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Pompeo says U.S. considers welcoming Hong Kong people, entrepreneurs

By Humeyra Pamuk and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is considering the option of welcoming people from

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GOP senators critical of Trump's response to unrest following Floyd's death

Top GOP senators are calling on President Donald Trump to take a far more compassionate approach amid the deep unrest following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota, raising concerns that the President's erratic handling of the crisis so far threatens to divide a badly bruised nation further.

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Spurs coach Popovich calls for change, dismisses Trump as 'fool'

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has called out President Donald Trump for a lack of leadership in the face

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Tammy Duckworth: Fight for the justice that George Floyd didn't get

Senator Tammy Duckworth, reacting to the death of George Floyd, writes that we need legislation that encourages every state to establish a transparent system where an independent prosecutor reviews police uses of force and prosecutes officers who break the very laws they were entrusted to enforce.

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The Pompeo Senate speculation is officially over

Mike Pompeo is definitely not running for Senate this fall.

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Trump calls for Supreme Court to reconsider flag burning laws

President Donald Trump said Monday that he'd support laws criminalizing flag burning, saying in a call with governors that it's time for the Supreme Court to take up the issue again as nationwide protests have intensified over the death of George Floyd.

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Trump Tells States to ‘Dominate’ Protests in Call for Crackdown

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump demanded a crackdown on protests that have rocked cities across the country over the past

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McConnell seeks to move House-passed fix to Paycheck Protection Program as soon as possible

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is checking with senators to see if a bill to fix elements of the emergency small business lending program, passed overwhelmingly by the House last week, can pass the chamber unanimously, according to two aides.

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McConnell Seeks Fast Track to Ease PPP Rules for Small Business

(Bloomberg) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will attempt to expedite approval of changes to the popular Paycheck Protection Program

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U.S. Senate leader hopes for quick passage of House coronavirus small business bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he hoped the Senate would soon pass legislation

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Anti-Trump Republican group attacks Trump on race in new ad

The anti-Trump Republican group, The Lincoln Project, is planning to air a new attack ad blasting President Donald Trump's record on race relations in the US.

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Hidden Cost of Mass Layoffs: Why Job Cuts Won’t Solve States’ Budget Crisis

(Bloomberg) -- In Ohio, Governor Mike DeWine froze hiring. New York’s Andrew Cuomo halted raises for 85,000 union workers, including

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N.J. May Have to Fire 200,000 Public Workers, Murphy Says

(Bloomberg) -- New Jersey may have to cut half the state’s 400,000 public employees if the federal government doesn’t help

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'There should be no stigma': Mitch McConnell stresses importance of wearing a mask in public

Mitch McConnell stressed the importance of wearing a mask in public to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in comments

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‘Rich Mitch’: Republican group that infuriated Trump takes aim at Senate leader in new ad

A campaign group formed by anti-Trump Republican operatives has launched a TV commercial against the party’s leader in the Senate,

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Republicans Are Settling for Waiting and Seeing

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- With the flood of new U.S. unemployment filings swelling past 40 million this week, the divide between

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Trump administration won't require the NRA and other groups to disclose donors to tax officials

Some tax-exempt organizations, such as the National Rifle Association, will no longer have to disclose their major donors' identities to

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Twitter employee attacked over 'bias' after company fact-checks Trump tweets

Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey has made a statement that he is “ultimately accountable for [Twitter’s] actions as a company”, following

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Trump a 'racist tangerine' and his govt 'Nazis', Twitter integrity chief's old tweets draw ire of White House

Yoel Roth's tweets also referred to the president's advisor Kellyanne Conway to Nazi propaganda master Joseph Goebbels

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New York's Cuomo says Congress 'abusing' states worst hit by coronavirus

By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called on Wednesday for the U.S. Congress to "stop

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Money pours into North Carolina as battle for U.S. Senate heats up

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Thom Tillis is used to being in a tight spot in

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Senate Democrats Seek $8 Billion in Aid for Food Supply Chain

(Bloomberg) -- Senate Democrats are seeking $8 billion in the next coronavirus relief package to strengthen the food supply chain

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House GOP sues to stop remote voting rule change

House Republican leaders have sued to stop a remote voting rule change set to be used in the House for the first time this week, a move that underscores the continuing divide between the two parties over whether it's safe to return to work amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Are the Coronavirus Bailouts Working? What We Know So Far

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- This is the first of two columns. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

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American Politics Is Now Democrats vs. Authoritarians

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- The Democratic Party now confronts a predicament familiar to democratic political parties in authoritarian states such as

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