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‘Normally, people don’t play with kids’ lives’: Trump’s push to reopen schools becomes another partisan fight

‘Normally, people don’t play with kids’ lives’: Trump’s push to reopen schools becomes another partisan fight

President Donald Trump‘s attempts to strong-arm schools into reopening has turned a national challenge into another chaotic partisan debate, pitting his loyalists against teachers, health care professionals and more cautious political leaders wary of rushing the process. The fight is unfolding as large swaths of the United States report record Covid-19 case counts and some…MORE

US-Canada border closure to be extended another month, officials say

US-Canada border closure to be extended another month, officials say

The US border with Canada border is expected to remain closed until at least August 21, two Canadian government sources with knowledge of the situation tell CNN, extending the ban on non-essential travel between the two countries for another month. The extended restrictions will include stepped-up enforcement and surveillance at most Canadian land borders in…MORE

Virginia Republican congressman tests positive for coronavirus

Virginia Republican congressman tests positive for coronavirus

Republican Rep. Morgan Griffith of Virginia has tested positive for the coronavirus after developing symptoms, his office announced Tuesday. Griffith does not have significant symptoms and will continue to self-isolate, the office said. In recent weeks, Griffith has been active on Capitol Hill, attending hearings and press conferences relating to the coronavirus pandemic. In several…MORE

Fauci spat illustrates what some fear is a directionless White House

Fauci spat illustrates what some fear is a directionless White House

The public spat unfolding this week between the White House and the nation’s respected top infectious disease specialist has vexed some allies of President Donald Trump, whose visions for a highly focused reelection season have instead been replaced with unpopular fights and obscure fixations. After outcry, the White House appeared to be recalibrating its approach…MORE

Immigrant families in detention have until Friday to make a difficult decision

Immigrant families in detention have until Friday to make a difficult decision

Hundreds of immigrant families in US Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody may have to decide by the end of this week whether they’ll separate from their children or stay in detention together. The decision facing parents was prompted by a June court order that called for the release of children in federal family detention in…MORE

Trump to discuss China in afternoon Rose Garden event

Trump to discuss China in afternoon Rose Garden event

President Donald Trump plans to address China during afternoon remarks at the White House, officials said. The 5 p.m. ET Rose Garden event was added to the President’s schedule mid-afternoon. It was billed as a “press conference,” though previously the White House has advertised events as press conferences only to have Trump depart without taking…MORE

Graham on Mueller testifying: ‘He has a lot to account for’

Graham on Mueller testifying: ‘He has a lot to account for’

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham on Tuesday vowed to press former special counsel Robert Mueller about new developments that raised issues with the FBI’s investigation into President Donald Trump’s team and Russia when the South Carolina Republican calls Mueller to testify before the Senate. Graham reiterated his intention to seek Mueller’s testimony before the Senate…MORE

New Ivanka Trump initiative tells out-of-work Americans to ‘find something new’

New Ivanka Trump initiative tells out-of-work Americans to ‘find something new’

Four months before the presidential election, Ivanka Trump, adviser to her father President Donald Trump, is promoting a new ad campaign dubbed, “Find Something New.” Aimed at helping unemployed Americans find new careers, the initiative launched Tuesday with a virtual roundtable hosted at the White House featuring Ivanka Trump and business leaders, including Apple CEO…MORE

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