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Where Are the Checks?

A stimulus status update.

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This week, Senate Republicans offered President Joe Biden a stimulus deal one-third the size of the administration’s plan. With a compromise looking less likely, Democrats might have to resort to reconciliation to get it passed—a process fraught with headaches.

Guest: Jordan Weissmann, Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Davis Land, Danielle Hewitt, and Elena Schwartz

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The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

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  • Mary Harris is the host and managing editor of What Next, Slate's new daily news podcast. She has reported throughout the public radio system, for NPR, Marketplace, and WNYC.

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