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State Department inspector general Steve Linick fired on a Friday night, weird, wonder why?

A scoop from Politico's Meridith McGraw late Friday night: “The State Department's inspector general has been terminated tonight, the latest of a slew of inspectors general to be ousted in recent months.” Steve Linick is a Justice Department veteran appointed to the role in 2013 by then-president Barack Obama, report McGraw and Nahal Toosi at Politico tonight. State Department Inspector General Steve Linick has been fired, according to a senior administration official and a congressional ...
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State Department inspector general Steve Linick fired late Friday night

A scoop from Politico's Meridith McGraw late Friday night: “The State Department's inspector general has been terminated tonight, the latest of a slew of inspectors general to be ousted in recent months.” Steve Linick is a Justice Department veteran appointed to the role in 2013 by then-president Barack Obama, report McGraw and Nahal Toosi at Politico tonight. State Department Inspector General Steve Linick has been fired, according to a senior administration official and a congressional ...
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Democrats push new $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill through House

By ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON — Democrats powered a massive $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill through the House on Friday, an election-year measure designed to brace a U.S. economy in free fall and a health care system struggling to contain a pandemic still pummeling the country. The 208-199 vote, with all but one Republican opposed, advances what boils down to a campaign-season display of Democratic economic and health-care priorities. It has no chance of becoming law as written, ...
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State Department inspector general terminated tonight

A scoop from Politico's Meridith McGraw late Friday night: “The State Department's inspector general has been terminated tonight, the latest of a slew of inspectors general to be ousted in recent months.” Steve Linick is a Justice Department veteran appointed to the role in 2013 by then-president Barack Obama, report Mcgraw and Nahal Toosi at Politico tonight: Read the rest at Politico.
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Politico, Barack Obama, State Department, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, McGraw, The State Department, Nahal Toosi, Meridith McGraw, Steve Linick


White House likely to back second round of stimulus checks, according to report

Sending more stimulus checks is part of the HEROES Act, which also includes a pay boost for essential workers and more unemployment benefits.
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Trump’s Vaccine Czar Holds Millions in Stock Options at Company That Got Federal Funding for COVID-19 Work

The former pharmaceutical executive tapped by President Trump to lead the federal effort to develop a coronavirus vaccine owns stock options worth more than $10 million in a company receiving funding from that same program, Stat News reports. Until his appointment, Dr. Moncef Slaoui was on the board of the company, Moderna, one of the leading companies in the race for a vaccine and the first to enter a vaccine into clinical trials.Slaoui’s ownership of 156,000 Moderna stock options, disclosed in...
Tags: News, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, GlaxoSmithKline, Anthony Fauci, Manhattan Project, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Health And Human Services, Rose Garden, Moderna, Slaoui, Moncef Slaoui, Alex Azar, Gustave Perna


House expected to pass HEROES COVID-19 relief measure. Senate won't.

Many found the first $1,200 (at most) of coronavirus relief payments to be too little and a tad too late. This latest round of relief, which calls for additional payments of up to $6,000 for some families, isn't likely to advance in its full form, but at least it's a start toward more federal financial help. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opens debate on the latest COVID-19 relief bill. (Live House video feed screenshot) Today's good COVID-19 relief news is that the House is expected to vo...
Tags: Taxes, California, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Gop, House, House Of Representatives, Social Security, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, George W Bush, Agi, Internal Revenue Service


House passes $3T coronavirus relief act led by Pelosi & Dems, Trump says bill 'DOA' in Senate

208-199: House passes Democrats' $3T COVID-19 economic relief bill • HEROES Act vote mostly along party lines • 14 Democrats voted No • 1 Republican voted Yes • Vote lasted 61 minutes The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $3 trillion Democratic bill on Friday, to address the economic wreckage of the coronavirus pandemic that has killed over 85,000 Americans and shocked America's economy into a near standstill. President Trump this week called the proposal “DOA.” House Speaker Nancy Pelos...
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Trump says truckers honking near the White House were a 'sign of love,' but they were protesting shipping rates

