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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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GOP Senators Of 2016 Argue Against Filling SCOTUS Vacancy In Cleverly Edited...

GOP Senators Of 2016 Argue Against Filling SCOTUS Vacancy In Cleverly Edited Column

Republican hypocrisy is on full display amid the push to fill late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat. Read more ...

Boris Johnson's government tells people to work from home just weeks after...

Boris Johnson's government tells people to work from home just weeks after warning home-workers they risk the sack

Summary List Placement Boris Johnson will today urge people to work from home if they can in order to stop a spike in coronavirus infections, just weeks after launching a back... Read more ...

Front Runner For Trump's Supreme Court Pick Is A Catholic Who Opposes Abortion

Front Runner For Trump's Supreme Court Pick Is A Catholic Who Opposes Abortion

Judge Amy Coney Barrett would replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is best-known for fighting for women's rights and equality. Read more ...

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As 2020 unfolds, it may feel like one crisis comes after the next. Morning Edition wants to know how that affects your political decisions in the upcoming election. Read more ...

Top Republicans appear to give Trump just enough support to confirm a...

Top Republicans appear to give Trump just enough support to confirm a replacement for Justice Ginsburg

Summary List Placement Republicans in the Senate appear to have given President Donald Trump the support he would need to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat... Read more ...

DoJ Deems These 3 Cities 'Anarchist Jurisdictions'

DoJ Deems These 3 Cities 'Anarchist Jurisdictions'

The Justice Department identified New York City; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle as three cities that could have federal funding slashed under a memorandum by President Trump... Read more ...

Sen. Cory Gardner, a Colorado Republican, reverses 2016 position and now...

Sen. Cory Gardner, a Colorado Republican, reverses 2016 position and now says he will vote to fill a Supreme Court vacancy in an election year

Summary List Placement US Senator Cory Gardner, a Colorado Republican on track to be voted out this November, said Monday that he is willing to support President Donald Trump's... Read more ...

‘We've Got The Votes': Lindsey Graham Says Senate Will Fill Ginsburg's Seat...

‘We've Got The Votes': Lindsey Graham Says Senate Will Fill Ginsburg's Seat Before Election

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said the Republicans will confirm a Supreme Court justice before Election Day. Read more ...

DeSantis calls for 'ton of bricks' penalties on protesters who commit...

DeSantis calls for 'ton of bricks' penalties on protesters who commit illegal acts

TALLAHASSEE - Gov. Ron. DeSantis announced new legislation on Monday that would toughen penalties for crimes committed during protests. DeSantis told reporters during a news... Read more ...