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  • Republicans in Disarray on Coronavirus Relief Bill

    By Michael Rainey

    Republican efforts to develop a coherent plan for the next coronavirus relief bill got off to a rough start Tuesday, with lawmakers and the White House unable to agree on even basic elements of the...

  • Prices of packaged sausages are displayed on digital price tags at a 365 by Whole Foods Market grocery store ahead of its opening day in Los Angeles, U.S., May 24, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Food Stamp Enrollment Soars Amid Pandemic

    By Michael Rainey

    About 43 million people are now receiving food stamps, and millions more could soon turn to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program if Congress allows enhanced unemployment benefits to expire...

  • What's in the GOP's New Coronavirus Relief Plan?

    Congress is back in Washington this week and getting down to the difficult task of negotiating the next, and potentially final, coronavirus relief package. The parties are far apart, with House...

  • Trump’s Fact-Challenged Interview With Fox News

    President Trump gave a combative, mind-bending, fact-twisting interview to “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace. In the interview, which aired Sunday, Trump made a number of comments that generated...

  • Defund the Pentagon? Views From Left and Right

    By Michael Rainey

    Politico published dueling op-eds this week on the topic of reducing funding for the Pentagon. Andrew Lautz of the National Taxpayers Union and Jonathan Bydlak of the R Street Institute provide a...