December 18, 2020

White House aides intervened Thursday to prevent President Trump from issuing a statement calling for substantially larger stimulus payments for millions of Americans, according to two people granted anonymity to share details of the private exchange. On a phone call Thursday afternoon, Trump told allies that he believes stimulus payments in next relief package should

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June 23, 2020

President Trump has told aides he is largely supportive of sending Americans another round of stimulus checks, believing the payments will boost the economy and help his chances at reelection in November, according to three people aware of internal administration deliberations. However, leading congressional Republicans and some senior White House officials remain skeptical of sending

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March 27, 2020

The House of Representatives prepared to vote Friday on a $2 trillion economic relief package to address fallout from the coronavirus, with scores of lawmakers begrudgingly returning to the Capitol after one GOP member threatened to raise a procedural objection. With the economy reeling, House leaders had hoped to pass the sweeping measure by a

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March 24, 2020

Coronavirus update: 398,107 infected, up from 353,692 yesterday. 17,454 dead, up from 15,430 yesterday. US leads the way in number of infections gained per day. MAGA? Can we do that soon, please? Relevant COVID-19 stories: Biden: Trump’s ‘failure of planning and preparation’ worsened coronavirus crisis Arizona Man Dies From Chloroquine Overdose After Listening to Trump

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March 13, 2020

Coronavirus update: 136,929 infected. 5,065 dead, spreads across US & globe. WHO declares it’s a pandemic. Relevant stories: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau tests positive for COVID-19; PM begins 14-day isolation U.S. Hospitals Prepare for Coronavirus, With the Worst Still to Come China government spokesman says U.S. military may have brought virus to China Brazilian president Jair

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