after party moves to keep its 2016 document

Trump has privately dismissed protesters in talks with aides

Trump suggests Lincoln’s legacy is ‘questionable,’ brags about his own work for Black Americans

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06/11/20

Dow slides more than 1,800 points on fears of coronavirus resurgence, more economic pain

Stocks suffer their worst day since March, with the Dow plunging more than 1,800 points

Total U.S. debt surges to $55.9 trillion amid big increases in corporate and government borrowing

Fed's Powell signals Congress needs to do more to ease grim economic forecast

Oil drops more than 8% as fears over second wave of coronavirus cases hit the market

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says ‘we can’t shut down the economy again’

Jobless claims: Another 1.54 million Americans file for unemployment benefits

G.O.P. Platform, Rolled Over From 2016, Condemns the ‘Current President’

Republicans announce Trump convention events will move to Jacksonville

House Republicans hopeful about bipartisan path forward on police reform legislation

Senate panel votes to require Pentagon to rename bases named after Confederates

Senate panel passes amendment to bar using troops against protesters

Republicans release newly declassified intelligence document on FBI source Steele

Live updates: U.S. surpasses 2 million coronavirus cases

As coronavirus cases rise nationwide, public health experts urge caution

Fears of second U.S. coronavirus wave rise on worrisome spike in cases, hospitalizations

Coronavirus deaths could reach 200,000 by early fall, Harvard doctor warns

As Coronavirus Infections Climb, Washington Moves On to Other Business

The pandemic is far from over, but Trump is restarting campaign rallies

Trump rally sign-up includes disclaimer about potential COVID-19 exposure

US faces allegations of human rights abuses over treatment of protesters

Fighting for U.S. Values Abroad, Black Diplomats Struggle With Challenges at Home

Pentagon’s top general apologizes for appearing alongside Trump in Lafayette Square

The Armed Forces Shouldn't Have to Save Us From the President*'s Constitutional Abuses

Analysis: As US reckons over race, Trump becomes a bystander

Trump rally on Juneteenth in Tulsa called 'slap in the face'

Democrats accuse Trump of racism for planning rally on 'Juneteenth' in Tulsa

Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases

Biden’s Brain Trust on the Economy: Liberal and Sworn to Silence

Joe Biden warns that President Trump ‘is going to try to steal this election’

Trump blasts Fed as stocks plunge, coronavirus cases rise

Trump authorizes sanctions targeting International Criminal Court

Trump administration cuts oil, gas fees in hundreds of cases

‘This is not a game’: Trump threatens to ‘take back’ Seattle as protesters set up ‘autonomous zone’

Trump rally sign-up includes disclaimer about potential COVID-19 exposure

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06/10/20

Dow and S&P 500 post back-to-back losses, but Nasdaq closes above 10,000 for the first time

Fed sees interest rates staying near zero through 2022, GDP bouncing to 5% next year

Federal Reserve predicts slow recovery with unemployment at 9.3 percent by end of 2020

Possible we need to do more, Congress needs to do more: Fed’s Powell

The PPP, despite messy rollout, appears to have success saving small businesses

The extra $600 Americans get in weekly unemployment benefits ends next month — here’s what lawmakers are proposing to replace it

G.O.P. Scrambles to Respond to Public Demands for Police Overhaul

Senate at logjam over changing 'qualified immunity' for police

Senate GOP dodges over Trump's baseless Buffalo tweet: 'I would rather not hear it'

That Trump Tweet? Republicans Prefer Not to See It.

Republicans prepare to punt on next COVID-19 relief bill

GOP expects to move its convention to Jacksonville after dispute with North Carolina over pandemic safeguards

Republicans fear Trump’s weakened standing jeopardizes the party in November

Coronavirus infections appear to spike in U.S. even as they decline elsewhere

White House goes quiet on coronavirus as outbreak spikes again across the U.S.

J&J to begin human trials of COVID-19 vaccine in second half of July

Fauci: Sped-up production on coronavirus vaccine risky and costly — but worth it

Preachers turn on Trump’s ‘wickedness’ at George Floyd funeral

CNN rips Trump demand to retract poll as like threats that 'typically come from countries like Venezuela'

When Fox News disappoints, Trump has a backup: the conspiracy theory-peddling OANN

Trump job approval rating plunges 10 points in a month: Gallup

More than 1,250 former Justice Dept. workers call for internal watchdog to probe Barr role in clearing demonstrators from Lafayette Square

Trump on renaming U.S. military bases honoring Confederate officers: No way!

Trump campaign demands CNN retract poll showing big Biden lead

Trump to hold first post-coronavirus rally in Oklahoma

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06/9/20

Dow snaps 6-day winning streak, but tech stocks lift Nasdaq Composite to record 10,000 level

Don’t think a great stock market means we’ve got a great economy

25,000 stores are predicted to close in 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic accelerates industry upheaval

Following messy start, enormous Paycheck Protection Program shows signs of buttressing economy
(New jobs report suggests PPP helped prevent broader economic collapse, but its overall effectiveness remains unknown)

Republicans, Democrats split on economy, as the recession becomes official and stocks soar

McConnell looking to 'respond to the obvious racial discrimination' country has witnessed recently

GOP struggles with message amid national debate over police and racial justice

GOP senators introduce resolution opposing calls to defund the police

McConnell blasts 'double standard' by pols who encouraged BLM protests, denounced lockdown ones

Republican lawmakers ask Agriculture Department to ease regs on meat production

Republican senators ask FCC to examine Section 230, following Trump order

Sen. Susan Collins Loses Endorsement Of Major Gun Control Group

Trump's tweet on protester sparks GOP backlash 

What’s keeping Senate Republicans from ditching Trump?

Republicans will never turn against Trump. Or will they?

Dr. Anthony Fauci says coronavirus turned ‘out to be my worst nightmare’ and it ‘isn’t over’
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Are asymptomatic people spreading the coronavirus? A WHO official’s words spark confusion, debate

Trump administration 'flying blind' without coronavirus race data, says testing czar

Trump eyes racial equality debate through economic lens

Trump sides with deranged conspiracy theories over Black Lives Matter protesters

Trump floats baseless conspiracy about 75-year-old Buffalo protester pushed to ground by police

Trump’s Mideast Plan Is Poised to Fall Apart

President sinks amid stumbles over protests

When the Trump White House’s false narratives collide

Wave of New Polling Suggests an Erosion of Trump’s Support

No Sign Of Antifa So Far In Justice Department Cases Brought Over Unrest

George Floyd funeral updates: Sharpton calls out Trump in eulogy

Democrat introduces bill to prevent presidents from nuking hurricanes

Schiff demands answers from Pentagon on monitoring domestic unrest

Biden delivers address at George Floyd's funeral in Houston: 'We can't turn away'

Biden, Democrats seek to shut down calls to defund police

Trump administration makes it easier for hunters to kill bear cubs and wolf pups in Alaska
(A ban against luring mothers from their dens with doughnuts and other treats will be lifted)

Trump eyes racial equality debate through economic lens

Trump thanks George P. Bush for his support: 'Great honor'

Trump floats baseless conspiracy about 75-year-old Buffalo protester pushed to ground by police

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06/8/20

S&P 500 erases its loss for the year as stocks rally on reopening optimism

The U.S. entered a recession in February, according to the official economic arbiter

Left out: More workers now losing hope of getting back jobs

Goldman Sachs strategist: If we don't address systematic racism, it will be bad for the economy and markets

GOP senators urge Trump to back off Murkowski threat

GOP lawmakers push bill to keep Trump, RNC in North Carolina

Republicans like George Romney who supported civil rights wouldn’t recognize Trump’s GOP

Despite Big Promises, U.S. Has Delivered Limited Aid in Global Virus Response

Trump's troop cut in Germany blindsided senior U.S. officials, sources say

CNN Poll: Trump losing ground to Biden amid chaotic week

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on protest pressure, Trump’s response

Democrats propose sweeping police overhaul; Trump criticizes

Pelosi, Schumer kneel in silence for almost 9 minutes to honor George Floyd

Schiff demands answers from Pentagon on monitoring domestic unrest

Biden campaign opposes calls to 'defund the police'

Biden emerges with a low-tech coronavirus strategy: Masks and distancing, but no testing

Biden embraces healer-in-chief role in return to campaign trail

White House: 'No regrets' about handling of protesters in Lafayette Square

Trump: There won't be any defunding of police

Trump again takes aim at NFL's Goodell over anthem protests

President Donald Trump questions NFL, Roger Goodell after commissioner's 'Black Lives Matter' statement

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06/7/20

A ‘misclassification error’ made the May unemployment rate look better than it is. Here’s what happened.

Finally, a positive shock to the economy. But there’s still far to go.

Left out: More workers now losing hope of getting back jobs

Mike Huckabee ‘Livid’ at Republicans Who Won’t Bow Down to Trump

Colin Powell says he will vote for Joe Biden for president

Powell endorses Biden, says Trump is a liar and a danger to the nation

Romney marches in Floyd protest 'to make sure people understand that black lives matter'

Condoleezza Rice: Trump should 'speak in the language of unity, the language of empathy'

Exclusive: In warning sign for Trump, Republicans growing pessimistic about country's direction

Faith community takes center stage as thousands again gather for 10th day of protests in D.C.

Sunday shows - Powell 'can not in any way support' Trump, will vote for Biden

Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace 6/7/20 - Fox News June 7, 2020

State Of The Union With Jake Tapper 5/17/20

WATCH AND READ: Colin Powell criticizes Trump's response to protests in 'State of the Union' interview

The World’s Weakest Strongman
(Donald Trump’s use of violence and division isn’t a symbol of authority—it’s a sign of desperation.)

Senate Democratic campaign arm launches online hub ahead of November

How Kamala Harris seized the moment on race and police reform

Joe Biden emerges to embrace bolder reforms as protests roil the nation 

Joe Biden will meet with George Floyd’s family in Houston Monday

Pentagon outlines withdrawal of troops from nation’s capital after Trump’s announcement

Trump fires back at Colin Powell for saying he'd vote for Biden

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06/6/20

The widely cited ‘disconnect’ between Wall Street and Main Street suddenly appears less confounding

A Surprisingly Positive Jobs Report Doesn’t Mean Things Are Getting Back to Normal

‘I don’t know if that counts as a job’: Fewer hours, less pay and more anxiety greet returning workers

Airline industry soaring back to life

Cheney blasts Trump move to draw down troops in Germany: 'Dangerously misguided'

George W. Bush and Mitt Romney won't support Trump in 2020, while some GOP officials consider voting for Biden

Mitt Romney invokes late father during the Civil Rights Movement amid protests

GOP calls own lawmaker's comments on Confederate statues 'idiotic'

Republicans fear Trump may cost them Senate

Live updates: ‘Defund the Police’ painted on D.C. street near ‘Black Lives Matter’ display; thousands gather across city to protest death of George Floyd

'Beautiful, peaceful and diverse': Thousands of protesters flood streets near White House

Ex-Defense Secretary: White House Is ‘Leading Us Down The Trail Toward A Dictatorship’

Milley, America's Top General, Walks Into a Political Battle

No 'silver lining': Trump faces voter backlash amid crises

Trump approves plan to withdraw one-third of U.S. troops from Germany

Trump clings to jobs numbers as a campaign life raft — and as a race-relations plan

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06/5/20

Dow soars more than 800 points as U.S. stocks close in on pre-pandemic levels

Dow jumps more than 800 points, Nasdaq hits a record after surprise jobs surge boosts recovery bets

Unemployment rate drops to 13.3 percent, as the economy picked up jobs as states reopened

Coronavirus stimulus: Surprise jobs report adds doubt to second round

GOP criticism of Trump grows, suggesting opposition has grown beyond his usual adversaries

Susan Collins to stay in DC as Trump visits Maine

VP Mike Pence on addressing inequality, coronavirus relief for states

Over 1,000 coronavirus deaths reported in the past 24 hours. Officials fear protests will drive up numbers

Trump praises success against coronavirus in states that are seeing cases spike

White House turns press corps into anti-social distancing props

Trump's chief of staff of 2 years says he agrees that Trump is bad for the country

Hundreds of Former National Security Officials Condemn Trump’s Response to Protests
(In a letter, more than 200 former senior diplomats and military leaders say there is “no role” for the U.S. military to deal with protesters exercising free speech rights.)

Trump’s voice absent in nationwide discussion on racism

Trump ignores calls for police reforms

Trump support among Catholics now at 37%: Poll

Trump’s Approval Slips Where He Can’t Afford to Lose It: Among Evangelicals

Trump reportedly said he wanted the RNC convention at full capacity despite the coronavirus pandemic because he doesn't 'want to be sitting in a place that's 50% empty'

People are sawing through and climbing over Trump’s border wall. Now contractors are being asked for ideas to make it less vulnerable.

Shields and Brooks on race in America, Trump’s response

Pelosi says Israeli annexation in West Bank would hurt US interests

Democrats press DHS over use of drone during Minneapolis protests

Congresswoman: Police reform package will be about "accountability"

Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination

Biden says 'much more work to be done' on economy after surprising jobs report

Biden says 10-15% of the nation is ‘just not very good people’

Touting new jobs numbers, Trump says strong economy will quell protests and heal racial divide

Trump signs bill to ease guidelines on coronavirus relief loans for small businesses

Citing an economic emergency, Trump directs agencies across government to waive federal regulations

TrumpPlansMulti-City Convention Due to Covid-19 Limitations in Charlotte

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06/4/20

S&P 500 snaps 4-day winning streak, Nasdaq-100 touches record before retreating

The May unemployment rate is expected to be near 20% as millions more lost jobs

Nearly 2 million people applied for unemployment last week, even as economy shows signs of reopening

Mattis’s rebuke of Trump forces Republicans to choose between revered Marine and the president

Murkowski, Mattis criticism ratchets up pressure on GOP over Trump

‘Somewhere between Ronald Reagan and the Pope’: Before he crossed Trump, these Republicans were effusive over Mattis

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley puts hold on Trump nominees in clash over firing of two watchdogs

GOP Rep calls on primary opponent to condemn campaign surrogate's racist video

Graham postpones Russia probe subpoena vote as tensions boil over

Politically explosive Senate investigations run through a very reluctant Mitt Romney

As protests rock cities, Rand Paul holds up passage of anti-lynching bill

GOP shifting on unemployment benefits as jobless numbers swell

Texas Republicans call on countyGOP chair to resign for saying Floyd's death was staged

Live updates: After solemn memorial, mourners gather around the country to remember George Floyd

U.S. Allies Look on in Dismay While U.S. Rivals Rejoice
(Trump’s failure to convene a G-7 meeting is only the latest blow to America’s crumbling prestige in the face of nationwide unrest.)

