NEW YORK — With less than two weeks to go before the U.S. presidential election, investors may be placing too much confidence in a decisive win by Democratic challenger Joe Biden as his lead in opinion polls narrows.
NEW YORK — The COVID-19 death toll could reach a half million in the United States by February unless nearly all Americans wear face masks, researchers said on Friday, a day after the number of new infections reported across the country approached a record high.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said that if elected he would put together a bipartisan commission of scholars to examine reforming a federal judiciary he called “out of whack,” noting that there are alternatives to consider besides expanding the Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday negotiators were making progress in talks with the Trump administration for another round of financial aid amid the COVID-19 pandemic and that legislation could be hammered out “pretty soon.”
WASHINGTON — The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved President Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime Supreme Court seat despite a Democratic boycott, clearing the way for a final Senate confirmation vote planned for Monday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that while Iran was a “bad actor,” Russia was the real villain in allegations by senior U.S. intelligence officials that Moscow and Tehran have sought to meddle in the 2020 U.S. election.
(Reuters) — The White House on Thursday released raw footage from President Donald Trump’s contentious interview with “60 Minutes” reporter Lesley Stahl, breaking an agreement to keep the material private until an edited version could air this weekend.
WASHINGTON - House Democrats are offering several concessions to Republicans on pandemic-related tax items, including a temporary fix to the thorny problem of how teleworkers and others who work in multiple states during the pandemic should be taxed.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday scheduled an Oct. 22 vote to advance to the full Senate appellate judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court, moving ahead with the confirmation process over Democratic objections.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden flew on an airplane with a person who subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 but Biden was not in close contact with the person and there is no need for him to quarantine, his campaign said on Thursday.
Forty years after going AWOL from the U.S. Army and still dealing with decades of post-traumatic stress and “anger issues,” William Fuller of Littleton finally had his conditions confirmed by government experts and looked forward to receiving Veterans Administration benefits.
MOSCOW - The Kremlin said on Wednesday that Russia had not clinched a deal with the United States to extend the New START arms pact, the last major nuclear treaty between the two countries, despite U.S. assertions suggesting significant progress.
WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday opened its four-day confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett in what the panel’s chairman predicted would be a “long contentious week,” as Republicans seek to approve her ahead of the Nov. …
The senate hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett began Monday. Last week in anticipation of the hearings, 24 Republican governors from the United States and its territories signed a letter urging for Senate approval of President Donald Trump’s nominee despite the election linge…
ROCHESTER — Diane Foley, the mother of slain freelance journalist James Foley, said a fitting legacy for her son would be for the next elected Congress and president to embrace legislation that would help rescue other Americans detained by ISIS and other terrorist groups around the globe.
ROCHESTER — Diane Foley, the mother of slain photographer James Foley, said she’s optimistic bipartisan support is building for legislation to rescue other Americans detained by ISIS and other terrorist organizations around the globe.
(Reuters) — The planned Oct. 15 debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden was officially canceled on Friday a day after Trump rejected a decision by the nonpartisan commission organizing it to change its format to a virtual event to guard against the spread of…
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — President Donald Trump, eager to get back on the election campaign trail after being sidelined by a COVID-19 infection, will begin by giving remarks to supporters outdoors at the White House on Saturday then hold a rally in Florida two days later.
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is prepared to make a roughly $1.8 trillion offer to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as it has begun to urgently seek a new economic relief package just three days after the president declared negotiations over.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump added more turbulence to the U.S. election campaign on Thursday, pulling out of an Oct. 15 debate with Democratic rival Joe Biden after it was changed to a virtual event to guard against the spread of COVID-19.
PHOENIX — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Thursday that Americans will learn his position on increasing the number of justices on the U.S. Supreme Court if he defeats President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 election.
Wednesday night’s matchup between Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic challenger Sen. Kamala Harris unfolded largely free of the chaos that marred last week’s debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.
WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, one of President Donald Trump’s most powerful allies in Washington, has avoided visiting the White House for more than two months because of its handling of the coronavirus, he told reporters on Thursday.
Thirteen people, including seven men associated with the Wolverine Watchmen militia group, have been arrested in a sweeping takedown of plots to kidnap the Michigan governor, attack the state capitol building and incite violence.
WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said legislation to help airline companies survive the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic could only move through Congress with guarantees that a comprehensive aid bill would be developed too.