A speech by acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly to the aircraft carrier crew whose captain he relieved April 2 has exposed him to accusations of hypocrisy and led to calls for him to be fired.
Modly said Thursday that he relieved Capt. Brett Crozier for circulating too widely a memo expressing the captain’s concerns about how the Navy was handling a COVID-19 outbreak... Read more
Former Vice President Joe Biden touched on how the coronavirus will affect primaries and possibly the Democratic National Convention during an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, but at some points his response was unintelligible.
Asked his thoughts on whether a convention would be possible at all, even in August, Biden said we will need to see where things stand... Read more
The surgeon general warned the coronavirus pandemic would bring the “hardest and saddest” week of most Americans’ lives.
Americans braced for what the nation’s top doctor warned Sunday would be “the hardest and saddest week” of their lives while Britain assumed the unwelcome mantle of deadliest coronavirus hot spot in Europe after a record 24-hour jump in deaths that surpassed even... Read more
Former White House ethics chief Walter Shaub called it the “absolute nightmare” he has warned against.
In another tangled ethics situation for Donald Trump, the president’s Trump Organization is reportedly asking to postpone its loan payments to Deutsche Bank — which is being investigated by the Department of Justice to determine if it complied with anti-money laundering regulations.
The situation highlights the unique power of Trump as president to... Read more
The governor said the Chinese government was sending the ventilators as the state faces a shortage of medical equipment amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Chinese government is facilitating the shipment of 1,000 ventilators to the state of New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday.
The ventilators are expected to arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport the same day. The state of Oregon... Read more