Politics

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Monday, April 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Associated Press
April 13, 2020 - 5:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed the “total” authority Monday to decide how and when to reopen the economy after weeks of tough social distancing guidelines aimed at fighting the new coronavirus. But governors from both parties were quick to push back, noting they have the primary...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2020, file photo, the seats and aisles are empty as seen through the window of the closed Penndot Drivers License Center in Butler, Pa. Some owners who got their money said they're now feeling more confident about being able to retain their employees after businesses closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Associated Press
April 13, 2020 - 4:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The flow of money to small businesses under the government's $349 billion coronavirus relief plan is picking up momentum although many company owners are still waiting and wondering. Money that was held up by technological and legal issues and the sheer volume of applications began...
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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy holds a news conference regarding the COVID-19 cases at the War Memorial in Trenton, N.J. on Saturday, April 11, 2020. Murphy says he is ordering state transit systems to reduce their capacity by half and will require all transit riders to wear face coverings. (Chris Pedota/The Record via AP, Pool)
Associated Press
April 13, 2020 - 1:21 pm
Democratic governors in the Northeast and along the West Coast on Monday announced separate state compacts to coordinate one of their biggest challenges in the weeks to come: How to begin reopening society amid the coronavirus pandemic. The governors made separate announcements just hours after...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2020, file photo, a car exits the drive-thru of a PNC Bank in downtown Scranton, Pa. Americans are beginning to see the first economic impact payments hit their bank accounts this week. The IRS tweeted Saturday, April 11, 2020, that it had begun depositing funds into taxpayers’ bank accounts and would be working to get them out as fast as it can. (Christopher Dolan/The Times-Tribune via AP, File)
Associated Press
April 13, 2020 - 10:21 am
Americans are beginning to see the first economic impact payments hit their bank accounts. The IRS tweeted Saturday that it had begun depositing the funds into taxpayers' bank accounts and would be working to get them out as fast as possible. The one-time payments were approved by Congress as part...
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FILE - This is a Jan. 27, 2020 file photo of The Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)
Associated Press
April 13, 2020 - 7:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will hold arguments by teleconference in May in key cases, including President Donald Trump's bid to shield his tax and other financial records. The court will make live audio of the arguments available for the first time. It had previously...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2019 file photo Ali Wentworth, left, and her husband George Stephanopoulos attend the world premiere of Apple TV+'s "The Morning Show" in New York. Stephanopoulos says he has tested positive for the coronavirus, but is relatively symptom-free. He said on Monday's "Good Morning America" show that other than a brief backache and diminished sense of smell, he's been feeling fine. His wife, journalist Ali Wentworth, has the disease and has said she's never felt sicker. Stephanopoulos made the announcement on the show Monday. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Associated Press
April 13, 2020 - 7:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — “Good Morning America” host George Stephanopoulos revealed Monday that he's tested positive for the coronavirus, but has been relatively symptom-free. The ABC newsman revealed his diagnosis on the show, telling co-host Robin Roberts that, “I feel fine.” Stephanopoulos' wife, Ali...
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A family space themselves apart as they cycle over Westminster Bridge past the London Eye ferris wheel in London, Friday, April 10, 2020. In a statement Thursday, a spokesman at 10 Downing Street said British Prime Minister Johnson "has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery." The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Associated Press
April 10, 2020 - 9:35 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson needs time to recover from the new coronavirus and is unlikely to be back at work soon, his father said Friday, as millions of Britons began an Easter holiday weekend in lockdown and the U.K. recorded almost 1,000 more COVID-19 deaths than the day...
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Attorney General William Barr speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Associated Press
April 10, 2020 - 5:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr believes the Russia investigation that shadowed President Donald Trump for the first two years of his administration was started without any basis and amounted to an effort to “sabotage the presidency,” he said in an interview with Fox News Channel...
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President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Thursday, April 9, 2020, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia listen. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Associated Press
April 09, 2020 - 6:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hospitals taking money from the $2 trillion stimulus bill will have to agree not to send “surprise” medical bills to patients treated for COVID-19, the White House said Thursday. Surprise bills typically happen when a patient with health insurance gets treated at an out-of-network...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, speaks with a reporter outside the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 9, 2020. Senate Democrats on Thursday stalled President Donald Trump's request for $250 billion to supplement a "paycheck protection" program for businesses crippled by the coronavirus outbreak, demanding protections for minority-owned businesses and money for health care providers and state and local governments. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Associated Press
April 09, 2020 - 1:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate twisted itself into knots Thursday over President Donald Trump’s new coronavirus aid request, as Democrats refused to rubber stamp his proposal for $250 billion more to boost small businesses, demanding modifications along with an additional $250 billion for health care...
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