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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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Close but not yet: Deal near on COVID-19 economic aid bill

Congressional negotiators closed in Wednesday on a $900 billion COVID-19 economic relief package that would deliver additional help to businesses, $300 per week jobless checks, and $600 stimulus payments to most Americans. But there was no deal quite yet. The long-delayed measure was coming together as Capitol Hill combatants finally fashioned difficult compromises, often at

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