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    A group of Evangelical leaders are writing to President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNNs Anderson Cooper: Trumps Bubba Wallace tweet was racist, just plain and simple Beats by Dre announces deal with Bubba Wallace, defends him after Trump remarks Overnight Defense: DOD reportedly eyeing Confederate flag ban | House military spending bill blocks wall funding MORE this week to urge him to reconsider plans to resubmit a filing to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Seven religious leaders encouraged the...
    FX and Hulu are teaming up to launch a new documentary series produced by The New York Times that will premier this Friday. The series, dubbed “The New York Times Presents,” will feature 10 individual documentaries exploring breaking news, investigations and character-driven stories. The series will air one episode each month and will help bring “viewers close to the essential stories of our time.”  The new series joins The Times’s “The Weekly” on FX, another documentary program that premiered in...
    Montgomery County, Maryland, is making another move in hopes of helping many businesses that are struggling to reopen during the pandemic. The County Council on Tuesday created the Reopen Montgomery Business Assistance program, which sets aside $14 million for businesses and nonprofits that are racking up costs to comply with state and county COVID-19 health regulations. The program’s funding is coming from Public Health Emergency Grant funds and the federal CARES Act. “These funds will provide much needed assistance to...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Small Business Administration reported that a car dealership owned by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, a Butler Republican, received hundreds of thousands of dollars in pandemic relief. Kelly is not alone. At least five members of Congress in both political parties may have benefited from the Payroll Protection Program. That brought a strong denunciation from Kelly’s Democratic opponent, Kristy Gnibus. Rep. Kelly says he did nothing wrong. “I have made no decisions in this business since 2011,”...
    The Trump administration’s signature relief program for small businesses came under relentless assault and media-manufactured outrage this week after the Treasury Department released the names of the top borrowers under the Paycheck Protection Program. The program provides government-backed bank loans to small businesses. Some or all of the loan amount is forgivable if borrowers use at least 60 percent of the funds for payroll. The goal was to keep workers attached to their jobs even though coronavirus shutdowns had shuttered...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh and entities within the diocese received an estimated total of at least $15 million in loans meant to help small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic. The diocese announced Tuesday it applied for and got a $2.5 million loan to fund payroll for its employees. They say money from the federal Paycheck Protection Program allowed them to “avoid, delay and lessen” furloughing and laying off employees. Earlier today, the diocese announced it was...
    Under fire for a flat-footed response to a violent Fourth of July weekend, City Hall touted the “launch” Tuesday of an already established youth employment program for neighborhoods and public housing complexes struggling with gun violence. “New York City’s Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS) today announced the virtual launch of the Anti-Gun Violence Employment Program (AGVEP), offering employment and enrichment opportunities to approximately 700 young people,” read the press release put out by the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice. Four...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s small business lending program has benefited millions of companies, with the goal of minimizing the number of layoffs Americans have suffered in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Yet the recipients include many you probably wouldn’t have expected. Clothing lines by Kanye West and Reese Witherspoon. The company that sells the “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” series of books by personal finance guru Robert Kiyosaki. Law firms and high-dollar hedge funds. Political groups on both the...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s small business lending program has benefited millions of companies, with the goal of minimizing the number of layoffs Americans have suffered in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Yet the recipients include many you probably wouldn’t have expected. Clothing lines by Kanye West and Reese Witherspoon. The company that sells the “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” series of books by personal finance guru Robert Kiyosaki. Law firms and high-dollar hedge funds. Political groups on both the...
    A series of tax hikes now look to be on the way in the District, as lawmakers continue to advance a fiscal 2021 budget designed to better fund public housing repairs, homeless services and emergency measures tied to the pandemic. The D.C. Council Tuesday offered its preliminary approval to amendments to the spending plan, layering on a series of changes to the budget proposed by Mayor Muriel Bowser back in May. Perhaps most notably, the council is contemplating three tax...
    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder and Creative Arts Agency Sports have formed the Thunder Fellows Program, designed to create opportunities in sports, technology and entertainment for Black students in the Tulsa area. The Thunder announced Tuesday that the program will launch next year. The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission will guide the program. It will include students from local colleges and those in grades 8-12 from Tulsa-area schools. ImpactTulsa, a partnership of representing more than...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Churches connected to President Donald Trump and other organizations linked to current or former Trump evangelical advisers received at least $17.3 million in loans from a federal rescue package designed to aid small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Those receiving loans include City of Destiny, the Florida church that Trump’s personal pastor and White House faith adviser Paula White-Cain calls home, and First Baptist Dallas, led by Trump ally and senior pastor Robert Jeffress. City of...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Congress set aside $659 billion to throw a lifeline to small businesses and organizations side-swiped by the coronavirus pandemic and to help paychecks keep flowing to workers who might otherwise head to the unemployment line. Yet that’s not exactly how it worked out. Among the 650,000 companies on the partial list of recipients released Monday by the Treasury Department were fashion designers such as Oscar de la Renta, the clothing retailer Candie’s and companies that...