China, Iran targeting presidential campaigns with hacking attempts, Google announces

Top settler leader: Trump peace plan shows he’s ‘not a friend of Israel
(Yesha Council chief Elhayani says details of proposal prove US president and Jared Kushner only care about winning election — not Israel’s security)

At least 106,000 people have died from coronavirus in the U.S.

CDC is worried Americans aren’t following its advice as the number of U.S. coronavirus cases continues to rise

Fauci: A ‘whole bunch of things’ can be done to reopen schools

Pentagon’s coronavirus plan includes millions for missile tubes and body armor

Esper orders hundreds of active-duty troops outside DC sent home day after reversal

The Stakes Are High, and We Must Be Better Than This
(Six military heavyweights and defense experts weigh in on Trump’s call for the military to put down protests.)

Retired top general joins Mattis dissent from Trump, warns of 'beginning of the end' for democracy if troops are used against protests

Trump’s dangerous militarization of U.S. politics

Donald Trump’s Fascist Performance

Far worse than Nixon
(Donald Trump’s pledge to restore America to order recalls Andrew Johnson more than Tricky Dicky)

Trump Campaign Looks at Electoral Map and Doesn’t Like What It Sees

Pelosi demands Trump clarify deployment of unidentified law enforcement in DC

Democrats introduce bill to rein in Trump's power under Insurrection Act

John Hickenlooper held in contempt for refusing to comply with subpoena in ethics case

Trump signs order to waive environmental reviews for key projects
(New executive order would affect how agencies apply laws such as the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act)

Trump vows to campaign against Murkowski after senator's criticism

Trump hits John Kelly for defense of Jim Mattis

Trump huddles with campaign staff as polls show him trailing Biden

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06/3/20

Dow rallies more than 500 points, S&P 500 posts longest winning streak since February

Private payrolls decline by 2.76 million in May, ADP says, a much smaller drop than feared

Weak consumer spending is overtaking the coronavirus as the biggest market risk, Crossmark’s Victoria Fernandez suggests

GDP is now projected to fall nearly 53% in the second quarter, according to a Fed gauge

Fed's massive 'Main Street' business rescue in danger of fizzling

GovernmentFalls into a Recession and Job Cuts Soar

Delays and blind spots are tripping up the pandemic economic rescue

This Treasury Official Is Running the Bailout. It’s Been Great for His Family.
(Deputy Treasury Secretary Justin Muzinich has an increasingly prominent role. He still has ties to his family’s investment firm, which is a major beneficiary of the Treasury’s bailout actions.)

GOP turning against new round of $1,200 rebate checks | Millions of Americans frustrated by delayed unemployment checks | Senate votes to give coronavirus relief program more flexibility

Republicans turning against new round of $1,200 rebate checks

U.S. Senate passes bill lengthening coronavirus small-business loan terms

Divided Senate confirms Trump counsel as relief watchdog

Tom Cotton: Send In the Troops

GOP leader backs Esper on opposing Insurrection Act

Sen. Tim Scott says an 'unjust system' leads to a 'society of chaos'

Senate Republicans brush aside Trump gassing protesters at White House

Rand Paul holding up quick passage of anti-lynching bill

Protests eclipse pandemic, but White House fears resurgence

White House coronavirus task force fades further as fear of second wave emerges

Hydroxychloroquine, a drug promoted by Trump, failed to prevent healthy people from getting covid-19 in trial

Trump Set America on Fire — then He Went and Hid in the Basement

The Pentagon Distances Itself from Trump
(Facing fierce criticism from Mattis and other former senior military officials, Esper insists the Pentagon is not playing politics.)

Pentagon chief Esper opposes Trump plan: 'I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act'

James Mattis Denounces President Trump, Describes Him as a Threat to the Constitution
(In an extraordinary condemnation, the former defense secretary backs protesters and says the president is trying to turn Americans against one another.)

CIA veterans who monitored crackdowns abroad see troubling parallels in Trump’s handling of protests

Protesters’ breach of temporary fences near White House complex prompted Secret Service to move Trump to secure bunker

Washington Post: Trump attempted to register to vote in Florida last year using the White House address

Virginia senator calls for Barr to resign over order to clear protests

Obama Voices Support for George Floyd Protesters and Calls for Police Reform

Obama urges young black people to 'feel hopeful even as you may feel angry' after George Floyd's death

Fox News polls: Trump trails Biden in Ohio, Arizona and Wisconsin

With wins in 7 states and DC, Biden closes in on nomination

Joe Biden’s retirement reforms are the boldest we’ve seen in generations

Biden begins to map out ‘revolutionary’ agenda, reimagining his presidency amid national upheaval

Trump administration bans Chinese passenger airlines from flying to U.S.

Trump shifting after threat to deploy troops: report

Trump calls Mattis 'overrated' after ex-Defense secretary issues scathing rebuke

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06/2/20

Stocks jump as Wall Street focuses on the economy reopening, S&P 500 now up 40% from March low

Coronavirus fallout will haunt U.S. economy for years, costing it $8 trillion through 2030, CBO says

Mitch McConnell: 'There is no question that there is residual racism in America'

McConnell blocks resolution condemning Trump over treatment of protesters

No surprise here: Republican senators largely stand by Trump after his church photo op

GOP Senators Will Say This Much: Trump Photo Op Wasn’t a Good Look

GOP senators dodge on treatment of White House protesters

Senate to hold 'deep dive' review of Floyd death

Trump Pledges Military Response to Protests, Provoking Outrage
(Congress pushes back after images of police violence spread over the weekend with a move to limit Pentagon weapons transfers to local authorities.)

Pence threatens to deploy military if Pennsylvania governor doesn't quell looting

Republicans Fear Trump’s Criticism of Mail-In Ballots Will Hurt Them

George W. Bush calls out racial injustices and celebrates protesters who ‘march for a better future’

Bush administration alums form pro-Biden super PAC

Rep. Steve King, who was shunned by GOP leaders for his racist remarks, loses in Iowa primary

White House coronavirus task force fades further as fear of second wave emerges

Experts dispute reports that coronavirus is becoming less lethal

U.S. CDC reports total of 1.8 million coronavirus cases

7 in 10 Americans would be likely to get a coronavirus vaccine, Post-ABC poll finds

Pentagon moves 1,600 active-duty troops near DC as tensions escalate

White supremacists pose as Antifa online, call for violence

The central feature of Trump’s presidency: False claims and disinformation

Why Trump’s ‘ally of all peaceful protesters’ line rings so hollow

‘I find it baffling and reprehensible’: Catholic Archbishop of Washington slams Trump’s visit to John Paul II shrine

          “An Abuse of Sacred Symbols”: Trump, a Bible, and a Sanctuary

Trump plan to deploy troops in cities shocks generals and alarms Democrats in Congress

Trump stokes backlash with threat to use military against protesters

Democrats assail Trump’s threat to deploy military as ‘un-American,’ ‘fascist’

U.S. senator wants defense bill to ban use of military against peaceful protests

House Democrat moves to cut Attorney General Barr's budget by $50 million

Biden says country is "crying out for leadership" amid protests

Joe Biden Laces Into Trump for Fanning ‘Flames of Hate’
(In a speech in Philadelphia, Mr. Biden assailed the president’s handling of the protests over police brutality and racial justice, declaring that he had “turned this country into a battlefield.”)

Biden, seeking a contrast with Trump, denounces the incumbent’s show of force against protesters and vows to heal racial wounds

Trump says he will move Republican convention out of North Carolina

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06/1/20

Stocks rise to kick off June as investors continue to bet on the economy reopening

The Dow will fall back to coronavirus crash level below 19,000 before new high: CFO survey

As Trump attacks voting by mail, GOP builds 2020 strategy around limiting its expansion

The GOP doesn’t want more stimulus checks. How that could change

Baker didn’t hold back on what he thinks about Trump’s message on protests

Rubio: Protesters outside White House 'deliberately stayed to trigger police action'

Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz equates protesters with terrorists and asks to 'hunt them down like we do those in the Middle East'

Republicans Have Some Concerns With Donald Trump's Tone Right Now

U.S. Senate leader hopes for quick passage of House coronavirus small business bill

Conservative: I'd take Obama over Trump in an instant, especially after the day we just had

Republican senators, it’s not too late to help save your country

Watch the historic full launch of the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule 

With Scenes of Police Brutality, America’s Beacon to the World Winks Out
(U.S. soft power was already dwindling under Trump. But the new wave of police violence and racial injustice may be drying up the reserves.)

Fauci says meetings with Trump on coronavirus have 'dramatically decreased'

Tracking Covid-19 cases in the US

Despite widespread economic toll, most Americans still favor controlling outbreak over restarting economy, Post-ABC poll finds

DC Episcopal bishop: 'I am outraged' by Trump church visit

Democratic governors, mayors rebuke Trump's threat to deploy troops over protests

Governors blast Trump: President’s rhetoric on George Floyd protests is ‘dangerous’ and ‘making it worse’

Trump’s credibility gap complicates his response to the three crises enveloping his presidency

Trump lags in polls as crises press

The President* Is Right: He Has Nothing New to Say
(Donald Trump cannot and will not lead the country.)

Gregg Popovich unleashes fiery statement on Trump: 'What we have is a fool in place of a president'

In my red state, people see masks as unmanly. That’s Trump’s fault.

DOJ asks Supreme Court to block Democrats' access to Mueller documents

EPA limits states and tribes’ ability to protest pipelines and other energy projects

Pelosi, Schumer say treatment of protesters outside White House 'dishonors every value that faith teaches us'

Democrats call for Congress to take action following death of George Floyd

Harris: Trump 'just tear-gassed peaceful protesters for a photo op'

Obama to George Floyd protesters: Channel 'justifiable anger' into action

Biden savors Trump's latest attacks

Biden to deliver remarks in Philadelphia Tuesday on nationwide protests

Trump calls governors ‘weak,’ urges them to use force against unruly protests

Trump mobilizes military in DC to quell protests as tear gas fired into crowds

Trump vows to end violent protests

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05/31/20

Desperate retailers to ask Fed, Treasury for emergency help amid worries that economic turmoil could worsen
(As some companies topple into bankruptcy, others struggle over what to do with a glut of unsold goods)

Evictions loom as state freezes on rent payments expire

Republican governor says Trump sending opposite message of one that should come from White House

Iowa Rep. Steve King's many outrageous comments may finally catch up with him

Fox News Host Chris Wallace Confronts GOP Sen. Tim Scott With ‘Vicious’ Trump Tweets

More GOP women seeking office, but winning still in question

Florida’s Seen a ‘Statistically Significant’ Uptick in Pneumonia Deaths. The CDC Says It’s Likely COVID.

NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station after Dragon capsule successfully docks

Sunday shows - George Floyd's death, protests bump COVID-19 from headlines

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State Of The Union With Jake Tapper 5/17/20 | CNN News Sunday May 17, 2020

Coronavirus death toll rises without a national remembrance — or a consoler-in-chief in the White House

Buildings burn, and Trump talks tough. Where are the healers?

City leaders, Democratic lawmakers urge Trump to tamp down rhetoric as protests rage across US

America is at a low ebb, shaken by multiple blows, and Trump adds to the distress

Trump is pushing churches to open. Black pastors in hard-hit St. Louis are preaching caution.

The HEROES Act fixes what the CARES Act broke

Biden Visits Protest Site While Trump Endorses Violent Pushback

Biden leads Trump in Post-ABC poll as president’s coronavirus rating slips

Trump: U.S. to designate Antifa as terrorist organization

Trump amps up calls for 'law and order' as protests persist

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05/30/20

Wall Street begins high stakes summer with market at critical levels as economy reopens

Americans have Heartache Tonight, but Mitch McConnell has a Peaceful Easy Feeling

GOP Sen. Tim Scott calls for the arrest of other officers involved in Floyd death

Senator Ted Cruz asks DOJ to investigate Twitter over Iran sanctions

Inside an Extraordinary GOP Event: 'Pressing Flesh and Kissing Babies' Again

Dragon capsule achieves orbit, heads towards International Space Station

Supreme Court, in rare late-night ruling, says California may enforce certain restrictions on religious gatherings

Trump has sown hatred of the press for years. Now journalists are under assault from police and protesters alike.

Trump tweets do little to calm a nation on edge, as more violent protests rock cities

DC mayor blasts 'gross' Trump tweet threatening 'vicious dogs' at White House

Trump trying to change conversation
(A fight with Twitter gives him a chance to strike a tough pose and distract from the pandemic)

Trump is reportedly insisting the Republican National Convention be held without face masks or social distancing measures

Trump hammers China over Hong Kong; China responds with: What about Minneapolis?

