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Jess Bidgood

Jess Bidgood is a national political reporter in the Globe’s Washington bureau, where she covers campaigns, Congress and how the workings of Washington (or lack thereof) influence people’s lives around the country. She previously spent seven years covering New England for the New York Times, and began her journalism career at WBUR and WGBH. She lives in Washington and misses Somerville.

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Coronavirus consumes Trump’s presidency — and Biden’s plan to take him on this spring

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The 2020 election is now likely to turn on Trump’s handling of the crisis. And some analysts say Biden could benefit from the disproportionate focus on Trump.

In states’ coronavirus response, a red/blue divide

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In the two cities of Bristol, the left side of a main road is in Virginia, the right side is in Tennessee and the yellow line down the middle of the road is both a state border and a new frontier in this country’s uneven response to the coronavirus outbreak that often is breaking down along partisan lines.

Senate approves $2 trillion coronavirus relief package

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With the coronavirus death toll mounting and the country facing a recession or worse, the Senate on Wednesday passed the largest economic relief package in US history, a $2 trillion infusion to steady the cratering economy.

The country needs medical supplies. Will Trump compel companies to make them?

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President Trump's failure to order the manufacturing of masks, ventilators and other equipment has baffled lawmakers of both parties and angered medical professionals.