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WASHINGTON, D.C. (OVR) — In 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump was all-in on the fossil fuel industry. In a 2016 rally in Charleston, West Virginia, the candidate proudly accepted an endorsement from that state’s coal association, donning a hardhat while he mimed digging coal. To thundering applause, he promised to bring back coal jobs to the struggling… Read More
The rule ends Obama-era restrictions on emissions of methane, a potent climate-warming gas. The move could make it harder to argue that natural gas is a cleaner-burning fossil fuel than coal.
The Trump Administration’s new suicide prevention strategy mentions the touchy subject of gun-safety. It will aim to fight the stigma around people seeking help during a mental health crisis.
The Trump administration is directing hospitals to use a new platform to report COVID-19 data instead of an existing system at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The decision is a dramatic victory for immigration advocates and gives a new lease on life for the so-called DREAMers, immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
The president is facing political pressure to take action following the national outcry over the killing of George Floyd and others at the hands of police.
Trump has reversed Obama-era protections that prohibit discrimination in health care based on gender identity. Critics warn the rule could harm a vulnerable group — LGBTQ people — during a pandemic.
Demonstrations condemning police brutality and systemic racism continued throughout the weekend across the US, as worldwide, activists joined in solidarity. In Hong Kong, police have banned the annual Tiananmen Square vigil set to mark the 1989 massacre of peaceful protesters by authorities. In Colombia’s Amazon rainforest, coronavirus is threatening the Indigenous communities that make up a majority of the region’s population.
The CDC developed detailed rules for child care centers, schools, camps, restaurants, churches and mass transit. The White House coronavirus task force said the draft guidance went too far.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Thursday said it is dropping the criminal case against President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, abandoning a prosecution that became a rallying cry for Trump and his supporters in attacking the FBI’s Russia investigation. The move is a stunning reversal for one of the signature… Read More
President Trump has said he believes many states could begin to re-open even before the federal guidelines for social distancing and mitigation expire on May 1.
On March 13, President Trump promised to mobilize private and public resources to respond to the coronavirus. NPR followed up on each promise and found little action had been taken.
“We’re going to make a decision, and hopefully, it’s going to be the right decision,” President Trump said at Friday’s White House task force briefing.
President Trump and congressional Democrats are haggling over the size of the next bill designed to help Americans through the crisis.
First it was his sacking of Capt. Brett Crozier last week; then it was a diatribe he delivered aboard the USS Roosevelt on Monday morning. Now acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly is out.
At a White House briefing Thursday, officials vowed that some of the first systems for loans or payments would be up and running as soon as Friday.
After two weeks of wavering on guidelines that put normal American life on hold, President Trump extended until April 30 measures aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus.
The numbers of Ohioans filing for unemployment benefits are rising daily – so many that the state’s unemployment website was having trouble handling them. And the state is now clarifying why it will no longer do daily releases about how many people are filing jobless claims. For the first few days of shutdowns related to… Read More
The coronavirus task force insisted progress is being made as concerns over shortages mount, and officials emphasized current social distancing guidelines. Here are the briefing highlights.
President Trump spoke about the effort during a briefing at the White House. He also expressed interest in the government possibly taking an equity stake in companies as part of a big stimulus.