Category Archives: Politics

Jobless rate spikes to 14.7%, highest since Great Depression

Jobless rate spikes to 14.7%, highest since Great Depression

The U.S. unemployment rate hit 14.7% in April, the highest rate since the Great Depression, as 20.5 million jobs vanished in the worst monthly loss on record. The figures are stark evidence of the damage the coronavirus has done to a now-shattered economy.MORE

Lawmaker will retire, seek Supreme Court seat

Lawmaker will retire, seek Supreme Court seat

By Steve Klamkin WPRO News A Warwick Democrat becomes the first member since the coronavirus pandemic forced suspension of the General Assembly to announce that she will not seek reelection when her term expires at the end of this year. Erin Lynch Prata, who played a key role as Chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary Committee…MORE

Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

Sen. Bernie Sanders ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, making Joe Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee to challenge President Donald Trump in a general election campaign that will be waged against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic.MORE

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