Politics

Here's what's in Biden's $1.9 trillion economic rescue package

Bigger stimulus checks. More aid for the unemployed, the hungry and those facing eviction. Additional support for small businesses, states and local governments. Increased funding for vaccinations and testing.These are key parts of a $1.9 trillion proposal that President-elect Joe…

Senate GOP torn over convicting Trump: 'There's no love lost'

To many Senate Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, there's no question in their minds: President Donald Trump committed impeachable offenses.But getting McConnell and at least 16 other Republicans to convict Trump after he's left office is another question…

Biden intends to name Jaime Harrison as his pick for DNC chair

President-elect Joe Biden intends to name Jaime Harrison, the former South Carolina Democratic Party chair and 2020 Senate candidate, to be the next chair of the Democratic National Committee, Democrats familiar with the decision tell CNN.Harrison has long been seen…

Biden to put $2,000 stimulus payments back in play

A $2,000 stimulus check is expected to be included in a $2 trillion Covid relief plan that President-elect Joe Biden is set to unveil Thursday evening.An economic package passed by Congress in December provided for fresh $600 stimulus payments despite…

Jill Biden announces more key staff for East Wing

Incoming first lady Jill Biden continues to round out her East Wing staff, announcing Thursday key hires in both her press office as well as a new executive director of her Joining Forces initiative.Biden has tapped Rory Brosius to lead…

Democratic Rep. Adriano Espaillat tests positive for Covid-19

Democratic Rep. Adriano Espaillat of New York said Thursday he has tested positive for Covid-19 and is isolating at home, he announced in a series of tweets."I am following guidance from my physician and quarantining at home after having tested…

READ: Justice Department IG report on family separations

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions knew early on migrant families would be separated when the Trump administration implemented its controversial "zero tolerance" policy and still proceeded to push for the policy, according to a scathing report from the Justice Department…

READ: Justice Department IG report on family separations

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions knew early on migrant families would be separated when the Trump administration implemented its controversial "zero tolerance" policy and still proceeded to push for the policy, according to a scathing report from the Justice Department…