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Coronavirus US: bailout funding deadlocked as urgent talks resume in Washington - live

US reported record 1.87m new Covid-19 cases in JulyAnti-abortion centers received at least $4m from bailout fundsMicrosoft pursues TikTok deal as Pompeo says Trump will take actionSign up to our First Thing newsletter 1.07pm BST Continued concerns about the health of Ruth Bader Ginsburg have reignited the discussion around what happens around appointments to the Supreme Court during an election year. Sahil Kapur has been looking at this for NBC News this morning, and quoting some combative D...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Obama, Washington, Nbc News, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, El Paso, Democratic Party, Pompeo, Sahil Kapur


US politics: coronavirus bailout funding remains in limbo – live updates

US reported record 1.87m new Covid-19 cases in JulyAnti-abortion centers received at least $4m from bailout fundsMicrosoft pursues TikTok deal as Pompeo says Trump will take actionSign up to our First Thing newsletter 11.18am BST One company that the coronavirus bailout measures could be coming too late for is Lord & Taylor, one of America’s oldest department stores, which has filed for bankruptcy.Established in 1826, Lord & Taylor has long been a trailblazing brand. We are America’s oldest ...
Tags: Washington, US, America, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Taylor, Andrew Taylor, Trump, Pompeo, Tiktok, Lord Taylor one of America


Larry King Duped Into 'Disinfomercial' on Social Media By China (and Possibly Russia)

For 25 years, until 2010, Larry King had a live interview show on CNN. But now ProPublica reports "In the twilight of a remarkable radio and television career spanning more than six decades, battling health problems but determined to stay in the public eye, King was ensnared in an international disinformation scheme." It involved filming Larry King asking questions, and then later splicing in responses from Anastasia Dolgova (an employee of a Russia state-owned broadcaster) — and then widely pr...
Tags: Twitter, Putin, Washington, China, Russia, US, Tech, Cnn, Xi Jinping, Kremlin, King, Larry King, Twitter Facebook, Russia China, Institute for the Study of War, Vladivostok Russia


RNC Now Opens The Door To Having Journalists At Trump Nomination Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The vote to renominate President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the press present, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Convention said on Saturday, citing the coronavirus. However, a Republican National Committee official contradicted that assessment Sunday, emphasizing that no final decisions have been made and that logistics and press coverage options were still being evaluated, The official was not authorized to disc...
Tags: Florida, News, Washington, Ap, Gop, Arkansas, Associated Press, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Charlotte, Trump, Rnc, Charlotte North Carolina, Republican National Convention, Zeke Miller


Top VP Contender Rep. Karen Bass Denounces Past Cuba Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Karen Bass, one of the top contenders to be Joe Biden’s running mate, on Sunday defended her past travel to Cuba and the sympathetic comments she made after the death of Fidel Castro, the dictator who ruled the communist country for decades. Bass said she was trying to express her condolences to the Cuban people when she referred to Castro as “Comandante en jefe,” a term that roughly translates as commander in chief but is reviled by some Cuban exiles in Florida...
Tags: Florida, News, Nbc, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Ap, Biden, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Kerry, Bass, Castro


Barron Trump’s Private School Remaining Closed As Prez Pushes For Reopening

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insists that schools reopen so students can go back to their classrooms, but the Maryland private school where his son Barron is enrolled is among those under county orders to stay closed. Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said his order to stay closed for in-person instruction through Oct. 1 and to conduct online classes only will be reevaluated before Oct. 1 to determine whether it should be extended, terminated or amended. Gayles noted...
Tags: News, Maryland, Washington, White House, Virginia, Ap, Associated Press, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Trump, Montgomery County, Larry Hogan, St Andrews, St Andrew, Barron, Annapolis Md


Nancy Pelosi Tears Into Dr. Birx: ‘I Don’t Have Confidence’ in Her

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) didn’t mince words on Sunday morning, declaring that she has no “confidence” in White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, whom she blamed for President Donald Trump peddling coronavirus disinformation.Last week, during a closed-door meeting with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Politico reported that the speaker tore into Birx. “Deborah Birx is the worst. Wow, what horrible hands you’re in,” she r...
Tags: New York, News, Abc, Washington, White House, Boston, Cnn, Chicago, House, New York Times, Treasury, The New York Times, Nancy Pelosi, Houston, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci


Is Trump's top cop, attorney general William Barr, a danger to democracy?

