Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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Congress says stimulus deal almost ready

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/24/20, 12:50 pm

WASHINGTON—Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said just before noon on Tuesday that negotiators likely will agree on an economic relief package in the next few hours. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin met with Schumer six times on Monday and was at the Capitol again on Tuesday to hammer out a bill designed to ease economic stress during the coronavirus outbreak. The proposal, with a price tag of almost $2 trillion, failed a second time in the Senate on Monday.

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Justices weigh in on insanity defense

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/24/20, 11:50 am

WASHINGTON—States do not have to stick to a particular insanity test in criminal cases, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Monday. Lawyers for James Kahler, who shot and killed four members of his family in 2009 in Burlingame, Kan., argued that the state of Kansas violated his due process rights by rejecting his argument that his depression made him unable to distinguish right from wrong.

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Stimulus bill fails a second time

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/23/20, 03:44 pm

WASHINGTON—Democrats once again thwarted a massive economic recovery proposal in the Senate on Monday. The $1.8 trillion package failed on a 49-46 vote, falling 11 votes short of the needed 60 to pass. The Republican majority turned out in smaller numbers because several GOP senators are in isolation after contracting or being exposed to COVID-19, the disease that caused the financial devastation in the first place. Sen.

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