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Lobbyists Connected to Trump Got Clients More Than $10 Billion in Coronavirus Aid

“The swamp is alive and well in Washington, D.C."

Instacart worker Saori Okawa loads groceries into her car for home delivery on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in San Leandro, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
The Gig Economy Was Already Broken — Then the Pandemic Hit

“One week I might have seven, eight, 10 families I was shopping for. I had a week when I had no money. That’s definitely a challenge.”

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GOP Voters Say Lawmakers Shouldn’t Fight Over Abortion Rights During Coronavirus Pandemic

The Trump administration is ignoring the will of voters and telling Planned Parenthood affiliates to return loans obtained under the Paycheck Protection Program.

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Why Truckers Showed Up and Blasted Their Horns At Trump

The protest, organized by trucker Rick Santiago, was held to express truckers’ frustration over shipping rates that they say are so low that they can’t make a living.

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States Affected Most By Coronavirus Are Getting Fewer Small Business Loans

The federal government’s small business coronavirus bailout funds have disproportionately flowed to states that have had smaller outbreaks.

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Bill From Sens. Harris and Sanders Would Give Workers Up to $10,000 a Month

While the Monthly Economic Crisis Support Act is one of the most expensive ideas put forward so far in the discussion of coronavirus relief, the push for more direct financial aid to wage earners and their families has been gaining support in Congress.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks to the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
McConnell’s Refusal to Help States and Cities Could Plunge U.S. Into Depression, Experts Say

Pleas for help have gone largely unanswered thus far, even though a lack of action could lead to steep cuts in state and local services such as education, housing, and health programs