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Jul 15, 2020

Parson: Trump ‘focused’ on situation with St. Louis couple

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said President Donald Trump is focused on and concerned about the possibility that a white St. Louis couple could face criminal charges for displaying guns as they defended their home during a racial injustice protest.

Jul 10, 2020

Missouri to get federal help for costly May storms

President Donald Trump has approved Missouri’s request for a federal disaster declaration for severe storms in early May.

Jul 9, 2020

Supreme Court rejects Trump’s broad claims, but records stay private

Rejecting President Donald Trump’s complaints that he's being harassed, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in favor of a New York prosecutor’s demands for the billionaire president’s tax records.

Jun 3, 2020

St. Louis County executive says Trump ‘fanning the flames’

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of “fanning the flames” of violence amid days of unrest across the nation after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis

May 12, 2020

Trump praise of ‘tormented’ Flynn raises pardon speculation

President Donald Trump voiced strong support last week for his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, raising speculation that a pardon may be coming after Flynn’s lawyers disclosed internal FBI documents they claim show the FBI tried to “intentionally frame” him. Trump said he believes Flynn should now be cleared in court, but if that […]

Apr 21, 2020

Poll: Americans sour on China amid pandemic, broader rivalry

Americans are increasingly hostile toward China as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on the U.S. and global economies and after three years of Trump administration antagonism toward the country, according to a nationwide poll. The poll, conducted last month by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center, found that two-thirds of those surveyed, or 66 percent, had […]

Apr 15, 2020

Trump directs halt to payments to WHO during virus pandemic

President Donald Trump said this week he was cutting off U.S. payments to the World Health Organization during the coronavirus pandemic, accusing the organization of failing to do enough to stop the virus from spreading when it first surfaced in China. Trump, who had telegraphed his intentions last week, claimed the outbreak could have been […]

Apr 13, 2020

Fauci comments on US virus response seem to draw Trump’s ire

Social restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus could have saved lives if they’d been started earlier, and when they’re eased new cases are certain to arise, said the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, seeming to draw the ire of President Donald Trump. Trump, who has been chafing at criticism […]

Apr 8, 2020

Trump challenges authority, independence of agency watchdogs

President Donald Trump is moving aggressively to challenge the authority and independence of agency watchdogs overseeing his administration, including removing the inspector general tasked with overseeing the $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package that passed Congress with bipartisan support. In four days, Trump has fired one inspector general tied to his impeachment, castigated another he felt [...]

Mar 23, 2020

Presidents in health crises: Trump more hands-on than many

Woodrow Wilson was more focused on the end of World War I than a flu virus that was making its way around the globe, ultimately sickening hundreds of thousands of Americans, including the president himself. George W. Bush stood with a bullhorn on a pile of rubble after the 9/11 attacks on lower Manhattan and […]

Mar 18, 2020

Trump’s economic rescue package could approach $1 trillion

In a massive federal effort, President Donald Trump asked Congress to speed emergency checks to Americans, enlisted the military for MASH-like hospitals and implored ordinary people — particularly socially active millennials — to do their part by staying home to stop the spread of the  coronavirus. His proposed economic package alone could approach $1 trillion, […]

Mar 13, 2020

Fleeing Maduro, Venezuelans find nightmare in Trump’s jails

When Jose Ramon Zambrano and his pregnant wife crossed the Rio Grande to apply for asylum in the U.S., they were looking for a fresh start far away from a certain arrest in his native Venezuela, where his mother is a prominent government opponent. Instead, he spent six months locked up in Texas, separated from […]

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