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Trump plans huge July 4 fireworks show despite DC’s concerns

Trump plans huge July 4 fireworks show despite DC’s concerns

In this July 4, 2019, file photo, fireworks go off over the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on July 4, 2019. (Susan Walsh/AP)WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s July Fourth celebration on the National Mall will feature one of the largest fireworks displays ever and as many as 300,000 face masks will be given away to those who want them — but despite health concerns from D.C.‘s mayor, no one apparently will be required to wear them.Trump made no mention of the masks or of the pandemic overall in a tweet Wednesday on his Independence Day pIans. He thanked corporate donors for supporting...

July 1, 2020
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Government says Bannon ignored subpoena, acted above the law

Government says Bannon ignored subpoena, acted above the law

Federal prosecutors called their first witness to the stand Tuesday and began building their case that former Trump adviser Steve Bannon willfully ignored a congressional subpoena in open defiance of the U.S. government.Bannon, a longtime adviser and strategist for former U.S. President Donald Trump, was brought to trial on a pair of federal charges for criminal contempt of Congress after refusing for months to cooperate with the House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021.Under questioning Tuesday from Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda Vaughn, Kristin Amerling,...

Jul 19
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Housing agency ends Trump-era anti-transgender shelter rule

Housing agency ends Trump-era anti-transgender shelter rule

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/business-government-and-politics-db45d1468f7f8dde5dedfcffabbba697Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/business-government-and-politics-db45d1468f7f8dde5dedfcffabbba697Click to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Housing and Urban Development is withdrawing a Trump-era policy that would have allowed taxpayer-funded homeless shelters to deny access to transgender people. The move is partially symbolic; the proposed policy never truly took hold on the ground and was still being hotly debated last fall when former President Donald Trump...

April 24, 2021
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Ban on renter evictions during COVID-19 pandemic is extended

Ban on renter evictions during COVID-19 pandemic is extended

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/ban-renter-evictions-extended-coronavirus-covid-19-8bcf2635ef149b01f1c8aed69238b30fClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/ban-renter-evictions-extended-coronavirus-covid-19-8bcf2635ef149b01f1c8aed69238b30fClick to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is extending a federal moratorium on evictions of tenants who have fallen behind on rent during .The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday moved to continue the pandemic-related protection, which had been scheduled to expire on Wednesday. The moratorium is now extended...

March 29, 2021
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The eviction moratorium is expiring. What will Biden do?

The eviction moratorium is expiring. What will Biden do?

close This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. To orderpresentation-ready copies of Toronto Star content for distributionto colleagues, clients or customers, or inquire aboutpermissions/licensing, please go to: WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden’s administration has less than a week to decide on extending the nationwide eviction moratorium, a measure that housing advocates say has helped keep most cash-strapped tenants across the country in their homes during the pandemic.Housing advocates are confident the ban, due to expire March 31, will be extended for several months and...

March 26, 2021
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Fauci presents his personal virus model to Smithsonian

Fauci presents his personal virus model to Smithsonian

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/politics-pandemics-anthony-fauci-coronavirus-pandemic-museums-f5c0902fe9ce9b4a6e96d9f0b8ebce73Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/politics-pandemics-anthony-fauci-coronavirus-pandemic-museums-f5c0902fe9ce9b4a6e96d9f0b8ebce73Click to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the face of the U.S. government’s pandemic response, has donated his personal 3D model of the COVID-19 virus to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The museum on Tuesday honored Fauci with its Great Americans Medal. “Dr. Fauci has helped save millions...

March 3, 2021
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HUD nominee pledges action to prevent home loss in pandemic

HUD nominee pledges action to prevent home loss in pandemic

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-biden-cabinet-cabinets-marcia-fudge-coronavirus-pandemic-b83e214a764b09ea7e057a3ea591d342Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-biden-cabinet-cabinets-marcia-fudge-coronavirus-pandemic-b83e214a764b09ea7e057a3ea591d342Click to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — Housing secretary nominee told senators Thursday that she would take “extraordinary actions” to prevent people from losing their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fudge championed homeownership as a classically American “ticket to the middle class” and endorsed federal...

January 28, 2021
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National Guard troops flooding in as Washington locks down

National Guard troops flooding in as Washington locks down

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/biden-inauguration-dc-lockdown-4d8ddcb1530851c6721b9301e455e39aClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/biden-inauguration-dc-lockdown-4d8ddcb1530851c6721b9301e455e39aClick to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — All through downtown Washington, the primary sound for several blocks was the beeping of forklifts unloading more fencing. There were no cars or scooters and seemingly no tourists Wednesday, just the occasional jogger and multiple construction crews at work. The U.S. Capitol, which proved such a soft target last week, was visible only through lines...

January 14, 2021
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Tempers flare as Trump supporters rally in Washington

Tempers flare as Trump supporters rally in Washington

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-donald-trump-politics-elections-8a505d0ae0915e0c9297208a76d7838aClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/election-2020-donald-trump-politics-elections-8a505d0ae0915e0c9297208a76d7838aClick to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump returned to Washington on Saturday for rallies to back his to subvert the election that he lost to Joe Biden. Sporadic fights broke out between pro-Trump and anti-Trump demonstrators after sundown. WRC-TV reported that four people were taken to a hospital with stab...

December 12, 2020
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Thousands rally behind Trump, believing he won the race he lost

Thousands rally behind Trump, believing he won the race he lost

Supporters of President Donald Trump rally at Freedom Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Washington • Fervent supporters of President Donald Trump rallied in Washington on Saturday behind his spurious claim of a and swarmed his motorcade when he detoured for a drive-by on his way out of town.“I just want to keep up his spirits and let him know we support him,” one loyalist, Anthony Whittaker of Winchester, Virginia, said from outside the Supreme Court, where a few thousand assembled after a march along Pennsylvania Avenue from Freedom Plaza, near the...

November 14, 2020
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