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Trump criticism aside, governors call for more federal help

President Donald Trump holds up a news article as speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on Monday in Washington. AP Photo by Alex Brandon

A chorus of governors from both parties pushed back hard after President Donald Trump accused Democrats of playing “a very dangerous political game” by insisting there is a shortage of tests for the coronavirus. The governors countered that the White ...

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GOP lawmakers push for ‘clean’ extension of payroll program

With a key coronavirus rescue fund nearly exhausted, negotiations are accelerating in Washington over President Donald Trump’s $250 billion emergency request to help smaller employers across the country keep workers on their payroll. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Treasury ...

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US job losses mount as economic pain deepens worldwide

The ranks of Americans thrown out of work by the coronavirus ballooned Thursday to more than 20 million in just four weeks, an unprecedented collapse fueling widening protests and propelling President Donald Trump’s push to relax the nation’s social distancing ...

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