The attorney general’s many critics saw his combative display on Capitol Hill as proof of his willingness to enable Trump’s darkest impulsesWilliam Barr was hungry. “Mr Chairman, could we take a five-minute break?” the attorney general asked Jerry Nadler of the House of Representatives’ judiciary committee. “No,” retorted Nadler, his hearing almost done. Barr responded sardonically: “You’re a real class act.”It was pure Barr: a proud, combative, unflappable and unapologetic partisan warrior in t...
Tags: Florida, News, Washington, Senate, White House, Russia, US, Dhs, United States, House, House Of Representatives, George Bush, Portland, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Catholic


GOP Convention Bars Journalists For The First Time Ever

WASHINGTON (AP) — The vote to renominate President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the press present, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Convention, citing the coronavirus. While Trump called off the public components of the convention in Florida last month, citing spiking cases of the virus across the country, 336 delegates are scheduled to gather in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Aug. 24 to formally vote to make Trump the GOP standard-b...
Tags: Florida, News, Washington, Ap, Gop, Arkansas, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Charlotte, Trump, Charlotte North Carolina, David Taintor


Senators Worry Post Office Changes May Obstruct November Ballots (gizmodo)

Democratic senators warned Friday that controversial changes to U.S. Postal Service procedures have raised concerns in Washington about the timely delivery of mail-in ballots ahead of the November election.Read more... [Author: Dell Cameron]
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Biden Faces Pressure From Left Over Influence Industry Ties

Many of his aides and close allies are veteran Washington hands who have profited from advising big corporations. The Sanders-Warren wing of the party is not happy.
Tags: News, Washington, Warren, Biden, Campaign Finance, Trump, Sanders, Steven, Elizabeth, Elliott, Democratic Party, Ken, Bernard, Salazar, Anita, Dunn


Rep. Raúl Grijalva Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) has tested positive for COVID-19 after a week in Washington, D.C., that included a hearing with Rep. Louie Gohmert, who announced a positive test for coronavirus earlier this week.  Grijalva, is asymptomatic and in self-quarantine at his residence in the Washington area, his spokesman, Geoff Nolan told The Arizona Republic on Saturday. It isn’t clear how Grijalva contracted the virus. Grijalva, a chair for the House Natural Resources Committee, was at a meeting for th...
Tags: News, Washington, House, Nancy Pelosi, Louie Gohmert, Arizona Republic, House Natural Resources Committee, Gohmert, Raúl Grijalva, Grijalva, Zoë Richards, Geoff Nolan, House Judiciary Committee Since Gohmert


Washington State Trapped Its First 'Murder Hornet'

Trapping Asian giant hornets is a crucial component for catching and killing the invasive species
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If you hate Washington gridlock, read this and rejoice

Why lawmakers can't pass laws -- If you think Washington can't get anything done, it's probably because of the filibuster, the custom in Senate rules that requires a supermajority to end the debate on legislation and vote on it.
Tags: Washington, Senate, Cnn


Trump's TikTok threat may just be a 'negotiation tactic'

President Trump on Friday said he will ban the popular Chinese-owned video app TikTok from the United States, either via executive order or another method, such as a designation. But its loyal users may not have too much to fear in the long run — Trump's threat may be a "negotiation tactic" to make sure the app is sold to a U.S. company and completely severs ties with China.> Sources tell @KurtWagner8 and me they believe Trump’s pledge to ban Tiktok is *negotiation tactic.* He’s pressuring T...
Tags: News, Microsoft, Washington, China, Nbc News, US, Bloomberg, Beijing, Gop, United States, Western Europe, Trump, State, Jennifer Jacobs, Mike Pompeo, Bytedance


New Disclosures Confirm: Trump Himself Was the Target of Obama Administration’s Russia Probe

Long-sought documents finally pried from U.S. intelligence agencies prove that the Obama administration used the occasion of providing a standard intelligence briefing for major-party candidates as an opportunity to investigate Donald Trump on suspicion of being a Russian asset.I say investigate Donald Trump advisedly.As I contended in Ball of Collusion, my book on the Trump-Russia investigation, the target of the probe spearheaded by the FBI -- but greenlighted by the Obama White House, and abe...
Tags: Chris Christie, News, Putin, Obama, Washington, Senate, White House, China, Russia, New York City, Joe Biden, Fbi, Gop, House, New Jersey, Susan Rice


Were Hiroshima and Nagasaki War Crimes? It’s Not so Simple.

This Thursday, August 6, will mark the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, an event that would lead to Japan’s surrender and the end of World War II, a global conflagration which, over six blood-filled years, had cost 75 million lives and inflicted untold misery and devastation on millions more. At the time, the news of the nuclear weapons that demolished Hiroshima, and three days later Nagasaki, was greeted with enthusiasm by an American public that felt vindicated in its war against ...
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Obama, Navy, Washington, China, Germany, America, Britain, United States, Philippines, Normandy, Paris, Army, Tokyo


Iran Will Expand Nuclear Program and Won’t Talk to U.S., Ayatollah Says

In a televised speech, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, said that negotiating with Washington over his country’s nuclear program would only help President Trump get re-elected.
Tags: News, Washington, Iran, Nuclear Weapons, Ali, Trump, Khamenei, Donald J, United States International Relations, Embargoes and Sanctions, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Iran


A $600-a-Week Lifeline for Unemployed Americans Expires After an Impasse in Washington

California became the first state to reach 500,000 total coronavirus cases. Once the site of a major outbreak, Italy now offers lessons for keeping the virus in check.
Tags: News, California, Washington, Italy, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Trump releases financial disclosure report

