What’s keeping Washington from a virus deal, explained

Meadows made his name in Washington — and he’s unpopular in many quarters in both parties — as a tea party bomb-thrower who forced out former House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, in 2015. Meadows has never been a consensus builder and he seems focused on tending to Trump’s conservative flank and trying to make sure […]

Coronavirus live updates: Outdoor manicures, massage, personal care are open again in Marin County

10:27 a.m. Trump’s plan for jobless aid requires states to buy in: President Trump’s promise of $400 a week in new jobless benefits requires states, already hard-pressed in coping with the pandemic, to provide $100 of that $400; and White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Sunday on CNN that the administration doesn’t yet know […]

Gavin Newsom, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi get Democratic convention speaking slots

The convention will be different from any other, thanks to the pandemic. Although the event will be headquartered in Milwaukee, no speaker will be live in the convention hall. Every speech will be delivered virtually, without a crowd to provide the usual energy of a rally.

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The Delaware State Housing Authority also is providing emergency assistance of up to $5,000 to homeowners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through the Delaware Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program, which was established several years ago. Funding for the housing assistance is being split equally between the state and New Castle County using Coronavirus Relief Funds received […]

Democrats roll out prime time convention speakers

Closing out the Democratic National Convention with speeches Thursday are a number of Biden’s former competitors in the 2020 race, including Senators Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California, and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. 

Kamala Harris Is Joe Biden’s Pick For Vice President

When Biden’s search for a running mate began, he talked of finding someone with whom he was “simpatico” and called back to the partnership he had with Obama, who found in Biden a trusted adviser worthy of a meaningful White House role. As Biden’s search deepend, his campaign took public-facing steps to suggest no bad […]

Coronavirus live updates: California sets record for most cases in a day

7:02 a.m. Avalanche of overtime hits SF Sheriff’s Office: San Francisco Senior Deputy Sheriff Michael Borovina Jr. logged 3,133 hours of overtime last year, netting him nearly $318,000 on top of his almost $128,000 base salary, according to municipal salary data. He ended up the highest overtime earner among all city employees in 2019. In […]

Democratic convention speakers span spectrum of US politics

Attempts at unity and diversity – racial and ethnic, gender and ideological – are apparent in each night’s headliners. Many other details, including who will speak live and whose remarks will be pre-taped, are not finalized. Biden also has not named a keynote speaker, who will be featured Tuesday, the same night Biden will be […]

‘There’s a Need for Organizers Everywhere’

In many respects, then, Jayapal is a politician of the moment. One of the most outspoken progressives in Congress, she represents an area that often functions like an incubator for left-wing policy and protest. The nation’s pundits would argue, perhaps, that what flies in Seattle won’t necessarily work anywhere else. Jayapal doesn’t buy that. “I […]

Biden VP pick: Susan Rice, the diplomat and lightning rod

How is Donald Trump doing in the polls? What to expect at Biden’s Democratic convention Yet many Democrats believe that she is the right person for the job of vice-president and that she would add lustre to the ticket. She worked with Mr Biden and other White House officials on the Iran nuclear deal of […]