Biden's dilemma in virus aid fight: Go big or go bipartisan
FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2021, file photo President Joe Biden speaks about the economy in the State Dinning Room of the White House in Washington. One featured a public show of trying to reach across the political aisle, with bipartisan rhetoric and a White House invitation for Republican senators. But it's more likely that the White House will need to choose between the two extremes. “President Biden’s got some pretty big tests in front of him when it comes to domestic policy. AdThe process of securing the $787 billion package — aid broadly credited for helping boost an economy in free fall — left a bad taste for the Obama-Biden White House.
Oregon, New Mexico order lockdowns as other states resist
Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico said in imposing a two-week stay-at-home order. Nevada Democratic Gov. In Montana, where cases are up more than 16% in the past week, Democratic Gov. Democratic Gov. Some economists say the crisis has been falsely portrayed as a choice between the economy and public health.
Biden to focus on economic plans, inequality in weeks ahead
To have true justice in America, we need economic justice, Biden said this week in Philadelphia. The former vice president says the plans to be unveiled later this month will focus on housing, education and access to capital. Biden, who ran a centrist campaign to win the primary, was moving to the left on some economic issues before the virus hit. But as Biden and other alumni of the Obama administration can attest, grand ambitions sometimes meet more challenging realities. Austan Goolsbee, Obamas chief economic adviser during the 2008 campaign who later served on the Council of Economic Advisers, noted there was a similar concern during those years that simply reacting to the economic crisis could take the focus off progressive priorities.