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Jamie Dupree


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Recent articles by Jamie:

Trump demands states let churches re-open immediately

Pressing states to swiftly drop their restrictions related to the Coronavirus, President Donald Trump on Friday declared that houses of worship were 'essential' to communities, calling on governors to immediately allow religious gatherings this weekend, ending weeks of restrictions due to the threat of the Coronavirus. In a hastily called statement in the White House Briefing Room, the President… → Read More

Facing stock probe, Burr steps aside as Senate Intel chair

A day after federal agents reportedly served him with a search warrant for his cell phone as part of an investigation into his stock sales after a secret briefing on the threat of the Coronavirus, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) stepped aside as Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. "Senator Burr contacted me this morning to inform me of his decision to step aside as Chairman of the… → Read More

FBI sounds alarm on Chinese hacking linked to Coronavirus

The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday specifically warned researchers doing work on the Coronavirus to be aware of stepped up hacking efforts by groups tied to the Chinese government, warning those working on vaccines, treatments or general research to be wary of possible computer intrusions. "Health care, pharmaceutical, and research sectors working on COVID-19 response should all be… → Read More

New figures show Coronavirus dealing body blow to U.S. economy

The Trump Administration reported Wednesday that U.S. economic output shrank by 4.8 percent in the first quarter of this year, the first official estimate of the serious negative impact from the outbreak of the Coronavirus. It was the largest step for the U.S. economy since the end of 2008, as job losses mounted in the aftermath of the Wall Street Collapse. How much worse the figures get will… → Read More

House leaders reverse course, delay return to legislative work

After concerns were voiced by rank and file Democrats, House leaders announced on Tuesday that a plan to return to normal legislative business next week will be delayed, meaning a split decision in the Congress, as the Senate will resume work on May 4. "We will not be meeting next week," House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) told reporters, citing rising Coronavirus case numbers in the… → Read More

New round of small business relief hits web troubles

Lenders across the U.S. reported a second straight day of computer glitches as they tried to secure small business loans under the government's Paycheck Protection Program, as small business owners around the nation were left hoping they would be able to access some of the over $300 billion in aid approved last week by Congress and the President. "I applied on the first round and nothing," said… → Read More

U.S. Senate to resume legislative business on May 4

With the nation still feeling its way forward on the Coronavirus as some states move to re-open businesses shuttered since March, the GOP leader of the U.S. Senate said Monday that Senators will return for work next week in spite of the health worries about the outbreak which has killed over 55,000 Americans in less than two months. "We will modify routines in ways that are smart and safe, but… → Read More

Senate approves $484 billion 'interim' Coronavirus relief measure

With the number of Coronavirus deaths in the United States going over 44,000 on Tuesday, the U.S. Senate approved an interim relief package of nearly half a trillion dollars to help offset the negative economic impact of the virus, speeding more aid to small businesses and hospitals, and approving $25 billion to help with testing needs. "This bipartisan agreement will provide more than $320… → Read More

READ THE TRUMP PLAN: “Opening Up American Again”

The White House on Thursday released an 18 page package of guidelines to help states re-open businesses shuttered by the Coronavirus outbreak, counseling individuals to continue social distancing practices, and urging businesses to ensure a safe working environment for their employees, as the U.S. tries to return to a more normal environment. While the document acknowledges that each state has a… → Read More

Coronavirus pushes U.S. Supreme Court to hear some cases by phone

With a series of oral arguments from March and April already delayed due to health concerns surrounding the Coronavirus, the U.S. Supreme Court announced on Monday that the Justices would hear some cases in the month of May by telephone, including a major legal battle over subpoenas for President Donald Trump's tax and business records. In a statement issued by the High Court, the Justices set… → Read More

Sailor from U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt dies from Coronavirus

A sailor from the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt who had contracted the Coronavirus has died, ten days after the ship's captain had been relieved of duty after his plea for Coronavirus help had been leaked to the press. The Pentagon says over 600 sailors from the aircraft carrier have tested positive for the virus - well over 10 percent of the crew. > A sailor assigned to the USS Theodore… → Read More

New York sees some hope as U.S. death toll goes over 10,000 from virus

The Coronavirus continued its assault on Americans Monday as the overall death toll crossed 10,000, though the Governor of the worst hit area in the nation says it's possible his state could be turning the corner in the virus outbreak, which has jammed big city hospitals and crippled portions of the U.S. economy. The latest figures from New York State - which reported 599 deaths in the last 24… → Read More

Trump warns Americans of a 'very painful' two weeks as virus spreads

The White House on Tuesday released new estimates of a staggering death toll associated with the spread of the Coronavirus in the United States, predicting anywhere between 100,000 and 200,000 deaths even if Americans do their best to avoid social interactions, as President Donald Trump warned the nation of a difficult road ahead. "This is going to be a very painful, very, very painful two… → Read More

Senate approves $2 trillion Coronavirus rescue package

After days of negotiations between the White House and Democrats, the U.S. Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday night to approve an unprecedented $2 trillion economic stimulus plan to respond to the negative effects of the Coronavirus, mixing direct aid to Americans will billions of dollars in emergency help for small and large businesses. "Our nation is obviously going through a kind of crisis… → Read More

Albany becomes unlikely Coronavirus hot spot in Georgia

Leaders of the Georgia town of Albany and surrounding Dougherty County declared a two week Shelter-in-Place order on Friday, desperately trying to stem an outbreak of the Coronavirus, as state and federal health officials converged on southwest Georgia in search of answers in a small county which has already suffered six deaths from the virus. Well off the interstate some 180 miles… → Read More

Coronavirus impacts 2020 race as Louisiana delays primary to June

Elections officials in the state of Louisiana announced on Friday that a scheduled primary for set for April 4 in the race for President would be delayed until June 20, to give the state more time to deal with any fallout from the Coronavirus threat. "The two month delay of this election will allow our office to continue to procure necessary supplies to put our state in the best possible posture… → Read More

Coronavirus impacts 2020 race as Louisiana delays primary to June

Elections officials in the state of Louisiana announced on Friday that a scheduled primary for set f → Read More

To fight Coronavirus, Trump suspends all travel with Europe

In a nationwide address from the Oval Office on Wednesday night, President Donald Trump took the unprecedented step of closing off all travel between the United States and Europe in a bid to stop the further spread of the Coronavirus. "To keep new cases from entering our shores, we will be suspending all travel from Europe to the United States for the next thirty days," the President said. "The… → Read More

House Democrats formally trigger Trump impeachment trial in Senate

Hours after Speaker Nancy Pelosi named seven Democratic lawmakers to act as the prosecutors for the → Read More

Democrats launch Trump impeachment, demand whistleblower documents

Alarmed by questions of whether President Donald Trump had used his office to press a foreign government to investigate his possible Democratic Party opponent in the 2020 elections, Democrats in the House agreed Tuesday in a closed door meeting to launch a formal impeachment investigation. → Read More