FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Whether President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits by executive order remains unclear. Equally up in the air is whether states, which are necessary partners in Trump’s plan to bypass Congress, will sign on. Trump announced an executive order Saturday that extends additional unemployment payments of $400 a week to help cushion the economic fallout of the pandemic.

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  • Australia’s coronavirus budget: tax cuts at the heart of Coalition’s recovery strategy as Victoria reports 15 new cases
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    10/5/2020 - 1:20 pm | View Link
  • Donald Trump’s Bailout of Fossil Fuel Companies May Cost States $280 Billion
    Trump was asked to employ jobless workers to plug abandoned wells that are exacerbating climate change. Instead he bailed out oil and gas executives and shareholders — potentially putting states on ...
    10/1/2020 - 4:25 am | View Link
  • Rouhani at UN: Washington can’t impose negotiations or war on us
    The Employment Service says over 28,000 Israelis have registered for unemployment ... Trump in 2018 pulled out of the deal in which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for billions ...
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