What Will It Take to Pass More COVID Relief Now?

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, walking away.Alex Wong/Getty Images
Jim Newell: On Friday, talks between Democratic negotiators and Republican negotiators on a major coronavirus relief bill collapsed after two weeks of essentially no progress. Democrats, led by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, wanted to spend north of $3 trillion on a wide range of programs and Republicans were only willing to spend $1 trillion on a narrower range. On one of …

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