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Trump appoints Navarro to lead Defense Production Act efforts after forcing GM to make ventilators

Fox News (Politics) - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 17:48
President Trump announced Friday he is appointing his trade adviser Peter Navarro to serve as his national Defense Production Act policy coordinator after using the act to force General Motors to begin making ventilators to treat coronavirus patients.

Coronavirus relief bill contains nearly $12 billion in questionable spending

Fox News (Politics) - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 17:26
President Trump signed the more than $2 trillion coronavirus relief package on Friday and said it would help American workers across the country -- but the bill also includes millions for items unrelated to the pandemic.

Fox News Poll: Biden leads Trump, wins high marks for female VP pledge

Fox News (Politics) - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 17:05
Former Vice President Joe Biden bests President Donald Trump by nine points in a 2020 ballot test, in the first Fox News Poll since Biden became the de facto Democratic nominee. 

Democracy 2020 Digest: Trump faces fresh political attacks on coronavirus response

Fox News (Politics) - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 17:04
Trump's coming under attack by Biden and pro-Biden super PACs over his response to the coronavirus. But will the criticism backfire on Biden?

Obama admin repeatedly sought millions in CDC funding cuts, despite Biden's attacks on Trump preparedness

Fox News (Politics) - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 16:41
The Obama administration repeatedly sought to cut hundreds of millions of dollars in funding to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to its yearly budget requests -- a revelation that seemingly undercuts former Vice President Joe Biden's claims that President Trump's own budget proposals left Americans vulnerable to a pandemic.

Governors suspicious of relaxing coronavirus restrictions as Trump floats reopening economy

Fox News (Politics) - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 16:18
Many of the governors who have played leading roles in managing the U.S. response to coronavirus are suspicious of the prospect of reopening their economies in the near future even as the Trump administration circulated a memo Thursday that signaled it could soon begin pushing for rolled back social distancing measures.

Trump invokes Defense Production Act to force GM to make ventilators after stalled talks

Fox News (Politics) - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 15:57
President Trump said Friday that he had directed Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to require General Motors to begin making ventilators under the Defense Production Act to combat the coronavirus pandemic after negotiations with the automaker had stalled. 

Usual fiscal hawks muted, muzzled as coronavirus bill poised to swell deficit

Fox News (Politics) - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 15:31
The usually outspoken champions of fiscal discipline were either muted in their concerns -- or muzzled by congressional leadership -- as the massive $2 trillion coronavirus response bill was approved by Congress on Friday. 

Two more members of Congress test positive for coronavirus

Fox News (Politics) - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 15:23
Two more lawmakers announced Friday they have tested positive for coronavirus, as South Carolina Rep. Joe Cunningham and Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Kelly became the fourth and fifth members of Congress to become infected.

Railing Against the Fox Virus?

TownHall Latest columns - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 06:35
The extra-large pack of journalists who equate liberalism and professionalism in their work cannot stand that Fox News exists.

Trump says US working closely with China on coronavirus after call with Xi

Fox News (Politics) - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 01:20
President Trump said Friday that he had a "very good" conversation with President Xi of China after reports emerged that the two have not spoken since the early stages of the outbreak.

GQ scribe panned on social media after swipe at Trump amid coronavirus outbreak

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 23:47
GQ correspondent Julia Ioffe took the opportunity to swipe President Trump after the United States exceeded other nations in reported coronavirus cases. 

Sen. Steve Daines, State Dept facilitate last-minute escapes for citizens trapped abroad amid coronavirus pandemic

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 23:45
Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, and his staff have facilitated numerous emergency repatriation flights for U.S. citizens trapped abroad amid the growing coronavirus epidemic -- including a last-minute escape from Africa that highlights the risks for Americans overseas, Fox News has learned.

Real ID deadline pushed back a year due to coronavirus, DHS secretary announces

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 21:13
The Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday it would be delaying the deadline for Americans to apply and receive a REAL ID-- a driver's license with a gold star in the top right corner-- due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Trump says he may stop calling coronavirus the 'Chinese virus'

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 20:07
President Trump said at a briefing Thursday he may stop referring to coronavirus as “Chinese Virus” if it bothered the Chinese community. 

Ilhan Omar calls for 'national lockdown' amid COVID-19 outbreak

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 19:37
Rep. Ilhan Omar on Thursday called for the Trump administration to issue a “national lockdown” in response to reports that the United States is now leading the world in confirmed coronavirus cases.

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