Trump threatens executive action if no stimulus is passed

CNN’s Jim Acosta reports that President Donald Trump is threatening executive action to extend unemployment benefits, cut payroll taxes and forgive student debt if the congress cannot pass a stimulus package intended to bolster the economy and help struggling Americans pay their bills. #Trump #CNN #News

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Trump says coronavirus relief executive order could come by the end of the week ‘if Democrats continue to hold relief hostage’

President Trump threatened to take coronavirus relief into his own hands “if Democrats continue to hold relief hostage.” Trump said if coronavirus negotiations continued to stall, he would sign an executive order deferring the payroll tax until the end of the year, starting July 1 retroactively, and extend enhanced unemployment benefits. He did not state […]

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GOP officials preview ‘epic’ Trump address, first family role in evolving convention program

President Trump’s plans for a giant in-person convention may have been scrapped because of the coronavirus, but Republican officials said the four-day event will be filled with lively virtual programming, nightly marquee speeches and “must-see TV.” Members of the Trump family are expected to have prominent roles, as well as Vice President Mike Pence and Trump […]

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Trump’s Orders on WeChat and TikTok Are Uncertain. That May Be the Point.

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s sudden decision late Thursday to restrict two popular Chinese social media services from the United States has created confusion about how broad the bans on doing business with China could ultimately be. That confusion may be part of the point. Citing national security concerns, the Trump administration announced that it would […]

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Liberty U’s Falwell takes leave after social media uproar

Jerry Falwell Jr. is taking an indefinite leave of absence as president and chancellor of Liberty University, days after a social media post he made drew criticism and calls for his resignation By BY SARAH RANKIN Associated Press August 7, 2020, 11:05 PM 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article RICHMOND, Va. […]

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Pence Will Visit Wisconsin While Biden Stays Home From Milwaukee Convention

WASHINGTON — When Vice President Mike Pence, traveling aboard Air Force Two on Wednesday, heard that former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. had scrapped his planned trip to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic presidential nomination, he saw an opportunity. Before he landed back in Washington after a day trip to Florida, Mr. Pence and […]

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US Intelligence: China, Russia, Iran all seek to interfere in 2020 presidential election

In this June 29, 2019 photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, western Japan. | Susan Walsh/AP U.S. intelligence has assessed that China is hoping President Trump does not win reelection, Russia is working to denigrate Democrat […]

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GOP lawmaker calls on Falwell Jr. to resign over photo

Rep. Mark Waller (R-NC) is calling on Jerry Falwell Jr. to resign as president of Liberty University, saying a now-deleted Instagram post showing Falwell with his pants unzipped and arm around a woman was part of a patter making him unfit to lead the evangelical Christian institution. This isn’t the first time Falwell has had […]

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Herman Cain is mourned, celebrated at his funeral in Atlanta

Herman Cain, the former Republican presidential candidate, businessman and close ally of President Donald Trump, was guided by his Christian faith in politics, business and his personal life, his pastor said at his funeral Friday. Cain “made his mark on this world” and his life will be celebrated for years to come, the Rev. Kenneth […]

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Trump, Biden trade jabs on faith, Cardinal Dolan says religion should unite not divide us

After President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden took shots at each other’s faith Thursday, Archbishop of New York Timothy Cardinal Dolan is calling for unity. While “an election is a good time to revive those fundamental values of belief, I would like to see religion play a role of bringing us together, not dividing us,” […]

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More businesses will tap Fed loan program if economy worsens, Rosengren says

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s President and CEO Eric S. Rosengren speaks in New York By Jonnelle Marte (Reuters) – A key Federal Reserve official told a congressional watchdog on Friday that participation in a $600 billion loan program meant to carry small and medium-sized firms through the coronavirus crisis […]

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2020 polls tighten: Trump narrows gap with Biden as campaign chief credits coronavirus briefings