Trump postpones the annual Group of Seven meeting of world leaders until September at the earliest, wants to include Russia

Trump calls Floyd death 'grave tragedy,' decries violent protests in Florida speech

Trump administration offers active-duty military forces and intelligence to help quell Minnesota unrest

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05/29/20

S&P 500 ends wild day up slightly, bringing May gains to more than 4%

U.S. savings rate hits record 33% as coronavirus causes Americans to stockpile cash, curb spending

Women are being hit hard by coronavirus job losses—these organizations are stepping in to help

Rising US job losses stir fears of lasting economic damage

Fed Chair Powell on propping up Main Street lending

Ted Cruz offers a very strained defense of Trump’s social media executive order

Republicans pressure North Carolina officials to confirm August convention by Wednesday

Florida governor asks court to stay felon voting ruling

Rank-And-File Republicans Turn On Trump In New Effort To Block His Reelection

How Tensions Between the U.S. and Iran Ended Up Strengthening ISIS
(American troops helped keep a lid on the Islamic State in Iraq. The Suleimani killing changed all that.)

New COVID-19 hot spots emerge across the U.S.: Here's what you need to know

Trump’s Warped Definition of Free Speech
(The president is attempting to bring social-media platforms into his authoritarian infrastructure—or otherwise censor them.)

Trump’s Order on Social Media Could Harm One Person in Particular Donald Trump

Twitter flags Trump, White House for ‘glorifying violence’ after tweeting Minneapolis looting will lead to ‘shooting’

Analysis: Trump fuels new tensions in moment of crisis

The Most Mendacious President in U.S. History

Trump-fueled promotion of unproved coronavirus drug generated spike in prescriptions, study finds
(Patients who need chloroquine for treatment of other illnesses may be cut off)

Supreme Court won't force states to speed up church reopenings

US appeals court rejects far-right activist’s lawsuit against tech giants

Shields and Brooks on George Floyd, 100K coronavirus 

Senate Democrats pump brakes on new stimulus checks

House Democrats launch inquiry into HHS stimulus payouts

Pelosi calls Trump's decision to withdraw US from WHO 'an act of extraordinary senselessness'

Schumer to GOP: Cancel 'conspiracy hearings' on origins of Russia probe

Biden says George Floyd’s death is a reminder that America is ‘a country with an open wound’

Trump says U.S. to withdraw from World Health Organization and announces new broadsides against Beijing
(He says U.S. will no longer treat Hong Kong as separate from China, a move that could have major economic implications)

Trump severs ties with WHO and blasts China

Trump signs ‘Never Again’ Holocaust education bill into law

Trump weighs in on Minneapolis protests, threatens more violence

White House Fires Back After Twitter Goes Next-Level in Trump Tweet War

Trump to resume fundraisers next month with COVID-19 checks

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05/28/20

Dow falls for the first time in 3 days, drops 100 points on U.S.-China tensions

Jobs data shows millions went back to work but unemployment rate for May is still expected at 20%

NY Fed President Williams says U.S. is not ‘anywhere near’ its limits to run up debt

GOP plan would block pay for lawmakers who voted via proxy during coronavirus pandemic

Graham urges senior judges to step aside before November election so Republicans can fill vacancies

A G.O.P. Lawmaker Had the Virus. Nobody Told Democrats Exposed to Him.

GOP senator calls on State Department to resume passport application processing

RNC chairwoman proposes convention safety protocols amid feud with NC governor

Frustration builds in key committee ahead of Graham subpoena vote 

Former Romney strategist joins anti-Trump Lincoln Project

Op-Ed: In a nasty push, Republicans want immunity for companies that negligently spread COVID-19

U.S. brings massive N. Korean sanctions case, targeting state-owned bank and former government officials

All Roads to a Better Trade Deal Lead Through the WTO
(In Washington, efforts to withdraw from the trade body are gaining momentum. That would be a big mistake.)

Wisconsin reports record number of new virus cases, deaths

For a numbers-obsessed Trump, there’s one he has tried to ignore: 100,000 dead

America grows more divided amid coronavirus crisis, as a distracted Trump sows discord

Trump says right-wing voices are being censored. The data says something else

Fact-Checking Trump on Twitter Won’t Stop His Demagoguery

Experts say Trump's order aimed at Twitter, other tech giants could prove toothless, face legal challenge

The Trump campaign is creating an alternate reality online about coronavirus | The Fact Checker 

President Trump continues to claim broad powers he doesn't have

'Ugly Even for Him': Trump's Media Allies Recoil at His Smear of MSNBC Host

Pelosi calls Trump’s targeting of social media companies ‘outrageous’

Biden’s Testing Strategy Sets Up a Clear Contrast With Trump on the Coronavirus

Biden calls Trump nuclear testing discussion reckless, dangerous

Breaking precedent, White House won’t release formal economic projections this summer that would forecast extent of downturn
(The president’s aides will not publish updated economic forecasts, citing volatility in U.S. economy)

Trump signs order that could punish social media companies for how they police content, drawing criticism and doubts of legality

Trump says he'd love to 'get rid of my whole Twitter account'

Trump shares video of supporter saying that politically 'the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat'

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05/27/20

Dow rallies more than 500 points for a second day, closes above 25,000 for first time since March

Late-session spurt lifts Dow above 25,000 for the first time since early March

New wave of U.S. layoffs feared as coronavirus pain deepens

Fed finds new challenge for the economy: Workers who don’t want to come back to their jobs

Congress will ‘probably’ have to pass another coronavirus stimulus bill, Mitch McConnell says

Senate GOP Has No Plan To Help Millions Of Americans Losing Health Insurance During Pandemic

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley: Trump has failed to justify ouster of watchdogs, fueling political speculation

House GOP leaders vow to keep fighting remote voting during pandemic

Marco Rubio warns of instability without structural changes to help minorities in coronavirus recovery

Mitt Romney defends MSNBC host Joe Scarborough from Trump's murder accusations: 'Enough already'

McCarthy sidesteps questions on Trump’s baseless conspiracy theory involving ex-congressman Scarborough

Trump’s mockery of wearing masks divides Republicans

Republican group gives Trump a harsh reminder of his biggest coronavirus blunder

The U.S. death toll has reached 100,000.

Yes, Blame WHO for Its Disastrous Coronavirus Response

Dr. Anthony Fauci says a second wave of coronavirus is ‘not inevitable’

Trump’s ‘Operation Warp Speed’: No way it happens, says infectious disease expert

Fauci: Hydroxychloroquine not effective against coronavirus

Pompeo declares that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China, threatening trade with U.S.

Trump brags about getting Republicans elected. Research suggests his endorsements cost 15 seats.

Trump takes his war on masks to new lows

Twitter started fact-checking Trump. Then Trump threatened to close it down.

Trump job approval falls to 2-year low in Rasmussen poll

Ann Coulter doesn't know if she will vote for 'defective man' Donald Trump

Dorsey defends decision to fact check Trump tweet: 'More transparency from us is critical'

House effort to pass surveillance overhaul collapses after Trump tweets and pushback from DOJ

House casts first-ever remote vote as Republicans wage constitutional challenge

Democrats warn of 'captured' GOP court ahead of November election

'An ego trip': Pelosi blasts Trump's insistence that Republican convention occur

Rep. Conor Lamb dismisses Trump's attacks as 'the latest effort to distract'

Biden marks 100,000 coronavirus deaths: 'A milestone we should have never reached'

Trump Wants Troops in Afghanistan Home by Election Day. The Pentagon Is Drawing Up Plans.

The White House thumbs its nose at GOP critics of inspectors general purge

Trump lashes out at social media companies after Twitter labels tweets with fact checks

Trump to sign executive order on social media Thursday

Trump tells police not to worry about injuring suspects during arrests

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05/26/20

Dow rallies 500 points as Wall Street cheers on the economy reopening, JPMorgan jumps

Stocks soar as New York Stock Exchange reopens its floor to traders

The meat industry is trying to get back to normal. But workers are still getting sick — and shortages may get worse.

Even as State Economies Reopen, Jobs Continue to Disappear

States and Cities Continue Plunge into Financial Black Hole

Congress will ‘probably’ have to pass another coronavirus stimulus bill, Mitch McConnell says

On The Money: McConnell: Talking about fifth coronavirus bill 'in next month or so' | Boosted unemployment benefits on the chopping block | Women suffering steeper job losses from COVID-19

Republicans’ latest proposed tax cut for the rich could permanently hobble future presidents

Grassley: White House 'failed to address' if there was a 'good reason' for IG firings

DeSantis, Kemp would welcome opportunity to have Republican National Convention

20 Republican lawmakers file lawsuit against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over new proxy voting system

Sen. Kennedy: Trump is the only world leader standing up to China

Trump urges GOP to vote against bill reauthorizing surveillance powers

With reopening comes the threat of a second wave of COVID-19, scientists warn

How the world’s premier public-health agency was handcuffed
(The CDC has been absent with leave during the spread of covid-19)

America’s response to coronavirus pandemic is ‘incomprehensibly incoherent,’ says historian who studied the 1918 flu

Fox News doctor finds flaw with Trump's plan to hold RNC amid pandemic

Here's the *real* reason Donald Trump is attacking mail-in ballots

Twitter labels Trump’s tweets with a fact check for the first time
(The action comes after years of criticism that social media companies have allowed the president to push misinformation unchecked)

Twitter Grapples Anew With Its Trump Conundrum
(The social media company came under fire — again — for not removing Mr. Trump’s posts that contain falsehoods.)

Pelosi blasts House Republicans over lawsuit to halt proxy voting: 'Sad stunt'

Key Senate Democrat withdraws support from House measure on web browsing data

Clyburn: I 'cringed' at Biden 'you ain't black' comment but compare him 'to the alternative, not the Almighty'

Joe Biden wins AFL-CIO endorsement as organized labor targets working-class voters

Biden campaign names national director for voter protection

Biden says he hopes to resume campaign events after pandemic restrictions lifted

Biden blasts Trump for mocking face masks

Trump: 'No way' vote by mail will be 'anything less than substantially fraudulent'

Trump accuses Twitter of 'stifling' free speech after fact check

Trump urges GOP to vote against bill reauthorizing surveillance powers

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05/25/20

Women suffering steeper job losses in COVID-19 economy

McCarthy yanks endorsement of California candidate over social media posts

Stakes high for Collins in coronavirus relief standoff

Shunned by his party, Iowa's Steve King fights for his seat

Virus widens health divide in U.S.
(Many in red states that resisted Medicaid expansion lack a safety net as they lose jobs — and coverage.)

A 'new Cold War?' China blames U.S. for growing tensions

WHO warns of 'second peak' in areas where COVID-19 declining

Pentagon charts its own course on COVID-19, risking Trump's ire

'I'm looking for the truth': States face criticism for COVID-19 data cover-ups

Meat shortages could worsen as coronavirus infections at packing plants multiply

On weekend dedicated to war dead, Trump tweets insults, promotes baseless claims and plays golf

In crucial Florida, some senior voters cast a skeptical eye toward Trump’s reelection

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Trump’s reelection strategy

Joe Biden makes 1st in-person appearance in more than 2 months

'Lesser-of-two-evils' vote that helped Trump beat Hillary now boosting Biden

Trump marks Memorial Day at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Fort McHenry

Trump Bashes Marine Vet Congressman As An 'American Fraud' On Memorial Day

Trump warns he may move Republican convention site from NC

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05/24/20

White House economic adviser: Unemployment rate could be 'double digits' in November

GOP lawmaker calls on Trump to stop promoting Scarborough conspiracy theory: 'It will destroy us'

'This is not about politics': GOP governor says wearing masks is public health issue

GOP senator: 'You can do' mail-in voting with laws in place to limit 'fraud'

GOP sues California over Newsom's vote-by-mail order

U.S. court rules Florida cannot force felons to pay fees before voting

Trump is stiffest challenge to Grassley’s self-appointed role as defender of inspectors general

Live updates: Holiday weekend prompts shedding of inhibitions as coronavirus deaths near 100,000

Crowds pack venues in Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks, ignoring social distancing

A deadly ‘checkerboard’: Covid-19’s new surge across rural America

There is one ingredient essential to reopening the economy, and still no federal plan to get it

On weekend dedicated to war dead, Trump tweets insults, promotes baseless claims and plays golf

As Trump removes federal watchdogs, some loyalists replacing them have ‘preposterous’ conflicts

For Trump and NASA, the stakes are enormous for upcoming flight with crew

Sunday shows - US approaching 100K coronavirus deaths as Americans venture out

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How the Trump Effect Could Lift Democratic Senate Candidates

Biden swipes at Trump: 'Presidency is about a lot more than tweeting from your golf cart'

Trump bans entry of non-U.S. citizens traveling from Brazil

Trump agenda rolls on amid pandemic

Trump doubles up with Maryland, Virginia Memorial Day events

Trump claims Jeff Sessions not 'mentally qualified' to be AG as feud escalates

Trump rips Columbia as 'disgraceful institution' after study showed lives lost due to delayed shutdown

Trump retweets personal attacks on Clinton, Pelosi, Abrams

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05/23/20

Sessions fires back at Trump: 'I did my duty & you're damn fortunate I did'
('Your personal feelings don't dictate who Alabama picks as their senator, the people of Alabama do.')

Trump, GOP go all-in on anti-China strategy

House Republicans voice optimism on winning back the House following special election victories

Cory Gardner’s marijuana problem

GOP governor offers emotional plea to the anti-mask crowd: Stop this senseless culture war

America’s seniors, sacrificed on the altar of reopening

One final viral infusion: Trump’s move to block travel from Europe triggered chaos and a surge of passengers from the outbreak’s center

Former head of pandemic response team speaks out: 'I'm frankly scared'

How the world’s premier public-health agency was handcuffed
(The CDC has been absent with leave during the spread of covid-19)

NC sees coronavirus cases surge in highest single-day total

Trump Suggests Virus Death Count Is Inflated. Most Experts Doubt It.

