POLITICAL WRAP: Stimulus on Hold as President Trump Pushes for $2,000 Checks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The stimulus bill remains unsigned as President Trump digs in on his demand to increase direct payments to Americans.

“I am asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 dollars to $2,000 dollars or $4,000 dollars for a couple. I’m also asking Congress to immediately get rid of the wasteful and unnecessary items from this legislation,” the President said last week.

Blame Game Over Hacking Culprit, Deal Reached on Covid Relief Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lawmakers have reached a deal on a Covid-19 Relief package.

The 900 billion dollar package includes extra funding for Covid testing, federal loans to help keep small businesses open, and stimulus checks to those struggling to pay for food or rent.

This will be the second largest government stimulus package in history.

And, the blame game.  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced it was Russia that hacked into several U.S. Government agencies.

But, President Trump disagrees and blames China for the attack.

WCCB Charlotte Contributor, Mary C. Curtis weighs in on the latest headlines.

POLITICAL WRAP: Electoral College Meets Monday; Latest on COVID Vaccine

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Monday, the Electoral College will meet to formally cast their ballots for President and Vice President of the United States.

It comes just days after the Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit by the Texas Attorney General to overturn millions of votes.

Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis has more on this and the latest on the arrival of the COVID vaccine, in the video above.

POLITICAL WRAP: Will Governor Cooper Re-Implement COVID Restrictions?

And in Washington, what’s the latest on efforts for another stimulus package?

Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis has more in the video above.

POLITICAL WRAP: Will Holiday Travel Lead to More COVID Cases?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Dr. Anthony Fauci says the U.S. could see “surge upon surge” of coronavirus cases in the weeks to come.

He also says the arrival of vaccines offer “a light at the end of the tunnel.”

Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis gives us her take.

POLITICAL WRAP: Will People Follow CDC Thanksgiving Recommendations?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Dr. Anthony Fauci is explaning why people should limit family and social gatherings this Thanksgiving. But will people ignore CDC recommendations?

Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis has more in the video above.

POLITICAL WRAP: COVID-19 & the Presidential Transition

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Dr. Anthony Fauci says “it would be better” if health officials in the Trump administration could start working with the incoming Biden-Harris team on the country’s efforts to battle COVID-19.

It comes as President Trump refuses to concede and marchers converge on Washington to support him.

Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis has more in the video above.

POLITICAL WRAP: Biden Prepares Transition; Trump Refuses to Concede

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – After an historic election, President-Elect Joe Biden is preparing his transition team, while President Donald Trump and his closest allies, refuse to concede.

With the results showing a divided nation, how can the country come together?

Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis gives us her take in the video above.

POLITICAL WRAP: Two Days until the Election

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Two days until Election Day and early voting records show a tight race and an involved electorate.

Candidates and their families are flooding North Carolina in the closing days of the campaign.

So, will we know the results on Election Night?

Some political experts say we might not know who won for days or weeks.

Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis gives us her take as we approach Election Day.

POLITICAL WRAP: Comparing COVID Responses; Supreme Court Nominee Vote on Monday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The parties, taking different approaches as the U.S. reaches a daily record high number of COVID cases.

Meantime, Vice President Mike Pence remains on the campaign trail, despite several of his aides testing positive.

Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis has more on this and on Monday’s expected conformation of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.