4 Big Tech CEOs take congressional heat on competition

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off accusations of stifling competition, four Big Tech CEOs — Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple — are answering for their companies’ practices before Congress as a House panel caps its yearlong investigation of market dominance in the industry. The powerful CEOs sought to […]

Pelosi unveils $3T virus bill, warns inaction costs more

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a more than $3 trillion coronavirus aid package Tuesday, a sweeping effort with $1 trillion for states and cities, “hazard pay” for essential workers and a new round of cash payments to individuals. The House is expected to vote on the package as soon as Friday. But […]

Tensions rise as $2 trillion virus aid stalls in Washington as a result of Democrat posturing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions flared Monday as Washington strained to respond to the worsening coronavirus outbreak, with Congress arguing over a nearly $2 trillion economic rescue package and an impatient President Donald Trump musing openly about letting the 15-day shutdown expire. As the U.S. braces for an onslaught of sick Americans, and millions are forced […]

Montgomery County has 15 cases, as Democrats block coronavirus relief bill, Governor Abbott pushing forward

Montgomery County has 15 cases, as Democrats block coronavirus relief bill, Governor Abbott pushing forward

Image: President Donald Trump speaks as Vice President Mike Pence, left, and FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor look on, during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Sunday, March 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). Conroe, Austin, and Washington, D.C. – Montgomery County now has fifteen (15) positive test result cases of the […]

Biden fights for momentum in Democrats’ shifting primary

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — An emboldened Joe Biden is trying to cast himself as the clear moderate alternative to progressive Bernie Sanders as the Democrats’ shrinking presidential field races toward Super Tuesday. One of Biden’s leading moderate rivals, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, dropped out of the campaign Sunday just 24 hours after […]

Worried Democrats rush to slow front-runner Sanders

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Worried Democrats on Monday intensified their assault against the party’s presidential front-runner, Bernie Sanders, as the Vermont senator marched toward South Carolina’s weekend primary eyeing a knockout blow. At least three leading candidates, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg and Mike Bloomberg, reinforced their anti-Sanders rhetoric with paid attack ads for […]

President Trump uses rally to defend Iran policy as Democrats decry it

MILWAUKEE (AP) — As President Donald Trump rallied supporters Tuesday night by defending his decision to kill a top Iranian general, the democrats vying to replace him used their final debate before primary voting begins to argue that doing so made the country less safe. With Trump firing up thousands in the battleground state of […]

Pelosi sets Wednesday votes to send impeachment to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House is set to vote Wednesday to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, and pressure was mounting Tuesday on senators to call fresh witnesses for the historic trial. Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the next steps after meeting privately with House democrats at the Capitol, […]

House approves measure to restrain Trump’s actions on Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reigniting a debate over who has the power to declare war, the democratic-controlled House on Thursday approved a resolution asserting that President Donald Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran. The war powers resolution is not binding on the president and would not require his […]

Castro’s exit is latest blow to diversity of 2020 field

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The 2020 democrat presidential primary initially featured the most racially diverse field in history. Now, with one month until voting begins, the top tier of candidates is all white. Candidates of color have rapidly seen their fortunes fall over the past month. On Thursday, Julián Castro, the only Latino in the […]

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