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Trump wades into Pennsylvania coronavirus plan, governor pushes back

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump accused Democrats of moving to reopen U.S. states from coronavirus lockdown measures too slowly for political advantage on Monday, as Pennsylvania’s governor hit back against Republicans pushing a faster timetable.The Republican president, who is running for re-election in November, is working to reopen the crippled economy quickly...

Treasury to borrow $3T for coronavirus relief, adding more debt in 1 quarter than all of 2019

Senior Treasury Department officials said Monday the U.S. is borrowing more in the second quarter than it did in all of last year due to coronavirus relief spending and reduced tax revenue.A Treasury official said Monday the U.S. will borrow $2.999 trillion in privately held net marketable debt in the second quarter, assuming an end-of-June cash...

CDC draft outlines phased reopening of child care, religious institutions, food industry amid coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has drafted proposed guidelines for a phased reopening of the economy as some states begin to lift stay-at-home orders and resume operations amid the coronavirus pandemic, Fox News has learned.Fox News obtained a copy of the 17-page draft proposal on Monday, which contains guidelines for child care centers, schools,...

Usama bin Laden wanted to kill Obama so ‘totally unprepared’ Biden would be president, declassified docs show

Usama bin Laden wanted to assassinate then-President Barack Obama so that the "totally unprepared" Joe Biden would take over as president and plunge the United States "into a crisis," according to documents seized from bin Laden's Pakistan compound when he was killed in May 2011.The secretive documents, first reported in 2012 by The Washington Post,...

Bipartisan breakthrough? Pols unveil ‘Back to Work’ plan for reopening economy with emphasis on mass testing

After spending weeks diving into coronavirus issues over video conferencing, a bipartisan group of 50 House members has crafted a plan for what's needed to reopen the economy safely and help businesses recover from crippling mandatory shutdowns.Fox News got an exclusive first look at the Problem Solvers Caucus plan that outlines specific public health, economic recovery and long-term stimulus plans the group wants Congress...

Global battle erupts as Trump pulls WHO funding over coronavirus response

President Trump’s decision to suspend funding to the World Health Organization amid the coronavirus crisis touched off an international war of words overnight as Democratic lawmakers in Washington as well as international bodies like the European Union condemned the move.The president announced Tuesday that the United States would immediately halt funding for the health organization, saying it had...

Rep. Matt Gaetz on how coronavirus has changed his daily routine

Quarantine Routine is a regular feature that asks political power brokers how their daily lives have changed -- and how they're still doing their jobs -- during the coronavirus crisis.Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., last month briefly went into self-quarantine after coming into contact with an individual who tested positive for the novel coronavirus at the Conservative Political Action...

Minnesota nurse who answered NYC’s call for help says coronavirus fight has been ‘eye-opening’

A Minnesota nurse who answered New York's call for aid in the fight against coronavirus said she wouldn't have believed the conditions in the city's beleaguered hospitals "if I didn't see it with my own eyes."Appearing on "Fox & Friends Weekend," Lisseth DeGracia said her first week since joining the battle has been "eye-opening.""It's been controlled chaos," she...

Rand Paul tells Kentucky gov to ‘take a step back’ for threatening mandatory quarantine for church-goers

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told Kentucky’s Gov. Andy Beshear to “take a step back” on Friday after the governor warned residents that they would be forced to self-quarantine for 14 days if they attended an in-person Easter church service -- due to the risk of the spread of the coronavirus.“Taking license plates at church? Quarantining...

Governors call for $500B to offset ‘catastrophic damage’ to state economies

America's governors are calling on Congress for $500 billion in emergency aid to keep their states from going broke amid the coronavirus crisis.Republican Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland, chairman of the National Governors Association, and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York, vice chair of the bipartisan group, made the plea Saturday, saying state budgets are running dry.

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