Politics

McConnell Plan: $1,200 Payments; $1T Rescue Takes Shape

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed direct payments of $1,200 per person and $2,400 for couples as part of an initial Republican response Thursday to ...

Tulsi Gabbard Ends Long-Shot 2020 Bid, Gives Support To Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is suspending her presidential campaign, ending a long-shot effort that saw her feuding with Hillary Clinton and raising fears ...

Trump Calls Himself ‘Wartime President’ As He Battles Virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Describing himself as a “wartime president” fighting an invisible enemy, President Donald Trump invoked rarely used emergency powers to marshal critical medical s...

Switching Remaining Primaries To Vote-By-Mail Not So Easy

BOSTON (AP) — Voting rights groups and the head of the Democratic National Committee want the states with remaining primary elections to offer voting by mail as a way to ensure tha...

Trump Invokes Special Powers To Strengthen Virus Defenses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronting twin health and economic crises, President Donald Trump said Wednesday he will invoke emergency powers to marshal critical medical supplies against a ...

Trump Wages Twitter Fights In Midst Of Virus Crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump used Twitter to air his grievances and boasts Wednesday even as he announced new steps to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Moments be...

White House Holds Conference Call With Rabbis And Jewish Faith Leaders

WASHINGTON (VINnews) — On Tuesday afternoon, the White House held a phone conference call with Rabbis and Jewish faith leaders, regarding the state of the Coronavirus pandemic. ...

Biden Wins Florida As Coronavirus Disrupts Primary Voting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden easily won the Florida primary on Tuesday, building on a remarkable surge as he barrels toward the Democratic presidential nomination at a time when the...

Lawmakers Propose Bills Designed To Oust PM Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (JNS) — The COVID-19 pandemic cast a pall over the swearing in of Israel’s 23rd Knesset on Monday, with the Knesset’s 120 lawmakers being sworn in three at a time to avoi...

Biden Wins Washington Primary, Capturing 5 Out Of 6 States

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has been declared the winner of last week's Democratic presidential primary in Washington state, giving him victories in five out of six states that vot...

Israeli Lawmakers Sworn In To An Empty 23rd Knesset

JERUSALEM (JNS) — With Israel, like most of the world, reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, a surreal scene took place on Monday as the 23rd Knesset was sworn in to a largely emp...

Ohio Plans To Delay Primary, But 3 States Still Planned

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor wants the state to delay in-person voting for the state's Tuesday presidential primary for three months to let the coronavirus outbreak subsid...

Senate Democrats Seek $750B To Fight Coronavirus Outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are proposing a new coronavirus aid package, with at least $750 billion to boost hospital capacity, unemployment insurance and other direct aid f...

Pandemic Forces CNN Into A Debate Unique To Campaign Cycle

NEW YORK (AP) — From its location in a Washington studio to podiums placed 6 feet apart, CNN's handling of Sunday's Democratic presidential debate illustrated how much the world ha...

Biden Commits To Picking Woman As Running Mate If Nominated

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday committed to naming a woman as his running mate if he's the Democratic presidential nominee, making a definitive ass...

‘Bigger Than Any One Of Us’: Biden, Sanders Take On Pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders sought in Sunday's Democratic debate to cast themselves as best-positioned to lead the nation through a gl...

Trump Considering ‘Full’ Pardon For Ex-Adviser Michael Flynn

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday he is considering a full pardon for former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI ...

ViacomCBS Cancels Event With Linda Sarsour As Part Of Women’s History Month

NEW YORK (JNS) — ViacomCBS canceled an event this week featuring former Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour, who is known for her support of the anti-Israel BDS movement and has bee...

Biden, Sanders To Debate Against Backdrop Of Global Pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the two remaining Democratic presidential candidates return to the debate stage, their party, the stakes, and the world look much different than in their last ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Misrepresents Obama’s Actions On H1N1

WASHINGTON (AP) — One day, President Donald Trump boasted of “smooth” coronavirus testing across the country. The next day, he pronounced the testing system inadequate, and assaile...