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Trump boosts his unemployment executive order after four states sign up

[New York Post, AP] President Trump heaped praise Saturday on the four states that have jumped on his plan to extend extra unemployment benefits to those made jobless by the coronavirus pandemic. “Great work by the Governors of AZ, IA, LA, and NM who responded to my Executive Action and promptly submitted applications, that we […]

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Trump signs executive orders on payroll tax, evictions, student loans, unemployment

[FOX NEWS, Associated Press] BEDMINSTER, N.J. — President Donald Trump signed executive orders Saturday for a deferment on payroll taxes, an extension of unemployment insurance and a moratorium on rental evictions. The president also signed an order that would defer student loans. The “payroll tax holiday” will affect Americans making less than $100,000 annually and will […]

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Trump will use emergency powers to remain in White House if he loses election, says House majority whip

[Independent, Getty Images] President has previously floated idea of delaying 2020 vote Donald Trump could use emergency powers to extend his term in the White House, a senior Democrat has said, as fears grow that the president may attempt to hold onto office should he lose November’s election. James Clyburn, the House majority whip, said he believes Trump has […]

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Trump issues executive orders banning U.S. transactions with WeChat and TikTok in 45 days

[CNBC] KEY POINTS President Donald Trump on Thursday issued executive orders banning U.S. transactions with Chinese tech firms Tencent and ByteDance.Tencent owns the messaging service WeChat and ByteDance owns the popular short-video-sharing app TikTok.The ban will take effect in 45 days.While the scope of the bans remain unclear, the executive orders said that after 45 […]

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Trump says he will ban TikTok through executive action as soon as Saturday

[CNBC, GETTY IMAGES] KEY POINTS President Donald Trump on Friday told reporters he will act as soon as Saturday to ban Chinese-owned video app TikTok from the United States.Trump did not specify whether he will act through an executive order, or another method such as a designation, according to NBC News.Trump’s comments come as it was reported […]

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Pfizer CEO says Trump’s executive orders overhauling U.S. drug pricing will cause ‘enormous destruction’

[CNBC, AP] On Friday, Trump signed four executive orders designed to bring U.S. drug prices at least on par with their costs overseas.Trump has made lowering drug costs one of his key health-care issues early in his term.The comment by Bourla came after the company reported better-than-expected second-quarter earnings and raised its outlook for 2020.President Donald Trump’s executive orders aimed […]

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