The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s decision during the COVID-19 pandemic to conduct many inspections virtually — instead of onsite — risked worker safety, the U.S. Department of Labor’s inspector general concluded in an audit report released Tuesday. The report does not specifically mention OSHA’s enforcement at meatpacking plants, which quickly became COVID-19 hotspots last year, but […]
Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Dr. Ngozi Ezike held a COVID-19 press briefing today as cases and hospitalizations in Illinois reach record highs. Read and listen to the latest update from the governor’s office on new cases, phased re-opening and closings of different regions and the state’s ongoing pandemic response. You can watch the most recent […]
The resolution charges President Trump with “incitement of insurrection.” Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he will not reconvene the Senate early for a trial to remove Trump from office.
President Trump’s signature, even after bashing the legislation, puts an end to uncertainty over when millions of Americans will receive the economic relief provided in the massive bill.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued four states that Biden won, claiming their changes to election procedures during the pandemic violated federal law.
Hundreds of Republicans in Congress have declined to acknowledge that President-elect Joe Biden is indeed the president-elect . President Trump himself…
President Trump tweeted Monday that he’s recommending the General Services Administration and others in his administration begin “initial protocols.”
WASHINGTON — Amy Coney Barrett is headed to the Supreme Court. The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee by a 52-48 vote, with Republicans overpowering Democratic opposition a week before Election Day. Trump held a primetime swearing-in event at the White House and called it “a momentous day for America.” Barrett will be the […]
Farmers are looking closely at what they might be able to expect from four more years of Donald Trump versus a Joe Biden administration, but they aren’t…
WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris tussled Wednesday in the first and only vice presidential debate before the Nov. 3 election, coming as the coronavirus sidelined President Donald Trump at the White House. A look at how the running mates’ statements from Salt Lake City stack up with the facts: RUSSIA INVESTIGATION […]
Five days after President Trump tested positive for the coronavirus, and with the commander-in-chief hospitalized, the White House is struggling to show it has the situation under control.
Updated at 11:18 a.m. CT President Trump has experienced two drops in his oxygen levels over the course of his COVID-19 diagnosis, and is now also being treated with a steroid, but could be discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as early as Monday, physicians told reporters during a briefing Sunday morning. Trump […]
Updated at 6:38 p.m. CT President Trump tweeted a video update from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Saturday night. “I came here, wasn’t feeling so well. I feel much better now,” he said. “We’re working hard to get me all the way back. I have to be back because we still have to make America […]
Updated at 3:39 p.m. CT Conflicting reports emerged Saturday about President Trump’s health and the timeline of when he was first tested positive for the coronavirus. Trump is “doing very well,” his physician told reporters on Saturday morning, but a source familiar with the president’s health later told White House pool reporters, that “the president’s […]
Follow live updates and fact checks beginning at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday. President Trump and Joe Biden are expected to cover a range of topics, including the coronavirus and the economy.