Ohio Democratic Party Received $334k PPP Loan after Criticizing Coronavirus-Relief Program

A campaign-finance report disclosed the $333,867 loan, which was approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration on April 30.

GOP Senators Preparing $1.3 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package to Counter House Dems’ Proposal

The GOP proposal will likely include aid to schools, hospitals, and businesses, along with liability protections for companies.

When ‘Boundary Policing’ Becomes Intimidation: How the Media Protect Their Turf

For peddlers of ideology, free inquiry is a business risk — hence the obsession with stamping out samizdat.

GOP Senators Ask FCC to ‘Clearly Define’ Section 230 Protections for Big Tech

They argue that the law has been abused and that social media companies favor certain political viewpoints.

W.H. Economics Adviser Stephen Moore: ‘We Don’t Need’ More Covid Relief Legislation after Positive Jobs Report

“There’s no reason to have a major spending bill. The sense of urgent crisis is very greatly dissipated by the

L.A. to Slash Police Budget up to $150 Million in Order to ‘Invest’ in Communities of Color

The mayor said cuts would be made “to every department, including the Police Department, because we all have to be

Trump Admin. to End Waivers that Allow Some Foreign Businesses to Work on Iranian Nuclear Sites

It is unclear if the companies involved in work at Iran’s nuclear sites would cease their involvement in response to

DOJ Drops Insider Trading Probe Into Three Senators, Still Investigating Burr for Coronavirus Sell-Off

The Justice Department has dropped insider-trading investigations into three senators but remains focused on Senator Richard Burr.

China Warns U.S. Pushing to ‘Brink of New Cold War’ with Coronavirus Accusations

Continuing trade negotiations have been threatened as the two countries trade barbs over the coronavirus pandemic.

Lindsey Graham: ‘This Is the Time’ to Push for Infrastructure Bill

“It really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to give a facelift to the country” Graham said regarding the bill.

Three Million Workers File for Unemployment in Past Week, Bringing Crisis Total to 36 Million

Some 21.8 percent of the U.S. workforce is now unemployed, due to mass business closures imposed to mitigate the spread

LA City Council Votes to Identify Hotels Refusing to Take in Homeless, Proposes ‘Commandeering’ Them

Hotels who participate will be reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for three fourths of the costs incurred.

Top Senate Republicans Dismiss Trump’s Tax-Cut Wishes

The president tweeted on Tuesday that “Payroll Taxes, and perhaps Capital Gains Taxes, must be put on the table.”

California Becomes First State to Tap Into Federal Funding to Pay Rising Unemployment

On Monday the state began to access its pre-approved $10 billion loan for paying unemployment through the end of July.

Republican Senators Warn of Rising Unemployment Rate as Benefits Outpace Wages for Many

The $2 trillion package passed last month by Congress infuses $250 billion more into unemployment insurance programs in response to the coronavirus.

McConnell Says It’s ‘Highly Likely’ That Next Coronavirus Relief Bill Will Include Funding for States and Cities

The majority leader said that Republicans “will proudly insist” that the next relief bill include liability protections.

CBO Predicts Deficit Will Reach $3.7 Trillion By End of Fiscal Year Due to Coronavirus Spending

The government will add over $2 trillion to the national debt in the remaining six months, bringing total national debt

Mnuchin Considers Lending Program for Oil Companies to Offset Effects of Pandemic, Supply Glut

Oil prices have collapsed during the pandemic, with decreased demand bringing U.S. crude prices below zero earlier this week.

AOC Only Democrat to Vote Against $484 Billion Coronavirus Relief Package

The House passed the bill, which includes $310 billion for the government’s phase-three Paycheck Protection Program, by a 388-5 margin.