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President Trump to Appear on “Meet the Press” Sunday

first_imgPresident Trump will appear this Sunday on “Meet the Press,” with Chuck Todd his first NBC interview since he sat down with anchor Lester Holt in 2017.Trump’s sit down with Holt generated a flurry of headlines. It was in that interview that Trump said he was thinking of the “Russia thing” when he decided to fire James Comey as FBI director.It will be Trump’s first time on the Sunday morning news show since he became president, CNN reported on Thursday.His last appearance occurred on August 2015.The sit-down comes days before NBC will host the first round of Democratic presidential candidate debates in Miami next Wednesday and Thursday.Trump spent 30 hours with ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos in a highly teased interview that aired Sunday evening.The “Meet the Press” appearance will air one week after ABC News aired a prime time special featuring an interview with Trump.last_img read more


DeSantis: New Federal Relief is Ahead for Unemployed Floridians

first_imgBenefits would be retroactive to August 1 of this year.Eligible individuals would include those receiving:-State Reemployment Assistance, including Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) and Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service members (UCX);-Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC);-Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA);-Extended Benefits (EB);-Short-Time Compensation (STC);-Trade Readjustment Allowance (TRA); and-Payments under the Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) program.The new federal program is being provided from FEMA disaster relief funds. Residents of Florida could soon join those of many other states across the country that are getting a new boost in their unemployment benefits.That’s because Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that the state is about to apply to for the federal Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program.It covers people who are already eligible for Reemployment Assistance on or after August 1. The benefit would be $300 per week, in addition to other benefits claimants may already be receiving.The previous federal assistance program, which provided $600 per week to unemployed individuals who lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, expired July 31 and was not renewed or extended by Congress.“On behalf of Floridians who are continuing to face challenges finding employment, I would like to thank President Trump for providing additional funding while they get back on their feet,” according to Gov. DeSantis. “We appreciate the opportunity to provide this temporary assistance through the Lost Wages Assistance program.”In order to be eligible for the new benefit when the state obtains federal approval, claimants must be receiving at least $100 each week from an approved Reemployment Assistance program. They will also be required to provide full or partial unemployment due to the pandemic.COVID-19 Gov. DeSantis Announces Florida’s Participation in the Federal Lost Wages Assistance Program. Pending federal approval, this will allow Florida to offer an additional $300 per week to eligible Reemployment Assistance claimants. pic.twitter.com/xjXVNVIRKJ— Linda Stewart (@LindaStewartFL) August 26, 2020last_img read more