That equates to more than $41,600 per hour, for 24 hours.
Leaders in both parties are batting down the opportunity to trounce the impasse, refusing to return to the negotiating table and use a bipartisan proposal as the starting point for compromise.
The investigation, led by Sen. Ron Johnson, is in part designed to help President Trump win re-election, the Wisconsin Republican has admitted.
There is mounting pushback to nix next week's planned vote to decriminalize marijuana in the House among rank-and-file members, particularly those in swing districts, because of the optics of passing a weed-related bill amid stalled pandemic relief.
A bipartisan coronavirus aid proposal unveiled Tuesday faces several hurdles, even as the pressure from rank-and-file members is prompting House Democratic leadership to act.
Louis DeJoy's large stake in his former logistics company, which is a major contractor for the Postal Service, should have posed far too great a risk for a criminal financial conflict of interest, the men testified to a congressional panel.
With a record number of mail-in ballots, a Postal Service in disarray and herds of lawyers waiting in the wings, the outlook for a clean winner on Election Night is far from certain.
The failed endeavor by Republicans represented the partisan gridlock that's persisted for months, with few in Washington confident that an agreement to help the American people will be able to pass until after the election.
Senate Republicans will try to advance their slimmest coronavirus stimulus to-date, a roughly $500 billion proposal that Democrats will be able to block because of the 60 votes needed to advance the bill to final passage.
President Trump has prompted concern among Democrats and some health experts that he may try to prematurely rush a vaccine to market before Election Day to help him politically.
The roughly $500 billion bill is Republicans' slimmest relief proposal yet, a "targeted" measure that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will try to advance in the upper chamber later this week after trying to rally GOP colleagues.
The Democratic Congresswoman said she's received death threats after a GOP candidate posted a photoshopped image with the Republican brandishing an assault rifle in front of Omar and others while urging "strong conservative Christians to go on the offense against these socialists."
Democratic State Assemblywoman Christy Smith is trailing her GOP incumbent opponent, Rep. Mike Garcia, by just one point—45 percent to 46 percent—in California's 25th Congressional District. Hillary Clinton won the district by seven points in 2016.
Rep. David Cicilline officially threw his hat into the ring on Thursday, notifying his Democratic colleagues in a letter first obtained by Newsweek that he will be seeking their support for the No. 4-ranked spot in the House.
With Senate Republicans preparing to push their skinniest aid proposal to-date and Democrats digging into their demands for a broad and expensive comprehensive measure, the prospects of an agreement have become their bleakest since talks broke down a month ago.
Republicans Jim Jordan and James Comer want D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to produce documents pertaining to how the city has handled recent violent clashes with demonstrators.
The Republicans' reactions contrasted previous bipartisan frustration when it was discovered this summer that one million stimulus checks—worth $1.4 billion—were mistakenly sent to deceased Americans.
Senator John Barrasso, a GOP leadership member, told reporters Tuesday morning that the "goal" is to approve a skinny aid proposal—the details of which have yet to be made public—sometime next week.
The documents show that while Trump and Pence publicly tried to quell fears by saying the resurgence of the virus was "overblown" and that it is "going to disappear," top health officials warned "red zone" states about increased spread and advised specific mitigation efforts that often went ignored.
Now that it's "Trump's America," the president and the GOP offer an addendum when they talk of "mobs," "anarchists" and "rioters" "flooding our streets," turning a blind eye to the age-old phrase, "you broke it, you bought it": It's the Democrats' fault.
Pelosi maintained her position that if the White House will meet Democrats about halfway between the cost of their dueling proposals—roughly $2.2 trillion—they can strike a deal, but she refuses to move lower.
As the dangerous conspiracy theory festers among the fringes of the internet, it has grown more prevalent among some Republicans seeking office.
An array of President Donald Trump supporters have used their speaking time this week to forgo mention of the Covid-19 pandemic, or simply refer to the health crisis in passing as they described Democrats' alleged dark plot to turn America into a socialist nation.
Trump's recent slide in the polls among a core group of supporters who aided his 2016 victory—white, evangelical voters—could jeopardize his chances of staying in office.
Louis DeJoy dug his heels in during his daylong testimony, saying that he will not reconnect hundreds of mail-sorting machines that the Postal Service has decommissioned because they're not needed, despite mail delivery delays.
Many of the 671 decommissioned machines have been removed from post offices in swing states. Added to the existing crisis of delayed deliveries plaguing the federal agency, voters could see their ballots disqualified for missing their states' deadlines.
Louis DeJoy said the machines are no longer needed because of a decline in the amount of mail over recent years.
The president claimed he did not support We Build the Wall, despite allies with ties to the alleged scheme and his son once offering the organization praise for trying to help his father complete a campaign promise.
Steve Bannon and three others involved in the "We Build the Wall" online fundraising campaign allegedly funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars from the $25 million raised to fund lavish lifestyles.