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Covid 19 Stimulus

  1. american rescue plan
    Ideology Is Still at Heart of the Red-State Refusal to Expand MedicaidTwelve states still refuse generous Medicaid expansion incentives. The excuse that it’s about money no longer applies, thanks to the latest stimulus.
  2. politics
    Biden’s Steady Popularity Depends on Near-Universal Democratic SupportBiden seems to have figured out how to keep his party happy without mobilizing the opposition. But avoiding midterm losses will still be tricky.
  3. budget reconciliation
    Democrats Get One More Big Bill This Year That Cannot Be FilibusteredThe Senate Parliamentarian agrees with Schumer’s multiple-reconciliation-bill theory, which could make Republican obstruction irrelevant.
  4. gavin newsom
    Poll Shows Gavin Newsom Is Well-Positioned for RecallIn a deep-blue state, Republicans alone cannot beat the California governor.
  5. voting rights
    Manchin Values Bipartisanship Over Voting RightsThe West Virginian doesn’t seem interested in voting rights if it means filibuster reform — unless he’s setting up a test Republicans will fail.
  6. covid-19 stimulus
    Stimulus Spurs New Push for Red-State Medicaid ExpansionWith Medicaid expansion really becoming a fiscal no-brainer, even states like Alabama and Wyoming are considering it.
  7. politics
    What Will Be in the Next Big Democratic Bill?Deciding what can and can’t go into the next budget reconciliation bill will be a real and consequential puzzle for Democrats.
  8. politics
    How Biden Could Bypass Republican State GovernmentsNo one since Johnson and Nixon has tried to direct federal dollars specifically to cities and counties in hostile states, but Biden may consider it.
  9. stimulus checks
    Third Stimulus Checks: Everything You Need to KnowPresident Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief package includes $1,400 stimulus checks. Here’s who’s eligible and when the payments should arrive.
  10. politics
    Biden Builds Popularity by Focusing on COVID Relief PlanThe COVID-19 stimulus is more popular than Biden himself. That is the key to his stable job-approval rating so far.
  11. politics
    The 3 Dumbest Arguments Against Biden’s Stimulus BillThe ideas that Democrats are “ramming” a “liberal wish list” that the country cannot afford don’t bear much scrutiny.
  12. covid-19 stimulus
    What Will Parents Get From the COVID-19 Relief Bill?Between a third stimulus check and enhanced child tax credits, low-to-moderate-income parents will get a lot of help — though it could be temporary.
  13. covid-19 stimulus
    The Four-Year Swing That Saved America’s Safety NetBiden’s COVID stimulus bill is even more impressive when you remember the assault on poor people Republicans failed to enact in 2017.
  14. covid-19 stimulus
    The COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Can Help Biden Transform PoliticsSome white working-class voters just want to see that government works for them, too. The relief bill could bring them back to the Democratic Party.
  15. covid-19 stimulus
    Senate Likely to Vote on COVID-19 Stimulus Package This WeekendDemocrats are already accepting changes in the bill to preempt Republican amendments, and Sanders’s minimum wage bid has already been defeated.
  16. politics
    Give Biden a BreakThe left and the media have lost perspective. He’s soon going to sign an enormous, progressive stimulus bill and get his Cabinet confirmed.
  17. bipartisanship
    Poor Susan Collins Can’t Get That Partisan Joe Biden to Abandon His AgendaRepublicans want to pursue the bipartisanship of a Biden U-turn.
  18. covid-19 stimulus
    House Prepares to Pass Biden’s COVID Relief Bill This WeekThe bill should easily clear this first hurdle, but there will probably be more drama in the Senate.
  19. american rescue plan
    Democrats Get Down to Writing Biden’s Stimulus BillNow comes the hard part: writing Biden’s plans into legislation, and getting a reconciliation bill through a narrowly divided Congress.
  20. covid-19 stimulus
    ‘Vote-a-Rama’ Is the Price Democrats Must Pay to Avoid the FilibusterDozens of Republican amendments will get pro forma votes in a session that will stretch into the wee hours. It’s all mostly fake drama.
  21. covid-19 stimulus
    Republicans Offer Another Very Skinny Stimulus ProposalBiden has agreed to talk to the Republican senators, but a deal is unlikely unless he maintains the freedom to quickly follow up with a partisan bill.
  22. politics
    Pelosi Tries to Embarrass Trump Backers With Vote on $2,000 Stimulus ChecksDemocrats staged a show vote on the president’s demand, which by passing the House could create a very awkward vote for Senate Republicans.
  23. covid-19 stimulus
    Second Stimulus Deal May Be Last Gasp of BipartisanshipDemocratic underperformance in the election and Republican underestimation of the pandemic made a deal possible. But don’t count on much else.
  24. covid-19 stimulus
    Congress Finalizes Stimulus Deal: UpdatesCongress will vote on the new COVID-19 relief package and omnibus on Monday.
  25. austerity
    Republicans Remember to Care About the Deficit at the Worst Possible MomentAfter taking a few years off, Republican austerity warriors are trying to shrink the stimulus bill at the last possible moment and hamstring Biden.
  26. covid-19 stimulus
    Trump Nearly Blew Up Stimulus Talks With Demand for a Big Second CheckTrump wants the kind of spending that horrifies most of his closest allies in Congress.
  27. coronavirus stimulus
    Congress Close to a Deal on Second Stimulus Package: What We KnowWith time running out, the two parties appear near a compromise attached to a stopgap spending bill.
  28. congress
    Congress and Trump Will Keep Bickering Through the HolidaysEndless wrangling over spending and stimulus and a likely Trump veto of a defense-policy bill are casting a pall over a holiday-decorated Capitol.
  29. covid-19 stimulus
    Hawley to Trump: Veto Any Stimulus Bill With No Second CheckCongress is considering a stimulus deal along with a stopgap spending bill, but negotiators remain stuck. Maybe Hawley and Trump can produce movement.
  30. covid-19 stimulus
    Democrats Revive Stimulus NegotiationsPelosi and Schumer are accepting a modest compromise bill as the basis for talks. If McConnell plays ball, it can happen fast.
  31. democrats in disarray
    The Election Should Reduce, Not Increase, Democratic InfightingGiven the likely balance of power in the Senate, there’s less for party to fight about than it expected.
  32. covid-19 stimulus
    Another Day of Overtime Stimulus Talks Ends With No DealBoth sides are accusing the other of “moving the goal posts,” but in the end, it’s Trump who needs a preelection announcement.