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Patricia Zengerle

Watchdog finds U.S. did not weigh civilian risks when pushing Saudi arms sales

Aug 11 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of State did not fully evaluate the risk of civilian casualties in Yemen when it pushed through a huge 2019 precision-guided munitions sale to Saudi Arabia, a government watchdog's report said on Tuesday.

U.S. governors question cost of Trump COVID-19 aid plans, urge talks to continue

Aug 11 2020

WASHINGTON Republican and Democratic governors said on Monday President Donald Trump's coronavirus relief measures were too expensive for states to implement as they struggle with the costs of the pandemic, and called on officials in Washington to resume negotiations on federal aid. | Video

U.S. State Dept. says IG found U.S. arms sales to Saudi did not break law: official

Aug 10 2020

WASHINGTON A final report by the office of the State Department Acting Inspector General found Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's emergency certification on arms sales to Gulf Arab states including Saudi Arabia last year did not break the law, a senior department official said on Monday.

Explainer: Trump wants to bypass U.S. coronavirus aid talks with executive order. Can he?

Aug 07 2020

WASHINGTON With congressional Democrats and White House negotiators so far unable to agree on a deal to salve the heavy economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump has threatened to bypass Congress with an executive order.

Congressional Democrats, White House see little progress in coronavirus relief talks

Aug 06 2020

WASHINGTON Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress and top aides to President Donald Trump failed to make substantial progress on Thursday on a new coronavirus aid bill during a contentious meeting that broke up with no clear path to a deal.

White House, Congress to resume coronavirus talks on major issues

Aug 06 2020

WASHINGTON, Aug 6 Top congressional Democrats and White House officials will try again on Thursday to find a compromise on legislation that would enable Congress to come to the aid of Americans reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

White House, congressional Democrats harden stances on coronavirus relief

Aug 05 2020

WASHINGTON Top congressional Democrats and White House officials appeared to harden their stances on new coronavirus relief legislation on Wednesday, as negotiations headed toward an end-of-week deadline with no sign of an agreement.

Coronavirus talks in Congress face timeline as Trump ponders his own action

Aug 05 2020

WASHINGTON Congressional Democratic leaders and White House officials were set to resume negotiations on coronavirus relief legislation on Wednesday, with the administration officials aiming for an agreement by Friday.

Coronavirus talks in Congress face timeline as Trump ponders his own action

Aug 05 2020

WASHINGTON, Aug 5 Congressional Democratic leaders and White House officials were set to resume negotiations on coronavirus relief legislation on Wednesday, with the administration officials aiming for an agreement by Friday.

White House seeks deal this week with congressional Democrats on coronavirus bill

Aug 04 2020

WASHINGTON White House negotiators on Tuesday vowed to work "around the clock" with congressional Democrats to try to reach a deal on coronavirus relief by the end of this week, as the pandemic takes a heavy toll on American life.

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