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Senate passes coronavirus rescue package on unanimous vote

Senate passes coronavirus rescue package on unanimous vote

The Senate late Wednesday passed an unparalleled $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by [...] Read full article: Senate passes coronavirus rescue package...→

Senate passes coronavirus rescue package on unanimous vote

Senate passes coronavirus rescue package on unanimous vote

The Senate late Wednesday passed an unparalleled $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by [...] Read full article: Senate passes coronavirus rescue package...→

Boston City Council passes budget in tight vote

Boston City Council passes budget in tight vote

Boston City Council passed Mayor Marty Walsh’s annual budget on Wednesday in an unusually tight vote as councilors weighed continued pushes for police reform, [...] Read full article: Boston City Council passes budget in tig...→

Senate GOP police reform bill facing gridlock ahead of vote

Senate GOP police reform bill facing gridlock ahead of vote

With no breakthrough in sight, the Senate appears to be headed toward an impasse on police reform. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) warned on the ev [...] Read full article: Senate GOP police reform bill facing gri...→

Trump voices support for a second stimulus check payment as part of next coronavirus aid package

Trump voices support for a second stimulus check payment as part of next coronavirus aid package

"We will be doing another stimulus package. It will be very good, it will be very generous," Trump said Monday in an interview with Scripps. Read full article: Trump voices support for a second stimul...→

McConnell tees up procedural vote for policing package on Wednesday

McConnell tees up procedural vote for policing package on Wednesday

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved forward with setting up a procedural vote on the GOP policing package for Wednesday morning. Read full article: McConnell tees up procedural vote for po...→

Brazil passes 50,000 coronavirus deaths as outbreak worsens

Brazil passes 50,000 coronavirus deaths as outbreak worsens

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil, the world’s No. 2 coronavirus hot spot after the United States, officially passed 50,000 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, a blow for a co [...] Read full article: Brazil passes 50,000 coronavirus deaths ...→

Gov. J.B. Pritzker promotes $900 million federally funded coronavirus relief package

Gov. J.B. Pritzker promotes $900 million federally funded coronavirus relief package

Gov. J.B. Pritzker joined members of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus on Wednesday to highlight more than $900 million in funding for rent and mortgage as [...] Read full article: Gov. J.B. Pritzker promotes $900 million...→

Pelosi slams Senate GOP police package: ‘So-called Justice Act is not action’

Pelosi slams Senate GOP police package: ‘So-called Justice Act is not action’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed the new Senate GOP policing package Wednesday, saying it doesn’t offer any real change. Read full article: Pelosi slams Senate GOP police package: ...→

Minnesota Senate Passes Key Police Reform Bill, But Some Question Whether It's Enough

Minnesota Senate Passes Key Police Reform Bill, But Some Question Whether It's Enough

Before adjourning until Friday, they did pass a number of police reform bills. While each of the bills was expected to pass, the question lingering over lawmak [...] Read full article: Minnesota Senate Passes Key Police Refor...→

White House adviser: Trump wants ‘at least $2 trillion’ in next coronavirus relief package

White House adviser: Trump wants ‘at least $2 trillion’ in next coronavirus relief package

Peter Navarro said the White House would also like to see a “critical” payroll tax cut and a focus on bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. in any furth [...] Read full article: White House adviser: Trump wants ‘at lea...→

Gov. Walz extends coronavirus peacetime emergency. Will Senate try to block?

Gov. Walz extends coronavirus peacetime emergency. Will Senate try to block?

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced Friday he extended the COVID-19 peacetime emergency, which gives him sweeping authority under the state’s emergency powers la [...] Read full article: Gov. Walz extends coronavirus peacetime ...→

City Council asks for $500M to rescue coronavirus-rocked small businesses

City Council asks for $500M to rescue coronavirus-rocked small businesses

A majority of City Council members wrote Mayor Bill de Blasio Thursday, demanding a $500 million emergency relief program to help save small businesses from th [...] Read full article: City Council asks for $500M to rescue co...→

Senate hearing paints murky picture of school reopenings amid coronavirus

Senate hearing paints murky picture of school reopenings amid coronavirus

Panelists and senators on the body's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee considered a broad range of issues including masks, internet access [...] Read full article: Senate hearing paints murky picture of s...→

Senate confirms first black service chief in unanimous vote

The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Gen. Charles Brown Jr. as chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, making him the first black officer to lead one of t [...] Read full article: Senate confirms first black service chie...→

Illinois Passes 6,000 Coronavirus-Related Deaths, Confirms 797 New Cases of Virus

Illinois Passes 6,000 Coronavirus-Related Deaths, Confirms 797 New Cases of Virus

More than 6,000 people in Illinois have passed away due to coronavirus complications, as the state reported 95 additional deaths and 797 cases of the virus on [...] Read full article: Illinois Passes 6,000 Coronavirus-Relate...→

