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Trump hasn’t ordered any ventilators from GM, despite saying he was using wartime powers to force production

An earlier version of this story misstated Sen. Ted Cruz’s experience with coronavirus. The Texas Republican self-quarantined after interacting with a person who later tested positive. WASHINGTON – Nearly a week after invoking his powers under a Korean War-era law to compel General Motors to manufacture ventilators […]

Trump rails against ‘witch hunts’ after Pelosi announces committee to oversee coronavirus response

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump warned against “witch hunts” during the coronavirus pandemic after Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she will create a bipartisan House Select Committee to track the federal response to the outbreak.   The committee, which will be chaired by Democratic Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., will have the power to issue subpoenas. […]

Coronavirus: Trump says he would ‘absolutely’ take a call from Biden offering advice

WASHINGTON –President Donald Trump said he would “absolutely” take a call from former Vice President Joe Biden after the Democratic candidate’s campaign said Wednesday that he would be willing to call the White House and offer the administration advice on the coronavirus response. “Oh sure, absolutely. I’d love to speak […]

Treasury backs off requirement that Social Security recipients, others take extra step to get $1,200 checks

WASHINGTON – Facing stiff criticism, the Treasury Department abruptly changed course late Wednesday and announced that Social Security beneficiaries and other Americans who haven’t filed income taxes for the past two years won’t have to take any extra steps to receive one-time checks of up to $1,200 under […]