    Texas – Data released by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) shows 378 Paycheck Protection Program loans valued between $5-10 million were given to Texas businesses, 25 of which are located in San Antonio. Among the San Antonio businesses that received the large payouts are Bill Miller Bar-B-Q, Joeris General Contractors, Mission Pharmacal Company, Our Lady of the Lake University of San Antonio and Thomas J Henry Law. One business in Boerne, C2 Pipeline Services, and two in San Marcos,...
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will furlough nearly 13,000 of its 20,000 employees in less than a month unless Congress steps up with over $1 billion in emergency relief, but both the House and Senate say the Trump White House has yet to make an official request that includes a dollar number, CBS News reports.  That the administration hasn’t had second thoughts about unlawfully diverting funds to Trump’s border fencing that Mexico was supposed to pay for, but his administration is delaying on...
    The Michigan Strategic Fund approved a $100 million program on July 7 that will provide grants to small businesses around Michigan working to recover from the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 virus, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced. “The COVID-19 virus has especially impacted Michigan’s food and agriculture sector. This investment will provide critical resources to ensure the safety of Michigan’s food production industry and its workforce,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “We can further our economic recovery in Michigan by...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Many local governments, nonprofit organizations and religious groups in Illinois are eligible for assistance with the economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, but most of those eligible haven’t applied. There are more than 1,300 known organizations eligible for the Public Assistance program, which reimburses up to 75 percent of the costs of the pandemic, including overtime, the purchase of personal protective equipment, testing supplies and more. But only 159 have applied for reimbursement, according to an Illinois Emergency...
    Oh deer. The city is giving its pricey Staten Island deer-vasectomy program the snip for the rest of the year due to Parks Department budget cuts. The $6.6 million program, now in its fifth year, was designed to trim the borough’s randy deer population by sterilizing bucks — but will now be put on ice until June of next year, the end of the fiscal year, the Staten Island Advance reported. City officials said they simply can’t afford it...
    Ted Johnson July 6, 2020 11:55PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Deadline. Hollywood talent agencies, law firms and production companies were among the recipients of loans under the Paycheck Protection Program, the massive program put in place by Congress to try to carry businesses and their employees through the COVID-19 crisis. Among the recipients of seven-figure loans were talent agencies Agency for the Performing Arts and The Gersh Agency,  as well as law firms including Glaser, Weil and...
    House appropriators don’t intend to substantially increase NASA’s budget, potentially jeopardizing the agency’s plans of sending astronauts back to the Moon by 2024. Today, the House Appropriations Committee released its latest funding bill for fiscal year 2021, detailing the budgets for all commerce, justice, and science agencies in the US. The bill would give NASA a total budget of $22.63 billion for next year, the same amount the agency received for 2020. However, it’s nearly $3 billion less than...
    DOWNTOWN — It’s a vicious cycle. People miss one utility bill, pay to get the water turned back on and find themselves dealing with months of late fees and missed payments. The cycle is too familiar to many low-income Chicagoans, but a new city program will offer those families lasting debt relief. The Chicago Utility Billing Relief Program will provide eligible residents with reduced water, sewer and water-sewer payments. If all reduced payments are made on time for a...
    The Louisville Cardinals have suspended basketball workouts after positive coronavirus tests. According to Jon Rothstein, the program has “temporarily suspended” basketball workouts for two weeks after two members of the program tested positive for coronavirus. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Louisville now joins a list of college athletic programs that have suspended workouts. Louisville has temporarily suspended all basketball related activities for two weeks after two program members tested positive for coronavirus, per...
    Oh deer. The city is giving its pricey Staten Island deer-vasectomy program the snip for the rest of the year due to Parks Department budget cuts. The $6.6 million program, now in its fifth year, was designed to trim the borough’s randy deer population by sterilizing bucks — but will now be put on ice until June of next year, the end of the fiscal year, the Staten Island Advance reported. City officials said they simply can’t afford it for...
    By LEAH WILLINGHAM, Associated Press/Report for America JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A company partly owned by Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves and a business where his wife works were recipients of hundreds of thousands of dollars from a federal rescue package meant to keep small businesses afloat in the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released Monday by the Treasury Department. Southern Air Conditioning & Supply Inc., where Reeves is a shareholder and Coker & Palmer, Inc., an insurance agency where his...
    A Wal-Mart package is unloaded from a trailer to be sorted at a FedEx ground hub in Hagerstown, Maryland.Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Walmarts answer to Amazon Prime will launch this month, according to a report by Voxs Recode. The big-box giant confirmed in February that it plans to roll out a membership-based program, but hasnt revealed details or perks it will use to pick up customers and stand out from competitors. According to the Recode report, the...