Sweeping police reform bill passes Colorado Senate 32-1

Sweeping police reform bill passes Colorado Senate 32-1

Colorado’s sweeping police reform bill passed the state Senate on Tuesday morning with only one Republican vote against the bill. Read full article: Sweeping police reform bill passes Color...→

Senate Republicans' police reform bill fails on test vote amid Dem opposition

Senate Republicans' police reform bill fails on test vote amid Dem opposition

A Republican-authored police reform bill failed in a Senate test vote Wednesday after Democrats opposed the bill on the basis it did not go far enough -- spark [...] Read full article: Senate Republicans' police reform bill f...→

In showdown power play, most Senate Democrats will vote no if McConnell calls GOP police reform bill

In showdown power play, most Senate Democrats will vote no if McConnell calls GOP police reform bill

"I, for one, do not intend to be played," said Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., leading a charge against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on policing legisl [...] Read full article: In showdown power play, most Senate Demo...→

Senate Democrats say GOP policing bill is ‘not salvageable’ ahead of test vote

Senate Democrats say GOP policing bill is ‘not salvageable’ ahead of test vote

Three top Senate Democrats said in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday that Senate Republicans’ policing overhaul bill is “not salvag [...] Read full article: Senate Democrats say GOP policing bill i...→

Florida Passes 100,000 Coronavirus Cases, Death Toll Reaches 3,173

Florida Passes 100,000 Coronavirus Cases, Death Toll Reaches 3,173

Florida surpassed 100,000 coronavirus cases Monday as the state reported nearly 3,000 new cases and a dozen new deaths. With 2,929 new COVID-19 cases, the stat [...] Read full article: Florida Passes 100,000 Coronavirus Cases...→

Players union delays vote on MLB proposal after coronavirus spike

Players union delays vote on MLB proposal after coronavirus spike

It looks like the coronavirus is back in the equation when it comes to the back-and-forth talks between MLB and the players’ union. The Major League Baseball P [...] Read full article: Players union delays vote on MLB proposa...→

U.S. Senate passes major public lands bill backed by Colorado senators

U.S. Senate passes major public lands bill backed by Colorado senators

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed the Great American Outdoors Act, a public lands bill that will fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and end a ma [...] Read full article: U.S. Senate passes major public lands bi...→

Senate Republicans unveiled their new policing package Wednesday that will attem [...]

Senate Republicans unveiled their new policing package Wednesday that will attem [...]

Senate Republicans unveiled their new policing package Wednesday that will attempt to strike a balance between supporting and improving police in the country, [...] Read full article: Senate Republicans unveiled their new po...→

Massachusetts Senate Approves Bill To Address Voters Coronavirus Safety

Massachusetts Senate Approves Bill To Address Voters Coronavirus Safety

The bill would give all eligible residents the opportunity to vote early, allow residents to vote-by-mail, and expand absentee ballot access. Read full article: Massachusetts Senate Approves Bill To Ad...→

Coronavirus: Case total in California passes 150,000 mark

Coronavirus: Case total in California passes 150,000 mark

Novel coronavirus cases in California pass the 150,000 mark as well as more than 5,000 deaths. Read full article: Coronavirus: Case total in California pa...→

Biden calls Senate Republicans ‘so damn stupid’ over $3T coronavirus bill

Biden calls Senate Republicans ‘so damn stupid’ over $3T coronavirus bill

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Friday that Senate Republicans are “so damn stupid” for not passing a $3 trillion coronavirus bill a [...] Read full article: Biden calls Senate Republicans ‘so damn ...→

Putin seeks to rally support to hold vote on extending reign amid coronavirus fears

Putin seeks to rally support to hold vote on extending reign amid coronavirus fears

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday sought to rally support to hold a nationwide election on July 1 on reforms that include extending his reign until 20 [...] Read full article: Putin seeks to rally support to hold vot...→

Pennsylvania Senate Republicans sue Gov. Wolf over refusal to end coronavirus lockdown

Pennsylvania Senate Republicans sue Gov. Wolf over refusal to end coronavirus lockdown

Pennsylvania Senate Republicans are suing Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf over his refusal to issue an executive order to end the state's coronavirus emergency, a move [...] Read full article: Pennsylvania Senate Republicans sue Gov....→

Pennsylvania Republicans vote to end governor's coronavirus emergency, setting up battle

Pennsylvania Republicans vote to end governor's coronavirus emergency, setting up battle

Republicans in the Pennsylvania legislature and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf appear to be hurtling toward a constitutional battle over whether lawmakers have the p [...] Read full article: Pennsylvania Republicans vote to end gov...→

Coronavirus: California judiciary to vote on ending emergency $0 bail, eviction protections

Coronavirus: California judiciary to vote on ending emergency $0 bail, eviction protections

Justices want to shift eviction and foreclosure protections to legislators; opponents say COVID-19 risk in county jails still prevalent. Read full article: Coronavirus: California judiciary to vot...→

