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Hawks no more: Fiscal conservatives embrace rescue package

NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans who have spent the past decade howling about the danger of ballooning deficits embraced the mammoth coronavirus rescue package approved by Congress this week, shrugging off past concerns about the nation's spending in...

 

Senate trudging toward vote on virus rescue package

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate scrambled to unravel last-minute snags Wednesday night and win passage of an unparalleled $2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus... Full story

 

Trump administration urged to free migrants as virus surges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure was mounting on the Trump administration Wednesday to release people from immigration detention facilities where at least one detainee has tested positive for COVID-19 and advocates fear tight quarters and overall... Full story

 

Joe Biden's inner circle: No longer a boys club

Weeks before Joe Biden launched his 2020 presidential campaign, he released a social media video to address allegations from women who said his uninvited displays of affection had made them uncomfortable. "Social norms have begun to change. They've...

 

Trump's big promises on COVID-19 often fall short

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's become a fixture of life under quarantine. Almost daily, President Donald Trump appears on television, flanked by officials, to announce his latest maneuver in the fight against the new coronavirus. He typically unveils a...

 

Virus poses a test: Can fractured Washington still 'go big'?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fast-moving coronavirus upending every facet of American life is testing whether Washington, a capital city fractured by years of bitter partisanship and inaction, can still do big things. Not since the Great Recession of...

 

Senate turns to House-passed virus bill, bigger one in works

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate turned to a House-passed coronavirus response bill on Wednesday, even as lawmakers and the Trump administration worked behind the scenes to fashion a separate massive federal effort to speed emergency checks to American...

 

Sanders reassessing his campaign after 3 more big Biden wins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders was trying to determine his next moves on Wednesday, after Joe Biden swept to victory in Florida, Illinois and Arizona and seized a commanding lead in a Democratic presidential race upended by the coronavirus. The...

 

5 primary takeaways: Joe Biden is Democrats' antidote

Joe Biden's surge toward the Democratic presidential nomination rolled on with a dominating victory in Florida, the largest delegate prize in Tuesday's primaries, and wins in Illinois and Arizona. Takeaways from Biden's latest victories: BIDEN'S SURG...

 

7 seek to fill 1st black Supreme Court justice's seat

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Seven Democrats are vying for a seat on the Illinois Supreme Court once held by the high court's fist black justice. Democrat Charles Freeman, who died March 2 at 86, held the post from 1990 to 2018, when he retired. P....

 

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 assertion clamored for by some voters who have watched a historically... Full story

 

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