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Donald Trump floats payroll tax cut, other financial relief for businesses and workers as coronavirus spreads Donald Trump floats payroll tax cut, other financial relief for businesses and workers as coronavirus spreads
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Monday he will seek financial relief for workers and businesses hurt by coronavirus, as new cases were reported across the country and U.S. stocks suffered their worst drop since 2008. Trump said he would be proposing "very major" and "very dramatic" measures but did not say specifically what they would be. He said his administration will meet Tuesday wi...
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State Department: US citizens 'should not travel by cruise ship' amid coronavirus outbreak State Department: US citizens 'should not travel by cruise ship' amid coronavirus outbreak
The U.S. Department of State on Sunday advised U.S. citizens against traveling by cruise ship as cases of the novel coronavirus continue to spread across the world. "U.S. citizens, particularly travelers with underlying health conditions, should not travel by cruise ship," the State Department wrote in its warning. The warning comes with new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and ...
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With her 'Klomentum' gone, Amy Klobuchar ends her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination With her 'Klomentum' gone, Amy Klobuchar ends her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who pitched herself as a moderate with Midwestern appeal and the political "grit" to beat President Donald Trump, will end her presidential bid Monday, her campaign said in a statement. Klobuchar will endorse former Vice President Joe Biden at at rally Wednesday night in Dallas, her campaign said. Klobuchar enjoyed a brief boomlet after the New Hampshire primary, where a...
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US postpones ASEAN summit with Southeast Asia leaders amid coronavirus fears US postpones ASEAN summit with Southeast Asia leaders amid coronavirus fears
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's administration has postponed a major summit of Asian leaders next month as coronavirus fears grow, a senior administration official told USA TODAY. A special summit of ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, was supposed to be held in Las Vegas on March 14th. "As the international community works together to defeat the novel coronavirus, the...
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Two longstanding abortion measures fail in the US Senate Two longstanding abortion measures fail in the US Senate
WASHINGTON – Two longstanding abortion measures failed to advance on the Senate floor Tuesday after being introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Although he has been previously against "show votes" on measures that have little chance of passing, McConnell made his colleagues vote on the bills related to abortion, a divisive issue that Republicans are focusing on ahead of the 2020...
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White House requests $2.5 billion for coronavirus, Dems say that's 'woefully insufficient' White House requests $2.5 billion for coronavirus, Dems say that's 'woefully insufficient'
WASHINGTON – The White House requested $2.5 billion in emergency funding late Monday to deal with the global coronavirus outbreak, but congressional Democrats quickly slammed the request as "woefully insufficient" to address the epidemic. President Donald Trump's administration told congressional leaders it needs $1.25 billion in funding at the Department of Homeland Security and that it hopes...
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Election 2020: How the Democratic candidates could shape college costs, family finances Election 2020: How the Democratic candidates could shape college costs, family finances
This story is the second in a series that looks at how the presidential candidates could shape your family's finances. Many Americans see college as a necessity if they want a career that allows them to buy a home, support a family and acquire other trappings of what's been defined as the American Dream. But higher education doesn't come cheap. For students attending a public four-year co...
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What the Mike Bloomberg pile-on says about Bernie Sanders' frontrunner status in Nevada – and beyond What the Mike Bloomberg pile-on says about Bernie Sanders' frontrunner status in Nevada – and beyond
From the outset of Wednesday's boxing match of a debate in Las Vegas, Democrats piled on Mike Bloomberg and never relented, forcing the billionaire former New York mayor to clumsily explain his controversial stop-and-frisk policy, history of sexual harassment complaints from women and the exorbitant amount of his own fortune he has pumped into his campaign. Bloomberg hadn't debated before telev...
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Democratic Debate: Bloomberg says he’s ‘fan’ of Obamacare – but Biden suggests a fact chec Democratic Debate: Bloomberg says he’s ‘fan’ of Obamacare – but Biden suggests a fact chec
Michael Bloomberg gave glimpses Wednesday into his stance on health care, in between pointed questions about his record on policing practices and treatment of his female employees. In his first appearance on the Democratic debate stage, Bloomberg disputed rival Joe Biden's charge that he'd previously called the Affordable Care Act a disgrace. The Democratic presidential hopeful described hims...
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Nevada Democratic debate: Who made the stage, how to watch, and what to expect Nevada Democratic debate: Who made the stage, how to watch, and what to expect
WASHINGTON – Six Democratic presidential candidates are taking the debate stage Wednesday night ahead of Nevada’s caucuses on Saturday. The Democratic primary debate is being held at the Paris Theater in Las Vegas. It includes several candidates who are no strangers to the debate stage, but the addition of former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg for the first time is expected to bring with...
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