Trump’s China Trade Deal Is as Dead as Can Be

US synagogues demur as Trump demands states let houses of worship reopen

Joe Biden wins Hawaii presidential primary delayed by virus

Biden slams Trump in new ad: 'The death toll is still rising.' 'The president is playing golf'

Trump escalates fight against mail-in voting

Flouting Norms, Trump Seeks to Bring Independent Watchdogs to Heel

Trump slams Sessions: 'You had no courage & ruined many lives'

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05/22/20

Stocks close little changed, but Dow posts biggest weekly gain since April

U.S.-China tensions could become a bigger headwind for the stock market

Nearly every state had historic levels of unemployment last month, new data shows

Mitch McConnell says next coronavirus bill will not extend enhanced unemployment benefits

Senate Republicans call on DOJ to investigate Planned Parenthood loans

Republicans wrestle with conspiracy-theory advocate winning Senate primary

It's now become clear exactly how Republicans might try to overturn a Biden victory in November
('It's party over country, and they will do whatever they can to hold on to power')

Congress Has Been AWOL on U.S. Coronavirus Diplomacy
(The invisibility and silence of Congress is another reason for America's shocking abdication of global leadership.)

G-7 leaders cautious as Trump suggests face-to-face summit

Live updates: Coronavirus may still be spreading uncontrolled in 24 states, study suggests

CDC: 35 percent with coronavirus may be asymptomatic

Americans are deeply divided by party about timing of reopening their states, per new poll

Antimalarial drug touted by President Trump is linked to increased risk of death in coronavirus patients, study says
(An analysis of 96,000 patients shows those treated with hydroxychloroquine were also more likely to suffer irregular heart rhythms)

Dr. Anthony Fauci says staying closed for too long could cause ‘irreparable damage’

The Hill interview: Fauci on why a vaccine by end of year is 'aspirational'

More Americans are souring on Trump's coronavirus handling, new polling shows

Trump’s biggest deficit against Biden: Empathy

Trump’s politically transparent push to reopen places of worship

Trump’s signature effort to direct farm surplus to needy families abruptly withdraws large contract amid criticism of rollout

Trump lauds notorious anti-Semite Henry Ford’s ‘good bloodlines’

Shields and Brooks on Trump’s call to reopen, mail-in voting

House chairmen demand explanation on Trump's 'illegal' withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty

Watch CNBC’s full interview with former Vice President Joe Biden

Trump demands governors allow churches to open

Trump administration warms up to sending out more coronavirus relief money

Trump admin has looked at conducting first US nuclear test since '90s citing threat from Russia, China: report

Trump admin sends warning to LA mayor that extended lockdown could be 'unlawful'

Trump lashes out at scientists whose findings contradict him

Trump fires back at Michigan AG after she calls him 'petulant child'

Trump lashes out at Fox News after poll shows him trailing Biden

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05/21/20

Stocks slide as Wall Street rally pauses, Amazon falls after hitting record

Jobless claims total 2.4 million, still elevated levels but a declining pace from previous weeks

Top White House economic adviser expresses uncertainty about recovery despite Trump’s confidence
(In Washington Post event, Larry Kudlow says he sees some glimmers of hope but acknowledges that labor market weakness could drag on for months)

A Wave of Small Business Closures Is on the Way. Can Washington Stop It?

Move to ease small-business coronavirus loan conditions fails in Senate

Senators attempt to advance bill lengthening coronavirus business loan terms

McConnell: We can't pay people more to not work, we need to incentivize them to find jobs

McConnell: Next coronavirus bill 'not too far off'

U.S. Senate Republican leader threatens 'reexamining' U.S.-China relationship

Romney counters Trump: 90 percent of 'very Republican' Utah votes by mail

Senate panel approves Trump nominee under investigation

Senate confirms John Ratcliffe as next director of national intelligence in sharply divided vote

G.O.P. Voters Back QAnon Conspiracy Promoter for U.S. Senate

G.O.P. Officials Quietly Consider Paring Back Convention

Trump hands Cory Gardner election year wins
(Senator receives advance notice and policy plums, frustrating Democrats)

Texas’s Republican leaders are fighting to keep voting unsafe

‘Obamagate’ suffers another significant, predictable blow

Fauci says media will be 'seeing more' of him, coronavirus task force after press hiatus

Adding to Dr. Fauci's diagnosis: The critical case for ending our shutdown

If US had started social distancing a week earlier, about 36,000 fewer people would have died, study says

For Spy Agencies, Briefing Trump Is a Test of Holding His Attention

Trump's economic approval ratings defy his polling slide amid coronavirus pandemic

Trump uses official travel to gain campaign edge in swing states as he seeks to move past the pandemic

Trump Is a Superspreader—of Distraction

Trump's attacks on voting by mail haven't made a difference yet, but could in the fall election

Trump faces deadline to punish Chinese aggression toward Hong Kong

Michigan attorney general warns Ford over letting Trump go maskless

Engel threatens subpoena over Pompeo's handling of GOP Hunter Biden probe

Michigan governor wins legal fight with lawmakers over virus

Fox News poll: Biden opens up 8-point lead over Trump

Trump administration to withdraw from Open Skies treaty in a further erosion of arms control pacts with Russia

Trump says US won't close over second COVID-19 wave

Trump says $298 million in relief funding headed to NY MTA from the federal government

Trump says Fox News isn't doing enough to help Republicans — himself included — win reelection

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05/20/20

S&P 500 closes at highest since early March as Facebook and Amazon hit records, Dow up 300 points

Fed minutes show fears of ‘extraordinary amount of uncertainty and considerable risks’ because of coronavirus

Powell, Mnuchin split on next steps for economic recovery

‘We are fully prepared to take losses’ on coronavirus business bailouts, Mnuchin says

Americans' outlook on the economy has pretty much reversed in 3 months, poll shows

McConnell: It is within Trump’s authority to fire inspectors general 

Senate passes bill on oversight of Chinese companies, Alibaba shares move lower

Targeting Hunter Biden, Senate panel approves subpoena for lobbying firm over Democrats’ objections

Liability protections for businesses, doctors are top GOP priority in next coronavirus bill, McCarthy says

GOP senator: 'Unfathomable' that Senate will go on break without passing coronavirus bill

GOP senators: More relief needed now

GOP leaders rebuke Republican House candidate over insulting social media posts

Illinois House removed GOP rep from legislative session after he refused to wear a mask: 'A callous disregard for life'

Why Trump, GOP are running into trouble in Arizona

WHO Members Reject Trump's Demands but Agree to Study Its Virus Response

Pompeo’s foreign diplomacy has a domestic audience in mind

Fauci conspicuously stops doing TV interviews as White House moves to reopen economy

'We've been muzzled': CDC sources say White House putting politics ahead of science

Trump makes a highly questionable threat to Michigan — a state that could decide his 2020 fate

Trump Steps Up Attacks on Mail Vote, Making False Claims About Fraud

Why Trump, GOP are running into trouble in Arizona

Supreme Court temporarily denies House Democrats access to Mueller documents

Democrats slam President Trump for 'lazy, four-page copy and paste project' on coronavirus

Tensions flare over GOP's Obama probes

Warren urges Senate to pass relief to support mail-in voting as pandemic threatens elections

Biden pledges to never fire government watchdogs, attacks Trump’s purge of inspectors general

Joe Biden campaign calls GOP’s Hunter Biden probe a ‘smear’ aimed at saving Trump’s job as coronavirus rages

Poll: Biden holds 11-point lead over Trump

Trump expresses opposition to extending unemployment benefits enacted in response to pandemic

Trump describes medical researchers as enemies because he doesn’t like their results

Under pressure, Trump administration weighs extending National Guard deployments

Trump escalates campaign to discredit mail balloting, threatening federal funds to two battleground states

Trump Steps Up Attacks on Mail Vote, Making False Claims About Fraud

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05/19/20

Dow drops more than 300 points to snap 3-day winning streak, Home Depot and Walmart fall

CBO projects 38% drop in GDP, $2.1 trillion increase in the deficit

Treasury has disbursed only a fraction of $500 billion coronavirus relief fund, commission reports

President Trump’s senior advisers now predict swift economic recovery, despite warnings that major problems could persist
(White House officials are optimistic the economy will come roaring back this year, but Fed officials have said the unemployment rate could soon jump beyond 20 percent)

Key GOP senator asks Trump for ‘detailed reasoning’ for State Dept. inspector general’s removal

John Ratcliffe, Trump’s pick for top intelligence post, clears divided Senate panel

Senators poised to push Powell, Mnuchin on speed of economic rescue spending

GOP lawmakers call for new sanctions on senior Chinese officials

Graham to release report on his probe into Russia investigation before election

GOP lawmaker says his entire family is taking hydroxychloroquine

Congressman who survived COVID-19 on disagreeing with state's reopening plan

Trump tries to soothe anxious GOP senators

New polls show trouble for Trump and Republicans in GOP strongholds

Texas, North Carolina, Arizona see rising cases as they reopen

VA reported more than 1,000 coronavirus deaths. But the actual veteran toll is much higher.

Don’t Let China Steal Your Steel Industry
(Beijing is rapidly becoming the dominant player in an industry vital to defense and technology companies. If the United States and Europe aren’t careful, they will become dependent.)

In the Post-Pandemic Cold War, America Is Losing Europe
(In the growing confrontation with China, Europe is starting to take sides—just not America’s.)

Trump Stumbles in Effort to Confront China at WHO

New polls show trouble for Trump and Republicans in GOP strongholds

Trump’s preferred construction firm lands $1.3 billion border wall contract, the biggest so far

Trump’s firing of the inspector general investigating Mike Pompeo grows even more suspicious

‘Hard stop’: States could lose National Guard virus workers
(The Trump administration’s order ends deployments on June 24, just one day before thousands would qualify for education and retirement benefits.)

NBC Public Health Analyst: Trump Becoming a ‘Health Hazard to the Citizens of This Country’

Trump allies lining up doctors to prescribe rapid reopening

Ford Motor Co. insists Trump has to wear mask during visit

Senate Democrats call for Trump administration to unveil details of TSMC plant deal

'Obamagate' backfires: Documents show Biden, Obama acted properly

Democrats to probe Trump's replacement of top Transportation Dept. watchdog

Mnuchin defends White House push to reopen economy as Democrats voice growing concerns

Max Rose slams 'heartless' WH decision to end National Guard deployments one day before they can claim benefits

Biden on meatpacking safety: ‘No worker’s life is worth me getting a cheaper hamburger’

Biden says he would revoke permit for Keystone pipeline

'C'mon, man': Biden rips Trump for taking unproven drug

Trump takes a first step toward returning medical supply chains to the U.S.

Trump says US topping world virus cases is 'badge of honour'

Trump appears emboldened by paltry GOP pushback to IG purges

Trump tries to soothe anxious GOP senators

“Just A Rude Person, You Are”: Donald Trump Lashes Out At CBS News’ Paula Reid After She Asks Him, “Where Is The Plan?”

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05/18/20

‘Triple whammy’ of good news catapults Dow more than 900 points

Dow surges more than 900 points in best day since early April amid hope for coronavirus vaccine

Powell is correct that the Fed is not out of ammunition ‘by a long shot’

Fed's Powell keeps pressing Congress to spend more on economic relief

Moderna reports positive data on early-stage coronavirus vaccine trial, shares surge

Treasury to deliver millions of coronavirus relief payments by prepaid debit card

As White House pushes firms to reopen, new report says much of bailout stimulus money remains unspent

'Major reallocation shock' from coronavirus will see 42% of lost jobs evaporate: Study

McConnell taps Rubio as acting Intelligence Committee chair after Burr stepped aside amid FBI probe of stock sales

Sen. Graham plans vote to subpoena Russia probe officials

Senate Republicans demand answers from Trump on IG firing

Freed by Court Ruling, Republicans Step Up Effort to Patrol Voting

Obama's Trump attacks electrify Democrats, anger GOP

Powell, Mnuchin to face Senate grilling on U.S. coronavirus response

Hypocrisy watch: Republicans who championed inspectors general under Obama stand by as Trump purges them

Early results from Moderna coronavirus vaccine trial show participants developed antibodies against the virus

William Barr just punched a hole in Trump’s baseless ‘Obamagate’ trial balloon

Barr says it's unlikely Justice Department will investigate Obama or Biden

State Dept. Investigator Fired by Trump Had Examined Weapons Sales to Saudis and Emiratis
(A Democratic House committee chairman said the investigation into arms sales might have been “another reason” for the firing of the inspector general, Steve A. Linick.)

Pompeo’s State Department Faces Yet a New Oversight Battle With Capitol Hill
(Democrats say the State Department is withholding information on diversity from Congress based on the claim it is “non-publicly available” information.)

Fired scientist Rick Bright says the US coronavirus response has been 'chaotic' and lacks a clear strategy

Fox News contributor Dr. Manny Alvarez calls Trump's announcement that he's taking hydroxychloroquine 'highly irresponsible'

Trump baselessly accused Tapper of breaking law. See his response.

Coronavirus death toll is possible casualty of growing rift between President Trump and CDC

The Trump administration keeps downgrading its economic projections amid the coronavirus pandemic

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Trump attacking Obama, and Obama speaking out

Top Democrat to introduce bill to limit Trump's ability to fire

Schumer: Trump's statements on hydroxychloroquine 'is reckless, reckless, reckless'

Pelosi takes shot at Trump's weight when asked about hydroxychloroquine

Obama's Trump attacks electrify Democrats, anger GOP

Trump says he's been taking hydroxychloroquine despite safety concerns

Trump slams Fox after hydroxychloroquine warning: 'Looking for a new outlet'

Trump threatens permanent freeze on WHO funding without 'major' reforms within 30 days

President Trump to nominate new top prosecutor for the District

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5/17/20

Ron Johnson says he's not 'crying big crocodile tears' over firing of State Department IG

Sasse rips 'thugs in China' in high school graduation speech

GOP rallies behind effort to defeat Steve King

Live updates: Top Trump official says country safe to reopen as governors stress social distancing

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: If the United States were my patient

In next phase of pandemic, Trump appears poised to let others take the lead

A Sitting President, Riling the Nation During a Crisis

The 'Obamagate' diversion

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, GOP falsehoods on Flynn, Biden, virus

Sunday shows - Trump trade adviser knocks Obama, whistleblower, CDC

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Tapper warns Trump's firings of inspectors general create 'a world where watchdogs are replaced with lapdogs'

Pelosi stresses urgency for next relief bill: Hunger, joblessness don't 'take a pause'

'No red lines': Pelosi ready to negotiate on coronavirus spending bill

Seeking: Big Democratic Ideas That Make Everything Better

Democrats’ stand on annexation poses a dilemma for Israel

Faced with a Trumpian barrage of attacks, Joe Biden chooses to look the other way

Biden campaign calls Eric Trump's coronavirus comments 'unbelievably reckless'

Trump labels Obama 'grossly incompetent' when asked about criticism of pandemic response

Trump tears into '60 Minutes' after segment with whistleblower Bright

Trump to tour Ford ventilator assembly plant in Michigan

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5/16/20

Fed chair issues dire warnings on economy

Romney denounces multiple IG firings as 'threat to accountable democracy'

Graham on potential Supreme Court vacancy: 'This would be a different circumstance' than Merrick Garland

GOP seeks to go on offense using Flynn against Biden

A GOP congressman spotted walking around Congress without a mask said "there's just no need" to wear one because of herd immunity

China's top medical adviser warns country is vulnerable to second wave of COVID-19 infections

Trump sets goal of hundreds of millions of coronavirus vaccine doses by January, but scientists doubt it
(Some warn it’s dangerous to set a timetable, given the scientific unknowns and the danger of rushing testing.)

