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Trump push on $2K checks flops as GOP-led Senate won’t vote
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell all but shut the door on President Donald Trump's push for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks, declaring Congress has provided enough pandemic aid as he blocked another attempt by Democrats to force a vote.
The decline and resilience of the West
In a first in our postwar history, the West this year found itself in the midst of a major crisis without a leader. Well, the helm was not exactly empty, but rather occupied by a leader who divided the West instead of bringing it together, while also unleashing the darkest of forces.
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Biden warns of Trump officials' 'roadblocks' to transition
President-elect Joe Biden is warning of massive damage done to the national security apparatus by the Trump administration and "roadblocks" in communication between agency officials and his transition team that could undermine Americans' security.
US President Donald Trump signed a COVID-19 relief package in the amount of 900 billion dollars, which ended the several-day drama due to his refusal to sign the bill and approve the legislation that was adopted in both houses of Congress.
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Trump signs massive measure funding government, COVID relief
President Donald Trump has signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package, ending days of drama over his refusal to accept the bipartisan deal that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and avert a federal government shutdown.
Trump refuses to budge over aid bill, imperiling jobless benefits for millions
Millions of Americans are about to see their jobless benefits expire on Dec. 26 as President Donald Trump has so far refused to sign into law a $2.3 trillion pandemic aid and spending package, insisting that it did not do enough to help everyday people.
US: Trump Pardons Some of His Close Associates in His Last Days as President
US President Donald Trump has pardoned his former campaign manager Paul Manafort, ex-adviser Roger Stone and the father of Mr Trump's son-in-law.
Mr Manafort was convicted in 2018 in an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election.
Mr Trump had previously commuted the prison sentence of Mr Stone, who was convicted of lying to Congress.
Trump grants full pardon to Russia probe figure George Papadopoulos
President Donald Trump granted a full pardon on Tuesday to George Papadopoulos, a former campaign aide who pleaded guilty as part of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Trump rejects COVID relief bill, calling it 'a disgrace'
President Donald Trump on Dec. 22 rejected a massive COVID economic relief package passed by Congress, branding it "a disgrace" in an act of political brinkmanship less than a month before he must leave office and when millions of Americans are suffering fallout from the pandemic.
Trump says cyberattack 'under control,' plays down Russian role
President Donald Trump on Dec. 19 downplayed a massive cyberattack on U.S. government agencies, declaring it "under control" and undercutting the assessment by his own administration that Russia was to blame.