While nearly everyone was focused on the accelerating coronavirus outbreak, the Defense Department has spent the last few weeks quietly boosting lobbyists and clamping down on information normally released to the public—including the number of people in the military who have contracted COVID-19. On Monday, the Pentagon ordered military installations across the globe to stop […]
The speaker appears open to a more focused aid package.
Uninsured candidates must take extra care to protect their health as they campaign amid the coronavirus outbreak: “What if something does happen to me?”
Before Elizabeth Warren was a senator from Massachusetts and a Democratic presidential candidate, she ran the Congressional Oversight Panel that was in charge of overseeing the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) bailout that Congress approved after Wall Street crashed in 2008. In that capacity, Warren, then a Harvard law professor, kept a close […]
If the IRS has direct deposit information for you, you’ll get your $1,200 stimulus payment in a couple of weeks: Then, starting the week of May 4, the IRS will begin issuing paper checks to individuals, says the memo obtained by AP Thursday. The paper checks will be issued at a rate of about 5 […]
The $2 trillion coronavirus law could give the education secretary the power to waive special education rules as school districts struggle to teach all their students online.
Here’s the coronavirus growth rate through April 1. France had a big jump today and is now right on the Italian track. Spain continues to skyrocket. Britain is now above the Italian track. And the United States recorded its first day with more than a thousand deaths. On the bright side, Italy now looks like […]
The treatment, which has been promoted by President Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, will begin early-stage clinical trials.
Silicon Valley hasn’t suffered from the same financial devastation as other industries. Tech companies still have an agenda to push.
The president’s optimism for a deal between Saudi Arabia and Russia to reduce production and a Saudi call for talks send crude prices skyrocketing, but Moscow showed little enthusiasm.
After an expansion that added 22 million to U.S. payrolls, March registered a loss, and worse is yet to come.
Stark political differences on the crisis are rapidly closing, driven by life experiences and increasing attention by leaders of both parties.
As the coronavirus spreads, American tourists say the State Department was slow to inform citizens of the challenges in returning home.
Larry Hogan is head of the National Governors Association and charged with representing state leaders who fear they’re unprepared to fight the coronavirus.
Downtown San Francisco should have been quieter than ever, since most of the city has been quarantining for weeks due to COVID-19. But on Tuesday morning, the streets echoed with more noise than a typical rush hour, as a long caravan of cars blaring their horns inched toward the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building, demanding […]
This story was originally published by ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Nurses at one hospital in southeastern Washington state have alleged that, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they were ordered by supervisors to use one protective mask per shift, potentially […]
Earlier this week, lawyers representing the state of California notified a panel of federal judges that the state’s corrections department intends to slow the spread of coronavirus in its facilities by freeing about 3,500 inmates convicted of nonviolent crimes who were already due to be released within 60 days. Those early releases won’t affect Stacey […]
It’s almost certainly at its highest level since the Great Depression. Here’s how we estimated it.
The move means the withdrawal of Special Operations troops from some conflict zones and shuttering longstanding missions.
A Senate committee is pressing ahead with an investigation into the former vice president's son even as the coronavirus pandemic rages on.
President Trump mysteriously invoked the Defense Procurement Act against 3M on Thursday: We hit 3M hard today after seeing what they were doing with their Masks. “P Act” all the way. Big surprise to many in government as to what they were doing – will have a big price to pay! — Donald J. Trump […]
President Trump’s son-in-law has become a central player in the administration’s effort to curb the pandemic. But critics say he is part of the problem.
The expected change in position reflects concern over a worrisome rate of infection spread by people with no symptoms.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is gaining admirers around the country because of his daily coronavirus briefings and endearing PowerPoint slides. But when it comes to low-income New Yorkers in the criminal justice system, he is giving the middle finger. Not only has he stalled on granting clemency to elderly prisoners who will be particularly […]
The move is the biggest disruption to the political calendar so far because of the coronavirus, but could give Joe Biden, the likely presidential nominee, a lift heading into the fall.
An ICU doctor writes to tell me that the problem with false negatives on the coronavirus test is worldwide: It’s been reported in the US, China, and Italy for a number of weeks that the sensitivity of the RT-PCR swab test for COVID-19 is not great. To put it simply, the issues aren’t specific to […]
In new guidance, the Labor Department effectively exempted many small businesses from a new requirement to provide paid leave to employees affected by the crisis.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she would move to form a special committee to scrutinize the Trump administration’s response, including how more than $2 trillion in federal relief money is being spent.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the group has retooled its message and sued New York State to keep gun stores open.
The former vice president said the convention should be moved from mid-July to August, becoming the most prominent Democrat to urge such a postponement.