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Republicans divided over fixes for small business Paycheck Protection Program

Republicans divided over fixes for small business Paycheck Protection Program

Senate Republicans are divided over how to move forward with legislation to fix the Paycheck Protection Program likely delaying the process and requiring the Senate to have to hold a roll call vote on the House-passed bill that would give business owners more time and flexibility to use funding they received. The disagreements spilled into…MORE

Plans being discussed for Joe Biden to attend George Floyd’s funeral

Plans being discussed for Joe Biden to attend George Floyd’s funeral

Plans are being discussed for former Vice President Joe Biden to attend the funeral services for George Floyd next Tuesday in Houston, but the arrangements have not been finalized, according to a person familiar with the matter. A Biden campaign spokesman on Tuesday declined to comment on whether there were plans to attend the funeral.…MORE

Air Force commander calls George Floyd’s death ‘a national tragedy’

Air Force commander calls George Floyd’s death ‘a national tragedy’

The chief of staff of the US Air Force, Gen. David Goldfein, sent a memo to commanders late Monday calling the death of George Floyd a “national tragedy” and voicing support for the service’s top enlistee, Chief Master Sgt. Kaleth Wright, after he made a passionate plea for justice, vowing to do more to fix…MORE

Steve King faces toughest primary yet

Steve King faces toughest primary yet

Rep. Steve King of Iowa faces his toughest Republican primary yet on Tuesday, following racist comments that led to his ostracization in Washington and conservative challengers launching campaigns arguing he is no longer effective. King, an anti-immigration hardliner, has a well-documented history of controversial statements during his nine terms in office. But only after a…MORE

Governors in several states turned down Pentagon request for National Guard troops

Governors in several states turned down Pentagon request for National Guard troops

Democratic governors in Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware turned down requests from Defense Secretary Mark Esper to offer National Guard troops to help with security in Washington, DC. In some instances, the Defense Department was counting on troop support from those states before the governors intervened. “I can confirm that personnel from the NY…MORE

Cuomo calls New York City’s response to looting and damage ‘inexcusable’

Cuomo calls New York City’s response to looting and damage ‘inexcusable’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday called recent looting and unrest in New York City “inexcusable,” publicly blaming Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Police Department and suggesting that he could override de Blasio to send the National Guard into the city. Cuomo, who has frequently feuded with his fellow Democrat…MORE

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