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Opinion: Democrats should spike the football

On Wednesday, Democrats delivered for Americans. The Covid-19 relief bill is a crucial lifeline for millions of struggling Americans that frankly should have come much sooner.

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Clyburn calls for Graham to 'go to church'

House Majority Whip James Clyburn on Wednesday blasted Sen. Lindsey Graham over his comments that aid to Black farmers in the Covid-19 relief bill are "reparations" and called for his fellow South Carolinian to get back in touch with Christianity.

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'That's reparations!': Graham reacts to aid to Black farmers

In an interview with CNN's Brianna Keilar, National Black Farmers Association John Boyd Jr. reacts to Sen. Lindsey Graham's (R-SC) comments that the billions of dollars in aid to Black Farmers in the Covid-19 relief bill are reparations.

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Obama congratulates Biden on Senate passage of his relief bill

Former President Barack Obama on Saturday congratulated President Joe Biden on the successful passage of the Covid-19 relief bill through the Senate, the administration's top legislative priority as millions of Americans continue to struggle financially amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Opinion: Biden's historic victory for America -- no thanks to GOP

President Joe Biden is on the cusp of a major legislative victory. If all goes according to plan and the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan is signed into law, Biden will have scored an early triumph in his presidency. The Covid-19 relief bill will provide a wide range of benefits, from direct payments to American families, money for vaccine development and distribution, small business relief, more substantial subsidies for the Affordable Care Act, a child tax credit, a higher Earned Income Tax Credit, federal funds for state and local governments and much more.

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Smerconish: Joe Manchin is the new John McCain

The Covid-19 relief bill only passed after Democrats satisfied the concerns of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV). CNN's Michael Smerconish says to see such a raw exercise of independent power is rare and refreshing.

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Opinion: The most important exception the Senate can make

Senators who vehemently defend the Senate's 60-vote threshold for legislation are nonetheless about to accept a simple majority of 51 votes when they decide on the Covid-19 relief bill currently being debated. That paradox is made possible through an exception to the filibuster for fiscal measures known as "reconciliation."

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Opinion: Democrats might regret this bill

The US Senate is expected to pass a $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill in the coming days before it heads to President Joe Biden's desk to be signed into law. This may seem like a major win for the new administration and congressional Democrats, but it's actually a Pyrrhic victory -- one that they may come to regret in the weeks and months ahead.

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