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Citing coronavirus, Wisconsin mayors urge postponement of Tuesday's election

Nine Wisconsin mayors, including those representing the state's five largest cities, on Sunday urged the state's top public health official to postpone Tuesday's primary election due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted on 6 April 2020 | 1:13 am

Outgoing U.S. intel watchdog fired by Trump says he acted appropriately

Michael Atkinson, the outgoing top watchdog of the U.S. Intelligence Community, on Sunday said he was fired by President Donald Trump for acting impartially in his handling of the whistleblower complaint that triggered an impeachment probe of the president last year.

Posted on 5 April 2020 | 10:16 pm

'He's a total disgrace': Trump defends firing U.S. intel watchdog

President Donald Trump on Saturday defended his decision to fire the top watchdog of the U.S. Intelligence Community, saying Michael Atkinson did "a terrible job" in handling the whistleblower complaint that triggered an impeachment probe of Trump last year.

Posted on 5 April 2020 | 10:16 pm

Biden says coronavirus may force Democrats to hold 'virtual' presidential convention

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, said on Sunday the party may be forced to host a "virtual" nominating convention in August due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted on 5 April 2020 | 4:39 pm

Wisconsin set to hold in-person voting in presidential primary

Wisconsin is set to hold in-person voting next week after the state's legislature on Saturday declined to take up an effort delaying the presidential primary due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted on 4 April 2020 | 7:35 pm

Democrats say Trump pick for coronavirus recovery watchdog is not independent enough

U.S. President Donald Trump's pick for the new watchdog overseeing $2.3 trillion in coronavirus-related fiscal spending is not independent enough to do the job, congressional Democrats said on Saturday.

Posted on 4 April 2020 | 3:50 pm

Trump says will ask Congress for more small business funds if money runs out

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would ask Congress for more money to make loans to small businesses struggling with the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak if the original $349 billion allocated in a fiscal stimulus bill runs out.

Posted on 4 April 2020 | 11:37 am

Trump fires intelligence official involved in his impeachment probe

U.S. President Donald Trump notified Congress on Friday that he is firing the inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community who was involved in triggering an impeachment probe of the president last year.

Posted on 3 April 2020 | 11:36 pm

Supreme Court postpones April oral arguments over coronavirus

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday postponed oral arguments scheduled for April as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and is considering alternative options for handling the various outstanding cases.

Posted on 3 April 2020 | 8:45 pm

Wisconsin Republicans reject governor's call to delay Tuesday's primary and vote by mail

Republican legislative leaders in Wisconsin rejected Democratic Governor Tony Evers' call on Friday to cancel in-person voting and delay next week's presidential primary, saying it must proceed despite fears about the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted on 3 April 2020 | 8:45 pm

Kennedy granddaughter, great-grandson missing in Chesapeake Bay

The granddaughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy and her young son were missing on Friday after drifting out into the Chesapeake Bay on a canoe, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said.

Posted on 3 April 2020 | 6:19 pm

Trump taps Kavanaugh ally for seat on influential appeals court

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday announced plans to nominate a vocal ally of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to an influential federal appeals court in Washington.

Posted on 3 April 2020 | 5:58 pm

Republican leader McConnell says another coronavirus bill is coming

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday the U.S. Congress will work on another coronavirus relief bill, with healthcare topping the list of priorities.

Posted on 3 April 2020 | 5:46 pm

Defense Secretary Esper backed firing of carrier captain Crozier

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper backed the Navy's firing of the commander of a coronavirus-striken aircraft carrier, the Pentagon said on Friday, amid a backlash from Democrats in Congress as well as the crew of the vessel, who hailed their captain as a hero.

Posted on 3 April 2020 | 5:21 pm

Anyone near Trump or Pence will be given rapid coronavirus test: White House

With the coronavirus contagion spreading, the White House said on Friday that anyone expected to be near President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence will be given a rapid COVID-19 test out of an abundance of caution.

Posted on 3 April 2020 | 4:42 pm