Day 14: Apparently Joe’s Wandering Aimlessly Around the West Wing. Seriously.

Two weeks in, Biden relishes a good stroll around the West Wing—but hasn’t had an opportunity to phone the families of fallen officers. The Latest on COVID Relief. Biden has said he is open to lowering the threshold for direct payments, but not reducing the check to less than $1,400, while Republicans lobby for a smaller check AND a much lower threshold of $40,000. (Either proposal for better aid targeting constitutes a far cry from Biden’s tantalizing earlier suggestion of $2,000.) Biden’s willingness to talk with Republicans does not signal a deceleration, however; Senate Democrats have held a vote on