President Donald Trump claimed honking truck horns heard during his press briefing were in support of him, but they were protesting shipping rates.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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NASA’s ‘Artemis Accords’ set forth new and old rules for outer space cooperation

NASA’s plan to return to the Moon is ambitious enough on its own, but the agency is aiming to modernize international cooperation in space in the process. Today it published a summary of the “Artemis Accords,” a new set of voluntary guidelines that partner nations and organizations are invited to join to advance the cause of exploration and industry globally. Having no national affiliation or sovereignty of its own, space is by definition lawless. So these are not so much space laws as shared...
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New members of White House coronavirus task force announced

Five individuals have been added to the White House coronavirus task force, the Office of the Vice President announced Friday, a little over a week after the Trump administration reversed course on the group's future, saying it would continue "indefinitely."
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White House announces new additions to coronavirus task force

Five individuals have been added to the White House coronavirus task force, the Office of the Vice President announced Friday, a little over a week after the Trump administration reversed course on the group's future, saying it would continue "indefinitely."
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Analysis: Trump is ready to move on from coronavirus

The White House's handling of the coronavirus pandemic -- and reopening the country's economy -- took center stage this week.
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Trump is ready to move on from coronavirus

The White House's handling of the coronavirus pandemic -- and reopening the country's economy -- took center stage this week.
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'Perhaps you should look into it': Kayleigh McEnany dodges Obamagate question – video

During a press briefing, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was asked why Donald Trump accused Barack Obama of committing a crime this week and asked her to name the crime. After listing issues with people in office while Obama was president, she said it was reporters’ responsibility to ‘answer the question’ of what Obama did that was against the law. She ignored the reporter pointing out it is the White House press secretary’s duty to respond to questions about something the president...
Tags: Obama, White House, Barack Obama, US news, Fox News, Donald Trump, Kayleigh McEnany, Trump Administration


Billionaire Bloomberg considers massive spend in support of Biden: CNBC

Billionaire and former presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is considering a major spending blitz to back Joe Biden’s White House bid, CNBC reported on Friday. The former New York mayor is committed to funding the candidate but is unsure whether the money will go to pro-Biden Super PACS, Biden's joint fundraising effort with the Democratic National Committee (DNC) or another independent group, the network reported, citing people familiar with the conversations. Former Vice President Biden i...
Tags: New York, News, White House, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Cnbc, Democratic, Mike Bloomberg, Democratic National Committee DNC


Kayleigh McEnany dodges Obamagate question: 'Perhaps you should look into it' – video

During a press briefing, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was asked why Donald Trump accused Barack Obama of committing a crime this week and asked her to name the crime. After listing issues with people in office while Obama was president, she said it was reporters' responsibility to 'answer the question' of what Obama did that was against the law. She ignored the reporter pointing out it is the White House press secretary’s duty to respond to questions about something the president...
Tags: Obama, White House, Barack Obama, US news, Donald Trump, Kayleigh McEnany, Trump Administration


FDA Cautions About Accuracy Of Widely Used Abbott Coronavirus Test

The Food and Drug Administration is cautioning the public about the reliability of a widely used rapid test for the coronavirus. The test, made by Abbott Laboratories, has been linked with inaccurate results that could falsely reassure patients that they are not infected with the virus. From a report: The Trump administration has promoted the test as a key factor in controlling the epidemic in the U.S., and it's used for daily testing at the White House. As first reported on NPR, as many as 15 t...
Tags: White House, Tech, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Npr, Abbott, Trump, Abbott Laboratories


A White House ceremony unveiled the new US Space Force flag, which has been mocked as a 'Star Trek' rip-off

President Donald Trump and senior military leaders unveiled the US Space Force flag on Friday. The symbol was first unveiled in January, when it was widely mocked for resembling an emblem from "Star Trek," the long-running science-fiction TV show. The Space Force's symbol was used as early as 1942 by the US Army Air Forces. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump and senior military leaders on Friday unveiled the US Space Force flag, a symbol of the country...
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A White House ceremony unveiled the new US Space Force flag, which has been mocked for ripping off 'Star Trek'

