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President Biden Signs $1.9T relief bill before speech to nation

In the March 10, 2021, photo, President Joe Biden speaks in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden has now signed into law the $1.9 trillion relief package that he says will help the U.S. defeat the coronavirus and nurse the…

President Trump to Leave Washington the Morning of Biden’s Inauguration

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) President Trump will leave Washington next Wednesday morning, just before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. That’s according to a person familiar with the planning who spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision had not been made public. Trump had already announced that he would not be attending Biden’s inauguration, a break with tradition. He has spent…

Trump Says He’ll Leave if Electoral College Seats Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory even as he insisted such a decision would be a “mistake.” Trump spent his Thanksgiving renewing claims that “massive fraud” and officials in battleground states caused his election defeat. (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights…

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…

Alabama Man Killed Himself Near White House

Authorities have identified the man who shot himself to death in front of the White House. Police say it was 26-year-old Cameron Ross Burgess of Maylene, Alabama, who approached the fence along the north side of the White House and fired several rounds from a handgun shortly before noon on Saturday. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were…

White House Locked Down After Vehicle Strikes Barrier

The White House is seen, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. An intruder managed to jump the north fence of the White House and escape capture until he was inside the North Portico entrance of the White House. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)The White House is on lockdown after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier. The U.S. Secret Service tweets that…

For Profit-College Fraud Claims Could be Held Up for Months

Tens of thousands of former students who say they were swindled by for-profit colleges are being left in limbo as the Trump administration delays action on requests for loan forgiveness. The administration is waiting until it can rewrite Obama-era rules designed to protect those who say they were defrauded. The for-profit college industry had sought a rewrite of the rules,…

White House: Trump Budget will Hike Defense Spending by $54B

(AP Photo/LM Otero)The White House says President Donald Trump’s upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid. White House budget officials outlined the information during a telephone call with reporters given on condition of anonymity. The budget officials on the call ignored requests to put the…