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What We’re Reading Today: Kamala’s First Day, ‘Stimulus’ Standstill, China-U.S. Friction . . . And More

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Some headlines that caught our eye.

Kamala Harris, Day 1

Kamala Harris blames Trump for severity of U.S. coronavirus outbreak: He failed to take it ‘seriously from the start’ — CNBC

Keen observers point out unusual elements of Biden’s Instagram post with Harris — Fox News

Harassment, retaliation settlements under Harris as California AG could pose problems for Democrats — Just The News

CNN editor: Biden May ‘Step Aside’ for Kamala Harris — Neonnettle.com, Via Whatfinger

Postal Reform Pain

Postal Workers Decry Changes And Cost-Cutting Measures — NPR

Postal worker union head: vote-by-mail is safe, calls attacks against USPS ‘shameful’ — Fox News

The Status Of The COVID-19 ‘Stimulus’

White House, Democrats ‘miles apart’ over coronavirus aid package, Pelosi says — Fox News

Trump holds briefing as White House, Democrats remain far apart on coronavirus relief — CNBC

Trump’s $300 unemployment benefit may take more than a month to arrive — if it comes at all — CNBC

Lockdown Hits U.K. Economy Hard

UK plunges into worst recession of any major economy — BBC News, Via YouTube

Longer lockdown drove UK to one of deepest recessions in Europe — Financial Times

China, Taiwan, U.S.

China Trains to Shoot Down Planes as U.S. Aircraft Carrier ‘Circling Near Taiwan’ — Newsweek

Taiwan Seeks to Start Free-Trade Talks With U.S. — Wall Street Journal

China to Bring Up WeChat, TikTok in Next US Trade Talks — Bloomberg News, Via Newsmax

The Economy: What’s Next?

The Environmental Cost of Green Energy — Economics21.org

Mnuchin, Kudlow: Congressional Vote Needed for Capital Gains Tax Cut — Newsmax

Experience From Other Countries Show Lockdowns Don’t Work — American Institute For Economic Research

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