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Trump says he’s eager to sign economic relief bill into law

March 30, 2020 at 12:21 pm | Articles | Colt Stanton -

JUDY WOODRUFF: An evening briefing by the Coronavirus Task Force at the White House wrapped up moments ago. And our Yamiche Alcindor joins us now for the very latest. So, Yamiche, we know, among other things, the president was talking about the compromise legislation that the Senate passed late last night, now headed to the

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“Trump says he’s eager to sign economic relief bill into law”

House passes largest economic relief package in history after voting drama

March 29, 2020 at 8:21 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

JUDY WOODRUFF: A mammoth pandemic rescue plan for the U.S., costing more than $2 trillion, is now law. President Trump signed it today, and he ordered a major automaker to start churning out ventilators. He also authorized calling up military and National Guard Reserves to active duty. That came as U.S. infections topped 100,000, the

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“House passes largest economic relief package in history after voting drama”

San Francisco mayor says ‘drastic steps’ by federal government needed to address crisis

March 26, 2020 at 5:21 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

JUDY WOODRUFF: New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that he will decide in the next 48 hours if he will order his city’s 8.6 million residents to shelter in place, in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Amna Nawaz speaks to a mayor whose city is already living under

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“San Francisco mayor says ‘drastic steps’ by federal government needed to address crisis”

What the U.S. federal government is doing to fight COVID-19

at 4:21 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

JUDY WOODRUFF: For the latest on the federal response, we turn now to our Lisa Desjardins, who’s been tracking the fast-moving developments on Capitol Hill, and Yamiche Alcindor, who’s following all of the news coming out of the White House. Hello to both of you. So, Yamiche, first, what details do we have at this

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“What the U.S. federal government is doing to fight COVID-19”

Md. Gov. Larry Hogan says government actions now will decide whether people ‘live or die’

March 21, 2020 at 8:21 pm | Articles | Colt Stanton -

JUDY WOODRUFF: As we reported, governors all over the country are taking unprecedented steps to limit the spread of the coronavirus in their state. Earlier today, Republican Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland ordered all restaurants, bars, gyms, and movie theaters in his state to close. And Governor Hogan joins us now from Annapolis, the capital.

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“Md. Gov. Larry Hogan says government actions now will decide whether people ‘live or die’”

Reports from states holding 2020 Democratic primaries amid pandemic

March 18, 2020 at 1:21 am | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

JUDY WOODRUFF: It is primary day never seen before in modern life, as voters cast their ballots in the middle of a global pandemic. Despite concerns of overcrowded polling stations, at a time of social distancing, and a postponement in Ohio, three other states pressed on with voting, Florida, Illinois and Arizona. And that’s where

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“Reports from states holding 2020 Democratic primaries amid pandemic”

Despite virus fears, Arizona prepares to go to the polls Tuesday

March 17, 2020 at 5:21 am | Blog | Colt Stanton -

JUDY WOODRUFF: Lisa will be back with Politics Monday in just a minute. But, first, election officials across the country are considering how to adjust to the pandemic. Louisiana, Georgia and Ohio have now postponed their primary contests, and candidates have scrapped public rallies altogether. Stephanie Sy has this report from Arizona, where some 80

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“Despite virus fears, Arizona prepares to go to the polls Tuesday”

The little-known story of the Republican Party’s 1st presidential nominee

March 13, 2020 at 7:21 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

JUDY WOODRUFF: Students of today’s politics are often looking for echoes in history that inform our present. A new book explores a chapter in American history with relevance to today that you may not know very much about. It is a story of how the illegitimate son of an immigrant rose to become the Republican

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“The little-known story of the Republican Party’s 1st presidential nominee”

What voters in 6 primary states are saying about Biden vs. Sanders

March 12, 2020 at 9:21 am | Blog | Colt Stanton -

JUDY WOODRUFF: Voters in six states, as we have been saying, will have their chance to weigh in on the Democratic presidential primary today. As John Yang reports, the two main contenders were on the trail to make their closing arguments, focusing heavily on delegate-rich Michigan. JOSEPH BIDEN (D), Presidential Candidate: Michigan, I’m counting on

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“What voters in 6 primary states are saying about Biden vs. Sanders”