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Democrats grill EPA chief on regulatory rollbacks during coronavirus outbreak

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic senators on Wednesday grilled Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler on the agency’s recent moves to roll back rules and halt enforcement actions and monitoring requirements during the coronavirus outbreak, saying they would especially harm minorities. Senators pressed Wheeler on the agency’s half dozen regulatory rollbacks since the coronavirus outbreak hit […]

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Watch out, Boris! Expert outlines how Sir Keir Starmer can drive huge Labour turnaround

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The Labour Party has been in been turmoil for several months after Jeremy Corbyn was humiliated when leading the party to its worst general election result in history at the end of […]

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Brexit: ‘Very little progress’ in negotiations with the EU, UK says

London and Brussels have “made very little progress towards agreement on the most significant outstanding issues between us”, the UK’s Brexit negotiator has said. David Frost issued the downbeat assessment at the end of the third round of talks on the future relationship between the two sides. EU negotiator Michel Barnier described the discussions as […]

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House to vote Friday on more coronavirus aid, despite GOP skeptics – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House is pressing ahead Friday with votes on another massive rescue bill that would pump almost $1 trillion to state and local governments, renew $1,200 cash payments for individuals, and extend a $600 weekly supplemental federal unemployment benefit. The first four coronavirus response bills were bipartisan measures that passed by sweeping […]

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N.S. premier says province would play ‘support’ role if Ottawa probes shooting

Nova Scotia’s premier says his government would only play a “support” role if a public inquiry is called into a shooting rampage that took 22 lives in the province last month. Premier Stephen McNeil said today there “will be a review I’m sure,” but it’s his belief the national government will lead and the provincial […]

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Explainer: Trump keeps raising 'Obamagate.' What's that?

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor Barack Obama of seeking to damage his presidency, repeatedly referring to it as “Obamagate” but offering no details. WHAT IS ‘OBAMAGATE’? Trump has not made clear what he is accusing Obama of doing but the allegations appear to focus on law enforcement actions taken at […]

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Coronavirus: PM accused of misleading Commons on care homes advice – and urged to return to correct himself

Boris Johnson has been accused of misleading the House of Commons about government advice that people in care homes were “very unlikely” to contract coronavirus. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has written to the prime minister urging him to return to the House of Commons to “recognise” that this had been government advice earlier this […]

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Pence keeping his distance from Trump for a few days: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is keeping his distance from President Donald Trump for a few days in the wake of his press secretary testing positive for the coronavirus, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told reporters on Tuesday. Pence was not at Trump’s Rose Garden news conference on Monday nor at a […]

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Coronavirus: MPs to be ordered back to parliament to ‘set an example’ as lockdown gradually lifted

MPs have been told they should be working in Westminster at the start of June to “set an example” to the rest of the country as lockdown is eased further. Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg signalled the historic “virtual parliament” measures which saw MPs cast their first ever online votes on Tuesday due coronavirus will soon […]

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Trump campaign, political party raised $61.7 million in April: campaign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The campaign for U.S. President Donald Trump’s re-election, the Republican National Committee and their authorized joint fundraising committees raised $61.7 million in April, in what the campaign said on Monday was a record for the month. They have $255 million cash on hand and have a total haul cycle to date of […]