Liberals propose move to House of Commons voting by app as throne speech approaches

Article content continued The reduced form allowed for a daily question period, but it didn’t allow for private member’s bills, opposition days or order paper questions, all legislative tools the opposition can use to hold the government to account. In a minority government, it also crucially offered no ability for the opposition to vote no […]

IBD sufferer used to be unable to leave the house without having ‘poocidents’

A woman with ulcerative colitis who felt ‘suicidal’ after she was fitted with a stoma is now campaigning to help others with invisible disabilities.  Jessica Logan, 28, from Tamworth, Staffordshire, has suffered with bowel issues since childhood but experienced a flare up in 2017 that became so severe she struggled to leave the house without suffering what […]

Teen hit with £10k Covid-19 fine for house party was ‘utterly stupid’, says dad

The parents of a teenager hit with a £10,000 Covid-19 fine for a house party say he was “utterly stupid” but police should scrap the penalty. It is claimed as many as 100 people attended the party in Devizes, Wiltshire, while the boy’s mum and dad were away on holiday. The parents, who have spoken […]

White House and GOP struggle to unite around virus relief plan

Just before McConnell faced reporters on Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) slammed his own party for even considering new spending. “I just walked out of a meeting that could be sort of a Bernie Bros, progressive caucus,” Paul told reporters. “I’m alarmed that we’re talking about spending another trillion dollars we don’t have.” Already, Congress […]

18 states in ‘red zone’ for COVID cases, White House document shows

The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 600,000 people worldwide. Over 14 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be […]

White House Scales Back COVID-19 Temperature Checks : NPR

A doctor from the White House Physicians Office checks temperatures on a journalist outside the press briefing room on March 14, 2020. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images A doctor from the White House Physicians Office checks temperatures on a journalist outside the press briefing room on […]

House demands coronavirus loan info from Treasury, banks

WASHINGTON — A House subcommittee investigating billions of dollars in coronavirus aid is demanding that the Trump administration and some of the nation’s largest banks turn over detailed information about companies that applied for and received federal loans intended for small businesses. The requests Monday came after Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin told Congress last week […]

Protesters Chase Fox News Reporter From White House Demonstrations

NEW YORK (AP) — A Fox News reporter was pummeled and chased by protesters who had gathered outside the White House early Saturday as part of nationwide unrest following the death of George Floyd. Demonstrators also broke windows and vandalized the Atlanta office building where CNN is headquartered, and police in Louisville, Kentucky, apologized on […]

Trump keeps his staff in flux with White House musical chairs

The role was initially slated to go to Derek Lyons, the White House staff secretary and another ally of Kushner. Yet some Trump allies, who want a leader in the slot with strong conservative credentials, objected to the decision after POLITICO reported it earlier this month. Some conservatives believe Lyons helped to water down a […]

Coronavirus live news: three White House Covid-19 taskforce members go into self-quarantine | World news

Unlike many European countries, Sweden has kept its primary schools open as well as bars and restaurants, while urging people to respect social distancing and hygiene recommendations. Sweden kept its primary schools, bars and restaurants open – unlike many of its European neighbours – but it did ban visits to care homes on March 31. […]