The Trump Campaign Brings Its Angry Tone to the Coronavirus Era

Crisis exposes how America has hollowed out its government

Top Democrats launch investigation into late-night firing of State Department inspector general

Obama criticizes nation’s leaders for bungled handling of coronavirus pandemic

Biden to go after Trump in November in Republican states such as Arizona, Texas and Georgia, campaign says

Rep. Justin Amash says he won’t run for president

Trump puts pressure on GOP, dismisses Biden and jabs media in Saturday tweetstorm

Trump says US developing a ‘super duper missile’

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5/15/20

Dow rises slightly, but loses more than 2% on week

Retail sales plunge a record 16.4% in April, far worse than predicted

GDP could decline by 42% in the second quarter, according to the Atlanta Fed

The Great Decoupling
(Washington is pressing for a post-pandemic decoupling from China. But the last big economic split brought on two world wars and a depression. What’s in store this time?)

House Democrats' relief package is historically huge. Economists say it might not be enough.

Senate legislation would expand COVID-19 medical projects with Israel

Republican lawmakers criticize Democrats for telling 5 public companies to return small-business loans

GOP Governors to Locals: Open Up—Or Else

Burr decision sends shock waves through Senate

GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler just handed over documents to federal authorities investigating alleged insider trading

New Coronavirus Vaccine Czar Says Finding One by January Is a 'Credible' Goal

FDA says Abbott COVID-19 test used by White House could be inaccurate

Growing friction between White House, CDC hobbles pandemic response

Trump downplays the need for coronavirus vaccine: ‘It’ll go away at some point’

Drug promoted by Trump as coronavirus ‘game changer’ increasingly linked to deaths

With the Abbott coronavirus tests, Trump is yet again exaggerating a possible solution

Trump’s claim coronavirus vaccine coming by year’s end undercut by ousted vaccine official

The Lancet blasts Trump, says voters should not reelect him

Changing Subject Amid a Pandemic, Trump Pushes a 'Crime' With Obama at Its Center

A noose, an ax and Trump-inspired insults: Anti-lockdown protesters ratchet up violent rhetoric

Shields and Brooks on Tara Reade allegations, Burr investigation

House passes massive $3T coronavirus relief package

House defeats effort to prevent stimulus checks for undocumented immigrants

House changes its rules during pandemic, allowing remote voting for the first time in its 231-year history

Trump's emergency powers worry some senators, legal experts

Trump sets goal of coronavirus vaccine by year's end

Unveiling vaccine effort, Trump says country will be back with or without one

Coronavirus: Trump says US reopening 'vaccine or no vaccine'

Trump administration plans to expand emergency gear in national stockpile

Trump fires State Dept. watchdog critical of agency

Trump expresses anger that his China trade deal is off to a rocky start, but he lacks obvious remedies

Trump unveils official Space Force flag

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5/14/20

Dow jumps more than 300 points to snap a 3-day losing streak, banks rise

Weekly jobless claims total 2.981 million, bringing coronavirus tally to 36.5 million

Nearly 40% of the poorest households hit with a job loss during pandemic, Fed study shows

How the Coronavirus is Killing the Middle Class

U.S. Farm Bailout Overlooks Small Farms and Food Insecurity
 
Small businesses got economic relief. Understanding how to use it is much harder.

McConnell’s claim that Obama left behind no ‘game plan’ for the coronavirus outbreak

McConnell says he was wrong on Obama pandemic playbook

McConnell: 'High likelihood' that Congress will need to pass fifth coronavirus bill

McConnell pines for Pompeo as Kansas chaos looms

Mitch McConnell goes after the wrong president

Sen. Richard Burr stepping aside as Intelligence Committee chair amid FBI investigation of senators’ stock sales

Graham rebuffs Trump over Obama testimony: 'It would be a bad precedent'

Jim Jordan requests documents from Pompeo regarding Hunter Biden, Burisma 

Steve King claims he’ll get committee positions back. Some House Republicans promise to fight him.

FISA bill OK'd by Senate with modest reforms, but Trump veto a possibility

Trump takes aim at Fauci, as GOP views of the expert quickly sour

G.O.P. Defiance of Pennsylvania’s Lockdown Has 2020 Implications

Pompeo: New government has ‘right and obligation’ to decide if and how to annex

Live updates: More than 85,000 people have died from the coronavirus in the United States

After delay, CDC releases new guidance on how states can safely reopen

Top health officials vanish from national TV interviews as White House refocuses messaging

5 takeaways from coronavirus whistleblower Rick Bright’s testimony

Court reinstates lawsuit over Trump's hotel profits

Court revives lawsuit targeting Trump’s business dealings at D.C. hotel

Trump’s White House is guilty of exactly what it accuses China of doing
(The strategy from the White House and the president’s supporting cast has been to deny, distort, deflect and obstruct)

 Gulf grows between Trump and scientists

Sen. Susan Collins' challenger sounds alarm over next Supreme Court vacancy

GOP senators release list of Obama officials who asked to 'unmask' Flynn. It 'backfired,' Biden campaign says.

White House preparing executive order requiring certain essential drugs be made in U.S., sources say

Trump takes aim at Fauci, as GOP views of the expert quickly sour

Trump says testing may be 'frankly overrated'

Trump goes without mask on trip to Pennsylvania PPE factory

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5/13/20

Dow falls for a third-straight day, losing 500 points after Powell’s warning

Fed chair warns of long, painful downturn if Congress does not provide more economic relief

Powell says more policy help may be needed to pull the US out of economic downturn

Powell says the Federal Reserve is not considering negative interest rates

Small business used to define America’s economy. The pandemic could change that forever.
(More than 100,000 small businesses have closed forever as the nation’s pandemic toll escalates)

The GOP is increasingly siding with Trump over Fauci

Republican Wins House Seat in California Special Election

GOP senators release list of Obama officials, including Biden, who ‘unmasked’ Michael Flynn

GOP senators release list of Obama officials in latest effort to undermine Russia probe

Trump, GOP launch broad attack on Russia probe foundations

Trump's ex-White House doctor accuses Obama of weaponizing 'highest levels' of government

Republican Deficit Hawking Is About to Backfire

FBI serves warrant on senator in investigation of stock sales linked to coronavirus

As coronavirus rolls on, Republicans hit 'pause' on new aid

On the campaign trail, vulnerable Senate Republicans tout accomplishments, sidestep Trump mentions in ads

Infection rates were climbing at Nebraska meatpacking plants. Then health officials stopped reporting the numbers.

GOP group exposes 'king' Trump's legal shell game In blistering new Fox News ad

Doctors express glimmers of hope as they try out new approaches against coronavirus

Fauci offers coronavirus reality checks – and a warning to not be ‘cavalier’ about the risk to kids

As cases rise of rare COVID-linked illness in kids, Fauci warns much remains unknown

WHO officials warn coronavirus isn't going anywhere soon

House Democratic rescue package faces a slog, but Fed officials highlight its urgency

Democrats have proposed $100 billion for struggling renters. It may not be enough.

House Judiciary chairman hints at subpoenaing Barr

Tensions over restrictions spark violence and defiance among protesters as Trump pushes states to reopen

Court asks retired judge to oppose Justice Dept. effort to drop Michael Flynn case, examine if ex-Trump adviser committed perjury

Trump says Fauci’s warnings about reopening amid coronavirus crisis are not ‘acceptable’

Trump says he was 'surprised' by Fauci's warnings on reopening

'Freedom now': Trump fuels GOP rebellion with Pennsylvania visit

As coronavirus roils the nation, Trump reverts to tactic of accusing foes of felonies

Trump still wants negative interest rates, but says Fed Chair has improved

Trump warns that ‘rich guys’ could be talking down stock market to profit

Trump ramps up expulsions of migrant youth, citing virus

Trump's surprising target in war on media: Voice of America

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5/12/20

Dow drops more than 400 points, Nasdaq snaps 6-day winning streak on reopening jitters

Core consumer prices saw the largest monthly drop ever in April

US grocery costs jump the most in 46 years, led by rising prices for meat and eggs

McConnell, Senate GOP declare House Democrats' $3T coronavirus bill 'dead on arrival'

McConnell puts blame for 2020 coronavirus failure on Barack Obama, in office 2009-2017

Mitch McConnell Is Lying Shamelessly About Obama, Because What Else Is There to Do?

GOP senators introduce bill permitting Trump to sanction China over failure to cooperate on COVID-19

‘They don’t expect that from admirals’: Mitt Romney rebukes Giroir and White House’s coronavirus test talking point

Fauci responds to Rand Paul and his skeptics: He’s not trying to be the 'end-all’ on coronavirus response

Cheney defends Fauci: 'We need his expertise' to defeat coronavirus

Greatest increases of COVID deaths projected in Republican states

Congressional Republicans resisting more coronavirus relief draw opposition from Fed, economists

Ex-GOP chairman slams McConnell for saying Obama should 'keep his mouth shut'

Fauci warns Senate that reopening U.S. too quickly could lead to avoidable ‘suffering and death’
(“I think we are going in the right direction, but the right direction does not mean we have by any means total control of this outbreak,” he told lawmakers.)

Fauci tells Congress: ‘There’s no guarantee that the vaccine is actually going to be effective’

Five takeaways as Senate panel hears from Fauci, Trump health officials

Six takeaways from Anthony Fauci’s and other health officials’ testimony

From Dr. Fauci, a reality check for colleges and students as they look toward fall

Unreleased White House report shows coronavirus rates spiking in heartland communities

CNN Poll: Negative ratings for government handling of coronavirus persist

As Trump urges reopening, thousands getting sick on the job

Trump's coronavirus testing goal is on the low side of what public health experts recommend
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Two big warning signs for Trump in the new coronavirus poll — signs he doesn’t seem to want to see

Trump wanted a coronavirus victory event. It ended when he stalked off after clashing with two female reporters.

Donald Trump Has No Plan
(Thousands are dying each week, the economy is cratering, and the president is at a total loss.)

Trump Has Lost the Plot
(The president is talking about things most Americans can’t comprehend, let alone care about.)
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Supreme Court debate over Trump’s tax returns, business records points to a mixed outcome

U.S. judge puts on hold Justice Dept. move to dismiss Michael Flynn’s guilty plea to hear outside groups’ challenges

House Democrats unveil coronavirus rescue bill that would direct more than $3 trillion to states, individuals, health systems
(Republicans rejected the legislation even before seeing it, describing it as a liberal wish list)

House Democrats unveil $3 trillion coronavirus relief package

House Democrats’ stimulus bill rolls back $10,000 SALT cap for 2 years

House Democrats propose a new coronavirus stimulus relief bill. It includes a second round of $1,200 checks

Biden defends his decision to campaign from home, calls Trump reckless

Trump wants California to let automaker Tesla reopen assembly plant

Trump casts doubt on mail voting. His campaign promotes it.

President Trump abruptly ends briefing after contentious exchanges

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5/11/20

Nasdaq Composite jumps for a sixth day, longest winning streak this year

US risking a second wave and a depression, Mark Zandi warns

Trump team's contradictory messages risk undermining push to reopen the economy

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s full interview on supporting economy during crisis

McConnell brushes off Pelosi as she finalizes relief package

McConnell: Obama 'should have kept his mouth shut' on Trump's coronavirus response

GOP senators worry Trump, COVID-19 could cost them their majority

GOP’s grip on Senate may be at risk
(Republicans fear that Democrats are gaining ground — and donors — as the coronavirus reshapes campaigns.)

Republicans seek to exploit COVID-19 crisis to cut Social Security benefits

Mitch McConnell Moves to Expand Bill Barr’s Surveillance Powers

South Dakota's governor threatened to take two tribes to court over coronavirus checkpoints. Here's what to know

As U.S. meat workers fall sick and supplies dwindle, exports to China soar

Dr. Anthony Fauci says there's 'virtually no chance' that COVID-19 will be eradicated

As States Rush to Reopen, Scientists Fear a Coronavirus Comeback

White House issues memo requiring staff to wear masks in West Wing

‘It’s scary to go to work’ at the White House or Senate — making it tricky for Trump to argue Americans should return to work

Infections and isolation's of top government officials undercut Trump’s coronavirus messaging

Trump claims U.S. outpaces world in coronavirus testing, but numbers tell different story

How misinformation, filtered through Fox News and conservative media, became Trump administration policy

Why aren't editorial boards screaming: Trump has to go?