President Donald Trump and senior military leaders unveiled the US Space Force flag on Friday. The symbol was first unveiled in January, where it was widely mocked for resembling an emblem from "Star Trek," the long-running science-fiction TV show. The Space Force's symbol was first used as early as 1942 by the US Army Air Forces. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump and senior military leaders on Friday unveiled the US Space Force flag, a symbol of the ...
Tags: White House, Trends, Star Trek, Air Force, Donald Trump, US Air Force, Trump, Oval Office of the White House, Donald J Trump, North Star, George Takei, Starfleet, Hikaru Sulu, US Army Air Forces, Space Force, US Space Force


Biden campaign sees clear path to '318 electoral votes'

Former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign is convinced it can turn some solidly red states blue.Biden's team revealed its electoral strategy to reporters on Friday, saying the campaign is convinced it can win 318 of the 538 electoral votes up for grabs this fall. A big chunk of those votes will come from reclaiming typically blue states Hillary Clinton lost in 2016, as well as homing in on the traditionally red states of Arizona, Georgia, and Texas.Biden needs 270 electoral votes to bea...
Tags: Texas, News, America, Barack Obama, Georgia, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Arizona, Biden, Trump, Arizona Georgia, Malley Dillon, Florida Pennsylvania Michigan Wisconsin


From Oprah to Will Ferrell: All of the 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremonies

With the COVID-19 pandemic making in-person graduation ceremonies impossible, several organizations have put together virtual celebrations for both high school and college seniors. Though those graduating have been forced to miss a major milestone, they now have the opportunity to graduate in the presence of their favorite celebrities and hear commencement speeches from the likes […]
Tags: Facebook, News, Youtube, Barack Obama, Oprah, Will Ferrell, Mandy Moore, Graduation Speech, Coronavirus, Virtual graduation ceremonies


Jerry Nadler Says House Judiciary Will Hold Hearings on DOJ Decision to Drop Flynn Case

House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler (D., N.Y.) said Friday that the panel will hold hearings to probe the Justice Department’s decision to drop its case against former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn.“We're looking into all of this," Nadler said. “We are going to hold hearings on the Flynn matter,” Nadler told CNN’s Manu Raju, adding that his staff is talking to former prosecutors and whistleblowers, as well as people “overruled in these kinds of matters."Last week,...
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Cnn, Fbi, Biden, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Flynn, House Judiciary Committee, Michael Flynn, Emmet Sullivan, Manu Raju, Nadler, Sergei Kislyak


OBAMAGATE: The Crime So Heinous They Haven’t Invented A Statute For It Yet

The horror of a routine government procedure used 10,000 times a year!
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White House Claims U.S. Will Have Full Coronavirus Vaccine ‘By The End Of This Year’

The announcement contradicts estimates that it could take 12 to 18 months -- at least.
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President Donald Trump explains why his medical ex...

President Donald Trump explains why his medical experts are wearing masks but he is not at a White House coronavirus briefing.
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Trump still confident in virus test despite false negatives

President Donald Trump expressed no concerns Friday about a rapid coronavirus test that the White House has been relying on to ensure his safety, despite new data suggesting the test may return an inordinate share of false negatives.
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See striking difference between Trump and Fauci at briefing

President Donald Trump explains why his medical experts are wearing masks but he is not at a White House coronavirus briefing.
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Trump says honking truckers were showing him love. (They weren't.)

CNN's Brianna Keilar fact-checks a claim made by President Trump that truck drivers honking their horns close to the White House were doing so in support of him.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Stories, Trump, Brianna Keilar


'That's the sign of love': Trump claims truckers' disruptive honking is 'in favour' of him - video

Trucking industry protesters disrupted a press briefing in the White House rose garden on Friday by honking their horns. Donald Trump said the sound was truckers ‘showing support’, but the honking may have been a protest. Earlier this month, the Washington Post reported a convoy of trucks in Washington DC blasted their air horns to protest low shipping rates, which truckers say threaten their livelihoods.Coronavirus US live: Trump’s press conference disrupted by trucker protest Continue reading....
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