A President Is Not Able To Order A National Quarantine, Experts Say

April 2, 2020 - 5:00am EDT
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President Trump floated ordering a quarantine in the Northeast, and there are calls for a national stay-at-home order. But the president's powers are limited.

May 29 - 3:09pm EDT

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee called on the nation to better empathize with the pain of black Americans in the wake of the death of the black man by a white police officer.

May 29 - 2:40pm EDT

A federal official says the White House had not approved the initial version, which included the warning, "The act of singing may contribute to transmission of COVID-19."

May 29 - 1:59pm EDT

The next round of coronavirus aid will be narrowly focused and will not extend federal unemployment assistance, the Senate majority leader says.

May 29 - 1:28pm EDT

President Trump said the U.S. would take a number of steps after China's central government asserted more direct authority over the territory, which it had pledged to treat differently.

May 29 - 1:17pm EDT

Former President Barack Obama has responded to the Minneapolis death that has set off protests and drawn national attention, including President Trump's. Read his full statement.

May 29 - 1:13pm EDT

In response to the violent protests in Minneapolis, the president tweeted a phrase that goes back to the 1960s, used by a white police chief known for inflaming racial tension in Miami.

May 29 - 7:33am EDT

The president was responding to violent protests days after the killing of a black man. He said he will send in the National Guard, adding: "When the looting starts, the shooting starts."

May 29 - 7:22am EDT

When the Justice Department moved to drop its more than two-year case against Michael Flynn, President Trump's first national security adviser, it put the spotlight on presiding judge Emmet Sullivan.

May 29 - 5:03am EDT

President Trump escalated his fight with Twitter with an attempt to strip long-held legal protections from online platforms. But what real effect will Trump's executive order have?