Former baseball player Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) As the country grapples with the global coronavirus pandemic, President Trump has allegedly telephoned former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez for his thoughts on how the White House is handling the national emergency. Rodriguez’s fiancee, J-Lo, was on hand to offer some of her thoughts too, according to tweets from journalists with ABC News.
(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress this week to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coronavirus epidemic. Acting with unity and resolve unseen since the 9/11 attacks, Washington moved urgently to stem an economic free fall caused by widespread restrictions meant to slow the spread of the virus that have shuttered schools, closed businesses and brought American life in many places to a virtual standstill.
Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum addresses the crowd during a campaign event at the Ice Palace film studios on November 02, 2018 in Miami, Florida.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced an agreement early Wednesday on an unprecedented $2 trillion emergency bill to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. The urgently needed measure is the largest economic rescue bill in history. It is intended as a weekslong or monthslong patch for an economy spiraling into recession — or worse — and a nation facing a potentially ghastly toll. “To the American people, we say, big help, quick help is on the way,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Wednesday morning on CNN.
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images and Scott Eisen/Getty Images) Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar want to erase at least $30,000 of your student loan debt during the coronavirus pandemic emergency relief plan. Pressley (D-MA) and Omar (D-MN) introduced The Student Debt Emergency Relief Act to give student loan borrowers some relief during the coronavirus outbreak. In addition to the $30,000 reduction, the act would require the Department of Education to make payments on all federal student loan debts each month during the public health emergency and would protect student loan borrowers from wage garnishments and other collections efforts.
A month before blues legend B.B. King passed away, he received a beautiful letter from former President Barack Obama and now that heartfelt piece of history is going on sale for a good cause. TMZ reports, “The letter’s up for grabs at Moments In Time via King’s granddaughter Sylvia Williams, who says her mother gave it to her years ago. She says B.B. never imagined there would be a president of color in his lifetime … let alone receive a personal letter from one.” READ MORE: Barack Obama delivers touching speech about ‘heartbreaking’ death of Kobe Bryant at NBA All-Star brunch
SKOKIE, IL - APRIL 19: Neo-Nazi protestors organized by the National Socialist Movement demonstrate near where the grand opening ceremonies were held for the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) While the world is experiencing a global pandemic, white supremacists reportedly discussed plotting to use coronavirus as a bioweapon against their so-called enemies.
(Courtesy Quentin James) Quentin James, founder, and president of The Collective Political Action Committee isn’t waiting for someone else to fill the gap left by the federal government in its response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. “We can’t expect Donald Trump and The White House to solve this problem,” James tells theGrio. “We gotta solve this ourselves.” Together with Andrew Yang and his non-profit Humanity Forward, James is helping families in need by providing $1 million in funds. James launched the COVID Response Team to provide assistance to households in the Bronx and hopes to grow the initiative nationwide.
(Getty Images) This week thousands of Americans went to the polls in Arizona, Florida, and Illinois. Those results combined with the previous super Tuesday contests have by all accounts solidified Vice President Joe Biden as the front runner and presumed winner of the Democratic party primary. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters continue to argue that it is too early to count out their candidate and we must wait for even more diverse states to weigh in. Unfortunately, Sanders and his supporters may need to apply the same fervor they directed at Sen.