Senate GOP working on police-reform package of its own

Senate GOP working on police-reform package of its own

Senate Republicans are crafting their own legislation to compete with House Democrats’ plan to overhaul policing across the country, though there are already s [...] Read full article: Senate GOP working on police-reform pack...→

Florida Shatters Daily Record With 5,500 New Coronavirus Cases, Passes 109,000 Total

Florida Shatters Daily Record With 5,500 New Coronavirus Cases, Passes 109,000 Total

Florida shattered its daily record for new coronavirus cases Wednesday with more than 5,500 confirmed. The 5,506 new COVID-19 cases pushed the state’s total to [...] Read full article: Florida Shatters Daily Record With 5,500...→

Georgia Senate passes bipartisan hate crimes bill

Georgia’s state Senate has passed hate crimes legislation deemed essential by state leaders after lawmakers struck a deal to remove language protecting police Read full article: Georgia Senate passes bipartisan hate cr...→

Trump supports second ‘very generous’ coronavirus stimulus package

Trump supports second ‘very generous’ coronavirus stimulus package

President Trump said he supported the idea of giving Americans a “very generous” second round of financial aid to counter the effect of the shutdowns amid the [...] Read full article: Trump supports second ‘very generous’ co...→

Coronavirus state tracker: California passes 5,500 deaths as of June 21

Coronavirus state tracker: California passes 5,500 deaths as of June 21

California has 177,236 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of June 21, according to totals reported by county public health department websites. Los Angeles [...] Read full article: Coronavirus state tracker: California pa...→

New political group tries to rescue Hickenlooper in Senate primary

New political group tries to rescue Hickenlooper in Senate primary

In a sign of mounting concerns about John Hickenlooper’s standing in the Colorado Democratic Senate primary, a new political group is spending at least $1 mill [...] Read full article: New political group tries to rescue Hick...→

Senate passes major conservation package

Senate passes major conservation package

The bill must still win approval in the House before it can go to Trump's desk, but prospects appear good. Read full article: Senate passes major conservation package...→

Senate Republicans pledge vote on police reform bill as early as next week

Senate Republicans pledge vote on police reform bill as early as next week

Senate Republicans introduced the JUSTICE ACT on Wednesday to reform policing after national unrest over the killing of George Floyd by a cop in Minnesota — an [...] Read full article: Senate Republicans pledge vote on police...→

Mitch McConnell blasts Dems’ policing package: ‘House version is going nowhere in the Senate’

Mitch McConnell blasts Dems’ policing package: ‘House version is going nowhere in the Senate’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the Democrats’ policing overhaul package, as written, is dead in the water in the Senate chamber. Read full article: Mitch McConnell blasts Dems’ policing pa...→

Trump, Senate Republicans delay action on coronavirus relief spending

The White House and its Senate Republican allies have decided to delay action on another massive round of coronavirus spending until July, hopeful that an impr [...] Read full article: Trump, Senate Republicans delay action o...→

MN House passes $60M bill to help small businesses hit hard by coronavirus pandemic

MN House passes $60M bill to help small businesses hit hard by coronavirus pandemic

The Minnesota House of Representatives approved on Friday more than $60 million to support small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses that [...] Read full article: MN House passes $60M bill to help small ...→

Illinois passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths

Illinois passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths

The state also began reporting "probable" coronavirus cases and deaths this week. Officials say 178 more deaths were likely due to COVID-19, though those peopl [...] Read full article: Illinois passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths...→

Pennsylvania's Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 6,000

Pennsylvania's Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 6,000

Of the state's 6,014 deaths, over two-thirds have occurred in nursing homes and other facilities that care for older adults. Read full article: Pennsylvania's Coronavirus Death Toll Pa...→

Boston City Council passes budget in tight vote

Boston City Council passes budget in tight vote

Boston City Council passed Mayor Marty Walsh’s annual budget on Wednesday in an unusually tight vote as councilors weighed continued pushes for police reform, [...] Read full article: Boston City Council passes budget in tig...→

Florida Shatters Daily Record With 5,500 New Coronavirus Cases, Passes 109,000 Total

Florida Shatters Daily Record With 5,500 New Coronavirus Cases, Passes 109,000 Total

Florida shattered its daily record for new coronavirus cases Wednesday with more than 5,500 confirmed. The 5,506 new COVID-19 cases pushed the state’s total to [...] Read full article: Florida Shatters Daily Record With 5,500...→

In showdown power play, most Senate Democrats will vote no if McConnell calls GOP police reform bill

In showdown power play, most Senate Democrats will vote no if McConnell calls GOP police reform bill

"I, for one, do not intend to be played," said Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., leading a charge against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on policing legisl [...] Read full article: In showdown power play, most Senate Demo...→

Trump voices support for a second stimulus check payment as part of next coronavirus aid package

Trump voices support for a second stimulus check payment as part of next coronavirus aid package

"We will be doing another stimulus package. It will be very good, it will be very generous," Trump said Monday in an interview with Scripps. Read full article: Trump voices support for a second stimul...→

