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Susan Heavey

Pelosi, Trump trade blame on COVID-19 stimulus talks; Senate Republicans on sidelines

Oct 23 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday it still was possible to get another round of COVID-19 aid before the Nov. 3 general election, but that it was up to President Donald Trump to act, including bringing along reluctant Senate Republicans.

UPDATE 6-Pelosi, White House see progress on COVID-19 aid talks; Senate Republicans wary

Oct 22 2020

WASHINGTON, Oct 22 U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said negotiators were making progress in talks with the Trump administration for another round of COVID-19 stimulus, but Senate Republicans remained skeptical of a possible deal costing trillions of dollars.

U.S. set to announce legal action on opioid maker

Oct 21 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday will announce legal action involving an opioid manufacturer, the department said in a statement as officials have sought to stem the decades-long public health crisis involving painkiller addiction.

Berkshire Hathaway to pay $4.14 million to settle Iran sanctions violations claims

Oct 20 2020

WASHINGTON Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc agreed to pay $4.14 million to settle civil allegations that a Turkish subsidiary committed "egregious" violations of U.S. sanctions against Iran, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Tuesday.

McConnell says pre-election COVID-19 deal unlikely

Oct 09 2020

WASHINGTON, Oct 9 U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday that the White House and Congress were unlikely to reach a deal on a COVID-19 economic stimulus ahead of the Nov. 3 election.

U.S. Justice Department seeks to curb risks of foreign-made drones

Oct 08 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday said it was revising its drone purchasing policy, saying those who use department funds to buy or operate foreign-made drones must mitigate the security risks and protect people's privacy.

White House says rising COVID-19 cases not disrupting U.S. government

Oct 06 2020

WASHINGTON The rise in COVID-19 cases among officials in Washington is not disrupting the U.S. government, the White House said on Tuesday, as the nation's top military leaders moved into quarantine and at least two more White House staffers were reported to have been infected.

White House says rising COVID-19 cases not disrupting U.S. government

Oct 06 2020

WASHINGTON The rise in COVID-19 cases among officials in Washington is not disrupting the U.S. government, the White House said on Tuesday, as the nation's top military leaders moved into quarantine and at least two more White House staffers were reported to have been infected.

Democrats attack Trump on taxes ahead of first debate with Biden

Sep 28 2020

WASHINGTON/WILMINGTON, Del., Sept 28 Democrats seized on a fresh line of attack on the eve of the first U.S. presidential election debate, accusing President Donald Trump of gaming the system after a report showed he paid paltry amounts of federal tax in recent years.

Top U.S. Republicans pledge peaceful transition as Trump sows election doubts

Sep 25 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans on Thursday repudiated President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, assuring American voters the lawmakers would accept the outcome of November's election. | Video

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