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Biden’s Spending Plan Puts Swing State Dems in a Bind

Impeachment is easy. Governing is hard. That may be the lesson Democrats on Capitol Hill are about to learn as President-elect Biden prepares to take office. While the impeachment vote got most of the publicity, the biggest news of the past few days was Joe Biden’s prime-time TV rollout of his $1.9. trillion COVID-19 spending plan.

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A pandemic atlas: USA by the numbers, telling and horrifying

Month after dismal month, Americans have been inundated by an ever-rising tide of devastating numbers. Hundreds of thousands of deaths. Tens of million unemployed. By mid-December, five in every 100 Americans — more than 16 million — had been infected by COVID-19. Those numbers testify to a historic tragedy. But they don’t fully capture the

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