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We begin on Friday, October 2nd, following his announcement late into Thursday night that he and the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19, President Trump leaves the White House for Walter Reed Military Medical Center “out of an abundance of caution.”
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As a result of Trump’s positive test, the Trump campaign postpones all future campaign events. Vice President Mike Pence tests negative for the virus while campaign manager Bill Stepien and former White House adviser Kellyanne Conway test positive. Senators Ron Johnson, Thom Tillis, and Mike Lee also tested positive.
It’s a very sobering moment for the presidency. Faced with a deadly virus with a month until the election created the type of chaos you only see from a so-called October surprise.
Saturday, October 3rd, mixed messages emerge from the White House after Trump’s physician Dr. Sean Conley paints a rosy characterization of
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The White House on Sunday changed tactics yet again on boosting the pandemic-hit US economy, this time urging lawmakers to back a plan to help small businesses weeks ahead of the presidential election.
The change comes after President Donald Trump’s Republican Party and Democrats both rejected, for different reasons, a beefed-up $1.8 trillion economic rescue plan proposed Friday.
In a letter Sunday to Congress, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urged backing for a bill allowing some $130 billion in unused funds from a previous support plan to be redirected.
The money would be earmarked for businesses, particularly small and medium-sized companies, that are facing declining revenues while negotiations for more support drag on.
“Now is the time for us to come together and immediately vote on a bill to allow us to spend the unused Paycheck Protection Program funds while we continue to
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Oct. 11 (UPI) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on Sunday sent a letter to Congress calling for the release of unused Paycheck Protection Program funds amid ongoing talks on an additional round of COVID-19 stimulus.
Mnuchin and Meadows urged lawmakers to release the $134 billion in loans provided to small businesses to maintain operations and retain employees included in the $2 trillion CARES Act passed in March, while also criticizing Congress — particularly House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer — for their “all-or-nothing” approach to negotiating additional stimulus.
“The House has passed two separate partisan bills instead of compromising with us on bipartisan legislation like we have done in the past,” they wrote. “We will continue to try to work with Speaker Pelosi and Senator Schumer. It is not just about the top-line number but also about legislation
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• BYOB Fitness, whose slogans have included “Build Your Own Body” and “Helping You Build the Best Version of Yourself,” opened in a former video store at 8231 Hohman Avenue in Munster.
The gym offers personal training, group classes, nutritional counseling, boot camps, and pop-up shops. It helps clients who want to build muscle, lose weight, change eating habits or just get coached by a trainer to reach their fitness goals.
Catering to both men and women, it offers certified instructors, full-body workouts, and live classes for all fitness levels. The fitness center offers private training and group classes such as yoga, core and cardio.
A retail section at the fitness center also sells items like tank tops, crew necks, face masks, water bottles and gym bags.
For more information, visit www.buildyourownbodybygina.com.
• Supermercado Durango just opened in Griffith.
The locally owned independent Mexican grocery store is now doing business
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President Trump’s economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Sunday that Senate Republicans will “go along with” the $1.8 trillion White House stimulus proposal despite their vocal pushback.
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Trump economic adviser: Senate Republicans will ‘go along with’ White House stimulus proposal despite their pushback
Kudlow told CNN’s “State of the Union” that the White House expects support from Republicans in the upper chamber. A source told The Hill on Saturday that several senators expressed “significant concerns” about the proposal’s cost in a call with administration officials.
The White House economic adviser said on Sunday he does not think the coronavirus stimulus bill is “dead.”
“Republicans in the Senate put up their own bill a few weeks ago and got 53 votes, I think it was, so they united,” he said. “I think if an agreement can be reached, they will go along with it.”
Kudlow also criticized
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Donald Trump insisted on Thursday he was ready to resume campaign rallies and felt “perfect” only one week after his Covid-19 diagnosis.
Sidelined from the trail because of his bout with coronavirus, President Donald Trump is planning to hold a campaign event at the White House this weekend, a person with knowledge of the event told USA TODAY.
Trump expects to speak from a balcony at the White House on Saturday, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Details were not immediately clear.
Planning for the event comes as the White House has been criticized for hosting an official ceremony last weekend on the South Lawn from which many attendees later tested positive for the virus. Dr. Anthony Fauci described that event, to mark the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, as a “super spreader.”
Trump has also faced criticism
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White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Friday that President Trump has signed off on a new proposal for a coronavirus relief deal with Congress.
“The developments are very positive. They are very constructive. This is breakthrough stuff,” Mr. Kudlow said.
He didn’t give too many details on when the deal will be announced, but he expected it to include funds for small business Paycheck Protection Program loans, direct payments to Americans, enhanced unemployment benefits and airline relief.
The proposal is expected to be about $1.8 trillion, according to multiple reports.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin spoke Friday about the proposal for about 30 minutes, but no deal between the White House and Democrats has been reached.
“Of special concern, is the absence of an agreement on a strategic plan to crush the virus,” said Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill. “For this and other provisions,
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- Postmaster General Louis DeJoy hired a consulting firm with ties to President Trump to represent him after the House Oversight Committee launched an investigation into his private business.
- The investigation follows a Washington Post report that the longtime Republican fundraiser may have violated campaign fundraising law.
- Patomak Global Partners was founded by Paul Atkins, a former SEC executive who has advised Trump on financial deregulation and served on his business council.
- A USPS spokesperson said the work performed by DeJoy’s personal firms, Patomak and RLF Communications, does not relate to his duties as Postmaster General or its main PR agency, Weber Shandwick.
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US Postmaster General Louis DeJoy hired a consulting and PR firm with deep ties to the Trump administration as he faces allegations that he violated campaign fundraising laws as a private businessman and Republican fundraiser, Business Insider has learned.
BUSINESS OWNERS’ ENDORSEMENTS. Two influential southern New Hampshire business leaders are endorsing Republican 1st Congressional District U.S. House candidate Matt Mowers after previously endorsing Mower’s foe, Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas, in 2018.>> Download the FREE WMUR appTom Boucher, owner and CEO of Great NH Restaurants, Inc., and Bill Greiner, founder of Primary Bank, said Mowers will prioritize New Hampshire families and businesses. The two are backing Mowers while at the same time endorsing Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in the U.S. Senate race. Boucher, in fact, appears in the most recent Shaheen television ad. Boucher and Greiner said Pappas broke promises to them that he would be “a strong pro-business vote in the House” and would support “critical legislation that helps restaurants create and keep jobs.” But they said Pappas, once in office, voted with Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi 100 percent of the time. “Mowers will always put New … Read More