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States on hook for billions under Trump's unemployment plan

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Whether President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits by executive order remains unclear. Equally up in the air is whether states, which are necessary partners in Trump's plan to bypass Congress, will sign on.
Trump announced an executive order Saturday that extends additional unemployment payments of $400 a week to help cushion the economic fallout of the pandemic. Congress had approved payments of $600 a week at the outset of the coronavirus outbreak, but those benefits expired Aug. 1 and Congress has been unable to...
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Administration Officials Defend Executive Action on Pandemic Relief

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Democrats criticized President Trump's directives and called on top administration officials to resume talks over a broader agreement.
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Pelosi says election threats from Russia, China aren't equal

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WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday the threats of interference in the U.S. presidential election from Russia and China are not equal, pointing to a more serious risk with Moscow's efforts to boost President Donald Trump's reelection bid.
“They're not equivalent,” said Pelosi, D-Calif. “Russia is actively 24/7 interfering in our election. They did so in 2016, and they are doing so now.” She urged intelligence agencies to “put more information out there” on the specific nature of the threats.
An intelligence report last week said Russia was already using a “range of...
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“Absurdly Unconstitutional”: Trump Bypasses Congress From His Private Golf Club

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As stimulus talks collapsed, the president signed a series of executive actions that appear untenable and would likely have limited impact on workers struggling during the pandemic-induced recession.
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Gov. Cuomo disses President Trump's pandemic relief orders

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“It's on shaky ground legally,” Cuomo said during a Sunday press conference. “But even to the extent that he's executed executive orders, they aren't going to meet the demand.”
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Pelosi says Trump's new executive orders on coronavirus relief are 'unconstitutional slop'

Pelosi says Trump's new executive orders on coronavirus relief are 'unconstitutional slop'

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized President Donald Trump's series of executive orders in various media appearances on Sunday.
In an interview with CNN , Pelosi stated that "something's wrong" with the executive orders, pointing out how Trump asks states to cover 25% of the costs when they are already struggling with budget limitations.
On Fox News , Pelosi called the president's orders for payroll tax cuts - which he said he would make permanent if re-elected for a second term - "unconstitutional slop" that undermined funding for social security and Medicare.
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