Thursday morning news – July 30, 2020

U.S. to pull 12,000 troops out of Germany » The United States is moving nearly 12,000 troops out of Germany. Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced the plan on Wednesday.  ESPER: Of the 11,900, nearly 5,600 servicemembers will be repositioned within NATO countries. and approximately 6,400 will return to the United States, though many of these...

Wednesday morning news – July 29, 2020

Attorney general testifies on protest response, high profile prosecutions » Attorney General William Barr faced lawmakers on Capitol Hill Tuesday. He defended the federal law enforcement response to civil unrest.  BARR: Obviously, as I’ve said from the beginning, these peaceful protests in many places are being hijacked by a very hard core of instigators, violent...

Tuesday morning news – July 28, 2020

GOP senators unveil new coronavirus relief proposal » Senate Republicans unveiled their vision for a new coronavirus relief package Monday.  It would include another round of $1,200 stimulus payments to many Americans. And Senator Chuck Grassley said the plan would continue a federal boost to jobless benefits, but not at the same level. GRASSLEY: We...

Monday morning news – July 27, 2020

Republicans set to unveil coronavirus relief package » Republicans are set to unveil their proposal today for the next coronavirus relief package. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said it will include another federal boost to jobless benefits but it won’t extend the $600 per week benefit. 

Friday morning news – July 24, 2020

Trump calls of Fla. segment of GOP convention » President Trump announced Thursday that he’s canceling his in-person speech at the Republican National Convention … and other RNC activities in Florida.

Thursday morning news – July 23, 2020

U.S. orders closure of Chinese consulate in Houston » The U.S. government has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston … as tensions between the two countries continue to rise. 

Wednesday morning news – July 22, 2020

DOJ: Chinese hackers targeted COVID-19 research » The Justice Department on Tuesday indicted two Chinese suspects … on charges of stealing hundreds of millions of dollars in intellectual property and trade secrets from companies around the world. John Demers is assistant attorney general of the Justice Department’s National Security Division. He said the Chinese plot...

Tuesday morning news – July 21, 2020

Lawmakers set to clash on new stimulus bill » Lawmakers have returned to Capitol Hill this week with pressure mounting to pass another economic relief bill. But the battle lines are already forming on key proposals.  At the end of this month, those now getting jobless benefits will no longer receive an extra $600 dollars...

Tuesday morning news – May 26, 2020

U.S. bans travel from Brazil amid COVID-19 outbreak » The White House has announced that it’s banning travel to the United States from Brazil.  The move came just hours after National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien noted a worsening COVID-19 crisis there.

Tuesday morning news – May 19, 2020

Many states loosen coronavirus restrictions this week » It’s a big week for reopening across the country. Almost half of all states are loosening restraints in some form this week.