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Spokesman: Trump’s eldest son tests positive for Coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) – A spokesman says President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., has been infected with the Coronavirus. The spokesman says the younger Trump learned his diagnosis earlier this week, has no symptoms and has been quarantining. Trump Jr. is the latest member of the president’s family to become infected with the virus. The president, the first lady…

Georgia Secretary of State certifies election for Joe Biden

ATLANTA (AP) – Georgia’s top elections official has certified results showing Democrat Joe Biden won the presidential race in the state. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger certified the results Friday after a hand count of ballots affirmed Biden’s lead over Republican President Donald Trump. Raffensperger said during a news conference Friday that he believes the numbers his office has presented…

Trump defeats Biden in Alabama, gains 9 electoral votes

President Donald Trump has won the deeply red state of Alabama against Democrat Joe Biden and claimed nine electoral votes. The GOP has easily won Alabama in every presidential election since 1976, when Jimmy Carter from neighboring Georgia was on the ballot. While issues like impeachment and the coronavirus pandemic threatened Trump nationally, none of that seemed to matter in…

2nd presidential debate is officially canceled

The second presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden is officially off. The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates confirmed Friday that the Oct. 15 face off would be scrapped. The decision was made a day after the commission announced the debate would take place “virtually” because Trump had contracted the Coronavirus. Trump balked at holding the debate…

Trump Has COVID-19, Going to Military Hospital

The White House says President Donald Trump will spend a “few days” at a military hospital after contracting COVID-19. Trump was to depart the White House by helicopter late Friday for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, a White House official said. COVERAGE FROM CBS NEWS COVERAGE FROM ABC NEWS The official said the visit was precautionary and that Trump…

Trump received experimental antibody cocktail, remains ‘fatigued’ after COVID-19 diagnosis

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House doctor says President Donald Trump remains “fatigued” after contracting COVID-19 and has been injected with a special combination of drugs. Trump is being treated with an experimental antibody cocktail for the virus that has killed more than 205,000 Americans and now has spread to the highest reaches of the U.S. government. Trump tweeted early…

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Announces Formal Impeachment Inquiry of President Donald Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made it official, telling fellow Democrats she supports a formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Her remarks at a closed-door meeting was described by two people familiar with the remarks who were not authorized to discuss them publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Pelosi is set to make a formal announcement at 5…

Local Farmers Feeling Affects of Government Shutdown

Monday marks day 24 of the government shutdown with no end in sight. Farmers across Alabama are paying the price. “When the trade war started, commodity prices plummeted,” Pike and Coffee County farmer Troy Fillingim says. “So the Trump administration came out with some government assistance to supplement the commodity prices.” Fillingim is a cotton, corn, and peanut farmer. He…

Sen. Jones on Trump Tariffs

Farmers "Scared to death"

WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic Sen. Doug Jones says President Donald Trump’s talk of tariffs is sparking questions and anxiety back home in Alabama, including from soybean farmers who are “scared to death.” Jones said Wednesday in an Associated Press interview that even in deep-red Alabama people are starting to question whether Trump’s “nationalistic approach” on tariffs is a threat to…

Allow a Gentle White House Exit for Jeff Sessions?

Negotiations underway

1846 photo of The White House WASHINGTON (AP) – Some allies of Jeff Sessions say they want the White House to allow for a graceful exit for an attorney general they believe has carried out the administration’s agenda even while enduring the president’s fury. It seems unlikely that efforts to soften an eventual firing would find sympathy in the White…