In Executive Actions, Trump Extends Unemployment Benefits

August 8, 2020 - 5:06pm EDT
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President Trump signed four executive actions to provide economic relief amid the coronavirus pandemic. They amount to a stopgap measure, after not reaching a deal with Congress.

Sep 23 - 5:34pm EDT

Three dozen senators have signed a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates asking for the topic to be examined in every debate. The first 2020 presidential debate is Tuesday.

Sep 23 - 4:49pm EDT

Earlier in the day, the president said he expects this year's election results to go to the Supreme Court, defending his push to swiftly replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Sep 23 - 4:02pm EDT

Human rights groups are alarmed by the Trump administration's efforts to reinterpret international human rights rules.

Sep 23 - 2:42pm EDT

The Justice Department's proposal would hold Facebook and Twitter more accountable for users' posts. One critic says the Trump administration is "trying to work the refs ahead of the election."

Sep 23 - 2:40pm EDT

Politico reporter Dan Diamond describes efforts by Trump loyalists at HHS to interfere with the work of scientists at the health agencies in an effort to promote the president's political agenda.

Sep 23 - 2:26pm EDT

Changes in Wisconsin and North Carolina mean absentee ballots that are postmarked by Election Day will count, if received within six and nine days of the election, respectively.

Sep 23 - 9:30am EDT

A Senate hearing on the coronavirus pandemic follows the day after the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic topped 200,000 people. The session is underway now.

Sep 23 - 9:23am EDT

Cindy McCain, whose late husband, Sen. John McCain, once was Republicans' nominee for president, says she's supporting their friend — a Democrat — this year rather than the GOP incumbent.

Sep 23 - 8:31am EDT

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's casket is lying in repose at the high court on Wednesday and Thursday. Watch the ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET.