Associated Press/Photo by J. Scott Applewhite

Crowds jeer as Trump visits Supreme Court

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 9/24/20, 05:03 pm

WASHINGTON—Hundreds gathered on the steps of the Supreme Court on Thursday to pay their respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday. When President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived, some of the crowd booed them and shouted, “Vote him out!” White House press secretary Kaleigh McEnany said later, “The chants were appalling but certainly to be expected when you’re in the heart of the swamp.”

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Keith Srakocic (file)

Here today, foreclosed tomorrow

Politics | Landlords, lenders feel the strain of economic relief measures
by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/24/20, 03:30 pm

WASHINGTON—The pandemic unexpectedly disrupted the housing market and Gina Lee’s real estate business in Northern Virginia. The day after coordinating one sale, she had to cancel it because the buyer got laid off.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Manuel Elias/UN

UN General Assembly goes virtual

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 9/22/20, 05:02 pm

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani compared U.S. sanctions on his country to the treatment of George Floyd, the African American man who died in late May after a police officer knelt on his neck in Minneapolis. President Donald Trump announced plans to reimpose economic penalties on Iran on Monday. In a pre-recorded speech to the UN General Assembly, Rouhani described U.S. behavior as “the feet of arrogance on the neck of independent nations.” The UN allowed one diplomat from each nation to attend in person to introduce his or her respective leader’s remarks, delivered via video.

Read more