Barr called on to resign over Flynn case by nearly 2,000 ex-Justice Department officials

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on COVID-19 at the White House, pandemic voting

Senators prepare to face U.S. health officials and ask if country is truly ready to reopen

Democrats move to allow remote voting or a virtual summer convention

Democrats to adopt rules for limited or virtual convention

Trump 'not interested' in reopening U.S.-China trade deal after report of Beijing discontent

Trump administration plans to issue alert that Chinese hackers are targeting vaccine research

Trump again pressures U.S. regulator on news programming

'We have prevailed,' Trump declares, as coronavirus death toll tops 80,000

Trump targets Pennsylvania over coronavirus restrictions

Trump won't name crime he's accusing Obama of committing

Trump abruptly ends press conference after reporters challenge him on coronavirus testing

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5/10/20

Officials warn of worsening economic woes after dismal April jobs report

Why the unemployment rate could be 5 percentage points higher

The latest predictions from Trump officials on unemployment numbers are dire

Where the Small Business Relief Loans Have Gone

Top White House advisers, unlike their boss, increasingly worry stimulus spending is costing too much

Mnuchin on further stimulus: 'We're willing to spend whatever it takes,' but it needs to be done 'carefully'

Senate revives surveillance brawl

Republicans grow nervous about losing the Senate amid worries over Trump’s handling of the pandemic

Ohio governor: The economy won't open 'unless people have confidence'

Sen. Lamar Alexander to self-quarantine after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

South Korea sends 2M masks to US to fight coronavirus

Pompeo is Trump attack dog on China, COVID-19

US chief of navaloperations self-quarantining

Pence putting 'a little distance' after staffer tests positive for COVID-19

White House enacts new safety precautions as coronavirus moves closer to Trump's inner circle

CDC scientists overruled in White House push to restart airport fever screenings for COVID-19

Trump wants America to ‘normalize’ coronavirus deaths. It’s the media’s job not to play along.

Sunday shows - Reopening in spotlight after historic job losses

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 State of the Union with Jake Trapper

Trump accuses CBS, '60 Minutes' of 'doing everything within their power' to defend China

Trump lashes out at Obama in Mother's Day tweetstorm

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5/9/20

Soaring joblessness could shake U.S. economy, politics for years

How Bad Is Unemployment? 'Literally Off the Charts'

Confronted with horrendous jobs report, White House and congressional Democrats aren’t even talking

Coronavirus stimulus checks: 128 million Americans have received over $200 billion so far

GOP senator on second coronavirus stimulus checks: 'People in hell want ice water too'

Meet the Ohio health expert who has a fan club — and Republicans trying to stop her

House Democrats hope to vote on coronavirus bill next week as Republicans press pause

Washington approves $2.3 billion attack helicopter deal with Egypt

Despite U.S. Sanctions, Iran Expands Its Nuclear Stockpile

In the early days of the pandemic, the U.S. government turned down an offer to manufacture millions of N95 masks in America

Fauci to enter 'modified quarantine': report

CDC director will self-quarantine after contact with COVID-19 positive case

Anxious About the Virus, Older Voters Grow More Wary of Trump

Trump plays down coronavirus testing as U.S. falls far short of level scientists say is needed

Storm builds around Barr over dropping of Flynn case

Democratic lawmakers criticize ‘mismanaged’ SBA loan program in letter to administrator

Barack Obama calls Trump administration’s coronavirus response a ‘chaotic disaster’ in leaked recording

As deaths mount, Trump tries to convince Americans it’s safe to inch back to normal

Trump plays down coronavirus testing as U.S. falls far short of level scientists say is needed

Trump ‘torn’ over US-China trade deal as officials push to fulfill its terms

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5/8/20

Dow rises more than 400 points despite record job losses, posts first weekly gain in three

A record 20.5 million jobs were lost in April as unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%

U.S. unemployment rate soars to 14.7 percent, the worst since the Depression era

Hardest-hit industries: Nearly half the leisure and hospitality jobs were lost in April

The coronavirus economy is exposing how easy it is to fall from the middle class into poverty

Delta to suspend service to nearly a dozen US airports starting next week

Republicans not sold on new round of relief checks

GOP senator said she won't commit to additional coronavirus relief funds to cities and states. Her office then said the comments were not meant to be public.

Nebraska Governor Defends Decision To Hide COVID-19 Stats At Specific Meatpacking Plants

Sen. Mitt Romney questions need for mass coronavirus testing in U.S.

Trump Met With GOP Lawmakers For An Hour. Nobody Wore A Mask Or Stayed Apart.

As coronavirus reshapes campaigns, Republicans fear loss of Senate control

Utah Reps. Chris Stewart, John Curtis named to China task force

GOP groups to use Biden sex assault allegation, Kavanaugh treatment against Democrats in key Senate races

US takes away anti-missile system that guarded oil facilities from Saudi Arabia, presumably over oil production disputes

Emails show CDC chief cleared guidance shelved by White House: report

AP Exclusive: Docs show top WH officials buried CDC report

Has Trump Reached the Lying-to-Himself-and-Believing-It Stage of the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Trump is now downplaying coronavirus testing. Deborah Birx just did the opposite.

Trump administration pushed use of remdesivir, but unequal rollout angers doctors

Trump Met With GOP Lawmakers For An Hour. Nobody Wore A Mask Or Stayed Apart.

Trump claims virus will 'go away without a vaccine'

Document reveals Secret Service has 11 current virus cases, as concerns about Trump’s staff grow

Trump made Florida his official residence. He may have also made a legal mess.

Supreme Court grants Trump request to temporarily shield Mueller grand jury materials

Shields and Brooks on DOJ’s Flynn reversal, Trump’s pandemic response

House Democrats are rallying behind a plan to replace and expand on the PPP

Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Ed Markey want to give Americans $2,000 a month during coronavirus crisis

The U.S. needs an army of workers to reopen. These senators have an idea for getting it.

Pelosi suggests large venue for DNC amid pandemic

Biden opens 9-point lead over Trump in Senate battlegrounds: poll

California Gov. Newsom formally endorses Biden for president

Trump claims virus will 'go away without a vaccine'

Trump is now downplaying coronavirus testing. Deborah Birx just did the opposite.

Trump Met With GOP Lawmakers For An Hour. Nobody Wore A Mask Or Stayed Apart.

Trump shrugs off the brutal jobs report, focuses more on Michael Flynn case

Trump’s Live Reaction to Record Unemployment: Don’t Blame Me

20 million jobs lost in April, but Trump says they 'will all be back'

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5/7/20

US weekly jobless claims total 3.169 million, bringing seven-week tally to 33.5 million

April job losses may top 20 million, weekly jobless claims report signals

Coronavirus job losses hit these 3 states the hardest

SBA slashes disaster-loan limit from $2 million to $150,000, shuts out nearly all new applicants
(Shortage of money and crush of applications leads the Small Business Administration to close its portal to most businesses and limit the size of loans.)

The meat supply chain is broken. Here’s why shortages are likely to last during the coronavirus pandemic

Union president blasts President Trump's meatpacking plant move as 'outrageous'

Republican breaks with Trump, calls for 'tens of millions' of coronavirus tests

House GOP leader reluctantly names Republican members to coronavirus aid oversight panel

Fight brews in Congress over Republican push to protect business from coronavirus suits

GOP Rep. Ken Buck 'tried to bully' local party official into reporting false election results

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on rising US-China tensions over handling of coronavirus

In the Coronavirus Era, Trump’s ‘America First’ Means ‘Latin America Alone’

Trump hits serious headwinds in polls on COVID-19 reopening

Trump meets harsh reality with coronavirus threat

Trump officials' communication breakdown slows COVID-19 drug distribution: report

Guidelines drafted by CDC were rejected by Trump administration citing religious freedom, economic concerns

The White House said it was following health experts’ advice. Then we learned it isn’t approving a key CDC document.

Union president blasts President Trump's meatpacking plant move as 'outrageous'

Justice Dept. moves to drop case against Michael Flynn

Yahoo News/YouGov poll: Most Americans deny Trump virus response is a 'success' — nearly half say Obama would be doing better

Another study shows hydroxychloroquine doesn't help coronavirus patients

Pelosi seeks to wrangle caucus behind next COVID-19 bill

Schumer, Pelosi set to unveil 'Rooseveltian' relief package

House subcommittee says Trump administration did not adequately screen travelers from Italy, South Korea for COVID-19

House panel releases long-awaited transcripts from Russia probe

Trump tightens grip on coronavirus information as he pushes to restart the economy

Trump hints at risking lives for economy
(As death toll mounts, he praises Americans as ‘warriors’ in fight to reopen businesses.)

Trump says administration will continue legal fight to eliminate Obamacare as states brace for Medicaid cuts

Trump cryptically tells reporters 'a lot of things' might happen soon following call with Putin

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to stop release of Mueller material

Trump calls Obama administration 'human scum'

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5/6/20

Dow falls for the first time in 3 days, drops more than 200 points

US private payrolls drop by 20.2 million in April, the worst job loss in the history of ADP report

Fed’s James Bullard says the jobs report on Friday will be one of the worst ever

Small business loans are not going proportionately to the hardest-hit areas, Fed study shows

Senators Question Fitness of Trump’s Nominee for Intelligence Chief 

Republicans buck Trump, side with Democrats on aid for 'mismanaged' cities, states

Top Republican fundraiser and Trump ally named postmaster general, giving president new influence over Postal Service

GOP fundraisers scored cash from big donors Wynn and Mercer, who had gone quiet in Trump reelection push

Coronavirus concerns drop in 2020 swing states as Republican fears fall, CNBC/Change Research poll finds

House hits gas, Senate pumps brakes on $2T more in relief

Rand Paul forgoes mask, claims 'immunity' to COVID-19. Experts say he can't be so sure.

Pelosi, McConnell clash on next phase of economic relief from coronavirus shock

In a hurry to reopen state, Arizona governor disbands scientific panel that modeled outbreak

Justice Department turns over a minimally redacted memo outlining the scope of the Mueller probe to Senate Republicans

George Conway group has biggest fundraising day after Trump attack

Making China Pay Would Cost Americans Dearly
(There are smart ways to face Beijing’s challenges, but a reckless and politicized response isn’t among them.)

Coronavirus infects more than 1,600 workers at four Iowa meatpacking plants

AP Exclusive: Admin shelves CDC guide to reopening country

Trump Wants a Quick Reopening. Data His Own White House Is Examining Shows It Could Be a Disaster

Trump's advisers released a 'beyond stupid' mathematical model of coronavirus deaths created in Excel by a controversial economist

Chief justice questions if Trump religious liberty law is 'too sweeping'

Trump order to paint border wall black could drive up cost $500 million or more

Pelosi pushes ahead on massive virus bill, but GOP wary

Pelosi, McConnell clash on next phase of economic relief from coronavirus shock

Supreme Court declines to lift Pennsylvania COVID-19 health order

Trump’s judicial nominee clashes with Democrats over his comments critical of health care law

Biden says he'll reverse DeVos rule bolstering protections for those accused of campus sexual assault

Biden widens lead over Trump in Monmouth poll, but Amash may present problem

Eric Holder endorses Joe Biden, saying he will be ‘forward-leaning’ on criminal justice reform

Trump backs off plans to wind down task force after backlash

Trump says Americans won't stand for stay-at-home orders anymore

Trump and some top aides question accuracy of virus death toll

Trump contradicts nurse describing 'sporadic' supply of protective gear despite wearing same N95 mask for 'a few weeks'

Trump vetoes resolution seeking to prevent military action against Iran

Trump pledges to ‘terminate’ Obamacare; Pompeo spars with China

Trump order to paint border wall black could drive up cost $500 million or more

Trump Taps Point Man to Remove Pentagon Officials Seen as Disloyal
(Officials fear the arrival of a former top aide to Vice President Mike Pence who could undercut Defense Secretary Mark Esper.)

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5/5/20

Stocks rise for a second day with Dow up 100 points as investors bet on the economy reopening

Consumer debt hits new record of $14.3 trillion

The market is getting excited as the Fed prepares to buy corporate bonds

Fed policymakers see slow, uneven U.S. recovery after coronavirus downturn

U.S. companies cut thousands of workers while continuing to reward shareholders during pandemic

American consumers aren't ready to shop again, even as states reopen

Americans widely oppose reopening most businesses, despite easing of restrictions in some states, Post-U. Md. poll finds

States cut Medicaid as millions of jobless workers look to safety net

Coronavirus Exposes a G.O.P. Divide: Is the Market Always Supreme?

GOP lawmaker calls for probe into VA referrals during pandemic

McConnell pressed to expand coronavirus testing in Senate

Judge calls for investigation into whether McConnell pressured judge to retire

Hey, Mitch McConnell — Have you seen your state’s pension fund lately?
(And why are subsidizing Kentucky so much anyway?)

Battle brewing over how to get more relief money to Americans

Senate GOP blocks Democratic oversight bill for small-business aid

What Republicans don't get: Donald Trump is our biggest obstacle to coronavirus recovery

Ex-GOP Lawmaker Joe Walsh Issues Chilling Warning To Fox News Viewers
(Laura Ingraham told her viewers there was “no real scientific basis” to support social distancing efforts.)

Live updates: Vice President Pence says coronavirus task force could be disbanded within a month as death toll tops 70,000

Dr. Anthony Fauci: 'I don't think there's a chance that this virus is just going to disappear'

CDC report predicts 3,000 virus deaths in US per day by June

The White House’s Push to Reopen the Economy This Early Is a Dangerous Gamble

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer begins testing coronavirus vaccine in people

Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman says evidence suggests coronavirus was not man-made or released from lab

Ousted vaccine director files whistleblower complaint alleging coronavirus warnings were ignored

Kushner coronavirus effort said to be hampered by inexperienced volunteers

Ratcliffe vows to ‘speak truth to power’ if confirmed as intelligence chief

A leaderless nation adrift in a crisis
(The president has put his political interests above the national interest.)

Trump says he might give federal coronavirus aid to states if they comply with his political demands

The President Is Unraveling
(The country is witnessing the steady, uninterrupted intellectual and psychological decomposition of Donald Trump.)

