Amid Deep Debate, Israel Tightens Lockdown as Infections Soar

The Israeli government sharply tightened its lockdown restrictions for the next two weeks to try to rein in a galloping COVID outbreak, over the objections of the economy’s stewards and the country’s coronavirus czar. Just last week, the government imposed its second lockdown since the pandemic began. With daily new infections surging dramatically, the cabinet votedContinue reading “Amid Deep Debate, Israel Tightens Lockdown as Infections Soar”

Trump Says Elderly to Get $200 for Drugs in Bid for Senior Vote

President Donald Trump said Americans in the Medicare program for the elderly and disabled will be sent $200 discount cards for prescription drugs within weeks, potentially putting cash in their pockets ahead of his November re-election. “Nobody’s seen this before. These cards are incredible,” Trump said Thursday in a speech outlining what he called anContinue reading “Trump Says Elderly to Get $200 for Drugs in Bid for Senior Vote”

Testimony by Homeland Security Whistleblower Is Delayed

The House of Representatives intelligence committee has postponed until next week a deposition scheduled for Friday with a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) whistleblower after the department moved slowly to help the official and his lawyers prepare for his testimony. In a statement released late on Thursday, Democratic intelligence committee chair Adam Schiff said theContinue reading “Testimony by Homeland Security Whistleblower Is Delayed”