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Feb 3, 2021, 3:00pm EST
  • March 23, 2021

    What’s new for small businesses in the American Rescue Plan

    Restaurants and venues will soon be able to apply for dedicated grants.

  • March 23, 2021

    Democrats are hoping Covid-19 stimulus will help them defy history in the midterms

    The party in power historically loses control of at least one chamber of Congress in the midterms. Can a popular stimulus law help Democrats win?

  • March 17, 2021

    Houseless Americans are eligible for stimulus checks. Here’s how they can get their $1,400.

    Benefits don’t do any good if they don’t reach their recipients. They often don’t.

  • March 15, 2021

    Republicans shamelessly take credit for Covid relief they voted against

    And it’s not going over well.

  • March 11, 2021

    When to expect your stimulus check, and other questions, answered

    Biden just signed the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package, which includes $1,400 direct payments.

  • March 11, 2021

    The American Rescue Plan, explained

    What’s in President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package?

  • March 10, 2021

    Biden has launched the second war on poverty

    The first war on poverty cut it in half. Joe Biden could do it again.

  • March 8, 2021

    What the Covid-19 relief bill does for student loan forgiveness, explained

    Student loan forgiveness just got a big political boost in the stimulus package.

  • March 8, 2021

    The stimulus shows why the left should stop worrying and learn to love the suburban voter

    Contrary to the left’s fears, the road to redistribution runs through the suburbs.

  • March 6, 2021

    The Covid-19 stimulus bill, explained in 600 words

    Here’s what the bill tries to do — and what’s actually in it.

  • March 6, 2021

    5 winners and 3 losers in the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 stimulus bill

    Sen. Joe Manchin is a winner in the stimulus bill. Losers: deficit hawks, and people hoping for a $15 minimum wage.

  • March 6, 2021

    The Senate just passed the $1.9 trillion stimulus package. Here’s what’s in it.

    The package includes funding for stimulus checks, vaccine distribution, and school reopenings.

  • March 6, 2021

    The last-minute federal unemployment insurance compromise, briefly explained

    Sen. Joe Manchin singlehandedly pared back federal unemployment benefits in the new Covid-19 relief package.

  • March 5, 2021

    What to watch for in the Senate’s grueling vote-a-rama 

    The Senate is weighing in on the minimum wage and unemployment insurance as it holds these votes.

  • March 5, 2021

    A new Democratic plan to expand Medicaid hits a big snag: Republican governors

    The Covid-19 stimulus bill isn’t going to fix the Medicaid expansion gap.

  • March 5, 2021

    Senate Republicans are trying to drag out the stimulus process in the middle of a national emergency

    Republicans are doing what they can to delay passage of the Covid-19 relief bill.

  • March 3, 2021

    Poll: People favor expansive Covid-19 relief over a targeted bipartisan package

    Sixty-two percent of voters want Congress to pass the $1.9 trillion bill as soon as possible.

  • March 1, 2021

    Democrats’ remaining options for raising the minimum wage, explained

    Democrats haven’t given up on increasing the minimum wage just yet.

  • March 1, 2021

    The debate over state and local aid in Biden’s stimulus bill, explained

    Could some of that $350 billion be better spent elsewhere?

  • February 27, 2021

    The House passed Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package

    Democrats’ sweeping pandemic stimulus package now heads to the Senate.

  • February 24, 2021

    3 popular policies Democrats can use to fight climate change and boost the economy

    Here’s how climate policy can double as economic stimulus.

  • February 23, 2021

    What Democrats can learn from Mitt Romney

    The government shouldn’t just be generous. It should be simple too.

  • February 23, 2021

    The best stimulus idea Democrats are leaving on the table

    Pandemic relief should hinge on when the economy gets better, not an arbitrary date Congress picked for help to end.

  • February 18, 2021

    Is a supersized agenda the key to Democrats’ 2022 success — or their demise?

    How can the party best limit backlash from voters?

  • February 17, 2021

    The Covid-19 relief bill is also an Obamacare expansion bill

    Millions of Americans could gain health coverage under the Democrats’ stimulus bill.