Three of President Donald Trump's marquee properties -- Mar-a-Lago, Trump National Doral and his Trump International Hotel in Washington -- reported a mixed revenue record in 2019, according to a financial disclosure form provided to the federal government.
Tags: News, Washington, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump International Hotel, Lago Trump National Doral


Trump releases his 2019 financial disclosure report

Three of President Donald Trump's marquee properties -- Mar-a-Lago, Trump National Doral and his Trump International Hotel in Washington -- reported a mixed revenue record in 2019, according to a financial disclosure form provided to the federal government.
Tags: News, Washington, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump International Hotel, Lago Trump National Doral


Trump releases 2019 financial disclosure report

Three of President Donald Trump's marquee properties -- Mar-a-Lago, Trump National Doral and his Trump International Hotel in Washington -- reported a mixed revenue record in 2019, according to a financial disclosure form provided to the federal government.
Tags: Washington, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump International Hotel, Lago Trump National Doral


Washington state has trapped its first 'murder hornet'

Scientists have been trying to trap the invasive insects and prevent an infestation since they were first spotted in the state last year.
Tags: Washington, Cnn


Why Washington can't meet its own deadline

Members of Congress faced a major deadline this week: On Friday at midnight, the $600 weekly unemployment benefit enacted this spring expires. Could they act before those enhanced federal benefits officially run out?
Tags: Congress, Washington, Cnn


Kerry Washington Says Her Parents May Be the Key to Her Working With Beyoncé

“The Fight” may have been released on Friday, but producer Kerry Washington understands if people are watching Beyoncé’s “Black Is King” first. “I know what I’ll be watching Friday. I’ll be firmly in the beehive, but [‘The Fight’ is] there,” Washington said Thursday during a taping of an upcoming episode of the Variety and iHeart […]
Tags: Beyonce, Kerry Washington, News, Washington, The Fight, The Big Ticket, Black Is King


Fauci 'cautiously optimistic' US could have vaccine by end of the year

Expert doubtful of fast-track efforts in Russia and ChinaHearing sees testy exchanges between Fauci and RepublicansDr Anthony Fauci, America’s top infectious disease expert, has told the US Congress he is “cautiously optimistic” that a “safe and effective” coronavirus vaccine will be available to the public by the end of 2020 during a hearing in Washington marked by testy exchanges between Fauci and senior Republicans loyal to Donald Trump. Related: House hearing finds US no closer to plan as ...
Tags: Washington, Russia, US, America, World news, US news, US politics, House, US Congress, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Coronavirus outbreak


Stephen Miller Spreads Blatant Lies About Mail-In Voting on ‘Fox & Friends’

Anyone who still thinks Donald Trump was “joking” when he suggested delaying the presidential election this week might want to check out what Stephen Miller had to say about the issue of mail-in voting on Fox & Friends Friday morning. The senior policy adviser began the interview by praising his boss for bringing “the whole nation’s attention to the catastrophic notion of universal mail-in ballots.” But when Miller tried to explain what is so “catastrophic” about the vote-by-mail system, he imm...
Tags: Florida, John Lewis, News, Washington, White House, Barack Obama, Fox, Fox News, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump, Miller, Trump, United States of America, Fox Friends, Brennan Center for Justice


Coronavirus US: Fauci appears at house hearing on virus 'raging out of control' – live

Hearing chairman: Trump has no strategy to protect peopleUS testing has been a catastrophe. Is Trump’s testing tsar to blame?Plan to slash $600 lifeline threatens misery for millionsPortland sees peaceful protests following withdrawal of federal troopsSign up to our First Thing newsletter 3.33pm BST Republican representative of Indiana Jackie Walorski just asked White House coronavirus task force public health expert Anthony Fauci if it is “safe to say” that all Americans will be able to get...
Tags: Washington, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Indiana, US politics, Guardian, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Johns Hopkins, Trump, Fauci, Johns Hopkins University, Jackie Walorski


Pace of Home Sales Trending Well Ahead of Last Year

This Zillow Weekly Market Report includes housing market data as of the week ending July 25 Seattle, WA – July 31, 2020 (PRNewswire) Homes shifting from for-sale to pending, a leading indicator of completed sales, are 16.1% higher than last year, Zillow’s Weekly Market Reporti shows. New listings are not keeping pace with buyer demand, causing homes to typically sell after only two weeks on the market — a record pace in Zillow data that dates back to the start of 2019. Newly pendi...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, Indianapolis, Austin, Radio, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Zillow, Baltimore, Orlando, Birmingham Al, Seattle Wa, Boston MA, Nashville TN, Atlanta Ga


‘American Idol’ to Hold Virtual Auditions Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

“American Idol” is resuming auditions, but amid the coronavirus pandemic, they will be held remotely, ABC announced Friday. This allows the usual “Idol Across America” tour to expand out and include all 50 states plus Washington, D.C. — for the first time since the show’s inception. Auditions for the upcoming fourth season on the Alphabet […]
Tags: News, Abc, Washington, American Idol, Coronavirus, Idol Across America



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