As State Pleas Mount, Trump Outlines Some Federal Action; Senate Democrats Block Stimulus Package

Erin Scott for The New York TimesSenate Democrats block action on a trillion-dollar stimulus plan.The stations for New York, to be built in Jacob K. Read more »

Coronavirus Live Updates: With Known U.S. Cases Surging Above 21,000, Pressure for Federal Aid Mounts

Al Drago for The New York TimesWith climbing state caseloads, the federal government is under pressure.”Governors set out new rules of life as strain builds in New York City’s hospitals. Read more »

Federal Watchdog Questions Billions of Dollars Paid to Private Medicare Plans

A food truck advertising Medicare Advantage in Washington during open enrollment in 2015.ETA government report released Thursday found health insurance companies had combed through patient charts to obtain billions of dollars of additional payments from the federal Medicare program. Read more »

Bipartisan Report Says Trump’s Abuse Has Pushed Federal Science to a ‘Crisis’

WASHINGTON — In a single month in 2017, the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency blocked scientists from speaking at a climate change conference, its Interior Department forwarded a policy letter to U.That October was fairly typical for the Trump administration, according to a new report out of New York University, led by Preet Bharara, a former United States attorney, and Christine Todd Whitman, who led the E. Read more »

2 Dakota Pipeline Protesters Face Federal Charges Over 2017 Damage

|2 Dakota Pipeline Protesters Face Federal Charges Over 2017 DamageIn 2017, Ruby Montoya and Jessica Reznicek said they used torches to pierce steel valves in Iowa and delay the pipeline’s completion.ImageJessica Reznicek protested the pipeline at a construction site near Keokuk, Iowa, in 2016. Read more »

Major Drug Maker Is Close to Settling Case to Avert First Federal Trial in Opioid Crisis

ImageMallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals has tentatively agreed to pay $24 million to two Ohio counties to avoid going to trial over its role in the opioid epidemic.Remaining defendants in the initial Ohio trial include Johnson & Johnson, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Walgreens, and the three giant drug distributors — Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen and McKesson. Read more »

Planned Parenthood Refuses Federal Funds Over Abortion Restrictions

ImageA Coalition for Life staff member, near the entrance of a Planned Parenthood clinic in May, in Missouri.Over all, Planned Parenthood gets more Title X money than any single group, and it serves 40 percent of all Title X patients. Read more »

E.P.A. Broke Rules in Shake-Up of Science Panels, Federal Watchdog Says

A.Broke Rules in Shake-Up of Science Panels, Federal Watchdog SaysImagePresident Trump with Scott Pruitt, left front, and a group of coal miners at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in 2017. Read more »

Judge Delivers Major Setback to Trump Policy to Increase Coal Mining on Federal Land

Climate|Judge Delivers Major Setback to Trump Policy to Increase Coal Mining on Federal LandImageMining operations near Douglas, Wyo.A judge on Friday delivered a setback to a Trump policy to encourage coal mining on federal land. Read more »