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In First Campaign Event, Kamala Harris Prosecutes Trump

August 13, 2020
Susan Davis, Asma Khalid, | NPR
Kamala Harris came out swinging, forceful in her critiques of President Trump at her first appearance on the campaign trail since Joe Biden selected her to serve as his running mate. How effective will she be in that role during the campaign? And what will President Trump's attacks look like while running against a woman of color?
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With no deal on pandemic relief bill, Trump says he’ll use executive action

August 8, 2020
Lisa Desjardins, Yamiche Alcindor | PBS NewsHour
The White House and congressional Democrats have again failed to agree on a new pandemic relief package. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer met with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, but they were unable to find a middle ground.
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How politics, personalities and price tags derailed Covid relief talks

August 8, 2020
John Bresnahan, Marianne Levine | POLITICO
Two weeks of closed-door talks — with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Schumer facing off against White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Mnuchin — failed to lead to a breakthrough on a new coronavirus relief package. The two sides remained hundreds of billions of dollars apart on overall spending for the new package, and even more important, were separated by a huge ideological chasm over what role the government should play at this point in the calamity.
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Trump says he’s examining executive orders on evictions, payroll taxes if he can’t reach deal with Democrats

August 4, 2020
Erica Werner, Karoun Demirjian, Jeff Stein | The Washington Post
President Trump said Monday that he’s looking at unilaterally taking steps to stop tenant evictions and lower payroll taxes, adding that such moves might be necessary if a new coronavirus relief bill can’t be brokered with congressional Democrats.
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Extra $600 in unemployment benefits ends as negotiations continue

August 1, 2020
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
A vital lifeline for more than 25 million Americans is about to disappear, as closed-door talks to end the $600 unemployment benefits appear to be going nowhere.
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Coronavirus relief talks hit impasse on Capitol Hill

July 30, 2020
Erica Werner, Seung Min Kim, Rachael Bade, Jeff Stein | The Washington Post
Negotiations on a new coronavirus relief bill hit an impasse on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, leaving no clear path forward even as millions of Americans face a sudden drop in unemployment benefits, and the economy teeters on the brink.
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Millions of Americans face uncertainty as $600 unemployment benefit ends

July 25, 2020
Stephanie Ruhle | NBC News
Nearly 20 million unemployed Americans face uncertainty as the $600 weekly benefit is set to end this weekend.
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Millions Have Lost Health Insurance in Pandemic-Driven Recession

July 14, 2020
Sheryl Gay Stolberg | The New York Times
The coronavirus pandemic stripped an estimated 5.4 million American workers of their health insurance between February and May, a stretch in which more adults became uninsured because of job losses than have ever lost coverage in a single year, according to a new analysis.
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