President Trump signed into law an $8.3 billion bill for fighting the coronavirus outbreak, funding efforts to develop a vaccine and assisting local and state governments’ responses, as officials said they were also weighing steps to bolster the U.S. economy.62
Employers added 273,000 jobs in February and the jobless rate was 3.5%, but the epidemic threatens to trigger a sharp pullback in hiring after the labor market showed signs of picking up earlier this year.264
The Trump administration plans to begin taking DNA samples from migrants crossing the border or held in detention for use in a federal database, an expansion of immigration laws that is certain to raise privacy concerns.227
Super Tuesday supplied a surprising reason that Joe Biden’s coalition, so far, is larger than Bernie Sanders’s. President Trump is helping to change the Democratic electorate, making it more friendly to Mr. Biden’s style of politics.202
All the ups and downs, fire and fury, chaos and drama of the last two months have merely brought the Democratic presidential primary contest back to what it seemed destined to be at the outset: a fight between the liberal Bernie Sanders and the more moderate Joe Biden.