President Donald Trump

Trump in ‘good spirits’ after testing positive for COVID-19; Biden tests negative

BY: , and - October 2, 2020

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump tweeted early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19, throwing the presidential campaign into a new uproar. “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” Trump tweeted. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told reporters Friday morning that […]

Trump reportedly ready to tap Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court

BY: - September 26, 2020

President Donald Trump plans to nominate federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to several media reports. Barrett, 48, is a judge for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, Ill. She was appointed to the position by Trump […]

COMMENTARY

Will a COVID-19 vaccine be safe?

BY: - September 18, 2020

by Trish Zornio  for Colorado Newsline In normal times, vaccine safety is easily recognized. These aren’t normal times. Despite robust science, public trust of a COVID-19 vaccine is at an all-time low. After months of coronavirus lies and misinformation fueled by President Trump, a recent poll found 54% of Americans would not get immunized if the […]

White House would support additional cash to states in coronavirus relief deal

BY: - September 2, 2020

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday said the Trump administration would be open to providing additional aid to state and local governments — a key sticking point in stalled negotiations over another round of federal coronavirus relief. Mnuchin also urged lawmakers to move forward with a package that would address specific areas of […]

White House orders suspension of evictions to halt spread of COVID-19

BY: and - September 1, 2020

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced on Tuesday it would temporarily halt residential evictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin disclosed during a congressional hearing that the executive order would be issued. It runs through Dec. 31. The order estimates that 30 to 40 million renters are at risk of […]

John Bel Edwards

Trump’s order, mystery illness and COVID-19 numbers on governor’s agenda

BY: - August 11, 2020

Gov. John Bel Edwards held a press conference Tuesday and discussed Louisiana’s coronavirus situation, a new illness killing children and President Donald Trump’s executive order, among other things. Here are summaries of three main takeaways from the conference:  Louisiana’s coronavirus situation has been steadily improving Numbers of new cases and hospitalizations have been on a […]

Louisiana housing advocates unconvinced President Trump’s eviction action will do anything

BY: - August 11, 2020

Although President Donald Trump said his executive actions to extend unemployment benefits and halt evictions would “take care of pretty much this entire situation, as we know it;” attorneys and housing organizations across the state tell a different story. “Trump’s order has no actual effect,” said Amanda Golob, housing unit managing attorney at Southeast Louisiana […]

Confusion follows President Trump’s executive action on unemployment

BY: - August 11, 2020

Governors, lawmakers and state unemployment agencies on Monday wrestled with confusion created by President Donald Trump’s executive action extending unemployment benefits, and it appeared some states could settle for $300 a week in benefits instead of the $400 that the president touted. State leaders from both political parties remained unsure how much they’d have to […]

Trump repeats threat to veto defense bill if military bases honoring Confederates are renamed

BY: - July 22, 2020

WASHINGTON — Despite the assertion from leading senators that they have the votes to override him, President Donald Trump repeated his threat to veto the National Defense Authorization Act if it includes a provision to rename 10 U.S. Army bases that were named for Confederates.  Those 10 Army bases include Fort Polk in Vernon Parish […]

Key senators predict victory in battle with Trump over renaming military facilities that honor Confederates

BY: - July 13, 2020

WASHINGTON — Key U.S. senators are preparing for battle with the White House over renaming military facilities that honor Confederates — and they’re expecting to win. Sen. Tim Kaine, a Virginia Democrat who backs the effort, said he believes the GOP-controlled Senate would override a possible presidential veto of a defense policy bill that would […]