Trump supports second ‘very generous’ coronavirus stimulus package

Trump supports second ‘very generous’ coronavirus stimulus package

President Trump said he supported the idea of giving Americans a “very generous” second round of financial aid to counter the effect of the shutdowns amid the [...] Read full article: Trump supports second ‘very generous’ co...→

Florida Passes 100,000 Coronavirus Cases, Death Toll Reaches 3,173

Florida Passes 100,000 Coronavirus Cases, Death Toll Reaches 3,173

Florida surpassed 100,000 coronavirus cases Monday as the state reported nearly 3,000 new cases and a dozen new deaths. With 2,929 new COVID-19 cases, the stat [...] Read full article: Florida Passes 100,000 Coronavirus Cases...→

Brazil passes 50,000 coronavirus deaths as outbreak worsens

Brazil passes 50,000 coronavirus deaths as outbreak worsens

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil, the world’s No. 2 coronavirus hot spot after the United States, officially passed 50,000 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, a blow for a co [...] Read full article: Brazil passes 50,000 coronavirus deaths ...→

New political group tries to rescue Hickenlooper in Senate primary

New political group tries to rescue Hickenlooper in Senate primary

In a sign of mounting concerns about John Hickenlooper’s standing in the Colorado Democratic Senate primary, a new political group is spending at least $1 mill [...] Read full article: New political group tries to rescue Hick...→

U.S. Senate passes major public lands bill backed by Colorado senators

U.S. Senate passes major public lands bill backed by Colorado senators

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed the Great American Outdoors Act, a public lands bill that will fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and end a ma [...] Read full article: U.S. Senate passes major public lands bi...→

Pelosi slams Senate GOP police package: ‘So-called Justice Act is not action’

Pelosi slams Senate GOP police package: ‘So-called Justice Act is not action’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed the new Senate GOP policing package Wednesday, saying it doesn’t offer any real change. Read full article: Pelosi slams Senate GOP police package: ...→

Senate Republicans pledge vote on police reform bill as early as next week

Senate Republicans pledge vote on police reform bill as early as next week

Senate Republicans introduced the JUSTICE ACT on Wednesday to reform policing after national unrest over the killing of George Floyd by a cop in Minnesota — an [...] Read full article: Senate Republicans pledge vote on police...→

Massachusetts Senate Approves Bill To Address Voters Coronavirus Safety

Massachusetts Senate Approves Bill To Address Voters Coronavirus Safety

The bill would give all eligible residents the opportunity to vote early, allow residents to vote-by-mail, and expand absentee ballot access. Read full article: Massachusetts Senate Approves Bill To Ad...→

Trump, Senate Republicans delay action on coronavirus relief spending

The White House and its Senate Republican allies have decided to delay action on another massive round of coronavirus spending until July, hopeful that an impr [...] Read full article: Trump, Senate Republicans delay action o...→

Biden calls Senate Republicans ‘so damn stupid’ over $3T coronavirus bill

Biden calls Senate Republicans ‘so damn stupid’ over $3T coronavirus bill

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Friday that Senate Republicans are “so damn stupid” for not passing a $3 trillion coronavirus bill a [...] Read full article: Biden calls Senate Republicans ‘so damn ...→

Gov. Walz extends coronavirus peacetime emergency. Will Senate try to block?

Gov. Walz extends coronavirus peacetime emergency. Will Senate try to block?

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced Friday he extended the COVID-19 peacetime emergency, which gives him sweeping authority under the state’s emergency powers la [...] Read full article: Gov. Walz extends coronavirus peacetime ...→

Pennsylvania Senate Republicans sue Gov. Wolf over refusal to end coronavirus lockdown

Pennsylvania Senate Republicans sue Gov. Wolf over refusal to end coronavirus lockdown

Pennsylvania Senate Republicans are suing Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf over his refusal to issue an executive order to end the state's coronavirus emergency, a move [...] Read full article: Pennsylvania Senate Republicans sue Gov....→

Senate hearing paints murky picture of school reopenings amid coronavirus

Senate hearing paints murky picture of school reopenings amid coronavirus

Panelists and senators on the body's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee considered a broad range of issues including masks, internet access [...] Read full article: Senate hearing paints murky picture of s...→

Coronavirus: California judiciary to vote on ending emergency $0 bail, eviction protections

Coronavirus: California judiciary to vote on ending emergency $0 bail, eviction protections

Justices want to shift eviction and foreclosure protections to legislators; opponents say COVID-19 risk in county jails still prevalent. Read full article: Coronavirus: California judiciary to vot...→

Illinois Passes 6,000 Coronavirus-Related Deaths, Confirms 797 New Cases of Virus

Illinois Passes 6,000 Coronavirus-Related Deaths, Confirms 797 New Cases of Virus

More than 6,000 people in Illinois have passed away due to coronavirus complications, as the state reported 95 additional deaths and 797 cases of the virus on [...] Read full article: Illinois Passes 6,000 Coronavirus-Relate...→