President Trump has been narrowing the gap in recent weeks with Democratic challenger Joe Biden both in national polling and in some key battlegrounds — a development his new campaign manager is crediting in part to his relaunched coronavirus briefings. This is not to say the president is in comeback territory. His approval ratings remain deeply underwater, […]

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Trump declares emergency for Connecticut, sends feds to aid in Tropical Storm Isaias response

President Trump on Thursday declared an emergency for Connecticut and ordered federal assistance to the state to aid in its response efforts to the damage resulting from Tropical Storm Isaias. On Wednesday, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont declared a state of emergency in the state in response to the widespread power outages caused by the impact of Isaias. […]

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Trump claims Biden ‘no longer worthy of the Black Vote’ in wake of diversity comment

President Trump on Friday said his presumptive Democratic challenger Joe Biden “is no longer worthy of the Black Vote,” after the former vice president made comments contrasting African American and Latino diversity. “After yesterday’s statement, Sleepy Joe Biden is no longer worthy of the Black Vote!” Trump tweeted Friday morning. Earlier Friday, Trump tweeted: “Sleepy […]

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Fed’s Rosengren says 509 financial institutions have registered with Main Street Lending Program

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: File Photo: The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s President and CEO Eric S. Rosengren speaks in New York NEW YORK (Reuters) – Since registration opened in mid-June, 509 financial institutions have signed up with the Main Street Lending Program, Boston Federal Reserve Bank president Eric Rosengren said on Friday. Over $530 […]

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Republicans warn mail-in voting rhetoric could backfire as Trump modifies stance

In the Trump era, it’s rare to see a GOP leader in Congress publicly disagree with President Trump on an issue of great importance to the president. But that’s what happened this week when Sen. John Thune of South Dakota – the second highest-ranking Republican in the Senate – pushed back when questioned about Trump’s monthslong […]

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Mike Pence is ‘totally right’ to criticize Roberts and conservatives are deeply ‘alarmed’: Carrie Severino

Vice President Mike Pence is “totally right” in his criticism of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as the court is once again a paramount issue for voters going to the polls in November, author and former Supreme Court clerk Carrie Severino told “Fox & Friends” Friday. Pence tore into Roberts, calling him a “disappointment to conservatives,” during […]

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TikTok threatens legal action against Trump’s executive order to ban app

TikTok has threatened legal action following President Trump’s late-night executive order banning transactions beginning in 45 days between American firms and the Chinese parent company of the popular social media app. In an unsigned blog posted on its website, TikTok said that it was “shocked” by the president’s order, which it said was “issued without […]

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Álvaro Uribe’s Detention Deepens Colombia’s Divisions

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Former president Álvaro Uribe has dominated Colombia’s political landscape for decades as the country’s most beloved — and most hated — politician. To some Colombians, he is a savior, the only leader who was willing to take the tough measures necessary to restore security in a nation battered by a long, cruel […]

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Arson Suspected in Denver Fire That Killed 5 From Senegal

The president of Senegal on Thursday mourned the deaths of five members of a family of immigrants from his country who were killed one day earlier in a house fire in Denver that the authorities said appeared to have been set intentionally. President Macky Sall tweeted in French, the official language of Senegal, which is […]

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Herman Cain to be mourned at private funeral in Atlanta

Herman Cain, the former Republican presidential candidate, businessman and close ally of President Donald Trump, will be mourned at a private funeral in Atlanta on Friday. The 11 a.m. service will be live-streamed at hermancaincelebrations.com. Cain died July 30 of complications from COVID-19. He was 74. Cain had been ill with the coronavirus for several […]

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Trump slams Biden for Latino diversity remarks: ‘What a ‘dumb’ thing to say!’

President Trump joined in the chorus of harsh criticisms of Joe Biden after remarks contrasting diversity in the Black and Latino populations. “Wow! Joe Biden just lost the entire African American community,” Trump tweeted Thursday. “What a ‘dumb’ thing to say!” During an interview that aired at the convention of the National Association of Black Journalists […]

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