Negotiations Remain Stalled After Trump’s Moves on COVID-19 Relief

As talks on a COVID-19 relief deal remain stalled as of Monday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on the White House and top Republicans to come to an agreement. “Democrats remain ready to return to the table,” Schumer said, adding that Democrats in Congress “need Republicans to meet us halfway,” he said on […]

Trump Denies Asking to Get His Face Onto Mount Rushmore

President Donald Trump denied a recent New York Times report claiming he suggested having his face added to Mount Rushmore, although he admitted he felt his governance record would make him worthy of such an honor. Citing an anonymous Republican source, The New York Times reported on Aug. 8 that a White House official inquired […]

Pelosi, Schumer Say They’re Still Willing to Negotiate on a New Relief Deal

Top Democrats on Sunday took issue with President Donald Trump’s executive order to address the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic after talks between Republicans and Democrats broke down last week. “We have to reach an agreement,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told “Fox News Sunday.” “We’ve got to meet halfway. We’ve got to […]

Trump Takes Executive Action to Provide Reduced Enhanced Unemployment Payment

President Donald Trump took executive action on Saturday to extend the weekly enhanced unemployment payment at a reduced level. He signed a memorandum during a press conference on Saturday afternoon as the negotiations between the White House and the Democrats collapsed. The new payment will be $400 per week. The federal government will cover 75 […]

Trump Administration Sends Aid to Lebanon After Beirut Blast

The United States is sending food, water, and medical supplies to Beirut after a massive blast at a port killed 154 people and injured 5,000. “Under the direction of President Donald J. Trump, the United States is delivering critical emergency aid to Lebanon following Tuesday’s horrific event in Beirut,” national security adviser Robert O’Brien said […]

House Democrats Can Sue Trump Over Pentagon Funds for Border Wall, Court Rules

A federal appeals court has ruled that House Democrats can sue the Trump administration for diverting $2.5 billion in Pentagon funds to build a wall along the border between the United States and Mexico. In the newest salvo in a legal battle over the border wall, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday […]

Following US Ban on WeChat, TikTok, Beijing Reacts Angrily While Chinese Users Ponder Uncertainty

President Donald Trump on Aug. 6 ordered a stop to all U.S. transactions with Chinese companies ByteDance and Tencent, effectively banning their popular developed apps TikTok and WeChat from the country. The ban will take effect in 45 days. The Chinese regime responded angrily the following day, while Chinese users in the United States pondered […]

Pentagon: Trump and Esper ‘Consistent’ on Beirut Explosion

The Pentagon has dismissed the apparent difference between President Donald Trump and his defense secretary over the cause of the Beirut explosion. “The President and Secretary have both been consistent that we’ve reached no definitive cause for the explosion and that information is still coming, and we’re going to continue to assess it,” Jonathan Rath Hoffman, […]

Debate Commission Denies Trump Campaign Requests

The commission in charge of presidential debates denied a request by President Donald Trump’s campaign for a fourth debate between him and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, also asked the Commission on Presidential Debates to, if a fourth debate wasn’t granted, move up the final debate to early September. The commission also […]

Trump Says Administration Will Issue Executive Order on Unemployment, Evictions

As Republicans and Democrats debate over the provisions of the next COVID-19 relief bill, President Donald Trump said that his administration is drafting an executive order to extend certain safeguards. “Upon departing the Oval Office for Ohio, I’ve notified my staff to continue working on an Executive Order with respect to Payroll Tax Cut, Eviction […]