Politics

President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order aimed at curbing protections for social media giants, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 28, 2020 - 5:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the kind of personal statement expected from a president in response to the disturbing video of a black man gasping for help as a white policeman pinned him to the street by the neck. But it was a very different tone for President Donald Trump, who has often been silent in...
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President Donald Trump speaks as he receives a briefing on the 2020 hurricane season in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Washington. Watching are Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Neil Jacobs, assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction, and Pete Gaynor, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 28, 2020 - 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Threatening to shut down Twitter for flagging false content. Claiming he can “override" governors who dare to keep churches closed to congregants. Asserting the “absolute authority” to force states to reopen, even when local leaders say it's too soon. As he battles the coronavirus...
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This photo shows a sign at the headquarters for Washington state's Employment Security Department Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington state's rush to get unemployment benefits to residents who lost jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak left it vulnerable to criminals who made off with hundreds of millions of dollars in fraudulent claims. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 28, 2020 - 4:53 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state has recovered $300 million paid to criminals who used stolen personal information to file fraudulent unemployment benefit claims amid the COVID-19 crisis, officials said Thursday. Employment Security Department Commissioner Suzi LeVine said that she could not...
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Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on the nomination of Judge Justin Walker to be a U.S. Circuit Court judge for the District of Columbia Circuit on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Caroline Brehman/Pool Photo via AP)
May 28, 2020 - 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is publicly urging federal judges in their mid-60s or older to step aside so President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans can fill the vacancies with conservative jurists. Graham’s comments, in an interview Thursday...
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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper listens to a question during a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, May 28, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)
May 28, 2020 - 3:56 pm
North Carolina's governor said Thursday that his administration hasn't received the written safety plan for the upcoming Republican National Convention requested by his health secretary in response to President Donald Trump's demands for a full-scale event. Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, said during...
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May 28, 2020 - 3:33 pm
The U.S. has joined an international panel for setting ethical guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence. The Trump administration had earlier dismissed the idea. The White House's chief technology officer, Michael Kratsios, told The Associated Press on Thursday it is important to establish...
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Annemarie Plas, a Dutch national who created the weekly 8pm Clap For Our Carers, stands with other residents in south London, as she joins the applause to salute local heroes during Thursday's nationwide Clap for Carers to recognise and support NHS workers and carers fighting the coronavirus pandemic, in South London, Thursday May 28, 2020. On Thursday evening, people across the U.K. stood on balconies, doorsteps and sidewalks to applaud care workers on the front lines of the pandemic, for the 10th and possibly final time. Annemarie Plas, 36, founded the ritual but says that “to have the most impact I think it is good to stop it at its peak.” (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
May 28, 2020 - 3:20 pm
LONDON (AP) — Up to six people from different households will be allowed to meet outdoors next week as part of another modest easing of the coronavirus lockdown in England, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday. Johnson, who has faced days of scorn for keeping his top aide Dominic...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 28, 2020 - 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House gave sweeping bipartisan approval Thursday to legislation to modify a new “paycheck protection” program for businesses that have suffered COVID-related losses, giving them more flexibility to use federal subsidies for other costs and extending the lifespan of the program...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after meeting with Senate Republicans at their weekly luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. Standing behind Trump are Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., second from right, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. GOP candidates are burdened by Trump’s lingering unpopularity with suburban voters. They face a potentially crippling fundraising disadvantage against pivotal Democratic incumbents. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
May 28, 2020 - 2:36 pm
Wading into a politically charged issue, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday preached the importance of wearing masks in public as the nation's economy reopens from the “cataclysmic" damage inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic. During a tour of hospitals this week in his home state...
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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie speaks during a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 28, 2020, on the Department of Veterans Affairs response to COVID-19. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
May 28, 2020 - 2:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said Thursday that his department has all but stopped use of an unproven malaria drug on veterans with COVID-19. At a House hearing, he defended initial use of hydroxychloroquine on coronavirus patients as justified “to give them hope,”...
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