Biden VP pick: Kamala Harris chosen as running mate in 2020 US election – BBC Newsnight

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has named Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate in 2020’s US election – the first black woman and Asian American in the role. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F Once a rival for the top job, the California senator of Indian-Jamaican heritage had long been considered the front-runner for … Read more Biden VP pick: Kamala Harris chosen as running mate in 2020 US election – BBC Newsnight

Biden VP pick: Kamala Harris chosen as running mate – BBC News

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has named Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate – the first black woman and Asian American in the role. Once a rival for the top job, the California senator of Indian-Jamaican heritage had long been considered the front-runner for the number two slot. The former California attorney general has … Read more Biden VP pick: Kamala Harris chosen as running mate – BBC News

Why Biden’s Vice President Pick Matters More Than Usual For This Election

For all the secrecy and speculation that typically surrounds the search for a vice presidential candidate, the decision rarely sways an election. But ahead of Joe Biden’s imminent announcement, this year could be different. At a minimum, the decision will shift the force of the campaign — at least temporarily — away from Donald Trump’s … Read more Why Biden’s Vice President Pick Matters More Than Usual For This Election

Dems, Republicans continue to spar over aid

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday dug into Democrats for wanting “Uncle Sam” to pay unemployed Americans more than they’d normally make amid the coronavirus crisis, while Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer hit back, saying such a comment is “demeaning” to hard-working citizens. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking … Read more Dems, Republicans continue to spar over aid

Democrats target Texas

For the first time in 25 years a Democratic presidential candidate is running TV ads specifically targeting Texas, and Democrats say even a small investment in the Lone Star state could boost down-ballot contests and force Republicans to shift resources from other battlegrounds. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news … Read more Democrats target Texas

Impact of Trump’s executive orders questioned

The U.S. continues to lead the world in terms of COVID-19 infection numbers, with over five million cases and 164,000 deaths. President Donald #Trump has been criticized for signing executive orders extending stimulus measures unilaterally after Democrats and Republicans failed to agree on the latest relief package. #Coronavirus #Pandemic Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA … Read more Impact of Trump’s executive orders questioned

Schumer Calls Stimulus Talks With Administration ‘Disappointing’

Aug.09 — Democrats and Republicans have no new talks scheduled on the next stimulus bill. They are trillions of dollars apart on overall spending and on key issues, including on aid to state and local governments and the amount of supplementary unemployment benefits. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer spoke to reporters on … Read more Schumer Calls Stimulus Talks With Administration ‘Disappointing’

Officials agree China, Russia want to hack U.S. elections; differ on gravity of the threat

Following intelligence reports highlighting concerns election security, Democrats and Republicans disagreed on Aug. 9 over who poses the greater threat. Read more: https://wapo.st/3fIA1b9. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/

White House and Democrats trade blame over spending deal collapse

White House officials and Democratic leadership took to the airwaves Aug. 9 to trade blame over their failure to reach a deal on coronavirus relief spending. Read more: https://wapo.st/3fLX0lI. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/

Trump extends coronavirus relief as talks with Congress falter

In a move that bypasses Congress, US President Donald Trump has signed four executive orders that he says will provide economic relief to millions of Americans. It includes eviction protections, student loan relief and an extension of unemployment benefits, but at a lower weekly amount. Democrats say it provides little help to families and will … Read more Trump extends coronavirus relief as talks with Congress falter

Trump Signs Executive Orders Extending Coronavirus Economic Relief

Trump said his action authorizes the U.S. Treasury to allow companies to defer payroll taxes for Americans making less than $100,000 a year from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31. He said if he’s re-elected in November, he may extend the deferral and terminate the tax for some workers. ”This fake tax cut would also be … Read more Trump Signs Executive Orders Extending Coronavirus Economic Relief

Trump Orders Extended Jobless Benefits, Payroll Tax Deferral

President Donald Trump announced four executive actions on Saturday, including continued expanded unemployment benefits and a temporary payroll tax deferral for some workers, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hobble the U.S. economy. Trump also ordered continued eviction protection and student-loan relief. The president said another order would provide $400 a week in jobless benefits … Read more Trump Orders Extended Jobless Benefits, Payroll Tax Deferral

Trump signs executive orders on unemployment, evictions, student loans and payroll tax

After negotiations with Democrats in Congress fell through, President Trump signed several measures at a news conference in Bedminster, N.J., on Aug. 8, including one to restore some unemployment aid for millions of Americans. Read more: https://wapo.st/3fEoEkz. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/

Trump says Democrats are holding coronavirus relief bill ‘hostage’

Donald Trump says he will act unilaterally to suspend payroll taxes for all Americans through the end of 2020 and possibly longer and extend supplemental unemployment benefits and other coronavirus aid if no deal can be reached with Democrats on a new spending bill. ‘If Democrats continue to hold this critical relief hostage I will act under … Read more Trump says Democrats are holding coronavirus relief bill ‘hostage’