It’s Thursday, March 19. Tulsi Gabbard drops out. Congress rushes to finalize a $1 trillion rescue package to help families and shore up the U.S. economy.
In today’s newsletter: Where are the billionaires now? Plus: Catching up with a congresswoman during the pandemic.
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Remember when Michael Bloomberg spent about $500 million running for president?
As the new coronavirus pandemic craters the American economy, you, like Russell Berman, may be wondering: “If ever there were a time for billionaires, isn’t this it?”
Both Gates and Bloomberg have, through their eponymous foundations, announced commitments totalling several hundred million dollars to combat the pandemic in the U.S. and abroad. But, as of today, neither is directly funding the purchase of crucial supplies.
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How a Congresswoman is Weathering the Coronavirus Outbreak
Representative Katie Porter of California has made a name for herself before. As a freshman member of Congress who flipped a red seat in Southern California, her tough questioning of administration officials and bankers has made her a rising liberal star.