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Trump leaves reopening up to governors

Fri, Apr 17, 2020

U.S. Politics

The president released guidelines for easing social-distancing restrictions, but left it up to governors to decide their timelines. “You’re going to call your own shots,” he said. The announcement came as several states extended their shutdowns. THE WASHINGTON POST More than 22 million workers have now sought unemployment benefits during

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Trump’s claims for presidential ‘control’ debunked by Constitution

Thu, Apr 16, 2020

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Trump’s claims for presidential ‘control’ debunked by Constitution, amendmentsTwice this week, President Donald Trump asserted that he had more control over re-opening the country than the nation’s governors. Twice, he was contradicted by both legal precedent and the Constitution itself.It started on Monday on Twitter. "For the purpose of creating conflict

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Update from DNC Chair Tom Perez

Sun, Apr 5, 2020

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I’m going to level with you: Most days, it’s hard to think about anything other than the crisis at hand. The challenges we’re facing together are daunting to say the least, and we need to continue to look out for each other by listening to and following the guidance of

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America is the new coronavirus epicenter

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

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The U.S. overtook China and Italy in confirmed cases. At least 85,000 people have been infected, including more than 1,200 deaths — and experts predict the peak is still weeks away. USA TODAY House leaders are aiming to pass the $2 trillion stimulus package quickly, but a single lawmaker, Rep.

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Trump mulls relaxing restrictions - God help us!

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

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President Trump is questioning whether to relax social distancing orders to protect the economy, even as health officials warned that any push to loosen the new limits could result in a surge of infections. The number of U.S. deaths topped 100 in a single day for the first time. THE

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Fact Checking Recent Statements and Events

Thu, Mar 12, 2020

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No, Nancy Pelosi did not hold up coronavirus aidLast week, President Donald Trump signed an $8.3 billion spending package to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. The package sailed through the House and Senate with bipartisan support, but not without partisan sniping.Some stories are going around claiming Democratic House

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Pelosi Announces The Seven Impeachment Managers Who Will Prosecute The Case Against Trump

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the names of seven impeachment trial “managers” who will make the case against President Donald Trump in the Senate. The managers are: Reps. Adam Schiff of California, who will be the lead manager; Jerry Nadler of New York; Val Demings of Florida; Hakeem Jeffries of New

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Judiciary committee moves closer to approving articles of impeachment

Fri, Dec 13, 2019

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The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee pushed deliberately toward a historic vote Thursday to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, split sharply along party lines. The daylong session was expected to end with charges being sent to the full House for action next week, before

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Rep. Adam Schiff sums up the case for impeachment

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

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December 10, 2019House leadership announced that the Judiciary Committee will be considering two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump: one count of abuse of office and one count of obstruction of Congress. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced the proceedings, and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler read the charges. But it

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Nobody Is Above the Law -- Impeach and Remove

Sun, Nov 10, 2019

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Please RSVP and invite friends to join you at the event! A core principle shared by supporting organizations is a commitment to nonviolent, peaceful actions. All actions that are sponsored or organized on this page are intended to be nonviolent and peaceful. We expect all participants to act lawfully at

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