Donald Trump Doesn't Care If You Die From The Coronavirus

President Trump Job Approval

Senate steps into 'strange'new era

Trump disbanding coronavirus task force despite growing number of U.S. cases

Trump dismisses new COVID-19 death forecast: 'It's time to go back to work'

Trump: Some will be 'affected badly' as states ease coronavirus restrictions

Trump says he might give federal coronavirus aid to states if they comply with his political demands

President erupts at George Conway for ‘Mourning in America’ video, about the ‘deadly virus Trump ignored’

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5/4/20

The S&P 500 ekes out a small gain to start the week, supported by strength from big tech

Treasury plans to borrow $3 trillion from April through June as enormous coronavirus costs pile up
(Low interest rates make the borrowing cheaper, but the new debt shows how much new spending outpaces falling revenue)

GE Aviation plans to cut 13,000 jobs as coronavirus hits air travel demand

$175 billion in small business loans given out in second round of the Paycheck Protection Program

Top CEO says business leaders are worried about a W-shaped recovery

The cost of reopening the economy, in lives

McConnell defends reconvening Senate: 'The deadly coronavirus does not take days off'

Mitch McConnell should not use this crisis to advance his ‘tort reform’ agenda

Mitch McConnell could yet pay price for 'tone deaf' coronavirus response

A New York Congressman Says That Trump Shows No Malice

Michigan GOP congressman sues governor over emergency orders

Ernst lead evaporates in Iowa Senate race

How the coronavirus undid Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

Senate rejects Biden’s call to release any potential records on alleged misconduct

Chris Christie Says People ‘Are Going To Have To’ Accept More Deaths To Reopen Economy

'Mourning In America': Trump Lashed For Weaker, Sicker, Poorer U.S. In GOP Group's Ad

As states push ahead with reopening, CDC warns coronavirus cases and deaths are set to soar

Fauci dismisses 'circular argument' coronavirus originated in Chinese lab

Key U.S. Allies Skeptical of Trump’s Coronavirus Lab Leak Claims
(Five Eyes members and intelligence analysts push back against attempts to pin the virus on Chinese biosafety mistakes.)

As If Things Aren’t Bad Enough, Trump Mulls Fresh Trade War With China
(U.S. considers restoring tariffs as Trump makes reprisals against Beijing the center of his 2020 reelection bid.)

Before pandemic, Trump’s stockpile chief put focus on biodefense. An old client benefited.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump won't admit failures in virus testing

Sitting in Lincoln’s shadow, Trump casts himself as a victim amid coronavirus crisis

CNN sends Trump campaign cease-and-desist letter for misleading ad

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on campaigning during COVID-19

Pelosi slams White House for blocking coronavirus task force members from testifying: 'They might be afraid of the truth'

Schumer: Fauci may testify before Senate next week

White House prohibits coronavirus task force members from testifying before Congress in May

Trump says it’s safe to reopen states as governors grapple with loosening restrictions

Trump Administration Models Predict Near Doubling of Daily Death Toll by June

As If Things Aren’t Bad Enough, Trump Mulls Fresh Trade War With China
(U.S. considers restoring tariffs as Trump makes reprisals against Beijing the center of his 2020 reelection bid.)

At the White House, social distancing is optional

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5/3/20

Marco Rubio Slams Stonewalling By Trump Administration On Latest Stimulus Payouts

Mississippi gov walks back plans to reopen economy as coronavirus cases spike

Senate to return to Washington as Congress struggles to reconcile constitutional duties with risk of pandemic

Obstacles mount for deal on next coronavirus bill

White House and Congress clash over liability protections for businesses as firms cautiously weigh virus reopening plans
(McConnell says liability protections for businesses are a requirement; Pelosi and Democrats say no. And there’s no sign of compromise.)

'Avenue for justice': Congress to put China in crosshairs
(Rep. Chris Smith's bill could be an area of bipartisan cooperation)

DHS: China hid virus' severity to hoard supplies

In some states, local jurisdictions defy governors’ orders

Florida county’s medical examiner begged officials to close beaches, internal emails reveal

Whitmer says Michigan protests 'depicted some of the worst racism and awful parts of our history'

Birx says protesters not practicing social distancing are 'devastatingly worrisome'

Gilead CEO: Coronavirus drug will be deployed to 'most urgent' patients this week

Trump Offers Lie After Lie Under Lincoln’s Unblinking Gaze

34 days of pandemic: Inside Trump’s desperate attempts to reopen America

Donald Trump's four-step plan to reopen the US economy – and why it will be lethal

Sunday shows - Frustration mounts as protests hit state capitols

Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace 5/3/20 | Breaking Fox News May 3, 2020

Birx’s ‘Fox News Sunday’ interview lays bare the discord in Trump’s coronavirus response

Larry Kudlow gets testy after CNN airs video of him saying in February that the coronavirus was ‘contained’

Biden wins Kansas primary conducted with all-mail balloting

Trump predicts virus death toll could reach 100,000 in the US

Trump confident about reopening states as coronavirus death toll passes 67,000

Trump defends the US's bungled coronavirus response by claiming Fauci told him 'it's not gonna be a big deal'

Trump says next coronavirus relief bill has to include payroll tax cut

Trump rips George W. Bush after he calls for unity amid coronavirus outbreak

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5/2/20

Stocks are up against big ‘resistance’ and likely need actual economic improvement to overcome it

Why McConnell seems hell-bent on bringing back the Senate to a contagious environment

McConnell’s New Endgame in the Next COVID Bill: Cover for Corporate America

Pelosi, McConnell decline White House offer of rapid COVID-19 tests

Fearing Political Peril, Republicans Edge Away From Trump on Pandemic Response

Congress Will Extend Unemployment Boost 'Over Our Dead Bodies,' Vows Lindsey Graham

Susan Collins Took Credit for That Shady Loan Program. Now She’s Going to Pay.

The US just reported its deadliest day for coronavirus patients as states reopen, according to WHO

Fauci warns states rushing to reopen: ‘You’re making a really significant risk’

This week in Trumponomics: America’s most unpopular leader

Jewish Dems leader calls Trump ‘depraved’ for backing armed far-right protesters

Technology once used to combat ISIS propaganda is enlisted by Democratic group to counter Trump’s coronavirus messaging

Trump administration's 'Operation Warp Speed' looking at 14 potential COVID-19 vaccines to fast-track

Trump replaces HHS watchdog who found ‘severe shortages’ at hospitals combating coronavirus

Trump uses White House events to project return to normalcy while relying on testing that public lacks

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5/1/20

Dow falls more than 600 points as tech and energy sectors fuel Wall Street retreat

Dow drops more than 600 points to start the new month, Amazon falls 7%

Public companies received $1 billion in stimulus funds meant for small businesses

Trump officials spook economists with talk of skipping debt payments to China

Larry Kudlow: China will be held accountable for coronavirus

GOP divided over state aid during coronavirus pandemic

Mitch McConnell says he pressured MLB commissioner Rob Manfred to start baseball season

Live updates: FDA grants emergency authorization to drug for coronavirus; White House blocks Fauci from testifying before House subcommittee

Health official says US missed some chances to slow virus

Navajo infections surge as Trump prepares to visit southwest

WHO says coronavirus ‘natural in origin’ after Trump’s Chinese lab claim

Trump Is Dangerously Predictable With China
(Whether he is cozying up to China or scapegoating it, Trump has consistently placed his personal political interests over those of the United States.)

Trump hits 49 percent approval rating in Gallup poll

Justice Dept. scrutinizes White House-connected doctor linked to disputed coronavirus treatment

AG Barr: 'Time to start rolling back' coronavirus restrictions

Appeals court won't halt order for DOJ to hand over sealed Mueller documents

Mika Brzezinski lauded for pressing Biden on sexual assault allegations: 'Those weren't softballs'

Shields and Brooks on Biden’s allegation denial, what states need to fight COVID-19

Senators push for paycheck guarantee in next coronavirus response bill

Democrats question McConnell’s decision to return Senate to business

Michigan Governor issues new emergency orders after legislature refuses extensions

Joe Biden denies he sexually assaulted a former Senate aide, calls on National Archives to release complaint if one exists

Mika Brzezinski lauded for pressing Biden on sexual assault allegations: 'Those weren't softballs'

Biden asks secretary of Senate to locate Tara Reade complaint

White House blocks Fauci from testifying before House panel next week

Trump Uses European Deterrence Funds to Build Border Wall
(The Pentagon’s decision to divert nearly $546 million has drawn criticism from powerful Democratic lawmakers.)

Trump announces new pick for HHS inspector general

Trump taps new ambassador to Ukraine

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4/30/20

Dow drops nearly 300 points, but notches best month in 33 years

US weekly jobless claims hit 3.84 million, topping 30 million over the last 6 weeks

30 million Americans have filed initial unemployment claims since mid-March

Coronavirus job losses hit these 7 states hardest

Crisis begins to hit professional and public-sector jobs once considered safe

Oil jumps 25% to end volatile month on a high note

Worst Economy in a Decade. What’s Next? ‘Worst in Our Lifetime.’

Fed Chair to Congress: Do Whatever It Takes to Keep the Economy From Collapse

Mitch McConnell's coronavirus gamble
(The majority leader is betting he can reopen the Senate and advance his agenda even as the coronavirus continues to spread.)

Capitol physician doesn't have enough coronavirus tests for all lawmakers as Senate plans return 

McConnell says Biden will have to release more information surrounding Tara Reade allegation

GOP Senator Calls On Elected Officials To 'Lead By Example' And Follow Coronavirus Guidelines

Republicans weaponize Biden allegation against down-ticket Democrats

Republican-led states signal they could strip workers’ unemployment benefits if they don’t return to work, sparking fresh safety fears

GOP governors who took the coronavirus seriously saw a huge polling bump. Trump didn't and is tanking.

U.S. officials crafting retaliatory actions against China over coronavirus as President Trump fumes

Governors in all 50 states get better marks than Trump for COVID response

Nearly 900 workers at Tyson meat plant in Indiana test positive for coronavirus

Trump’s order to open meat plants brings anxiety to one Iowa town where 90% of COVID-19 cases are tied to Tyson

Well-connected Trump alumni benefit from coronavirus lobbying rush

U.S. appeals court rules against Trump attempt to withhold funds from 'sanctuary' cities

Pelosi floats almost $1T for states in next relief package

Rep. Ben McAdams says Utahns deserve to see a list of companies that received SBA loans
(Calls Paycheck Protection Program 'failure')

'How Dare They!' Andrew Cuomo Schools Sens. McConnell, Rick Scott With Basic Math

Whitmer signs executive order extending Michigan state of emergency to end of May

Biden says he’ll keep US embassy in Jerusalem if elected

Biden Will Address Tara Reade’s Allegation on MSNBC on Friday

Trump says he has seen evidence linking coronavirus to Wuhan lab

Trump to travel to Camp David on Friday

Trump fires new volley in war of words with Biden over China

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4/29/20

Stocks jump 2%, putting the S&P 500 on track for its best month since 1974

US GDP shrank 4.8% in the first quarter amid biggest contraction since the financial crisis

Fed pledges to keep rates near zero until full employment, inflation come back

Powell says the economy will likely need more support from the Fed for the recovery to be ‘robust’

Fed Chair Powell says we’ll see economic data in second quarter that’s ‘worse than any data we’ve seen’

GOP lawmakers slam proposals for guaranteed income amid pandemic

GOP faces pressure to get tougher with Trump

McConnell's focus when Senate comes back will be on judges

State bankruptcy furor shakes up McConnell reelection bid

The nihilism of Mitch McConnell
(As the coronavirus kills more Americans than the Vietnam War and the US economy tanks, the Senate majority leader cares about only one thing: political power.)

Former Lindsey Graham donor flips to back Democratic opponent in Senate race

U.S. will not let Iran buy arms when U.N. embargo ends: Pompeo

U.S. passes 60,000 dead as hopes rise for a promising drug therapy

'Clear-cut' evidence coronavirus drug remdesivir works, Fauci says

Dr. Fauci Says U.S. Should ‘Hopefully’ Be Able To Test All Who Need One By June

Trump’s Politicization of U.S. Intelligence Agencies Could End in Disaster
(Purging seasoned professionals and politicizing the work of analysts and agents endanger American lives.)

WHO Becomes Battleground as Trump Chooses Pandemic Confrontation Over Cooperation
(Critics say fighting the coronavirus has become secondary as U.S. seeks to hamstring the World Health Organization, turning it into a 2020 election issue along with Chinese trade.)

Trump presented with grim internal polling showing him losing to Biden

Pelosi names seven Democratic lawmakers to committee tasked with overseeing coronavirus stimulus money

Senate Democrat says Republican leader's plan to resume work puts lives in danger

Biden wins Ohio mail-in primary
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Biden himself should address the Tara Reade allegations and release relevant records

Trump says the federal government will not extend its social distancing guidelines

Trump Administration Signals Support for Allies’ Fight Against Virus Orders

Trump says China 'will do anything they can' to keep him from being reelected

Trump says he plans to resume travel next week with trip to Arizona

Exclusive: Trump says he does not believe polls that show Biden ahead in presidential race

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4/28/20

Stocks fall, Dow snaps 4-day winning streak as big tech shares slide

U.S. GDP in the first quarter is going to be bad — and the damage is far from done

Coronavirus likely hammered U.S. economy in first quarter

The U.S. plans to lend $500 billion to large companies. It won’t require them to preserve jobs or limit executive pay.