Pennsylvania's Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 6,000

Pennsylvania's Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 6,000

Of the state's 6,014 deaths, over two-thirds have occurred in nursing homes and other facilities that care for older adults. Read full article: Pennsylvania's Coronavirus Death Toll Pa...→

Senate Republicans' police reform bill fails on test vote amid Dem opposition

Senate Republicans' police reform bill fails on test vote amid Dem opposition

A Republican-authored police reform bill failed in a Senate test vote Wednesday after Democrats opposed the bill on the basis it did not go far enough -- spark [...] Read full article: Senate Republicans' police reform bill f...→

Senate GOP police reform bill facing gridlock ahead of vote

Senate GOP police reform bill facing gridlock ahead of vote

With no breakthrough in sight, the Senate appears to be headed toward an impasse on police reform. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) warned on the ev [...] Read full article: Senate GOP police reform bill facing gri...→

Georgia Senate passes bipartisan hate crimes bill

Georgia’s state Senate has passed hate crimes legislation deemed essential by state leaders after lawmakers struck a deal to remove language protecting police Read full article: Georgia Senate passes bipartisan hate cr...→

Senate Democrats say GOP policing bill is ‘not salvageable’ ahead of test vote

Senate Democrats say GOP policing bill is ‘not salvageable’ ahead of test vote

Three top Senate Democrats said in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday that Senate Republicans’ policing overhaul bill is “not salvag [...] Read full article: Senate Democrats say GOP policing bill i...→

McConnell tees up procedural vote for policing package on Wednesday

McConnell tees up procedural vote for policing package on Wednesday

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved forward with setting up a procedural vote on the GOP policing package for Wednesday morning. Read full article: McConnell tees up procedural vote for po...→

Coronavirus state tracker: California passes 5,500 deaths as of June 21

Coronavirus state tracker: California passes 5,500 deaths as of June 21

California has 177,236 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of June 21, according to totals reported by county public health department websites. Los Angeles [...] Read full article: Coronavirus state tracker: California pa...→

Players union delays vote on MLB proposal after coronavirus spike

Players union delays vote on MLB proposal after coronavirus spike

It looks like the coronavirus is back in the equation when it comes to the back-and-forth talks between MLB and the players’ union. The Major League Baseball P [...] Read full article: Players union delays vote on MLB proposa...→

Gov. J.B. Pritzker promotes $900 million federally funded coronavirus relief package

Gov. J.B. Pritzker promotes $900 million federally funded coronavirus relief package

Gov. J.B. Pritzker joined members of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus on Wednesday to highlight more than $900 million in funding for rent and mortgage as [...] Read full article: Gov. J.B. Pritzker promotes $900 million...→

Senate passes major conservation package

Senate passes major conservation package

The bill must still win approval in the House before it can go to Trump's desk, but prospects appear good. Read full article: Senate passes major conservation package...→

Senate Republicans unveiled their new policing package Wednesday that will attem [...]

Senate Republicans unveiled their new policing package Wednesday that will attem [...]

Senate Republicans unveiled their new policing package Wednesday that will attempt to strike a balance between supporting and improving police in the country, [...] Read full article: Senate Republicans unveiled their new po...→

Minnesota Senate Passes Key Police Reform Bill, But Some Question Whether It's Enough

Minnesota Senate Passes Key Police Reform Bill, But Some Question Whether It's Enough

Before adjourning until Friday, they did pass a number of police reform bills. While each of the bills was expected to pass, the question lingering over lawmak [...] Read full article: Minnesota Senate Passes Key Police Refor...→

Mitch McConnell blasts Dems’ policing package: ‘House version is going nowhere in the Senate’

Mitch McConnell blasts Dems’ policing package: ‘House version is going nowhere in the Senate’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the Democrats’ policing overhaul package, as written, is dead in the water in the Senate chamber. Read full article: Mitch McConnell blasts Dems’ policing pa...→

Coronavirus: Case total in California passes 150,000 mark

Coronavirus: Case total in California passes 150,000 mark

Novel coronavirus cases in California pass the 150,000 mark as well as more than 5,000 deaths. Read full article: Coronavirus: Case total in California pa...→

White House adviser: Trump wants ‘at least $2 trillion’ in next coronavirus relief package

White House adviser: Trump wants ‘at least $2 trillion’ in next coronavirus relief package

Peter Navarro said the White House would also like to see a “critical” payroll tax cut and a focus on bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. in any furth [...] Read full article: White House adviser: Trump wants ‘at lea...→

MN House passes $60M bill to help small businesses hit hard by coronavirus pandemic

MN House passes $60M bill to help small businesses hit hard by coronavirus pandemic

The Minnesota House of Representatives approved on Friday more than $60 million to support small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses that [...] Read full article: MN House passes $60M bill to help small ...→

Putin seeks to rally support to hold vote on extending reign amid coronavirus fears

Putin seeks to rally support to hold vote on extending reign amid coronavirus fears

