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Inside Trump’s call with governors: a mix of praise and criticism

Inside Trump’s call with governors: a mix of praise and criticism

Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead(WASHINGTON) — In a teleconference with governors that lasted more than an hour Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump faced a barrage of compliments, concerns and in some exchanges, criticism as state leaders made it clear they want more assistance from the federal government to combat the spread of COVID-19…

New York and DC call out shortcomings of relief bill while others stand to gain

New York and DC call out shortcomings of relief bill while others stand to gain

Shooter_Sam/iStock(NEW YORK) — Though the Senate’s passage of a $2 trillion stimulus package Wednesday night was regarded as progress in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, leaders of some of the nation’s most affected cities issued sharp criticism that it just wasn’t enough.”The congressional action, in my opinion, simply failed to address the governmental need,”…

Congressional leaders hope to avoid delay or drama in House vote on $2T relief bill

Congressional leaders hope to avoid delay or drama in House vote on $2T relief bill

rarrarorro/iStock(WASHINGTON) — After some legislative “jiujitsu,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she is “very proud” of the $2 trillion coronavirus crisis relief package the House is expected to vote on Friday morning and then send to President Trump, adding she feels “certain we will have a bipartisan vote.”“Congressional Democrats in the Senate, and in the…

Eager to move past health and economic crises, Trump tries to reinvent political playbook

Eager to move past health and economic crises, Trump tries to reinvent political playbook

OlegAlbinsky/iStock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump finds himself in uncharted political waters as he stares down the biggest challenge of his presidency — a global pandemic that is simultaneously exposing flaws in the federal government’s disaster preparedness and response capabilities, while simultaneously wreaking havoc on an economy key to his reelection chances.Eager to move past the…

Senate approves $2T bipartisan stimulus package to respond to coronavirus

Senate approves $2T bipartisan stimulus package to respond to coronavirus

rarrarorro/iStock(WASHINGTON) — With the White House and Senate finally reaching an agreement early Wednesday morning on a $2 trillion package to respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic, now comes the tough part: securing the votes.After haggling all day, a final bill was introduced in the Senate and approved. Senate Republicans downplayed concessions given to Democrats…

La. governor warns state’s health care system could be overwhelmed by early April

La. governor warns state’s health care system could be overwhelmed by early April

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — As Louisiana emerges as a new hotspot in the spread of novel coronavirus, Gov. Jon Bel Edwards said the state now has the third-highest number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in the United States, per capita, in just over a month.”We remain on a trajectory, really to overwhelm our capacity to deliver…

Biden consolidates support, but trails badly in enthusiasm: Poll

Biden consolidates support, but trails badly in enthusiasm: Poll

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Former Vice President Joe Biden has emerged as Democrats’ top choice for the presidential nomination in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, but with only bare majority support within his party and a massive enthusiasm gap in a November matchup against President Donald Trump.Indeed, strong enthusiasm for Biden among his supporters…

‘Hard to know’ if imperfect stimulus bill will help everybody: Larry Kudlow

‘Hard to know’ if imperfect stimulus bill will help everybody: Larry Kudlow

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow touted President Donald Trump’s signing this week of “the biggest assistance package in history,” but acknowledged the difficulty in saying with certainty whether the funds would be enough to meet the needs of the millions of Americans impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic.”It may not be…

Who would get what and when from the $2 trillion stimulus package

Who would get what and when from the $2 trillion stimulus package

MCCAIG/iStock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed the massive $2 trillion stimulus package into law during a signing ceremony in the Oval Office.”I want to thank Democrats and Republicans for coming together and putting America first,” Trump said.The House passed the bill, the largest aid measure in American history, earlier Friday in a voice…