Senate Democrats pass Joe Biden’s $ 1.9 trillion US bailout, the fight for the $ 15 minimum wage continues, and Joe Manchin opens the door to filibuster reform. Next, Virginia State Delegate Danica Roem chats with Jon Lovett about the transgender rights fights taking place in state houses across the country.

Show Notes

Senate adopts Covid relief

  • Politics: Senate approves Biden’s $ 1.9 trillion pandemic contingency plan
  • NYT: Divided Senate adopts Biden pandemic aid plan
  • NYT: What is in the stimulus bill? A guide to where the $ 1.9 trillion is going
  • WaPo: What’s in the Senate’s $ 1.9 trillion covid bill: checks, UI and more
  • CNN: Here’s what’s in the Senate stimulus plan
  • NYT: In the Stimulus Bill, a political revolution in child welfare
  • WaPo: Calculate how much you would get from the expanded child tax credit
  • NY Mag: What will parents get from the COVID-19 relief bill?
  • NPR: With one gesture, Congress could lift millions of children out of poverty NYT: Private insurance wins Democrats’ first attempt to extend health coverage
  • NBC News: Obamacare would get major (and silent) overhaul in Covid relief bill
  • CNBC: 11 million families are threatened with eviction, reports the CFPB. Here’s how the US bailout is helping
  • SHRM: The revival bill provides for a considerable reduction in the financing of pensions
  • HuffPo: Democrats’ coronavirus relief plan could save millions of pensions
  • Axes: Senate COVID Relief Bill Paves Way For Student Debt Cancellation Through Executive Action
  • WSJ: Senate bill would remove barrier to student loan forgiveness
  • Politics: Biden Uses Keep It Simple, Stupid Strategy For Quick Success
  • WaPo: ‘We need the government’: Biden’s $ 1.9 trillion relief plan reflects seismic shifts in US policy
  • WaPo: Biden’s stimulus injects money into Americans, sharply reducing poverty and favoring individuals over businesses
  • NYT Analysis: To optimize the economy, Biden bets on the poor
  • NYT: Here’s how the Senate slashed Biden’s stimulus package
  • USA today: Some House progressives are not happy with the Senate version of the COVID relief program. Here is what has changed.
  • CNBC: The Senate just adopted the US bailout, here’s how it differs from the House version
  • CNBC: Some Americans Are Frustrated That Senate Can Limit Eligibility For Stimulus Payments Of $ 1,400: “That’s A Slap In The Face”
  • NPR: Senate Democrats and White House agree to tighten income limits for stimulus checks
  • WaPo: Biden limits eligibility for stimulus payments under pressure from moderate Senate Democrats
  • Politics: Manchin dismisses concerns he lost relief package
  • CNN: How Democrats miscalculated Manchin and later won him back
  • Vox: The Federal Last Minute Unemployment Insurance Compromise, Briefly Explained
  • CNBC: Democrats reach deal on unemployment aid, allowing $ 1.9 trillion relief bill to go forward
  • Politics: ‘I have no idea what he’s doing’: Manchin puzzled over Covid aid power play
  • Politics8 Democrats defect over $ 15 minimum wage hike
  • Axes: 8 Senate Democrats vote against adding $ 15 minimum wage to COVID relief
  • Slate: Eight Democrats Join All Republicans In Taking A Position Against The $ 15 Minimum Wage
  • HuffPo: Sinema slammed for exaggerated thumbs down on $ 15 minimum wage
  • The hill: Manchin: Every Senate member thinks minimum wage should increase
  • WSJ: Lower Democrats’ Minimum Wage Could Start Talks With Republicans
  • Slate: Why Republicans might be open to a minimum wage hike
  • Politics: White House weighs down minimum wage negotiations with Republicans
  • NYT: Republicans grappling with minimum wage hike
  • Business intern: This map shows the last time every state raised its minimum wage
  • National labor law project: INCREASE FROM CTE TO CTE IN 2021
  • The hill: GOP targets voting initiatives after gradual victories
  • NYT: After Stimulus’ victory in the Senate, reality sinks into: bipartisanship is dead
  • WaPo Notice: Opinion: Newsflash: Biden actually governs in a bipartisan way
  • WaPo: Murkowski appears at the center of Biden’s effort to find GOP support for his agenda
  • Politics: ‘Check partisanship at the gate’: Biden finds GOP allies for bailout money
  • NY Mag: COVID-19 Stimulus Bill May Help Biden Transform Politics
  • NYT: Republicans won blue collar votes. They don’t offer much in return.
  • Politics: Biden Uses Keep It Simple, Stupid Strategy For Quick Success
  • Messaging: Here’s how to help sell the US bailout
  • Mother Jones: Joe Biden is already starting his victory lap
  • The hill: Democrats brace for PR battle over COVID-19 relief
  • NBC News: Biden’s address to Congress could be pushed back to promote Covid relief
  • WSJ: Biden Allies to launch advocacy group to promote Covid-19 relief plan, other policies (2/17)

And after

  • Politics: Manchin wants to make obstruction ‘painful’ to use
  • Vox: Joe Manchin opens door to filibuster reform
  • NY Mag: Joe Manchin says he could reform filibuster and save American democracy
  • CNN: Biden opposes filibuster despite rocky road for some legislative priorities in Senate
  • NY Mag: How Democrats Can Turn Filibuster Reform into a ‘Soft’ Option
  • WaPo Notice: Democrats can’t kill filibuster. But they can empty it.
  • Vox: How to fix the Senate without breaking down the filibuster
  • Vox: 5 ideas to reform the obstruction that Joe Manchin could actually support
  • Axes: Representative Clyburn calls for filibuster loophole for voting rights
  • WaPo: Election Wars Coming to Capitol Hill: Democrats Consider National Election Overhaul Amid GOP Crackdown
  • LA Times Op-Ed: Op-Ed: How a Filing Voting Exception Could Help Consolidate Our Democracy
  • NY Mag: Why Democrats must stop filibuster from killing voting rights
  • WaPo: Pressure mounts on Biden to end filibuster
  • Axes: Democrats consider reconciliation for immigration
  • Axes: Exclusive: Bernie ready to roll on the roads

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