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President Trump Signs $2.2 Trillion Stimulus Bill

President Donald Trump signs the coronavirus stimulus relief package, in the Oval Office at the White House, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Trump has signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families…

Trump Issues New Coronavirus Guidelines; Says Crisis Could Last Until July or August

President Trump, joined by other government leaders for a news conference this afternoon, has issued stricter guidelines in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus. The new guidelines call on U.S. residents to avoid groups of more than 10 people, to avoid eating or drinking in restaurants, food courts and bars and encourages schools to close to allow students…

President Trump: U.S. May Be Heading Into a Recession

President Donald Trump says the United States “may be” headed toward a recession as the economy continues to be battered amid the coronavirus outbreak. Trump spoke to reporters Monday at a White House briefing as cases in the U.S. continue to spike. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down by almost 3,000 points today. The president says his administration’s focus…

President Trump Says He Took Coronavirus Test and Is Awaiting Results

President Trump says he has taken a coronavirus test and is awaiting results. “I also took the test last night. I decided I should based on the press conference last night,” Mr. Trump said. The president was repeatedly questioned about whether he had taken a test during a press conference Friday. Mr. Trump also praised members of the task force,…

President Trump Declares National Emergency Due to Coronavirus

President Trump declares a National Emergency due to coronavirus outbreak. Declaring a national emergency will bolster funding for fighting virus outbreak. Officials are racing to slow the spread of the outbreak. Negotiations continue between the White House and Congress on an aid package, but there was no announcement of a breakthrough, as House Democrats prepare to vote on their own…

President Trump Backs Tommy Tuberville in U.S. Senate Race

President Donald Trump has endorsed former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama. Tuberville is running against Trump’s former attorney general, Jeff Sessions, in the March 31st Republican runoff. Trump announced his support for Tuberville in a tweet, saying that Tuberville has his complete and total endorsement. He did not mention Sessions. The winner…

Montgomery Man Among President Trump’s Guests for State of the Union Address

Paul Morrow – Photo from The White House The White House has released its list of several guests who have been invited to witness President Trump’s State of the Union Address.  A Montgomery man is one of the guests. Paul Morrow is a United States Army veteran. He started a contracting business and is building a concrete plant in an…

Local Foreign Policy Expert talks U.S., Iran Conflict Implications

Social media was on fire Wednesday after it was reported that Iran launched more than a dozen rockets and U.S. targets in Iraq. Many people were  saying that humanity was on the brink of World War III. Matthew Clary is a Political Scientist at Auburn University. His specialty is is for foreign policy, national and international security. Clary says that…

The Latest: Ex-Aide Says Trump Persuaded to Release Money

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on President Donald Trump and House impeachment investigation (all times local): 7 p.m. A former national security aide to President Donald Trump has given lawmakers a new account of how military aid to Ukraine came to be released. In a transcript released Saturday, Tim Morrison describes a Sept. 11 meeting at which Vice President Mike…

U.S. House Approves Setting Rules for Impeachment Inquiry of President Trump

This morning, the U.S. House voted 232-196 to set rules for an impeachment inquiry of President Trump.  (This was not a vote on actual impeachment.) A sharply divided House voted nearly on party lines on the first formal vote on a process that’s likely to take months, possibly stretching into the early weeks of the 2020 election year. The vote was…