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Voice of America 18 May 2020

Gulf Stands Between Democrats and Republicans on Next Stimulus Package


Republicans say House stimulus plan to aid with economic fallout from COVID-19 pandemic is ‘dead on arrival,' but Pelosi is willing to negotiate #stimuluschecks

Millions of Americans have received a stimulus check as part of the $2 trillion financial stimulus package known as the CARES Act. As COVID-19 continues to ravage the country, what can citizens expect from a second stimulus check? Future stimulus packages come at a time when the Congressional Budget Office projects that the federal budget deficit will be $3.7 trillion and unemployment will average 14% in the second quarter this year. Forbes' Jack Brewster and economist James McCann weigh in on what's ahead for America's rising debt and struggling economy under the weigh of the pandemic.
Saagar Enjeti slams Nancy Pelosi for the bailout of corporate lobbyists as well as additional small-business relief that Democrats plan to include in the next coronavirus bill.
The border between Germany and Denmark runs right through the center of Rudbol. That's usually not a problem, but now farmers are, having difficulties getting access to their fields and friends and family are left to share a coffee on the border fence.
CGTN's Roee Ruttenberg and Neysun Mahboubi, a research scholar at the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at University of Pennsylvania, discuss rising tensions between China and the U.S. amid the pandemic.

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