If you’ve ever waited in a long line to receive a test for the coronavirus, or tried to get one and couldn’t, or waited a week to get the results, you may have wondered why it’s not easier and more convenient. In recent weeks, the Food and Drug Administration began approving over-the-counter COVID-19 tests for Americans to use at home, part of a wave of new options that could play a role in catching infections that might otherwise go undetected. Continue Reading At-Home COVID Testing Is Growing. Can It Help Turn The Tide On The Pandemic?
President Trump plans to leave the White House and Washington on Inauguration Day with a departure ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, a senior administration official said on Saturday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the announcement is not yet official. Continue Reading On Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day, Donald Trump Will See Himself Out
The National Rifle Association filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Texas on Friday as its current home, New York, pursues a fraud case against the organization. The NRA was founded in New York in 1871 and has since presented itself as a defender of Second Amendment rights. The NRA attributes the move to Texas to a “corrupt political and regulatory environment” in New York. Continue Reading NRA Files For Bankruptcy Amid Fraud Suit In New York
Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration’s push to make a COVID-19 vaccine available in record time, added $628 million to a federal contract with Emergent BioSolutions, a Maryland-based contract manufacturer, “to advance manufacturing capabilities and capacity for a potential COVID-19 vaccine as well as therapeutics,” the Department of Health and Human Services announced in June. Continue Reading COVID-19 Supply Deal Lets Vaccine Maker Earmark Doses For Employees And Their Families
Even as people continue to splurge on shopping, they cut back on going out to eat and shop. Plus, the earlier-than-usual holiday shopping season meant online shopping as well sales of electronics and appliances dipped in December. Gas stations saw the biggest jump in spending last month, up 6.6%, as people traveled for holiday visits despite health warnings. Continue Reading Retail Spending Dips For 3rd Straight Month As Infections Surge
Some 6,000 workers at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, will begin voting next month on a groundbreaking possibility: whether to form the first union in the company’s U.S. history. Continue Reading Amazon Warehouse Workers To Decide Whether To Form Company’s First U.S. Union
President-elect Joe Biden has long pledged he would deliver an aggressive plan to address the raging coronavirus pandemic and the painful recession it spawned. Continue Reading $1,400 Checks And Help For The Jobless: What’s In Joe Biden’s Plan To Rescue The Economy
Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was charged Wednesday for his role in the Flint water crisis, an environmental disaster that contaminated the majority Black city’s drinking water with lead nearly seven years ago. Continue Reading New Charges In Flint Water Crisis, Including Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder
The U.S. Census Bureau has halted all work on President Trump’s directive to produce a state-by-state count of unauthorized immigrants that would have been used to alter a key set of census numbers, NPR has learned. Continue Reading Census Bureau Stops Work On Trump’s Request For Unauthorized Immigrant Count
The U.S. House voted 232 to 197 Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time. Democrats were joined by 10 congressional Republicans – including two from Washington state.
Continue Reading 2 Washington Republicans Join Democrats In Voting For Impeachment
Local and federal security officials expect about 20,000 National Guard members to be involved in securing the capital for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week. Continue Reading About 20,000 National Guard Members To Deploy For Inauguration, Officials Say
The House of Representatives is on track to impeach President Trump for the second time in 13 months — which would make him as the only president to receive the rebuke twice. This time, though, impeachment could be bipartisan. Republicans all opposed the House vote in December 2019, arguing that it was politically driven. But now some GOP lawmakers are joining Democrats in pointing the finger at the president for using rhetoric that helped spark a violent insurrection at the Capitol last Wednesday. Continue Reading U.S. House Votes To Impeach Trump A 2nd Time, But Senate Trial Time Unknown