Treasury Dept Sanctions Ukrainian Lawmaker Who Met With Giuliani, Peddled Biden Dirt

The Treasury Department announced sanctions against a Ukrainian lawmaker accused of pushing disinformation about Joe and Hunter Biden. Andriy Derkach met late last year with Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani. In May, he released covertly recorded tapes of conversations in 2016 between Joe Biden and then-Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko. The Treasury Department alleges that Derkach has […]

Chances of Stimulus Deal Before November Election Drop as Impasse Continues

Public statements made by members of Congress this week suggest there is pessimism about passing a pandemic stimulus bill, with some warning that the measure won’t be passed until after the November election or after the year is over. “Congress isn’t going to pass more COVID-19 relief before the election,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) wrote […]

Massive Smoke Clouds From Wildfires Darken West Coast Sky

SAN FRANCISCO—Hazy clouds of smoke from dozens of wildfires darkened the sky to an eerie orange glow over much of the West Coast on Wednesday, keeping street lights illuminated during the day and putting residents on edge. The California Highway Patrol urged drivers to turn on their headlights and slow down. Social media was filled […]

Trump: Biden Should Release His Own List of Potential Supreme Court Nominees

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden should make public a list of people from which he’d choose a nominee for the Supreme Court if a vacancy arose during a Biden administration, President Donald Trump said late Wednesday. Trump announced 20 additions to his own list earlier in the day. Speaking during an interview with Fox News’ […]

Vacant Storefronts on New York City’s Broadway Surge by 78 Percent: Report

In another troubling sign of the pandemic impact on the economy, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and her staff found over 330 vacant storefronts along New York City’s iconic Broadway avenue, a 78 percent increase from 2017, according to a report. The survey, carried out at the end of August, found 335 empty businesses, compared to 188 […]

Staffer for Top Oregon Democrat Arrested During Riot in Portland

The legislative director for the speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives was arrested during rioting in Portland over the weekend, arrest records show. Kristina Narayan, 29, of Portland, was arrested for interfering with a peace officer. Law enforcement arrested 59 people during the riot, which started late Saturday and went into the early hours […]

Big Drop Reported in Vaping by US Teenagers

NEW YORK—Vaping by U.S. teenagers fell dramatically this year, especially among middle schoolers, according to a federal report released Wednesday. Experts think last year’s outbreak of vaping related illnesses and deaths may have scared off some kids, but they believe other factors contributed to the drop, including higher age limits and flavor bans. In a […]

48 States Approved for Trump’s Unemployment Plan

Forty-eight states have been approved for President Donald Trump’s enhanced unemployment payments. Despite grumbling over details of the plan by governors across the United States, every state but one applied for the enhanced payments. Officials in Nebraska and Nevada—the remaining holdouts—announced last week they were applying for the new program created through Trump’s Aug. 8 […]

Trump Defends CCP Virus Response After Woodward’s Book: ‘I Want People Not to Panic’

President Donald Trump, in a Wednesday night interview, defended comments he made earlier this year about the CCP virus pandemic during interviews with reporter Bob Woodward, saying that he wanted to “show a calmness” in the face of nationwide adversity. “I’m the leader of the country. I can’t be jumping up and down and scaring […]