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Politics Jul 29Rep. Gohmert tests positive for coronavirus, cancels Trump trip
The 66-year-old Texas Republican was screened for the virus at the White House on Wednesday morning. Gohmert had gone there because he was planning to fly to Texas with President Donald Trump aboard Air Force One.
Politics Jul 23WATCH: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s speech on standing up to sexism and ‘violent language’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's outrage over a Republican lawmaker’s verbal assault broadened into an extraordinary moment on the House floor Thursday as she and other Democrats assailed a sexist culture of “accepting violence and violent language against women” whose adherents include…
Politics Jun 22Black candidates tap protest energy to challenge Democrats
In New York and Kentucky, Democratic establishment favorites are facing similar political forces that jeopardize their political future.
Politics May 23Virus, economy, Trump and cash hamper GOP’s bid for House
Republicans are trying to use the $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill that Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed through the House as a weapon in this November's elections.
Politics May 16Democrats push new $3T coronavirus relief bill through House
Democrats have powered a massive $3 trillion coronavirus response bill through the House, over Republican opposition.
Economy May 14WATCH: Pelosi criticizes virus relief package slowdown
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is criticizing Republicans for seeking to delay the next round of economic relief. Two days after Pelosi unveiled a new $3 trillion plan, the White House threatened that President Donald Trump would veto the measure.
Politics May 06Some senators now want lawmakers tested for coronavirus
Some senators now say they'd like lawmakers to be tested for the coronavirus. Their comments come days after congressional leaders declined an offer of 1,000 virus tests from the Trump White House.
Economy Apr 24Trump signs $484 billion measure to aid employers, hospitals
The bill is the latest effort by the federal government to help keep afloat businesses that have had to close or dramatically alter their operations as states work to slow the spread of the virus.
Politics Apr 23WATCH: Congress delivers nearly $500 billion more in virus aid
Congress has delivered a nearly $500 billion infusion of coronavirus spending, almost unanimously rushing new relief to employers and hospitals buckling under the strain of a pandemic that has claimed almost 50,000 American lives and one in six U.S. jobs.
Politics Apr 02Pelosi creating House committee to oversee economic bailout
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she will establish a special House committee with subpoena power to oversee the government's spending of the more than $2.2 trillion approved to bolster the economy hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.