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  1. stimulus legislation
    A Nightmare COVID Winter Could Force a GOP Awakening on StimulusBlocking relief when the economy was rebounding was one thing. Doing it through a long winter of packed hospitals and closed stores may be another.
  2. the top line
    The Stock Market Loves the Idea of McConnell Blocking Biden’s PlansStocks are up huge on a day when it looks like we’ll have a Democratic president and GOP Senate.
  3. politics
    Hopes for a Stimulus Deal Before the Election Are DeadThe economy is on its own until January or later.
  4. dollars and sense
    Biden Can Stimulate the Economy Right After He Wins — No Waiting for JanuaryPresident Trump just killed any hope of more relief before Election Day. There is a glimmer of hope though.
  5. the top line
    Why Airlines Are Getting Ready for Huge LayoffsThe layoff announcement from American is part warning and part threat.
  6. the law
    Trump’s COVID-19 Executive Actions Are Likely Legal, But That’s a Small ReliefThough fears about the constitutionality of Trump’s executive actions are probably overblown, his latest political stunt still poses a serious threat.
  7. stimulus legislation
    Long-Stalled Stimulus Negotiations Lurch Forward Down a Difficult PathThe two parties share a sense of urgency and a commitment to a second set of checks for taxpayers, but are otherwise at odds about COVID-19 relief.
  8. stimulus legislation
    Trump Calls for Limiting COVID Relief to Less NeedyThe White House is pushing to cut unemployment benefits, keep the stimulus bill under $1 trillion — and give a big tax cut to people with jobs.
  9. recession
    Send Money to the States AlreadyBy withholding fiscal aid to states ravaged by the coronavirus, congressional Republicans are driving us toward a depression.
  10. the economy
    GOP Vows to Kill Only Thing Keeping Economy (and Trump) AfloatThanks to enhanced unemployment benefits — which Republicans are fighting to end — personal income actually rose in the U.S. last month.
  11. vision 2020
    If He Wants to Save the Country, Biden Needs to Understand Obama’s FailuresIf he wins, Biden will face challenges more daunting than those Obama faced, and failed to vanquish, in 2009. He’ll need to aim higher.
  12. stimulus legislation
    Trump to Pelosi: I’ll Help GOP Governors If You Cut Taxes on RichThe president is open to providing a little more aid to states (something many Republicans want) in exchange for capital gains tax cuts.
  13. stimulus legislation
    Why Your Coronavirus Stimulus Check Isn’t Here YetThe deadline to give the IRS direct-deposit information is Wednesday at noon.
  14. conservatism
    The GOP Isn’t Cynical Enough to Save Us From a DepressionFor Republicans, some things are more important than winning an election — and denying aid to vulnerable workers is one of them.
  15. money
    Steve Mnuchin, American WinnerThe Treasury Secretary embodies the plutocratic principle that a crisis is a terrible thing to waste.
  16. vision 2020
    The GOP Is Sabotaging Trump’s Reelection CampaignCongressional Republicans are fighting tooth and nail to help Joe Biden by making the economy weaker.
  17. conservatism
    It’s Insane That Federal Aid to States Is a Partisan IssueThe GOP is effectively treating “let’s make sure Oklahoma can afford to pay police officers” as an outrageous Democratic demand.
  18. stimulus legislation
    Dems Must Not Approve Further Stimulus Until These 3 Demands Are MetThe party must seize its last, best chance to protect the integrity of our elections and honor the sacrifices of essential workers.
  19. the top line
    Here’s Why So Many Planes Are Still Flying, Nearly EmptySchedule reductions haven’t lined up with the drop in demand amid COVID-19, as obstacles like logistics, DOT obligations, and algae get in the way.
  20. bailouts
    The Small-Business Bailout Just Got a Lot BetterFirms with fewer than 500 employees can walk into any FDIC bank and collect enough money to cover eight weeks of payroll on Uncle Sam’s dime.
  21. the top line
    The $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package Should Work — for NowThe unemployment expansion and loans to businesses will help keep Americans afloat, but state governments are going to need more money down the line.
  22. coronavirus
    Trump: Expel Congressman From GOP for Threatening to Hold Up Stimulus VoteKentucky congressman Thomas Massie drew Trump’s ire for trying to force a roll-call vote on the coronavirus stimulus package.
  23. the top line
    Today’s 3.3 Million Job Losses Is Just the StartWhile the initial unemployment claims figure released on Thursday is shockingly high, it also is probably low.
  24. the top line
    GOP Senators’ Objection to Expanded Unemployment Benefits Makes Little SenseWork incentives are just such an odd place to focus one’s attention right now. Currently, we need less work in America.
  25. coronavirus
    Pelosi Offers House Plan As Senate Fights Over Coronavirus Economic Relief BillHouse bill may work its way into Senate negotiations, or could serve as an alternative if Republicans prevail in the upper chamber.
  26. the national interest
    Democrats Should Vote Down Trump’s Corrupt Stimulus Slush FundMitch McConnell wants to give Trump $500 billion to hand out as he pleases.
  27. coronavirus
    Lobbyists Swarm as Congress Prepares Massive Aid BillWhen the dinner bell rings, all sorts of hungry industries are making a case that they need help.
  28. coronavirus
    Pelosi Gets Deal With Trump on Coronavirus Economic ResponseIt took some Democratic concessions and white-knuckle negotiations, but Pelosi got paid leave, free testing, and other benefits.
  29. coronavirus
    GOP in Disarray As House Nears Vote on Coronavirus Relief BillTrump won’t talk to Pelosi, so negotiations with the administration are indirect.