When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, the ability to jab the lifesaving solution into the arms of Americans will require hundreds of millions of injections
Republicans Pick Jacksonville, Florida, as Alternative Convention Site The Republican National Committee (RNC) announced the location of the site on Thursday. RNC's Ronna McDaniel, via statement The convention was originally to be hosted in Charlotte, North Carolina, but plans changed due to coronavirus restrictions. Convention business will still resume in Charlotte due to contractual obligations between the RNC and the city. Trump will accept the party nomination the week of August 24 at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena.
A medical association that the White House has cited in its press to reopen schools is pushing back against President Donald Trump’s repeated threats to cut federal funding if schools don’t open this fall
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has criticized an independent U.N. human rights expert's report saying a U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in January amounted to a violation of international law
Donald Trump Says RNC Will Not Take Place in North Carolina On Tuesday, Trump announced that Charlotte, North Carolina, would no longer be hosting the 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC). The president said Republicans have been “forced to seek another state” due to North Carolina’s continued precautions against COVID-19. Donald Trump, via statement Trump then chastised Governor Roy Cooper for costing the state “hundreds of millions of dollars.” Donald Trump, via statement Trump’s outrage is in response to Cooper’s statement that there is no “guarantee” the full-scale convention would be able to go ahead in North Carolina. Cooper sited uncertainty over “the status of COVID-19” in August, saying he was not willing to “risk the health and safety” of his citizens. Governor Roy Cooper, via NBC News
Indiana Republicans have scuttled Attorney General Curtis Hill’s bid for reelection following a monthlong suspension of his law license over allegations that he groped a state lawmaker and three other women during a party
Russia's top diplomat says he's not very optimistic about prospects for extending the last remaining U.S.-Russia arms control agreement because of Washington's focus on making China sign up to the pact
House Passes $484 Billion Bill for Small Business Aid The new bill was passed by a 388-5-1 vote. Four Republicans and one Democrat voted against the proposal, while independent Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan voted "present." The only Democrat who opposed it was Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who said that the bill did not do enough to help struggling individuals and governments. The proposal was sent to President Trump, who is expected to sign the new bill into law during a ceremony at noon EST on Friday. The latest stimulus package is meant to help small businesses and hospitals who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The funding will also help expand coronavirus testing, which is needed for Americans to start returning to normal life. After Trump signs the bill, the U.S. government’s emergency response will total more than $2.5 trillion across four bills.
The president of Turkey has formally reconverted Istanbul’s sixth-century Hagia Sophia into a mosque, hours after a high court annulled a 1934 decision that had made the religious landmark a museum