Politics In The Time Of The Coronavirus

March 14, 2020 - 4:51pm EDT
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The coronavirus outbreak is having an impact on politics. On Capitol Hill, Democrats and Republicans are working to address the crisis, and presidential candidates have cut back on campaign events.

Mar 4 - 7:18am EST

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made the measure a the top legislative priority following work on the coronavirus relief bill. The Wednesday night vote was 220-210.

Mar 4 - 5:02am EST

Officials stepped up security in Washington, D.C., because of a false theory circulating online that has convinced some Donald Trump supporters that he will return to the presidency on Thursday.

Mar 3 - 11:06pm EST

The "For the People Act" would dramatically overhaul the U.S. voting system and seek to limit the amount of dark money in politics.

Mar 3 - 9:32pm EST

The bill, which would ban chokeholds and eliminate qualified immunity for law enforcement, will now advance to the Senate.

Mar 3 - 9:29pm EST

Ethan Nordean, 30, faces multiple federal charges related to the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6. Justice Department lawyers argued he helped plan the assault.

Mar 3 - 2:24pm EST

Moderate Democrats have demanded that the $1,400 stimulus checks be targeted at low- and moderate-income people. The change, if adopted, means the House will need to vote again on the package.

Mar 3 - 12:54pm EST

During a presidential trip, the report says, the former White House physician made inappropriate comments about a female subordinate, then got drunk and banged on her door in the middle of the night.

Mar 3 - 12:27pm EST

The U.S. Capitol Police says it is aware of and preparing for a threat by an unidentified militia group to breach the Capitol complex on Thursday.

Mar 3 - 11:46am EST

German investigators can now cultivate informants, tap phone calls and read emails as part of its inquiry. The Alternative for Germany party says the move is politically motivated.