Health insurers say they’ll waive coronavirus testing fees; Trump, Congress weigh payroll, industry aid

Major health insurance companies will waive copayments for novel coronavirus testing, Vice President Mike Pence said at a briefing with firm executives and President Donald Trump at the White House.

As Maryland reports three virus cases, officials seek to calm public and trace contacts

WASHINGTON – In the wake of three Maryland residents testing positive for coronavirus, officials sought to calm the public Friday as test kits were delivered across the country and more people in the state were being tested for possible exposure.…

Arts advocates pin budget hopes – again – on Congress

As they have every year of the Trump presidency, supporters of federal funding for the arts are looking to Congress to reject the administration’s latest proposal to reduce or eliminate spending for a host of high-profile organizations.

Trump’s proposed Chesapeake Bay cleanup cuts draw fire

Members of Congress, state lawmakers and environmental groups are rallying against President Donald Trump’s 91% funding cut for Chesapeake Bay cleanup.

In wake of his Senate acquittal, Trump angrily lashes out at Democrats and other critics

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump triumphantly and angrily declared victory and slammed political rivals, critics, current and former FBI officials and others in an acquittal victory lap Thursday. At the National Prayer Breakfast and later in the East Room of…

Senate acquits Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will remain in office after Wednesday’s final vote in his Senate impeachment trial resulted in acquittals on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, bringing the four-month impeachment process to a close.  A…

In shadow of impeachment, Trump says state of the Union “is stronger than ever”

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump elicited polarized reactions from members of Congress in opposing parties as he addressed charged, partisan issues like healthcare and immigration during his third State of the Union address Tuesday. Before starting his speech, Trump rejected…

Senators make their final cases ahead of Wednesday’s impeachment vote

WASHINGTON – Democratic and Republican senators spent the day before Wednesday’s impeachment verdict arguing whether the case has been made for convicting President Donald Trump on two articles of impeachment for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.  Signs pointed…

Senate rejects calling witnesses to impeachment trial, will vote on articles next week

WASHINGTON – On Friday, the 11th day of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, the Senate voted not to allow additional witnesses or evidence, setting the stage for a final vote next week on two articles accusing him of…

Senators wrap up impeachment trial questioning ahead of key vote on witnesses

(UPDATED FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 2020) WASHINGTON — Wrapping up two days of impeachment trial questions Thursday, senators revisited key assertions made by Trump’s lawyers: presidents’ actions that aid re-election are not impeachable if they’re in the nation’s best interest, and…

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