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Congress urges Postal Service to undo changes slowing mail

Democratic and Republican lawmakers want the U.S. Postal Service to immediately reverse operational changes causing delays in deliveries nationwide.
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CBO: Coronavirus pandemic could haunt economy until 2029

The epic economic swoon that has followed the coronavirus pandemic could haunt the U.S. for as long as a decade, with the Congressional Budget Office pegging the cost at nearly $16 trillion by 2029.

Schumer: Deal reached on major parts of $500B virus aid

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Tuesday that congressional Democrats and the Trump administration have reached a deal for an interim relief package to mitigate the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

Senate passes $2 trillion coronavirus relief package. Here’s what’s in it

The Senate passed a $2 trillion coronavirus relief package late Wednesday night. The vote was 96 - 0.
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Senate again fails to advance coronavirus stimulus bill as deal remains elusive

 The Senate on Monday failed for the second time to clear a key procedural hurdle to advance a massive legislative package designed to provide economic relief to American workers and industries battered by the coronavirus outbreak, as tensions boiled over among senators who vocalized their frustrations with one another over negotiations.
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Bitter debate on trial rules dominates Day 1 of Senate proceedings

The first day of President Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate is officially underway, marking just the third time a president has faced removal from office in U.S. history.

Trump insists US has ‘very strong’ gun background checks

President Donald Trump is insisting that the U.S. already has "very, very strong background checks" for gun purchases. It's the latest sign that he is backing away from throwing his political support behind changes to the system that are opposed by the powerful gun lobby.

Trump says he wants stronger gun checks but gives no details

President Donald Trump on Monday condemned weekend shootings in Texas and Ohio as "barbaric" attacks and crimes "against all humanity" as he called for bipartisan cooperation to strengthen the nation's gun laws.

Trump shows love-hate for social media as he leads ‘summit’

President Donald Trump, who has weaponized social media to eviscerate opponents and promote himself, was convening a White House conference Thursday of like-minded critics of Big Tech, notably excluding representatives from the very platforms he exploits.

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