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Mar 15, 2022 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
NEW: The White House is warning it will have to wind down a program that pays to test, treat and vaccinate uninsured people for COVID-19 because the administration has run out of money for the program, which Congress failed to include in funding legislation.
Another immediate impact will be an end to federal funding for monoclonal antibodies, a treatment that had been provided free of charge.
Starting next week, the White House said it will cut allocations to states by more than 30% to try to stretch its existing supplies.
Nov 6, 2020 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
#BREAKING: In remarks from the White House, President Trump again falsely claimed victory in the 2020 election. He has not won. Votes continue to be counted.
Trump also made a series of baseless, false claims about allegations of voter fraud.
Trump falsely claimed that "If you count the legal votes, I easily win" and claimed late votes were being counted.
Votes currently being counted in states are legal and were cast by or on Election Day.
Sep 18, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87 npr.org/2020/09/18/100…
Just days before her death, as her strength waned, Ginsburg dictated this statement to her granddaughter Clara Spera: "My most fervent wish is that i I will not be replaced until a new president is installed." trib.al/2q7vg0g
Jul 27, 2020 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
NEW: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Senate Republicans are unveiling their coronavirus relief bill tonight.
McConnell said the bill will include another round of direct payments to Americans in the same amount that was in the CARES Act that Congress passed in March.
McConnell said there would be a supplement to unemployment benefits included in the bill.
He did not reveal the details on the amount, but made it clear he didn’t support extending the current $600 a week unemployment benefits.
Jul 18, 2020 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
#BREAKING: John Lewis — an icon of the civil rights movement, congressman and for decades a force in Democratic politics — has died at the age of 80. trib.al/SvF4FiI
Lewis began his nearly 60-year career in public service leading sit-ins at segregated lunch counters in the Jim Crow-era South.
He elevated that fight for freedom and equality with a speech at the Lincoln Memorial at the 1963 March on Washington. trib.al/69L4WWZ
Jul 16, 2020 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
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Here's some news we haven't been able to tweet about:
1) The Republican Party will scale back its annual convention this summer due to coronavirus concerns. n.pr/2ZCMY1E
Jul 9, 2020 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
#BREAKING: The Supreme Court has ruled that President Trump is not “categorically immune” from having his financial records released to a New York grand jury.
The decision was 7-2.
"In our judicial system, 'the public has a right to 'everyman’s evidence.' Since the earliest days of the Republic, 'every man' has included the President of the United States," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the majority opinion.
Mar 21, 2019 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
JUST IN: Jared Kushner’s attorney told the House Oversight Committee that Kushner uses private messaging apps and personal email to communicate about official White House matters with foreign leaders – a violation of a law governing White House records and official policy.
Chairman Elijah Cummings said information uncovered by the committee found that Kushner used WhatsApp as part of his official White House work.
Mar 4, 2019 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
#BREAKING: The House Judiciary Committee has launched an investigation into President Trump's inner circle, demanding documents from 81 individuals and entities including the Trump Organization, the White House and former Trump campaign officials. n.pr/2C6JDM6
Among those who received document requests:
-Donald Trump Jr.
-The National Rifle Association npr.org/2019/03/04/699…
Dec 12, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
JUST IN: House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement on legislation that overhauls the system for handling accusations of sexual misconduct against members of Congress.
The bill bars lawmakers from using taxpayer money to settle sexual harassment cases.
Senate Rules Committee Chairman Roy Blunt says the Senate plans to approve the bill this week, possibly with unanimous support. The House could vote soon after in an effort to send the bill for President Trump’s signature before the end of the year.
Nov 21, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
JUST IN: In an extraordinary move, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has publicly pushed back against President Trump's criticism of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals over its ruling on his asylum policy.
Trump called the 9th Circuit a “disgrace” and referred to the ruling as coming from “an Obama judge.”
But in a statement, Roberts rebuked Trump, saying "We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges."
Jul 25, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
#Breaking: A federal judge is allowing a lawsuit accusing President Trump of violating the Constitution's emoluments clause to continue, rejecting a Justice Department motion to dismiss the case.
It’s the first ruling in federal court to define “emolument,” which goes undefined in the Constitution’s two emoluments clauses.