As Trump puts partisan spin on federal aid for states, Republicans and Democrats warn of coming financial calamity

The US will need to spend trillions more as economy takes until 2022 to fully recover: CNBC survey

The new taxes coming to finance all that stimulus spending

Watch CNBC’s full interview with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

House Republican calls for investigation into China and WHO's handling of coronavirus

GOP Sen. Hawley asks DOJ to open a criminal investigation into Amazon

Ohio’s G.O.P. Governor Splits From Trump, and Rises in Popularity

Retired Republican Senator Jeff Flake will vote for Biden over Trump and says GOP needs 'a sound defeat' in 2020 election

Jeff Flake on Trumpism: ‘I don’t know anyone who thinks that this is the future of the party’

Live updates: U.S. coronavirus cases surpass 1 million; Pence visits clinic without a mask

Fauci says coronavirus-like outbreak is 'what keeps me up at night'

A group of scientists, billionaires, and Nobel Prize winners, well-connected to the Trump administration, are secretly researching controversial coronavirus treatments and expedited vaccines

Pentagon to backfill money diverted to build border wall
(Plan to siphon money from European defense assistance back into military construction)

The coronavirus enemy remained 'invisible' because the Trump administration didn't make the effort to see it

Trump’s aversion to intelligence and details comes into full focus on coronavirus response

How Governors, Not Congress, Emerged as Trump's Main Opposition

Trump administration's small business rescue has a rocky rollout. Again. 
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Approval for Trump's handling of coronavirus drops 10 points: poll

Rep. Justin Amash to seek Libertarian Party nomination for president

Key Democrat expects Senate Intel Committee to reach agreement on final Russia report

Democrat Kweisi Mfume wins special election to replace Cummings

Hillary Clinton Endorses Joe Biden: ‘I Wish He Were President Right Now’

Trump plans to order meatpacking plants to remain open using the Defense Production Act

Trump to order meat plants to stay open in pandemic, person familiar with action says
(Facilities will be declared critical infrastructure for their role in the nation’s food supply even as many become virus hot spots)

Trump suggests federal bailout for states could hinge on sanctuary city policies

Documents reveal Trump administration planning to use New York City for 'Restore America' coronavirus antibody testing project

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4/27/20

Dow surges 350 points on hope of economy reopening, closes above 24,000

Oil plunges 25%, extending recent losses as storage fills

Tech giants are profiting — and getting more powerful — even as the global economy tanks

Absent Fed Help, State Budgets Will Be the Worst in Decades

McConnell’s rejection of federal aid for states risks causing a depression, analysts say

The Fed won’t move on rates this week, but here are some other things it could do

SBA program reopens with new glitches and new scrutiny after NBA franchise returns loan funds

McConnell to Move Quickly on Confirming His 38-Year-Old Protégé to the Bench

McConnell: Battle for control of the Senate will be a 'dogfight'

GOP Senator Says Don’t Let Chinese Students Study STEM in U.S.

Congress set to reopen, but new virus aid faces divisions

Supreme Court overturns key GOP sabotage of Obamacare, granting insurers $12 billion

GOP chairwoman tells anti-lockdown protesters to impersonate health care workers

The world doesn’t want to pick between the U.S. and China

WHO retreats on 'no evidence' claim, says antibodies will protect most from reinfection

Coronavirus warnings appeared repeatedly in classified presidential briefings in January, February

Doubts about testing remain in spite of Trump's assurances

Freed of briefing duty, wounded Trump airs full collection of grievances on Twitter, retweeting claim of ‘coup attempts’

Trump’s claim the Postal Service loses money on every e-commerce package it delivers

Trump’s Disinfectant Remark Raises a Question About the ‘Very Stable Genius’

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Trump’s briefings, key Senate races

U.S. House Democrats push for new rules to allow remote voting amid coronavirus

Schumer demands GOP convene hearings on coronavirus testing, small business program

Schumer to introduce legislation preventing Trump from signing stimulus checks

Nancy Pelosi endorses Joe Biden for president in video remarks calling him the ‘personification of hope and courage’

Joe Biden blasts big banks, corporate America over coronavirus response 

Democrats see Senate suddenly within reach, boosted by Biden’s ascent

Trump lays out new coronavirus testing 'blueprint'

Trump wants to pull troops amid Afghanistan virus outbreak

Trump asks why taxpayers should help bail out blue states

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4/26/20

COVID-19 jobless rates will be comparable to Great Depression: Trump economic adviser

Mnuchin: 'You're going to see the economy really bounce back in July, August, September'

Tensions emerge among Republicans over coronavirus spending and how to rescue the economy

Meadows puts his fingerprints on Trump White House

'Outrageous,' 'irresponsible': Governors slam McConnell over bankruptcy comments

US senator Lindsey Graham believes Kim Jong Un ‘dead or incapacitated’

Nervous Republicans See Trump Sinking, and Taking Senate With Him

GOP governor: Hundreds asked about ingesting disinfectants after Trump coronavirus briefing

Pompeo plans to force extension of arms embargo against Iran: NYT

The pandemic and the waning of American prestige

Sunday shows - Talk shifts to reopening economy hit hard by coronavirus pandemic

4/26/20 Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace | Breaking Fox News April 26, 2020

Tapper presses Birx on coronavirus testing

Trump's 'anti-scientific musings have been dangerous,' CNN's Jake Tapper says

Abrams says she trusts Biden to make 'the best decision' on a running mate

Trump overexposed himself long ago — and has no new tricks to offer

13 hours of Trump: The president fills briefings with attacks and boasts, but little empathy

White House aiming for Trump pivot from virus to economy

Reopening of America accelerates as states prepare to relax coronavirus restrictions

Pelosi promises state and local governments will receive relief funding 'in a very significant way'

Trump expands battle with WHO far beyond aid suspension

Plan is for Trump to shift focus to prospects for economy

Trump blasts Fox News, says he wants 'an alternative'

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4/25/20

Making sense of a stock market just 16% off its high while a pandemic costs 26 million jobs

McConnell state bankruptcy remarks raise constitutional questions

Republican senators ask U.N. chief for independent WHO review panel

Congress Shovels Trillions at Virus, With No Endgame in Sight

Chris Christie: Five actions we need to take to restore the American way of life

White House could alter virus briefings to limit Trump role

White House faces internal debate over ‘liability shield’ for firms seeking protection from coronavirus lawsuits

Bully pulpit may be backfiring for Trump

Trump’s medical musings prompt frantic warnings
(White House says media ‘irresponsibly’ reported his words, which FDA and others say could be deadly.)

Say it loud, say it clear: Donald Trump needs to resign over his handling of the coronavirus

Doctors struggle to stay true to science without crossing Trump
(Health experts express concern over president’s record of bringing respected officials into his fold, talking up their credentials and then undercutting them or moving them aside)

VA health chief acknowledges a shortage of protective gear for its hospital workers

Biden Steps Up Warnings of Possible Trump Disruption of Election

Trump, Putin issue joint commemorative statement triggering concerns from government officials

Trump pulls punches and clings to his China trade deal as backlash against Beijing grows 

White House officials are reportedly discussing replacing the health secretary over his botched coronavirus response

Trump: Not responsible for 50K deaths, financial problems at US Postal Service

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4/24/20

Dow jumps more than 200 points as oil extends rebound, but posts first weekly loss in three

US consumer sentiment falls for a third consecutive month

The coronavirus has caused a wave of early retirement

A Tale of Two Rescue Plans
(The United States suffers record unemployment while Europe fares better in battling the coronavirus shutdown.)

Leading Republicans want to send China the bill for coronavirus pandemic’s costs

Mitt Romney: America is awakening to China. This is a clarion call to seize the moment.

Nearly three quarters of US senators call on Trump administration to help local news

Trump's poor poll numbers trigger GOP alarms over November

Republicans Are Mad Unemployment Benefits Are Actually Benefiting The Unemployed

Tillis Backs McConnell to Halt Funds to Needy States, Even as NC Struggles

Trump and Congress spar over next coronavirus economic package as CBO paints grim picture of what’s to come
(Budget office says unemployment rate will stay high through next year as Democrats and Republicans clash over next priorities.)

FDA warns against using hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus

It appears the Trump administration is doing all it can to drive away health professionals

Trump’s ridiculous defense of his comments about injecting disinfectants

Trump reportedly comes into work as late as noon after a morning of 'rage viewing' TV

Stephen Miller has long-term vision for Trump’s ‘temporary’ immigration order, according to private call with supporters

Shields and Brooks on Trump’s briefings, coronavirus aid

Pelosi: Trump and McConnell 'reject science and governance'

Nadler presses Barr over Trump using emergency powers during pandemic

House Democrats: FDA not doing enough to regulate antibody tests

Cuomo jabs at McConnell over state bankruptcy: 'I dare you to do that'

Kentucky governor vetoes bill restricting abortions amid coronavirus pandemic: 'I'm just not doing divisive issues right now'

Biden, Democrats enter a joint fundraising agreement for November election

Trump signs $484 billion coronavirus relief bill to boost small business, hospitals and testing

Trump and Congress spar over next coronavirus economic package as CBO paints grim picture of what’s to come
(Budget office says unemployment rate will stay high through next year as Democrats and Republicans clash over next priorities.)

Trump says he will block coronavirus aid for U.S. Postal Service if it doesn’t hike prices immediately

Trump says he may extend coronavirus social distancing guidelines to early summer

Trump claims controversial comment about injecting disinfectants was ‘sarcastic’

Trump to scale back coronavirus press conferences after disinfectant comment

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4/23/20

Stocks close flat after wild session as investors assess Gilead coronavirus treatment

Oil rallies more than 40% in two days as it comes back from record lows

4.4 million Americans sought jobless benefits last week, as economic pain continued across the United States

US weekly jobless claims hit 4.4 million, bringing 5-week total to more than 26 million

The US economy has wiped out all the job gains since the Great Recession

Governors are inviting extended economic pain by reopening too quickly during the coronavirus pandemic. 

McConnell takes flak after suggesting bankruptcy for states rather than bailouts

Mitch McConnell taps brakes on more aid as states plead for help

Romney, Sinema request CDC develop real-time reporting method: US is 'behind the curve'

Sen. Lamar Alexander: I don't know if we'll have a GOP convention in Charlotte

Republicans leap to reopen economy; Democrats more cautious

Top Iranian general warns U.S. against ‘dangerous behavior’ in Persian Gulf after Trump threat

China and the United States Are Both Losing the Blame Game

70% Of Americans Want Officials To Prioritize Public Health Over Restarting Economy

'It's irresponsible and it's dangerous': Experts rip Trump's idea of injecting disinfectant to treat COVID-19

Under Trump, coronavirus scientists can speak — as long as they mostly toe the line

On The Trail: Trump's demands for loyalty extend to scientists

Ousted vaccine expert, alleging retaliation, is not the first scientist sidelined in Trump era

Trump’s Firing of a Top Infectious-Disease Expert Endangers Us All

Trump’s Crisis Handling Has Spiked Number of Undecided Voters

Should the FCC Investigate Trump’s Coronavirus Briefings?

Supreme Court rejects EPA's narrow view of Clean Water Act

House passes $484 billion bill with money for small businesses, hospitals and testing to battle coronavirus

Cuomo slams McConnell: States declaring bankruptcy is 'one of the really dumb ideas of all time'

Rep. Katie Porter: Congress should be 'leading by example' and allowing remote voting

Biden makes end run around Trump as the president dominates the national stage

Biden leads Trump in Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, according to recent polls

Trump disagrees with Fauci on US testing capacity

Trump floats treating coronavirus patients with light and disinfectants

Trump suggests using light, heat as coronavirus treatment

Trump administration considers leveraging emergency coronavirus loan to force Postal Service changes

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4/22/20

Stocks rise for the first time in 3 days, Dow surges more than 400 points

Oil jumps 19%, clawing back some of the recent losses

Bankruptcy looms over U.S. energy industry, from oil fields to pipelines

Economists and banking analysts debate whether new small business money will be enough 

The pandemic is exposing the vulnerabilities of the U.S. service economy

Live updates: U.S. braces for gloomy jobs figures; Global pressure mounts for inquiry into coronavirus origins

Record U.S. jobless claims wipe out post-Great Recession employment gains

Massive layoffs and pay cuts are likely coming to state and local governments as federal aid goes elsewhere

Full interview with White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow on reopening the economy

With 22 Million Unemployed, Mitch McConnell Abruptly Halts More Coronavirus Aid

GOP lawmaker calls McConnell remarks on state bankruptcy 'shameful and indefensible'

GOP Gov. Hogan on Trump's snub: 'I have no idea what he's upset about'

Republican leaders want Congress back in person, contrary to public health advice

The anti-quarantine protests seem spontaneous. But behind the scenes, a powerful network is helping.

Iran, North Korea, Russia: America's adversaries emboldened to flex their muscles amid coronavirus

States rushing to reopen are likely making a deadly error, coronavirus models and experts warn

CDC director clarifies concerns over potential second wave of coronavirus

Trump and Birx claim U.S. has one of the lowest coronavirus mortality rates in the world. Here’s what the data show.

The Trump administration says states have the testing capacity they need. Governors say they lack testing supplies.

Pelosi calls off action on House proxy voting as GOP objects

When Will Democrats Stop Fighting Battles on Mitch McConnell's Ground?

Biden leads in three crucial Rust Belt states: Poll

Joe Biden to name selection panel for running mate by May 1

Trump signs order pausing immigration for 60 days, with exceptions

Trump disagrees with Redfield, Fauci on return of coronavirus next fall

Trump: I 'disagree strongly' with Georgia governor's decision to start reopening economy

Trump says US will ‘destroy’ Iranian gunboats that harass American ships

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4/21/20

Dow falls 630 points after another oil plunge, bringing its 2-day drop to over 1,200 points

Oil Price Nosedive Continues as Trump’s Deal Fails to Deliver

Oil's unprecedented collapse illustrates how badly the coronavirus is shaking the economy 

U.S. economy likely set for U-shaped recovery after deep rut: Reuters poll

Treasury plans to use prepaid debit cards for coronavirus relief payments

McConnell hits brakes on 'phase four' coronavirus relief

Senate passes $484 billion bill that would expand small-business aid, boost money for hospitals and testing

Senate committee unanimously endorses spy agencies’ finding that Russia interfered in 2016 presidential race in bid to help Trump

Republicans divide over reopening U.S. based on how worried they are about getting coronavirus