Joe Biden's campaign declined to comment when I asked if he supports @KamalaHarris' plan w/ Sens. Bernie Sanders & Ed Markey to provide $2,000 every month to millions of Americans during the pandemic…
Biden's campaign also did not respond to when I asked if they support Harris' bill to halt all evictions, foreclosures, rent increases and utility shutdowns during covid

Biden adviser @econjared, however, had positive things to say about the checks idea…
Conservatives such as @Brian_Riedl are begging media not to call Harris a "moderate" given size of her spending plans

@briebriejoy says she does not have a "great deal of confidence" Harris will pull Biden left, citing Harris' complex student debt plan…
One more note: Here's what I could find on Biden's website about another round of stimulus checks/cash payments -- they "could" be included, but doesn't specify amount or whether they should be recurring

Harris has said she wants $2K/month for duration of crisis + 3 months after Image

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23 Mar
Major Biden tax hikes eyed for next bill (not final) include:

- Corporate rate 21->28%
- Global min tax to 21%
- Top income rate to 39.6%
- End fossil fuel subsidies
- Tax investment gains > $1M as wage income
- Tax assets passed on at death

Listen up folks: By “Major Biden tax hikes” I mean “significant” or “consequential” — not that Major Biden, who is a dog rather than a tax collector, will be deciding tax rates
Above is according to two White House sources on current planning but not final and we may not see details for a bit
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22 Mar
White House preps ~$3 trillion legislation w/ 2 big components:

1/ Infrastructure & clean energy.

Includes: Roads, highways, bridges, charging stations, climate resiliency, green R&D; $100B housing

2/ "Care economy" -

Includes: Pre-k; childcare; free community college
-- Overall price-tag may still change

-- Major prescription drug overhaul expected to be included (some version of Dems' HR3)

-- Look for major tax hikes as well

Confirming @jimtankersley scoop w/ a few new details, per 3 sources familiar…
Upcoming White House package also expected to push for expanded child benefit through 2025, per people familiar. That would be in the second component of the bill.…
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15 Mar
Hierarchy of news reporter tweet introductions, in descending order of value:

-- NEWS:
-- NEW:
CORRECTION: "Scooplet" should come above "NEWS" but below "BREAKING"

OK revised list based on your helpful feedback -->

-- !!!!:
-- NEWS:
-- NEW:
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11 Mar
This is the question we seem to be getting most frequently today. I've answered it before but worth answering again here, as well:
Another frequent question we're dealing with, and a potential problem for Democrats/the Biden administration to have to deal with -->
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11 Mar
Larry Kudlow, now at Fox Business, calls the Biden relief bill “LBJ Great Society to the 100th power”
Kudlow: “doesn’t this blow up the Clinton-Gingrich welfare reform and work requirements?”
“There’s nothing I can find in here that increases work requirements,” Kudlow says of the relief plan
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10 Mar
Your dogs and cats do not count for the new Child Tax Credit, as they are pets, not children
My reporting suggests this does not qualify for any of the relief provisions in the stimulus package, per multiple sources
My understanding is that the IRS might view this differently depending on the quality of the disguise

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