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Data: Congress created virus aid, then reaped the benefits

At least a dozen lawmakers have ties to organizations that received federal coronavirus aid, according to newly released government data, highlighting how Washington insiders were both author and beneficiary of one of the biggest government programs in U.S. history. → Read More

Data: Congress created virus aid, then reaped the benefits

Under pressure from Congress and outside groups, the Trump administration this week disclosed the names of some loan recipients in the $659 billion Paycheck Protection Program, launched in April to help smaller businesses keep Americans employed during the pandemic. Among businesses that received money → Read More

Data: Congress created virus aid, then reaped the benefits

WASHINGTON — At least a dozen lawmakers have ties to organizations that received federal coronavirus aid, according to newly released government data → Read More

Coronavirus ‘out of control’ in southern U.S., expert says

One health expert says rapid surges in coronavirus cases have made contact tracing impossible across the southern U.S. → Read More

Trump donors among early recipients of coronavirus loans

As much as $273 million in federal coronavirus aid was awarded to more than 100 companies that are owned or operated by major donors to President Donald Trump’s election efforts, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal data. → Read More

Trump donors among early recipients of coronavirus loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — As much as $273 million in federal coronavirus aid was awarded to more than 100 companies that are owned or operated by major donors to President Donald Trump's election efforts, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal data. Many were among the first to be approved for a loan in early April, when the administration was struggling to launch the lending program. → Read More

Hospitals approaching capacity as Miami closes restaurants

Hospitals are fast approaching capacity in Florida and Texas, and the Miami area again ordered restaurants closed as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases and hospitalizations began to climb. → Read More

Coronavirus jackpot: Trump-connected lobbyists grab $10 billion of federal aid

WASHINGTON (AP)—Forty lobbyists with ties to President Donald Trump helped clients secure more than $10 billion in federal coronavirus aid, among them five former administration officials whose work potentially violates Trump’s own ethics policy, according to a report. → Read More

Trump-connected lobbyists reap windfall in COVID-19 boom

Forty lobbyists with ties to President Donald Trump helped clients secure more than $10 billion in federal coronavirus aid, among them five former administration officials whose work potentially violates Trump's own ethics policy, according to a report. The lobbyists identified Monday by the watchdog → Read More

Trump rails against mail voting. His aides have embraced it

WASHINGTON (AP) — A half-dozen senior advisers to President Donald Trump have repeatedly voted by mail, according to election records obtained by The Associated Press, undercutting the president's argument that the practice will lead to widespread fraud this November. The aides include Betsy DeVos, the education secretary who has permanent absentee voting status in her home state of Michigan. → Read More

Biden posts massive $81M cash haul for May

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden pulled in $81 million for his election effort in the month of May, a massive sum that shows the extent to which Democrats have unified behind the former vice president as he seeks to defeat Republican President Donald Trump. Then on Monday, he broke his own single-event record by taking in $6 million during an online fundraiser with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth… → Read More

Trump resumes fundraising to build cash lead against Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is resuming in-person fundraising events after a three-month hiatus as his campaign works to maintain a cash advantage over Democrat Joe Biden that it believes is vital to victory in November. Trump is traveling to Dallas on Thursday to raise more than $10 million for his campaign and the Republican Party, according to a GOP official who spoke on… → Read More

Houston to hold 6-hour public viewing of George Floyd’s casket

Mourners will be able to view George Floyd’s casket Monday in his hometown of Houston, the final stop of a series of memorials in his honor. → Read More

Democrats look to counter GOP vote-by-mail fraud claims

Fair Fight, an organization led by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, has joined forces with Priorities USA, the largest Democratic outside group, and American Bridge, the party's opposition research clearinghouse, to form a new effort called Voter Suppression Watch. → Read More

Democrats look to counter GOP vote-by-mail fraud claims

Fair Fight, an organization led by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, has joined forces with Priorities USA, the largest Democratic outside group, and American Bridge, the party's opposition research clearinghouse, to form a new effort called Voter Suppression Watch. → Read More

Biden accuser's life marred by abuse and financial hardship

That accusation, which Reade made publicly for the first time in March, has revived difficult questions about how to evaluate allegations of assault in the era of #MeToo. → Read More

NY hospital lobby's power stretches to DC in stimulus battle

The stated mission of The Greater New York Hospital Association is simple enough: to help members deliver “the finest patient care in the most cost-effective way.” → Read More

NY hospital lobby's power stretches to DC in stimulus battle

The stated mission of The Greater New York Hospital Association is simple enough: to help members deliver “the finest patient care in the most cost-effective way.” → Read More

NY hospital lobby's power stretches to DC in stimulus battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The stated mission of The Greater New York Hospital Association is simple enough: to help members deliver “the finest patient care in the most cost-effective way.” But it’s more... → Read More

Biden campaign says it has refunded donation from Louis C.K.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden's presidential campaign said Wednesday that it has refunded a $2,800 donation from Louis C. K. , a comedian and writer whose career was derailed after five women accused him of sexual misconduct. The comedian, whose real name is Louis Szekely, donated to Biden on March 4, according to Federal Election Commission records. → Read More