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The Daily BeastMar 07, 2021
Tapper Confronts Manchin: 'Why Were You Fighting for Less Help' During 'Cruel Economic Time'?
CNNCNN anchor Jake Tapper relentlessly grilled Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) on Sunday morning over the conservative Democrat's push to water down the recently passed coronavirus relief bill, wondering aloud why the West Virginia lawmaker fought so hard for "less help" during this "cruel economic time."

Prior to Saturday's passage of the massive bill, which if signed into law will provide $1400 stimulus checks to tens of millions of Americans, the process was brought to a 12-hour standstill during the Senate's nearly daylong "vote-a-rama." This amounted in large part to Democrats working frantically to win support from Manchin. After forcing modifications to the bill that included a reduction in the duration and amount of expanded unemployment benefits, Manchin eventually relented and voted in support of the sweeping relief package.

Manchin, who appeared on four separate news shows on Sunday morning, found himself immediately confronted by Tapper over his push to weaken the bill during his interview on CNN's State of the Union.

Read more at The Daily Beast.



Washington Post PoliticsMar 06, 2021
White House fires Trump EEOC official after she refuses to step down
The move is part of a push to oust controversial Trump appointees who were seen by some Democrats as hostile to the mission of the agencies they served.
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