Speaker Nancy Pelosi & Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Stimulus, Covid, Elections & More

Speaker Nancy Pelosi & Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Stimulus, Covid, Elections & More

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer held a media availability today in the Capitol Visitor Center. Below is a full transcript: Speaker Pelosi. Good morning, everyone. As always, it’s an honor to welcome back to the House side our former colleague here, but now the Democratic Leader in the […]

Alex Trebek 1940 – 2020

Alex Trebek 1940 – 2020

Culver City, CA…(November 8, 2020) – JEOPARDY! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. He was 80 years old. Alex was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March 2019, and he continued to host JEOPARDY! for the next 18 months. Throughout that time, […]

Retail Sales Have Recovered & Now Running Above Pre Covid-19 2019 Numbers

Retail Sales Have Recovered & Now Running Above Pre Covid-19 2019 Numbers

Washington, DC…The U.S. Census Bureau announced the following advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for September 2020: Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for September 2020, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $549.3 billion, an increase of 1.9 percent (± […]

Astronauts Target Splashdown off Coast of Pensacola, Florida

Astronauts Target Splashdown off Coast of Pensacola, Florida

Houston, TX….NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are just hours away from splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida. Splashdown remains scheduled for 2:48 p.m. EDT following a nearly two-month test flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Pensacola, Florida remains the prime location with Go Navigator as the […]

Gross Domestic Product, 2nd Quarter 2020 Drops 32.9%, U.S. Economy Shrinks By Almost a Third

Gross Domestic Product, 2nd Quarter 2020 Drops 32.9%, U.S. Economy Shrinks By Almost a Third

Washington, DC…Gross Domestic Product, 2nd Quarter 2020 (Advance Estimate) and Annual Update. Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased at an annual rate of 32.9 percent in the second quarter of 2020 (table 1), according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the first quarter, real GDP decreased 5.0 percent. The […]

Justice Ginsburg Back in New York Hospital for Treatment

Justice Ginsburg Back in New York Hospital for Treatment

New York, NY…Justice Ginsburg underwent a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure today at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City to revise a bile duct stent that was originally placed at Sloan Kettering in August 2019. According to her doctors, stent revisions are common occurrences and the procedure, performed using endoscopy and medical imaging […]

USDA Urges Citizens Not to Plant & Investigating Unsolicited Seed Packages from China

USDA Urges Citizens Not to Plant & Investigating Unsolicited Seed Packages from China

Washington, DC…USDA is aware that people across the country have received suspicious, unsolicited packages of seed that appear to be coming from China. USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is working closely with the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection, other federal agencies, and State departments of agriculture to investigate the […]

President Trump on COVID-19 Vaccines, Testing, Therapeutics & More from North Carolina

President Trump on COVID-19 Vaccines, Testing, Therapeutics & More from North Carolina

Morrisville, North Carolina…Thank you very much. Great to be in this wonderful state. So many friends, so much success, and we love being here. And we’re here, actually, today to discuss the exciting progress that we’ve achieved under the Operation Warp Speed — our historic initiative to develop, test, manufacture, and deliver a vaccine in […]

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