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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.

Kentucky governor threatens 14-day quarantine for going to mass gatherings, including church services

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear warned Friday that any state residents attending a mass gathering -- including church services -- will be forced to self-quarantine for 14 days in a preemptive bid to slow the coronavirus outbreak in his state over Easter weekend."I think we’re down to seven churches statewide that are thinking about having an in-person service," Beshear told...

Texas gov Abbott eyes reopening state businesses as he preps executive order laying out guidelines

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday he plans to sign an executive order next week outlining guidelines for how businesses in the state can start to reopen after being shut down over coronavirus.“Next week I will be providing an executive order talking about what will be done in Texas about reopening Texas businesses,” Abbott said during...

Trump announces second task force on reopening economy as he weighs ‘biggest decision’

President Trump said Friday that that choosing when to move to reopen the U.S. economy amid the coronavirus pandemic would be "the biggest decision I've ever had to make.""I want to get it open as soon as possible,” Trump told reporters at Friday's briefing with members of the White House task force. "This country was meant to...

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