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday sought to rally support to hold a nationwide election on July 1 on reforms that include extending his reign until 20 [...] Read full article: Putin seeks to rally support to hold vot...→

City Council asks for $500M to rescue coronavirus-rocked small businesses

City Council asks for $500M to rescue coronavirus-rocked small businesses

A majority of City Council members wrote Mayor Bill de Blasio Thursday, demanding a $500 million emergency relief program to help save small businesses from th [...] Read full article: City Council asks for $500M to rescue co...→

Pennsylvania Republicans vote to end governor's coronavirus emergency, setting up battle

Pennsylvania Republicans vote to end governor's coronavirus emergency, setting up battle

Republicans in the Pennsylvania legislature and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf appear to be hurtling toward a constitutional battle over whether lawmakers have the p [...] Read full article: Pennsylvania Republicans vote to end gov...→

Senate confirms first black service chief in unanimous vote

The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Gen. Charles Brown Jr. as chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, making him the first black officer to lead one of t [...] Read full article: Senate confirms first black service chie...→

Illinois passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths

Illinois passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths

The state also began reporting "probable" coronavirus cases and deaths this week. Officials say 178 more deaths were likely due to COVID-19, though those peopl [...] Read full article: Illinois passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths...→

Senate GOP working on police-reform package of its own

Senate GOP working on police-reform package of its own

Senate Republicans are crafting their own legislation to compete with House Democrats’ plan to overhaul policing across the country, though there are already s [...] Read full article: Senate GOP working on police-reform pack...→

Sweeping police reform bill passes Colorado Senate 32-1

Sweeping police reform bill passes Colorado Senate 32-1

Colorado’s sweeping police reform bill passed the state Senate on Tuesday morning with only one Republican vote against the bill. Read full article: Sweeping police reform bill passes Color...→

Boston City Council passes budget in tight vote

Boston City Council passes budget in tight vote

Boston City Council passed Mayor Marty Walsh’s annual budget on Wednesday in an unusually tight vote as councilors weighed continued pushes for police reform, [...] Read full article: Boston City Council passes budget in tig...→

Senate Republicans' police reform bill fails on test vote amid Dem opposition

Senate Republicans' police reform bill fails on test vote amid Dem opposition

A Republican-authored police reform bill failed in a Senate test vote Wednesday after Democrats opposed the bill on the basis it did not go far enough -- spark [...] Read full article: Senate Republicans' police reform bill f...→

Florida Shatters Daily Record With 5,500 New Coronavirus Cases, Passes 109,000 Total

Florida Shatters Daily Record With 5,500 New Coronavirus Cases, Passes 109,000 Total

Florida shattered its daily record for new coronavirus cases Wednesday with more than 5,500 confirmed. The 5,506 new COVID-19 cases pushed the state’s total to [...] Read full article: Florida Shatters Daily Record With 5,500...→

Senate GOP police reform bill facing gridlock ahead of vote

Senate GOP police reform bill facing gridlock ahead of vote

With no breakthrough in sight, the Senate appears to be headed toward an impasse on police reform. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) warned on the ev [...] Read full article: Senate GOP police reform bill facing gri...→

In showdown power play, most Senate Democrats will vote no if McConnell calls GOP police reform bill

In showdown power play, most Senate Democrats will vote no if McConnell calls GOP police reform bill

"I, for one, do not intend to be played," said Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., leading a charge against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on policing legisl [...] Read full article: In showdown power play, most Senate Demo...→

Georgia Senate passes bipartisan hate crimes bill

Georgia’s state Senate has passed hate crimes legislation deemed essential by state leaders after lawmakers struck a deal to remove language protecting police Read full article: Georgia Senate passes bipartisan hate cr...→

Trump voices support for a second stimulus check payment as part of next coronavirus aid package

Trump voices support for a second stimulus check payment as part of next coronavirus aid package

"We will be doing another stimulus package. It will be very good, it will be very generous," Trump said Monday in an interview with Scripps. Read full article: Trump voices support for a second stimul...→

Senate Democrats say GOP policing bill is ‘not salvageable’ ahead of test vote

Senate Democrats say GOP policing bill is ‘not salvageable’ ahead of test vote

Three top Senate Democrats said in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday that Senate Republicans’ policing overhaul bill is “not salvag [...] Read full article: Senate Democrats say GOP policing bill i...→

Trump supports second ‘very generous’ coronavirus stimulus package

Trump supports second ‘very generous’ coronavirus stimulus package

President Trump said he supported the idea of giving Americans a “very generous” second round of financial aid to counter the effect of the shutdowns amid the [...] Read full article: Trump supports second ‘very generous’ co...→

McConnell tees up procedural vote for policing package on Wednesday

McConnell tees up procedural vote for policing package on Wednesday

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved forward with setting up a procedural vote on the GOP policing package for Wednesday morning. Read full article: McConnell tees up procedural vote for po...→

