White House, House Democrats reach deal on coronavirus economic relief package

The White House and House Democrats reached agreement Friday on a coronavirus relief package to spend tens of billions of dollars on sick leave, unemployment insurance, food stamps and other measures to address the unfolding crisis.

Trump declared a national emergency for coronavirus. Here’s what that means.

Under the 1976 National Emergencies Act, the president is empowered to invoke any of more than 120 statutory powers to address a crisis.

Trump declared a national emergency for coronavirus. Here’s what that means.

Under the 1976 National Emergencies Act, the president is empowered to invoke any of more than 120 statutory powers to address a crisis.

Louisiana postpones April 4 primary because of coronavirus

Louisiana's chief elections officer is asking the governor to postpone the state's April 4 presidential primary election for two months because of the new coronavirus.

Louisiana postpones April 4 primary because of coronavirus

Louisiana's chief elections officer is asking the governor to postpone the state's April 4 presidential primary election for two months because of the new coronavirus.

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Coronavirus is a grave threat to restaurants, salons, and wage earners. We must help them fast | Maria Panaritis

As Washington debates who to rescue first, Big Corporations or The Little Guy, the answer is clear: Send cash, mortgage relief and bolstered unemployment insurance to The Little Guy.
Opinion

Coronavirus is a grave threat to restaurants, salons, and wage earners. We must help them fast | Maria Panaritis

As Washington debates who to rescue first, Big Corporations or The Little Guy, the answer is clear: Send cash, mortgage relief and bolstered unemployment insurance to The Little Guy.
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Bernie Sanders is staffing up in Pa. as his 2020 hopes fade — and coronavirus transforms the campaign

The campaign announced the opening of five new field offices in Pennsylvania, but quickly warned they may not stay open for long, given a shift to more digital organizing prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. general: U.S. strikes destroy weapons depots, more remain

The Pentagon says the U.S. launched airstrikes Thursday in Iraq, targeting the Iranian-backed Shia militia members believed responsible for the rocket attack that killed and wounded American and British troops at a base north of Baghdad.

Coronavirus could wreak havoc on Pennsylvania’s primary election

The primary is seven weeks away. The coronavirus pandemic is uncomfortably much closer than that.

Philadelphia councilmember introduces bill to ban discrimination based on natural hairstyles

If Cherelle Parker's bill passes, Philadelphia would become the first municipality in Pennsylvania to ban discrimination against African Americans who wear their hair in braids, dreadlocks, and twists, or ornamented with beads and barrettes.

Amid coronavirus fears, Philadelphia City Council considers pressuring for an end to evictions, foreclosures, utility shutoffs

“We believe housing is a human right, and no one should make a choice between their safety, health, and having to keep a roof over their heads,” Councilmember Helen Gym said.

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Pa. lawmakers plan to meet in the Capitol next week, despite coronavirus concerns

Starting Friday, all public events in the Capitol are canceled until further notice, state officials said. That includes tours, school field trips, and rallies.

Biden is drawing a sharp contrast with Trump as the coronavirus spreads

Joe Biden’s nostalgic talk about experience, stability, and order doesn’t make for the most thrilling campaign platform. But amid a global health crisis, it may suddenly find new relevance.

Pennsylvania’s Health Department is keeping coronavirus details from local officials

Montgomery County has publicized details about its coronavirus patients, including the towns they live in. But in other counties, including Delaware County, the state is withholding that information, even from local officials.

Bernie Sanders won in Pa.’s reddest counties. Why supporters there have abandoned him.

Some voters in rural areas of Pa. say they supported Sanders in 2016 as a protest vote against Hillary Clinton. Some went on to vote for Donald Trump and have left the Democratic Party.

Dem debate shifts from Phoenix to D.C. due to virus concerns

The Democratic National Committee is moving Sunday's presidential debate from Arizona to Washington because of concerns about coronavirus.

Biden names Clinton-Obama veteran as new campaign manager

As he looks ahead to a potential general election matchup with President Donald Trump, Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden has shaken up his campaign leadership again by naming a veteran of Barack Obama's and Hillary Clinton's White House bids as his campaign manager

Trump said ‘anybody that wants a test’ for coronavirus can get one. He’s wrong.

President Donald Trump claimed that anybody who wants to get tested for the coronavirus can do so. He’s wrong.

Brazilian president who met Trump tests positive for coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s communications director tested positive for the new coronavirus, just days after traveling with Bolsonaro to a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Florida.

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