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Bernie Sanders Ends Presidential Campaign

UNITED STATES−Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced on Wednesday, April 8,  that he has suspended his campaign. In a YouTube video, Sanders thanked his supporters for every contribution they made including texts and money. He  took time to speak about his beliefs on the minimum wage being raised to $15 an hour and reiterated his mission to provide Medicare for all. “The...

NY Governor Bans Possible COVID-19 Drug

UNITED STATES−New York Governor Andrew Cuomo banned the Food and Drug Administration approved drug, hydroxychloroquine, as a potential cure for COVID-19. According to News Day, Cuomo placed bans on the state of New York restricting doctors from prescribing chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for treatment of COVID-19. The drug may only be used for patients in state-approved clinical trials and FDA-approved uses...

UCIS Field Offices Closed Until May 3

UNITED STATES−U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (UCIS) announced the suspension of in-person services of their field offices to the public, asylum services, and Application Support Centers from March 18 thru May 3, in order to avoid person-to-person contact and reduce the chances of spreading the Coronavirus. According to a press release from the UCIS, they will continue emergency services. Individuals...

Four U.S. Senators Sold Stocks Prior To Market Crash

UNITED STATES—Four U.S. Senators sold their million dollar stocks days prior to the market crashing due to the Coronavirus. Senators Dianne Feinstein of California, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, and James Inhofe of Oklahoma, all sold their stocks ahead of the market crash. The stocks were reportedly worth millions of dollars. Feinstein and her husband...

President Announces Goal To Get America Back To Work

UNITED STATES−President Trump announced during a virtual Town Hall on Tuesday, March 24, that he wants the country back to work by by Easter, which is Sunday, April 12. The Town Hall was held outside with very few people in attendance. Among those present was Vice President Mike Pence, Leader of the Coronavirus Task Force. He spoke with Fox News...

Congress Reaches Deal On Stimulus Package Bill

UNITED STATES─Members of Congress reached a deal on Wednesday, March 25, for a $2 trillion stimulus package bill to provide funds to Americans and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement was made on the Senate floor by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer after negotiating with U.S. Secretary of Treasurer Steven Mnuchin. The passage...

Stimulus Bill Fails To Pass For A Second Time

UNITED STATES−On Monday, March 23, Congress was not able to agree upon the Stimulus Bill for $1.8 trillion to combat the effects of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The final vote ending with one Democrat, Alabama senator, Doug Jones, voting in favor of the bill, 49 to 46. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell needed a total of 60 votes for the...

President Trump Implements The Defense Production Act

UNITED STATES−President Donald Trump announced the implementation of the Defense Production Act on Wednesday, March 18. The bill will give the federal government the authority to request manufacturers to ramp up the production of  needed medical supplies like surgical masks, ventilators, respirators, and allow  the expansion of hospital capacity in an effort to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) which originated...

U.S. Authorities Arrest 600 Members Of Mexican Cartel

UNITED STATES−In a joint effort, the United States Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration arrested 600 members of the Mexican Drug Cartel as revealed on March 11. The success of the DEA led operative was the result of Project Python. According to the press release, Project Python led to 350 indictments. According to American Military News, one report...

Pelosi Attempts To Include Abortion Funding In Coronavirus Bill

UNITED STATES−Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi attempted to hide abortion funding in a slush fund for the new Family First Coronavirus Response Act bill. The Hyde Amendment strictly prohibits federal funding to be used to pay for abortions. White House officials are  accusing  Pelosi of attempting to use a loophole in the Coronavirus funding set aside for the diagnostic...
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