Florida Passes 100,000 Coronavirus Cases, Death Toll Reaches 3,173

Florida Passes 100,000 Coronavirus Cases, Death Toll Reaches 3,173

Florida surpassed 100,000 coronavirus cases Monday as the state reported nearly 3,000 new cases and a dozen new deaths. With 2,929 new COVID-19 cases, the stat [...] Read full article: Florida Passes 100,000 Coronavirus Cases...→

Coronavirus state tracker: California passes 5,500 deaths as of June 21

Coronavirus state tracker: California passes 5,500 deaths as of June 21

California has 177,236 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of June 21, according to totals reported by county public health department websites. Los Angeles [...] Read full article: Coronavirus state tracker: California pa...→

Brazil passes 50,000 coronavirus deaths as outbreak worsens

Brazil passes 50,000 coronavirus deaths as outbreak worsens

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil, the world’s No. 2 coronavirus hot spot after the United States, officially passed 50,000 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, a blow for a co [...] Read full article: Brazil passes 50,000 coronavirus deaths ...→

Players union delays vote on MLB proposal after coronavirus spike

Players union delays vote on MLB proposal after coronavirus spike

It looks like the coronavirus is back in the equation when it comes to the back-and-forth talks between MLB and the players’ union. The Major League Baseball P [...] Read full article: Players union delays vote on MLB proposa...→

New political group tries to rescue Hickenlooper in Senate primary

New political group tries to rescue Hickenlooper in Senate primary

In a sign of mounting concerns about John Hickenlooper’s standing in the Colorado Democratic Senate primary, a new political group is spending at least $1 mill [...] Read full article: New political group tries to rescue Hick...→

Gov. J.B. Pritzker promotes $900 million federally funded coronavirus relief package

Gov. J.B. Pritzker promotes $900 million federally funded coronavirus relief package

Gov. J.B. Pritzker joined members of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus on Wednesday to highlight more than $900 million in funding for rent and mortgage as [...] Read full article: Gov. J.B. Pritzker promotes $900 million...→

U.S. Senate passes major public lands bill backed by Colorado senators

U.S. Senate passes major public lands bill backed by Colorado senators

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed the Great American Outdoors Act, a public lands bill that will fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and end a ma [...] Read full article: U.S. Senate passes major public lands bi...→

Senate passes major conservation package

Senate passes major conservation package

The bill must still win approval in the House before it can go to Trump's desk, but prospects appear good. Read full article: Senate passes major conservation package...→

Pelosi slams Senate GOP police package: ‘So-called Justice Act is not action’

Pelosi slams Senate GOP police package: ‘So-called Justice Act is not action’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed the new Senate GOP policing package Wednesday, saying it doesn’t offer any real change. Read full article: Pelosi slams Senate GOP police package: ...→

Senate Republicans unveiled their new policing package Wednesday that will attem [...]

Senate Republicans unveiled their new policing package Wednesday that will attem [...]

Senate Republicans unveiled their new policing package Wednesday that will attempt to strike a balance between supporting and improving police in the country, [...] Read full article: Senate Republicans unveiled their new po...→

Senate Republicans pledge vote on police reform bill as early as next week

Senate Republicans pledge vote on police reform bill as early as next week

Senate Republicans introduced the JUSTICE ACT on Wednesday to reform policing after national unrest over the killing of George Floyd by a cop in Minnesota — an [...] Read full article: Senate Republicans pledge vote on police...→

Minnesota Senate Passes Key Police Reform Bill, But Some Question Whether It's Enough

Minnesota Senate Passes Key Police Reform Bill, But Some Question Whether It's Enough

Before adjourning until Friday, they did pass a number of police reform bills. While each of the bills was expected to pass, the question lingering over lawmak [...] Read full article: Minnesota Senate Passes Key Police Refor...→

Massachusetts Senate Approves Bill To Address Voters Coronavirus Safety

Massachusetts Senate Approves Bill To Address Voters Coronavirus Safety

The bill would give all eligible residents the opportunity to vote early, allow residents to vote-by-mail, and expand absentee ballot access. Read full article: Massachusetts Senate Approves Bill To Ad...→

Mitch McConnell blasts Dems’ policing package: ‘House version is going nowhere in the Senate’

Mitch McConnell blasts Dems’ policing package: ‘House version is going nowhere in the Senate’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the Democrats’ policing overhaul package, as written, is dead in the water in the Senate chamber. Read full article: Mitch McConnell blasts Dems’ policing pa...→

Coronavirus: Case total in California passes 150,000 mark

Coronavirus: Case total in California passes 150,000 mark

Novel coronavirus cases in California pass the 150,000 mark as well as more than 5,000 deaths. Read full article: Coronavirus: Case total in California pa...→

Trump, Senate Republicans delay action on coronavirus relief spending

The White House and its Senate Republican allies have decided to delay action on another massive round of coronavirus spending until July, hopeful that an impr [...] Read full article: Trump, Senate Republicans delay action o...→

