Virus, economy, Trump and cash hamper GOP's bid for House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are brandishing the latest weapon in their uphill fight for House control this November: votes by moderate Democrats to pass a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill promis...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump trashing virus science he doesn't like

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump doesn't like the message, he shoots the messenger. So it was this past week when he took very personally a scientific study that should give ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 23, the 144th day of 2020. There are 222 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 23, 1...

Trump turns Memorial Day event into quasi campaign rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday turned an early Memorial Day remembrance of fallen U.S. service members into a quasi reelection campaign rally with bikers on the White House lawn. ...

GOP weighs jobless aid cuts to urge Americans back to work

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reconsideration of jobless aid is fast becoming the focus of congressional debate over the next virus aid package After the Senate decided to take a “pause” on new ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, May 22, the 143rd day of 2020. There are 223 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 22, 196...

Pelosi: 'Morbidly obese' was taste of Trump's 'own medicine'

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that she called President Donald Trump “morbidly obese” because he's put down women for their weight. And besides, she suggested, the presid...

Trump attacks study, defends using malaria drug for COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump emphatically defended himself Tuesday against criticism from medical experts that his announced use of a malaria drug against the coronavirus could spark wide ...

2 Republican special election winners sworn into House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Navy pilot who captured a California congressional district from Democrats and a state legislator who retained a Republican-held Wisconsin seat joined the House on Tuesday, ...

Trump heads to Capitol Hill to meet with Senate GOP on virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is heading to Capitol Hill for lunch Tuesday with Senate Republicans as Washington considers next steps in the coronavirus response. That's a...

Despite risks, Trump says he's taking hydroxychloroquine

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he is taking a malaria drug to protect against the coronavirus, despite warnings from his own government that it should only be administered for COVID-19 ...

Report: Treasury fund to ease virus crisis off to slow start

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department and Federal Reserve have lent hardly any money under a $500 billion fund created by economic rescue law passed in response to the coronavirus crisis, a congre...

Pelosi to college grads: Know your purpose, power

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told graduating seniors at Smith College on Saturday to focus on their unique purpose and power during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. ...

With no leader, commission overseeing virus relief struggles

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven weeks after Congress unleashed more than $2 trillion to deal with the coronavirus crisis, an oversight commission intended to keep track of how the money is spent remains witho...

It's a work from home Congress as House approves proxy vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — It all started with the grandchildren. As House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer saw it, if he could Face Time with the grandkids, why not have Congress legislate by vid...