Covid-19: Divided States of America

In the United States, the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic is deepening the divide between Republicans and Democrats. Faced with scientists’ decisions and the restrictions that they imply, supporters of President Donald Trump are invoking their rights set out in the First and Second Amendments of the US Constitution. Our team reports from Florida and … Read more Covid-19: Divided States of America

PA state democrat accuses GOP of covering up positive Covid test

Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims and his Democratic colleagues are accusing Republican leaders of keeping a Republican lawmaker’s positive coronavirus test from them for a week and not informing them that a handful of GOP members were quarantining as a result. In a statement, Republican state Rep. Andrew Lewis confirmed he tested positive for Covid-19 … Read more PA state democrat accuses GOP of covering up positive Covid test

House Passes Uighur Bill in Rebuke to China, Sends It to Trump

The U.S. House voted Wednesday to authorize sanctions against Chinese officials for human rights abuses against Muslim minorities, as Congress and the White House ratchet up pressure on the government in Beijing amid rising tensions between the world’s two biggest economies. The 413-1 vote comes on the same day the Trump administration said that Hong … Read more House Passes Uighur Bill in Rebuke to China, Sends It to Trump

Covid-19: US lockdown, safety measures becoming a political issue

On memorial day, Donald Trump appeared again without a mask whereas Joe Biden wore a large one. Republicans and Democrats are divided over measures meant to stop the disease. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: … Read more Covid-19: US lockdown, safety measures becoming a political issue

Trump Threatens to Move Republican National Convention From North Carolina

President Donald Trump threatened to move the planned Republican National Convention from North Carolina unless the state’s governor guarantees the party will be allowed full attendance regardless of coronavirus restrictions. Trump took aim at North Carolina’s Governor Roy Cooper, a Democrat, in a series of posts on Twitter Monday, saying he wanted to be assured … Read more Trump Threatens to Move Republican National Convention From North Carolina

Politicians Call for Dominic Cummings to Resign | Good Morning Britain

Boris Johnson has backed his key adviser Dominic Cummings, amid a row over the aide’s lockdown travel. The prime minister said: “In every respect, he has acted responsibly, legally and with integrity.” But a growing number of backbench Tory MPs have now called on Mr Cummings to resign over allegations that he breached lockdown rules. … Read more Politicians Call for Dominic Cummings to Resign | Good Morning Britain

Hong Kong democrats call for ‘louder international voices’ | The World

Security forces in Hong Kong remain on high alert for more protests following Beijing’s calls for a new national security law to govern the territory. Albert Ho, the former president of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party, tells The World he’s been “disappointed” with the international response to China’s latest moves. For more from ABC News, click … Read more Hong Kong democrats call for ‘louder international voices’ | The World

Democrats say Biden’s apology for ‘you ain’t black’ comment is enough

Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) was among those who weighed in May 24 on former vice president Joe Biden’s controversial racial comments. Read more: https://wapo.st/2zsEHTo. SPECIAL OFFER: To thank you for your support, here’s a deal on a Washington Post digital subscription: $29 for one year http://washingtonpost.com/youtubeoffer. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow … Read more Democrats say Biden’s apology for ‘you ain’t black’ comment is enough

Chair Powell Says Fed Is Fully Committed to Supporting U.S. Economy

May.19 — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank is ready to use all the weapons in its arsenal to help the U.S. economy endure the coronavirus pandemic, as attention shifts to whether Republicans and Democrats will agree to more fiscal aid. Powell testified remotely before the Senate Banking Committee.

Powell Says Fed Has America’s Back With Congress Arguing Over Aid

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank is ready to use all the weapons in its arsenal to help the U.S. economy endure the coronavirus pandemic, as attention shifts to whether Republicans and Democrats will agree to more fiscal aid. “We are committed to using our full range of tools to support the … Read more Powell Says Fed Has America’s Back With Congress Arguing Over Aid

Trump Says Pompeo Asked Him to Fire State Department Inspector General

May.18 — President Donald Trump says Secretary of State Michael Pompeo asked him to fire the State Department’s inspector general, Steve Linick. The firing has drawn outrage from congressional Democrats who were already concerned about Trump’s removal or replacement of other inspectors general. Trump speaks at the White House.

Trump Says Pompeo Asked Him to Fire State Department Watchdog

President Donald Trump said Secretary of State Michael Pompeo asked him to fire the State Department’s inspector general, Steve Linick. “I don’t know the gentleman,” Trump said Monday at the White House during a meeting with restaurateurs at the White House. “I was happy to do it. Mike requested that I do it.” Trump notified … Read more Trump Says Pompeo Asked Him to Fire State Department Watchdog

US House Democrats push ahead with $3 trillion coronavirus bill

A $3 trillion package aimed at helping those struggling to deal with the fall out from the coronavirus pandemic has passed its first hurdle in the United States. But President Donald Trump is threatening to veto it. He is also promising to deliver a coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year, a deadline medical … Read more US House Democrats push ahead with $3 trillion coronavirus bill