White House adviser: Trump wants ‘at least $2 trillion’ in next coronavirus relief package

White House adviser: Trump wants ‘at least $2 trillion’ in next coronavirus relief package

Peter Navarro said the White House would also like to see a “critical” payroll tax cut and a focus on bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. in any furth [...] Read full article: White House adviser: Trump wants ‘at lea...→

Biden calls Senate Republicans ‘so damn stupid’ over $3T coronavirus bill

Biden calls Senate Republicans ‘so damn stupid’ over $3T coronavirus bill

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Friday that Senate Republicans are “so damn stupid” for not passing a $3 trillion coronavirus bill a [...] Read full article: Biden calls Senate Republicans ‘so damn ...→

MN House passes $60M bill to help small businesses hit hard by coronavirus pandemic

MN House passes $60M bill to help small businesses hit hard by coronavirus pandemic

The Minnesota House of Representatives approved on Friday more than $60 million to support small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses that [...] Read full article: MN House passes $60M bill to help small ...→

Gov. Walz extends coronavirus peacetime emergency. Will Senate try to block?

Gov. Walz extends coronavirus peacetime emergency. Will Senate try to block?

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced Friday he extended the COVID-19 peacetime emergency, which gives him sweeping authority under the state’s emergency powers la [...] Read full article: Gov. Walz extends coronavirus peacetime ...→

Putin seeks to rally support to hold vote on extending reign amid coronavirus fears

Putin seeks to rally support to hold vote on extending reign amid coronavirus fears

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday sought to rally support to hold a nationwide election on July 1 on reforms that include extending his reign until 20 [...] Read full article: Putin seeks to rally support to hold vot...→

City Council asks for $500M to rescue coronavirus-rocked small businesses

City Council asks for $500M to rescue coronavirus-rocked small businesses

A majority of City Council members wrote Mayor Bill de Blasio Thursday, demanding a $500 million emergency relief program to help save small businesses from th [...] Read full article: City Council asks for $500M to rescue co...→

Pennsylvania Senate Republicans sue Gov. Wolf over refusal to end coronavirus lockdown

Pennsylvania Senate Republicans sue Gov. Wolf over refusal to end coronavirus lockdown

Pennsylvania Senate Republicans are suing Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf over his refusal to issue an executive order to end the state's coronavirus emergency, a move [...] Read full article: Pennsylvania Senate Republicans sue Gov....→

Senate hearing paints murky picture of school reopenings amid coronavirus

Senate hearing paints murky picture of school reopenings amid coronavirus

Panelists and senators on the body's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee considered a broad range of issues including masks, internet access [...] Read full article: Senate hearing paints murky picture of s...→

Pennsylvania Republicans vote to end governor's coronavirus emergency, setting up battle

Pennsylvania Republicans vote to end governor's coronavirus emergency, setting up battle

Republicans in the Pennsylvania legislature and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf appear to be hurtling toward a constitutional battle over whether lawmakers have the p [...] Read full article: Pennsylvania Republicans vote to end gov...→

Senate confirms first black service chief in unanimous vote

The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Gen. Charles Brown Jr. as chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, making him the first black officer to lead one of t [...] Read full article: Senate confirms first black service chie...→

Coronavirus: California judiciary to vote on ending emergency $0 bail, eviction protections

Coronavirus: California judiciary to vote on ending emergency $0 bail, eviction protections

Justices want to shift eviction and foreclosure protections to legislators; opponents say COVID-19 risk in county jails still prevalent. Read full article: Coronavirus: California judiciary to vot...→

Illinois passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths

Illinois passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths

The state also began reporting "probable" coronavirus cases and deaths this week. Officials say 178 more deaths were likely due to COVID-19, though those peopl [...] Read full article: Illinois passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths...→

Illinois Passes 6,000 Coronavirus-Related Deaths, Confirms 797 New Cases of Virus

Illinois Passes 6,000 Coronavirus-Related Deaths, Confirms 797 New Cases of Virus

More than 6,000 people in Illinois have passed away due to coronavirus complications, as the state reported 95 additional deaths and 797 cases of the virus on [...] Read full article: Illinois Passes 6,000 Coronavirus-Relate...→

Senate GOP working on police-reform package of its own

Senate GOP working on police-reform package of its own

Senate Republicans are crafting their own legislation to compete with House Democrats’ plan to overhaul policing across the country, though there are already s [...] Read full article: Senate GOP working on police-reform pack...→

Pennsylvania's Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 6,000

Pennsylvania's Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 6,000

Of the state's 6,014 deaths, over two-thirds have occurred in nursing homes and other facilities that care for older adults. Read full article: Pennsylvania's Coronavirus Death Toll Pa...→

Sweeping police reform bill passes Colorado Senate 32-1

Sweeping police reform bill passes Colorado Senate 32-1

Colorado’s sweeping police reform bill passed the state Senate on Tuesday morning with only one Republican vote against the bill. Read full article: Sweeping police reform bill passes Color...→