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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday she's creating a new House committee to oversee the coronavirus response that will have subpoena power to seek information from the Trump administration. "It would have subpoena power that’s for sure. It's no use having a committee unless you have subpoena power," Pelosi, D-Calif., said Thursday during a teleconference call with reporters. "And we...
While coronavirus ravages New York – with officials desperately clamoring for life-saving supplies and federal assistance – attention has also turned to years of fiscal mismanagement and cost-cutting, despite it being one of the highest-taxed states in the country. Since the outbreak gained a foothold in the United States earlier this year – and quickly spawned across New...
Taiwan is the latest country to accuse the World Health Organization of bending to Chinese pressure and says if the global body had listened to them, the novel coronavirus sweeping across the world could have been contained by now. As of Tuesday morning, there have been 387,382 confirmed cases of COVID-19 --  a 12 percent increase from the day...
ix television networks began showing President Donald Trump’s briefing on the coronavirus outbreak late Monday, but only Fox News Channel stuck it out to the end nearly two hours later. It was a notable turning point in coverage of the president’s now-daily briefings. Networks had been starting to hear criticism of how much time...
President Trump said Tuesday that he would not support an emergency coronavirus response bill pitched by House Democrats earlier this week. “Nancy Pelosi came and put a lot of things in the deal that had nothing to do with workers -- that had to do with an agenda that they have been trying to get passed for 10...
U.S. equity markets surged Tuesday morning amid investor optimism that members of Congress will overcome their differences to reach a deal on a $1.6 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package. The upbeat sentiments were boosted by comments from President Trump, who said he supports reopening businesses sooner rather than later. ""I’d love to have the country opened up...
Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar is leading the call for a complete freeze on immigration enforcement measures across the country, citing the coronavirus pandemic as the reason. Omar and a group of 14 other Democratic congressmen issued a letter on Friday to acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf, demanding that Immigration and Customs...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order Friday allowing residents to vote by mail in three upcoming special elections as a precaution against the Chinese coronavirus. The order also extends the deadlines for ballot counting, tabulation, and other responsibilities related to the official canvass of California’s Presidential Primary Election that could risk undermining...
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker appeared to implicitly criticize President Trump during a Saturday coronavirus response briefing in Chicago. Pritzker, a Democrat, outlined his forthcoming "stay-at-home" order for the Land of Lincoln and closed with a pointed critique of some of the rhetoric being used to describe the coronavirus. He called the...
Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan is calling on networks to stop airing President Trump's "dangerous, destructive" coronavirus press briefings. "More and more each day, President Trump is using his daily briefings as a substitute for the campaign rallies that have been forced into extinction by the spread of the novel coronavirus," Sullivan began her column on Saturday. "These...