Tag: Meadows, Mark R (1959- )

Trump Pressed for a Plasma Treatment. Officials Worry, Is a Vaccine Next?

WASHINGTON — It was the third week of August, the Republican National Convention was days away, and President Trump was impatient. White House officials were anxious to showcase a step forward in the battle against the coronavirus: an expansion of the use of blood plasma from recovered patients to treat new ones. For nearly two […]

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Pelosi to Recall House for Postal Service Vote as Democrats Press for DeJoy to Testify

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California announced on Sunday that she will call the House back from its annual summer recess for a vote this week on legislation that will block the Postal Service from enforcing any changes to policy that was in place at the start of the year. The House was not […]

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Trump’s Go-It-Alone Stimulus Won’t Do Much to Lift the Recovery

The executive actions President Trump took on Saturday were pitched as a unilateral jolt for an ailing economy. But there is only one group of workers that seems guaranteed to benefit from them, at least right away: lawyers. Mr. Trump’s measures include an eviction moratorium, a new benefit to supplement unemployment assistance for workers and […]

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Pelosi Is Playing Hardball on Coronavirus Relief. She Thinks She’ll Win.

WASHINGTON — As the clock ticked down Thursday on a self-imposed deadline for a breakthrough in coronavirus relief talks with no deal in sight, Jim Cramer, the brash CNBC host, had an on-air proposal for Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California. Why not try invoking the memory of the late civil rights icon John Lewis to […]

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Trump Threatens to Bypass Congress as Stimulus Talks Fail Again

WASHINGTON — Crisis negotiations between the White House and top Democrats teetered on the brink of collapse on Friday, as both sides said they remained deeply divided on an economic recovery package and President Trump threatened to bypass Congress and act on his own to provide relief if no deal could be reached. In a […]

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Trump Officials Float Idea of Narrow Bill to Extend Unemployment Benefits

Top Trump administration officials proposed on Sunday potentially short circuiting free-ranging stimulus talks with Democrats to rush through a much narrower bill prioritizing an extension of federal unemployment benefits that are set to expire this week for millions of Americans. Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, said he would now like to see […]

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Inside Trump’s Failure: The Rush to Abandon Leadership Role on the Virus

WASHINGTON — Each morning at 8 as the coronavirus crisis was raging in April, Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, convened a small group of aides to steer the administration through what had become a public health, economic and political disaster. Seated around Mr. Meadows’s conference table and on a couch in his […]

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Inside the Failure: 5 Takeaways on Trump’s Effort to Shift Responsibility

WASHINGTON — President Trump and his top aides decided to shift primary responsibility for the coronavirus response to the states during a critical period of weeks in mid-April, eagerly seizing on overly optimistic predictions that the pandemic was fading so the president could reopen the economy and focus on his re-election, a Times investigation found. […]

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